Cavan set to embrace the Tailteann cup

May 17, 2022 13:05 By Sean McCaffrey
Cavan set to embrace the Tailteann cup Cavan set to embrace the Tailteann cup
In attendance, from left; Mickey Quinn of Longford, Evan O’Carroll of Laois, Kevin Maguire of Westmeath, Declan McCusker of Fermanagh, Darragh Foley of Carlow, Martin O’Connor of Wexford, Conor Murray of Waterford, Killian Clarke of Cavan, Conor Stewart of Antrim, Teddy Doyle of Tipperary, Barry O’Hagan of Down, Mark Diffley of Leitrim, Dean Healy of Wicklow, Niall Murphy of Sligo and Johnny Moloney of Offaly during the Táilteann Cup launch at Croke Park in Dublin.
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The new competition was officially launched in Croke Park

Following on from the opening draw for the Tailteann Cup yesterday Cavan will have home advantage on Saturday the 28th of May when they host Down in Kingspan Breffni. Throw in time for that fixture is expected to be confirmed by the CCCC over the coming days. Cavan will enter not only that game as favourites but also to win the competition out right. While the build up to the start of this competition has been divided in regards to it been a 2nd tier championship Killian Clarke noted at the launch in Corke Park it would be a competition they will take seriously

The format of this years Tailteann cup is straight knock out with the winners progressing to the quarter finals where they will remain in their Northern and Southern groups with it an open draw for the semi finals. GAA president Larry Mc Carthy remarked that both the competition and cup are worth winning


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