The Rectory will host the finals of the Derry Midweek Charity Cups on Sunday May 5th.

League winners Bready take on cup holders Fox Lodge in the Women's final at 12 o'clock in what is sure to be a had-fought clash between the dominant forces in the game over the past decade.

Premiership winners Ardmore and double cup winners Brigade meet in the men's final at four o'clock.

The sides have been evenly matched over the last few seasons with some epic battles and both will be keen to lay down an early marker for the new campaign.

Meanwhile, the recent bad weather may see the NW opt to delay the start of the season by a week.

Sides had been due to begin on the 20th with double-headers in the T20 competition, but these now look to be in doubt.

A final decision one way or the other is expected soon.