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 Mc Cormick Cup competition will commence as scheduled on Sunday 17th August and continue in the four Areas on Wednesday 20th and Sunday 24th the League programme will not start on Saturday / Sunday, 30th /31st as previously intended.
With the County teams involved in both the Minor and Senior All-Ireland semi-finals on Sunday 31st August the committee consulted with players and clubs alike on the matter.
And after gaining their views, the widespread feeling was that most people would like to be in a position to support Jim Mc Guinness 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 the 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,” said a spokesman.