2009 Football and Hurling championship draws
Taken from GAA.ie
The draw for the 2009 Football and Hurling championships was made on Wednesday night and as always it threw up some mouthwatering ties in both codes.
In football, two matches in particular catch the eye – the meeting of reigning All-Ireland champions Tyrone and reigning Ulster champions Armagh in the quarter-final of the Ulster football championship and the intriguing clash of old foes Dublin and Meath at the same stage in the Leinster football championship.
The Ulster championship draw also saw current National League champions Derry pitted against Monaghan while Fermanagh must face Down in a preliminary round in order to advance to the last eight.
Elsewhere, the draw in Munster ensured that Kerry and Munster champions Cork can only meet at the semi-final stage.
Cork have been drawn to face Waterford with the winner to face the Kingdom in the last four.
In the other half of the draw John Evans Tipperary will face Limerick, with Clare awaiting the winners in the first Munster semi-final.
2009 Connacht Football Championship draw
New York v Mayo
London v Galway
Roscommon v Leitrim
Sligo bye into semi-finals
LonDonegalway v Sligo
New York/Mayo v Roscommon or Leitrim
2009 Leinster Football Championship draw
First round –
Kildare v Offaly
Carlow v Louth
Longford v Wicklow
Kildare/Offaly v Wexford
Carlow or Louth v Laois
Longford/Wicklow v Westmeath
Meath v Dublin
2009 Munster Football Championship draw
Tipperary v Limerick
Waterford v Cork
Tipperary/Limerick v Clare
Waterford/Cork v Kerry
2009 Ulster Football Championship draw
Preliminary round –
Fermanagh v Down
Fermanagh/Down v Cavan
Tyrone v Armagh
Derry v Monaghan
Donegal v Antrim
In hurling, the stand-out match is the meeting of reigning National League and Munster champions Tipperary will line up against Cork in the quarter-final of the Munster hurling championship.
Galways first opponents in the 2009 Leinster hurling championship will be Niall Rigneys Laois while Antrim have been drawn to face Dublin.
All-Ireland hurling champions Kilkenny have received a bye into the semi-final.
2009 Munster Hurling Championship draw
Cork v Tipperary
Waterford v Limerick
Clare v Cork/Tipperary
2009 Leinster Hurling Championship draw
Laois v Galway
Offaly v Wexford
Dublin v Antrim
Kilkenny bye into semi-finals
08-Oct-08 by GAA.ie