Ulster University have been drawn against reigning champions UCC in the first round of the 2024 Electric Sigerson Cup.
The Jordanstown-based students will have home advantage against their Cork counterparts in what looks like the tie of the round.
Next year's competition kicks off January 9-10 with Queen's also have home advantage against DCU.
St Mary's are the last Ulster outfit to have won the competition and the 2017 champions are on the road for their opening tie, traveling to ATU Sligo on January 10.
First round losers will play each other in Round 2B with the winners advancing to Round 2A to play off against each other. The draw for Round Three will take place on Thursday, January 18.
The finals will be hosted by MTU Kerry from February 13 to 18. The Fitzgibbon Cup which is initially a round robin competitions sees University of Limerick facing ATU Galway and TUS Midwest as they seek a third title in a row.
Sigerson Cup Round 1
Tuesday January 9 (7pm)
Queens University, Belfast v DCU
Maynooth University v MTU Cork
University of Galway v TU Dublin
Ulster University v UCC
Wednesday January 10 (7pm)
ATU Galway v UCD
SETU Carlow v TUS Midlands
University of Limerick v ATU Donegal
ATU Sligo v St Mary’s
Group A: MIC Limerick; Maynooth University; UCC; Group B: University of Limerick; ATU Galway; TUS MidWest; Group C: SETU Waterford; DCU DE; MTU Cork; Group D: University of Galway; SETU Carlow; UCD.