The draws for the hurling and football third-level competitions took place at Croke Park today.
Fitzgibbon Cup holders Mary I have been drawn in a group with GMIT, DIT and IT Carlow.
In the Fitzgibbon Cup, there are four groups, with the top two in each qualifying for the quarter-finals.
In the Sigerson Cup, holders UCD will face either GMIT or IT Sligo in the first round.
Last year's runners-up DCU face a tricky first-round away trip to Queen's University.
Preliminary Round: NUI Galway v Trinity; Garda College v Cork IT; GMIT v IT Sligo
First round: Maynooth v UL; Dublin IT v Athlone IT; UU Jordanstown v Garda or Cork IT; UCD vs GMIT or IT Sligo; DCU DE v Queens; St Mary's v NUIG or TCD; IT Tralee v IT Carlow; UCC vs DCU St Pat's
Group A: IT Carlow, Mary I, GMIT, DIT
Group B: UL, NUIG, DCU St Patrick's, Cork IT
Group C: DCU Dochas Eireann, LIT, Trinity, WIT
Group D: UCD, UCC, University Ulster
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