The draw for the first round of All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifiers has taken place.
The 16 teams that failed to make the provincial semi-final stage, minus New York, went into the bowl for the draw which took place live on RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland.
There are a number of interesting clashes, with Armagh and Fermanagh facing off in an all-UIster meeting while Louth take on Longford in an all-Leinster game.
Carlow have a real chance of progressing further having been drawn with London. Turlough O’Brien’s side have a had a great summer so far, beating Wexford and giving Dublin a rattle in Portlaoise last Saturday.
Times, dates and venues have also been confirmed.
If the two teams met already in their province this year, the winner of that provincial championship game will have home advantage.
Also, if a county did not have a home game in the first round of the qualifier series in 2016 they will have a home tie this time around. If two such counties are drawn together the first team out of the bowl will play at home.
The qualifiers were divided into A and B sections to cut down on the waiting time for some teams eliminated early from their provincial championships.
The ‘A’ side of the draw will be played a week earlier than ‘B’. If a team from the A section make it through to the All-Ireland quarter-finals, they will play in the earlier two of the four games on the last weekend in July.
Laois will play the Christy Ring Cup champions, either Antrim or Carlow, on June 24 at a neutral venue in the preliminary round of All-Ireland SHC qualifiers. The Christy Ring Cup final takes place on Saturday at 5pm at Croke Park.
All-Ireland qualifiers Round 1A
Saturday June 17
Waterford v Derry, Fraher Field, 3pm
Louth v Longford, Gaelic Grounds, 5pm
Wicklow v Laois, Joule Park, 5pm
Sligo v Antrim, Markievicz Park, 5pm
All-Ireland qualifiers Round 1B
Saturday June 24
Limerick v Wexford, Gaelic Grounds, 3pm
Sunday June 25
Westmeath/Offaly v Cavan/Monaghan, O'Connor Park/Cusack Park, 6.30pm
Armagh v Fermanagh, Athletic Grounds, 6.30pm
London v Carlow, McGovern Park, 1pm
All-Ireland SHC qualifiers preliminary round
Laois v Antrim/Carlow (Christy Ring Cup winners)
Westmeath go into first round