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REVEALED: Laois footballers All-Ireland Round 4 Qualifier opponents confirmed

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The Laois footballers will face Cork in Round 4 of the All-Ireland Qualifiers following this morning’s draw on RTE Radio 1.

Laois did not enter the Qualifiers last year until this stage but following wins over Derry and Offaly, they are now just one step away from reaching the Super 8s once again.

This game is scheduled to take place in a neutral venue this weekend on either July 6/7 and there is a possibility that it may be live on TV.

Sky Sports have the rights to show two of these games on Saturday evening while RTE are currently penciled in for one on Sunday afternoon.

The Laois hurlers are also due to be at home to Dublin this weekend in the Preliminary All-Ireland Qualifiers but all fixture details will be confirmed by the CCC in due course.

This will be a first ever championship meeting between Laois and Cork at adult level.

After defeat to Meath in the Leinster semi final last month, Laois recovered to record a thrilling win away to Derry in Round 2 to book their place in Round 3 of the All Ireland Qualifiers.

In front of a packed stand in the Derry Centre of Excellence, John Sugrue’s side eked out a 1-13 to 0-12 win to progress. 

Laois squandered a litany of goal chances in the second half and when Derry struck the front in the final ten minutes, it looked like the game was getting away from Laois.

But up stepped substitute Eoin Lowry and he found that killer touch that saw Laois advance to the next round.

Then it was on to neighbours Offaly where the Kingston brothers, Donie and Paul, produced their best football of the season to kick ten points between them. 

The sides were level at the break, but Laois turned on the style on the resumption of play to win 0-20 to 0-15 in the end and progress to Round 4. 

The winners of these game will advance to the Super 8s where they will join Dublin, Donegal, Kerry and Roscommon.

Round 4

Cork v Laois
Mearth v Clare
Cavan v Tyrone
Galway v Mayo

Super 8s Group 1
Donegal
Kerry
Meath/Clare
Galway/Mayo

Super 8s Group 2
Dublin
Roscommon
Cork/Laois
Cavan/Tyrone

SEE ALSO – EXPLAINED: Who the Laois footballers can face next and how the Super 8s are shaping up