Antrim will have to wait on a safety report before they will learn whether or not they are able to host their All-Ireland round two qualifier with Kildare in Belfast.

The Saffrons are a Division 4 side drawn against the Division 2 Lilywhites so under GAA rules they are given home advantage.

However, with Casement Park closed since 2013, Antrim have been playing their football games in Corrigan Park, home to the St John’s club. The hurlers host their matches in the game’s heartlands further north in the Glens.

Corrigan Park holds a maximum of 2,600 people on match-day, including players, stewards and media, and this may not be enough for the qualifier game slated to take place at 3pm on Saturday, 22 June.

In all likelihood a safety inspection will reduce the capacity to 2,000, meaning that the game will be all-ticket. Croke Park will then have to make a decision on the venue, which is likely to be taken by Wednesday afternoon.

"Our hope is that the venue is fit to take people in a safe environment to watch this match," said Antrim GAA secretary Frankie Quinn.

"Sports grounds in Northern Ireland are covered in legislation, the Safety of Sports Grounds Act. The attendance will have to be tested and if the attendance is expected to be more than the licence the match won’t be allowed to take place.

"There is a safety group in Croke Park and we will be liaising with them along with the PSNI and the statutory authorities here."

The fact that the Clonard Novena is taking place 19-27 June further complicates the issue as it draws big crowds to West Belfast, meaning traffic and parking could become issues for the PSNI.

Antrim had to play their recent Ulster Senior Football Championship opener with Tyrone at the neutral Athletic Grounds in Armagh because Corrigan Park was deemed too small.

If they do have to move, it is unclear where they could go.

Armagh would be the obvious venue, but they are playing away in the qualifiers on the same day, which would more than likely rule the Athletic Grounds out.

There were murals outside St Conleth's Park in the summer of 2018

It’s a twist of fate that Antrim were drawn against Kildare in this game as it was the Lilywhites’ Newbridge of Nowhere stance last summer that prompted the GAA to review their arrangements for qualifier games.

Elsewhere, six of the seven round two games will take place on Saturday 22 June, with only Offaly against Sligo at Bord na Móna O’Connor Park on the Sunday with a 2pm throw-in.

The GAA have also announced details of the triple-header of hurling finals that will take place on Saturday, 22 June.

First up is the Lory Meagher Cup final between Leitrim and Lancashire at midday, then at 2pm it's Down versus Meath in the Christy Ring Cup final and at 4pm it’s Armagh-Sligo in the Nicky Rackard Cup decider

Extra-time will be played in the hurling games, if required, followed by a replay. The football qualifiers are all winner-on-the-day so a penalty shoot-out will decide the winner if two ten-minute periods of extra-time aren’t enough to separate sides that finish level on 70 minutes

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers, Round 2
Saturday, 22 June

Antrim v Kildare, 2pm, Corrigan Park (subject to inspection and safety certification)
Longford v Tyrone, 5pm, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park
Derry v Laois, 5pm, Owenbeg
Westmeath v Limerick, 6pm, TEG Cusack Park
Leitrim v Clare, 6pm, Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada
Monaghan v Armagh, 7pm, St Tiernach’s Park
Down v Mayo, 7pm, Páirc Esler

Sunday, 23 June
Offaly v Sligo, 2pm, Bord na Móna O’Connor Park

Upcoming hurling fixtures
Saturday, 22 June

Lory Meagher Cup final
Leitrim v Lancashire, 12pm, Croke Park
Christy Ring Cup final
Down v Meath, 2pm, Croke Park
Nicky Rackard Cup final
Armagh v Sligo, , 4pm, Croke Park