The first round of games took place last weekend in this season’s All County under 21 Championship.
The competition, which in previous years had been played over the winter months, will no doubt benefit from its new slot.
In last Saturday’s games Tir Na Nog beat Maghery on a scoreline of 3 05 to 0 05. Clan Na Gael lost by a point against amalgamated team Craobh Ciaran 1 17 to 2 15. Clann Eireann travelled to Carrickcruppin and returned with a 2 14 to 3 06 win while St Paul’s lost to Keady 2 19 to 2 04,
Wolfe Tones didn’t field in the competition with the result that their scheduled opponents St Peter’s went straight through to the next round, Dromintee, who would be one of the fancied teams, beat Crossmaglen and Armagh Harps who are normally strong at Under 21 level beat Killeavey 4 10 to 0 08.