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Ulster champions Derry to face Clare in All-Ireland quarter-finals as old rivals Kerry and Mayo paired together

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Kerry will take on Mayo and Aidan O'Shea, above, in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals to be played the weekend after next

Kerry will take on Mayo and Aidan O'Shea, above, in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals to be played the weekend after next

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Kerry will take on Mayo and Aidan O'Shea, above, in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals to be played the weekend after next

Kerry will take on old adversary Mayo in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals the weekend after next, having been paired with their Division 1 rivals in this morning’s draw.

Kerry were initially drawn against Cork but that fixture wasn’t permitted under the rule to avoid repeat earlier championship meetings – they obviously played each other in the Munster semi-final in early May – so it fell to Mayo to face the All-Ireland Championship favourites.

This will be the third meeting between Jack O’Connor’s and James Horan’s teams this year, with the Kingdom winning both games. Their regulation Division 1 game in mid-March ended 1-12 to 0-14 in Kerry’s favour in Austin Stack Park, while their subsequent Division 1 Final in Croke Park was a much more one-sided affair with Kerry winning 3-19 to 0-13.

Cork will play Leinster champions Dublin, Galway face Armagh, while newly crowned Ulster champions Derry were rewarded with what might be argued was the easiest of the qualifier winners to get, Clare.

All four quarter-finals will be played on the weekend of June 25/26 in what will most probably be two double-headers in Croke Park that weekend.

Dates and times will be announced by the CCCC later this afternoon.

The All-Ireland semi-finals, on the weekend of July 9/10, will see the winner of Kerry v Mayo play the winner of Dublin v Cork. On the other side it will be Galway or Armagh against Derry or Clare.

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The All-Ireland Final will be played on Sunday, July 24.

All-Ireland SFC quarter-final draw

Galway v Armagh

Kerry v Mayo

Dublin v Cork

Derry v Clare


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