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The Draw For The First Round Of The Football Qualifiers Has Taken Place

qualifiers Ulster GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final, O'Connor Park, Tullamore, Co. Offaly 4/6/2017 Down vs Armagh Armagh's Andrew Murnin celebrates Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Matt Mackey

The first round of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifiers has taken place today on RTÉ Radio 1, and it has thrown up some interesting ties.

The 1A side of the draw will take place on the weekend of June 17/18.

Derry will take on Waterford, who ran Cork to a point in the first round of Munster. Meanwhile, there are two all-Leinster ties as Louth face Longford and Wicklow take on Laois.

Antrim will hope to recover from a hammering at the hands of Donegal against Sligo.

1A qualifier draw:

Derry vs Waterford

Louth vs Longford

Wicklow vs Laois

Sligo vs Antrim

The 1B games will take place the following week.

Armagh fell flat in the second half against Down, and will once again face Ulster opposition in the form of Fermanagh.

Limerick and Wexford will aim to recover after tame first round exits, while Carlow aim to build on their promising performance against Dublin as they are drawn with London.

1B qualifier draw:

Westmeath/Offaly vs Cavan/Monaghan

Armagh vs Fermanagh

Limerick vs Wexford

London vs Carlow

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A slight change to the hurling structures this year sees the winner of the Christy Ring Cup enter a preliminary round of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship qualifiers. Antrim face Carlow next Saturday in Croke Park in the decider.

The winner will face Laois in the qualifiers.

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