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GAA 2014 football qualifier first round draw to take place next Monday

The games are set to take place on June 21st and June 28th.

Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

THE DRAW FOR Round 1 of the All-Ireland senior football qualifiers will take place next Monday morning, June 9th, on RTÉ Radio.

The draw will take place on the Morning Ireland programme in the presence of GAA President Liam O’Neill.

There is a new qualifying system this year with the draw split into Round 1A and Round 1B. There will be four games in each round with Round 1A staged for June 21st and Round 1B staged for June 28th.

All eight slips will be placed in one bowl with the 1st team drawn to play 2nd, 3rd to play 4th and so on.

Round 1A will feature the eight counties on the ‘A’ side of the provincial championship that did not qualify for the provincial semi-finals. Six of these teams are already known with two more to be determined after this weekend’s action in Leinster.

The counties involved are:

Leinster - Wicklow, Offaly, Dublin/Laois, Wexford/Longford
Ulster - Fermanagh, Derry
Munster - Limerick
Connacht - London

Round 1B will feature the eight counties on the ‘B’ side of the provincial championship that did not qualify for the provincial semi-finals. Three of these teams are already known with four the remaining five to be revealed after this weekend’s action in Leinster, Ulster and Munster. The last side will be the losers of the Tyrone and Monaghan game on June 15th.

The counties involved are:

Leinster - Westmeath, Louth/Kildare, Carlow/Meath
Ulster - Down, Armagh/Cavan, Monaghan/Tyrone
Munster - Clare/Waterford
Connacht - Leitrim

Emlyn Mulligan Leitrim's Emlyn Mulligan. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The venues, times and dates are to be confirmed for the games by the C.C.C.C on Tuesday June 10th.

The first named team drawn shall have home advantage except if a county did not have home advantage in the first round of the 2013 qualifier series, it shall have home advantage in the first round in 2014.

In the event of both teams having played away in 2013 or both teams having played at home, the first team drawn shall have home advantage.

* Counties drawn away in Round 1 in 2013
A side
– Laois, Fermanagh, Limerick, Wicklow
B side – Tyrone

Tyrone boss Mickey Harte. Source: Presseye/William Cherry/INPHO

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