All-Ulster clash the pick of the qualifier draw

Monaghan, conquerors of Derry in yesterday's first round, will again face Ulster opposition in the GAA Football All-Ireland qualifiers after being paired with Donegal in this evening's second round draw.

Monaghan, conquerors of Derry in yesterday's first round, will again face Ulster opposition in the GAA Football All-Ireland qualifiers after being paired with Donegal in this evening's second round draw.

Donegal, who overcame Roscommon in the opening round and were first out of the draw bowl at Croke Park, will have home advantage against Monaghan.

Westmeath, victors over Tipperary, will again be on their travels with Tomas O Flatharta's side handed a tough test away to Tyrone. The game, most likely, will take place at Healy Park.

Elsewhere, Liam Kearns' Laois team will face Down, who disposed of Offaly quite comprehensively at O'Connor Park last night.

Mickey Ned O'Sullivan's Limerick men, who shocked Meath last night, will again have a home tie as they entertain Kildare next weekend.

Meanwhile, the Tommy Murphy Cup semi-final draw also took place at Croke Park this evening.

Antrim and Wicklow, who met in last year's final, will both have home advantage after they were drawn against London and Leitrim respectively.

The GAA's CCCC (Central Competitions Control Committee) will meet tomorrow morning to confirm the venues, dates and throw-in times for both the qualifier and Tommy Murphy Cup games.

Meanwhile, the All-Ireland senior hurling quarter-finals will not take place at Croke Park next weekend.

The surface at GAA headquarters immediately underwent some treatment work following Dublin's Leinster final win over Wexford this afternoon.

The treatment will take a fortnight to complete and thus Semple Stadium is likely to play host to Cork v Clare and Wexford v Waterford next weekend.

Again, the CCCC will confirm the dates, venues and start times for the hurling quarter-finals tomorrow.

GAA FOOTBALL ALL-IRELAND SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 2 QUALIFIERS:

Donegal v Monaghan

Tyrone v Westmeath

Limerick v Kildare

Laois v Down

TOMMY MURPHY CUP SEMI-FINALS:

Antrim v London

Wicklow v Leitrim

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