The draw for the first round of the hurling qualifiers was announced this afternoon, after the draw took place in Croke Park.
The draw seems very one sided with Cork and Offaly on one side and a far weaker side involving Antrim, Westmeath and Carlow.
GAA Hurling Championship – Qualifier Draws (first team enjoys home advantage)
Preliminary Phase – weekending Sat June 18
Antrim v Westmeath; Laois v Cork
Phase One – weekending Sat June 25
Laois/Cork v Offaly; Antrim/Westmeath v Carlow.