The Kilkenny and Carlow soccer leagues have been busy working out their returns to action following covid restrictions.
The KDL has decided that at a junior level they will play off the McCalmont Cup, Divisional Cups, and the Maher Shield starting on June 10th.
The draw for KCLR McCalmont Cup takes place this Saturday afternoon 22nd May at 3.30 pm approx live on Saturday Scoreline.
Meanwhile, the Carlow and District League are going to wait till August before they start.
They dont usually play in August but with the change in the GAA calendar it means they can go-ahead so they’re going to run the KCLR Shield competition and have changed the format to a champions league style one.
Brian O Reilly from the Carlow and District League explains how it’s going to work.
“The rough idea would be that there would be four or five groups of four or five” said Brian.
“Everybody would play the other four teams in their group, two home matches and two away matches over the four Sundays in August, the top four winners would qualify for the KCLR Shield Semi-Final in the first Sunday in September, the final on the second Sunday in September and then we start our league as normal on the third Sunday in September”.
“It means that clubs would have had five possibly six good competitive games before their league campaign” he added.
Listen back to Tom Mullins & Brian O’Reilly from the KDL & CDL on the planned soccer seasons happening (and not).