All Ireland champions Donegal will play their first competitive match against Peter Canavan’s Fermanagh side in the opening round of the Power NI Dr McKenna Cup at Brewster Park, Enniskillen, on Wednesday, January 9.
Jim McGuinness’s team will also meet St Mary’s College and Monaghan in the preliminary stages of the competition.
The full list of fixtures is (Sunday games 2pm, mid-week games 7.30pm):
Sun Jan 6: Rd One —Section A: Monaghan v St Mary’s College (Clones), Section B: Queen’s v Armagh (Athletic Grounds), Cavan v Down (Kingspan Breffni Park); Section C: UUJ v Antrim (Casement Park), Tyrone v Derry (Healy Park, Omagh).
Wed Jan 9: Rd One — Section A: Fermanagh v Donegal (Enniskillen).
Sun Jan 13: Rd 2— Section A: St Mary’s College v Fermanagh (Enniskillen), Donegal v Monaghan (Ballybofey); Section B: Armagh v Cavan (Athletic Grounds), Down v Queen’s (Newry); Section C: Antrim v Tyrone (Casement Park), Derry v UUJ (Celtic Park).
Wed Jan 16: Rd 3 — Section A: Donegal v St Mary’s College (Ballybofey),Monaghan v Fermanagh (Inniskeen); Section B: Cavan v Queen’s (Kingspan Breffni Park),Down v Armagh (Newry); Section C: Tyrone v UUJ (Healy Park, Omagh),Derry v Antrim (Celtic Park).
Sun Jan 20: Semi-finals (1) Section A Winners v Section B Winners; (2) Section C winners v Best Runner-Up.
Sat Jan 26: Final: 1v 2.