Favourable draw for heavyweights in round 3 of All-Ireland qualifiers
All-Ireland finalists Mayo have drawn Kildare in the third round of qualifiers for this summer's All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.
After dispatching Tipperary in the second round with a convincing 1-19 to 1-11 win over Tipperary in Thurles, Mayo will play Kildare on the 30th of June or the 1st of July.
Elsewhere Armagh will play Clare after a win over Sligo in round two while Monaghan recovered well from their Ulster semi-final defeat to Fermanagh earlier this month to rebound with a thumping win over Waterford at the weekend.
Malachy O'Rourke's charges will now play Leitrim in the third round while Cavan will play Tyrone in an all Ulster affair.
The four winners of these matches play the four losing provincial finalists in the final round of qualifiers next month.
The four winners of those matches will then play the four provincial winners in two groups of four in the inaugural All Ireland Super 8s.
— RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) June 25, 2018