Sigerson Cup holders UCD will face Galway-Mayo IT or IT Sligo in the first round of their title defence.

The 2017 college football competition gets underway at the end of next month, with victorious captain and 2015 Footballer of the Year Jack McCaffrey back in action for the champions. They ended a 20-year wait for the title last year.

2016 Runners-up DCU meet Queen's University in the first round.

Hurling kingpins Mary I have been drawn with IT Carlow, GMIT and DIT in the Fitzgibbon Cup group stages.

The Limerick college won their first ever title last season, beating city rivals UL after extra-time.

UL are up against NUI Galway, DCU/St Pat's and Cork IT. The top two teams from each group advance to the quarter-finals.

SIGERSON CUP DRAW

Preliminary Round - 25/26 January
NUI Galway vs TCD
Garda College vs CIT
GMIT vs IT Sligo

First round - 25/26/31 January
Maynooth vs UL
DIT vs AIT
Ulster University Jordanstown vs Garda/CIT
UCD vs GMIT/IT Sligo
DCU DE vs QUB
St Mary's vs NUI Galway/TCD
IT Tralee vs IT Carlow
UCC vs DCU St Pat's

FITZGIBBON CUP DRAW

Group A: IT Carlow, Mary I, GMIT, DIT
Group B: UL, NUIG, DCU St Patrick's, CIT
Group C: DCU Dochas Eireann, LIT, Trinity, WIT
Group D: UCD, UCC, University Ulster, Maynooth

Fixtures: 24 January, 2 February, 7 February