Times and venues set for All-Ireland qualifiers

Kevin McGourty
Kevin McGourty will miss Antrim's game with Westmeath

The throw-in times and venues for the first round of matches in the All-Ireland Football qualifiers on Saturday 25 June have been announced.

Down will play Clare at Cusack Park, Ennis at 1500 BST, with Antrim hosting Westmeath at Casement Park at 1400.

Fermanagh face London at Ruislip at 1330, Cavan entertain Longford at Breffni Park at 1700 and Offaly play Monaghan at Tullamore at 1900.

Kevin McGourty and Andrew McClean will miss Antrim's game against Westmeath.

McGourty has been unable to train over the last number of weeks because of an ankle injury.

His St Gall's club-mate McClean had knee surgery a number of weeks ago and has yet to return to action.

McClean may line out for his club prior to the Westmeath game but is highly unlikely to be considered for the qualifier.

The ankle injured ruled McGourty out of the Ulster Championship defeat by Donegal and he is likely to be out of action for several more weeks.

Westmeath are in the opening qualifier after losing against Wexford in the Leinster Championship on Saturday.

Louth will play Meath in the tie of the round at Breffni Park at 1900.

Laois face Tipperary at Portlaoise, with the time still to be confirmed, and Wicklow play Sligo at Aughrim at 1700.

Meanwhile Antrim will play Westmeath in their All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship preliminary round game at Casement Park on Saturday 18 June, throw-in 1500.

Laois will play Cork at the same time at Portlaoise.

As a result of Antrim's involvement in the Hurling qualifiers, the Ulster SHC Final between Antrim and Armagh will now be staged on Sunday 3 July at Casement Park, 1530 throw-in.

The match will be preceded by the Ulster Minor Hurling decider.

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