The draws have taken place for both the opening rounds of the Irish Senior and National Cups.

Cork County were first out of the hat and will face 1998 winners Strabane at The Mardyke in the opening round which is scheduled for Saturday May 19th.

Fellow Munster side Cork Harlequins have been handed a tough away day tie at YMCA

2002 winners Malahide entertain former National Cup victors Muckamore, while one of the ties of the round sees 2013 winners Clontarf having home advantage over two-times winners Brigade at Castle Avenue.

1986 champions Phoenix play Ardmore, who best display was a semi-final berth way back in 1994.

Competition debutants Armagh face Balbriggan, who themselves made their debut in Ireland's premier club competition just earlier this year.

Five times winners North County have a tough away day assignment at NCU cup winners CIYMS, while two times winners Merrion could have been given an easier draw than a trip to the cauldron of Donemana, whose sole competition success came back in 2000.

LCU league champions Leinster will be relatively happy at drawing Eglinton, albeit away in the NW.

Carrickfergus have home advantage over Coleraine, 1995 finalists Bready host 1982 winners CSNI, while Fox Lodge entertain three-times victors North Down at Ballymagorry.

Holders Waringstown were one of four sides given byes, along with their fellow semi-finalists in this season's competition, Instonians, The Hills and Pembroke.

In the National Cup, two times winners Rush are at home to newly merged Cliftonville Academy in one of the ties of the round.

Former finalists Laois and Killyclooney clash, as do Drummond and Derriaghy.

The opening round ties also take place on Saturday May 19th.

BOB KERR IRISH SENIOR CUP DRAW

Byes: Waringstown, The Hills, Pembroke, Instonians

NATIONAL CUP DRAW

Byes: Glendermott, Ballyspallen, County Galway