Confusion reigns over who Armagh will play in Round 4B of the All-Ireland qualifiers.
It was all made massively complicated following Down’s defeat to Tyrone in the Ulster Final in Clones this afternoon.
GAA rules state that fixtures will be subject to avoidance of repeat pairings, where feasible but Armagh and Monaghan – both in tomorrow morning’s draw, have already played Down in this year’s Ulster Championship.
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Kildare are the fourth team after they also lost their provincial decider to Dublin in Croke Park.
The two beaten finalists cannot be drawn against each other.
With this in mind, the draw for the Round 4B fixtures becomes an entirely open one. Armagh can play either Down or Kildare with the game to take place on July 29.
Both ties offer up intriguing sub-plots as Armagh lost their opening championship fixture to Down at Pairc Esler while a date with Kildare will pit Kieran McGeeney against a side he lead to several All-Ireland semi-finals.
Should Armagh progress against with Down or Kildare they will face a daunting quarter-final match-up against reigning All-Ireland Champions Dublin or Ulster kingpins Tyrone.
Draw for 4B of qualifiers Monday morning. Bowl 1: Monaghan, Armagh. Bowl 2: Down, Kildare/Dublin. Join me 0835am on @RTERadio1 #RTEGAA #GAA
— Darren Frehill (@Darrenfrehill) July 16, 2017
The Round 4B Football Draw will take place on Monday morning, July 17, on RTÉ Radio One after the 8.30am news as well as being streamed live on GAA.ie.
Confirmation of venues, times and all dates for all fixtures will be confirmed following a meeting of C.C.C.C on Monday afternoon.