30 July 2010
Reigning All-Ireland champions Kerry will face Down in the SFC qualifiers in Croke Park this Saturday at 2pm. Tyrone will meet Dublin in the quarter-finals afterwards while Connacht champions Roscommon have been handed a daunting tie with beaten Munster finalists Cork on Sunday. The Rebels laboured to an extra-time win over Limerick but will go into the last-eight tie as big favourites. Meath, conquerors of Dublin and, controversially, Louth in Leinster, face a resurgent Kildare on Sunday afternoon. The Lilywhites have recovered well from an early provincial exit. All four matches are likely to take place next weekend, with the GAA set to confirm the times and venues being announced early next week. The teams emerging from the qualifiers will enter the Semi-Finals in the following order: winners of Meath/Kildare face Kerry/Down and winners of Tyrone/Dublin to face Roscommon/Cork. (report: RTÉ Sport).