DEFENDING champions Midleton will start the defence of their Premier 1 MHC against Glen Rovers on Wednesday, July 22.
This is sure to be an encounter that both sides will be looking forward to, with the Glen looking for a bit of revenge.
Midleton are bidding for three-in-a-row of minor titles and start with a game against the side they defeated in last year's final. No doubt they will want to lay down a marker and the Glen will be hell-bent on revenge after last year's loss.
The other games in the first round see St Finbarr's at home to Douglas; Ballincollig at home to Ibane Gaels and Blackrock at home to Sarsfields.
This year, due to the pandemic, the games will not be at neutral venues for the group stages in all competitions, including the minor championships.
In the Premier 2 hurling competition champions Kiltha Óg are away to Youghal, with the other games seeing St Colman's home to Killeagh/Ita's; Piarsaigh home to Kanturk and Valley Rovers v Newcestown.
In the football championship, Douglas will get the defence of their title off with an away game against Glanmire, who won the Premier 2 title last year.
Other ties in the first round, which take place on July 29 are Nemo v Ballincollig; Ibane Gaels v Gabriel Rangers and Inniscarra v Beara.
At Premier 2 level Bandon will have home advantage over Carbery Rangers in their opening tie and Valley Rovers are at home to Castlehaven.
St Michael's will face Carrigaline and the Barrs are at home to Wolfe Tones (Kanturk).
The first round ties of the U16 and U14 leagues were also made, and all games for all rounds will be on the Rebel Óg website by tomorrow morning at the latest.
Games are due to start on Saturday, July 18, with U16 and U12 hurling on that day, U14 hurling on the following Monday night and minor championship on Wednesday, July 22. It then switches to football the following week and back to hurling the week after.
Premier 1 Group 1: St Finbarr's v Douglas; Ibane Gaels v Ballincollig. Group 2: Blackrock v Sarsfields; Midleton v Glen Rovers.
Premier 2 Group 1: Piarsaigh v Kanturk; Valley Rovers v Newcestown. Group 2: St Colman's v Killeagh/Ita's; Youghal v Kiltha Óg.
Premier 1 Group 1: Ibane Gaels v Gabriel Rangers; Inniscarra v Beara. Group 2: Glanmire v Douglas; Nemo Rangers v Ballincollig.
Premier 2 Group 1: Bandon v Carbery Rangers; Valley Rovers v Castlehaven. Group 2: St Michael's v Carrigaline; St Finbarr's v Wolfe Tones.
Glen Rovers v Bride Rovers; Midleton v Carrigtwohill. Group 2: Ballincollig v Blackrock; Na Piarsaigh v St Finbarr's.
Sarsfields v Kiltha Óg; Youghal v Douglas. Group 2: Ballygarvan v Valley Rovers; Kinsale v Mallow.
Ballincollig v Douglas, bye for St Finbarr's. Group 2: St Michael's v Nemo Rangers; Na Piarsaigh v Mallow.
Inniscarra v Bantry Blues; Valley Rovers v Ballygarvan. Group 2: Éire Óg v Carrigaline; Bishopstown v Glanmire.
Midleton v St Finbarr's; Douglas v Sarsfields. Group 2: Ballincollig v Glen Rovers; Bishopstown v Inniscarra.
Aghada v Killeagh/Ita's; Youghal v St Catherine's. Group 2: Mallow v Carrigtwohill; Shandrum v Kilara Óg.
Douglas v Ballincollig; Bishopstown v Beara. Group 2: Glanmire v St Finbarr's; Nemo Rangers v Mallow.
Midleton v Killeagh/Ita's; St Nicholas v Youghal. Group 2: Crosshaven v Valley Rovers; Carrigaline v Bandon.