Bank of Ireland Renews Dr McKenna Cup Sponsorship for 2023

Bank of Ireland and Ulster GAA are delighted to confirm the renewal of their Dr. McKenna Cup sponsorship deal for the 2023 campaign.

The competition sponsorship deal is in addition to the Bank’s support for a number of off-field, club-focussed initiatives, such as, The Bank of Ireland Community Support Award and the ‘Club Together’ club & volunteer conference.

Commenting on the announcement, William Thompson, Head of Branches, Bank of Ireland UK, said:

‘“Bank of Ireland has a proud history of supporting sport in communities and we are delighted to renew our support for the Dr McKenna Cup competition for 2023. We look forward to another series of exciting games between the counties and wish all those taking part the very best of luck in the competition.”

Ciaran McLaughlin, Ulster GAA President added:

‘’Ulster GAA is delighted to retain Bank of Ireland as the main sponsor of our pre-season inter-county competition in 2023. We have enjoyed a long partnership with the Bank and I warmly welcome their support for Gaelic games at county and club level across the province.’’

‘’The Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup competition provides our county teams the opportunity to get back to much needed competitive action ahead of their National League campaigns, and also gives our supporters the chance to get back out to cheer on their teams after the winter break.’’

For further details on the Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup, visit

The draw for the 2023 Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup is as follows:

2023 Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup  Fixtures 
Round 1  4th Jan (Wed) @ 19:30  Section A:  Monaghan V Down at Castleblayney   Section B:  Tyrone V Fermanagh at O’Neill’s Healy Park, Omagh   Section C:
Armagh V Antrim at Athletic Grounds, Armagh    Round 2  8th Jan (Sun) @13:30  Section A:  Down V Donegal at Páirc Esler, Newry   Section B:  Fermanagh V Derry at Ederney    Section C:
Antrim V Cavan at Portglenone    Round 3  11th Jan (Wed) @ 19:30  Section A:  Donegal V Monaghan at Páirc MacCumhaill, Ballybofey   Section B:  Derry V Tyrone at Owenbeg, Dungiven   Section C:
Cavan V Armagh at Kingspan Breffni, Cavan  
Semi Finals  14/15 Jan   *Draw by CCC on 11th Jan     Final  21st Jan (Sat) 


Players from the nine counties participating in the 2023 Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup, pictured with William Thompson, Head of Branches Bank of Ireland UK, and Ciaran McLaughlin, Ulster GAA President.

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