The opening games of the Dr Mc Kenna cup in January were confirmed last night and will see the managers of both teams from the Northern Sound region pitted against their native counties.


On Sunday the 8th of January in section C, newly appointed Cavan manager Mattie Mc Gleenan will get his first taste of competitive action on the inter-county front against Tyrone in Kingspan Breffni park, with an away trip to Donegal on the 14th and a final group game against Ulster University on the Wednesday evening the 18th.


Meanwhile Monaghan will begin their campaign against Fermanagh in Clones with an away trip to Antrim and a 3rd outing in the competition in Inniskeen on Wednesday the  18th when they welcome St Marys College.


The semi finals and final are fixed for Sunday the 22nd and Saturday the 28th.