The Donegal Junior Football League have made the decision to postpone their first weekend of fixtures by a week due to the minor and senior All-Ireland semi-finals between Donegal and Dublin.
A statement this week from Donegal League PRO Gary Foy read: “In recognition of the great exploits of the Donegal GAA county minor and senior teams the executive committee of the Donegal Junior League have decided to postpone the start of the new League Season by one week.
“While the Brian McCormick Cup competition will commence as scheduled on Sunday, August 17, and continue in the four Areas on Wednesday, August 20, and Sunday, August 24, the league programme will not start on Saturday / Sunday, August 30 and 31, as previously intended.
“With the county teams involved in both the minor and senior All-Ireland semi-finals on Sunday, August 31, the committee consulted with players and clubs alike and after gaining their views the widespread feeling was that most people would like to be in a position to support Jim McGuinness and Declan Bonner’s teams on what will be a great sporting occasion for the county.
“As they did for the 2012 All-Ireland final the Donegal Junior League decided to facilitate anyone wanting to travel to the games or watch them on television.
“Postponing the start of the league season was what the executive felt was to most sporting gesture available. On behalf of the players, managers, coaches, clubs and committee of the Donegal Junior League we wish the two county teams all the best as they strive to reach the All-Ireland finals.”
The 2014/1015 soccer season will get up and running this weekend with the traditional start competition - the Brian McCormick Cup.
Brian McCormick Cup
Lagan Harps v Drumoghill F.C.
Kerrykeel v Rathmullan Celtic
Whitestrand United v Bonagee United
Kilmacrennan Celtic v Milford United
Cappry Rovers v Letterbarrow Celtic
Eany Celtic v Donegal Town
St Catherine’s v Dunkineely Celtic
Gweedore Celtic v Glenree United
Glenea United v Keadue Rovers
Gweedore United v Dunlewy Celtic
Lifford Celtic v Kildrum Tigers
Ballybofey United v Deele Harps
Curragh Athletic v Convoy Arsenal
Castlefin Celtic v Raphoe Town