Down overcame Antrim in a high-scoring Ulster U20 FC quarter-final clash in Pairc Esler this evening.
Although drawing from an extremely small playing pool these are fruitful times for Down hurling.
A scoring burst either side of the break propelled Kildare past Meath at Newbridge tonight - 1-21 to 0-13 the final score.
The first-round qualifier draw of the 2018 All-Ireland senior football championship will take place next Monday morning.
Lenny Harbinson has named his first championship team as Antrim senior football manager.
There are eight games down for decision across all four provinces in the All-Ireland senior football championship this weekend. Here are our previews:
Just like last weekend, there are two live games on Sunday with Gaels living in the six counties getting the opportunity to watch a live game on Saturday evening.
Darragh O'Hanlon doesn't expect to play any part in Down's championship campaign due to a back injury.
A Co. Down GAA club has been left devastated by the death of one of its most dedicated members in a road crash.
There's something eerily novel about the four Leinster SFC quarter-finals that are going down for decision this weekend.
Caolan Mooney says Down will not be understating Antrim's threat when the two sides clash in Newry this Saturday evening.
Steven Poacher and Down could be a match made in heaven, according to Marty Clarke.
Goalkeeper Chris Kerr says Antrim are coming up against a "class" Down side on Saturday night.
The first round SF championship draw will take place on Monday morning.
There were big wins for Monaghan and Fermanagh in the Ulster SFC over the while both Tipperary and Clare cleared quarter-final hurdles in Munster…
Limerick and Cork enjoyed winning starts to the Munster SHC while Kilkenny and Wexford edged out Offaly and Dublin respectively…
Ulster GAA will be teaming up with Translink to provide a free shuttle bus service for supporters to enjoy convenient access to and from the Down v Antrim Ulster Football Championship games at Páirc Esler, Newry on Saturday 26th May.
Three provincial championship games will go up directly against the Champions League final on Saturday evening.
Twitter saluted Conor McManus' wonder point against Tyrone...
"We'll enjoy today but all it does is get us into the next round. We'll keep the head down and wait for two weeks' time."
"It's early doors. This is only round one. We'll have to go back to the drawing board again and look at that game."
Fixtures for the week ahead - Senior Camogs away to Ballygalget, 23/05/18 at 7.30pm
Last Tuesday evening Ballylough minors were away to Rosconnor Gaels, the Loughinisland/Darragh Cross amalgamation.
On Friday night we had the honour of celebrating the success of the u-16 St Columbans footballers who are Ulster champions after winning the Corn Cuchulainn Cup!
6pm Irish Dancing; 7pm to 9pm 'Bridging the Divide' programme for 8 to 13 years boys and girls, tonight Evaluation/ Games Night; 7.30pm Feile Peile launch in Dundalk.
Monaghan came from six points down in normal time to beat Down in an extra-time thriller at Healy Park and qualify for an Ulster MFC semi-final meeting with neighbours Cavan next month.
Down made it two wins from two in the Christy Ring Cup against London in Ruislip thanks to a late Daithi Sands goal.
There was action in three of the provinces this afternoon.
Kilkenny issued a statement of intent when inflicting a 3-21 to 1-12 defeat on Wexford at Nowlan Park today.
Gearoid Adams says CJ McGourty's absence from the Antrim football fold is good news for Down.
This weekend sees Ulster Gaels living in the six counties get one over their counterparts in the Republic.
Down have suffered a blow ahead of their Ulster SFC quarter-final against Antrim on Sunday week with the news that Darragh O'Hanlon has been ruled out with a back injury.
Pete McGrath's eyebrow-raising outburst after Louth's meek surrender to Carlow on Sunday was certainly not unique in the history of the GAA.
Antrim football boss Lenny Harbinson is set to be without St Gall's pair CJ McGourty and Sean Burke for his side's Ulster championship opener against Down on Saturday week.
The Lidl Teams of the 2018 Ladies National Football League have been revealed.
Pete McGrath has stopped short of saying he regrets taking on the Louth job.
Our seniors kept up their good early season form to see off a physical Kilclief side that had no answer to a very fluid 'Fin attack.
Rory Gallagher says there is no appetite among players for a tiered football championship.