The Allianz League semi-finals (Division 1) have been decided, with Cork, Wexford, and Waterford securing the previous spots before the final round on Sunday week.
One of the remaining places will go to Kilkenny, Dublin or Tipperary.
Wexford and Cork both won their first four games in Group A, leaving them four points ahead of Galway.
It’s tighter in Group B, where Waterford leads on seven points, one ahead of Kilkenny, two clear of Dublin, and three ahead of Tipperary.
Kilkenny plays Waterford in the final round, knowing that a win or draw would earn a semi-final place.
Dublin needs to beat Laois and hope that Waterford beat Kilkenny, in which case Mattie Kenny’s men would reach the last four.
If Kilkenny beat Waterford and Dublin beat Laois, Kilkenny will top the group on eight points, with Waterford and Dublin both on seven points, having drawn their tie earlier on.
Waterford has a much better scoring difference, standing at +44 points, whereas Dublin is -8.
Tipperary would reach the last four if they beat Antrim, Waterford beat Kilkenny and Laois beat Dublin.
Antrim who have lost all four games in Group B will definitely face a relegation play-off against either Limerick or Offaly who meets in the last round in Group A.
Kerry and Down (both on six points) lead the promotion charge in 2A; Derry (8pts) and Donegal (6pts) lead the way in 2B. Tyrone and Roscommon are both on seven points in 3A while Fermanagh (6pts, Leitrim and Longford (4pts each) lead the way in 3B.
- Division 1 semi-finals: 1st Group A v 2nd Group B; 2nd Group A v 1st Group B.
- Division 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B semi-finals: 2nd v 3rd
- Division 1 Relegation: 6th Group A v 6th Group B
- Division 2B Relegation: 5th v 6th.