Down to face Mayo in Christy Ring Cup first round

Down boss Gerard Monan
Down boss Gerard Monan saw his side reach the semi-finals earlier this year

Down will begin their challenge for the 2012 Christy Ring Cup with an away clash against Mayo.

The Mourne men were narrowly defeated by eventual winners Kerry in this year's semi-final in Newry.

Derry have been drawn at home against Kildare while Armagh face a trip to Louth in the Nicky Rachard Cup and Donegal host Roscommon.

Tyrone travel to take on Leitrim in the Lory Meagher Cup and Fermanagh are home to Longford in the same competition.

Monaghan have been handed a bye in the first round of the Nicky Rackard Cup.

Christy Ring Cup

Wicklow v Kerry

Meath v London

Mayo v Down

Derry v Kildare

Nicky Rackard Cup

Louth v Armagh

Donegal v Roscommon

Monaghan and Sligo, byes

Lory Meagher Cup

Leitrim v Tyrone

Fermanagh v Longford

Warkwickshire bye

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