Division 1 fInal
Galway v Kilkenny, Croke Park,7.30pm

Division 4 final
Cavan v Roscommon, Glennon Bros Pearse Park, 2pm

Galway v Kilkenny live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player from 7.20pm

Live blog on RTÉ.ie and the RTÉ News app


Division 1 relegation final
Dublin v Waterford, St. Brendan's Park, Birr, 2pm

Division 2 final
Antrim v Down, Owenbeg, 5pm

Division 2 relegation final
Dublin v Tipperary, Banagher, 5pm

Division 3 final
Armagh v Wexford, Donaghmore Ashbourne, 2.30pm

Division 3 relegation final
Down v Waterford, Clane, 1.30pm


Sunday will see thundery showers or longer spells of rain across the country but there will be some drier and brighter periods also. Highest temperatures of 14 to 16 degrees with mostly moderate northeasterly winds.

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Camogie gets a welcome weekend in the spotlight with just one Gaelic football and one ladies football game on elsewhere over the next couple of days.

The Division 1 final, which will be broadcast live on RTÉ2, is a tantalising rematch of last December's All-Ireland final (and the one before that), when Kilkenny beat Galway to end a run of three consecutive defeats in the decider.

Both sides might consider themselves a little lucky to be here.

Having comfortably accounted for Clare and Limerick in the group stages, Galway needed extra-time to edge out Cork in their semi-final on a 1-19 to 1-17 scoreline.

"Once it goes to extra time it's about character and work-rate," said manager Cathal Murray afterwards. "We showed a huge amount of character. It’s brilliant to win it and great to be in a League final.

"It's going to be a huge challenge against Kilkenny. They dug it out the last two games and that’s a serious sign of a team."

All-star midfielder Aoife Donohue scored 0-04 after being relocated to full-forward against Cork and could line out there again tomorrow.

"We felt she would trouble them inside with her pace and she did, especially when we got the ball in low at extra time," said Murray. "She got two points, it could have been two goals."

Kilkenny beat Dublin, Offaly and Limerick (in a quarter-final) but were pushed all the way by Tipperary in the semis and needed late goals from 2020 Player of the Year Denise Gaule and Katie Nolan to win 3-12 to 0-19.

Brian Dowling admitted afterwards that his side had been fortunate to progress.

"I don't know how we did it," he said. "The one thing I'll say is these girls have huge character. They don’t like losing matches and we just stayed going.

"We know that performance won't be good enough in Croke Park but we’re there."

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Dowling said during the week that Collette Dormer, Claire Phelan, and Katie Power were all in contention to make their return from injury but that they wouldn't be risked if there were any doubts after fitness tests.

Power hasn't played since breaking her kneecap in training a week before last season's championship while Dormer (hand) and Phelan (muscle strain) were on the sidelines for the win over Tipp.

Up to 3,000 fans can attend the game at Croke Park and Kilkenny defender Michelle Teehan will relish the occasion.

"Any chance you get to play in Croke Park is very exciting," she said.

"A crowd will be great. It made some difference against Tipp, to have the crowd behind us. And it's nice that the final is going to be a trial event.

"We know we have to be better than we were but we’ll be ready."

Elsewhere in Division 1, Dublin, who have beaten by Kilkenny, Offaly and Clare will have their work cut out in the relegation play-off against Waterford. Last year's All-Ireland quarter-finalists lost to Tipp and Cork in the group stages.

Antrim and Down will contest the Division 2 final in a rematch of last year's intermediate All-Ireland, which was won by the Mourne women.

It's Armagh v Wexford in Division 3 and Cavan v Roscommon in Division 4.