Friday 15 November 2019

GAA confirm times and venues for football qualifiers

The destination of this year's Sam Maguire is still to be decided. Photo: SPORTSFILE
The destination of this year's Sam Maguire is still to be decided. Photo: SPORTSFILE
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

The GAA have confirmed the times, dates and venues for the first round of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers which will take place across the weekend of June 9/10.

Seven of the eight ties will take place on the Saturday of that weekend with one fixture, the meeting between London and Louth in McGovern Park, down for decision on the Sunday.

The pick of the ties, which sees last year's All-Ireland semi-finalists Tyrone travel to Navan to take on a Meath side reeling from their defeat to Longford, has not yet had a throw-in time confirmed.

The Meath hurlers are set to face Laois in the Joe McDonagh cup at 3.0 in Pairc Tailteann, with speculation the football game could be fixed for a 5.0 throw-in but that is expected to be confirmed later this week.

Wexford and Waterford start Saturday's action at 2.0 in Innovate Wexford Park in what is the first meeting between the sides in the football championship, while Derry welcome Kildare to Owenbeg an hour later.

Wicklow's clash with Cavan in Aughrim, Offaly's tie with Antrim in Tullamore and Mayo's visit to Limerick all take place at 6.0 while Westmeath take on Armagh at 7.0.

The winners of the eight games will progress to take on the defeated provincial semi-finalists on Saturday, June 23 in round two, with that draw set to take place on Monday, June 11. All eight games will be settled on the day. None of the first-round games are expected to be televised.

Saturday, June 9

Meath v Tyrone, Pairc Tailteann, Navan, TBC

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Wexford v Waterford, Innovate Wexford Park, 2pm

Derry v Kildare, Owenbeg, 3pm

Wicklow v Cavan, Joule Park, Aughrim, 6pm

Offaly v Antrim, Bord Na Mona O'Connor Park, 6pm

Limerick v Mayo, Gaelic Grounds, 6pm

Westmeath v Armagh, TEG Cusack Park, 7pm

Sunday, June 10

London v Louth, McGovern Park, Ruislip, 2pm

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