The early rounds of the new Regional Leagues in Division 1 abound with local derbies. Section A has seven teams. Downings get a bye on the first weekend and the other games are between neighbours Gaoth Dobhair and Cloughaneely; and St Michaels and Termon; with Glenswilly travelling the short distance to Milford.
In Section B neighbours St Nauls and Naomh Conaill clash, Killybegs make the short journey to Towney to take on Kilcar and Ardara host Naomh Columba. Dungloe get a bye in Round 1.
In Section C Aodh Ruadh Beal Átha Seannaigh will be delighted to host Realt na Mara in Fr Tierney Park while Convoy travel to O’Donnell Park to play St Eunans and neighbours Sean MacCumhaills and Glenfin meet in Ballybofey.
The dates and times for first Round fixtures are as follows:
|Regional Leagues – Division 1|
|Friday July 17th||7.30||Naomh Micheál||v||An Tearmainn|
|Friday July 17th||7.30||Gaoth Dobhair||v||Cloich Cheann Fhaola|
|Saturday July 18th||5.00||Baile na nGalloglach||v||Gleann t-Suilí|
|Friday July 17th||7.30||Naomh Naille||v||Naomh Conaill|
|Saturday July 18th||5.00||Cill Chartha||v||Na Cealla Beaga|
|Saturday July 18th||7.30||Naomh Columba||v||Ard an Ratha|
|Friday July 17th||7.30||Naomh Ádhamhnáin||v||Naomh Mhuire, Conmhaigh|
|Friday July 17th||7.30||Aodh Ruadh||v||Realt na Mara|
|Friday July 17th||7.30||Sean MacCumhaill||v||Gleann Fhinne|
First round fixtures for Division 2 and for the Hurling will follow shortly. The full set of fixtures will be up before the end of the day on DonegalGAA.ie