Leinster SFC quarter-final replay
1915 Kildare v Laois, O'Connor Park

Nicky Rackard Cup relegation/promotion play-off
1500 Louth v Fermanagh, Breffni Park


Christy Ring Cup relegation/promotion play-off
 Mayo v Roscommon, Pearse Stadium

Ulster SFC quarter-final
1400 Armagh v Donegal, Athletic Grounds

Leinster SFC quarter-finals
1530 Meath v Wicklow, Pairc Tailteann
1530 Westmeath v Wexford, Cusack Park

Munster SFC semi-finals
1530 Tipperary v Kerry, Semple Stadium
1530 Cork v Clare, Páirc Uí Rinn

Connacht SFC semi-final 
Galway v Mayo, Pearse Stadium

Live updates on Kildare v Laois on Saturday. Live blog on all of Sunday's action from 1330.

Armagh v Donegal & Galway v Mayo live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player

Highlights on The Sunday Game on RTÉ2 from 9.30am.

All games streamed live worldwide via GAAGO.


1400 Updates on all of today's games including live commentary of Galway v Mayo on RTÉ Radio 1

1330 Live commentary of Armagh v Donegal on Newstalk.

Saturday will be a warm dry day in many parts with sunny spells and temperatures in the high teens. The South and Southeast looks a bit cooler and cloudier though and is likely to have some spells of rain.

Sunday will be a little fresher all round the country with a mix of cloud and sunny spells and a few showers.


Kildare v Laois - Leinster SFC quarter-final replay

Last Saturday's drawn game, while not a classic, did not lack for endeavour and excitement. Kildare's fired over three points in the last five minutes to ensure parity but not before sub Paul Kingston had a chance to win it for the O'Moore County.

Kildare will probably be the happier heading back to O'Connor Park. Their opponents should have won by at least or four five points last Saturday and will be disappointed that that they didn't use the wind more to their advantage in the second half. 

The Lilywhites can take satisfaction from they way they dominated their own kickouts and the speed by which the delivered the ball into their full-forward line during the crucial stages of the second half. 

The replay is a hard game to call. Between them both sides conceded 15 frees that were scored last Saturday. It could come down to which shows the most discipline in the tackle.

Verdict: Kildare   

Armagh v Donegal - Ulster SFC quarter-final

A mouth-watering clash awaits at the Athletic Grounds. Donegal's victory over Tyrone on 17 May made the doubters stand up. They expected something cagey and dour. What was served up was often free-flowing and most engaging. Martin McElhinney's net-buster of a goal worthy of any sporting occasion.

Armagh, as expected, escaped from the clutches of Division 3 in the spring. Not ideal preparation you would say for dealing with the reigning champs, but McGeeney's men will look back to last August on day in which they could easily have beaten Donegal in the All-Ireland quarter-final.

Armagh's profligacy in front of the posts cost them dearly in that Croke Park clash where a tight, tactical battle ensued amid a number of running battles on the pitch. 

The expectation is that Donegal will progress to an Ulster semi-final date with Derry. All round, they are little bit more imposing and if it's tight going down the stretch, you'd favour them to win a crucial free or two that will get them over the line. 

Verdict: Donegal

Meath v Wicklow - Leinster SFC quarter-final

Two years ago, a fortuitous goal from Kevin Reilly was the turning point as Meath beat Wicklow by five points in Aughrim.

This sides meet again in Navan on Sunday and the expectation is that the Royals should run out comfortable winners this time, even though they will be short Kevin Reilly, Conor Gillespie, Bryan Menton, Mickey Newman and Shane O'Rourke through injury 

Mick O'Dowd's men narrowly missed out on promotion to Division 1 in the league, while Wicklow finished joint-bottom in Division 4. 

If defeat is the Garden County's lot on Sunday, they would then face an away date with either Armagh or Donegal in the qualifiers. It just doesn't get any easier!

Verdict: Meath    

Westmeath v Wexford - Leinster SFC quarter-final

Cusack Park, Mullingar is the venue as Westmeath host Wexford, with the Lake County determined to make home comforts count.

Both counties suffered relegation in the spring, though Westmeath will have the advantage of having already played a championship game. A strong second-half performance saw them ease past Louth 3-14 to 0-16 in a match where John Heslin led the line superbly, scoring 0-09.

Wexford may have dropped into the bottom tier of league football, but in recent seasons they have shown better in summer time. We await their response on Sunday next as manager David Power continues his rebuilding programme.

Westmeath still look the best bet to prevail in a contest that should be close on the scoreboard.    

Cork v Clare - Munster SFC semi-final

Clare pushed Kerry for long stages in their Munster semi clash from last year. Can they now make life uncomfortable for Brian Cuthbert's charges this weekend?

The Banner's cause hasn't been helped by the absence of Podge Collins who damaged his cruciate ligament while playing hurling for his club Cratloe. Also unavailable for the trip to Leeside are Shane Brennan, Shane McGrath, David Tubridy and Enda Couglan.

After the manner of their league final defeat to Dublin, you would have concerns for Cork in that they were completely off the pace and lacked any kind of intensity in their play.

No doubt, Rebels boss Cuthbert will have used the seven weeks since to work out why they fell so flat after a spring campaign that promised so much.

Last year, Cork did pick up the pieces somewhat after Kerry floored them in the Munster final. They are talented enough to be among the movers and shakers in the weeks ahead and will aim to signal their intent early on by comfortably clearing the hurdle presented by the Banner.   

Verdict: Cork

Tipperary v Kerry - Munster SFC semi-final

All-Ireland champions Kerry begin their quest to retain their Munster and All-Ireland crowns with a testing enough opener against Tipperary at Semple Stadium.

Clare gave the Kingdom their fill of it at the same juncture last year and Peter Creedon's Tipp will be looking to do the same as they look to narrow the gap on Munster's big two. 

Colm Cooper has been named in the Kerry team. It is the forward's first championship appearance since the 2013 All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin.

All-Stars Paul Murphy and David Moran miss the game due to injury, while Brian Kelly, Aidan O'Mahony, Fionn Fitzgerald, Stephen O'Brien, James O'Donoghue and Donnchadh Walsh are named on the bench. 

Tipperary were impressive winners over Waterford in the quarter-final. U-21 player Steven O'Brien gave a towering display in midfield, bagging six points from play. O'Brien's colleague in the U-21 ranks, Colin O'Riordan, did hobble off with a hip injury against the Déise but he has been passed fit to face the Kingdom.

Speaking ahead of the championship, Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice believes his side will have to “up their game“ if they are to achieve more success this summer.

Tougher days will come for the Kingdom later on in the campaign, but Tipperary have the wherewithal to make the Semple encounter competitive for most of the 70 minutes.      

Galway v Mayo - Connacht SFC semi-final

One of the football championship's more enduring fixtures - a rivalry immortalized in song and to the victor not only the spoils - but much bragging rights.

Mayo have had the upper hand in recent times - comfortable winners in the last two meetings. Galway have to go back to the 2008 Connacht final for the last time they lowered the Green and Red colours.

The Tribesmen are on a journey to establish themselves as a real force again. Their league form was mixed and they didn't do anything spectacular in beating New York and Leitrim.

That said, you'd expect them to up it by the seaside on Sunday afternoon. The midfield partnership of Paul Conroy and Fiontán Ó Currain looks really solid and in attack they are well served by the likes of  Micheál Lundy, Damien Comer and Danny Cummins. 

Shane Walsh's absence, however, is a blow after he was injured in a fatal car accident last weekend.

Against Leitrim the last day, Galway did look a little shaky at the back and could easily have conceded three goals.

Mayo are going for fifth consecutive Connacht title. However, we all know what they really want this year, but that won't be handed out until 20 September. 

The question remains is whether the side have the appetite to really go at it again? Will mental fatigue become an issue?

In their first season in charge, there is a pressure of sorts on Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes to once again bring home the Nestor Cup. On paper, however, Mayo are still the best side in Connacht and are physically more imposing than their rivals and are well placed to dominate that crucial middle third section of the field.

Mayo did not pull up many trees during the league and maybe the emphasis was on being pitch perfect for what will be a formidable challenge from their fierce rivals

Verdict: Mayo