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Coleraine and Ballymena chiefs agree on a potential start time for the 20/21 season.

Coleraine and Ballymena chiefs agree on a potential start time for the 20/21 season.

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Coleraine chairman Colin McKendry. Photo: INPHO/Lorcan Doherty

Coleraine chairman Colin McKendry. Photo: INPHO/Lorcan Doherty

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John Taggart

John Taggart

Coleraine and Ballymena chiefs agree on a potential start time for the 20/21 season.

The 2020-21 Danske Bank Premiership season could return as late as October with cup competitions at risk of being kicked into touch. However the end-of-season European play-offs are expected to make a comeback.

The Northern Ireland Football League (NIFL) have written to clubs requesting their thoughts on how next season’s calendar should look and many of them are hesitant about rushing back into action.

Although Linfield, Coleraine and one other side will be in European action next month, the domestic season is sure to be delayed.