A Huge day of Qualifers across the country


Leitrim and Carlow will take the focus for us on Shannonside FM this afternoon but there is plenty of knock out action in the championship today.

Saturday, July 8th All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers Round 2B

Tipperary will be the visitors to Kingspan Breffni on Saturday afternoon to take on Cavan in round 2 of the All Ireland qualifiers.

Cavan enter the game on the back of a win over Offaly after a loss to Monaghan in the Ulster quarter final and Cavan have named their side ahead with 4 changes from the side that started against the faithful county 2 weeks ago.

Killian Clarke, Niall Murray, Tomas Corr and Caoimhin O’Reilly who will be making his first championship start all come in. Uniquely enough with the team selection 15 different clubs are represented on the starting side.

The team in full is Raymond Galligan in goals with Padraig Faulkner, Killian Clarke and Jason Mc Loughlin in the full back line, James Mc Enroe, Niall Murray and Conor Moynagh make up the half back line with Liam Buchanan and Tomas Corr at the centre of the field.

Cian Mackey, Martin Reilly and Ciaran Brady are in the half forward line with Caoimhin O’Reilly, Gearoid Mc Kiernan and Dara Mc Veety completing the starting 15.

Uniquely enough with the team selection 15 different clubs are represented on the starting line up with throw in at Kingspan Breffini at 2pm.

With a qualifier win over Offaly under their belts it was a performance that pleased manager Mattie Mc Gleenan but there is room for improvement and he’s been speaking to Shannonside Northern Sounds Sean McCaffrey ahead of the big clash.

Monaghan have named their side for the trip to Innovate park to take on Wexford.Having returned from a serious knee injury to play a full game against Down, half forward Darren Hughes while disappointed with that result is happy to be getting a 2nd chance and he’s been in conversation with Shannonside Northern Sounds Sean McCaffrey

Throw in at Innovate park in Wexford is at 3pm.

Westmeath take on  Armagh at  TEG Cusack Park, 7pm  This will be the first meeting between these two counties in the football championship and Westmeath were knocked out of the Leinster championship after a 31-point defeat to  Dublin in last month’s Leinster semi-final.

They come up against an Armagh side that defeated Fermanagh in the last qualifier round.

Meath face  Donegal, in Pairc Tailteann at 6pm. Donegal head for Navan after defeating Longford last Saturday while Meath had a narrow win over Sligo.

Clare versus Mayo, Cusack Park, 5pm .It took extra time for Mayo to defeat Derry last  Saturday evening in Castlebar, Clare put it up to Kerry in Munster and demolished Laois in Portlaoise last weekend