SUNDAY 13 MARCH

LIDL NFL Division 1 relegation play-off
Waterford v Westmeath, Abbotstown, 2pm

Division 3 relegation play-off
Louth v Wicklow; Abbotstown, 1pm

ONLINE
Live scores on RTÉ Sport Online and the RTÉ News app.

RADIO
Updates on RTÉ Radio 1's Sunday Sport.

TV
Both games streamed live by LGFA

WEATHER
Blustery with widespread thundery showers on Sunday through much of the day but more in the way of sunny spells and drier interludes developing later. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in moderate to fresh southwest to west winds. For more go to met.ie.

Both Westmeath and Waterford have flirted with relegation in recent seasons and now one of them will go down to Division 2.

Intermediate Westmeath needed a play-off victory over Tipperary last year to preserve top-flight status and they find themselves in a similar boat in 2022 - and against Munster opposition again.

Back in 2020, Westmeath were also rock bottom of the table after five games before the competition was cancelled due to Covid.

Waterford were second bottom in 2020 after five rounds before a group victory over Tipperary last year ultimately kept them safe.

Waterford are unchanged from the side that lost out by just three points to Cork last time out, as Westmeath also go with the same team that started in the 15-point reversal at the hands of Galway.

Both teams have conceded heavily to date but Westmeath have leaked the most and that will concern the Lake County ahead of this crucial clash.

Waterford: E Gallagher; C Murray, C McGrath, A O'Neill; A Mullaney, Karen McGrath (capt.), L Cusack; E Murray, L Mulcahy; B McMaugh, H Power, M Wall; K Murray, K Hogan, Kate McGrath.

Westmeath : C Faulkner; M Fagan, L Power, N Nolan; F Coyle, A Alford, C Kelly; A Ruane, T Dillon; A Jones, C Thornton, C Smullen; S Dillon, K Hegarty, C Blundell.

Having won the Division 4 title last year, Louth could find themselves back in the bottom tier in 2023.

The Wee County will be anxious to avoid relegation in the season after they came up but it’s a fight for survival now against Wicklow, the 2021 TG4 All-Ireland Junior champions.

Relegation would represent a big setback for either county after those recent glories.

Wicklow can consider themselves slightly unfortunate to be in a relegation play-off after drawing two of their three group games, while Louth had two losses and a draw from their three games to date.

Louth: U Pearson; S Quinn, E Hand, H Lambe Sally; M McMahon, S McLaughlin (capt.), C Nolan; A Halligan, A Russell; R Kavanagh, K Flood, R Carr; L Collins, N Rice, J McCourt.

Wicklow: J Kinch; E Hadden, SJ Winders (capt.), S Hogan; S Goetelen, N McGettigan, L Fusciardi; A Gorman, J Nolan Byrne; R McGettigan, S McGettigan, N Cullen; C Fox, S Delahunt, M Kealy.