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Published: 12:01 | 7/6/16

SFC qualifier draw sees Laois host Armagh

Draw throws up some intriguing ties

The first round of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers will see Armagh travel to face Laois and Derry host the loser of next weekend's clash of Louth and Meath.

The draw, which was divided into two sections, features all the counties which failed to qualify for their respective provincial semi-finals.

Laois were the first name out of the hat in section 1A following their defeat to Dublin in the Leinster SFC quarter-final on Saturday, with the O'Moore men set to host Armagh who were well beaten by Cavan in their opener nine days ago.

Other 1A ties will see Wicklow travel to neighbours Carlow, Leitrim host Waterford and Derry face the losers of next weekend's Louth-Meath clash.

All 1A games will take place over the weekend of June18-19th.

In section 1B, meanwhile, Down will host Longford, while Limerick will travel north to face Antrim. The loser of the Offaly-Westmeath game next weekend will host London, while Wexford welcome the loser between Fermanagh and Donegal.

All 1B games will be played over the weekend of June 25-26th, with full confirmation of dates and times to be confirmed following a meeting of the CCCC.

GAA Football Championship first round qualifiers:

1A Qualifiers

Laois v Armagh
Carlow v Wicklow
Derry v Loser of Louth/Meath
Leitrim v Waterford

1B Qualifiers

Down v Longford
Antrim v Limerick
Loser of Offaly/Westmeath v London
Wexford v Loser of Fermanagh/Donegal

By: Kieran O'Daly

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