Ulster double date for Armagh

Ulster double date for Armagh

Kieran McGeeney.

Eugene Creaney


Eugene Creaney



Kieran McGeeney's Armagh side will have to wait until next Tuesday evening to find out who their opponents will be in this year's Ulster Championship.

Although the other provinces will be pulled out of the hat on Monday like McGeeney, Cavan boss Mickey Graham will have to last out until the final draw is made as he plans to retain the title.

But before the provincial dates are faced the Orchard men will have to navigate a mini-Ulster series in the National League where sides will be kept close to home in a regional structure.

Armagh's first league tie will be against Monaghan, but with the Farney county now facing sanctions after breaking protocol around training, the tie will now probably be played at a neutral venue.

That outing, however, looks to be a four pointer while McGreeney's outfit face a revamped Tyrone side before playing Donegal, who had a bloodless championship win at the Athletic Grounds last summer.

This year's draws will be held live on RTE, spaced over next Monday and Tuesday, with the Ulster series being pulled from the hat as the final draw.

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