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30th Apr 2024

The All-Ireland senior football championship draw live: Follow all the action here


It’s time for the big one.

The draws for the All-Ireland senior football championship and the Tailteann Cup took place at 3.00 on Tuesday afternoon.

Uachtarán Cumann Luthchleas Gael Jarlath Burns made the draw alongside director of games administration Feargal McGill, in a broadcast that was shown live on the social media channels of The first group is an absolute belter, as you will see below.

Sam Maguire Cup draw

Group 1: Winners of Galway-Mayo, losers of Donegal-Armagh, Derry, Westmeath.

Group 2: Winners of Dublin-Louth, losers of Galway-Mayo, Roscommon, Cavan.

Group 3: Winners of Donegal-Armagh, losers of Kerry-Clare, Tyrone, Cork.

Group 4: Winners of Kerry-Clare, losers of Louth-Dublin, Monaghan, Meath.

The first place finisher in each group of four will qualify directly to the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

Second and third-placed sides face off in preliminary quarter-finals – importantly, those that finish second in their groups will have home advantage in these games.

Tailteann Cup draw

Group 1: Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Waterford

Group 2: Sligo, Antrim, Wexford, Tipperary

Group 3: Fermanagh, Laois, Wicklow, Carlow

Group 4: Down, Offaly, Limerick, London.

In the Tailteann Cup, The group winners will advance to the quarters with the group runners-up and 3 out of 4 group third placed teams advancing to the preliminary quarter-finals.

Keep up to date with all the action right here in our live-blog.


The Tailteann Cup begins on the weekend May 11/12 while the All-Ireland round-robin series kicks off the following weekend, on May 18/19.

15 July 2023; The Meath captain Donal Keogan lifts the cup after the Tailteann Cup Final match between Down and Meath at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by John Sheridan/Sportsfile


Sam Maguire Cup

Seeds 1/2: Kerry, Clare, Galway, Mayo, Armagh, Donegal, Dublin, Louth (Pending provincial final results)

Seeds 3: Derry, Tyrone, Roscommon, Monaghan

Seeds 4: Cavan, Cork, Meath, Westmeath

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