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Revealed: The Draw For The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship 2017

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The draw for next year’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship has been made tonight, as the 2016 season is well and truly put to the back of the minds of intercounty managers.

A new year, a new start, and a new Championship game to prepare for.

Dublin beat Mayo after 140 pulsating minutes of action in the All-Ireland final, but that just makes Jim Gavin and Co. even more of a target for the rest of the country.

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There is little to suggest that the Dubs will struggle to retain their Leinster title, after the draw has been made. It is up to the likes of Laois, Meath and Kildare to raise their games, but even still this is not likely to rattle the Boys in Blue.

The traditional duopoly of Munster football will once again be challenged by Tipperary and Clare, who had remarkable runs in the 2016 Championship.

Meanwhile, Ulster remains a minefield, and Connacht could always throw up a surprise.

The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship 2017 draw in full:


Munster Football quarter-finals:

Cork vs Waterford

Limerick vs Clare

Munster Football semi-finals:

Kerry vs Limerick/Clare

Tipperary vs Cork/Waterford


Connacht Football first round:

New York vs Sligo

Connacht Football quarter-finals:

London vs Leitrim

Mayo vs New York/Sligo

Connacht Football semi-finals:

Leitrim/London vs Roscommon

Mayo/New York/Sligo vs Galway


Ulster Football first round:

Monaghan vs Fermanagh

Ulster Football quarter-finals:

Cavan vs Fermanagh/Monaghan

Derry vs Tyrone

Donegal vs Antrim

Armagh vs Down

Ulster Football semi-finals:

Derry/Tyrone vs Donegal/Antrim

Cavan/Fermanagh/Monaghan vs Armagh/Down


Leinster Football first round:

Louth vs Wicklow

Laois vs Longford

Carlow vs Wexford

Leinster Football quarter-finals:

Meath vs Louth/Wicklow

Kildare vs Laois/Longford

Dublin vs Carlow/Wexford

Offaly vs Westmeath

Leinster Football semi-finals:

Meath/Louth/Wicklow vs Kildare/Laois/Longford

Dublin/Carlow/Wexford vs Offaly/Westmeath


The All-Ireland Hurling Championship draw was also made this evening. Click here to see the fixtures in full.

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Author: The PA Team

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