Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 7pm Saturday 

Live blog on RTÉ.ie and the RTÉ News Now App from 6pm

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The Saturday Game Live on RTÉ 1 from 6.35pm with expert analysis from Ciaran Whelan and Sean Cavanagh, and commentary by Marty Morrissey

Past 5 Championship Meetings

2017: Kerry 1-23 Cork 0-15 (Munster final)
2015: Kerry 1-11 Cork 1-6 (Munster final) Replay
2015: Kerry 2-15 Cork 3-12 (Munster final) Draw
2014: Kerry 0-24 Cork 0-12 (Munster final)
2013: Kerry 1-16 Cork 0-17 (Munster final)

The great rivalry returns to Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the first time since 2014, with Cork seeking their first win over Kerry in the championship since the 2012 Munster semi-final.

They have met five times since then, with Kerry winning four while there was one draw (2015). 

Kerry are seeking their 80th Munster title, while Cork are chasing their 38th.

Cork's losing run is their longest barren spell against their great rivals since going from 1974 to 1983 without a win.

Kerry are seeking to win the Munster title for a sixth successive season, something they last achieved in 1975-80.

The winners will advance to the All-Ireland Super 8s where their opponents in the first phase (14/15 July) will be Galway.

Saturday's game will be preceded by the Munster Minor final between Kerry and Clare (4.30pm).

"The winning of this game will be around the middle of the field," says RTÉ analyst Tomás Ó Sé

"If Kerry can get even 50-50 there and with a forward line of Geaney, Clifford, Donoghue and O'Shea and O'Brien, I can't see Cork winning. Kerry by five or six." 

Form Guide: The Kingdom cruised past Clare by 22 points in the semi-final, while the Rebels had 11 points to spare over Tipp. 

Weather: Dry and sunny with afternoon temperatures ranging between 18 degrees at the coast to 23 degrees inland. Winds will be light and variable. 


Cork: M White; S Ryan, J O'Sullivan, K Flahive; K Crowley, S Cronin, T Clancy; A Walsh, I Maguire; K O'Driscoll, S White, R Deane; J O'Rourke, M Collins, L Connolly.

Subs: R Price, J Loughrey, M Taylor, C Kiely, B O'Driscoll, R O'Toole, P Kelleher, P Kerrigan, M Hurley, B Hurley, C O'Neill.

Kerry: To follow...

Follow all the football action this weekend via our live blogs on RTÉ.ie and the News Now App, watch exclusive television coverage of Cork v Kerry (Saturday), Donegal v Fermanagh, and Dublin v Laois on RTÉ1, or listen to exclusive national radio commentary of all games on RTÉ Radio 1. Highlights on The Sunday Game at 9.30pm on RTÉ2.