THE draw for the first round of the All-Ireland Qualifiers has thrown up an Ulster derby as Armagh will host Fermanagh.
Derry meanwhile were drawn at home to Waterford but they will have to travel as the Deise were drawn away in last year’s draw. Antrim face a trip to Sligo.
The losers of Monaghan and Cavan will face the losers of Westmeath and Offaly.
The All-Ireland SHC Qualifier preliminary round draw will see the winner of Antrim and Carlow in Saturday’s Christy Ring final facing Laois.
The full draw:
Round 1A (June 17/18)
Waterford v Derry
Louth v Longford
Wicklow v Laois
Sligo v Antrim
Round 1B (June 24/25)
Westmeath/Offaly v Cavan/Monaghan
Armagh v Fermanagh
Limerick v Wexford
London v Carlow
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