The Bluefin Sport Championship post-split fixtures have been released following the conclusion of the regular 22-game season on Tuesday night.

Institute, currently enjoying a nine-point cushion at the top of the table, kick-off the second part of the campaign at home to nearest challengers HW Welders on February 10th.

Meanwhile, at the Showgrounds, third-placed Newry City host Clifford Adams' Ballyclare Comrades with both sides locked together on 39 points.

The remaining Section A game sees Loughgall clash with Portadown at Lakeview Park.

Moving into Section B Larne, who just missed out on a top six spot despite a long unbeaten run, welcome Knockbreda to Inver Park, PSNI travel to the North-West to face Limavady United and bottom duo Dergview and Lurgan Celtic meet at Darragh Park with just a point separating them.

The opening round of post-split fixtures reads:-

Saturday, 10th February, 2018 (kick-off 3pm)
Section A
Institute v. HW Welders
Loughgall v. Portadown
Newry City v. Ballyclare Comrades

Section B
Dergview v. Lurgan Celtic
Larne v. Knockbreda
Limavady United v. PSNI

Click here to download the full fixture list.