Following this evening’s doubleheader of qualifiers at Croke Park, there now must be a draw ahead of next Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter-finals.
This evening in Croker provided two entertaining games, as a strong Monaghan second half showing saw off Down, as Armagh edged Kildare in a nail-biter.
Leinster and Ulster champions Dublin and Tyrone lie in wait in the quarter-finals.
As there is no possibility of repeat pairings, there will be a draw for the next round. Dublin and Tyrone will be in one pot, while Armagh and Monaghan will feature in the other.
Teams in the draw:
Monaghan have successfully negotiated the qualifiers for the first time this decade, as they aim to score a major upset in the next round. After surviving a real fright away to Carlow in the last round, the Division 1 outfit had too much class for Down in the home straight this evening.
Meanwhile, Kieran McGeeney has overseen a remarkable turnaround, as the Orchard County looked vulnerable in the aftermath of their Ulster quarter-final defeat to Down. However, wins over Fermanagh, Westmeath, Tipperary and now Kildare mean that the 2002 All-Ireland champions are building momentum nicely.
The draw will take place at 3:40pm on Sunday afternoon.
Draw for All-Ireland football quarter-finals will be live on @RTERadio1 at 3.40pm tomorrow. Dublin, Tyrone, Armagh, Monaghan.
— Pauric Lodge (@pauriclodge) July 29, 2017