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Time and venue confirmed for Laois footballers All-Ireland Qualifier against Derry

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Time and venue confirmed for Laois footballers All-Ireland Qualifier against Derry

The GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) have confirmed the time and venue for the Laois Senior footballers All-Ireland qualifier game against Derry next weekend.

 

Laois bowed out of the Leinster Championship in Sunday's semi-final against Andy McEntee's Meath at Croke Park, falling by eleven points in the end on what was a disappointing performance against a stronger opposition.

 

Laois were drawn away to Derry in the second round of the qualifiers in Monday morning's draw which was broadcast live on RTE Radio 1 and Rte News Now, with the Ulster team receiving home advantage.

 

Derry lost their Ulster Preliminary Round fixture to Tyrone by six-points last month, and then bounced back to thump a lowly Wexford side 4-16 to 0-10 on Saturday last. 

 

Derry have been installed as 8/15 favourites for the clash with Laois priced at 15/8 when they meet next Saturday.

 

The CCCC have confirmed the venue as the Owenbeg Centre of Excellence, Dungiven with throw-in fixed for 5pm on Saturday 22 June.

 

The Round 2 draw in full is as follows:

  

Westmeath v Limerick

Longford v Tyrone

Antrim v Kildare

Clare v Leitrim

Mayo v Down

Derry v Laois

Offaly v Sligo

Monaghan v Armagh