The 2016 SSE Airtricity League season will commence on Friday, March 4, 2016. The EA SPORTS Cup Final will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2016 and the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Final will take place at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, November 6, 2016.
The mid-season break will commence on Monday, June 6 and run until Thursday, June 23 (both dates inclusive). The League will recommence on Friday, June 24, with a full programme of fixtures. This is a rest-day during the EURO 2016 Championship Finals.