GAA confirms seedings for Sam Maguire & Tailteann Cup draws

The GAA have confirmed the seedings for the Group Stage Draws in the Sam Maguire and Tailteann Cups, which will take place this Tuesday, May 2nd, at 1pm.

The draws will be broadcast live on (GAANOW) and will be available on the GAA’s social media channels.

Sam Maguire Cup seedings

1st seeds: Galway/Sligo, Kerry/Clare, Dublin/Louth, Armagh/Derry

2nd seeds: Galway/Sligo, Kerry/Clare, Dublin/Louth, Armagh/Derry

3rd seeds: Mayo, Roscommon, Tyrone, Monaghan

4th seeds: Donegal, Cork, Kildare, Westmeath

Tailteann Cup seedings

1st seeds: Meath, Cavan, Fermanagh, Limerick

2nd seeds: Down, Offaly, Antrim, Wicklow

3rd seeds: Longford, Tipperary, Laois, Wexford

4th seeds: Leitrim, Carlow, Waterford, London

Sam Maguire Cup

In the Sam Maguire Cup Draw, the 16 participating Counties will be drawn to four separate groups. Teams will be seeded based on Championship and League performance and each group will feature four teams (each group consisting of a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th seed).

The Provincial Champions will each be a first seed, with the Provincial Runners-Up being second seeds. The 3rd seeds will be the four highest placed teams from the 2023 Allianz Leagues (who have not qualified for their Provincial finals). The fourth seeds will include Westmeath (as the 2022 Tailteann Cup Champions) and the next three highest placed teams from the conclusion of this year’s Allianz Leagues.

Teams who are due to meet in a Provincial Final (seeds 1 and 2) cannot be in the same group. However, teams who have already played each other earlier in this year’s championships can be drawn to the same groups.

Tuesday’s draws will be conducted by GAA President Larry McCarthy along with former Dublin footballer Paddy Andrews for the Sam Maguire Draw and former Laois footballer Ross Munnelly for the Tailteann Cup.

The first round of Sam Maguire Cup games will take place on May 20th/21st – with the Tailteann Cup set to start a week earlier (May 13/14th).