The official launch of the Donegal Junior Football League 2019/2020 season took place this evening in the league’s Headquarters at Diamond Park ,Ballyare. The event was well attended by League officials, clubs representives , Sponsors and members of the local Press. Chairperson John Joe McCafferty welcomed all present and thanks everyone for attending what is an important event for the League ahead of another season and he wished all the clubs the very best for the coming season. The league’s PRO Gary Foy paid tribute to all the businesses that continue to support the league by way of sponsorship , especially Mr. Brian McCormick of Brian McCormick Sports and Leisure , it’s main Sponsor for many years who was present at the launch but also all the other people who have been so loyal to the league and he encouraged all clubs to support the league’s Sponsor. Fixture Secretary Christina 0 Donnell gave a summary of last season’s statistics and informed the meeting that 37 clubs , an increase of one , and 49 teams , an increase of two , will take part this season . She also outlined the make-up of League and Cup competitions with Two Divisions in the Saturday league , Three in the Sunday league , with two internal and four external Cup competitions. Charlie Collins reports from Diamond Park , Ballyare. The draw for this season’s Vodoo Venue Cup also took place at the meeting. Preliminary Round ; 1. Strand Rovers V Copany Rovers 2. Castlefin Celtic v Drumkeen Utd 3. Kilmacrennan Cel. V Oldtown Cel. 4. Glencar Cel. V Cappry Rvs. First Round ; Kildrum Tgs V Fintown Harps Kilmac / Oldtown v Castlefin / Drumkeen. Drumoghill Cel V Arranmore Utd Glencar / Cappry V Drumbar Utd Milford Utd V Strand / Copany Donegal Town V Glenea Utd Dunlewey Cel V Keadue Rvs Cranford Utd V Ballybofey Utd
Donegal League season 2019 / 2020 launched.
Author of 'Boxing In Donegal: A History (2021)' - the definitive history of the sport in County Donegal - and 'Relentless: A Race Through Time', the 2019 memoir of former Irish Athletics Team Manager Patsy McGonagle. From St Johnston and now based in Letterkenny, Chris was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.