Donegal club championship draw sets up Kilcar-St Eunan’s clash

The draws for the 2020 Donegal Michael Murphy football and hurling club championships were made on Monday evening.

The new-look senior football championship saw the 16 teams divided into two groups of eight:

St Naul'sSt Eunan's
Naomh Conaill (holders)Glenfin
Four MastersArdara
St Michael'sDungloe

Each team will play four matches in the group stages, and they can’t face a team from their own group.

Holders Naomh Conaill, who are in Group 1 along with Kilcar, St Naul’s and Bundoran, will begin their defence against Milford.

For John McNulty’s Kilcar, it’s a home game against Termon to begin with, before a mouth-watering clash in Letterkenny in their second game.

The group stages will begin on the August bank holiday weekend.

The fixtures for rounds three and four of the group stages will be made in the coming weeks.

After four rounds of games, all 16 teams will be grouped into a single league table to determine the eight teams that will qualify for the county quarter-finals.

The initial fixtures for the group stages are:

Round 1 (Aug 1/2/3)
Four Masters v Gweedore
Killybegs v Glenfin
MacCumhaills v Ardara
Naomh Conaill v Milford
Bundoran v St Eunans
St Michael’s v Glenswilly
Kilcar v Termon
St Naul’s v Dungloe

Round 2 (Aug 8/9)
Glenswilly v Four Masters
Ardara v Naomh Conaill
Dungloe v MacCumhaills
Glenfin v St Naul’s
Gweedore v Killybegs
Termon v Bundoran
St Eunan’s v Kilcar
Milford v St Michael’s.

The 12 intermediate championship clubs were divided into two groups of six with Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon, Naomh Columba and Naomh Brid all drawn in Group B, which on paper looks to be the heavyweight group here, with last years county finalists Cloughaneely also in the mix.

BuncranaAodh Ruadh
Naomh MuireNaomh Columba
Naomh ColmcilleFanad Gaels
Naomh UltanCloughaneely
Red HughsNaomh Brid

The top two teams in each group will qualify for the intermediate championship semi-finals.

Junior A Championship
Group A: Muff, Convoy, Pettigo, Urris, Carndonagh
Group B: Na Rossa, Robert Emmetts, Letterkenny Gaels, Downings, Moville.

Junior B Championship
Group A: Naomh Padraig, Carndonagh, Glenswilly, Downings, Muff, Naomh Conaill, Convoy
Group B: Four Masters, MacCumhaill’s, Letterkenny Gaels, Urris, Termon, St Eunan’s, Glenfin.

Junior Hurling Championship
Group A: St Eunan’s, Dungloe, Setanta, MacCumhaill’s
Group B: Aodh Ruadh, Carndonagh, Four Masters, Letterkenny Gaels.

Senior Hurling Championship
St Eunan’s