There was a feast of football today in the All-Ireland senior football championship as the 2017 qualifiers officially got underway this afternoon.
First there was the matter of the Leinster SFC quarter-final replay between Westmeath and Offaly in Mullingar (throw-in was at 2pm), before Waterford and Derry opened the backdoor in Dungarvan at 3pm.
The three other qualifiers saw two Leinster derbies, with Louth facing Longford in Drogheda and Peter Creedon's Laois side travelling to Aughrim to take on Wicklow. Out west Sligo welcomed Antrim to Markievicz Park with all three of those games throwing in at 5pm.
The big clash of the day was between Kildare and Meath in Tullamore for a place in the Leinster final on July 16th. Throw-in for that one was at 7pm.