GAA Football

Armagh face tough test against Mayo while Tyrone travel to Kildare in Round Three qualifier

Rian O'Neill slots home the first of his two goals for Armagh in their win over Monaghan on Saturday evening. Armagh now face Mayo in the next round of qualifiers. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile
Diarmuid Pepper

ARMAGH will travel to Castlebar to face Mayo while Tyrone will take on Kildare in the third round of the All-Ireland qualifiers. 

Both Ulster ties are due to be aired live on Sky Sports.

Armagh will head into the match with renewed confidence after scoring an impressive 2-17 as they beat Monaghan by eight points in the second round of the qualifiers. 

But Mayo will also be buoyed by their recent five point victory over Down in Páric Esler. 

Tyrone ran out four point victors in their second qualifying round against Longford but the scoreline didn't quite do justice to the efficiency of Mickey Harte's men. 

However, the Red Hands will face a much tougher battle this weekend when they come up against a Kildare side who comfortably overcame Antrim by 14 points in Corrigan Park. 

The other ties see Westmeath take on Clare, while Laois host Offaly. 

Westmeath had six points to spare last day out against Limerick, while three goals enabled Clare to power past Leitrim.

Offaly beat Sligo by 11 points in their last game, but they face a journey to Laois, who beat Derry by four points in Owenbeg over the weekend.

The games will take place this weekend, with the fixture details to be confirmed this afternoon. 

All-Ireland Senior Football round three qualifier draw 

Mayo v Armagh, Elverys McHale Park, 7pm, live on Sky Sports
Kildare v Tyrone, St Conleth's Park, 5pm, live on Sky Sports
Westmeath v Clare, TEG Cusack Park, 6pm
Laois v Offaly, O'Moore Park, 7pm

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