26 Mar 2022

The NI Football League can now reveal the post-split fixture schedule for the Lough 41 Championship and the race for promotion.

After a pulsating regular season campaign, there is still all to play for in the second tier with Tommy Canning’s Dergview pipping Ards to the final spot in the top half of the league split.

Long-time league leaders Newry City take a four point advantage into the final five games over this season’s surprise package Annagh United, as the Portadown based club chase down promotion to the Premiership for the first time in the club’s history.

In the bottom half, Queen’s University’s recent resurgence will undoubtedly make for a huge relegation battle having closed the gap on eleventh placed Knockbreda to just three points.

The split games kick off on Saturday 9 April as the top two meet at the BMG Arena the start of a series of five games that will end with a place in the Danske Bank Premiership for the 2022/2023 season.

© Pacemaker Press Newry City lead the Lough 41 Championship going into the split

Section A

Saturday 9 April 2022
Annagh United v Newry City
Dergview v Ballinamallard United
HW Welders v Loughgall

Saturday 16 April 2022
Ballinamallard United v Annagh United
Dergview v HW Welders
Newry City v Loughgall

Tuesday 19 April 2022
Ballinamallard United v Loughgall
Dergview v Annagh United
HW Welders v Newry City

Saturday 23 April 2022
Ballinamallard United v Newry City
HW Welders v Annagh United
Loughgall v Dergview

Saturday 30 April 2022
HW Welders v Ballinamallard United
Loughgall v Annagh United
Newry City v Dergview

Section B

Saturday 9 April 2022
Dundela v Ards
Institute v Ballyclare Comrades
Knockbreda v Queen's University

Saturday 16 April 2022
Ballyclare Comrades v Ards
Dundela v Knockbreda
Institute v Queen's University

Tuesday 19 April 2022
Ards v Institute
Ballyclare Comrades v Knockbreda
Queen's University v Dundela

Saturday 23 April 2022
Dundela v Institute
Knockbreda v Ards
Queen's University v Ballyclare Comrades

Saturday 30 April 2022
Ballyclare Comrades v Dundela
Institute v Knockbreda
Queen's University v Ards