This year's senior cup final will be staged at Bready on the weekend of 27/28 July.

Donemana will be hoping to return to the venue where their current run of six cup wins in a row began as they bid to make it a record number seven.

This will be the Magheramason club's first staging of the blue riband decider since that landmark 2012 game when the Holm side saw off Brigade.

Ballyspallen have been rewarded for their efforts off the field as they have been asked to host the T20 finals day on Sunday 22 July.

It represents a substantial vote of confidence in the Bridge Park boys who will no doubt relish the opportunity to show all that is good about the Roe Valley venue.

The first round of league matches will begin a week earlier than usual on Saturday 21 April with the weekend 12/13 May kept free for those with a keen interest in the historic first Test match at Malahide.