A full Master fixture plan for all County League and Championship games in Cork for 2020 was approved by the County CCC last night.
Details of all fixtures will be circulated later this week.
The following elements are included:
County League Dates:
Sun, Feb 2nd & 9th – Football
Sun, Feb 16th & 23rd – Hurling
Sun, March 1st – Football
Sun, March 8th – Hurling
Sun, March 15th – Football
Sun, March 22nd – Hurling
Sun, March 29th – Football
Sun, April 5th – Hurling
Sun, April 12th – Hurling
Sat, May 2nd – Football
Sat, May 9th – Hurling
Sat, May 16th – Football
Sat, May 23rd – Hurling
Sat, May 30th – Football
Sat, June 6th – Hurling
Sat, June 13th – Football
Sat, June 20th – Hurling
Sun, June 28th – Football
Sun, July 5th – Hurling
Sun, July 12th – Football
w/e July 19th – League Finals
In 2021 Division 1 in both Hurling and Football will have 12 teams in each (11 games), while the remaining Divisions will have 10 teams in each (9 games). Promotion and relegation at end 2020 will facilitate these numbers, as appropriate.
Regional leagues organised by the the Divisional boards will operate below this level in 2021 (eg. Division 7 – North, East, Mid, West) and the County Junior leagues will be abolished.
Club Championship Dates:
From April 3rd to May 17th and from July 17th onwards
U21 A, B & C Football – only Divisional winners (and Beara in ‘A’) to proceed to County stages with County quarter-finals scheduled for Saturday, March 28th (Divisional Rounds on Feb 1st, Feb 8th, Feb 15th, March 7th & March 21st
Premier 1 and 2 U21 Hurling will have 12 and 16 teams, respectively and will be played on a knockout basis starting in mid-August. Gradings and Draws to follow.
Junior B & C Draws will take place at next week’s board meeting and games will then be added to the Master fixture plan. Competitions to start in mid-April
Divisions / Colleges: With UCC, CIT and Imokilly (hurling) and Duhallow (football) receiving byes to the semi-finals of the Divisions / Colleges rounds of the County Competitions, the remaining teams will play-off in two groups of 3, with four teams then playing semi-finals and Finals across the following 5 Wednesdays May 20th, 27th, June 3rd, 10th, and 17th.
Junior A County Deadlines: due to the decision made nationally to bring the All Ireland Club semi-finals into December in 2020 and the subsequent effect on Munster deadlines, the start dates for the Junior A Hurling and Football County stages are w/e Sept 6th and 13th, respectively and will have to be strictly applied.
Tom Creedon Cup will run on in parallel with Hurling league weekends, on Sat, May 23rd, June 6th, June 20th and July 4th, subject to further consultation with the Macroom Club.