Tailteann Cup: Leitrim drawn to face Sligo, Carlow take on Westmeath

The quarter-finals in the northern and southern groups will be played across this weekend
Tailteann Cup: Leitrim drawn to face Sligo, Carlow take on Westmeath

Kenneth Fox

The draw for the Tailteann Cup northern and southern quarter-finals have produced some exciting match-ups between provincial rivals.

Leitrim will host Sligo, Fermanagh welcome Cavan, Westmeath travel to Carlow, and Offaly host New York.

The matches will be played on this weekend, on June 4th and 5th.

Offaly manager, John Maughan, reacted to the draw on RTÉ Radio 1, saying his county will be "looking forward to the fanfare and excitement of New York coming to Claymore".

"The Tailteann Cup is a great competition, and we've two wins in it now, a good victory over Wicklow yesterday and last weekend down in Wexford, so we're delighted to be progressing in it.

"It would just be wonderful to get to Croke Park. We'll do our research on New York, we'll treat them with great respect. We're eagerly looking forward to the game," Maughan added.

Throw-in times for this weekend's Tailteann Cup fixtures are as follows:

Northern Group

Leitrim v Sligo (Sunday, 3pm)

Fermanagh v Cavan (Sunday, 4pm)

Southern Group

Offaly v New York (Saturday, 2pm)

Carlow v Westmeath (Sunday, 2pm)

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