All-Ireland SFC: Monaghan to face Fermanagh in qualifiers

Fermanagh defender Aidan Breen clashes with Monaghan forward Conor McManus
Fermanagh and the Farney team will lock horns in an All-Ireland qualifiers derby

Monaghan have been drawn against Fermanagh in an all-Ulster encounter in the opening All-Ireland SFC qualifiers.

The Farney side, who will have home advantage, were beaten by Cavan in the Ulster SFC while Fermanagh lost out to Donegal on Sunday.

Down will host Tipperary and Derry are away to Wexford while Antrim visit Louth.

The other games on 8/9 June are Carlow v Kildare/Longford, Westmeath v Waterford and Leitrim v Wicklow.

Monaghan will be out for revenge against their derby rivals at Clones on 9 June after last year's Ulster semi-final defeat by the Ernemen at Healy Park.

Antrim were also weekend losers in Ulster with the Saffrons going down 2-23 to 2-9 at the hands of Tyrone on Saturday.

Lenny Harbinson's side will face Louth in Drogheda on the Saturday evening with Derry's game in Wexford earlier in the day.

Down were involved in the pick of the Ulster SFC games in 2019 as they were edged out by Armagh in Pairc Esler thriller.

The Mourne County's contest with Tipperary will throw in at Newry on the Sunday at 14:00 which will be the same start time for Monaghan's tussle with Fermanagh at Clones.

All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round one

Saturday 8 June
OffalyvLondonTullamore, 13:30 BST
LeitrimvWicklowCarrick-on-Shannon, 15:00
WexfordvDerryWexford Park, 16:45
Louth vAntrimDrogheda, 19:00
Sunday 9 June
DownvTipperaryNewry, 14:00 BST
MonaghanvFermanaghClones, 14:00
CarlowvKildare or LongfordCullen Park, 15:00
WestmeathvWaterfordMullingar, 15:00

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