SUNDAY 8 MARCH

Division 1 Group A

Galway v Tipperary, Pearse Stadium, 2pm

Division 1 relegation play-off

Westmeath v Carlow, TEG Cusack Park, 2pm

Division 2A

Offaly v Antrim, Tullamore, 2pm

Division 2B

Derry v Kildare, Celtic Park, 2pm

Division 2B relegation play-off

London v Warwickshire, Ruislip, 1pm

Division 3A

Armagh v Donegal, Carrickmore, 2pm

Divsion 3B

Fermanagh v Sligo, Brewster Park, 2pm

ONLINE

Live match-tracker and live scores on RTÉ.ie and the RTÉ News Now App 1.45pm this afternoon.

TV

Galway v Tipperary is on TG4, with deferred coverage of Westmeath v Carlow on TG4. GAA GO also has all live and deferred games.

Highlights of all the weekend's action on Allianz League Sunday on RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player from 9.30pm

RADIO

Sunday Sport will have updates from around the grounds this afternoon.

WEATHER

Cold and windy today with sunny spells and scattered showers. Most of the showers will be in the western half of the country this morning but will become widespread during the day. Some showers will be heavy with hail and there will also be a risk of thunder. Winds mostly moderate to fresh southwesterly, strong in coastal areas, later veering westerly and increasing fresh to strong, with gales developing on Atlantic coasts. Highest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees, mildest in the southeast.

More info on met.ie.

Galway and Tipp battling to extend campaigns

Galway versus Tipperary was a rivalry that provided us with some classic games in the latter years of the last decade.

Two goals in the last ten minutes saw the Premier County emerge one point winners in the 2016 All-Ireland semi-final, before the Tribe got their revenge with an iconic Joe Canning point seeing them emerge winners in the following year's last-four clash.

For Tipperary 2020 is all about doing back-to-back All-Irelands for the first time since the great team of the 1960s, so Liam Sheedy might be indifferent to a run into the latter stages of the league.

It's a bit different for Shane O'Neill in his first spring-time campaign since taking over from Micheál Donoghue. The westerners failed to get out of the Leinster Championship last year, having lost the 2018 All-Ireland final.

For them, halting the downward trajectory since their All-Ireland win three years ago is the aim, and a run into the quarter-finals might be worth that bit more to them.

A victory for Galway and they finish third, and will play Wexford in the quarters, with Waterford set to take on Kilkenny. If it's a draw, then Tipperary will face a date with the Yellowbellies, while a victory for the Premier will see them playing the Cats in the last-six.

Promotion up for grabs in the lower divisions

Survival in the top flight is what is on the cards at Mullingar this afternoon.

Both Westmeath and Carlow come into the relegation play-off without a win in their previous five league games this spring, with respective score differentials of mins 59 and minus 70 respectively.

With the Leinster championship to be a six-team competition from 2021, these teams will desperately want to retain their Division 1 status, and the edge that playing top-flight teams gives them, heading into next year.

In terms of who might replace them, a victory for Offaly against Antrim today could see them sneak into the promotion play-off on scoring difference, with Kerry set to miss out.

The Saffron have as good as booked their place in that game, with a plus 36 scoring difference over the men from the Kingdom. As such, there might be questions over what sort on intensity they will bring to Tullamore with another, far more important game to come next weekend. 

The Faithful county must win, with any other result seeing them spend at least another year in 2A.

In Division 2B, Derry just need a draw against Kildare in their re-arranged game to book a place in the final against Down, while the relegation play-off between London and Warwickshire will take place at Ruislip.

In 3A, Armagh play Donegal in the final, while the 3B decider will be between Sligo and one of Leitrim or Fermanagh.

The Connacht side will just need to avoid defeat when they travel to take on their neighbours at Brewster Park.