Donegal face Tyrone again in 2020 Ulster Championship

Donegal will begin the defence of their Ulster senior football championship title against Tyrone next May.

The draw for the 2020 Ulster Championship was made on Wednesday morning.

The holders will play Mickey Harte’s Tyrone in a home quarter-final in Ballybofey. The sides met in the semi-final 12 months ago, which Donegal won.

Donegal against Tyrone is the rivalry that has dominated the last decade and the 2020 quarter-final showdown will be their fifth time in six years to meet in the Ulster SFC, and the eighth time since 2011.

Declan Bonner’s side are going for a three-in-a-row of provincial titles.

The Donegal bainisteoir gave his reaction to the draw to Ocean FM Sport:

In a change to the draw format, Derry and Tyrone were excluded from the preliminary round draw, having contested that game in 2019.

Ulster football championship draw
Prelim round

Monaghan v Cavan

Donegal v Tyrone
Derry v Armagh
Fermanagh v Down
Monaghan/Cavan v Antrim

Semi-final pairings
Donegal/Tyrone v Derry/Armagh
Fermanagh/Down v Monaghan/Cavan/Antrim.