Hurling returns to centre stage as Tipperary take on Cork in the Munster SHC quarter-final
Summer hurling is back upon us.
The small ball will take centre-stage this weekend as All-Ireland champions Tipperary look to bounce back from their league final defeat to Galway in April.
They take on Cork in the quarter-final of the Munster SHC at Semple Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
There's semi-final hurling in the Nicky Rackard Cup and in the Christy Ring Cup also, with Tyrone, Armagh, Antrim and Wicklow all in action.
Switching to the big ball, Monaghan will look to wrest back their Ulster Championship crown when they take on Fermanagh in their preliminary round on Saturday evening.
On Sunday, Donegal will take on Antrim in the quarter-final of the Ulster SFC, while an Aidan O'Shea-less Mayo set out on their quest to win back the Connacht SFC title when they take on Sligo.
The Leinster championship also kicks off this weekend, with Louth, Laois and Carlow taking on Wicklow, Longford and Wexford respectively.
You can look ahead to this weekend's action with Off The Ball's Dave McIntyre and Shane Stapleton on The Off The Ball GAA Podcast.
You can also catch up with Shane Stapleton's latest GAA column, here.
Cork's Damien Cahalane and Seamus Callanan of Tipperary during the side's league clash in March. Image: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan
Ulster SFC - Preliminary Round
Monaghan v Fermanagh, Clones, 7pm
Christy Ring Cup SF
Carlow v Wicklow, Netwatch Cullen Park, 3pm
Antrim v Down, Cushendall, 5pm
Christy Ring Cup - Relegation Play-Off
Mayo v Roscommon, Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada, 5pm
Nicky Rackard Cup SF
Tyrone v Armagh, Carrickmore, 3pm
Monaghan v Derry, Inniskeen, 5pm
Lory Meagher Cup
Fermanagh v Cavan, Lisbellaw, 1pm
Lancashire v Warwickshire, Old Bedians, 3pm
Leitrim v Sligo, Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada, 3pm
Munster SHC QF
Tipperary v Cork, Semple Stadium, 4pm
Connacht SFC QF
Mayo v Sligo, MacHale Park, 2pm
Ulster SFC QF
Donegal v Antrim, Ballybofey, 4pm
Louth v Wicklow, Parnell Park, 3pm
Laois v Longford, O'Moore Park, 3pm
Carlow v Wexford, Netwatch Cullen Park, 3pm