Thursday 29 September 2016

Qualifier Draw: Longford and Carlow look to salvage pride; Tyrone to host Limerick

Published 08/06/2015 | 09:26

Aidan Rowan leaves the Croke Park pitch after Longford’s defeat against Dublin Stephen McCarthy/SPORTSFILE
Aidan Rowan leaves the Croke Park pitch after Longford’s defeat against Dublin Stephen McCarthy/SPORTSFILE

After both sides suffered comprehensive defeats in the opening Championship games of 2015, Longford and Carlow will square off for a place in the next round of the qualifiers.

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Carlow were trounced 3-16 to o-08 by neighbours Laois at Netwatch Cullen Park last month, while Jack Sheedy's Longford had a high-profile 27-point trimming at the hands of Dublin in Croke Park that has led to renewed calls for a change in the Championship structure.

The two Leinster sides were pitted against each other in 1A of the football qualifiers, with Longford to enjoy home advantage on June 20th.

Elsewhere in 1A, London will host Cavan, Waterford will have home advantage over Offaly while Antrim will travel to face the loser of the replay involving Kildare and Laois.

Mickey Harte's Tyrone will look to put their defeat to Donegal behind them when Limerick travel to Omagh, while Louth and Leitrim will be a novel pairing.

The reaming two qualifiers are dependent on the results of the matches involving Armagh and Donegal, Meath and Wicklow and Wexford versus Westmeath.

Round 1A of the All Ireland Football qualifiers: (matches take place on June 20)

London vs Cavan

Loser of Kildare/Laois vs Antrim

Longford vs Carlow

Waterford vs Offaly

Round 1B of the Al Ireland Football qualifiers: (matches take place on June 27)

Tyrone vs Limerick

Louth vs Leitrim

Loser of Armagh/Donegal vs Loser of Meath/Wicklow

Loser of Wexford/Westmeath vs Down

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