Donegal v Meath, Ballybofey, 2pm
Kerry v Mayo, Fitzgerald Stadium, 4pm

Live blog on RTÉ.ie and the RTÉ News Now App from 1.30pm.

Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 from 2pm sees Adrian Eames and Eamonn O'Hara providing live updates on Donegal v Meath and in Killarney, Brian Carthy and Bernard Flynn will doing something similar as Kerry host Mayo.

Raidió na Gaeltachta from 2pm will have live commentary of Donegal v Meath and Kerry v Mayo.

The Sunday Game Live features Kerry v Mayo from 3.45pm on RTÉ One, commentary from Darragh Maloney and Oisin McConville. Donegal v Meath is live on Sky Sports Arena from 1pm. 

Above games also live on GAAGO.

Highlights of all the weekend's action on The Sunday Game and the RTÉ Player from 9.30pm on RTÉ2. 

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Donegal mean business

Michael Murphy lifts the Anglo Celt cup 

Since their win over Tyrone in the Ulster semi-final, Donegal have been elevated to second spot in the rankings with regard to the race for Sam Maguire.

It's a well-merited elevation. The Red Hand were dispatched with some ease on 8 June and then two weeks later, Cavan were taken care of far more easily than the five-point winning margin would suggest.

Declan Bonner's side now have a good spread scorers in their side. Indeed, nine of their personnel got on the scoreboard in the opening half against the Breffni to ensure that the game was as good as over at the break. 

Paddy McBrearty's return has added to Donegal's scoring thrust, while Jamie Brennan's emergence has been a highlight of the summer so far. Michael Murphy remains the dominant focal point, while Daire Ó Baoil, Frank Mcglynn and Leo McLoone are not bad options to have off the bench. 

The Ulster final victory over Cavan was the second time that Donegal have achieved back-to-back provincial victories. 

Meath are now at a place where some thought they would be following league promotion in the spring.

Bryan McMahon of Meath

After the horror show of sorts against Dublin in the Leinster final, they recovered to see off Clare by the bare minimum last Sunday. In what was an enjoyable contest in Portlaoise, but the prevailing view afterwards was that the Royals may find things difficult in the Super 8s.

That said when they run the ball, Meath are a joy to watch and up front Cillian O'Sullivan, James Conlon and Mickey Newman are all able score getters.

In their two meetings in this year's league, Meath for much of the 140 plus minutes put it up to Donegal. They will need to show a similar drive and a bit more if they are to trouble Decaln Bonner's side by banks of the River Finn.

A tasty encounter in store

Ciaran Treacy celebrates finding the net for Mayo against the Kingdom last March

Following Mayo's Division 1 final victory over Kerry at the end of March, James Horan felt his side could have won by more than the four-point winning margin. That said, the Green and Red could easily have lost it late on in spite of their second-half dominance.

Fast forward to the summer and Mayo, via the backdoor route against Armagh and Galway, have again let the opposition back into it when it appears to all and sundry that the game is in the bag.

Still, Mayo, for the most part, looked assured in the win over the Tribesmen and Cillian O'Connor really stood out after only recently returning from a long lay-off. James Carr's two goals and the continued good form of Darren Coen underlines their potency in attack. 

Andy Moran in action against Kerry in the 2017 drawn All-Ireland semi-final 

Andy Moran did not feature last Saturday but you can bet your bottom dollar he'll play some part in Killarney. It was against the Kingdom in those two All-Ireland semi-final games in 2017 where Moran really rediscovered his dash and set him up for Footballer of the Year recognition.

On the downside for Mayo is the loss of Patrick Durcan through injury. A player who bombs forward with intent, Durcan's absence is a blow on the back of Diarmuid O'Connor and Matthew Ruane both being sidelined. 

Lee Keegan will take Durcan's place. 

Despite talk of a lengthy lay-off as a result of an injury picked up during the narrow win over Armagh in the Round 3 qualifier, Keegan is fit and ready to go again. He did feature from the bench last weekend. 

Kerry's Sean O'Shea and Cork's Kevin Flahive 

Kerry, as expected, retained their Munster crown, but not before Cork gave them a few things to worry about.

No bad test to have before this encounter, you would have to say.

We all know about Kerry's attacking threat, but doubts about them at the back still exist. For Tomás O'Sé, there are still questions as to what their best team is. 

He outlined this on Morning Ireland and said: "Will Kerry change it up? Who is their centre-back, will Sean O'Shea move to midfield, will James O'Donoghue go to 11? I don’t know, Kerry don’t have a settled team.

"Will David Moran be fit, will he be able to match Aidan O'Shea? He is key.

"Will we get more out of the Kerry forwards, because if you’re being really, really harsh, David Clifford and Stephen O’Brien were the only two that performed against Cork.

Five modern day Kerry-Mayo classics

"Kerry are not a bad side, not as bad as they played against Cork, and I expect huge improvements.

"It’s a do-or-die game, because whoever loses this will not make the semis."

O'Sé may be on the money in relation to his last point. A loss for the Kingdom and they may find things even harder against Donegal at Croker on Sunday week. The thought of their season being over after two games of the Super 8s would be hard to fathom for their fans. 

Mayo, you would think would be confident of getting their season back on track against Meath if defeat is their lot in Killarney.

Kerry have made one change to their starting XV from the side that won a seventh successive Munster crown on 22 June. 

Dr Crokes wing forward Micheál Burns has been promoted to the first fifteen with Jack Barry dropping out. 

All told, it is set up for a cracking game this afternoon..   

Kerry: Shane Ryan: Jason Foley, Tadhg Morley, Tom O'Sullivan; Paul Murphy, Jack Sherwood, Gavin White; David Moran, Diarmuid O'Connor; Micheál Burns, Sean O'Shea, Stephen O'Brien; David Clifford, Paul Geaney, Dara Moynihan.

Mayo: David Clarke; Chris Barrett, Brendan Harrison, Keith Higgins; Lee Keegan, Colm Boyle, Stephen Coen; Donal Vaughan, Aidan O'Shea; Fionn McDonagh, Kevin McLoughlin, Jason Doherty; Cillian O'Connor, Darren Coen, James Carr.