Longford have conceded their Allianz Football League clash with Cork.
The game was scheduled to throw in at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park at 2pm on Sunday but it will not go ahead.
Cork won the division - and sealed promotion - on Saturday when they hammered Louth.
Both counties begin their championship campaigns the following weekend, with the Rebels facing Kerry at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in the Munster SFC and Longford gearing up for a Leinster SFC meeting with Louth in Mullingar.
Down have the head-to-head advantage on Longford and Derry - who are both on seven points - but if Louth shocked Down, and Longford and Derry beat the Rebels and Offaly respectively, it would leave three teams locked on nine points.
Scoring difference would then come in to play.
Speaking to the Irish Examiner, Longford manager Padraic Davis said there was no need to play the match as it was a 'dead rubber'.
"All the naysayers, and there is more and more out of them out there who want this season pulled, if these dead rubbers are played it eats into the thing and gives them fuel," he said.