Longford Town will begin their SSE Airtricity league campaign at home to Shamrock Rovers II on Saturday February 21st.
Following the Independent Club Licensing Committee and the Independent Appeals Committee decision, the SSE Airtricity League First Division fixture list has been confirmed.
In a statement the FAI said, “The First Division fixture list for the 2020 season is the fixture list released on January 10, 2020“.
The First Division season will begin on Friday, February 21 as Bray Wanderers travel to Cabinteely, Wexford host U.C.D, Athlone Town head to Galway United.
Longford Town welcome Shamrock Rovers II and Drogheda United will travel to St. Colman’s Park to face Cobh Ramblers on Saturday, February 22.
The promotion/relegation play-off series will now include the fifth-placed team where they will face the second-placed team and the third & fourth-placed sides also face each other. The full promotion/relegation play-off series structure is below.
Promotion/relegation play-off series structure
Friday, October 2
4th placed First Division club v 3rd placed First Division club
5th placed First Division club v 2nd placed First Division club
Friday, October 9
3rd placed First Division club v 4th placed First Division club
2nd placed First Division club v 5th placed First Division club
Friday, October 16
Winner of 4th/3rd Play-off v Winner of 5th/2nd Play-off
Friday, October 23
Winner of 5th/2nd Play-off v Winner of 4th/3rd Play-off
Monday, October 26
Winner of First Division Play-off series v 9th placed Premier Division club
Friday, October 30
9th placed Premier Division club v Winner of First Division Play-off series