The Senior and Intermediate Club Championship Finals have been fixed for the second weekend of October after the Leitrim GAA County Board released a list of provisional fixtures last week.
In the fixture list on the County Board website, the finals for the club competitions have been fixed for the weekend of October 8 & 9, a date that is two weeks later than the traditional date that has seen the County Final take place the week after the All-Ireland Senior Football Final, due to take place on September 18, this year.
The Senior and Intermediate Semi-Finals are fixed for the weekend of September 24 & 25, with the championship getting underway over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
The fixtures makers have left two weeks between the Group stages games with the quarter-finals on the weekend of September 9 & 10.
There is also a provision for fixing club championship games for Friday nights with all Group games and quarter-finals fixed for three-day spans.
The other major change will see the U21 Club Championship played during July although only two Wednesdays have been set aside for the competition. However, it is a welcome development that will see the competition moved from the end of the year.
The Club season is due to come to a close on the October Bank Holiday weekend with only Connacht Club Championship games due to be played after that date.
However, the Master Fixture list also notes that it is only a guide and is subject to change.
The main dates for the 2016 are as follows:
Sunday May 22: Connacht SFC Leitrim v Roscommon or New York (Replay May 28); Connacht JFC Final
Sunday, June 12: Connacht SFC Leitrim/Roscommon or NY v Sligo
Saturday, June 18: All-Ireland Qualifiers Round 1A
Wednesday, June 29: Connacht MFC Semi-Finals: Leitrim v Mayo
Saturday, July 2: All-Ireland Qualifiers Round 2A
Sunday, July 3: Connacht Ladies Intermediate Final
July 6: U21 Championship
July 9: All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers Round 2; Div 1 & 2 R9/Div 3 Semi Finals
July 10: Connacht Senior & Minor Finals; Div 1 & 2 R9/Div 3 Semi Finals
July 16: Div 1 & 2 R10/Div 3 Final
July 17: Div 1 & 2 R10/Div 4 Semi Finals
July 20: U21 Championship
July 23: Div 1 & 2 R11/ Div 4 Final
July 24: Div 1 & 2 R11
July 29-31: Senior & Inter Championship R1
August 5-7: Junior A R1 & Junior B R1
August 12-14: Senior & Inter Championship R2
August 19: Junior A Championship R2
August 20-21: Junior A R2/Junior B Championship
August 26-28: Senior & Inter Championship R3
September 2-4: Senior/Inter/Junior A R3 & Junior B Semi-Finals/Playoff
September 9-11: Senior Intermediate & Junior Quarter-Finals; Junior A Play off
September 16-18: Possible Replays /Back up games /Junior A Quarters/Junior B Champ
September 24-25: Senior & Intermediate Semi Finals/Inter/Possible replays /Back up games
October 1-2: Junior A Semi Final/Possible Replays/Back up games
Junior A Semi Final/Possible Replays/Back up games
October 8-9: County Finals
October 15-16: County Finals
October 22-23: Possible League Semi Finals
October 29-31: Possible League Finals
November 6: AIB Club Intermediate Semis Leitrim v Sligo
November 13: AIB Club Senior Semi-Final: Leitrim v Roscommon
November 20: AIB Club Inter FC Final
November 27: AIB Club Senior FC Final