Provisional dates are now known for the 2021 local hurling and football season.
A draft fixture list has been distributed, with clubs asked for feedback ahead of any potential changes.
The County Senior Football Championship is due to start on Sunday October 24th, with Round 2 one week later. Semi-finals are pencilled in for Sunday November 14th while the Final could be on November 21st or December 4th.
The Club Football Championships would begin with games on Sundays September 5th and 12th. There would be first or second round matches on Sunday September 19th, with games in Rounds 2 and 3 the following Saturday. Round 3 would be completed on
Sunday October 3rd, with ¼ Finals a week later. There could be semi-finals and finals on Sundays November 14th and 21st, then finals on November 28th and December 4th.
Time constraints mean the CCC is unable to include a Losers Round in the County Championship and ¼ Finals in the Club Championships. Clubs have been asked which of the two they would prefer. Senior clubs have also been asked about potential semi-finals in the Senior Club Championship.
Matches are still outstanding from last year’s Club Championships and 3 dates have been put aside for these; Sunday August 22nd, Saturdays September 4th and 11th.
There will be County Football League rounds on Sunday June 13, Sun June 20,
Sun July 4, Sun July 18 and Sat July 31, with play-offs the following Saturday. It remains to be seen whether 2 or 3 teams will be promoted and relegated from Divisions.
Dates ranging between June and December have been given for District Board activities:
Tues June 22 Junior
Sat June 26
Tues June 29 Junior
Tues July 6 Junior
Sat July 10
Tues July 13 Junior
Sat Aug 21
Sun Nov 14
Sat Nov 20
Sat Nov 27
Sun Dec 5
Sun Dec 12
The County Senior Hurling Championship is due to start on Sunday August 1st. Round 2 will be the following Sunday and Round 3 the Saturday after that. ¼ Finals are on Sunday August 22nd, semi-finals Sunday September 5th and the Final a fortnight later.
The Championship would be 3 groups of 3, with the top two to progress. Senior clubs have been asked whether there will be an open or seeded draw to determine the groups. The seeded teams would be last year’s finalists and one of the beaten semi-finalists. 2 of the group winners get byes into the semis; this to be decided by a draw or by scoring difference. The remaining group winner would play in the ¼ Finals with each of the group runners-up.
The preliminary round of the Intermediate Hurling Championship is in for Tues Aug 17, ¼ Finals on Sat Aug 28, semi-finals on Sat Sept 11 and the Final on the following Sat.
Dates for the Junior Championship are Wed Aug 18, Sun Aug 29, Sun Sept 12 and Sat Sept 18.
Division 1 Round 1 of the County Senior Hurling League is set for Sat June 12, Round 2 on June 20, Round 3 on the 27th, Round 4 Sun July 11, Round 5 the Sunday after and the Final on Sun July 25.
Divisions 2 and 3 of the County Hurling League are to start on Wed June 16, with Round 2 a fortnight later. Round 3 is in for Wed July 7, Round 4 on Wed July 21, Round 5 for Wed July 28 and the Finals on Mon Aug 2.
District Board dates are Sun Nov 14, Sat 20 and Sat 27.
In hurling and football if time constraints were to prevent both U19 and U21 competitions teams are asked to prioritise their options:
Option 3-U20 competition instead
Option 4-U20, confined to over 17s and under 20s