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Ulster aces homing in on football glory trail

Down, Armagh and Antrim have all been afforded home advantage for their All-Ireland Football Championship Round Two Qualifier ties on Saturday week with Tyrone the only Ulster side facing an away assignment.

Down will host Leitrim at Pairc Esler, Newry while Armagh will receive Mick O'Dwyer's Wicklow at the Morgan Athletic Grounds.

This will be the first qualifying tie to be played at the Armagh city venue, generating significant interest.

Antrim will wrestle with Carlow at Casement Park having overcome Westmeath in the first round there last Saturday.

Tyrone must make the trip to Pearse Park, Longford where they will face the home side.

Kildare boss Kieran McGeeney will go head to head with his 2002 Armagh All-Ireland winning defensive colleague Justin McNulty, the current Laois supremo.

All-Ireland Qualifiers Round Two: Saturday, July 2: Down v Leitrim (Newry 3pm), Armagh v Wicklow (Morgan Athletic Grounds 7pm), Antrim v Carlow (Casement Park 2pm), Tyrone v Longford (Pearse Park, Longford 7pm), Laois v Kildare (Portlaoise 7pm), London v Waterford (Ruislip 6.30pm), Meath v Galway (7pm).

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