There are three finals down for decision at headquarters on Saturday with promotion on offer for the winners.

The recent reorganisation of the All-Ireland Championship structure into Joe McDonagh Cup and Munster/Leinster Championships means that the Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher competitions are effectively the third, fourth and fifth tier hurling competitions respectively.

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SATURDAY 23 JUNE

Lory Meagher Cup final
Sligo v Lancashire, Croke Park, 12pm

Sligo captain Keith Raymond and Lancashire's Ronan Crowley

First up is the meeting of Sligo and Lancashire for the right to replace Louth in next year's Nicky Rackard Cup.

It is the Yeats county's third appearance in the Meagher final since being relegated in 2014 and they will be hoping it's third time lucky after losing to Fermanagh in 2015 and Louth in 2016.

Sligo pipped Lancashire by a point - 4-14 to 2-19 - in a high-scoring group clash in Manchester last month and will be optimistic of repeating that result.

In Ronan Crowley, Lancashire have the competition's top scorer. The free-taker has hit 1-37 in three games to date, including 1-8 from play.

Christy Ring Cup final
London v Kildare, Croke Park, 2pm

The day's showpiece event comes in the middle of the programme to accommodate fans also wishing to travel to Longford to see the Kildare footballers in action in the qualifiers at 7pm.

Both teams have won the competition on one occasion previously, Kildare in 2014 and London in 2012.

Kildare are undefeated in this year's competition, getting the better of Roscommon, Mayo and Wicklow in the group stages before beating Derry 3-18 to 2-13 in the semi-final.

Jack Sheridan scored two goals in that game while goalkeeper Paddy McKenna made a string of important saves.

London topped Group 2 on score difference following wins over Derry and Armagh and a narrow defeat to Down.

They were convincing 2-28 to 2-14 victors over Wicklow in the last four, Shane Lawless scoring 2-1 from play and Cork native Aaron Sheehan notching 13 points (6fs, 2 '65s').

London beat Kildare by seven points when the teams met in an Allianz Hurling League Division 2A relegation decider in Ruislip in March and are slight favourites to follow that up.

The winners will face Antrim in a promotion/relegation play-off on 30 June with the prize of a place in the 2019 Joe McDonagh Cup.

Nicky Rackard Cup final
Donegal v Warwickshire
, Croke Park, 4pm 

Warwickshire's Niall McKenna and Donegal captain Danny Cullen

England-based Gaels are again in action in the third final of the day as Warwickshire take on Donegal.

The West-Midlands side have followed up victory in the Lory Meagher Cup last year by making the decider at the first attempt and are now just one win away from appearing in the Christy Ring Cup for the first time.

Both teams are unbeaten so far.

Warwickshire had a 100% record in their group games with Monaghan, Longford and Louth before recording a resounding 1-25 to 1-14 semi-final victory over Tyrone.

Donegal won both of their group games against Tyrone and Leitrim and thumped Monaghan 4-22 to 1-10 in the semis, former Tipperary minor Davin Flynn hitting 2-11 of that total.

The teams will both play in Divison 2B next year as Warwickshire won 3A and Donegal secured six points in their first campaign after promotion.