BY CHRIS MCNULTY
ALL of the planned Good Friday fixtures in Division 1 of the All-County Football League have been called off, it has been confirmed.
On Monday night, the Donegal Competitions Controls Committee (CCC) heard a request from the Donegal senior football team management which asked for the postponement of the fixtures or for a round of ‘star’ fixtures to be included in their place.
Clubs were given until earlier this evening to give their verdict on the two options.
Now, all of the five games which had been scheduled for Division 1 have been postponed: Kilcar v St Michael’s, Ardara v Glenswilly, Four Masters v Termon, Naomh Conaill v Malin and St Eunan’s v Gaoth Dobhair.
The Division 2 game between Killybegs and Dungloe has also been called off, as has the Division 3 meeting of Naomh Brid and Red Hughs. Killybegs’ Hugh McFadden and Naomh Brid’s David Walsh are members of the Donegal squad.
Glenfin’s Division 2 derby game at home to Sean MacCumhaills will be played, with both opting to proceed in the absence of Donegal panelists Frank McGlynn and Martin O’Reilly.
Sunday’s games go ahead as planned.
The Donegal senior squad are due to fly back from their week-long training camp in the Algarve on Thursday. On Sunday-week, April 27th, they play Monaghan in the Division 2 League final at Croke Park.
DECLAN BONNER will look to collect the first piece of silverware from his second tenure in charge of Donegal.