Johnston and Kildare bound for Cavan


GAA:  Seánie Johnston looks set for a swift return to Breffni Park after Kildare were drawn to face Cavan in the second round of the qualifiers for the All-Ireland SFC this morning.

The Lilywhites were beaten six points adrift of Meath when the final whistle sounded in their Leinster semi-final yesterday afternoon and now Johnston’s home county stand between them and the back door.

Johnston never got on the field against Meath yesterday, but his decision to declare for Kildare after securing eligibility by playing a club hurling game for Coill Dubh has been a controversial one that has not sat well with many in his native county.

After being beaten by Cork, Kerry are due to travel to Mullingar to face Westmeath, who beat Louth in the first round of qualifiers at the weekend, while it doesn’t get any easier for Roscommon after the reward for their win over Armagh was a date with Tyrone.

Wexford will be looking for more ruthlessness in their forward play than they showed against All-Ireland champions Dublin yesterday when they travel to face Tipperary at Semple Stadium.

Galway, meanwhile, should be satisfied with their draw having been paired with Antrim.

The games, which will see extra-time played if necessary, will take place on either July 14th or 15th. Exact dates and times will be confirmed tomorrow.

SFC qualifiers second round

Antrim v Galway

Leitrim v Wicklow

Westmeath v Kerry

Roscommon v Tyrone

Longford v Limerick

Cavan v Kildare

Laois v Monaghan

Tipperary v Wexford

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