First Two Rounds of the 2022 Michael Murphy Sports Senior Championship

Craobh Sinsear Peil – Senior Football

Sixteen teams are competing in the 2022 Senior football championship. As was the case in 2020 and 2021 they will play in the same league but are divided into two groups, as shown below, with teams unable to play teams in their own Group.

                                            Grúpa A
1 Gleann tSúilí
2 Gaoth Dobhair
3 Naomh Ádhamhnáin
4 Na Cealla Beaga
5 Na Ceithre Maistír
6 Aodh Ruadh
7 Cill Chartha
8 Naomh Micheál
                                            Grúpa B
1 Gleann Fhinne
2 Sean MacCumhaill
3 Baile na nGalloglach
4 Cloich Cheann Fhaola
5 Ard an Ratha
6 Naomh Náille
7 Naomh Conaill
8 Realt na Mara


Yesterday evening in the Central hotel the first two rounds were drawn with Round 1 on the weekend of August 13th and 14th and Round 2 the following weekend. The fixtures for Rounds 1 and 2 are:


Round 1 Fixtures

Killybegs v Glenfin;         Kilcar v Milford;  Aodh Ruadh v Realt na Mara;      Four Masters v Cloughaneely;

Glenswilly v Naomh Conaill;    Gaoth Dobhair v Ardara;     St Eunan v St Nauls;   St Michaels v Sean MacCumhaill


Round 2 Fixtures

Cloughaneely v Kilcar;     Glenfin v Gaoth Dobhair;    St Nauls v Glenswilly;   Sean MacCumhaills v Four Masters

Milford v St Michaels;     Naomh Conaill v Killybegs;           Realt na Mara v St Eunans;       Ardara v Aodh Ruadh


Round 3 will be drawn on August 14th and Round 4 on August 21st.


Knockout Rounds

The top eight teams qualify for the quarterfinals where the four quarter finals pairings shall be 1st v8th; 2nd v7th; 3rd v6th; 4thv5th. Games will be played at neutral venues. The semi-finals will be drawn randomly. The bottom four teams will play in the Relegation playoff at neutral venues 13th v 16th and 14th v 15th.


The quarterfinals are scheduled for September 17th and 18th, the semi-finals for September 24th and 25th and the final on Sunday October 9th. If a replay is required it will be played the following weekend. The relegation final is scheduled for the weekend of October 1st/2nd.


The league stages of the Senior B championship will mirror the A competition.


The full schedule of all draws can be downloaded in PDF form by clicking below:


2022 Draws and Fixtures