Sunday 21 January 2018

REVEALED - Round One hurling draw sees big guns Kilkenny and Tipperary avoid each other Newsdesk Newsdesk

All-Ireland champions Tipperary will face Westmeath in Round One of the All-Ireland SHC qualifiers but Kilkenny against Limerick is the standout fixture.

The Treaty men face a daunting trip to Nowlan Park to take on the Cats, who are still reeling from their shock defeat to near-neighbours Wexford.

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Parnell Park will be the venue for an all-Leinster affair when Ger Cunningham's Dublin take on Laois.

Derek McGrath's Waterford will be overwhelming favourites when they make the trip north to Tullamore to face Offaly.

After a heavy league final defeat to Galway and a disappointing loss to arch-rivals Cork,  it is hard to see Michael Ryan's Tipperary not getting back on track when they face Westmeath in Thurles.

Confirmation of venues, times and dates for all fixtures will be confirmed following a meeting of the CCCC this afternoon.

All-Ireland SHC Round 1 Qualifier Draw (First team have home advantage, all games are knockout)

Dublin v Laois

Kilkenny v Limerick

Offaly v Waterford

Tipperary v Westmeath

All four games will take place over the weekend of 1/2 July

All-Ireland SFC Round 2B Qualifier Draw

Wexford v Monaghan

Westmeath v Armagh

Carlow v Leitrim

Cavan v Tipperary

Four games will take place on the weekend of 8/9 July

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