Dublin looked as imperious as ever when they held Meath to just four points and sealed nine in a row in Leinster on Sunday.

Meanwhile, some of the counties fancied to pose the biggest threat to the Dubs' five in a row bid were in action this weekend.

Here's how The Sunday Game panel assessed their performances.

"Not impressed," was former Tyrone star Sean Cavanagh's verdict on Kerry's narrow Munster final victory over Cork.

"If Kerry were in any other province I don't think they would be in the Super 8s right now.

"If you had asked me a month ago, you look at the brilliance of (David) Clifford, (Sean) O'Shea and you get excited about the forward line.

"But then you realise they've got a runway down the middle of their defence.

"Most of their defenders don't want to defend. They don't seem to have any sort of pattern or movement, they're not collectively working.

"Peter Crowley was the linchpin that you were hoping was going to hold the whole thing together and he's now gone with a cruciate.

"Boy, that was evident last night. A Division 3 team possible should have beaten them. The space that was in Pairc Ui Chaoimh was ridiculous. You don't get that in football nowadays. It was almost like a trial game or a challenge game.

"If Dublin had played them last night, they would have wiped them out."

Mayo have come closer than anyone to toppling the Dubs and got back on track against Down after their surprise Connacht SFC semi-final defeat to Roscommon.

"I think they'll improve," said five-time All-Ireland winner Tomás Ó Sé. "They had enough to beat Roscommon that day. They didn't take their chances.

"They improved on that. That's all they have to do. Get in the draw, get over that and you never know, get on a run.

"Mattie Ruane is a big loss and they were definitely more open at the back than they have been of long."

O'Se was also unimpressed with how Tyrone seemed to react tactically to their Ulster defeat against Donegal in the qualifier win over Longford.

"One person up front, (Cathal) Mc Shane, it's not going to win the big prizes," he said.

"That's what Tyrone want. They're in the top four or five teams in the country.

"They changed it because it wasn't working. If they go back...

"They have to find a mix. Why can't they have a solid defensive base and still have three men up the field."

For Sean Cavanagh, back to back Ulster champions Donegal are currently best equipped to take on the Dubs.

Donegal were 1-24 to 2-16 winners over Cavan in a final that was never too close for comfort.

"They are the closest we have to Dublin," said Cavanagh. "Other teams can improve as the summer goes on but they have sauntered through the Ulster Championship. 

"A lot is made about how competitive that Championship is.

"They look stronger than last year. Paddy McBrearty is back now, Jamie Brennan has possibly been the player of the Championship so far.

"They have a real tight core in the full-back line. Twelve different scorers today.

"They seem to have everything they need to take on the Dubs. The challenge is keeping that level."