LYIT Donegal will field a women’s team in the 2020/21 season for the first time.
LYIT Donegal will make their debut in the Women’s Division 1 meaning the club will have two teams next season.
The men’s team, under Niall McDermott, had been having a fine campaign in 2019/20 until the action came to an abrupt halt due to Covid-19 in March.
Indeed, two players – Dom Uhl and Manny Payton – were included on the Men’s Division One All-Star selection.
Killian Gribben has been named this year on a 16-strong Irish Under-18 squad and the club is going from strength-to-strength.
The addition of a women’s team at senior level is a further string to the bow of the club based at An Danlann.
Chair of the Women’s National League Committee (WNLC) Breda Dick said: “We are delighted to see LYIT Donegal joining the National League and St Paul’s Killarney returning after a long absence.
“Both teams impressed the WNLC with their applications and will be strong additions to our league.
“We are also looking forward to the new Super League Conference format with an exciting playoff climax to the season too.”