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Laois v Armagh the standout tie after All-Ireland SFC round 1 qualifier draw is made

The draw took place this morning.

Laois player Donie Kingston and Armagh's Aidan Forker will be in opposition in the qualifiers.
Laois player Donie Kingston and Armagh's Aidan Forker will be in opposition in the qualifiers.
Image: Presseye/Jonathan Porter/INPHO

LET’S GET SET for the backdoor action.

The draw has been made this morning for Round 1A and Round 1B of the 2016 All-Ireland senior football qualifiers.

19 counties had an interest in the draw with 13 counties already involved having exited their respective provincial championships.

They will be joined by the losers of next Sunday’s games between Louth v Meath, Offaly v Westmeath, and Fermanagh v Donegal.

The clash of Laois against Armagh in Round 1A is the pick of the games in the draw with the sides having met earlier this season in Division 2 of the Allianz football league.

The Round 1A fixtures pencilled in for the weekend of 18-19 June and the Round 1B games scheduled for the weekend of 25-26 June.

Here’s the draw in full.

Round 1A
Laois v Armagh
Carlow v Wicklow
Derry v Louth/Meath
Leitrim v Waterford

Round 1B
Down v Longford
Antrim v Limerick
Offaly/Westmeath v London
Wexford v Fermanagh/Donegal

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