The full 2017 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship draw is tasty 5 years ago

The full 2017 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship draw is tasty

Only seven months to go.

The draw for the 2017 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship has Gaels far and wide looking ahead far too early but it's created a buzz at least for an evening.

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With the hurling championship draw pitting champions Tipperary with a God-awful trek back to the top of the mountain, the footballers have some intriguing ties for the first round in the four provinces.

Mayo will meet Galway in the semi-final of the Connacht championship if they can see off the winners of Sligo and New York in their quarter-final clash.

Tipperary took all the plaudits last year on their way to the All-Ireland semi-final and their reward for a Munster decider place in 2016 is a spot straight into this year's semi. That draw pairs them with the winners of Cork and Waterford but Tipp boss Liam Kearns was typically honest in his assessment.

"You'd probably expect Cork will come through there, no disrespect to Waterford."

Ulster champions Tyrone will start their season up in Celtic Park once more against Derry and, the prize for potentially getting through another clash with their most bitter rivals is a likely semi-final with Donegal. Welcome to the north.

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All-Ireland champions Dublin are up against Carlow or Wexford first in the Leinster quarter-final and if and when they win, they're in a semi with Westmeath or Offaly.

Here's the draw in full.

Munster Senior Football Championship

Quarter-final
Cork v Waterford
Clare v Limerick

Semi-final
Kerry v Clare/Limerick
Tipperary v Cork/Waterford

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Connacht Senior Football Championship

Preliminary round
Sligo v New York

Quarter-final
Leitrim v London
Mayo v Sligo/New York

Semi-final
Roscommon v Leitrim/London
Galway v Mayo/Sligo/New York

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Ulster Senior Football Championship

Preliminary round
Monaghan v Fermanagh

Quarter final
Cavan v Monaghan/Fermanagh
Derry v Tyrone
Donegal v Antrim
Down v Armagh

Semi-final
Derry/Tyrone v Donegal/Antrim
Cavan/Monaghan/Fermanagh v Down/Armagh

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Leinster Senior Football Championship

First round
Louth v Wicklow
Laois v Longford
Carlow v Wexford

Quarter-final
Meath v Louth/Wicklow
Kildare v Laois/Longford
Dublin v Carlow/Wexford
Offaly v Westmeath

Semi-final
Kildare/Laois/Longford v Meath/Louth/Wicklow
Dublin/Carlow/Wexford v Offaly/Westmeath

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