New Ulster football team manager Joe Kernan is hoping to step up his preparations for the forthcoming inter-provincial championship by staging a trial match against a Rest of Ulster side at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh on Wednesday night.
It was initially intimated that the game might go ahead last night but it was subsequently decided to defer the game until next week.
And assuming the game is confirmed, it will mean that the new state of the art floodlighting system at the Athletic Grounds will come into use for the first time.
Armagh administrative officer Patrick Og Nugent has confirmed that, subject to the availability of all players, the match could have a big bearing on Ulster’s chances in the inter-pro series.
“Obviously the hope is that the best players will be in action and given that the game is to ahead in what is now one of the best venues in the province it should have appeal,” says Nugent.
Meanwhile, Donegal county board officials expect to have their nominations for the post of football boss finalised this week-end.
A meeting of the county board is due to take place on Monday to further the process of selecting a successor to Brian McIver.
Latest candidate to enter the frame is outgoing selector Frankie Martin who worked as a selector under McIver.
Donegal officials are keen to have their new boss in place soon so that a concerted drive can be made to get among the honours next year.