Football qualifiers, Murphy Cup dates and venues revealed

June 25, 2007
The times, dates and venues for the All-Ireland football qualifiers and Tommy Murphy Cup first round ties have been announced. Five of the eight All-Ireland qualifiers will be have a 7pm throw-in on Saturday, July 7. The games between Fermanagh and the losers of next Sunday's Leinster SFC semi-final between Laois and Wexford, and Armagh and Derry, will take place at 2pm and 4pm respectively on Sunday, July 8, while Roscommon will host Kildare at Dr Hyde Park at 3pm the previous day. Both of the Sunday games could yet be played as a double-header at Clones as Enniskillen, which was out of commission during the National League due to upgrading work, may not be ready to host the Fermanagh v Laois/Wexford clash. Armagh's meeting with Derry will definitely go ahead at Clones. On the Saturday evening, Limerick will play Louth at the Gaelic Grounds, Castlebar will host the meeting of Mayo and Cavan, Newry is the venue for Down v Meath, Westmeath will have home advantage in Mullingar for their clash with Longford, while Leitrim will entertain Donegal in Carrick-on-Shannon. In the Tommy Murphy Cup, Kilkenny face Antrim in a preliminary round tie next Saturday, June 30 at Nowlan Park, with the winners travelling to Ruislip to play London in the first round proper on July 7 at 3pm. The remaining three first round fixtures will also be played on July 7 at 7pm. Carlow must travel to Dungarvan to face Waterford, Wicklow host Offaly in Aughrim and Tipperary take on Clare in Ardfinnan. Saturday 30 June Tommy Murphy Cup - Preliminary Round Kilkenny v Antrim, Nowlan Park, 3.00 Saturday 7 July Football Qualifier - Round 1 Limerick v Louth, Páirc na nGael, 7.00 Mayo v Cavan, Castlebar, 7.00 Down v Meath, Newry, 7.00 Roscommon v Kildare, Hyde Park, 3.00 Westmeath v Longford, Cusack Park, 7.00 Leitrim v Donegal, Carrick-on-Shannon, 7.00 Tommy Murphy Cup - Round 1 Waterford v Carlow, Dungarvan, 7.00 Wicklow v Offaly, Aughrim, 7.00 Tipperary v Clare, Ardfinnan, 7.00 London v Kilkenny or Antrim, Ruislip, 3.00 Sunday 8 July Football Qualifier - Round 1 Fermanagh v Laois/Wexford, Enniskillen/Clones, 2.00 Armagh v Derry, Clones, 4.00

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