Dr McKenna Cup: Fermanagh v St Mary's game moved to Garvaghey

Fermanagh's Johnny Woods battles with St Mary's Brendan Hasson in the 2014 McKenna Cup game
Fermanagh's game against St Mary's will take place on Wednesday night

Fermanagh's opening Dr McKenna Cup game against St Mary's College on Wednesday (20:00 GMT) has been moved from Brewster Park to Garvaghey in Tyrone.

The game was originally scheduled to be played on Sunday at Enniskillen but had to be postponed

Erne boss Peter McGrath may use the match to take a look at a couple of new panellists including Pat Cadden and Stephen McGullion.

Also on Wednesday night, Antrim face Queen's at the QUB Arena (20:00).

The St Mary's squad includes county men Conor Meyler, Kevin McKernan, Brian Og McGilligan and Paddy McBride.

The re-arranged Garvaghey fixture will see GAA history being made as Cavan woman Maggie Farrelly becomes the first female to take charge of a senior men's inter-county game.

Antrim showed a few encouraging early-season signs in their opener against Derry on Sunday even though they eventually succumbed 4-16 to 2-12.

Cavan referee Maggie Farrelly
Maggie Farrelly will make GAA history by taking charge of Fermanagh's game against St Mary's

Joint managers Frank Fitzsimons and Gearoid Adams have coaxed several influential performers back to the Saffrons squad, including the McCann brothers Tomas and Michael, plus Kevin Niblock and Brian Neeson.

While CJ McGourty has committed to the Antrim hurlers, there has been traffic in the other direction with Jackson McGreevy opting for the footballers.

"Jackson's tough. He's very tenacious," Fitzsimons told BBC Sport.

"Jackson being available for us is a boost and I thought he made a very good debut against Derry at the weekend.

"We were disappointed with the result in the end against Derry but they are a strong side and we know it was going to be tough against them.

"Hopefully on Wednesday, we'll improve on that."

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Dr McKenna Cup: Frank Fitzsimons pleased with Saffron squad shape

Tomas McCann scored both Antrim's goals against the Oak Leafers although it's not clear whether the management may opt to rejig the team significantly in order to look at other players.

Saffron options are reduced by the nine players lining out for the colleges sides in the competition including St Mary's player McBride and QUB forward Ryan Murray.

Murray is in line to feature against his county on Wednesday after impressing for the Malone Road side in their 3-17 to 0-11 defeat by Tyrone on Sunday.

Three Murray points helped Queen's lead 0-5 to 0-1 early on before Tyrone took control of the game.

In addition to Murray, the Queen's line-up that took to the field at Omagh included former Australian Rules star Marty Clarke, Antrim's Niall Delargy plus Fermanagh duo Che Cullen and Ruairi Corrigan.

Wednesday's Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup fixtures - 20:00 GMT

Section A

Antrim v Queen's, QUB Arena

Section B

Fermanagh v St Mary's College, Brewster Park

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