SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER
Leinster club SFC final
1400 Moorefield (Kildare) v St Loman's (Westmeath), O'Moore Park
Live blog on RTÉ.ie and the RTÉ News Now App from 1300 on Sunday.
Live coverage of Moorefield v St Loman's on TG4 from 1330.
Live commentary on all the day's club action on Sunday Sport, RTÉ Radio 1 from 1400.
Sunday will be much milder than recently with outbreaks of rain. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees with moderate southwest winds, veering west to northwest and easing later as the rain clears. Sunday night will be cold with frost in places, especially further north. For more go to met.ie.
All systems go for the last of the provincial prizes
And so the provincial club championship finally reaches its climax with the Leinster football decider involving Moorefield from Kildare and Westmeath's St Loman's.
O'Moore Park may experience some rain (not heavy) on Sunday afternoon, and with temperatures rising, conditions should be set fair for this decider.
It's an unexpected pairing with much of the smart money on St Vincent's and Portlaoise to contest this showdown.
On the same day that Vincent's were humbled by Rathnew, Moorefield, courtesy of an injury-time point from Niall Hurley-Lynch, edged out the Laois champions. Indeed, there was more drama on the day in question - 12 November - as Loman's with a smash-and-grab display got the better of St Columba's also by the bare minimum.
And so to Sunday in Portlaoise.
The Westmeath holders are managed by the experienced Luke Dempsey. To add further intrigue to this final, Dempsey also managed Moorefield and guided the club to successive county titles in 2013 and '14. And then close to where he lives in Mullingar, Loman's came calling. Three titles in the Lake County subsequently followed.
Has such a five-timer ever been done before?
Both finalists have certainly had more than a few testing examinations en route to this stage and with the bookies finding it hard to call this one in their respective books, there is no shortage of intrigue.
For Moorefield, Niall Hurley-Lynch and Eanna O'Connor in attack and Daryl Flynn's presence in midfield have, in part, contributed to their progress so far.
John Heslin has again been to the fore in the scoring stakes for the Westmeath outfit. Paddy Dowdall at the heart of the defence and Paul Sharry in midfield give Loman's the requisite drive as they seek a first provincial title.
Moorefield are seeking a second success after their 2006 triumph.
RTÉ Sport got the views from both camps.
Luke Dempsey: "When you go into a final you’re at nothing if you’re not confident. If I'm not confident, that will manifest itself on the players in some way, so I'm always confident of winning every match that we take a team out of.
"It's got to do with the level of preparation we put into it, so yes indeed I am very confident."
Daryl Flynn: "All year long we've been underdogs. We did it the hard way, we had to beat Sarsfields, Athy and Celbridge to win the county title. Then we beat Portlaoise, one of the top dogs in Leinster."