The draw has been made for the first round of the Irish Senior Cup and as always has produced some mouth watering clashes.

2002 winners Malahide entertain Instonians, while YMCA have home advantage over Coleraine.

Railway Union - winners in 2006 - take on 1995 runners-up Bready at Park Avenue, while also in Dublin, 2019 champions Pembroke face two-times winners Brigade.

In the NCU region, it's déjà vu for Woodvale who face Leinster Premiership holders Balbriggan in a repeat of their 2022 encounter, while at Stormont CSNI face 2009 winners Leinster.

North Down won the last of their three titles in 1995, and they will be hopeful of progression against Eglinton.

Fox Lodge will look to do better at home to two times winners The Hills than they managed in 2022, when they were skittled for 28 with Dylan Blignaut taking seven wickets.

2000 winners Donemana have a tough tie at home to Carrickfergus, as do NW Premiership champions Newbuildings as they play the most successful team in the competition's 41-year history - Waringstown with six wins.

Merrion - champions in 2010 and 2016 - make the journey to Cork Harlequins, while Cork County have a long trek to Ardmore.

Holders CIYMS, Lisburn, Phoenix and Clontarf all receive byes by virtue of reaching the last four in 2022.

The first round ties will be played Saturday May 20th.

Irish Senior Cup – 1st Round

Malahide v Instonians
YMCA V Coleraine
Railway Union v Bready
Pembroke v Brigade
Woodvale v Balbriggan
CSNI v Leinster
North Down v Eglinton
Fox Lodge v The Hills
Donemana v Carrickfergus
Newbuildings v Waringstown
Cork Harlequins v Merrion
Ardmore v Cork County

The four semi-finalists from 2022 - Clontarf, Phoenix, Lisburn and CIYMS - all receive a bye into round two.