Sixty days after Crusaders defeated Ballymena United in dramatic fashion to lift the Samuel Gelston's Whiskey Irish Cup the draw has been made for the first round of the 2022/23 edition of the fourth oldest national cup competition in the world.
No fewer than 101 clubs were in the hat for the draw which produced 37 ties and a further 27 byes into the next round.
Games are due to be played on Saturday 13 August 2022 (kick-off 1:30pm).
The first round draw reads:
Newtowne v. Shankill United
Lisburn Rangers v. Rosemount Rec.
Markethill Swifts v. Drumaness Mills
Tandragee Rovers v. Downshire YM
Lower Maze v. Greenisland
Ballynure OB v. St. James' Swifts
Fivemiletown United v. Bangor Amateurs
Dunloy v. Brantwood
Abbey Villa v. Ballynahinch Olympic
Ards Rangers v. Lurgan Town
Dunmurry Rec. v. Immaculata
Limavady United v. Banbridge Rangers
Dromara Village v. Richhill AFC
Willowbank v. Armagh City
Dollingstown v. Larne Tech. OB
Bangor v. Queen's University
St. Mary's YC v. Desertmartin
Islandmagee v. Dunmurry YM
Strabane Athletic v. Cookstown Youth
Donegal Celtic v. Belfast Celtic
Moneyslane v. Crewe United
East Belfast v. Rathfriland Rangers
Valley Rangers v. Shorts
Albert Foundry v. Tobermore United
Banbridge Town v. Ballynahinch United
Coagh United v. Crumlin Star
Seagoe v. Oxford Sunnyside
1st Bangor v. Finaghy
Bourneview Mill v. Lisburn Distillery
Moyola Park v. Tullyvallen
Saintfield United v. Wakehurst
Tullycarnet v. Holywood
Ballymacash Rangers v. Kilmore Rec.
Suffolk v. Orangefield OB
Newbuildings United v. Wellington Rec.
PSNI v. Comber Rec.
Grove United v. Portstewart
Byes: Rosario YC, St. Oliver Plunkett, Chimney Corner, Portaferry Rovers, Craigavon City, Colin Valley, Bryansburn Rangers, Newmills, AFC Craigavon, Barn United, Ballymoney United, Malachians, 18th Newtownabbey OB, Woodvale, Crumlin United, Dungiven Celtic, Maiden City, Ambassadors, Dromore Amateurs, Sirocco Works, Mossley, Laurelvale, Newcastle, Hanover, St. Luke's, Windmill Stars, Killyleagh YC