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Derry draw pairings for the 2020 club championships

All competitions will be played in a group format

Derry CCC draw pairings for the 2020 club championships

Derry CCC draw pairings for the 2020 club championships (Pic: Mary K Burke)

Derry CCC made the draws for the group formats of the 2020 championships on Thursday night.

In the senior championship, last year's champions Magherafelt were drawn in the same group as runners-up Glen.

There will also be a repeat of the 2018 final in Group B between Lavey and Coleraine, with Slaughtneil also in the mix.

In the intermediate championship, contenders Greenlough and Castledawson have been drawn in the same group.

The junior championship brings recently relegated Desertmartin and Craigbane in a tough group were one team will be eliminated after the group stages,  They are paired with recent champions Magilligan and the last two beaten finalists Drum and Moneymore.

In the hurling championship, Slaughtneil and Kevin Lynch's - by virtue of 2019 league placings - have been kept apart.

There is also a return for Ogra Colmcille, who will play in the recreational championship with senior third teams and junior reserve teams.

SENIOR FOOTBALL

Each team will have three games (home, away and neutral), played after the reserve game.

GROUP A: Foreglen, Bellaghy, Newbridge, Loup
GROUP B: Kilrea, Coleraine, Slaughtneil, Lavey
GROUP C: Banagher, Glen, Magherafelt, Ballinderry
GROUP D: Dungiven, Ballinascreen, Claudy, Swatragh

Game 1 - August 1/2
Game 2 - August 8/9
Game 3 - August 22/23

• All 16 teams will qualify for the knock-out stages and the draw will see teams seeded from the group stages. An open draw with 1 v 4 and 2 v 3 with no repeat pairings from the group stages.
Knock-out games - September 5/6

• Quarter Finals (Open draw, avoiding repeat pairings if possible)
September 19/20

• Semi Finals (Open draw)
September 26/27

•  Final
October 3/4

INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL

Each team will have three games (home, away and neutral), played after the reserve games

The top three teams and the best placed runner up will qualify directly to the Quarter finals.

The remaining eight teams will play off for the last four Quarter final spots.

GROUP A: Glack, Limavady, Steelstown, Glenullin
GROUP B: Doire Trasna, Faughanvale, Lissan, Drumsurn
GROUP C: Slaughtmanus, Greenlough, Ballymaguigan, Castledawson

Game 1 - August 1/2
Game 2 - August 8/9
Game 3 - August 22/23
Knock-out games - September 5/6

• Quarter Finals (Open draw, avoiding repeat pairings if possible)
September 19/20

• Semi Finals (Open draw)
September 26/27

•  Final
October 3/4

JUNIOR FOOTBALL

• Nine teams drawn randomly into two groups. Teams will play three or four games depending on which group they are in. Each team will have at least 3 games (home, away and neutral, with two neutral games in the group of five).
GROUP A: Desertmartin, Craigbane, Magilligan, Drum, Moneymore.
GROUP B: Sean Dolan's, Ardmore, Ballerin, Doire Colmcille.
Game 1 - August 1/2
Game 2 - August 8/9
Game 3 - August 22/23
Game 4 - September 5/6
Game 5 - September 19/20

• The top four teams in each group will advance to the quarter finals

• Quarter finals – 1 v 4 and 2 v 3
September 26/27

• Semi Finals – Open Draw
October 3/4

• Final
October 10/11

HURLING

• Eight teams in two groups of four. These groups will be based on last season’s league standings. Each team will have three games (home, away and neutral).
GROUP A: Slaughtneil, Ballinascreen, Lavey, Na Magha.
GROUP B: Kevin Lynch's, Banagher, Swatragh, Banagher.
Game 1 – July 25/26
Game 2 - August 5
Game 3 - August 15/16

• The top two in each group (1v2) with play in the semi-finals, with beaten teams advancing to the intermediate final
Semi-finals - August 29/30

• The bottom two teams in each group will play off (3v4) with the two winners advancing to the junior final.
Finals - September 12/13

THIRDS FOOTBALL
• All teams will be in one group and will play each other once with the top four teams advancing to the semi finals, 1 v 4 and 2 v 3. Top four into
TEAMS:
GROUP A: Craigbane Reserves, Glen Thirds, Bellaghy Thirds, Loup Thirds, Magherafelt Thirds.
GROUP B: Ogra Colmcille, Desertmartin Reserves, Dungiven Thirds, Slaughtneil Thirds.


Game 1 - August 1/2
Game 2 - August 8/9
Game 3 - August 22/23
Game 4 - September 5/6
Game 5 - September 19/20
Quarter finals - September 26/27

Semi Finals – Open Draw – October 3/4
Final - October 10/11

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