The first-round tussle between Armagh and Tyrone was the big talking point from Thursday evening's Ulster Senior Football Championship draw.
A loaded bottom half sees Cavan at home to holders Donegal in the preliminary round with the winners facing Derry.
The winners of that game will then meet either Armagh or Tyrone in the semis.
The top half sees struggling Fermanagh hosting Down and Monaghan drawn at home to Antrim with the Mournemen probably favourites to get to the Ulster final.
Donegal will be involved in the preliminary round for the second successive year.
Jim McGuinness' side defeated Antrim in this year's Ulster opener before going on to account for Cavan in the provincial quarter-finals.
Armagh and Tyrone met in this year's All-Ireland qualifiers where Mickey Harte's side earned a 2-13 to 0-13 win.
Antrim hurlers will face Westmeath in the preliminary round of the Leinster Hurling Championship with the winners going on to face Galway in the first round.
Galway will be fancied to progress to meet either Offaly or Wexford in the provincial semi-finals with Dublin expected to meet Kilkenny in the second semi-final.
All-Ireland Football champions Dublin will open their 2012 campaign against either Westmeath or Louth in the Leinster Football Championship.
Kerry face a likely Munster SFC semi-final against Cork after the Kingdom were drawn against Tipperary in the provincial first round.
Other Provincial draws
Waterford v Limerick
Kerry v Tipperary
Clare v Waterford/Limerick
Cork v Kerry/Tipperary
New York v Sligo
London v Leitrim
Galway v Roscommon
New York/Sligo v Galway/Roscommon
Mayo v London/Leitrim
Westmeath v Louth
Longford v Laois
Meath v Wicklow
Westmeath/Louth v Dublin
Longford/Laois v Wexford
Meath/Wicklow v Carlow
Offaly v Kildare
Westmeath v Antrim
Laois v Carlow
Laois/Carlow v Dublin
Offaly v Wexford
Galway v Westmeath/Antrim
Galway v Westmeath/Antrim v Offaly v Wexford
Laois/Carlow v Dublin v Kilkenny
Clare v Waterford
Cork v Limerick/Tipperary