2022 McKenna Cup to get underway on January 7th

December 02, 2021

Monaghan's Dessie Ward with Conor Meyler and Michael O'Neill of Tyrone when the sides met in the Dr McKenna Cup final. ©INPHO/Declan Roughan.

The Ulster Council has confirmed that next year’s Dr McKenna Cup competition will begin early next month.

The draw for the northern province’s pre-season competition will take place within the next week, with the first round of games to throw-in on the evening of Friday, January 7th.

It will be run off within a 15-day window, with the second round of games down for Tuesday, January 11th and the final group games on Saturday, January 15th.

The semi-finals are on January 18th and final itself is scheduled for just four days later on the 22nd, a week before the Allianz Football League campaign is set to get underway.

With no competition having taken place last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tyrone will be entering as title holders having defeated Monaghan in the 2020 decider.

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