The 2009 Ulster Senior Hurling and Camogie Championships were officially launched today at the Ramada Hotel Belfast.
In attendance were Ulster GAA President Tom Daly, Ulster GAA Provincial Director Danny Murphy, Ulster GAA PRO Michael Hasson, Ulster Camogie Chairperson Catherine O’Hara, representatives from the 3 multi-sponsors; Guinness, Etihad Airways and RTÉ, as well as a number of inter-County players and managers.
The event was a joint launch with Ulster Camogie who launched their Junior and Senior Camogie Championships.
As part of the ongoing Integration process, Tom Daly outlined that where possible Ulster GAA would seek to include Camogie fixtures as curtain raisers to Ulster Senior Hurling Championship games. Indeed, this weekend, the Ulster Junior Camogie Championship Semi-Final between Donegal and Monaghan will be played as the curtain raiser to the Donegal v Tyrone USHC on Saturday 9th May.
Pictured are Ulster GAA President Tom Daly, Ulster Camogie Chairperson Catherine O’Hara along with representatives from the 3 Hurling Championship mulit-sponsors.
For pictures and interviews from the launch, go to www.gaelgames.com
Ulster Senior Hurling Championship 2009
9th May – First Round:
(a) Fermanagh v Cavan at Enniskillen
(b) Donegal v Tyrone at Letterkenny
(c) Armagh v Monaghan at Athletic Grounds
17th May – Second Round:
(e) Donegal/Tyrone v Armagh / Monaghan
23rd May – Second Round:
(d) London v Fermanagh / Cavan at Ruislip
30th May – Quarter Finals:
(f) Derry v London/Fermanagh/Cavan at Casement Park
(g) Down v Donegal/Tyrone/Armagh/Monaghan at Casement Park
14th June – Semi Final:
(h) f) v g) at Casement Park
28th June – Ulster Senior Hurling Final:
Antrim v h)
Ulster Senior Camogie Championship
Derry v Down
Antrim v Armagh
Ulster Junior Camogie Championship
Tyrone v Cavan
Donegal v Monaghan