Each week we create a list to help you decide what to do with the weekend ahead. This week highlights include everything from the big match in Croker to Alison Spittle to Mullingar's Picnic in the Park.

The West is awake after the Galway hurlers exciting victory and now the province aims to complete the double when Mayo travel to Croke Park this weekend.

But you don't have to be a sports enthusiast to enjoy yourself this weekend, as all across the country, there are load more fun things to do in Ireland with plenty of ideas and tips listed on YourDaysOut.ie.

As always, we've shortened the list to help you decide and also marked your card early for next week where the National Ploughing Championship starts on Tuesday.

1) GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Finals
All eyes will be on Croke Park this weekend to see if the persistent Mayo footballers can finally break the curse or will the high-scoring Dubs win three-in-a-row. 

2) A Taste of West Cork Food Festival
The 2017 A Taste of West Cork Food Festival runs until the 17th September 2017, with over 230 events taking place from Bandon to Beara including food markets, cooking demonstrations, dinners, brunches and banquets with guest chefs, food-tastings, talks, exhibitions, children's events and more. 

3) Dublin Fringe
This year's Fringe Festival runs to the 24th September with over 400 theatre, music, live art, comedy and dance performances entertaining people in over thirty venues.

Alison Spittle
Alison Spittle is taking part in the Dublin Fringe Festival

4) Mountbellew Agricultural Show
The 113th Show takes place in Galway this weekend where along with some competitive classes there will also be lots of family fun and a free Kids Zone.

5) Picnic in the Park
Originally scheduled for last weekend, it was wisely moved due to the poor weather. A fun free family day out in Mullingar Town Park organised by the Westmeath Food Network.

6) Little Red Riding Hood
Founded in 1972 by Eugene Lambert and his family, the theatre presents family performances most weekends of the year and also special seasons for school and pre-school groups. On Sunday 17th and 24th they will perform Little Red Riding Hood in what promises to be a fantastic family show.

7) Clifden Arts Festival
The longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival, now heading into its 40th year continues until September 14-24 with poetry readings, lectures, recitals, traditional music, concerts, comedy and more.

Clifden Arts Festival
Clifden Arts Festival

8) Clarecastle Show
Rescheduled from July, the annual Agri show has loads of competitive classes, tented craft stalls, vintage cars, pet farm, bouncy castle and more. 

9) Dunfanaghy Jazz & Blues Festival
Ten different music stages in pubs and bars throughout the village of Dunfanaghy as well as some ticketed events in Holy Trinity Church, including an opening night performance by the popular Inishowen Gospel Choir. 

10) The Spectacular Autumn Vintage & Handmade Fair
Frock Around The Clock will be returning to Belfast's Cathedral Quarter and the stunning location of Belfast Cathedral on Saturday 16th September 2017 for The Spectacular Autumn Vintage & Handmade Fair. Do your vintage and handmade shopping and then take an audio tour of the Cathedral which is included in the admission cost of only £3. 

11) The Laughter Lounge | Bulmers Comedy Festival
The Comedy Festival continues this weekend with Andrew Ryan, Colum McDonnell, Patser Murray and Andrew Stanley. There are shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the month until October 1st.

3 Things to do Next Week:

1. National Ploughing Championship
The Ploughing starts on Tuesday 19th and is now more than just a competition. Over 250,000 people will be entertained over the three days with a tented trade village, a food fair, craft village, fashion shows, celebrity guests, sheep dog trials, craft demonstrations, celebrity cookery demonstrations, outdoor radio broadcasts and much more.

National Ploughing Championship

2. Galway Oyster Festival
There will be three days of events next weekend in the festival marquee including the National Oyster Opening (shucking) Champs, live bands, dancing, a feast of seafood delights, a masquerade 'Mardi Gras' style party on the streets and the World Oyster Olympics.

3. Culture Night
The 13th  Culture Night takes places next Friday, September 22nd with venues and public spaces across the island of Ireland opening their doors to host a programme of free late-night entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture.