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TYRONE are set to face a regional National League campaign against Ulster rivals Armagh, Donegal and Monaghan after the 2021 GAA template was revealed.

While some details are still to be confirmed, counties have been gathering information on what their new season will look like – and it will be county teams who are first up to bat.

The new split-season template had been presented to the GAA Management Committee before being approved at a Central Council meeting last Friday.


With the GAA finally landing on a county first, club second split-season for 2021 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Feargal Logan and Brian Dooher’s men will face a series of Ulster derbies in their first few games in charge.

In what will be the Division One North division, the top two in each four-team group will progress to the league semi-finals with the bottom two moving into relegation semi-finals against the bottom two from Division One South – Dublin, Kerry, Galway and Roscommon.

The loser of those two semi-finals will be relegated.

The National Leagues will begin on the weekend on February 27-28 and run through until April 3-4 with the McKenna Cup scrapped for the season.


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