Louth to learn championship opponents on Thursday night

Leinster Senior Football Championship 2018

Caoimhín Reilly


Caoimhín Reilly


Louth to learn championship opponents on Thursday night

Tommy Durnin in action for Louth against Wicklow earlier this year. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)

Louth will learn their Leinster Senior Football Championship opponents on Thursday night.

The draw - which will be broadcast live on RTÉ from 8:30pm - will determine the pairings of each of the provincial championships. 

Louth can be drawn to face any of the 10 other competing Leinster counties, seven of whom - including the Wee County - could be involved in the preliminary round before last year's semi-finalists - Dublin, Kildare, Westmeath and Meath - enter at the quarter-final stage.

Wicklow were Louth's first-round opponents last season, having faced Carlow in the 'prelim' in 2016. In both years, Meath brought a halt to the Reds' championship challenge at the quarter-final stage.

Joanne Cantwell will present coverage with Ciarán Whelan and Pat Spillane to review the pairings.