Draw for the 2024 Provincial Senior Football Championships Produces Some Tasty Ties
The draw for the 2024 Provincial Senior Football Championships has produced several mouthwatering ties.
Reining Leinster champions Dublin will kick off the defence of their title with a quarter-final tie against Longford or Meath.
Dessie Farrell’s team went on to claim the All-Ireland championship last season and will be extremely tough to beat in the provincial tournament.
Kildare will hope for a good run in the Leinster competition after being drawn to face either Westmeath or Wicklow, while 2023 runners-up Louth will meet either Carlow or Wexford.
The Ulster quarter-final between Derry and Donegal will attract plenty of headlines, particularly with former Tyrone manager Mickey Harte now in charge of the former.
Derry are in the opposite half of the draw to Tyrone, setting up the possibility of the two teams meeting in what would be an epic Ulster clash.
Reigning Munster champions Kerry will play the winners of Cork and Limerick in their provincial semi-final, while Clare will meet the winners of Waterford and Tipperary.
Roscommon await the winners of New York and Mayo in the Connacht semi-finals, while the winners of London and Galway will travel to face either Sligo or Leitrim.
2024 Provincial Senior Football Championships Draw
Leinster Senior Football Championship
- Westmeath vs Wicklow
- Carlow vs Wexford
- Longford vs Meath
- Kildare vs Westmeath/Wicklow
- Louth vs Carlow/Wexford
- Dublin vs Longford/Meath
- Offaly vs Laois
- Kildare/Westmeath/Wicklow vs Louth/Carlow/Wicklow
- Dublin/Longford/Meath vs Offaly/Laois
- Kildare/Westmeath/Wicklow/Louth/Carlow/Wicklow vs Dublin/Longford/Meath/Offaly/Laois
Connacht Senior Football Championship
- London vs Galway
- New York vs Mayo
- Sligo vs Leitrim
- New York/Mayo vs Roscommon
- Sligo/Leitrim vs London/Galway
- New York/Mayo/Roscommon vs Sligo/Leitrim/London/Galway
Ulster Senior Football Championship
- Monaghan vs Cavan
- Tyrone vs Monaghan/Cavan
- Down vs Antrim
- Fermanagh vs Armagh
- Derry vs Donegal
- Tyrone/Monaghan/Cavan vs Derry/Donegal
- Fermanagh/Armagh vs Down/Antrim
- Tyrone/Monaghan/Cavan/Derry/Donegal vs Fermanagh/Armagh/Down/Antrim
Munster Senior Football Championship
- Tipperary vs Waterford
- Limerick vs Cork
- Clare vs Tipperary/Waterford
- Limerick/Cork vs Kerry
Tipperary/Waterford/Clare vs Limerick/Cork/Kerry
All-Ireland Football Championship – Outright Betting
The provincial competitions serve as the precursor to the thrilling All-Ireland Football Championship and Tailteann Cup later in the season.
The All-Ireland series is one of the biggest betting events in the year, with numerous markets available throughout the tournament.
Several GAA sporting sites are already offering odds on the outright winner, highlighting the popularity of the series. Here are the latest odds:
- Kerry – 15/8
- Dublin – 11/4
- Galway – 6/1
- Derry – 7/1
- Mayo – 8/1
- Tyrone – 16/1
- Armagh – 22/1
- Donegal – 25/1
- Cork – 50/1
- Monaghan – 50/1
- Roscommon – 50/1
- Kildare – 66/1
- Meath – 125/1
- Down – 125/1
- Cavan – 150/1
- Westmeath – 300/1
- Louth – 500/1
- Waterford – 1000/1
- Fermanagh – 1000/1
- Laois – 1000/1
- Carlow – 1000/1
- Leitrim – 1000/1
- Tipperary – 1000/1
- Limerick – 1000/1
- London – 1000/1
- Clare – 1000/1
- New York – 1000/1
- Antrim – 1000/1
- Wexford – 1000/1
- Sligo – 1000/1
- Offaly – 1000/1
- Wicklow – 1000/1
- Longford – 1000/1
Kerry are the most successful team in the history of the All-Ireland Football Championship, winning the title on 38 previous occasions.
Dublin took their tally to 31 by defeating Kerry in last season’s final and the two teams will expect to challenge for the title in 2024.
Nine-time winners Galway should be in contention, while Derry, Mayo and Tyrone are other teams who could mount a strong bid.
The All-Ireland Football final is scheduled to be played at Croke Park in Dublin in July 2024.