Four Dr McKenna Cup games called off following snow falls

Healy Park was covered in snow

Four of Wednesday night's McKenna Cup games have been postponed because of unplayable pitches.

The Section C encounter between Tyrone and Antrim and the Cavan v Monaghan clash in Section A were called off as the pitches were covered with snow.

Both Section B games also fell victim to the extreme weather - Derry's match against Queen's and the meeting of Donegal and Fermanagh at Ballybofey.

Down's game with Ulster University and Armagh v St Mary's will both go ahead.

Newry's Pairc Esler is the venue for Down's Section A meeting with Ulster University with Armagh's Section C tussle with St Mary's taking place at the Athletic Grounds.

The postponed games have been rearranged for Sunday, 18 January which was the planned date for the semi-finals.

Both semi-finals will now take place on Wednesday, 21 January with the competition's decider three days later on 24 January.

The postponements mean that the semi-finals picture cannot be definitively decided by Wednesday's remaining action.

Down, Ulster University, Cavan and Monaghan all have a win and a defeat from their opening two Section A games.

In Section C, Armagh's opening defeat by group leaders Tyrone was followed by a comfortable victory over Antrim while St Mary's are out of contention for a semi-final place after their defeats by the Saffrons and Red Hands.

Tyrone are the holders of the competition which involves the nine Ulster counties plus three college teams - Queen's, Ulster University and St Mary's.

Bank of Ireland McKenna Cup - 14 January

Section A

Down v UUJ (Pairc Esler)

Cavan P Monaghan (Breffni Park

Section B

Derry P QUB (Owenbeg)

Donegal P Fermanagh (MacCumhaill Park)

Section C

Tyrone P Antrim (Healy Park)

Armagh v St Mary's (Athletic Grounds)

All games 20:00 throw-in