Club championship deferred until August

The first round first leg games in the Donegal Senor Football Championship, which were fixed for next weekend, have been postponed and will now be played on the second weekend in August.

The first round first leg games in the Donegal Senor Football Championship, which were fixed for next weekend, have been postponed and will now be played on the second weekend in August.

This follows a decision of the Donegal CCC last night following a request from county manager Jim McGuinness. Eight first round first leg games in the championship had been fixed for next weekend, four on Saturday night and the other four on Sunday.

However, after hearing an appeal from McGuinness at last night’s county committee, the CCC decided to put the games back for six weeks and they have now been fixed for the weekend of the August 11/12th.

McGuinness made the appeal on the grounds that he had five players - Neil McGee, Paddy McGrath, Michael Murphy, Ryan Bradley and Marty O’Reilly - suffering from hamstring strains. He argued with two weeks to go from this weekend to the Ulster final meeting with Down, and the players under pressure to play for their clubs that it was too big a risk to play the championship this weekend.

It was also decided to postpone the three games in the preliminary round of the Intermediate championship, while the Junior A and Junior B championship games will go ahead. A full round of leagues will go ahead this weekend instead.