The Donegal Club Championship will not commence in 2014 until after Doengal exit the Ulster and All-Ireland Championships.
That decision, by a margin of 20-6, was made by the clubs of the county tonight (Tuesday) at a special meeting in Ballybofey.
The clubs had met with Donegal manager Jim McGuinness on Friday night last and discussed the running of the club championship.
The Donegal manager, who still has to make a final decision whether he will remain for his final year, had requested that one round of the championship be played in late April or early May and then parked until Donegal’s campaign was over.
However, the clubs were not happy with that and there was a general consensus that it would be better to start the championship after Donegal’s exit.
The clubs had mulled over the decision at the weekend and tonight they gave the idea comprehensive backing with a 26-6 vote in favour.
It is believed that Jim McGuinness was not at tonight’s meeting as he was due to return to Glasgow Celtic this morning.
His final decision on whether he will continue for a fourth year will now be awaited over the next few days.