Déjà vu in All-Ireland qualifiers as Championship revenge on the cards for Derry and Fermanagh
The draw for the second round of the All-Ireland football qualifiers took place this morning and there is a sense of déjà vu from the Championship.
Fresh from their victory over Sligo in what was Kevin Walsh’s last game in charge, Derry were pitted against Down in what will be their second clash this summer, after losing 2-17 to 1-15 in what was one of the most entertaining games of the summer.
And another Ulster re-run will see Cavan host Fermanagh, with Peter Canavan’s side sure to have revenge on the mind after a disappointing defeat in Enniskillen to the same opposition in the quarter-final.
Roscommon have home advantage with Tyrone, perhaps the team every side were looking to avoid while Kildare will have to quickly regroup after yesterday’s heavy defeat to the Dubs when they play Louth, while the other all-Leinster game will see Wexford hoping to end a poor recent record against a rejuvenated Longford.
Galway will again have home advantage as they host Waterford while the first victors of Friday night football Laois will make the journey to Clare this weekend.
The exact dates and times are yet to be confirmed by the CCCC.
To be played on July 6/7
Clare v Laois
Derry v Down
Leitrim v Armagh
Roscommon v Tyrone
Galway v Waterford
To be played on July 13/14
Cavan v Fermanagh
Kildare v Louth
Longford v Wexford