Provincial Championship 2011 draws take place

Defending All-Ireland SFC winners Cork will meet Clare in the Munster SFC quarter-finals
Defending All-Ireland SFC winners Cork will meet Clare in the Munster SFC quarter-finals

The draws for the provincial hurling and football Championships 2011 have taken place, with several mouth-watering ties down for decision.

In the Leinster SHC draw a quarter-final encounter between Dublin and Offaly is the first plum tie in the competition.

While in Munster, All-Ireland SHC winners Tipperary meet Cork in the province's opening encounter.

In the Munster SFC draw the two superpowers of the footballing south-west, Cork and Kerry, have been placed in opposite sides of the draw, meaning a galactico-style Munster football final is a real possibility.

Connacht's defending football champions Roscommon will face New York in the Connacht SFC preliminary round. Last year's beaten Connacht finalists Sligo meet Leitrim in the preliminary round. If both of last year's finalists progress to the semi-finals, they will meet again to fight for a place in Connacht football's showpiece decider.

In Ulster - as always - there are some mammoth football ties in prospect. At the Ulster SFC quarter-final stage, Armagh v Down and Tyrone v Monaghan have epic written all over them.

Finally, in the Leinster SFC draw, All-Ireland 2010 beaten semi-finalist's Kildare will face Wicklow in the first round. Leinster's other beaten All-Ireland SFC 2010 semi-finalists Dublin will clash with Laois or Longford in the Leinster quarters.

LEINSTER SHC DRAW 2011

Preliminary round:
Antrim v Laois
Carlow v Westmeath

Quarter-finals:
Dublin v Offaly
Antrim/Laois v Wexford
Galway v Carlow/Weatmeath

Semi-finals:
Dublin/Offaly v Galway or Carlow/Westmeath
Antrim/Laois or Wexford v Kilkenny

MUNSTER SHC DRAW 2011

Quarter-final:
Tipperary v Cork

Semi-finals:
Limerick v Waterford
Clare v Tipp/Cork

MUNSTER SFC DRAW 2011

First round/quarter-finals:
Kerry v Tipperary
Clare v Cork

Semi-finals:
Limerick v Kerry/Tipperary
Waterford v Clare/Cork

CONNACHT SFC DRAW 2011

Quarter-finals:
New York v Roscommon
London v Mayo
Leitrim v Sligo
Galway have a bye to the semi-final

Semi-finals:
Galway v London/Mayo
Leitrim/Sligo v New York v Roscommon

ULSTER SFC DRAW 2011

Preliminary round:
Donegal v Antrim

Quarter-finals:
Derry v Fermanagh
Armagh v Down
Tyrone v Monaghan
Cavan v Donegal/Antrim

LEINSTER SFC DRAW 2011

First round:
Kildare v Wicklow
Laois v Longford
Wexford v Offaly

Quarter-finals:
Kildare/Wicklow v Meath
Laois/Longford v Dublin
Wexford/Offaly v Westmeath
Carlow v Louth

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