The Premier League fixture list for 2018 has been released with champions Waringstown starting their defence with a home tie against Carrickfergus at The Lawn.

Other fixtures scheduled for the opening day have Armagh making their Premier debut away at Moylena against Muckamore, while CSNI entertain Instonians at Stormont.

The game of the day sees North Down facing CIYMS at Comber.

The NCU has declared May 12th as a closed date in the region, allowing fans to travel to Dublin to watch Ireland against Pakistan in the inaugural Test match.

NCU PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES 2018

28 April

5 May

19 May

2 June

16 June

23 June

30 June

7 July

14 July

21 July

28 July

4 August

11 August

18 August

25 August