SATURDAY

Group 3

Donegal v Waterford, TEG Cusack park (Mullingar), 1pm

Group 4

Armagh v Mayo, Kingspan Breffni Park (Cavan), 5pm

SUNDAY

Group 1

Cavan v Cork, St. Brendan's Park (Birr), 1pm

Group 2

Galway v Monaghan, Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada (Carrick-on-Shannon), 1pm

TV

Armagh v Mayo live on TG4

RADIO

Live updates on Radio 1's Saturday Sport and Sunday Sport.

ONLINE

Live score updates and reports on RTÉ.ie/sport and RTÉ News app. Donegal v Waterford, Galway v Monaghan and Cavan v Cork live on LGFA Facebook page.

WEATHER

Saturday: Outbreaks of rain will continue, persistent and heavy for a time in the early afternoon. Sunny spells and scattered showers will follow as the rain clears in the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 12 or 13 degrees.

Sunday: Widespread showers and some longer spells of rain and risks of hail and isolated thunderstorms. There will be good sunny spells though. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in light to moderate southerly winds.

DECISION DAY

The remaining slots in the 2020 TG4 Senior Ladies Football Championships will be decided over what promises to be a tense weekend. 

Senior champions and four-in-a-row chasers Dublin are safely through to the last four, after victories over Donegal and Waterford.  

They'll be joined by three other contenders for the Brendan Martin Cup, with a crucial set of fixtures in store. 

Galway, last year’s runners-up, face a winner-takes-all clash with Monaghan at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon, on Sunday, while there’s another straight shoot-out on the horizon in Parnell Park on Saturday with the meeting of Armagh and Mayo.  

Also on Sunday, 11-time champions Cork will look to book their place in the semi-finals when they face Cavan in Birr, while there’s a dead rubber fixture on Saturday, where Donegal meet Waterford at TEG Cusack Park in Mullingar. 

In the Intermediate grade, 2018 and 2019 runners-up Meath have already qualified for the semi-finals, and three other counties will join them as the race for the Mary Quinn Memorial Cup intensifies.  

Donegal v Waterford

Donegal and Waterford have nothing but pride to play for in the final round of group fixtures.  

Encouraging and impressive displays for both against All-Ireland champions Dublin weren’t enough to stave off defeat.  

Donegal lost by three points against the Sky Blues (above), while Waterford were four points adrift, and that would suggest a close encounter at TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar. 

Respective managers Maxi Curran (Donegal) and Ciaran Curran will be hammering home the importance of finishing the campaign on a high and with the shackles off, this could be a really entertaining game.  

Curran has named goalkeeper Aoife McColgan and attacker Niamh Boyle in his starting line-up, while Waterford have replaced injured Kellyann Hogan with Roisin Dunphy. 

Donegal: A McColgan; D Foley, E Gallagher, E McGinley; N Carr, C Hegarty, Nicole McLaughlin; K Herron, Y Bonner; K Guthrie, N Hegarty, A Boyle Carr; N Boyle, G McLaughlin (capt.), Niamh McLaughlin.  

Waterford: R Landers; M Dunford, L Mulcahy, R Dunphy; A Mullaney, K McGrath (capt.), R Casey; E Murray, M Wall; C Fennell, K Murray, A Murray; A Wall, L Devine, R Tobin.  

Armagh v Mayo 

It’s all on the line for Armagh and Mayo at Parnell Park, with a semi-final place on offer for the winners.  

Armagh notched 6-16 against Tyrone, with Aoife McCoy and Aimee Mackin in blistering attacking form, while Sarah Rowe collected 2-09 as Mayo registered 4-17 against the Red Hands.  

Armagh may be concerned, however, by the concession of 3-13 against Tyrone, while Mayo limited them to just 0-04.  

Following that line of form, Mayo will start as favourites to set up a semi-final joust with Dublin on 28 November.  

But when these sides met at the quarter-final stage last year, Mayo had just three points to spare against an Armagh side deprived at the time of the services of Mackin through injury.  

It’s set up for an absolute cracker live on TG4 on Saturday, with Armagh opting for an unchanged starting 15.  

Mayo boss Peter Leahy has handed starts to defender Danielle Caldwell and attacker Deirdre Doherty, as the green and red aim for another semi-final appearance.  

Armagh: A Carr; S Marley, C McCambridge, C McKenna; T Grimes, B Mackin, G Ferguson; N Coleman, A Bellew; C Marley, A McCoy, A Mackin; C O’Hanlon, K Mallon (capt.), E Lavery.  

Mayo: L Brennan; D Caldwell, R Durkin, Ciara McManamon; É Ronayne, D Finn, E Brennan; A Gilroy, Clodagh McManamon; G Kelly, S Cafferky (capt.), S Rowe; M Reilly, R Kearns, D Doherty.  

Cavan v Cork

Saoirse Noonan’s goal proved the difference for Cork against Kerry in last weekend’s opener.  

And considering that Kerry racked up 5-15 against Cavan in the group opener, Cork will start as firm favourites to see off the Breffni girls and march through to the semi-finals.  

Cork also played Cavan in the 2019 Championship – and ran out comprehensive 6-19 to 3-08 winners.  

Cork shrugged off a slow opening against Kerry to ease themselves into the game, and their know-how told in the second half as they dug out the win.  

Boss Ephie Fitzgerald will hope that opening fixture for his charges will have sharpened minds and bodies ahead of this decisive fixture in Birr.  

Cavan’s preparations for the Kerry fixture were hampered by a lack of challenge fixtures in advance of the Championship but they’ll hope to give a better account of themselves here.  

Manager James Daly has made four switches for this fixture, while it’s same again for Cork boss Ephie Fitzgerald.  

Should Cavan pull off what would be considered a major surprise, it will go down to score difference to determine who goes through to the semi-finals, as Cavan, Cork and Kerry would all have one victory each.  

Cavan: E Walsh; H Fitzsimons, J Moore, H Smith; M Sheridan, S Lynch, E Halton; N Keeneghan, C Dolan; L McVeety, D English (capt.), A Kiernan; G Sheridan, A Sheridan, A Gilsenan.  

Cork: M O’Brien; A Kelleher, R Phelan, E Meaney; M Duggan, S Kelly, A Hutchings; M O’Callaghan, H Looney; O Farmer, C O’Sullivan, O Finn; Á O’Sullivan, D O’Sullivan (capt.),S Noonan.  

Galway v Monaghan 

Tracey Leonard's frees have been crucial for Galway

The stakes couldn’t be higher in Group 2 as Galway, the 2019 runners-up, prepare to face improving Monaghan for a place in the last four.  

Both sides defeated Tipperary by a point to set up this final round shoot-out.  

Six frees from former skipper Tracey Leonard were crucial for Galway in that win, while Ciara McAnespie, Louise Kerley and Ellen McCarron contributed 0-3 each in the Tipp victory.  

When you consider that Monaghan needed a play-off victory over Westmeath last year to avoid relegation from the Senior ranks, their improvement this season is one of the stories of the Championship.  

Knocking out Galway would take Monaghan to another level entirely – and set up a semi-final showdown with the Group 1 winners.  

Galway manager Tim Rabbitt has plumped for an unchanged starting 15, with his Monaghan counterpart Ciarán Woods calling on Shauna Coyle in attack, as Eva Woods drops to the bench.  

Galway: L Murphy; F Cooney, S Lynch, S Burke; L Coen, C Cooney, N Ward; O Divilly, L Ward (capt.); M Seoighe, M Glynn, L Noone; A Trill, T Leonard, L Hannon.  

Monaghan: E Corrigan; A Newell, J Duffy, A McAnespie; R Courtney, A McCarey, N Fahy; M Atkinson, L McEnaney; C Courtney (capt.), E McCarron, S Coyle; L Kerley, C McAnespie, C Treanor.