Offaly drawn against familiar opponents in football qualifiers

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Offaly drawn against familiar opponents in football qualifiers

Offaly drawn against familiar opponents in football qualifiers

The Offaly senior footballers have been drawn to play Sligo in the second round of the All-Ireland qualifiers. 

Offaly earned their place in the hat for Monday morning's draw after an impressive 1-21 to 1-11 victory over London in BNM O'Connor Park last Saturday. 

Bernard Allen top-scored for John Maughan's men as they proved far too strong for the Exiles. The Tubber man took a personal haul of 0-11 with 0-6 of that total coming from play.

Ruairi McNamee got the all-important goal after a sweeping move and a neat pass across goal by his clubmate Anton Sullivan.

Sligo dropped into the qualifiers having lost their provincial semi-final against Galway. Offaly have already beaten Sligo this year in the final game of the Division 3 campaign to avoid relegation.

The game will take place at BNM O'Connor Park. They will be played on the weekend of June 22/23 with the exact time and date to be decided.

FULL RD 2 QUALIFIER DRAW:

Westmeath v Limerick

Longford v Tyrone

Antrim v Kildare

Clare v Leitrim

Mayo v Down

Derry v Laois

Offaly v Sligo 

Monaghan v Armagh