SUNDAY

Division 1 Group A
Westmeath v Limerick, TEG Cusack Park, 1.45pm
Cork v Galway, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 1.45pm
Waterford v Tipperary, Walsh Park, 1.45pm

Division 2A
Down v Meath, Ballycran 1pm
Carlow v Kerry, Netwatch Cullen Park, 1pm
Wicklow v Offaly, Baltinglass, 1pm

ONLINE
Live blogs and live scores on RTÉ.ie and the RTÉ News app

TV
Cork v Galway live on TG4 Player
Westmeath v Limerick, Waterford v Tipperary live on GAAGO (€5 per game)

RADIO
Live commentaries/reports on Division 1 games on RTÉ Radio 1's Sunday Sport.

WEATHER

Sunday will be very warm and dry in Leinster, Munster and east Ulster with sunny spells and highest temperatures of 22 to 26 degrees and light to moderate southwest breezes.

For more see met.ie

Here we are then, at the end of a hurling league campaign that has only really been notable for existential navel-gazing on a scale more often seen with the big ball.

Should referees go back to not enforcing the rules? Are hurls too big and sliotars too light? Have defenders forgotten how to defend? Has hurling descended into a free-taking competition? Should the advantage rule be changed back to the way it was?

(The answers are No, Yes, No, Sometimes and Probably, by the way)

The Leinster SHC quarter-finals are only two weeks away so we'll see then whether refs maintain the same approach to 'physicality', otherwise known as fouling, and also perhaps wait a second or two longer before blowing for frees.

Kilkenny were the only team to have won all four of their league games prior to Saturday but suffered a loss to Clare yesterday, although they stayed top of the Group B standings nevertheless.

If they play the winners of Group A - Cork, Galway or Tipperary - in the championship then that game will double up as the final, as Limerick's Munster win over Clare did last year.

The Rebels and Tribesmen meet in one of the ties of the round today, with Cork needing to build some pre-championship momentum after last week's drubbing against Limerick.

Unbeaten Tipperary take on Waterford knowing a win will guarantee them top spot, as they are already a point ahead of Cork and have the head-to-head advantage over Galway.

Limerick are out of contention, having only recorded their first victory last week, and their opponents Westmeath will simply be hoping for a good showing as they are guaranteed to be in the relegation play-off against Laois, a game that is scheduled to be a curtain raiser to one of the All-Ireland semi-finals in August.

Division 2A

Offaly will be back in Division 1 next season, having already secured promotion with four wins in their first four games.

Kerry won three of four but even if they defeat Carlow and Wicklow beat Offaly on Sunday, it won't be enough to stop Michael Fennelly’s men from taking top spot as they beat the Kingdom in the head-to-head contest.

Wicklow (four defeats), who lost to Offaly by 21 points last year, will be relegated.

Saturday's Allianz Hurling League results and reports