Dundalk FC will face title rivals Shamrock Rovers in the pick of the opening day fixtures at Oriel Park on February 24th.
It will be a quick return back to Dundalk for Ronan Finn & Darren Meenan who signed for Rovers for the 2017 season.
Here are the opening day fixtures for the Premier Division & First Division for the 2017 season.
Premier Division opening day fixtures
Bohemian FC v Derry City
Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers
Galway United v Drogheda United
St Patricks Athletic v Bray Wanderers
Finn Harps v Cork City
Limerick v Sligo Rovers
First Division opening day fixtures
Athlone Town v Waterford FC
Cabinteely v UCD
Shelbourne v Longford Town
Cobh Ramblers v Wexford Youths
Here is a link to the full list of fixtures for the season in the Premier Division & First Division for 2017.