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Tasty ties in store after GAA qualifiers draw

SportBy Karl Doyle
Davy Fitzgerald's Clare face Cork in the qualifiers
Davy Fitzgerald's Clare face Cork in the qualifiers

The draw for the hurling qualifiers has been made – and there’s a tasty tie in store as Cork are set to take on Clare in the second round, which will be a repeat of the 2013 All-Ireland final.

In the other game Dublin will take on Limerick. It will be their first meeting in the Championship since the Sky Blues beat Limerick in the 2011 quarter-final.

Both games will be played as part of part of a triple bill at Semple Stadium in Thurles next Saturday afternoon, July 11.

The Dublin v Limerick tie begins at 5pm and will be shown live on RTE. The Clare v Cork showdown is scheduled for a 7pm start and will be shown live on Sky. As it is the case with all qualifier matches extra time will be played in the event of a draw.

Prior to the two hurling clashes the football qualifier between Tipperary and Louth will be played at 2.45pm.

In the other football qualifier ties, Longford's 'home' tie against Kildare  has been switched to Mullingar as Pearse Park does not have sufficient capacity for the expected attendance. It has a 7pm throw-in on Saturday evening.

In the other Round 3A qualifier Fermanagh take on Roscommon in Brewster Park in Enniskillen on Sunday (3.30).

The other qualifier matches in Round 2B scheduled for this weekend are: Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Saturday (2.0); Tyrone v Meath, Omagh, Saturday, (3.0) and Armagh v Galway, Athletic Grounds, Sunday (3.0).