Ulster Club Championships: January dates for senior provincial club finals

Eugene Branagan gets in a shot for Kilcoo after brushing past Naomh Conaill's Eunan Doherty in the 2019 Ulster Club Football Final
Kilcoo beat Donegal club Naomh Conaill in the last Ulster Club Football Final played in 2019

The Ulster Club Football Championship will start in late November with both the provincial football and hurling deciders taking place in January.

The Donegal and Derry champions will meet in the senior football opener on the weekend of 20-21 November.

All four quarter-finals will take place two weeks later with the semi-finals on the weekend before Christmas.

The provincial football final will be played on the weekend of 15-16 January - a week after the hurling decider.

The Ulster draws were made by the province's competitions control committee on Monday evening with Tyrone avoiding the first round football draw after the county team's Anglo-Celt Cup triumph.

In the football quarter-finals on 4-5 December, the Tyrone champions will face the Fermanagh winners with the Antrim kingpins taking on Armagh opposition, Cavan's winners facing their Down counterparts and the Monaghan champions taking on the winners of the preliminary-round tie.

The Ulster football champions will play their All-Ireland semi-final on the last weekend of January.

In the Ulster Senior Club Hurling Championship, the Down winners have been given a bye through to the final against either the Antrim or Derry champions who meet in the semi-final on 11-12 December.

The winners of the Ulster decider on 8-9 January will play their All-Ireland semi-final two weeks later.

The global pandemic meant that last year's provincial and All-Ireland Club Championships had to be scrapped.

Down club Kilcoo won their last Ulster Football Championship in 2019 with Slaughtneil winning the provincial hurling title two years ago.

AIB ULSTER CLUB SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

First round - 20/21 November
Donegal championsvDerry champions
Quarter-Finals - 4/5 December
TyronevFermanagh
AntrimvArmagh
CavanvDown
MonaghanvDonegal or Derry
Semi-Finals - 18/19 December
Tyrone or FermanaghvAntrim or Armagh
Cavan or DownvMonaghan/Donegal/Derry
Ulster Club SFC Final - 15/16 January
All-Ireland Club SFC semi-final - 29/30 January

AIB ULSTER SENIOR HURLING CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

Ulster Club SHC Semi-final - 11/12 December
Antrim championsvDerry champions
Final - 8/9 January
Down championsvAntrim or Derry champions
All-Ireland Club SHC semi-final - 22/23 January

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