Wednesday 22 November 2017

Mayo's home comforts

Mayo have been handed a home draw in a second round qualifier for the second successive year as Derry visit MacHale Park in Castlebar on the weekend after next.. Stock photo: Sportsfile
Mayo have been handed a home draw in a second round qualifier for the second successive year as Derry visit MacHale Park in Castlebar on the weekend after next.. Stock photo: Sportsfile

Independent.ie Sportdesk

Mayo have been handed a home draw in a second round qualifier for the second successive year as Derry visit MacHale Park in Castlebar on the weekend after next.

Last year Mayo were able to pick themselves up from losing to Galway with a game against Fermanagh.

Donegal have drawn Longford at home while Meath have also been afforded a home qualifier draw for the first time since 2011 having been paired to meet Sligo for the first time in a championship match.

Meath have not won a qualifier game since beating Galway in Navan in 2011. For the second successive year, and for the fifth time in all the footballers of Clare and Laois will meet in a qualifier. Laois will have home advantage this time.

Three of the 1B qualifiers will take place this Sunday. Carlow travel to Ruislip to play London at 1.0 while Armagh/Fermanagh and Offaly/Cavan are timed for 6.30 in the Athletic Grounds in Armagh and O'Connor Park in Tullamore respectively.

Limerick host Wexford in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday (3.0).

throwinlogo2.png

Subscribe to The Throw-In, Independent.ie's weekly Championship podcast, for the best in GAA discussion and analysis every Monday, with some of the biggest names in football and hurling from Joe Brolly, Tomás Ó'Sé, Brendan Cummins and John Mullane.

Subscribe and listen to The Throw-In podcast on iTunes or SoundCloud.

Irish Independent

Promoted Links

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Promoted Links

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport