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Thursday 9 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Dr McKenna Cup

Last month
January 2023
# Saturday Night Lights
Galway and Wexford claim Walsh Cup wins, Derry beat Tyrone to lift Dr McKenna Cup title
Here’s how this evening’s pre-season provincial GAA action unfolded.
Last year
# Dr McKenna Cup
Monaghan defeat Armagh on penalties and Donegal see off Derry in semi-final clashes
The final takes place next Saturday afternoon.
# Dr McKenna Cup
Late goal seals win for Armagh over Cavan as Ulster pre-season action begins
Four points separated the teams at Kingspan Breffni.
All time
# around the grounds
7 goals for Roscommon in Connacht clash and Wexford hurlers defeat Kilkenny
Elsewhere Tyrone overcame Down int he Dr McKenna Cup semi-final.
# Comment
Teams withdrawing and college game clashes - GAA must scrap meaningless pre-season competitions
Donegal are unable to field a team for their McKenna Cup semi-final clash with Monaghan.
# provinces
Dublin still in hunt for Walsh Cup semi-final place and Roscommon make winning start
There was also pre-season action in the Dr McKenna Cup and McGrath Cup today.
# Up and Running
Monaghan, Down and Armagh win Dr McKenna Cup opening games
The Ulster competition began today.
# Last Four
Good night's work for Donegal, Armagh, Tyrone and Derry as they reach Dr McKenna Cup semi-finals
The round-robin games ended in the Ulster pre-season competition tonight.
# dissenting voices
Third-level sides nearing the end in McKenna Cup, but what's next?
A college vs county debate has been sparked in Ulster in recent weeks.
# time for change?
'Do we really need universities in the McKenna Cup?' - Armagh assistant manager
Jim McCorry says that college teams are struggling to compete in the pre-season competition.
# Round-Up
Mullinalaghta boss makes winning start to Cavan reign, Donegal ease to McKenna Cup victory
Mickey Graham’s tenure in Cavan is up and running.
# Stormy Weather
Flynn and Hyland inspire Kildare to O'Byrne Cup victory over Carlow
The pair chipped in with nine of Kildare’s 16 points this afternoon.
# january football
St Vincent's star Nathan Mullins wins man-of-the-match as Donegal set-up Tyrone meeting
Paddy McBrearty top-scored with 0-8 for Donegal in the McKenna Cup semi-final victory over Armagh.
# Wrap
Tyrone remain on course for 7th straight McKenna Cup while Roscommon see off Mayo
Kevin McStay’s side will play Galway in the Connacht FBD League final.
# it's a wrap
Wins for Antrim, Tyrone and Fermanagh as just 3 McKenna Cup clashes go ahead
There were six games scheduled in total before late postponements.
# No Game Lads
Mayo against Galway one of five GAA pre-season matches called off due to frozen pitches
Pressure on now to complete the fixtures in the FBD League and Dr McKenna Cup.
# wednesday night gaa
Roscommon and Galway get off to strong start in FBD League
Meanwhile, there were big wins for Tyrone and Donegal in the Dr McKenna Cup.
# Out West
Roscommon and Galway are set to meet again in the FBD league final
Meanwhile in Ulster, Tyrone’s five-in-a-row bid in the Dr McKenna Cup is still on track.
# Midweek GAA
Kilkenny lose 2016 opener, Galway win again and Dr McKenna Cup reaches semi-finals
There was pre-season action in Leinster and Ulster tonight.
# breffni blue
He's back! Seanie Johnston made his return to the Cavan side last night
After his days with Kildare, Johnston has returned for his native county.
# History Maker
'I don't expect red carpets rolled out for me' - the groundbreaking female GAA referee
The Cavan woman made history in last night’s Dr McKenna Cup game.
Kildare, Tyrone, Galway and Clare amongst the opening day football winners
There was plenty of action on around the country.
# Under Northern Lights
Tyrone beat Armagh to close in on another McKenna Cup four-in-a-row
Only Cavan stand in their way now.
# Final Four
Dr McKenna Cup Wrap: Tyrone, Armagh, Cavan and Fermanagh reach semi-finals
The final four in Ulster’s pre-season football competition has been decided.
# In pics
20 of our favourite pictures from the weekend's GAA action
The preseason action just keeps on coming in football and hurling.
# Fixture List
These 29 games will make for a busy weekend of pre-season football and hurling
Get the flask out.
# fisticuffs
It's only 4 January, and Armagh and Tyrone are already digging each other
It finished 14 v 12 as Tyrone beat Armagh in the Athletic Grounds.
The GAA pre-season kicks off this weekend with these 20 games
Your favourite inter-county stars are ready to get back to business.
# Victory
Tyrone complete Dr McKenna Cup three-in-a-row with final win over Cavan
Plunkett Kane hit the only goal of the game for Mickey Harte’s side.
Here’s the 14 GAA games on the inter-county agenda this weekend
The FBD League final, the O’Byrne Cup final and the Dr McKenna Cup final are all down for decision.
# January Days
18 of the best GAA pictures from the weekend's pre-season action
There was games on across the four provinces today.
# Dr McKenna Cup
Tyrone and Cavan to meet in Dr McKenna Cup decider
Champions Tyrone will have a chance to defend their crown next week.
# schedule
Here's the 27 GAA games on the inter-county agenda this weekend
The times, dates and fixtures are in for this weekend’s action.
# back of the net
VIDEO: Michael Murphy hit a stunning 25-yard goal in the Dr McKenna Cup last night
The Donegal captain showed the way against Queen’s University.
# Showdown
Monaghan will meet Cavan in Dr McKenna Cup semi-final after 15 point win over Fermanagh
Elsewhere Antrim got the better of Down tonight.
# Dominant
Tyrone crush Armagh by 24 points to set up Dr McKenna Cup semi-final with Derry
Mickey Harte’s side put five goals past Armagh tonight with Derry and Donegal also claiming victories.
# Walkover
Cavan through to Dr McKenna Cup semi-final after Jordanstown pull out of tomorrow's game
The Breffni County are through to next Sunday’s last four clashes.
# snapshots
18 of the best GAA pictures from the weekend's inter-county action
The pre-season Gaelic football and hurling competitions continued over the last few days.
# Ulster GAA
Donegal win first Dr McKenna Cup tie as Tyrone, Monaghan, Derry, Antrim and Cavan triumph
The second round of games took place across the northern province today.
# schedule
Here’s the 28 GAA games on the inter-county agenda this weekend
There’s 28 matches scheduled to take place across the four provinces.