One of Dublin / Laois / Westmeath will be drawn to play against the Christy ring winners.
The winner of that game will then join the two remaining Leinster quarter finalists , Tipperary, and the losing semi finalists in Leinster and Munster which leaves 8 teams.
They then play off in two rounds leaving two teams who progress to the AI 1/4 finals.
I may be lambasted for this positivity but sto very possible we make the last 6 with a bit of luck in the pot.
There will be 5 Leinster teams ( provided the Leinster team that draws the Christy ring team wins ) and 3 Munster teams in the qualifiers. The draw requires that there is 3 x Munster V Leinster ties which leaves one all Leinster tie. So our next game could be any of the following:
Prelim Qualifier v Christy ring winner
1st round qualifier v Laois / Westmeath / Tipperary / Offaly / wexford or KK / Clare or limerick / Waterford or cork.