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Mayo handed tricky Fermanagh showdown as Lilies take on Faithful

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Published 28/06/2016 | 02:30

The Connacht side haven’t been sent through the back door since 2010, when they lost out to Longford. Stock photo: Sportsfile
The Connacht side haven’t been sent through the back door since 2010, when they lost out to Longford. Stock photo: Sportsfile

Mayo's first Qualifier game in six years sees them welcome Fermanagh to Castlebar on Saturday week after the draw for round 2B was made yesterday morning.

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The Connacht side haven't been sent through the back door since 2010, when they lost out to Longford, and they'll welcome a Fermanagh outfit who made the last eight of the Championship in 2015 after a fine run in the Qualifiers.

Elsewhere, in the wake of their disappointing defeat to Westmeath last Sunday, Kildare were handed a tricky assignment when drawn at home to Offaly, though the Lilies did emerge on top when the sides met in the back door last year.

The Cork footballers will be expected to bounce back from their poor show against Tipperary in the Munster Championship by seeing off a Limerick side who have been struggling for traction this year.

The final pairing sees Longford, who beat Down in a thriller after extra-time last Saturday, taking on the losers of Donegal's replay with Monaghan. The games will take place on Saturday, July 9, with times and venues to be confirmed.

SFC Qualifiers Round 2B

Mayo v Fermanagh

Donegal/Monaghan v Longford

Kildare v Offaly

Cork v Limerick

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