Derry CCC have released the master fixtures plan for club action in Derry for 2021. The comprehensive plan for underage and adult grades see changes to several competition structures due to the new split season model introduced at national GAA level.
Senior Leagues and Championship
Due to the move towards the split season model, which has been adopted by GAA nationally, 2021 will see club leagues decoupled from Championship, with matters of promotion and relegation decided via the championship competitions. See format explainer here. 2021 Championship groups are based on 2020 Championship placings.
Division 1a and 1b will play 11 league games and Division 2 will play 13 league games. With the new condensed intercounty season coming into effect, club league games will be played without county players until their involvement with the respective intercounty competitions comes to an end. The team finishing top of the league at the end of 11/13 games will win their respective league.
Reserve Championships will mirror the respective Senior Championship but will not include the relegation element.
Derry CCC issued a reminder of current Ulster GAA guidelines around spectators, explaining that games are to be held strictly in the absence of spectators until advised otherwise.
Download Fixtures Plan
The full fixtures plan and championship explainer for 2021 are available to download below: