Ballinamallard United will kick off their NIFL Championship campaign with a home game against the side who finished a place behind them last season in third place, Loughgall on Saturday November 28.

With the league reduced to 22 games, Harry McConkey will be aiming for a good start for his charges with little room for error over the course of the campaign.

However, they have a difficult opening with relegated Institute away next up on Saturday December 5. This is followed by an away game against HW Welders seven days later.

The Ducks also face a crunch Christmas period with Newry City the visitors to Ferney Park on Saturday December 19 before McConkey's charges make the short journey to Castlederg on Boxing Day for the derby against Dergview. Annagh United will travel to Ferney Park on Saturday January 2.