The draws for the Christy Ring
and Nicky Rackard Cups have been made. In the Ring
Cup, last year’s beaten finalists Down and
highly-flying Antrim will meet in the first round,
and will be fancied by many to meet again in the
The draws in full are:
Christy Ring Cup
Group A – June 10: Down v Antrim, Roscommon v
London; June 17: Antrim v Roscommon, London v Meath;
June 24: Meath v Antrim, Roscommon v Down; July 8:
Down v Meath, Antrim v London; July 15: London v
Down, Meath v Roscommon.
Group B – June 13: Kerry v Kildare, Wicklow v
Carlow; June 17: Kildare v Wicklow, Carlow v Mayo;
June 24: Mayo v Kildare, Wicklow v Kerry; July 8:
Kerry v Mayo, Kildare v Carlow; July 15: Carlow v
Kerry, Mayo v Wicklow.
Semi-finals: July 22.
Final: August 6.
Nicky Rackard Cup
Group A – June 10: Fermanagh v Tyrone, Donegal v
Sligo; June 24: Sligo v Fermanagh, Tyrone v Donegal;
July 8: Sligo v Tyrone, Fermanagh v Donegal.
Group B – June 10: Cavan v Armagh, Leitrim v Louth;
June 24: Louth v Cavan, Armagh v Leitrim; July 8:
Louth v Armagh, Cavan v Leitrim.
Group C – June 10: Derry v Longford (if Derry are
involved in Ulster SHC final, game will be played on
June 17), Warwickshire v Monaghan; June 24: Monaghan
v Derry, Longford v Warwickshire; July 8: Monaghan v
Longford, Warwickshire v Derry.
Quarter-finals: July 15 and 22
Semi-finals: July 29
Final: August 13.