10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
The first round of the draw includes the 32 clubs from Divisions Two and Three of the AIB League. The winners of these ties will then go forward to the second round to play the 16 clubs from Division One of the AIB League.
The first round of the competition will be played on the weekend of September 27/28 and the second round will be played on the weekend of November 1/2.
The first round is notable for a number of local derbies, which are sure to sharpen the interest in the cup. Instonians were the first team to be drawn out, quickly followed by their Ulster rivals Rainey Old Boys.
One match in particular catches the eye - the second round meeting of Blackrock College and Shannon. These sides met in last season's final at Dubarry Park and the rematch is sure to be a top game with the Dublin side going all out for revenge.
For photos from Thursday's draw, please click here.
2008/09 AIB CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW -
Match A: Instonians v Rainey Old Boys
Match B: Highfield v Sundays Well
Match C: Connemara v Barnhall
Match D: Bruff v Clonakilty
Match E: Malone v Queen's University
Match F: UCC v Greystones
Match G: Nenagh Ormond v Lansdowne
Match H: Bective Rangers v Galway Corinthians
Match I: Midleton v Old Wesley
Match J: Dublin University v County Carlow
Match K: Old Crescent v DLSP
Match L: Belfast Harlequins v Banbridge
Match M: Naas v Ballynahinch
Match N: Wanderers v Thomond
Match O: Ards v Suttonians
Match P: Waterpark v Portadown
2008/09 AIB CUP SECOND ROUND DRAW -
St. Mary's College v Cork Constitution
Winner O v Winner I
Winner G v Winner C
Winner H v Terenure
Galwegians v Winner B
Winner A v UCD
Dolphin v Winner E
Winner F v Winner P
Young Munster v Winner L
Winner M v Winner J
Winner K v Winner D
UL Bohemians v Dungannon
Blackrock College v Shannon
Garryowen v Winner N
Old Belvedere v Ballymena
Buccaneers v Clontarf