The National Football League has reached the last batch of group fixtures, meaning plenty of battles are in-store as counties attempt to slip away from the grasps of relegation play-offs, towards promotion and division semi-finals.
Finals, relegation and promotion is slightly different in the football this year, with the top two counties from each north/south group meeting in their division's semi-finals. From there, both teams who make it to the final in Divisions 2, 4 and 4 will gain promotion for next season, and the winner will be crowned division champion.
On the other end of proceedings, Division 1, 2 and 4 will see the bottom two placed teams in each north/south group entering into relegation play-offs. The two losers of these games will be relegated for next season.
Monaghan have a big task ahead of them if they are to avoid the relegation play-offs. Having claimed one league point from their draw against Donegal, they need to beat Tyrone to have any chance of staying away from the danger zone, and even at that, they'll need a helping hand from Declan Bonner and his side, requiring them to beat Armagh.
A win for Donegal will see them sail through to the Division 1 semi-finals regardless of the Healy Park result, but it's not a done deal as a win for Armagh and Tyrone could snatch that opportunity away and have them trudging through the play-offs.
Facing Cork this weekend, a win for the Banner will make that appearance in the semi-finals automatic, but a series of unfortunate events could send them tumbling down the table.
If Cork beat Clare and Kildare beat Laois, three teams will be tied on four points, in which case it will come down to points difference to decide the two going on to fight for promotion to Division 1. No points for Laois puts them in hot water, needing a win themselves and a loss from Cork in order to have points difference decide who's heading to the relegation play-offs.
Derry are also in a strong position coming into this weekend, with two wins in the bag. A win or a loss against Cavan would see them through to the Division 4 semi-final so long as Fermanagh also lose, but if Fermanagh get the win, it'll be down to points difference once again.
Equally complicated at the bottom of the table, Longford are staring down the barrel of the relegation play-offs, even if they win on Saturday. If they do win, a loss for Cavan would bring three teams to two points, meaning the two play-off spots would be decided by points difference.
TENNIS team news LIVE updates as counties name starting sides for final round of Allianz Football League games
It's a crunch weekend of games in the Allianz Football Leagues as a host of sides name their starting team for the final round of games.
In what's been an entertaining return to football action this month, as many of seven the eight teams in Division One can book a place in the semi-finals.
Roscommon are the only team out of the running in the top tier, while the likes of Dublin, Kerry, Tyrone and Donegal all requiring a win to guarantee they avoid a relegation playoff.
Meanwhile in Division Two, Cork need a win this weekend against Clare if they're to book a semi-final slot while in the Northern side of the league juneo and Meath have already sealed a last four place.
We'll have all the team news as it comes from each of the top three divisions ahead of this weekend'sGalway bounced back from their 29-point loss to Kerry to oust Roscommon in this championship dress rehearsal at Pearse Stadium.
It’s Galway’s first competitive win since they trounced Tyrone in the league in February last year and sets them up for their Connacht semi-final showdown with Roscommon on July 4 in Hyde Park.
Roscommon captain Enda Smith opted to play with the wind but they found themselves 1-4 to 0-5 behind by the first water break, with Paul Kelly giving Galway a perfect start with a goal after three minutes after being set up by Damien Comer.
Comer and Shane Walsh added points to push Galway’s lead out to 1-5 to 0-5 after 29 minutes with Roscommon not using the wind advantage.
They managed only two points from play in the opening half. Ciarain Murtagh, who also kicked three frees in the opening half, got the first of them and captain Smith soloed through for a fine score nine minutes from the break.
Rob Finnerty was the standout performer for Galway in the opening half, one of three late changes made by Padraic Joyce as they tried to bounce back from the Kerry mauling.
The Salthill-Knocknacarra clubman kicked four points in the opening half, the first of them from a mark and then three from play, while Comer fisted over a rebound after Roscommon goalkeeper Colm Lavin had saved well from Walsh, leaving the Tribesman 1-7 to 0-8 ahead at the break.
Three points from Walsh and another from Finnerty, with Donie Smith and Murtagh responding, left Galway leading by 1-29 to 0-29 after 47 minutes and they took a four points lead into the second water break after Walsh and Donie Smith exchanged points.
Donie Smith added a free to cut the gap to a goal with 29 minutes remaining but Comer landed a good effort to restore their four point advantage before Walsh pushed it out to five with a superb point from play.
Ciarain Murtagh gave Roscommon hope when he fisted a Shane Killoran delivery to the net but then Galway found the net when Tomo Culhane fisted home after goalkeeper Lavin failed to deal with a delivery from another sub Dessie Conneely.
Kerry know that a win will guarantee they progress to the Allianz League semi-finals as they travel to face Roscommon this afternoon.
The Kingdom have hit the ground running in 2021 after football returned earlier this month, they scored four goals in a rout of Galway before a second half surge salvaged a point against Dublin.
And as Peter Keane's side come in to the game level on points with the Dubs, they boast a significant point difference advantage, meaning that even a loss could be enough to see them progress to the last four.
But they face a deflated Roscommon side who are already staring at a relegation playoff following back-to-back defeats at the hands of Dublin and Galway.
Kerry manager Peter Keane after Dublin draw: “Did they turn off or tune out, the opposition?
“I don’t know the answer to that. We were happy that we injected more tempo into that third quarter.
“Whether we came out of it with a win, a draw or a loss, we did more in that third quarter, in that second half, than we had been doing in