Big names get home advantage in qualifier draw

The round 2A qualifier draw has handed home advantage to Mayo, Donegal and Meath, as they bid to get their seasons back on track, writes Stephen Barry.

Last year’s All-Ireland finalists Mayo will face Derry, who were beaten by Tyrone last month.

Donegal, also after a big defeat to Tyrone, will face qualifier specialists Longford, who surprised Louth on Saturday.

Meath will attempt to bounce back from losing to Kildare with the visit of Sligo.

The other tie sees Laois, with a win over Wicklow behind them, drawn to host last year’s quarter-finalists Clare.

The games will be played on the weekend of July 1/2.

The draw in full is:

Meath v Sligo

Laois v Clare

Mayo v Derry

Donegal v Longford

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Aston Villa pushing to sign John Terry

Graham Rowntree: Peter O'Mahony 'has that Paul O'Connell kind of DNA in him'

Watch: Ugly scenes mar Mexico win while Ronaldo hands victory to Portugal over Russia

Peter O'Mahony named as captain for Lions' first Test against All Blacks


Today's Stories

Gatland puts faith in his Munster mongrel

Cork City seal Delaney deal to end of season

Gatland puts faith in his Munster mongrel

Limerick put faith in senior starlets

Lifestyle

Author describes what it's like when a man becomes a woman

Seeing is believing for Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow

Rocket Man blasts off to another galaxy at Marquee

Elizabeth Moss is on top of her game with 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'Top Of The Lake'

More From The Irish Examiner