Apologies if I have missed it and it is already registered somewhere that I can’t see, but the qualifier draw was made this morning with the following fixtures drawn.
All-Ireland qualifiers Round 1A - Games to be played weekend June 17/18
- Waterford v Derry
- Louth v Longford
- Wicklow v Laois
- Sligo v Antrim
All-Ireland qualifiers Round 1B - Games to be played weekend June 24/25
- Westmeath/Offaly v Cavan/Monaghan
- Armagh v Fermanagh
- Limerick v Wexford
- London v Carlow
Familiar pairing for us, as I recall us playing Fermanagh in the qualifiers the day that Meath robbed Louth of a Leinster title with a push over try.
Represents an ideal match for us - tough proposition against a defence orientated team who will give us our fill of it. If we win, it should hopefully give us a confidence boost that we can maybe go forward over a couple of rounds and gain a bit of momentum. A defeat and we are put out of our misery with minimal fuss and cost and we can start looking in detail at decisions around where we go from here.