The NCU have become the first of the major Unions to publish their league fixtures for the 2019 season.

The new campaign gets underway on April 27th, with champions CIYMS starting their defence with an away day at Muckamore.

Newly promoted Lisburn face a tough baptism at Shaws Bridge when they take on Instonians, while CSNI host Waringstown - winners of four trophies in 2018.

The final match is also an intriguing clash, with newly strengthened Carrickfergus hosting North Down at Middle Road.

The action is now just over 15 weeks away - 107 days to be exact!

NCU PREMIER LEAGUE 2019

27th April
Carrickfergus v North Down
CSNI v Waringstown
Instonians v Lisburn
Muckamore v CIYMS

4th May
Carrickfergus v Instonians
Lisburn v CIYMS
CSNI v North Down
Waringstown v Muckamore

18th May
CIYMS v Carrickfergus
Instonians v North Down
Lisburn v Waringstown
Muckamore v CSNI

8th June
Carrickfergus v Waringstown
CSNI v Lisburn
Instonians v CIYMS
North Down v Muckamore

22nd June
Carrickfergus v CSNI
CIYMS v North Down
Waringstown v Instonians

23rd June
Lisburn v Muckamore

29th June
CIYMS v Waringstown
Instonians v CSNI
Lisburn v North Down
Muckamore v Carrickfergus

6th July
CIYMS v Muckamore
Lisburn v Instonians
North Down v Carrickfergus
Waringstown v CSNI

13th July
Carrickfergus v Lisburn
CSNI v CIYMS
Instonians v Muckamore
North Down v Waringstown

20th July
CIYMS v Lisburn
North Down v CSNI
Instonians v Carrickfergus
Muckamore v Waringstown

27th July
Carrickfergus v CIYMS
CSNI v Muckamore
North Down v Instonians
Waringstown v Lisburn

3rd August
CIYMS v Instonians
Lisburn v CSNI
Muckamore v North Down
Waringstown v Carrickfergus

10th August
CSNI v Carrickfergus
Instonians v Waringstown
Muckamore v Lisburn
North Down v CIYMS

17th August
Carrickfergus v Muckamore
CSNI v Instonians
North Down v Lisburn
Waringstown v CIYMS

24th August
CIYMS v CSNI
Lisburn v Carrickfergus
Muckamore v Instonians
Waringstown v North Down