The official competition launch and draw for the 2019 Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup took place on Wednesday 5th December at the Europa Hotel, Belfast.
Players and officials from each of the competing nine counties and three college teams attended the draw along with a large media presence.
The draw was conducted by Ulster GAA Vice President Oliver Galligan and Angela Callan, on behalf of competition sponsors Bank of Ireland.
Oliver Galligan, Ulster GAA Vice President commented:
“The Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup gives our county teams the opportunity to get back to much needed competitive action ahead of the National League and also for our University sides to prepare strongly for their Sigerson Cup campaigns.
‘‘Our supporters also enjoy getting back out to follow their teams after the inter-county off-season. Over 45,000 supporters attended our games in January & February this year and we expect another series of exciting matches in the 2019 competition.”
Angela Callan, Branch Manager, Bank of Ireland added:
“We’re delighted to sponsor the Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup for yet another year and see our partnership continue to go from strength to strength. We’re looking forward to another exciting season of competition fixtures between the Counties and Universities. We wish everyone taking part the very best of luck!”
The draw was as follows:
- Section A: Donegal, Cavan, Down, QUB
- Section B: Antrim, Monaghan, Armagh, St Mary’s
- Section C: Derry, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Ulster University
Semi Finals Draw:
- Section A Winner v Section B Winner
- Best Runner-Up v Section C Winner
The entire launch event was streamed live on the Ulster GAA Facebook page courtesy of the team from Linwoods Armagh TV.