After both Finn Harps and Derry City were granted their First Division Licence on Monday, The clubs this afternoon were notified of their fixtures for the forthcoming League of Ireland season.
Derry City who were last year thrown out of the Premier Division for irregularities in club will kick off life in the First Division with a home fixture at the Brandywell against Bray Wanderers on Friday 5th March. On the Saturday Night the 6th Finn Harps will start the 2010 campaign with an away game to Longford Town at Flancare Park. Harps first home game is Friday 12th March against Salthill Devon. Derry and Harps will meet in two derby league matches, with the first at the Brandywell on Tuesday 4th May and Harps will host the candystrips on Friday 30th July.
In the Premier Division Champions Bohemians will start the defence of their title at home to Sporting Fingal.