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All-Ireland and Tailteann Cup: Full draw details confirmed as football championship shapes up

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Draws were made on Tuesday afternoon for the All-Ireland football championship and Tailteann Cup, with some interesting match-ups in prospect.

Reigning Sam Maguire champions Dublin will be bidding to make it back-to-back titles for the first time since 2020 as they enter the fray as favourites ahead of the likes of Kerry and Derry.

Meanwhile in the Tailteann Cup, Kildare look to be the strongest outfit after their disappointing Leinster exit at the hands of Louth, though more will be needed from Glenn Ryan’s under-performing outfit if silverware is to be clinched. Here are the full draw details for the upcoming GAA action:

Dublin captain James McCarthy lifts the Sam Maguire Cup after his side’s victory in the 2024 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final match between Dublin and Kerry. Pic: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Draw seedings – Sam Maguire Cup

Seeds 1/2: Kerry, Clare, Galway, Mayo, Armagh, Donegal, Dublin, Louth

Seed 3: Derry, Tyrone, Roscommon, Monaghan

Seed 4: Cavan, Cork, Meath, Westmeath

2023 Tailteann Cup winners Meath will contest the All-Ireland championship this year. Pic: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
2023 Tailteann Cup winners Meath will contest the All-Ireland championship this year. Pic: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Draw seedings – Tailteann Cup

Seed 1: Down, Kildare, Fermanagh, Sligo

Seed 2: Antrim, Offaly, Laois, Leitrim

Seed 3: Wicklow, Limerick, Wexford, Longford 

Seed 4: Carlow, Tipperary, Waterford, London

Kildare's Leinster exit at the hands of Louth means they will now contest this year's Tailteann Cup. Pic: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Kildare’s Leinster exit at the hands of Louth means they will now contest this year’s Tailteann Cup. Pic: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Group stage draws – Sam Maguire Cup (All-Ireland football championship)

Group 1: Connacht champions (Galway/Mayo), Ulster runners-up (Armagh/Donegal), Derry, Westmeath

Group 2: Leinster champions (Dublin/Louth), Connacht runners-up (Mayo/Galway), Roscommon, Cavan

Group 3: Ulster champions (Armagh/Donegal), Munster runners-up (Kerry/Clare), Tyrone, Cork

Group 4: Munster champions (Kerry/Clare), Leinster runners-up (Dublin/Louth), Monaghan, Meath

Mickey Harte will bid to deliver an All-Ireland with Derry in his first season in charge. Pic: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Mickey Harte will bid to deliver an All-Ireland with Derry in his first season in charge. Pic: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

All-Ireland football championship fixtures

Round 1: May 18/19

Round 2: May 25/26

Round 3: June 1/2

Preliminary-Quarter Finals: June 22/23

Jack O'Connor will be seeking a fourth All-Ireland win as Kerry manager in 2024. Pic: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Jack O’Connor will be seeking a fourth All-Ireland win as Kerry manager in 2024. Pic: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Tailteann Cup

Group 1: Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Waterford

Group 2: Sligo, Antrim, Wexford, Tipperary

Group 3: Fermanagh, Laois, Wicklow, Carlow

Group 4: Down, Offaly, Limerick, London

Tailteann Cup Fixtures

Round 1: May 11/12

Round 2: May 18/19

Round 3: June 1/2

Preliminary-Quarter Finals: June 8/9

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