McKenna Cup may not feature college teams

October 11, 2019

Tyrone's Peter Harte lifts the McKenna Cup. ©INPHO/Philip McGowan.

An earlier start to the 2020 Sigerson Cup could see college teams excluded from the upcoming Dr McKenna Cup.

College and university sides have used the Ulster football pre-season competition as preparation for the Sigerson Cup for over a decade, but with this year's Sigerson Cup throwing in a few weeks earlier than usual on January 12, there would be a direct clash with the McKenna Cup.

According to the Irish News, the Ulster CCC has come up with two options for the 2020 McKenna Cup, one which is for counties only and one which includes college teams. In the event of it including college teams, the McKenna Cup would start on December 14/15. But if the college teams are excluded, it would get underway two weeks later on December 29.

A decision on the matter will be made on October 22.

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