We're two thirds of the way there and the eight teams are looking forward to a rest week, which will be particularly important to teams like Mayo and Tyrone, who have come through the qualifiers.

Only five teams actually have anything to play for on the final weekend, with Cork, Meath and Roscommon already out of the running.

The second round of fixtures brought us some great football, including the game of the year so far between Kerry and Donegal at Croke Park, and Cork's near-miss against Tyrone.

Group 1

Three into two doesn’t go so one from Kerry, Donegal and Mayo will miss out on a spot in the All-Ireland semi-finals.

The Kingdom are in pole position, sitting top of the group on scoring difference and with a trip to Navan to play pointless Meath on Saturday week.

If Kerry so much as get a point in Páirc Tailteann they are through to the last four, though given the way both teams have played in the Super 8s so far they are likely to win.

For Donegal to guarantee top spot in the group they would have to beat Mayo in Castlebar by two points more than Kerry beat Meath. A draw would be good enough for Donegal to go through too.

The draw between Kerry and Donegal was a decent result for Mayo. Had the Ulster champions won it would have left the Green Above the Red facing likely elimination regardless of the result in Castlebar due to their own poor scoring difference.

As previously stated, Mayo could do with a week off as they have played five games in the past five weekends having come through a tough qualifier route.

So in short, Kerry are as good as through and they will be joined by the winner of Mayo-Donegal.

Group 2

Cork and Roscommon have nothing to play for only pride when they face off in Páirc Uí Rinn on the final day of the Super 8s, though both will want to finish the season with a win.

Dublin and Tyrone are already through to the semi-finals having both won their opening two fixtures and the winner of their clash on Sunday week in Omagh will decide top spot.

As it’s first-plays-second in the semi-final there’s a school of thought that second spot is the one to aim for in Group 1 as they will avoid the five in-a-row chasing Dubs in the semi-final.

However, with Group 2 finishing on the Sunday the Group 1 teams won’t know who they are playing for 24 hours – and if Tyrone manage to win in Healy Park, and that’s certainly not beyond the bounds of possibility, it will change the paradigm.

Cork-Roscommon was originally fixed for Páirc Uí Chaoimh, but it was switched up the road to Páirc Uí Rinn as the bigger ground is closed as they pitch is relayed. With only a small crowd expected, it’s probably just as well.