UUJ concede McKenna Cup clash against Cavan

‘This decision has not been taken lightly and UUJ have explored all avenues to avoid having to take this course of action’

Cavan had been due to host UUJ at Breffni Park.

Cavan had been due to host UUJ at Breffni Park.

Tue, Jan 14, 2014, 18:29

UUJ have conceded tomorrow night’s Dr McKenna Cup against Cavan due to the unavailability of a number of players.

The decision will see Cavan qualify for the semi-finals of the competition.

The Section C clash was due to take place at Breffni Park but UUJ released a statement this morning announcing they would be conceding the game.

“UUJ in consultation with the Ulster Council have with regret conceded the McKenna Cup game against Cavan on Wednesday 15th January 2014,” the statement explained.

“UUJ find ourselves unable to fulfil this fixture due to circumstances beyond our control. A combination of senior players involved in examinations on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning along with a number of injuries and a significant number of players involved with their counties has forced us to concede the game.

“This decision has not been taken lightly and UUJ have explored all avenues to avoid having to take this course of action. We want to put on record that we do not wish to disrespect our opponents on Wednesday night namely Cavan or indeed the McKenna Cup competition itself.

“The McKenna Cup is a competition which UUJ look forward to each year and which we have derived enormous benefit from participating in. We look forward to participating in the McKenna Cup fully again in 2015.

“UUJ GAA wish to thank Ulster GAA for their ongoing help and co-operation and fully support them in any future initiatives in order to ensure continued third level participation in the Dr McKenna Cup in the future.”

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