PREMIERSHIP: Carrick Rangers’ 2015-16 league fixtures released

Carrick Rangers are looking forward to life in the Danske Bank Premiership. Photo: Presseye
Carrick Rangers are looking forward to life in the Danske Bank Premiership. Photo: Presseye

Newly-promoted Carrick Rangers have been handed a tough start to their Danske Bank Premiership campaign with a trip to Dungannon Swifts on August 8.

The Taylor’s Avenue men will then host back-to-back home league fixtures against Linfield and Glentoran before a trip to Cliftonville. Then it’s off to Warden Street to take on Glenn Ferguson’s Ballymena United at the end of August.

The club say work is continuing in a bid to host Premiership games at Taylor’s Avenue next season.

The Gers, who won the Championship 1 title at the end of April, require a revised safety certificate to be able to welcome the likes of the Blues and the Glens to their own patch next season.

The top-flight fixtures were released by the Northern Ireland Football League on Friday morning.

Carrick’s Dankse Bank Premiership fixtures

August 8, Dungannon Swifts (a)

August 12, Linfield (h)

August 15, Glentoran (h)

August 22, Cliftonville (a)

August 29, Ballymena United (a)

September 5, Warrenpoint Town (h)

September 12, Ballinamallard (a)

September 19, Glenabvon (h)

September 26, Crusaders (a)

October 3, Portadown (h)

October 10, Coleraine (h)

October 17, Glentoran (a)

October 24, Linfield (a)

October 31, Ballymena United (h)

November 7, Dungannon Swifts (h)

November 14, Portadown (a)

November 21, Coleraine (a)

November 28, Cliftonville (h)

December 5, Glenavon (a)

December 12, Crusaders (h)

December 19, Ballinamallard (h)

December 26, Warrenpoint (a)

January 1, Glenavon (h)

January 16, Ballymena United (a)

January 23, Coleraine (h)

January 30, Linfield (a)

February 12, Dungannon Swifts (h)

February 20, Warrenpoint Town (h)

February 27, Portadown (a)

March 12, Ballinamallard United (a)

March 19, Crusaders (h)

March 26, Glentoran (h)