The Executive Committee of the Donegal Junior League met online on Tuesday night to formulate the 2021/2022 season.
Applications were received from all teams as per those who applied at the start of the 2020/2021 season, apart from Eany Celtic who will not be part of the league.
The only other difference will be the absence of a reserve team from Drumkeen United F.C.
The Executive has decided there is now no need for the newly proposed Saturday Division Three – the other clubs who were to be part of it have all been placed within the league’s Saturday Division Two. Saturday Division One will have twelve teams while Saturday Division Two will consist of eleven teams.
As for the Sunday divisions, the Premier Division and Division Two will have the usual ten teams while Division One will have eleven teams.
Now to the cup competitions – both the Brian McCormick Cup and Downtown Cup will be played on an area league basis. The winners of each area will then progress to the semi-finals later in the season. These area leagues will be fully completed prior to the start of the leagues proper.
The Brian McCormick Cup Area Leagues will start on Sunday, 15th August.
The Downtown Cup – Area Leagues – will start on Saturday 21st August.
The Donegal League will start on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September.
“With the introduction of the new Area Leagues Format within the cups, it is certainly going to be a busy schedule for all clubs once the action gets up and running,” a Donegal Junior League spokesperson said.
“We will post the dates and divisions etc. on this (Donegal Junior League Facebook) page later today. Club Secretaries will be informed directly by the League Secretary today also. Looking forward to getting going, remember, stay safe everyone.”