North and South Groups in Tailteann Cup to help ease costs

May 24, 2022 13:07 By Sean McCaffrey
North and South Groups in Tailteann Cup to help ease costs North and South Groups in Tailteann Cup to help ease costs
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 GAA president also noted the groups would ensure local rivalries

From a local GAA perspective the focus this weekend will be on the Tailteann cup first round fixtures. Leitrim and Antrim as well as Cavan and Down will meet at 2pm in the new championship competition while at 5:30 Longford go up against Fermanagh and Sligo take on London. It is first named at home in those Northern group fixtures with the winners going into the quarter final draw. In the Southern group on Sunday, Laois take on Westmeath, Offaly go up against Wicklow with those 2 sides have registered wins in the preliminary round and Carlow take on Tipperary. All those games throw in at 2pm with again first named at home and the winners going into the quarter final draw which will include New York. While some questions had been raised about splitting the competition into a Northern and Southern group, GAA president Larry Mc Carthy explained the reasoning behind the decision

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