Dundalk RFC's Robert Williams. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)
Dundalk RFC have been drawn to face Athy RFC away from home in the first round of the provincial Towns Cup.
Mike Walls' men will travel to Kildare on January 4 to take on the locals, who sit sixth in Leinster League Division 2B after nine games.
Division 1A Dundalk are one place off the foot of the table after losing six of their opening nine league games.
Last season, North Kildare accounted for the Mill Road men in round one.
Bank of Ireland Provincial Towns Cup round one
Wexford Wanderers RFC vs Roscrea RFC
Gorey RFC vs Portlaoise RFC
Tullow RFC vs Mullingar RFC
Tullamore 2nd XV vs Navan 2nd XV
Co Carlow FC vs Kilkenny RFC
Longford RFC vs Cill Dara RFC
Arklow RFC vs Midlands Warriors RFC
Clondalkin RFC vs Balbriggan RFC
Naas RFC vs North Kildare RFC
New Ross RFC vs Boyne RFC
Skerries 2nd XV vs Newbridge RFC
Athy RFC vs Dundalk RFC
Edenderry RFC vs Portarlington RFC
Byes: Ashbourne RFC, Wicklow RFC, Enniscorthy RFC