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Louth to learn championship opponents on Thursday night

Leinster Senior Football Championship 2018

Caoimhín Reilly

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Caoimhín Reilly

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caoimhin.reilly@dundalkdemocrat.ie

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.