Division 1A
Clare v Wexford, Cusack Park, 2pm
Tipperary v Kilkenny, Semple Stadium, 2pm
Limerick v Cork, Gaelic Grounds, 2.30pm

Allianz HL Division 1B
Offaly v Galway, O'Connor Park, 1pm
Carlow v Laois, Netwatch Cullen Park, 2pm
Dublin v Waterford, Parnell Park, 2pm

Allianz HL Division 2A
Westmeath v Meath, TEG Cusack Park 12.30pm
Mayo v Antrim, Ballina, 1pm

Allianz HL Division 2B
Down v Donegal, Ballycran, 2pm
Wicklow v Kildare, Aughrim, 2pm

Allianz HL Division 3A
Louth v Armagh, Darver, 12.30pm
Monaghan v Lancashire, Inniskeen, 2pm
Roscommon v Tyrone, Dr Hyde Park, 2pm

Allianz HL Division 3B
Cavan v Longford, Kingspan Breffni, 12.30pm
Leitrim v Fermanagh, Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, 2pm

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Live commentary of Tipperary v Kilkenny and Limerick v Cork on RTÉ Radio 1's Sunday Sport from 2pm. 

Tipperary v Kilkenny live on on TG4, Clare v Wexford deferred on TG4
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Back to the future for familiar foes

It's a rematch of last year's League final at Semple Stadium and a first meeting on the sideline for Liam Sheedy and Brian Cody since the former stopped the 'drive for five' in 2010.

Adding to the interest in Sheedy's first season back in charge is the revelation this week that former manager Eamon O'Shea will be joining the Tipperary backroom team for the Championship.

Both sides have won one and lost two, meaning whoever is beaten is in real danger of missing out on a place in the quarter-finals.

Since Sheedy's last season, Tipp have met Kilkenny in the league 11 times and lost nine, including finals in 2013, 14 and 18.

Those two lonely wins both came in Thurles and the Portroe man will be hoping that his comment "home advantage is proving to be very effective in this League", made after Tipperary were pipped in Wexford last week, proves prophetic.

Forward Walter Walsh told the Kilkenny People this week that he thinks a win over their old rivals could kick-start the Cats season, just as it did last year.

"It would be a good boost to win because there’s always that healthy rivalry with Tipperary. I’m looking forward to Sunday," he said.

"Everything is still to play for. There’s four teams on two points and Wexford have four points. Anything can still happen."

Limerick haven't lost that winning feeling

Limerick obviously didn't get the memo about All-Ireland champions turning up in February dishevelled and corpulent after a winter of celebrations.

John Kiely's men have continued where they left off last summer, beating Wexford, Tipperary and Kilkenny in the first three rounds of this year’s Allianz League.

A nine-point victory at Nowlan Park last weekend was particularly eye-catching.

Standing in their way of an eighth successive competitive win in are Cork, who come to the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday.

Even in the phony war of a 1A campaign without relegation, John Meyler's men shouldn't lack motivation.

They overturned the form book to collect their first points of the campaign against Clare last Saturday and will hope to build on that by defeating the team who reeled in their five-point lead in the All-Ireland semi-final.

Limerick have won their opening three League games by an average of over six points while Cork have a scoring difference of -8 points.

Kiely has confirmed that Aaron Gillane (Mary I) and Paddy O'Loughlin (UCC) will sit out the game after lining out against each other in Saturday's Fitzgibbon Cup decider.

Shane Kingston, Mark Coleman and Darragh Fitzgibbon (all UCC) are among ten Cork panellists from the two colleges who will return after this round.

Wexford closing in on knock-out spot

Davy Fitzgerald takes second-placed Wexford to Ennis for a clash with his native Clare, who he led to the All-Ireland title in 2013.

Despite looking impressive in patches, Clare have lost two of their three games so far and are bottom of the table on scoring difference. Another defeat could spell the end of their quarter-final ambitions.

Co-manager Donal Moloney admitted after last week's loss to Cork that discipline was "something we will have to look at" given 14 of the Rebels' 20 points came from frees.

A win to add to those over Cork and Tipperary would surely be enough for the Model men to book their place in the last eight.

Wexford beat Clare by four points in last year’s League but were well beaten when the sides met again in the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

Unbeaten Waterford  to test Dubs

Waterford are the only team in Division 1B on full points after three rounds, but are now facing into their two toughest games - against Dublin on Sunday and Galway the following weekend.

The Deise are already guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals but new boss Páraic Fanning will be anxious to build on that over the remaining two games before taking their place in the knock-out stages.

Mattie Kenny got something of a reality check when his new-look Dublin side experienced their first defeat of the League against All-Ireland runners-up Galway last Sunday.

The Tribesmen got back on track against the Dubs after a surprise draw with Carlow in round two and will be expected to repeat last year's duo of comfortable wins over pointless Offaly this weekend.

The Faithful County's loss to Laois last weekend all but cemented their place in the relegation play-off and whoever wins between Carlow and Laois will definitely avoid the drop.

When the sides clashed in the Joe McDonagh Cup last year, Carlow won by 2-25 to 2-15.

Having missed out on promotion last year after losing the final to Carlow, Westmeath have made a great start to life in Division 2A this year.

Joe Quaid's side have won all three games, which leaves them two points ahead of Kerry and three ahead of neighbours Meath.

They face the Royals, who they beat in both last year’s League and Joe McDonagh Cup.

Mayo are still waiting for their first win but have a game less played than Antrim, who they host on Sunday.

In Division 2B, Kildare, Wicklow and Down are all on four points while Donegal have yet to win a game. Donegal beat Down in last year’s League before the Mourne men recovered and reached the final where they lost to Mayo.

Roscommon (6pts), host Tyrone (4pts) while Armagh (4pts) are also in the promotion mix in Division 3A. Tyrone beat Roscommon by four points in last year’s League. Louth and Armagh didn’t meet as the Orchard County were in 2B. Neither did Lancashire and Monaghan as the exiles won 3B in 2018.

Sligo have won all three games and are well-placed to book a place in the Division 3B final. They have no game this week, which gives Longford (4pts) a chance to join them at the top of the table. They play Cavan, who are on two points. Leitrim or Fermanagh will secure their first points of the campaign.