The draw has been made for the fourth round of the GAA football All-Ireland Senior Championship
The draw for the fourth round of the GAA football All-Ireland Senior Championship has been made, following the conclusion of the provincial finals and the first three rounds of qualifying.
In a repeat of last year’s Munster final, Cork have been drawn against Limerick. The Treatymen won the 2009 Munster final, but have been forced to go through round four this season after losing by 1-17 to 1-14 in this year’s Munster final against Kerry. Cork were also beaten in the provincial tournament by Kerry, falling by 1-14 to 1-15 in the semi final replay.
Louth will face Dublin in round four, and will be looking to get over a disappointing and controversial defeat in the Leinster final at the hands of Meath. Dublin were also beaten by
Meath, in the semi finals of the same competition.
Ulster runners-up Monaghan are up against Kildare. After a quarterfinal departure from the Leinster Championship, Kildare have defeated Antrim, Leitrim and Derry respectively on their way to round four.
In the other fourth round match, Sligo, who were narrowly beaten by Roscommon in last week’s Connacht final, have been drawn against Down. Down go into this match following two successive victories, against Longford and Offaly.