Tyrone first up for champions Donegal
GAA:All-Ireland champions Donegal will open their 2013 Ulster campaign with a mouth-watering clash against Tyrone after the championship draw was made this evening. Derry and Down are also due to meet in the quarter-finals with Armagh and Cavan forced to face off in the preliminary round.
Jim Gavin’s first game in charge of Dublin will be against either Westmeath or Anthony Rainbow’s Carlow in the Leinsterquarter-finals.
Offaly and Kildare will meet again after a resounding win for the Lilywhites this year and the winners look likely to face the Dubs in the semi-finals.
On the other side of the draw, Meath look narrow favourites to make the final.
Cork and Kerry are on course to meet in the Munstersenior football final after being drawn on opposite sides of the championship for 2013.
Limerick will face Cork in the quarters, while unfortunate Tipperary have been selected in the other game with the Kingdom.
Waterford and Clare await in the semis, but the big two look destined to clash in the final again.
Galway will meet beaten All-Ireland finalists and neighbours Mayo in the first round of the Connachtsenior football championship
SENIOR LEINSTER SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Wicklow v Longford
Laois v Louth
Westmeath v Carlow
(A) Wicklow / Longford v Meath
(B) Laois / Louth v Wexford
(C) Westmeath / Carlow v Dublin
Offaly v Kildare
A v B
C v D
SENIOR MUNSTER SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Limerick v Cork
Kerry v Tipperary
Waterford v Kerry/Tipperary
Clare v Limerick/Cork
SENIOR CONNACHT SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
New York v Leitrim
London v Sligo
Galway v Mayo
Galway/Mayo v Roscommon
New York/Leitrim v London/Sligo
SENIOR ULSTER SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Cavan v Armagh
(A) Donegal v Tyrone
(B) Derry v Down
(C) Antrim v Monaghan
(D) Fermanagh v Cavan/Armagh
A v B
C v D