The Leinster football championship Draw takes place tonight at 8.30 and will be televised live.
The format is as usual with 7 Teams making up Pot 1 and the remaining 4, who reached the Leinster semi finals this year, making up Pot 2
So, Dublin, Carlow Longford and Laois are automatically in the Quarter Final, where they await the winners of Round 1.
* First team drawn from Pot 1 plays Second team drawn from Pot 1 in 1st Round, and so on to create 3 first round fixtures. The remaining team will go straight to a Quarter final.
* The winner of each 1st round game will play a team drawn from Pot 2 in the Quarter Final.
Should Dublin’s Quarter Final be played away from Croke Park, it can take place at any of four other venues; Bord na Móna O’Connor Park Tullamore, Innovate Wexford Park, O’Moore Park Portlaoise and Nowlan Park Kilkenny.
Draw Format is:
(Pot 1: 7 teams): Kildare Louth, Meath, Offaly, Wexford, Westmeath & Wicklow: 3 pairings. The winners plus remaining Pot 1 team team to be drawn vs the 4 Pot 2 teams for the Quarter finals.
(Pot 2: 4 Quarter final teams): Carlow, Dublin, Laois & Longford
New Mayo manager James Horan faces a trip to New York in the Connacht quarters. Galway will go London.
Cork and Kerry will be kept apart in the Munster football semi finals. with Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford awaiting a draw for the quarters.
The first two teams drawn in Ulster football will face a preliminary round game, with an Open Draw after that.
In the Leinster hurling championship:
Dublin will begin the round-robin next year against Kilkenny, while Joe McDonagh Cup winners Carlow start with a trip to Galway.
Wexford are idle in the first round and will play Dublin the following week.
The draws for the 2019 Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher Hurling Championships were made today.
Dates for the rounds will be confirmed in the coming weeks. First team listed has home venue.
Christy Ring Cup
• Two groups of four teams.
• Group games to be played on a ‘round-robin’ basis.
Group 1: Donegal, Wicklow, Down, Derry
Group 2: Roscommon, Kildare, Meath, London
Round 1, Kildare are away to Roscommon; Wicklow away to Donegal.
Round 2, Kildare home to Meath; Wicklow home to Down
Round 3, Kildare away to London; Wicklow away to Derry
The Leinster Rugby team to play Wasps at the RDS Arena tomorrow, at 7.45pm, in the opening round of the Heineken Champions Cup has been named.
Johnny Sexton will partner Luke McGrath.
Garry Ringrose comes in at outside-centre with Robbie Henshaw.
Jordan Larmour is on the right wing, with Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden.
There’s a new front row of Cian Healy, Seán Cronin and Tadhg Furlong.
Devin Toner and James Ryan are the second row.
In the back row, Dan Leavy moves from openside to blindside, Josh van der Flier starts and Jack Conan is number 8.
At the British Masters, England’s Matt Wallace leads in the clubhouse on 5 under, along with Eddie Pepperell who’s played 16.
Last year’s winner, Wicklow’s Paul Dunne is 2 under
Padraigh Harrington finished 2 over
Shane Lowry is 1 over after 14.