SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC final 
1600 Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies IFC final 
1345 Tipperary v Tyrone, Croke Park

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies JFC final 
1145 Fermanagh v Derry, Croke Park

ONLINE 
Live blog on RTÉ.ie and the RTÉ News Now App on the hurling finals from 1400

TV: Live coverage of the three finals on TG4 from 1140. Highlights on RTÉ Two from 2030.  

RADIO: Live commentary and updates on Tipperary v Tyrone and Dublin v Mayo on Sunday Sport, RTÉ Radio 1 from 1400.

WEATHER: Sunday looks like being a day of sunny spells and showers. For more go to met.ie.

And so the culmination of the TG4 Ladies championship, with Dublin and Mayo contesting the senior final. Can Mick Bohan's side make it a week to remember for fans in the capital after the three-in-a-row success for Jim Gavin's troops last Sunday. Or will Frank Browne mastermind All-Ireland joy for a county still coming to terms with seeing another bid to land Sam Maguire fall just short.  

No Rebelettes

After landing 11 of the last 12 All-Ireland titles, Cork's bid to add to that haul ended on 2 September against Mayo in the semi-final. Cora Staunton bagged 1-09 as the Connacht side reached a first final since 2007 after a two-point win at Kingspan Breffnii Park. Indeed, the winners survived the loss of Fiona Doherty to the sin-bin for a ten-minute spell in the second half.

Staunton has four All-Ireland medals to show for a long career in the Mayo jersey. After the win over Cork, she outlined to RTÉ Sport why she is still lining out in the Green and Red.

"I’m delighted for the girls, especially the younger girls on the team, that maybe never got a chance to play in Croke Park on All-Ireland final day," explained Staunton.

"That’s why I have stuck around. I have a lot of good friends on the team who never got to experience that and I’m delighted they will get to experience that."

"I’ve won in Croke Park and I’ve lost in Croke Park. It’s brilliant to win an All-Ireland there but its heart breaking to lose one there. I have to put the head down now and work hard."

After losing to Galway in the Connacht final, Mayo got the show back on the road with wins over Kildare and Donegal, before they ended Cork's winning run.

Dublin have endured three successive losses on final day - 2014-16 - to the all-conquering team from Munster. In '14, the Dubs were 10 points up with a quarter of an hour to, but were reeled in at the death, eventually losing by a point.

The margin was the same last year, but during the game they had a clear Carla Rowe  point waved wide. Hawk-Eye was not in use in the 2016 final, with Dublin eventually deciding not to take matters any further.

Hawk-Eye will be used on Sunday.

Dublin captain Sinéad Aherne refused to lay blame on the oversight for the narrow defeat as she looked ahead to clash with Mayo.

"It wasn't the winning or the losing of the game, we were disappointed with a lot of things we did in that game and that's what we'll focus on coming in to this year," she told RTÉ Sport. 

"We need to fix those things. We're not short of motivation and are looking forward to getting out there and upping the performance. We know we have to improve if we are going to beat Mayo."

After demolishing Westmeath to take the Leinster crown, Dublin recorded easy wins over Waterford and Dublin to book their place in the decider.

Last meeting

Sunday's finalists met at the semi-final stage in 2016. Sinéad Aherne’s incredible free nailed victory for the Dubs in an epic clash at Kingpsan Breffni Park.

Everything hinged on Aherne’s effort from an acute angle on the left hand side and with the last kick of the game, the player-of-the-match delivered to send Dublin through to a third successive final.

It was heart-breaking for Mayo but Aherne’s personal haul of 2-o6 was massive for Greg McGonigle’s Sky Blues and proved just how big a miss the St Sylvester’s player was when she took a year out in 2015.

It was cruel luck on Mayo, who had clawed back an eight-point deficit in the second half to draw level.

But they could never get ahead and the Connacht champions also had a goal chalked off in the second half when leading scorer Cora Staunton, who could well have played her last inter-county game, was penalised for over-carrying.

Paths to the final

Mayo 
Connacht final: Mayo 1-08  3-12 Galway 
TG4 All-Ireland ladies SFC qualifier: Mayo 3-20  0-08 Kildare 
TG4 All-Ireland ladies SFC quarter-final: Mayo 3-14  2-11 Donegal 
TG4 All-Ireland ladies SFC semi-final: Mayo 3-11  0-18 Cork

Dublin 
Leinster final: Dublin 3-18  0-08 Westmeath 
TG4 All-Ireland ladies SFC quarter-final: Dublin 2-15  1-07 Waterford 
TG4 All-Ireland ladies SFC semi-final: Dublin 5-10   0-11 Kerry

It's not just about the seniors on Sunday

Tipperary, unbeaten all year, take on Tyrone in the intermediate final. The junior final sees the all-Ulster clash of Fermanagh and Derry. 

Looking ahead to the day, LGFA President Marie Hickey is hoping that the crowds turn up at the Jones' Road venue.

"Hopefully we will have a great crowd and it would be wonderful if we did (break the record). The 2016 attendance of 34,445 was a new record."

Follow the All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football final with our live blog on RTÉ.ie and the News Now App and listen live on RTÉ Radio 1's Sunday Sport.