City’s European venture will take place in July with the safety net of the Europa League should they be eliminated from Europe’s top club competition at the first time of asking. This means at least four continental clashes for the Leesiders next summer.
3. Shamrock Rovers v Cork City, April 30: The Hoops threatened last season to hit a purple patch on occasion and really push Dundalk and City for the title. While this never materialised, a lot was learned by a talented group of players and a manager desperate to see success return to Tallaght.
Derry are penciled in to be the opposition once City emerge from the first round of European games. The Candystripes are arguably the worst side to face following a Champions League tie with their renowned spirit under Kenny Shiels making this game easy to predict even now as a grueling battle. If City come out the other side of this game with a win it would go a long way to having a successful ending to their 2018 campaign.