Leinster SHC semi-final
1700 Laois v Galway, O'Connor Park

Connacht SFC semi-final
1900 Sligo v Roscommon, Markievicz Park

All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers - Round 1A
1400 London v Cavan, Ruislip
1400 Waterford v Offaly, Fraher Field
1430 Laois v Antrim, O'Moore Park
1900 Longford v Carlow, Glennon Brothers, Pearse Park 


Leinster SHC semi-final
1400 Kilkenny v Wexford, Nowlan Park

Munster SHC semi-final
1600 Limerick v Tipperary, Gaelic Grounds 

Ulster SFC semi-final
1600 Monaghan v Fermanagh, Kingpsan Breffni Park

Ulster SHC quarter-finals
Armagh v Down, Athletic Grounds
1530 Derry v Donegal, Celtic Park

Live blogs on from 1630 Saturday and 1300 Sunday.

Laois v Galway (1700) and Sligo v Roscommon (1900) live on Sky Sports 5.

1330 Kilkenny v Wexford (1400) and Limerick v Tipperary (1600) live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player.

All games streamed live worldwide via GAAGO.

Highlights on The Sunday Game on RTÉ2 from 9.30pm.


1400 Updates on all the day's games, including live commentary on Laois v Galway and Longford v Carlow on RTÉ Radio 1.

1900 Live commentary on Sligo v Roscommon on Newstalk.

Updates on all the day's games, including live commentary on Limerick v Tipperary on RTÉ Radio 1

1330 Live commentary on Kilkenny v Wexford on Newstalk.

A lot of dry, bright weather, with sunny spells but the odd light shower. Highs of 16 to 20 degrees, warmest in the south. More showery for Sunday, especially over Ulster and Connacht, but generally showers will be light and there will be sunny spells at times too. Highs of 14 to 19 degrees.


Laois v Galway - Leinster SHC semi-final 

For the third consecutive year these counties collide in Leinster. Galway have won all the encounters in that period but Laois certainly pushed them all the way in 2013 and '14, with the Tribesemen getting over the line by just two points last year.

O'Connor Park in Tullamore is the venue for Laois' fifth championship match of the summer. They come into the game in good spirits on the back of an impressive 0-29 to 0-21 win over Offaly in what was by far their most accomplished performance in 2015.

The week prior to that game saw Seamus 'Cheddar' Plunkett step down, albeit temporarily, as manager, but there is no denying that Laois possess a unity of purpose and 'Cheddar' has a very professional set-up going. They won't fear Galway.

As for the Tribesmen, well they certainly laid down a marker with an emphatic win over Dublin in their quarter-final replay on 6 June. Cathal Mannion and Joe Canning between then bagged 5-05, but what was also impressive about the Westerners that day was the way they hassled and harried the Dubs, not allowing them any time on the ball.

Having thrown themselves into the mix as genuine contenders for honours this summer, much focus will be on Galway and whether they can maintain the level that saw them romp home the last day.

Recent meetings against Laois will ensure that Anthony Cunningham's outfit are well tuned in for the weekend challenge as they aim to regain provincial honours.

Verdict: Galway     

Sligo v Roscommon - Connacht SFC semi-final

Niall Carew's Sligo are the last county to enter this year's football championship. When you consider that Galway have already played three games in Connacht and that three teams, barring replays, will have exited the 2015 campaign by the time the ball is thrown in at Markievicz Park, then there must surely be questions about the structure of the competition.

The Yeats County have not played since 5 April when they thrashed Armagh in their final game in Division 3. That 1-19 to 1-08 victory helped to make the side top-scorers in the spring campaign. Since then, challenge games have gone well and there's an air of optimism that Sligo can put it up to their opposition in view of Benbulben.

Roscommon's graph continues to rise after gaining promotion to Division 1. Their boss John Evans, while accepting that his side are not yet at the level that would threaten the big guns, is confident that the Rossies will get there in the next few years.

In Diarmuid and Ciaran Murtagh, Senan Kilbride and Cathal Cregg, their attacking threat is formidable, while Ian Kilbride and Cathal Shine work hard around the middle.

Roscommon, as expected, took care of London a month ago and while they weren't overly impressive, you can be sure their work rate will be greater at Markievicz Park in a game where their extra bit of class should seem them through.

Verdict: Roscommon     

London v Cavan - All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers - Round 1A

Ruislip is the venue as London welcome Cavan in what is a repeat pairing from the 2013 qualifiers. The Breffni County prevailed at Croke Park two years ago by nine points, but the scoreline of 1-17 to 1-08 did flatter the victors.

The Exiles were certainly gritty in losing to Roscommon in Connacht and will feel confident they can put in another solid display.

Cavan, for their part, lost out by a point to Monaghan in the Ulster quarter-final in a game where they led for long parts.The quality of fare on offer at Breffni Park was good with the Farney's greater experience and know-how proving crucial at the end. 

London aren't at the same level as Monaghan, however, and Cavan will be expected to prevail.

Verdict: Cavan  

Waterford v Offaly - All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers - Round 1A

Two sides who badly need a pick up after falling at the first hurdle. Waterford got a good trimming at the hands of Tipperary while Offaly let what they thought was a winning advantage slip against Longford.

The Déise have turned in a few creditable performances through the back door in recent seasons and will be hopeful of making the Fraher Field advantage count.

Offaly, however, did make it out of Division 4 in the spring and they would see themselves a little bit more advanced than their weekend opponents.

Verdict: Offaly 

Laois v Antrim - All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers - Round 1A

O'Moore Park sees the first ever meeting of this pair in championship football.

Kildare's storming second-half performance blew Laois away in their Leinster replay last weekend. A week is not that long for a losing side to pick itself up, though Tomás Ó Flatharta is hopeful his charges can not only beat the Saffrons, but can also go on a decent run through the back-door.

Antrim, for their part, didn't offer all that much in going down to Fermanagh three weeks ago and you'd suspect that a home draw would have left them in better spirits as they strive to resurrect their season.

Verdict: Laois

Longford v Carlow - All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers - Round 1A

Nearly a month has nearly passed since Longford were beaten out the gate by Dublin. What followed was not so much a reaction to Longford's drubbing but more a debate on how the championship should be broken up into a two-tier structure.

Despite all that, Jack Sheedy's troops will be looking to make amends and you'd have to fancy them to take care of a Carlow side who were well beaten by Laois in their Leinster opener.

Verdict: Longford   

Kilkenny v Wexford - Leinster SHC semi-final

Leinster's traditional big-two meet at Nowlan Park and the question is: can Wexford defeat their neighbours for the first time in the province since 2004?

The close season saw Henry Shefflin, JJ Delaney, Aidan Fogarty, Tommy Walsh, Brian Hogan and David Herity call time on their inter-county careers. A huge hole, you would think that had to be filled, but then again only JJ would have been guaranteed a starting spot this summer.

Wexford made great strides last year and will want to push on. Their league form was average to say the least and the defeat to Cork highlighted again the side's tendency to be wasteful in front of the posts.  

The win over Westmeath the last day was far from impressive but Wexford surely had their eye on the Cats. Preparation hasn't been helped by Jack Guiney being drooped off the panel. More pressure then on the likes of Liam Óg McGovern and Conor McDonald to deliver the goods up front.

Kilkenny's narrow win over Clare in the Division 1 relegation play-off shows that they still have the knack to survive tight encounters. Such resilience may be required again to see off a determined Wexford.         

Limerick v Tipperary - Munster SHC semi-final

Familar foes collide again in provincial battle. Limerick have had the upper hand in recent battles and are looking to complete a hat-trick of wins against the Premier.

TJ Ryan's side battled hard to see off Clare the last day at Semple Stadium but will now have home advantage against a Tipp side who have been inactive since their league semi-final defeat to Waterford on 19 April.  

Limerick will be without the suspended Seanie Tobin and injured goalkeeper Nickie Quaid on Sunday, but David Breen and Kevin Downes are fit again and could feature in the attack.

Tipp are sweating on the fitness of John 'Bubbles' O'Dwyer, Cathal Barrett, Lar Corbett and John McGrath.

Most observers believe another tight contest between these counties is in store.Tipperary recovered well after last year's defeat to go on and reach an All-Ireland final.

However, under the reign of Eamon O'Shea they have yet to win a match in Munster. They would like to put that right on Sunday and take a direct route towards claiming September glory.

Verdict: Tipperary 

Monaghan v Fermanagh - Ulster SFC semi-final

Breffni Park is the venue for the first of the Ulster semi-finals. Monaghan are bidding to reach a third consecutive decider, while Fermanagh are aiming for a first final appearance since 2008 as their quest to win a first Anglo Celt Cup goes on.

Monaghan's favourites tag is well justified here. They are now a Division 1 side and were many people's tip to win Ulster before a ball was thrown in. Donegal's performance so far may have changed that assertion but the Farney will nevertheless be focused on getting the job done on Sunday after surviving a tight scrap with Cavan last month.

In his second year in charge of Fermanagh, Pete McGrath has certainly improved the side and they comfortably gained promotion the league's second tier in the spring. They comfortably brushed aside Antrim in the quarter-final but Monaghan represent a different challenge, even without their full-back Drew Wylie, who could be out for the remainder of the season with a cruciate ligament injury.

Verdict: Monaghan