The dust had barely settled on the 2013 championships but the 2014 draws took place this evening.
Join us to see how it all unfolded.
2014 CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS
Quarter-final: Cork v Waterford.
Semi-finals: Cork/Waterford v Clare; Tipperary v Limerick.
Preliminary round group: Antrim, Carlow, Laois, London, Westmeath.
Quarter-finals: Wexford v Group winners; Galway v Group runner-up; Kilkenny v Offaly.
Semi-finals: Dublin v Wexford/Group winners; Galway/Group runner-up v Kilkenny/Offaly.
Quarter-finals: Tipperary v Limerick; Clare v Waterford.
Semi-finals: Tipperary/Limerick v Cork; Clare/Waterford v Kerry.
Preliminary rounds: New York v Mayo.
Quarter-finals: Roscommon v Leitrim; London v Galway.
Semi-finals: Roscommon/Leitrim v New York/Mayo; London/Galway v Sligo.
Preliminary round: Tyrone v Down.
Quarter-finals: Monaghan v Tyrone/Down; Fermanagh v Antrim; Donegal v Derry; Cavan v Armagh.
Semi-finals: Monaghan/Tyrone/Down v Fermanagh/Antrim; Donegal/Derry v Cavan/Armagh.
Preliminary rounds: Wicklow v Laois; Longford v Offaly; Westmeath v Louth.
Quarter-finals: Wicklow/Laois v Dublin; Longford/Offaly v Wexford; Westmeath/Louth v Kildare; Meath v Carlow.
Semi-finals: Wicklow/Laois/Dublin v Longford/Offaly/Wexford; Westmeath/Louth/Kildare v Meath/Carlow.
19.00 – Welcome along as we get set for the live draw for the 2014 GAA championship draws.
19.01 – Dublin and Clare are still celebrating their triumphs from 2013.
But tonight the first steps towards the 2014 All-Ireland senior hurling and football championships will be taken with the provincial draws taking place.
19.02 – Tonight’s draw takes place in Croke Park with the football draws in Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster while the hurling draws take place in Leinster and Munster.
19.03 – It’s the hurling draws first up.
19.03 – We begin in Leinster with Dublin the reigning champions after their victory over Galway in last July’s final.
19.04 – There are ten teams in contention with Antrim, Carlow, Laois, London and Westmeath involved in a new round-robin series.
19.04 – Dublin have a bye to the semi-final stage while Galway, Kilkenny, Offaly and Wexford are also involved.
19.04 – The top two in the round-robin series qualify for the quarter-finals.
19.05 – First out is Wexford and they will play the round-robin group winners.
19.05 – Then there’s Galway who will play the group runner-up.
19.05 – Next up Kilkenny who will face a quarter-final tie against Offaly.
The quarter-finals are: Group winners v Wexford; Group runner-up v Galway; Kilkenny v Offaly
19.06 – The semi-final stage sees Dublin up against Group winners/Wexford
19.07 – And then that means it will be Galway/Group runner-up v Kilkenny/Offaly in the other semi-final.
So to recap the 2014 Leinster SHC sees:
Quarter-finals: Wexford v Group winners; Galway v Group runner-up; Kilkenny v Offaly
Semi-finals: Dublin v Wexford/Group winners; Galway/Group runner-up v Kilkenny/Offaly
19.08 – And those group games will be contested by Antrim, Carlow, Laois, London and Westmeath.
19.10 – Next up it’s the 2014 Munster senior hurling championship draw. Clare, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford involved here.
19.10 – The reigning All-Ireland champions Clare and reigning Munster champions Limerick are both involved here of course
19.11 – First team out is Tipperary.
19.11 – And Tipperary will play Limerick in the semi-final stage.
19.11 – Next up is Clare, who get a bye to the semi-final.
19.12 – That means Cork will face Waterford at the quarter-final stage with the winners advancing to play Clare.
So to recap here’s the 2014 Munster SHC draw:
Quarter-final: Cork v Waterford
Semi-finals: Cork/Waterford v Clare; Tipperary v Limerick
19.15 – So that’s the Leinster and Munster hurling draws complete for 2014.
19.16 – Could Cork and Clare be on course for a potential semi-final meeting next year?
19.18 – Next up it’s the four provincial football draws.
19.18 – In 2014 there will be two separate routes through the football qualifier draws, an A and B side.
19.19 – First up is the Munster draw.
19.20 – The quarter-final ties see Tipperary up against Limerick.
19.20 – With Clare to play Waterford in the other Munster quarter-final tie.
19.20 – Both Cork and Kerry seeded here through to the semi-finals.
19.20 – Tipperary or Limerick will face Cork.
19.21 – And that means Kerry will take on Clare or Waterford in the other semi-final clash.
So to recap here’s the 2014 Munster SFC draw:
Quarter-finals: Tipperary v Limerick; Clare v Waterford
Semi-finals: Tipperary/Limerick v Cork; Clare/Waterford v Kerry
19.24 – Next up it’s the 2014 Connacht SFC draw.
19.24 – Mayo chasing a fourth successive title next year.
19.24 – The pre-determined preliminary round ties sees Mayo travel to face New York while Galway travel to take on London.
19.25 – First drawn out for the quarter-final tie are Roscommon.
19.25 – They will take on Leitrim in the last quarter-final.
19.25 – The semi-final draw now takes place.
19.26 – London or Galway will take on Sligo.
19.26 – That means Mayo/New York will challenge Roscommon/Leitrim in the other semi-final clash.
So to recap here’s the 2014 Connacht SFC draw:
Preliminary round: New York v Mayo
Quarter-finals: Roscommon v Leitrim; London v Galway
Semi-finals: Roscommon/Leitrim v New York/Mayo; London/Galway v Sligo
19.29 – Next up we’ve the Ulster senior football championship draw.
19.30 – The first two teams play each other in the preliminary round with the third to meet the winners of that game in the quarter-final.
19.30 – In the preliminary round it will be Tyrone against Down.
19.30 – The winners of that game will face reigning champions Monaghan.
19.31 – Fermanagh will meet Antrim in another quarter-final clash.
19.31 – Then it’s Derry against Donegal in their quarter-final tie.
19.31 – Finally Cavan will take on Armagh at the quarter-final stage.
So to recap here’s the 2014 Ulster SFC draw:
Preliminary round: Tyrone v Down
Quarter-finals: Monaghan v Tyrone/Down; Fermanagh v Antrim; Donegal v Derry; Cavan v Armagh
19.34 – Could we have a Monaghan and Tyrone quarter-final?
19.36 – The last draw is for the 2014 Leinster SFC.
19.37 – Seven counties – Carlow, Laois, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Westmeath and Wicklow in Bowl 1.
19.37 – Dublin, Kildare, Meath and Wexford seeded in the quarter-final ties.
19.37 – First out is Wicklow.
19.37 – They will take on Laois in the first round.
19.38 – The winners of Wicklow and Laois will meet Dublin, the reigning Leinster and All-Ireland champions.
19.38 – Next out is Longford.
19.38 – Longford will be up against Offaly.
19.38 – The winners of that clash between Longford and Offaly are set to meet Wexford.
19.39 – Next out is Westmeath.
19.39 – Westmeath, managed by Paul Bealin, will face Louth.
19.39 – The winners of Westmeath and Louth drawn against Kildare.
19.40 – Next out is Carlow.
19.40 – They’ll take on Meath.
So to recap here’s the 2014 Leinster SFC draw:
First round: Wicklow v Laois; Longford v Offaly; Westmeath v Louth
Quarter-finals: Wicklow/Laois v Dublin; Longford/Offaly v Wexford; Westmeath/Louth v Kildare; Meath v Carlow
19.43 – That’s it from the six provincial championship draws between football and hurling.
19.45 – Thanks for joining us this evening as we wrap up the draws for the 2014 championships.