The Sky Blues will take on H&W Welders at the Showgrounds
Ballymena United will begin their defence of the County Antrim Shield at home to Harland and Wolff Welders
Last year's runners-up, Linfield will host Donegal Celtic at Windsor.
Elsewhere Crusaders will travel to Larne, Bangor visit Cliftonville, with Glentoran making the trip to Ballyclare Comrades.
Knockbreda versus Ards, Newington against Abert Foundry and Carrick's game with PSNI completes the first round of ties.
The first round takes place on 20th September.