The Leinster Championship Qualifying Group and Lory Meagher Cup take centre stage
The final round of the Leinster Hurling Championship Qualifying Group reaches a crescendo this weekend.
With two wins, Laois are on course to reach the quarter-finals of the Leinster Championship. This Sunday, Laois need to suffer a heavy loss to Kerry and hope Westmeath defeat rivals Meath if they are to miss out.
Kerry and Meath are fighting it out for the other spot in the group, with the Royals having the easier task. Both sides have won one of their opening two games, but Meath play bottom-of-the-table Westmeath, while Kerry meet Laois in Tralee.
On Saturday, the fourth round of fixtures in the Lory Meagher Cup takes place. Each of the six teams play each other once, with the top-two advancing to June's Final.
Unbeaten Warwickshire welcome Leitrim to Birmingham, while Cavan travel further north to Manchester to play Lancashire.
Second-placed Sligo entertain Fermanagh in the final game of Saturday's Lory Meagher Cup fixtures.
Lory Meagher Cup
Warwickshire v Leitrim, Pairc na hEireann, 1pm
Lancashire v Cavan, Old Bedians Sports Ground, 2pm
Sligo v Fermanagh, Markiewicz Park, 3pm
Leinster Hurling Championship Qualifying Group
Westmeath v Meath, TEG Cusack Park, 3pm
Kerry v Laois, Austin Stack Park, 3pm