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McKenna Cup future in ‘serious doubt’, says Ulster GAA chief

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Tyrone's Kieran McGeary lifts the Dr McKenna Cup back in 2020. Pic: INPHO/Declan Roughan

Tyrone's Kieran McGeary lifts the Dr McKenna Cup back in 2020. Pic: INPHO/Declan Roughan

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Tyrone's Kieran McGeary lifts the Dr McKenna Cup back in 2020. Pic: INPHO/Declan Roughan

Ulster Council chief Brian McAvoy fears this could be the last year of the Dr McKenna Cup

The pre-season competition began last night when Armagh overcame Cavan 1-12 to 0-11 at Breffni Park. But Chief Executive McAvoy has serious reservations over whether the McKenna Cup can continue with the season long fixture list set to be seriously altered.

“Its future looks in serious doubt as the fixture calendar sees massive changes in the coming years,” says McAvoy, who compiled these remarks for the Ulster Convention on January 14.

“A last-minute reprieve from Central Council has ensured that the tournament will take place in January 2022.

“It’s a competition that has served this province, and indeed our counties and universities, extremely well and it would be disappointing if it was to become another piece of our past history.”

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