Fingers crossed on

Fingers crossed on

Fingers crossed on

U-21 fixtures

Tom Comack

Donegal's GAA officials are keeping fingers crossed that they will get three of the delayed U-21 championship games played before the weekend.

The games- Naomh Conaill versus Four Masters, in the first round and the quarter-final meetings of Killybegs and Gaoth Dobhair and St. Michael's and Glenswilly - have already twice been called off due to weather have been fixed once again for Friday, New Years Eve.

Confirming the fixtures new CCCC secretary Ed Byrne said that he was hoping to get all three U-21 games played on Friday, but he was still unsure yesterday afternoon if it was possible to get the Division Four promotion play-off played.

While the three U-21 games are fixed for their original venues there is a doubt as to whether or not the Killybegs versus Gaoth Dobhair game will go ahead in Dooey, due to burst pipes at the Na Rosa ground.

In the event of Dooey being unavailable the clubs may be forced to toss for choice of venue.

Otherwise Naomh Conaill versus Four Masters is due to go ahead in Glenties while Termon's Burn Road will stage the clash of defending champions St. Michael's and Glenswilly.

All three games are timed for 2 pm throw ins.

In relation to the Division Four play-off a cloud still hung over the meeting of Naomh Colmcille and Burt, yesterday afternoon, due to uncertainty over whether or not O'Donnell Park was in a position to stage the game.

Meanwhile, Kilcar who are also through to the last eight in the U-21 championship are in action this Saturday (New Year's Day) in the Ulster Minor Championship, in Belfast.

Their game with Armagh champions Camlough, which was called off for the second time on Sunday due to the severe weather.

Patrick McBrearty and Kilcar's minors fly the Donegal flag on New Year's Day in Belfast