All-Ireland Qualifiers: Tyrone face Cavan in all-Ulster fourth round

Tyrone’s Cathal McShane and Richard Donnelly with Cian Mackey of Cavan
Tyrone beat Cavan in the third round of the 2018 All-Ireland qualifiers

Tyrone will take on Ulster rivals Cavan for a spot in the All-Ireland Super 8s.

Mickey Harte's side will play this year's beaten Ulster-finalists in a fourth round All-Ireland qualifier.

The all-Ulster contest will be held in Clones at 17:00 BST on Saturday as a double header with the Ulster Under-20 match between the two counties.

A Connacht derby between Galway and Mayo is the pick of the other fourth-round matches with Meath going up against Clare and Cork taking on Laois.

The contest between Cork and Laois will also be held on Saturday at 17:00 BST at Semple Stadium in Thurles, while Galway and Mayo will meet later that evening at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick (19:00) after the counties could not agree to a coin toss for home advantage.

On Sunday, O'Moore Park in Portlaoise will host the match between Meath and Clare from 14:00 BST and will be followed by the preliminary All-Ireland hurling quarter-final between Laois and Dublin.

The Ulster Under-20 curtain raiser between Cavan and Tyrone has been set for a 14:45 BST start at St Tiernach's Park.

Tyrone's Mattie Donnelly and Cavan's Padraig Faulkner
The fourth round qualifiers will be staged on 6-7 July at neutral venues

Following their Ulster semi-final exit at the hands of Donegal, Tyrone have revived their All-Ireland title ambitions with back-to-back qualifiers wins.

A Cathal McShane double helped the Red Hands to defeat Longford at Pearse Park and they easily despatched a below-par Kildare at Newbridge to book their place in the final round of the qualifiers.

Cavan's decision to adopt a more defensive strategy against Donegal failed to pay off in the Ulster final and they must find a way to defeat Tyrone in a championship match for the first time in 36 years if they are to reach the Super 8s for the first time.

Tyrone beat Cavan 0-18 to 1-12 when the two sides met in round three of the qualifiers last year and Mickey Harte's side also proved too strong when the teams met in Division One of the Football League in March.

The winners of the all-Ulster qualifier will join Dublin, Roscommon and either Cork or Laois in Group Two of the Super 8s.

Donegal wait for winners of Galway-Mayo

The winners of the hugely-anticipated meeting between Galway and Mayo will advance to Group One of the Super 8s, where they will face Ulster champions Donegal as well as Munster champions Kerry and the team that emerges from the qualifier contest between Meath and Clare.

Mayo edged out Armagh in a nail-biting qualifier to book their place in the fourth round and James Horan's side will be looking for revenge against their arch rivals after the Tribesmen knocked them out of the Connacht championship at the first hurdle last year and also upset their neighbours in Castlebar when the two sides met in the Football League in March.

Clare's reward for a battling one-point win against Westmeath in Mullingar is a match against beaten Leinster finalists Meath, who must rebound from a chastening 16-point defeat by Dublin at Croke Park, while Munster finalists Cork will take on a Laois side that have registered back-to-back qualifier wins over Derry and Offaly.

All-Ireland Qualifiers - Saturday, 6 July
CavanvTyroneClones, 17:00 BST
CorkvLaoisThurles, 17:00 BST
GalwayvMayoLimerick, 19:00 BST
All-Ireland Qualifiers - Sunday, 7 July
MeathvClarePortlaoise, 14:00 BST