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Armagh handed trip to Mayo in round three qualifiers as Tyrone face Kildare

Armagh’s Aidan Forker
Armagh’s Aidan Forker

Armagh have been handed a round three qualifier away to Mayo, with Tyrone set to take on Kildare.

Kieran McGeeney's men have already seen off 2018 semi-finalists Monaghan in their quest to reach the Super 8s but now they'll have to double down with a win over the 2017 beaten finalists.

The round three qualifiers will take place on June 29/30.

The draw was made on Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio One, with Westmeath taking on Clare and Offaly facing Laois.

Mayo booked their place in round three with a 1-16 to 1-11 win over Down in Newry, with Conor Loftus' goal proving crucial.

Armagh took the biggest scalp at the weekend, with two second half goals from Rian O'Neill sending Kieran McGeeney's men to a 2-17 to 1-12 win against Monaghan.

Tyrone had a tough day at the office in Longford, eventually getting over the line with a 2-15 to 1-14 victory. Cathal McShane, whose move to the full-forward line has worked wonders for Mickey Harte's men, contributed 2-2 from play.

Neil Flynn kicked eight points as Kildare eased past Antrim by 1-25 to 0-14 while Westmeath manager Jack Cooney was delighted after Westmeath secured a six-point win over Limerick, 2-13 to 1-10.

Laois claimed one of the wins of the round, edging Derry by 1-13 to 0-12 in Owenbeg while Clare proved too strong for Leitrim, running out 3-17 to 0-17 winners.

The final round two qualifier saw Offaly blitz Sligo in a 3-17 to 0-15 victory.

Round Three qualifier draw

Mayo vs Armagh

Kildare vs Tyrone

Westmeath vs Clare

Offaly vs Laois

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