GAA website to reveal draw for the hurling qualifiers
Published 04/06/2011 | 05:00
THE draw for phase one of the All-Ireland Hurling Championship qualifiers will take place in RTE tomorrow evening.
However, due to live game scheduling, the draw will not be broadcast live, but will be posted up soon afterwards on the GAA's own website (www.gaa.ie), around 5.30.
The draw for the hurling qualifiers can only take place after today's Galway v Westmeath game is over as the loser will go into the phase one bowl along with Cork, Carlow, Offaly, Laois and Antrim.
The GAA have clarified that previous pairings can meet again and the first team drawn has home advantage.
Two preliminary games will be drawn first, with the winners advancing to the first round proper and the two teams not initially drawn getting a bye to meet them.
The preliminary round will be played on June 18 and the first round will be on June 25.
The teams that come through phase one will advance to phase three where they will be drawn against a phase two winner.
Phase two is beaten Leinster semi-finalists versus beaten Munster semi-finalists.
Elsewhere, Waterford football boss John Owens has seen all his injury worries clear up in time to allow him to pick his strongest possible team, including Gary Hurney, to face reigning All-Ireland champions Cork in tomorrow's Munster semi-final.
The draw for the first round of the All-Ireland Football Championship qualifiers are scheduled to take place in Carrick-on-Shannon tomorrow week and will be broadcast live on RTE.