Kilkenny goes up against Waterford in Nowlan Park on Sunday in the National League at 1.45 pm.
Waterford leads the group (7 pts) and will top the table if they draw or beat Kilkenny (6pts), while a Kilkenny win would see them take the top spot and face second-placed in the other group in the semi-final.
If Dublin win and Waterford lose, they will both be on seven points, having drawn their first-round clash. Waterford (+45 pts) have a much better scoring difference than Dublin (-8).
Kilkenny and Waterford last met in the League in 2017 when the Deise won by 1-15 to 0-17.
Antrim will be facing a relegation play-off irrespective of how they fare against Tipperary, who are on four points.
Tipperary would qualify for the semi-finals if they beat Antrim, Laois beat Dublin and Waterford beat Kilkenny.
Sunday (1.45): Tipperary v Antrim, FBD Semple Stadium; Kilkenny v Waterford, UPMC Nowlan Park; Laois v Dublin, MW Hire O’Moore Park.
Down and Kerry lead the promotion race in Division 2A.
Carlow takes on Meath in Navan on Sunday at 12.30 pm and has three points, but Meath who has two, needs to beat Carlow to avoid finishing bottom of the table.
Carlow beat Meath by 26 points in last year’s League.
Kerry and Down lead the way on six points, two ahead of Westmeath. Kerry beat Down by 11 points in last year’s League. Westmeath and Kildare last met in the League in 2018 when Westmeath won by six points.
Saturday: Down v Kerry, Ballycran, 2.0.
Sunday (12.30): Meath v Carlow, Pairc Tailteann; Kildare v Westmeath, Newbridge.
ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 1 GROUP A: RELEGATION ISSUE MAIN ITEM ON AGENDA
Sunday (1.45): Limerick v Offaly, TUS Gaelic Grounds: Galway v Clare, Pearse Stadium; Wexford v Cork, Chadwicks Wexford Park.
It’s all settled at the top of the table where Cork and Wexford – both of whom won their first four games – have qualified for the semi-finals, which will be played on the following weekend.
Their clash on Sunday will decide who tops the table and meets second-placed in Group B. The losers will face the winners of Group B. Cork and Wexford last met in the League in 2019 when Wexford won by four points.
Limerick and Offaly meet in a game that will decide who faces Antrim in a relegation play-off. Offaly has lost all four games to date while Limerick has lost three and drawn one.
It will be the first League clash between the counties since 2017 when Limerick won by 1-25 to 3-15.
Galway (4pts) and Clare (3pts) meet in a mid-table clash which will decide who finishes third. It will be the first League meeting between the counties since 2015 when Galway won by a point.
ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 2B: WHO WILL JOIN DERRY IN THE FINAL?
Sunday: Derry v London, Celtic Park, 12.0; Wicklow v Sligo, Aughrim, 1.0; Mayo v Donegal, Ballina, 1.0.
Derry (8pts) lead the way, two points ahead of Donegal and four ahead of Sligo and London. Mayo and Wicklow are bottom of the table at one point each, which they picked up when they drew in Round 1.
DIVISION 3A: TYRONE AND ROSCOMMON THREE CLEAR AT THE TOP
Sunday (1.0): Warwickshire v Armagh, Pairc na hEireann; Roscommon v Monaghan, Dr.Hyde Park; Tyrone v Louth, Omagh.
Tyrone and Roscommon are both on seven points, three ahead of Armagh and Roscommon. Louth and Warwickshire are both on one point.
ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 3B: FERMANAGH LEAD THE WAY
Saturday: Cavan v Longford, Kingspan Breffni, 12.0
Sunday: Leitrim v Fermanagh, Ballinamore, 12.30.
Fermanagh (6pts) lead the way, with Longford and Leitrim on four points each so it’s all to play for among this trio.