Ulster SFC: Saturday start for 2017 provincial series
The Ulster Senior Football Championship will begin on a Saturday for the first time next year.
The dates and venues for the games have been confirmed with the preliminary round match between Monaghan and Fermanagh on Saturday, 20 May.
There will also be two games on the opening weekend with the Donegal v Antrim quarter-final a day later.
This reduces the championship from 10 to nine weeks with the decider to be played on Sunday, 16 July.
Tyrone are defending champions and Mickey Harte's side will take on derby rivals Derry at Celtic Park on Sunday, 28 May.
|Ulster SFC preliminary round|
|Monaghan||v||Fermanagh (Clones, Sat 20 May 19:00 BST)|
|Ulster SFC quarter-finals|
|Donegal||v||Antrim (Ballybofey, Sun 21 May 16:00)|
|Derry||v||Tyrone (Celtic Park, Sun 28 May 14:00)|
|Down||v||Armagh (Parc Esler, Sun 4 June 14:00)|
|Cavan||v||Monaghan/Fermanagh (Breffni Pk or Brewster Pk, Sun 11 June 14:00)|
|Ulster SFC semi-finals|
|Derry/Tyrone||v||Donegal/Antrim (Sun, 18 June 14:00)|
|Down/Armagh||v||Cavan/Monaghan/Fermanagh (Sat, 24 June 19:00)|
|Ulster SFC final - Sun, 16 July 14:00|