Swifts host silver-laden Carrick on opening day

Swifts manager Darren Muphy played against Carrick Rangers last the East Antrim side visited Stangmore Park in the Premier League, he's seen here with then Rangers goalkeeper Paul Murphy
Swifts manager Darren Muphy played against Carrick Rangers last the East Antrim side visited Stangmore Park in the Premier League, he's seen here with then Rangers goalkeeper Paul Murphy

Dungannon Swifts will play hosts to Championship One league winners Carrick Rangers on Saturday, August 8th - day one of the new Irish League season.

Darren Murphy’s team, who last entertained the East Antrim team in league action in early 2012, will know they are in for a tough start against the newly-promoted Rangers team, which completed a hat-trick of trophy wins last season, clinching the league title on the last day after already tucking away the Steel & Sons Cup and the Intermediate Cup.

Here are the full list of league fixtures, ahead of the split:

Irish League Fixtures 2015-16

08.08.2015 Dungannon Swifts v Carrick Rangers

12.08.2015 Ballinamallard United v Dungannon Swifts

15.08.2015 Linfield v Dungannon Swifts

22.08.2015 Dungannon Swifts v Ballymena United

29.08.2015 Crusaders v Dungannon Swifts

05.09.2015 Dungannon Swifts v Coleraine

12.09.2015 Warrenpoint Town v Dungannon Swifts

19.09.2015 Portadown v Dungannon Swifts

26.09.2015 Dungannon Swifts v Glentoran

03.10.2015 Glenavon v Dungannon Swifts

10.10.2015 Dungannon Swifts v Cliftonville

17.10.2015 Coleraine v Dungannon Swifts

24.10.2015 Ballymena United v Dungannon Swifts

31.10.2015 Dungannon Swifts v Linfield

07.11.2015 Carrick Rangers v Dungannon Swifts

14.11.2015 Dungannon Swifts v Glenavon

21.11.2015 Glentoran v Dungannon Swifts

28.11.2015 Dungannon Swifts v Warrenpoint Town

05.12.2015 Dungannon Swifts v Crusaders

12.12.2015 Cliftonville v Dungannon Swifts

19.12.2015 Dungannon Swifts v Portadown

26.12.2015 Ballinamallard United v Dungannon Swifts

01.01.2016 Dungannon Swifts v Glentoran

16.01.2016 Linfield v Dungannon Swifts

23.01.2016 Dungannon Swifts v Glenavon

30.01.2016 Dungannon Swifts v Warrenpoint Town

12.02.2016 Carrick Rangers v Dungannon Swifts

20.02.2016 Dungannon Swifts v Ballinamallard United

27.02.2016 Ballymena United v Dungannon Swifts

12.03.2016 Dungannon Swifts v Cliftonville

19.03.2016 Coleraine v Dungannon Swifts

26.03.2016 Crusaders v Dungannon Swifts

29.03.2016 Dungannon Swifts v Portadown