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All-Ireland qualifier scheduled to clash with Ireland's Euro 2016 game against Belgium

The first-round draw was made this morning.

O'Moore Park will host Laois and Armagh on 18 June.
O'Moore Park will host Laois and Armagh on 18 June.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

THE MEETING OF Laois and Armagh was the standout tie that emerged from this morning’s first-round draw for the All-Ireland football qualifiers.

However, the attendance at the Round 1A game looks likely to be detrimentally impacted by a clash with one of the Republic of Ireland’s games at Euro 2016.

Laois will take on Armagh at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise on Saturday, 18 June at 3.30pm — when Ireland’s meeting with Belgium will be entering the final 15 minutes or so.

The game, which will be the second Group E fixture for Martin O’Neill’s side, is due to kick-off at 2pm Irish time in Bordeaux.

Fans may be further tempted to give O’Moore Park a skip by the fact that the Laois-Armagh game will also be broadcast live by RTÉ.

The two other first-round games that are set to take place on the same day — Derry versus Louth or Meath, Carlow versus Wicklow — will begin at 5pm and 7pm respectively.

All Ireland football qualifiers — Round 1A

Saturday, 18 June

Laois v Armagh, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 3.30pm
Derry v Loser of Louth/Meath, Owenbeg, 5pm
Carlow v Wicklow, Netwatch Cullen Park, 7pm

Sunday, 19 June
Leitrim v Waterford, Carrick-on-Shannon, 2pm

All Ireland football qualifiers — Round 1B

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

The Round 1B fixtures will take place on the weekend 25/26 June and the Central Competitions Control Committee will confirm those details next week.

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