Re-Sodding, Knockout and Winter football – It is a level playing field for the Ulster final

Ahead of this weekends Ulster final at the Athletic grounds, the playing surface at the Armagh venue has been given some remedial work.

Concern was raised about the field following the Ulster semi final between Cavan and Down last weekend, with both goal keepers in particular appearing to have difficult with underfoot conditions.

However the Ulster Council have moved to allay any fears that they could be an issue with the surface for the final by having effected areas re-sodded.

It is believed the works should be completed by today, while the weather forecast for the weekend, would look to be favourable as well with it set to be a cold but mild Sunday afternoon with temperatures between 7 and 12 degrees.

The decider is a repeat of last years final with Donegal once again entering it as favourites, however the forced movement of the championship to the winter months and a knock out format, could be seen to be making it a more level playing field, something that former Breffni captain Stephen King agrees with

Throw in for that game on Sunday evening is at 4pm and we will have full live commentary with thanks to Erne Motor Works Dublin Road Cavan.