GALLERY: All-Ireland qualifiers round-up
There were wins for Longford, Derry, Laois and Sligo19:27 Saturday 17 June 2017, 19:27 17 Jun 2017
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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