GALLERY: All-Ireland qualifiers round-up

There were wins for Longford, Derry, Laois and Sligo

BY Sinéad Farrell 19:27 Saturday 17 June 2017, 19:27 17 Jun 2017

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Louth 1-10  Longford 2-15

Laois 2-16  Wicklow 3-10

Sligo 0-22  Antrim 3-7

Derry 1-17 Waterford 0-13

There were four All-Ireland senior football qualifiers down for decision on Saturday, with Longford, Laois, Sligo and Derry all progressing to the second round.

Longford reaffirmed their status as qualifier experts with a 9th consecutive first round qualifier victory. Denis Connerton's side executed a five-point victory over Louth after building up a four-point lead at half-time.

Laois were five points up after the first quarter of their match against Wicklow, but were dealt a blow when captain Stephen Attride was dismissed with a black card.

Wicklow hit two goals to bring themselves back into the tie in the closing minutes, but Laois had built a healthy enough lead to take them over the line.

Sligo managed to come through their fixture against Antrim, despite leaking two goals. An impressive tally of 22 points gave them a winning margin of six points in the end.

Meanwhile, a Danny Heavron goal proved to be the decisive score for Derry, as they edged out Waterford with seven points to spare.

Laois v Wicklow

Image: Wicklow's Brendan Kennedy with Donie Kingston of Laois. Picture Credit: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer.

Image: Wicklow's Seanie Furlong with Colm Begley of Laois. Picture Credit: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer.

Louth v Longford

Image: Louth's Craig Lynch can't stop a penalty kick from Longford's Liam Connerton. Picture Credit: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

Image: Longford's Michael Quinn holds off Beven Duffy. Picture Credit: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.


















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