Here are the fixture details as Mayo, Donegal, Meath and Clare get set for their opening qualifiers

Times and venues were confirmed today.

O'Connor, McBrearty, O'Sullivan and Sexton will all be key for their counties.
O'Connor, McBrearty, O'Sullivan and Sexton will all be key for their counties.
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MAYO AND DONEGAL will both take their first steps towards recovery from provincial exits on Saturday week at 5pm in front of their respective home fans.

Last year’s beaten All-Ireland finalists Mayo and the 2014 finalists Donegal both have home advantage for their Round 2A qualifiers with the venues and throw-in times confirmed today by the GAA.

Mayo’s bid to land honours in Connacht were thwarted by Galway while Donegal bowed out of Ulster last Sunday against Tyrone.

On Saturday week 1 July, Mayo will take on Derry in Elverys MacHale Park in Castlebar while Donegal will meet Longford at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey.

An hour after those two games, Meath will have their first outing since the Leinster semi-final loss to Kildare, when they will meet Sligo at Páirc Tailteann in Navan.

The remaining Round 2A qualifier between beaten Munster semi-finalists Clare and Laois will take place at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise on 1/2 July.

The date and time will likely be confirmed next week as the Laois hurlers will be in qualifier action on Saturday 1 July if they win their preliminary round tie against Carlow next Sunday.

All-Ireland senior football qualifiers

Saturday 1 July

Round 2A
Donegal v Longford, MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey, 5pm
Mayo v Derry, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, 5pm
Meath v Sligo, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 6pm

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Saturday/Sunday 1/2 July

Round 2A
Laois v Clare, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, Time TBC

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