Dundalk FC's Chris Shields against Sligo Rovers in October. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)
Dundalk FC will begin their SSE Airtricity League Premier Division title defence at home to Sligo Rovers on Friday, February 15.
Both clubs will be under new regimes with John Gill poised to be named Dundalk manager. Liam Buckley has taken up the reins at the Bit O'Red.
Following this, the Lilywhites face the promoted clubs, Finn Harps away and UCD at Oriel Park, before the month is out.
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