THE DONEGAL Competitions Controls Committee (CCC) is finalising its plans for the Donegal Senior Football Championship and All-County Football League games over the next month.
With the Donegal minors reaching the All-Ireland MFC semi-final and the senior team taking on Dublin in a quarter-final this weekend, plotting the schedule is proving difficult.
Shaun Paul Barrett’s Donegal minors will take on Galway in their semi-final on August 21.
Should Rory Gallagher’s seniors defeat Dublin this Saturday, they would be in semi-final action a week after the minors – on August 28. This is due to the seniors having had to go through a qualifier to get back into the race for Sam Maguire.
The next round of the Donegal SFC will not now be played until at least after the 21st, the CCC Chairman, Declan Martin, confirmed to Donegal Sport Hub.
Were the Donegal senior team to lose this weekend, the CCC is considering pencilling in the next round of the Championship on August 28, but a win for Donegal over the Dubs and that plan would be shelved.
The most likely scenario now is that the SFC won’t resume until both teams are out of their respective Championships. The minor players, once the inter-county campaign has ceased for them, can then play adult championship football with their clubs.
The CCC has one round of starred fixtures remaining for the All-County League. These could be played on the weekend of August 14 should Donegal’s seniors overcome Dublin.[adrotate group=”70″]
The CCC will convene again tonight to discuss their possibilities.