McKenna Cup Draw

The draw for the 2022 McKenna Cup took place last night and Armagh have been drawn against Tyrone and Cavan.

It’s the exact same grouping they found themselves in for the 2020 season, the last time the competition was played.

The pre-season tournament was binned last season due to Covid-19 but returns on Friday the 7th of January.

The full McKenna Cup draw

Armagh haven’t tasted McKenna Cup success since 1994 under the watchful eye of Jim McCorry and John Morrison. They have got their hands on the trophy nine time.

Kieran McGeeney’s side did feature in the 2019 decider but lost out to the Red Hands 0-18 to 0-16.

The pair will clash three times in seven weeks. The first meeting comes tomorrow evening while they also face off in the second round of the national league.

Armagh take on Tyrone in the McKenna Cup
Photo Credit: Richiepices

Tyrone are the most recent team Armagh have played in the McKenna Cup, back in 2020. The All-Ireland champions edged a fascinating encounter by three, 3-18 to 3-15.

Armagh put Cavan to the sword in their last meeting, the first round of the 2020 season, played in Breffni Park.

Conor Turbitt bagged 2-2 on his debut in an orange and white jersey as Armagh won handsomely 2-17 to 1-13.

Armagh take on Cavan in the McKenna Cup