Shelbourne provide the opposition as friendlies get underway
Blues, who have been based at Carton House in Kildare for the week, take on the Republic of Ireland side at Tolka Park in the first game of the pre-season campaign, kick-off at 5pm.
Teenager Mark Timlin has flown out to join up with the rest of the squad, with the players combining physical work with skill sessions through the week.
Cole Skuse, David McGoldrick, Jay Tabb and Daryl Murphy, who have all put pen to paper on contracts at Portman Road this summer, look set to feature against Shelbourne as the build-up to the new season steps up a level.
Shelbourne sit bottom of the Eircom Premier League at the moment.