Kilcar vow to honour their commitment to Ulster U-21 Football Champions Tournament

Alan Foley

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Alan Foley

Kilcar vow to honour their commitment to Ulster U-21 Football Champions Tournament
Kilcar will honour their commitment and participate in the Ulster U-21 Football Champions Tournament next month.

Kilcar will honour their commitment and participate in the Ulster U-21 Football Champions Tournament next month.

The Towney-based club, who defeated Naomh Conaill in the Donegal U-21 final in November, are due to face Tyrone’s Clonoe O’Rahilly’s on Sunday, February 16, in the quarter-finals.

Donegal U-21s have a training weekend planned on February 15/16 ahead of their Ulster championship meeting with Fermanagh in March.

Kilcar’s Ryan McHugh and Patrick McBrearty are involved in Maxi Curran’s panel.

The Clonoe O’Rahilly’s match was originally scheduled for February 9 but Kilcar were reportedly unwilling to participate as McHugh and McBrearty would’ve been involved with Donegal seniors.

Jim McGuinness’s Donegal take on Galway at Pearse Stadium in Salthill that afternoon in the Allianz League Division Two.

“It was always or intention to honour our commitment and take part in the competition and fulfil the fixture,” Kilcar chairman Michael McShane said. “We will work on the possibility of getting the best panel we can there.”

Kilcar earned a bye in their preliminary round against Erne Gaels, nominated in Fermanagh, who don’t have an U-21 championship, for the last three seasons.

However, the Belleek side opted to withdraw from this year’s competition, which is annually hosted by Creggan Kickhams club from Belfast.

Monaghan’s Traugh have an All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship final on February 9 at Croke Park against Kiltane from Mayo.

Truagh also won Monaghan’s U-21 championship and they have been accommodated with the revised fixtures and a quarter-final on February 16.