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Here's how the next All-Ireland football qualifier draw on Monday will work

The round 2B pairings will be decided after the weekend.

Will Mickey Harte and Tyrone feature in Monday's draw?
Will Mickey Harte and Tyrone feature in Monday's draw?
Image: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

IT’S REALLY GETTING interesting now.

Next Monday morning (29 June), the draw for round 2B of the All-Ireland senior football championship will be made, live on RTÉ Radio after the 8.30am news.

The draw will also be streamed live on

So here’s how it will work: 

To begin, the round 2B fixtures drawn will take place on Saturday, 11 July.

Bowl 1 includes the four winners from round 1B: Armagh/Wicklow, Wexford/Down, Louth/Leitrim and Tyrone/Limerick

Bowl 2 includes the four teams defeated in the ‘B’ side of the provincial semi-finals: Westmeath/Meath, Derry/Donegal, Tipperary and Galway.

Games will be played on a home and away basis, and there will be a separate draw to determine those venues, in bowl 3.

Exception: Where two teams who have already met in the 2015 Provincial Championship are drawn to meet, the winner of the earlier game in the championship shall have home venue, regardless of which order the teams are drawn out in.

Confirmation of home venues, times and all dates for the fixtures will be confirmed by GAA’s CCCC at a later date.

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