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All-Ireland senior football round 2 draw takes place

The games will take place on Saturday July 6th and Saturday July 13th.

Down's Benny Coulter and Derry's Mark Lynch.
Down's Benny Coulter and Derry's Mark Lynch.
Image: INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty

THE DRAW HAS taken place this morning for round two of the All-Ireland senior football qualifiers.

There are set to be two repeats of provincial ties from this year’s Ulster championship with Derry facing Down and Cavan to meet Fermanagh.

Clare boss Mick O’Dwyer will take on Laois who he was previously in charge of while Galway will entertain Waterford.

There are all Leinster ties as Kildare take on Louth while Wexford travel to battle against Longford.

The final two games sees Ulster sides Tyrone and Armagh travel to take on respective Connacht opponents Roscommon and Leitrim.

Four games are set to be played next Saturday July 6th with the remaining four to be held on Saturday July 13th. The games are being split in order to prevent counties having to undergo a six-day turnaround from provincial championship exits.

That means the matches involving Clare, Waterford, Roscommon and Down are likely to be held next weekend while the four counties who lost out in provincial semi finals this weekend – Cavan, Leitrim, Wexford and Kildare – will all feature the weekend after.

The draw took place on Ireland AM on TV3 with the eight winners of the first round qualifiers placed in one bowl with the eight beaten provincial semi-finalists in another bowl.

Here are the eight pairings that are in prospect with the first named teams having home advantage.

All-Ireland SFC Round 2

Clare v Laois

Derry v Down

Longford v Wexford

Leitrim v Armagh

Cavan v Fermanagh

Roscommon v Tyrone

Kildare v Louth

Galway v Waterford

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