Wins for Down, Armagh and Tyrone in the McKenna Cup

THE Dr McKenna Cup began on Wednesday night with three group games to get the county scene up and running for 2023. Conor Laverty got his Down senior manager career off to a winning start with a 2-10 to 0-12 win over holders Monaghan in Castleblayney. Andrew Gilmore’s 15th minute goal had Down 1-6 to […]

McKenna Cup gets off to a midweek start

THE 2023 inter-county football season gets underway in Ulster on Wednesday night with three group games (all at 7.30pm) in the Dr McKenna Cup Castleblayney will host a clash between two managers cutting their teeth at inter-county level. Vinny Corey begins life as the Farney senior manager, with new Down manager Conor Laverty in the […]

Ciaran Mackin back with Armagh for more in 2023

By Shaun Casey IT doesn’t get much more daunting than making your Armagh debut at midfield, in Croke Park, against Dublin. Sure, Ciaran Mackin had lined out in a few McKenna Cup games in the previous weeks, but this was a huge step up. Mackin showed his class that evening as Armagh claimed a famous […]

The groups for the 2023 Dr McKenna Cup have been drawn

THE 2023 Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup draw was made on Tuesday night in Cookstown’s Glenavon Hotel. Champions Monaghan, under new manager Vinny Corey are grouped with last year’s runners up Donegal and Down who have Paddy Carr and Conor Laverty respectively in charge for the first time. Ulster champions Derry will face neighbours […]