CIYMS will begin their defence of the Challenge Cup when they host Carrickfergus on 3 July in the first round proper of the competition.

Nigel Jones gets the trophy from Richard Johnson and Shane Matthews

Four Section One sides will face off in the Preliminary Round on 12 June for places in the main draw with Cliftonville Academy hosting Bangor and Saintfield at home to Armagh.

There are home draws for only two other Premier sides with Lisburn hosting Donacloney Mill and Woodvale welcoming Templepatrick to Ballygomartin Road.

Instonians face a trip to Ballymena, Waringstown take on Derriaghy at Queensway, while North Down and CSNI travel to the Preliminary Round winners C'ville Academy/Bangor and Saintfield/Armagh respectively.

2019 winners CIYMS 

It will be a condensed competition this season with a later start than usual, Sundays being named for the quarter and semi-final, with the Final set for Friday 13 August.

Preliminary Round - Saturday 12 June

  • Cliftonville Academy v Bangor
  • Saintfield v Armagh

First Round - Saturday 3 July

  • Ballymena v Instonians
  • CIYMS v Carrickfergus
  • Cliftonville Academy/Bangor v North Down
  • Derriaghy v Waringstown
  • Lisburn v Donacloney Mill
  • Muckamore v Cregagh
  • Saintfield/Armagh v CSNI
  • Woodvale v Templepatrick

Quarter-Finals - Sunday 18 July; Semi-Finals - Sunday 1 August; Final - Friday 13 August.