Glenville test for Clover in Cahill
Cahill Cup holders Firhouse Clover will start the defence of their title against Division 1 new boys Glenville. The holders, who defeated Wayside Celtic 3-0 in the final, face a tricky away day to a side itching to take a big Senior Division scalp.
Amazingly, there is only one all Senior Division tie as newly promoted UCD take on John Gill's Malahide United at Belfield.
Last season's runner's up Wayside Celtic face another Tallaght side when they head up Kiltipper Road to meet Newtown Rangers. In what is their first ever Cahill Cup tie, Killester United take on Cherry Orchard while Drogheda Town make the short trip Balbriggan for a clash with Glebe North.
THE DRAW IS: Phoenix v Belgrove; Newbridge Town v Tolka Rovers; Crumlin United v Verona; Leixlip United v Greystones; Bluebell United v St. Francis; Bangor Celtic v Edenderry Town; Glebe North v Drogheda Town; Newtown Rangers v Wayside Celtic; Cherry Orchard v Killester United; Peamount/Moyle Park v Dublin Bus; Glenville v Firhouse Clover; UCD v Malahide United. Byes: Arklow Town, St. Pat's CY, Sacred Heart, Drumcondra. Ties to be played week ending September 1.
NEW U19 VENTURE TO GET UNDERWAY
The LSL's first dip into the uncharted waters of underage football begins this season with the league's exciting new Under-19 venture kicking off at the start of next month.
Two new leagues, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, and a brand new cup will bring a youthful edge to the LSL over the coming season and give the country's top league another massive boost.
The new cup on offer will honour Lar Dunne, a true footballing gent who passed away during the summer, as his club Bangor Celtic has put forward this wonderful tribute to their former chairman.
WAYSIDE ANNUAL MASS FOR DECEASED
Wayside Celtic is a club that doesn't sit still for too long, but they do not forget their past and on Sunday 25th August the club will host their annual mass.
The mass to celebrate and remember deceased members of the club takes place in the clubhouse at 1pm prior to their game against against Malahide United.
On the pitch, Peter Lennon's side, who won the Herald Metropolitan Cup last season, will forge ahead with the new season this Wednesday night when they take on champions Crumlin United in their first game.
NO OSCAR TRAYNOR SQUAD THIS SEASON
The LSL has taken the decision to park its Oscar Traynor side for the forthcoming season. The league's decision will hit players in the junior ranks of both the Saturday and Sunday leagues.