McGLEENAN TAKES OVER IN OPTIMISTIC TIMES
Mattie McGleenan takes over in Cavan at a time when they are heading into the 20th year since their last Ulster title win. They last reached the final in 2001.
They were in Division 3 as recently as 2014, when they won promotion and secured a place in Division 1 this season by finishing second to Tyrone in Division 2 last year. They lost their first two games to Tyrone and Derry but won their next five against Meath, Armagh, Fermanagh, Laois and Galway.
They won four successive Ulster U-21 titles in 2011-14 'but reached only one All-Ireland final, losing to Galway in 2011. The following is their guaranteed programme for this year.
DR McKENNA CUP
Tomorrow: v Tyrone (home)
Jan 15: v Donegal (away)
Jan 18: v Ulster University (home)
Feb 5: v Dublin (home)
Feb 12: v Monaghan (away)
Feb 26: v Tyrone (away)
Mar 4: v Donegal (home)
Mar 19: v Mayo (away)
Mar 26: v Kerry (home)
Apr 2: v Roscommon (away)
ULSTER SFC QUARTER-FINAL
June 11: v Monaghan or Fermanagh