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Donegal’s Bank of Ireland McKenna Cup Campaign Starts in Newry on Jan 8th

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Fri 16th Dec

Donegal’s Bank of Ireland McKenna Cup Campaign Starts in Newry on Jan 8th
Donegal’s Bank of Ireland McKenna Cup Campaign Starts in Newry on Jan 8th

The fixtures for the Dr McKenna Cup were released today by the Ulster Council. Donegal are in a Section A with Down and Monaghan, who square up in Roinn 1 on Wednesday January 4th.

Paddy Carr’s competitive debut as manager starts in Páirc Esler on Sunday January 8th with a 1.30 pm throw-in against An Dun. Their second fixture is in Páirc Sheáin Mhic Cumhaill on Wednesday January 11th against Muineachán. Throw-in is at 7.30 pm. The full list of fixtures across the three sections is below.


  • All nine Ulster counties will participate in the 2023 Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup in 3 groups of 3 teams.
  • Each county will have one home game and one away game.
  • The counties who finish top of their section will progress to the semi finals, alongside the best placed runner up.
  • The venues for semi finals and final will be determined by Comhairle Uladh CCC.
2023 Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup 


Roinn 1 

4ú Eanáir (Wed) @ 19:30 

Section A: 

Muineachán V An Dún at Venue TBC


Section B: 

Tír Eoghain V Fear Manach at O’Neills Healy Park


Section C:
Ard Mhacha V Aontroim at Athletic Grounds


Roinn 2 

8ú Eanáir (Sun) @13:30 

Section A: 

An Dún V Dún na nGall at Páirc Esler


Section B: 

Fear Manach V Doire at Brewster Park


Section C:
Aontroim V An Cabhán at Portglenone


Roinn 3 

11ú Eanáir (Wed) @ 19:30

Section A: 

Dún na nGall V Muineachán at Páirc MacCumhaill


Section B: 

Doire V Tír Eoghain at Owenbeg


Section C:
An Cabhán V Ard Mhacha at Kingspan Breffni


Semi Finals 

14ú / 15ú Eanáir  


*Draw by CCC on 11ú Eanáir



21ú Eanáir (Sat)


Tickets FAQs

  • No matchday sales will occur at any Ulster GAA games.
  • Refunds/exchanges are not permitted.
  • All tickets will be scanned on entry to the ground. No ticket, no entry.
  • Tickets must be purchased online or at selected stores in advance.
  • For a full list of stores please see here
  • Ulster GAA define juvenile tickets as those under the age of 16 and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children aged 2 or under do not require a ticket.
  • A limited number of Wheelchair Passes are available and can be requested through your County Board. 
  • Any patrons who require additional assistance purchasing tickets, please contact your club, county board or Ulster GAA on or 028 (048) 3752 1900.


Get your 2023 BOI McKenna Cup Competition Ticket!

The Competition Ticket grants spectator access to all Round 1, 2 and 3 games, both Semi Finals and the Final of the 2023 BOI Dr McKenna Cup. Purchase online here:

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Fri 16th Dec

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