Tailteann Cup: Cavan to face Down

May 16, 2022

A view of Croke Park.

The draw for the Preliminary Round and Round 1 of the inaugural Tailteann Cup took place this morning.

Wexford and Offaly will meet in a repeat of last month's Leinster SFC first round clash in the Preliminary Round next weekend. Wicklow and Waterford will face off in the other Preliminary Round fixture, while the meeting of Cavan and Down is arguably the tie of the First Round. The first teams drawn have home advantage, with the semi-finals and final to be played at Croke Park.

Competing teams had been assigned to Northern and Southern sections in advance of the draw which was made by GAA president Larry McCarthy. New York will compete in the Southern Section when they enter at the quarter-final stage. first team drawn having Home Advantage.

The new second-tier football championship will be officially launched in Croke Park later today, with confirmation of throw-in times and venues to be announced afterwards.

Northern section

First round

Longford v Fermanagh

Leitrim v Antrim

Sligo v London

Cavan v Down


Southern section

Preliminary round

Wexford v Offaly

Wicklow v Waterford

First round

Wexford/Offaly v Wicklow/Waterford

Carlow v Tipperary

Laois v Westmeath

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