Slaughtneil face Magherafelt as Derry Club Championship draws made
Slaughtneil will begin their defence of the Derry Senior Club Championship title with a difficult tie against Magherafelt after the draws were made at Owenbeg on Tuesday evening.
Kieran Kennedy from O’Neills, who were revealed as the new sponsors of the Senior Club Championships, and Derry's All-Ireland winning, Henry Downey made the draw which has thrown up some fantastic ties at every level.
Lavey's meeting with Dungiven is another to catch the eye in the senior draw while Ballinderry begin their Championship quest against Kilrea.
There is no doubting the stand-out tie in the McFeely Group Intermediate Championship where Banagher and Foreglen meet in a game most would have expected to see in the final. There are Intermediate byes for Drum and Drumsurn while dark horse Steelstown face a Lissan team who have already beaten them in the league this season.
Elsewhere Slaughtmanus and Castledawson meet in a repeat of the 2014 decider that St. Mary's lose by a point while Faughanvale will be favourites against Ballerin and Desertmartin's meeting with Doire Trasna could go either way.
In the Premier Electrics Junior Championship it will be all about who can stop Limavady Wolfhounds and Ardmore have the unenviable task of starting their campaign against the favourites while Glack and Moneymore has the makings of an excellent clash.
The first round of the senior championship will take between September 7th-9th with the Intermediate's opening round on August 24th-26th and the Junior on August 10th-12th.
The Draws in full are:
O'Neill's Derry Senior Club Football Championship:
Magherafelt v Slaughtneil
Coleraine v Glenullin
Greenlough v Newbridge
Ballinascreen v Bellaghy
Lavey v Dungiven
Swatragh v Glen
Loup v Claudy
Kilrea v Ballinderry
The McFeely Group Intermediate Championship:
Drum - Bye
Drumsurn - Bye
Faughanvale v Ballerin
Criagbane v Ballymaguigan
Castledawson v Slaughtmanus
Steelstown v Lissan
Desertmartin v Doire Trasna
Banagher v Foreglen
Premier Electrics Junior Championship
Magilligan v Ogra Colmcille
Glack v Moneymore
Ardmore v Limavady Wolfhounds
Doire Colmcille v Sean Dolans