GAA history will be made at the end of June when the All-Ireland football qualifier between Carlow and Laois will be played on a Friday night.
The game will be the first in the All-Ireland series to be played on a Friday night as the GAA tries something new.
Some Laois players have already voiced objections to their role as ‘guinea pigs’ but the GAA have confirmed that the game will go ahead of June 28th at Dr Cullen Park.
The stand-out game in the draw for the first round of the qualifiers sees Derry take on a Sligo team shocked by London in the Connacht championship.
Longford will take on Limerick in Pearse Park and Galway will host meet Tipperary on Saturday June 29th in Pearse Stadium.
Armagh and Wicklow will meet in the Athletic Grounds on June 30th with the remaining fixtures dependent on hurling qualifiers.
GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Qualifiers Round 1
Friday, June 28
Carlow v Laois, Dr. Cullen Park, 7.45pm
Saturday, June 29
Longford v Limerick, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 7pm
Galway v Tipperary, Pearse Stadium, 7pm
Sunday, June 30
Armagh v Wicklow, Athletic Grounds, 3pm
Derry v Sligo, Owenbeg, 5pm
Saturday, June 29/Sunday, June 30
Offaly v Tyrone, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, TBC
Louth v Antrim, Drogheda, TBC
Westmeath v Fermanagh, Cusack Park, Mullingar, TBC
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