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2024 EirGrid Ulster U20 Football Championship details confirmed

February 5th, 2024

Details of the upcoming 2024 EirGrid Ulster Under-20 Football Championship has been confirmed.

The Championship will be played during the months of March and April.

The competition will be organised in a ’round-robin’ format with a group of 5 and a group of 4, with teams playing the other teams in their group once.

Section A: Antrim, Derry, Down, Monaghan, Tyrone

Section B: Armagh, Cavan, Donegal, Fermanagh

The top team in each group progress to the Ulster U20FC Semi Finals. The second and third place teams would criss-cross and play each other in two Quarter Finals.

There will be Provincial and National Tier 2 knockout competitions for counties who do not qualify for the Ulster U20FC Quarter Finals.

The winners of the two Quarter Finals progress to the Semi Finals, while the two Quarter Final losers are eliminated. The two teams that lose in the Semi Finals will also be eliminated.

Finally, the three teams that finished in fourth and fifth positions in the groups would be eliminated from the Ulster Championship and enter the Tier 2 competition.

The provincial winners will progress to the All-Ireland Semi Finals.

2024 EirGrid Ulster GAA Under 20 Football Championship:

Round 1 – Sat 9th March

Section A

Antrim v Tyrone at Corrigan Park

Down v Derry at Páirc Esler

(Monaghan Bye)

Section B

Cavan v Donegal at Kingspan Breffni

Fermanagh v Armagh at Brewster Park


Round 2 – Wed 20th March

Section A

Tyrone v Down at O’Neills Healy Park

Monaghan v Antrim at Castleblayney

(Derry Bye)


Round 3 – Wed 27th March

Section A

Down v Monaghan at Páirc Esler

Derry v Tyrone at Owenbeg

(Antrim Bye)

Section B

Armagh v Cavan at Box-It Athletic Grounds

Donegal v Fermanagh at Páirc Mac Cumhaill


Round 4 – Wed 3rd April

Section A

Antrim v Down at Dunsilly

Monaghan v Derry at Castleblayney

(Tyrone Bye)


Round 5 – Wed 10th April

Section A

Tyrone V Monaghan at O’Neills Healy Park

Derry v Antrim at Owenbeg

(Down Bye)

Section B

Donegal v Armagh at Páirc Mac Cumhaill

Fermanagh v Cavan at Brewster Park


U20FC Quarter Finals – Wed 17th April

(First named team has home advantage)

Group A Runner-Up V Third in Group B

Group B Runner-Up V Third in Group A


U20FC Semi Finals – Wed 24th April

(First named team has home advantage)

(1) Winner Section A V QF Winner

(2) Winner Section B V QF Winner


U20FC Final –  Wed 1st / Fri 3rd May

Semi Final Winner 1 V Semi Final Winner 2


Tier 2 (Draw to take place between three teams after group stages)

Semi Final – Mon 22nd April

Team that did not qualify V One of QF Losers


Final – Mon 29th April

SF Winner V 3rd Team


Tier 1 & Tier 2

All-Ireland Semi Finals on 11/12 May

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