Mayo and Galway pitted against each other again as 2018 All-Ireland football championship draw revealed
Mayo and Galway will renew their rivalry again in Connacht after the All-Ireland football championship draw paired them together again in 2018.
Kevin Walsh's side dumped Mayo into the qualifiers in 2016 and 2017, and after two circuitous journeys to the All-Ireland final through the backdoor in successive seasons, Stephen Rochford will badly want his team to negotiate a more straightforward path in 2018.
Mayo vs Galway is the pick of the opening football ties, although Tyrone will host Monaghan in what will be a battle of two Division One teams in the Ulster quarter-final.
In Munster, Kerry will kick off their provincial six in-a-row bid against either Clare or Limerick, while All-Ireland champions Dublin will open their campaign against either Offaly or Wicklow.
Here is the draw in fulll:
2018 Munster football championship
Quarter-finals: Clare vs Limerick, Tipperary vs Waterford.
Semi-finals: Clare/Limerick vs Kerry, Tipperary/Waterford vs Cork.
2018 Connacht football championship
Quarter-finals: Mayo vs Galway, New York vs Leitrim, London vs Sligo.
Semi-finals: New York/Leitrim vs Roscommon, Mayo/Galway vs London/Sligo.
2018 Ulster football championship
Preliminary round: Donegal vs Cavan.
Quarter-finals: Derry vs Donegal/Cavan, Fermanagh vs Armagh, Tyrone vs Monaghan, Down vs Antrim.
Semi-finals: Derry/Donegal/Cavan vs Down/Antrim, Fermanagh/Armagh vs Tyrone/Monaghan.
2018 Leinster football championship
Preliminary round: Laois vs Wexford, Louth vs Carlow, Offaly vs Wicklow.
Quarter-finals: Laois/Wexford vs Westmeath, Louth/Carlow vs Kildare, Offaly/Wicklow vs Dublin, Longford vs Meath.
Semi-finals: Laois/Wexford/Westmeath vs Louth/Carlow/Kildare, Offaly/Wicklow/Dublin vs Longford/Meath.