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Armagh to play Kildare in Round 4B of All-Ireland Qualifiers

It's a reunion for manager Kieran McGeeney

Armagh will play Kildare in Round 4B of the All-Ireland Qualifiers.

The draw will see Kieran McGeeney face off against his former side, a county he managed for six seasons from 2007 until 2013.

He led the Lilywhites to a Leinster final appearance in 2009 and reached the All- Ireland quarter finals in each year of his tenure; as well as an All- Ireland semi-final appearance in 2010.

“This Kildare team are real contenders for Leinster in the next couple of years. That match is going to be a cracker,” said Dessie Dolan, who made the draw on RTE Radio One this morning.

After a disappointing start to this season’s campaign Armagh have bounced back to impressively see off Fermanagh, Westmeath and Tipperary.

The latter saw the Orchardmen exact revenge for their snatch-and-grab defeat at the Athletic Grounds in April, consigning Armagh to another year in Division Three.

Should Armagh see off the defeated Leinster finalists, a date with Tyrone or Dublin awaits in the All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park.

Armagh last contested a quarter-final under the stewardship of Paul Grimley, when they were narrowly beaten by Donegal. Monaghan will play Down in the other tie.

Both matches will be contested on the weekend of 29-30 July, with venues, times and dates to be confirmed by the Central Competitions Control Committee this afternoon.

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