Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan will assemble his side for pre-season training next Monday night as preparations for the new season get underway.
The Finn Harps squad will gather next Monday night at Ballyare as they undergo a intense six-week training period ahead of the new season which kicks-off in March.
It is believed Harps have secured friendly matches with Cork City, Galway United, Sligo Rovers and Drogheda ahead of the new season.
It is not yet known whether Harps will compete in a seven or eight team league.
At the moment the league contains seven sides which are Finn Harps, Waterford United, Wexford Youths, Shelbourne, UCD, Cobh Ramblers and Athlone Town.
There is speculation that Kerry Intermediate outfit Tralee Dynamos could make the step-up into senior football.
That would be another logistical nightmare for Finn Harps as they already have to travel to Cobh, Waterford and Wexford.
Another journey to Tralee would be taxing, but it’s believed officials close to the club would prefer Tralee in the league than to have a B team play in the league again.
Shamrock Rovers B team competed in the First Division last season but that pilot project was terminated by new Rovers manager Pat Fenlon this season.
St Patrick’s Athletic are considering entering a B team into the league if Tralee’s application to the league is rejected.