The draw for next year’s Ulster senior football championship has been made.
Reigning champions Donegal will face an incredibly difficult opening match as they take on neighbours Tyrone in the quarter-finals.
Last year’s beaten finalists Cavan, who made their first provincial decider in 18 years in 2019, will take on Monaghan in the preliminary quarter-final.
The winner of that match will take on Antrim in a quarter-final while the other last-eight ties include Derry v Armagh and Fermanagh v Down.
“The Ulster championship never seems to disappoint,” former Tyrone star Seán Cavanagh said on RTÉ Radio’s 1’s Morning Ireland.
“The most fascinating game last summer was probably Donegal-Tyrone up in Breffni Park (in the Ulster semi-final). Tyrone yet again are going to to have to head up to Ballybofey. We haven’t had a great record up there.
“There’s no getting away from the fact it’s a most difficult tie. But that’s what you get with the Ulster championship.”
Here is the full draw:
— RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) October 9, 2019