The draw has been made for Round 1 of the GAA Football All-Ireland Qualifiers, with the meeting of Derry and Longford the pick of the round. Allianz Football League Division II champions Longford have been impressive so far this summer, and only exited Leinster after a narrow replay defeat to Wexford. Their meeting with Derry is a repeat of previous Qualifier meetings in 2002 and 2006, and it will be a tough test for both sides. Elsewhere, it will be an all-Ulster affair when Fermanagh meet Cavan, while Armagh take on Roscommon in what should be an interesting dual. Laois take on neighbours Carlow, while Louth also have a clash with a Leinster rival – they take on Westmeath. Offaly and Tipperary were both relegated from Division III in the spring, and they will now meet, looking to make the most of their summers. The final two games see London entertain Antrim, and Wicklow take on Waterford. The matches will all take place on Saturday, June 30. Fixture details will follow shortly. GAA Football All-Ireland Qualifiers Round 1 Laois v Carlow Westmeath v Louth Roscommon v Armagh Fermanagh v Cavan Tipperary v Offaly London v Antrim Wicklow v Waterford Longford v Derry

 

 

18-Jun-12 by Colette Fox – PRO