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All-Ireland football draw: Derry face potential group of death | Meath Chronicle

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The draw for the All-Ireland football championship has taken place, with Derry facing a potential group of death, with the winners of the Connacht final and the losers of the Ulster final joining them.

Galway host Mayo on Sunday, with the winners in group one, alongside whoever loses the Ulster final on Sunday week between Donegal and Armagh.

Along with Derry, the group will be completed with Westmeath, in what looks to be the most competitive group in the championship.

Group two will see the winners of the Leinster final between Dublin and Louth, joined by the losers of Galway and Mayo, with Roscommon and Cavan completing the group.

Group three will contain the winners of the Ulster final, joined by the losers of the Munster final between Kerry and Clare, with Cork and Tyrone also in the group.

Should Donegal win, they will once again face Tyrone, who they defeated after extra-time on Sunday.

Group four will see the winners of the Munster final joined by the losers of Dublin v Louth, with Monaghan and Meath completing the line up.

The top team in each group goes through to the quarter-finals, with teams in second and third advancing to the preliminary quarter-finals.

Group One: Connacht SFC Winner, Ulster SFC Runner-Up, Derry, Westmeath

Group Two: Leinster SFC Winner, Connacht SFC Runner-Up, Roscommon, Cavan

Group Three: Ulster SFC Winner, Munster SFC Runner-Up, Tyrone, Cork

Group Four: Munster SFC Winner, Leinster SFC Runner-Up, Monaghan, Meath.

In the Tailteann Cup, Kildare are joined by Longford, Leitrim and Waterford.

Fermanagh will be joined by three Leinster teams in Laois Wicklow and Carlow.

Group One: Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Waterford

Group Two: Sligo, Antrim, Wexford, Tipperary

Group Three: Fermanagh, Laois, Wicklow, Carlow

Group Four: Down, Offaly, Limerick, London

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