DCU have been drawn against Cork IT in the first round of next seasons Sigerson Cup. The holders UCC host Galway-Mayo IT.
UCD welcome Athlone IT to Belfield for their opening game, while Carlow IT also travel to the capital to play Dublin IT.
The first-round games in the Sigerson Cup will be played either on Tuesday, January 31 or Wednesday, February 1, with NUIG to host the Sigerson Cup semi-finals and final on February 24/25.
2012 HIGHER EDUCATION FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS
Sigerson Cup — Round 1: NUI Galway v St Mary’s, Belfast; UUJ v UL; DCU v Cork IT; DIT v IT Carlow; IT Tralee v IT Sligo; UCC v GMIT; Queen’s University Belfast v NUI Maynooth; UCD v Athlone IT.
Trench Cup — Round 1: Mary Immaculate College v IT Blanchardstown; Letterkenny IT v IT Tallaght; Waterford IT v BMC; St Pat’s, Drumcondra v Dundalk IT; UU Coleraine v Limerick IT. Quarter-Finals: Mary I/ITB v UUC/LIT; LKIT/ITT v WIT/BMC; Trinity College v St Pat’s Drumcondra/DKIT.
Corn na Mac Leinn — Round 1: Mater Dei v UU Magee; GMIT Castlebar v GMIT Letterfrack; LIT Tipperary v NCI; The Law School v St Pat’s, Thurles. Quarter-Finals: Mater Dei/UUM v LITT/NCI; Marino College v GMIT Castlebar/GMIT Letterfrack; Cadets v RCSI; Law School/St Pat’s, Thurles v Froebel College.
Further Education Football Championship — Quarter-Finals: SRC v Carlow IFE; Drogheda v Colaiste Ide; O Fiach Col v NWRC; Cavan Inst v CCFE.