Glentoran up first for the Bannsiders

Coleraine will entertain Glentoran in the opening game of the season. �William Cherry / Presseye
Coleraine will entertain Glentoran in the opening game of the season. �William Cherry / Presseye

Coleraine will take on Glentoran in the opening fixture of the 2015/16 season.

The fixtures, which have just been released, see the Bannsiders face a tough opening month with away games at Cliftonville and Ballymena United as well as a home game against Linfield.

Champions Crusaders visit The Showgrounds on September 19th.

Coleraine will host derby rivals Ballymena in the traditional Boxing Day fixture this year.

Full list of fixtures

08/08/15 Glentoran (h)

12/08/15 Cliftonville (a)

15/08/15 Ballymena Utd (a)

22/08/15 Linfield (h)

29/08/15 Ballinamallard Utd (h)

05/09/15 Dungannon Swifts (a)

12/09/15 Glenavon (a)

19/09/15 Crusaders (h)

26/09/15 Portadown (a)

03/10/15 Warrenpoint Town (h)

10/10/15 Carrick Rangers (a)

17/10/15 Dungannon Swifts (h)

24/10/15 Cliftonville (h)

31/10/15 Glentoran (a)

07/11/15 Portadown (h)

14/11/15 Warrenpoint Town (a)

21/11/15 Carrick Rangers (h)

28/11/15 Ballinamallard Utd (a)

05/12/15 Linfield (a)

12/12/15 Glenavon (h)

19/12/15 Crusaders (a)

26/12/15 Ballymena Utd (h)

01/01/16 Ballinamallard Utd (h)

16/01/16 Warrenpoint Town (a)

23/01/16 Carrick Rangers (a)

30/01/16 Crusaders (h)

12/02/16 Ballymena Utd (a)

20/02/16 Linfield (h)

27/02/16 Cliftonville (a)

12/03/16 Portadown (a)

19/03/16 Dungannon Swifts

26/03/16 Glenavon (h)

29/03/16 Glentoran (a)