Fermanagh will compete with Antrim, Derry, Carlow, Wicklow and Limerick for the 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship title with the draw to take place on Tuesday June 30.

An open draw will take place to make up two groups of three teams – with the top two teams in each pool then progressing to the semi-finals.

It is envisaged that each Championship will be played off over seven weekends, with a two-week break between the conclusion of the group phases and the All-Ireland semi-finals, and a further two-week break between the semi-finals and Finals.

Fermanagh manager Jonny Garrity is hoping that his side will be among the contenders for the title having suffered defeat in last year’s Junior final.

“We know that there is teams there that will fancy themselves but we would count ourselves among that group.

“We will take it one game at a time obviously but we know within our panel what the aims of the year are and we will see if we can fulfil those ambitions,” he stated.

Garrity is delighted that football will be returning after more than a three month hiatus although he would also like to see an Ulster Championship included in the fixture programme after it has been initially abandoned.

“Given the circumstances, we are delighted that there is football on the horizon, there was a long time that we thought that there probably wouldn’t be so we are over the moon with that.

“I do think though that within the time frame there is enough time to run an Ulster and an All Ireland.

“Perhaps if they used the ten weeks more efficiently we might have the two competitions in there and hopefully that’s not dead in the water just yet. But to have anything at all is a bonus and we are looking forward to playing in the All Ireland at least,” he added.

There will be no finish to the league programme after it was cancelled by the Ladies GFA but Garrity was satisfied with how the Division Three league campaign had gone for Fermanagh.

“It was good to get some of the new recruits some game time and I thought we were very competitive and could have had another two or three wins so we were happy with the campaign and we are now looking forward to the championship.”

First up though will be the club season and Garrity will be keeping a keen eye on how players are performing before moving into the inter-county championship.

“We will be watching carefully to see how the girls are getting on and hopefully it will act as a good spring board for the county season to follow,” he concluded.