Crusaders start the defence of their Danske Bank Premiership title on Saturday 4 August (c) Presseye

KEY DATES FOR 2018/2019 SEASON

The NI Football League can announce the key dates for the Danske Bank Premiership, Bluefin Sport Championship, Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League and BetMcLean League Cup ahead of the fixtures release date on Friday 29 June.

 

Danske Bank Premiership

Fixtures release date: Friday 29 June 2018

Opening round of fixtures: Saturday 4 August 2018

Festive fixtures: Wednesday 26 December 2018, Saturday 29 December 2018 & Tuesday 1 January 2019

Final round of fixtures before 'split': Saturday 23 March 2019

Final round of fixtures: Saturday 27 April 2019

European Playoff fixtures: Friday 3 May 2019 - Saturday 11 May 2019

Premiership Promotion & Relegation Playoff dates: Friday 3 May 2019 & Monday 6 May 2019

 

Bluefin Sport Championship

Fixtures release date: Friday 29 June 2018

Opening round of fixtures: Saturday 11 August 2018

Festive fixtures: Wednesday 26 December 2018 & Saturday 29 December 2018.

Final round of fixtures before 'split': 12 January 2019

Final round of fixtures: Saturday 27 April 2019

Championship Promotion & Relegation Playoff dates: Tuesday 30 April 2019

 

Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League

Fixtures release date: Friday 29 June 2018

Opening round of fixtures: Saturday 18 August 2018

Festive fixtures: Saturday 29 December 2018

Final round of fixtures: Saturday 27 April 2019

 

BetMcLean League Cup

First round: Saturday 4 August 2018

Second round: Tuesday 28 August 2018

Third round: Tuesday 9 October 2018

Quarter finals: Monday 12 November 2018

Semi finals: Tuesday 4 December 2018

Final: Saturday 16 February 2019