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Busy weekend ahead in the EirGrid Ulster Under 20 Championship

June 27th, 2019

Action from the Philly McGuinness Cup game between Donegal and Tyrone

The EirGrid Under 20 Championship continues this weekend with four games down for decision at the quarter-final stage.

On Friday night there is a repeat of the 2018 Ulster Final as Armagh make the trip to Owenbeg to play Derry.

Derry, last year’s champions, will be able to call on a large number of the 2018  team including Ben McCarron who impressed with the Derry seniors in the Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup earlier this year. Armagh meanwhile can look to Cian McConville, who made a big impression with Crossmaglen Rangers in the Armagh Championship, to spearhead their charge.

In Brewster Park, Fermanagh boosted by the return to the panel of five senior players, including wing back Ultan Kelm, welcome Donegal. Fermanagh will also be able to call on a number of the St Michael’s, Enniskillen Hogan Cup winning panel. Donegal will look to Conor O’Donnell to lead the line for them.

Sunday will see two eagerly anticipated games with Philly McGuinness Cup winners, Tyrone, and Leo Murphy Cup winners, Down, meeting in Healy Park. Tyrone will be able to call on Darragh Canavan who performed admirably with the seniors in the early part of the year while Liam Kerr impressed  immensely in Down’s first round win over Antrim.

Kingspan Breffni will play host to the contest between Cavan and Monaghan at 4pm. Monaghan will look to Brendan Óg Ó Dufaigh, last year’s winning minor captain, to lead them from centre half back, while Cavan will be hoping that full-back Patrick Meade can provide them with a platform to build from.

For more information on the EirGrid Ulster Under 20 Championship see here.

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