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Cups closing in on the business end of season

The draw for the next stages in each of the Cup and Shield competitions were made last week.

Despite the unprecedented lengthy interuptions on the schedule from mid-December to the end of February, it is still hoped to schedule all finals as normal from mid April concluding one month later.

The draws in full: Tully Bookmakers Challenge Cup, Quarter Finals- Albion Rovers v Navan Town, Marsh Celtic v Knightsbrook, OMP United v Dromin United, Woodview Celtic v Clones Town.

Kilmessan Shield Semi Finals-Duleek v Boyne Harps, Rock or Trim Celtic v Kells Celtic; O'Neill Shield Semi Finals Knightsbrook v Chord Celtic, Rathkenny v Oldcastle

Reserve Cup Quarter Finals - Glaslough Villa v Electro, Longwood v Johnstown or Park Celtic Summerhill. Marsh Celtic or Enfield v Rock Celtic, Woodview Celtic v Duleek

Fitzsimons Cup * Div 2, 3A & 3B, 1st Round - Athboy 7, Abbey Celtic 4; Boca Rovers 4, Sheelin Celtic 3; Boyne Harps v Chord Celtic, Castle Villa v Knightsbrook, Donacarney v Rossin, Johnstown v Electro, Kells Celtic v Kingscourt, Kells-Blackwater v Inny Wdrs, Kentstown v Mosney, Park Celtic Summerhill 3, Enfield 2, Parkvilla v Trim Town, Rathkenny 2, Fordrew 4, St Laurence's v OMP; 2nd Round - Bailieboro v Oldcastle, Boca Rovers v Athboy, Castle Villa or Knightsbrook v Black Bull, Johnstown or Electro v Kells Celtic or Kingscourt, Kentstown or Mosney v Donacarney or Rossin, Park Celtic Summerhill v Kells-Blackwater or Inny Wdrs, Parkvilla or Trim Town v Fordrew, St Laurence's or OMP v Boyne Harps or Chord Celtic

Gerry Reilly Mem Cup * Div 4 & all Reserve sections 2nd Round - Albion 2nds v Navan Town 2nds, Ardee 2nds v Newtown 2nds, Bellurgan 0, Woodview 1, Boyne Athletic v Rossin 2nds, Bohermeen 2nds or Donore v Grove Rangers, Drogheda Town 1, OMP 0, Duleek 2nds or Dynamoe Drogheda v Chord Celtic 2nds, Glaslough 2, Moneymore 1, Kells-Blackwater 3, Marsh Celtic 0, Dromin 2nds v BJD Celtic, Oldcastle 2nds v Electro 2nds or Virginia, Park Celtic 2nds v Trim Celtic 2nds, Robinstown 2nds v Black Bull 2nds, Rock Celtic 2nds v Lourdes Celtic, Trim Town 2nds v Athboy 2nds

Co-operation required towards season's end

All Cubs are requested to fully co-operate with Fixture's Secretary Pat O'Brien to help insure that all fixtures are played as scheduled.

The option of playing back matches in mid week will kick in as soon as the daylight allows which will start on the first week in April, and every effort will be made to accommodate individual requests, provided they are made known with adequate notice

For the most part matches will be scheduled on Wednesday evenings. In the event of necessary back matches within the Reserve sections, as before Tuesday evenings would be the preferred option.

League schedule AGM

The AGM shall take place on Tuesday 1st June. All nominations and motions must be submitted on or before 20th May.

All member clubs will receive one weeks notice of motions.

For further details contact Secretary Gerry Gorman at 087 2856318.

Return of annual awards

All Clubs that received annual awards are reminded that the deadline for return was 31st January.

To date there are still a number of Clubs that have not returned, and the MDL are at liberty to impose a penalty of €250 for late returns. Despite the interruptions on the fixture schedule.

It is likely that all Saturday Reserve Divisions will require presentations within the next few weeks.