Ciaran McKeever

Ciaran McKeever: Scale back the McKenna Cup

BUSY…County teams play a lot of football in January

GAELIC Life columnist Ciaran McKeever believes that Ulster GAA must take steps to reduce the workload of the Dr McKenna Cup.

With the weather forcing a tighter schedule, McKeever uses today’s column to suggest a reduction in games.


“Do we need the semi-finals? Two groups, top two into a final; that eliminates a round of fixtures straight off the bat.

“True, you could face a few dead-rubbers in the third round of fixtures but I’ll go back to my earlier point, apart from Tyrone who really is dying to win the McKenna Cup?”

The full column is in today’s Gaelic Life, in shops now or available here.