Rescheduled quarter-finals enable Kilcar to enter Ulster U-21 competition

Alan Foley

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Alan Foley

Rescheduled quarter-finals enable Kilcar to enter Ulster U-21 competition
Kilcar have benefitted from a rescheduling to enable them to participate in the Ulster U-21 Football Champions Tournament.

Kilcar have benefitted from a rescheduling to enable them to participate in the Ulster U-21 Football Champions Tournament.

The Towney-based club will face Tyrone champions Clonoe O’Rahilly’s on Sunday, February 16, in the quarter-finals.

The match was originally scheduled for February 9 but Kilcar were reportedly unwilling to participate as Ryan McHugh and Patrick McBrearty would’ve been unavailable due to their involvement with Donegal’s senior panel.

Jim McGuinness’s team are taking on Galway at Salthill’s Pearse Stadium that afternoon in the Allianz League Division Two.

The Donegal county U-21 champions earned a bye in their preliminary round tie against Erne Gaels, who were nominated in each of the last three seasons in Fermanagh, who do not have an U-21 championship.

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, like Kilcar, have been accommodated with the revised fixtures and a quarter-final on February 16.

Ulster U-21 Football Champions Tournament quarter-finals

Sunday, February 2, 2:15pm

Robert Emmet’s, Slaughtneil (Derry) v Roger Casement’s, Portglenone (Antrim)

Sunday, February 9, 12:30pm

Assan Gaels (Cavan) v St Peter’s Warrenpoint (Down)

Sunday, February 16, 12:30pm

St Patrick’s Cullyhanna (Armagh) v Truagh Gaels (Monaghan)

Sunday, February 16, 2:15pm

Clonoe O’Rahilly’s (Tyrone) v Kilcar (Donegal)