Cavan to return to intercounty hurling next Saturday

After 6 years without a senior intercounty hurling team Cavan will be returning to competitive fare next Saturday when they will compete in the Lory Meagher Cup. They’ll begin at home against Division 3B finalists Warckshire.Cavan has been the only county in Ireland without a senior inter-county hurling team since disbanding its team midway through the 2011 season. They are now ready to and have been granted permission to return to the championship. They’ll also play Leitrim,Sligo, Lanchasire and Fermanagh in the competition.

Elsewhere in the first round of fixtures Sligo welcome Lancashire and Fermangh face Leitrim.

Croke Park will stage the Lory Meagher Cup final on Saturday, June 10.

In the Nicky Rackard Cup Division 3 A rivals Monaghan welcome Tyrone. Its Louth up against Derry, Donegal take on Armagh.

The first round of the Christy Ring Cup has pitted Mayo against Kildare, Down against Roscommon, Carlow versus Antrim and Wicklow will take on London.