Kerry pitted against Waterford or Clare


All-Ireland football champions Kerry will face the winners of Waterford and Clare in the semi-finals of the Munster championship following tonight's provincial draw.

In a redesigned system, both Munster finalists were seeded meaning Kerry will avoid beaten All-Ireland finalists Cork until the Munster decieder, assuming both teams progress that far. Cork will face the winners of Limerick and Tipperary in the other semi-final.

In Leinster, Dublin will face Louth while in Ulster Tyrone open their defence against Down with Donegal facing Donegal in the tie of the round.

In hurling,  Brian Cody's Kilkenny will start their bid for yet another title with a Leinster semi-final meeting either Offlay or Laois. Beaten finalists Waterford must do it the hard way having missed out on a bye to the last four in Munster.

They open their campaign against Clare with Limerick awaiting the winners in the semi-finals.

Munster Football

Semi -finals
Kerry v Waterford / Clare
Cork v Limerick / Tipperary

Limerick v Tipperary
Waterford v Clare

Munster Hurling

Semi -finals
Cork v Tipperary
Limerick v Waterford / Clare

Waterford v Clare

Leinster Football

Laois v Kildare / Wicklow
Wexford Meath / Carlow
Offaly v Longford / Westmeath
Dublin v Louth

First Round
Kildare v Wicklow
Meath v Carlow
Longford v Westmeath

Leinster Hurling

Wexford v Dublin / Westmeath
Kilkenny v Offaly / Laois

Offaly v Laois
Dublin v Westmeath

Ulster Football

Fermanagh / Monaghan v Donegal / Derry
Tyrone / Down v Armagh / Antrim / Cavan

Tyrone v Down
Donegal v Derry
Fermanagh v Monaghan
Armagh v Antrim / Cavan

Preliminary Round
Antrim v Cavan

Connacht Football

Mayo v London / Sligo
Galway / Roscommon v New York / Leitrim

London v Sligo
Galway v Roscommon
New York v Leitrim