With news that teams are allowed back to soccer action from June 7th, many Sunday league hopefuls were worried that their own season may not actually begin until September as per usual.
With each and every month passing, the thoughts of completing the 20/21 term were vanishing. Even with previously touted midweek games, the task of completing a full league campaign seemed impossible. This is a fact both the Kilkenny and Carlow District league seem to agree with announcing that is is unrealistic to complete all the competitions
Where they differ is that the KDL have seemingly announced a return to Cup action, with the intention to play McCalmont, Sheild and Divisional Cups throughout June. The Carlow District league on the other hand have echoed the sentiment of Honourary Secretary Brian O’Reilly shared with us on Scoreline last month, by releasing a statement saying that they plan to refocus their energy on planning for the 21/22 season. With includes a new exciting Shield competition in August.
Read statement below :
While no doubt disappointing for players eager to get out playing in the league, its a completely understandable position. The league are not saying that clubs themselves cannot participate in their own competition. As long as no type of Super League is formed and the league is informed, I’m sure they will be accommodating.
Over 35’s will be glad to learn that their league will still go ahead, you may get stretching now folks, I went back training last night and the only thing I can move are my fingers for this article.
We at Scoreline cannot wait to cover every game and all the action across both leagues in the coming year because there is no place like Sunday League Football.