Preview: Weekend's Allianz Hurling League action
Saturday April 1
Allianz Hurling League Division 3A Final
Roscommon v Armagh, Páirc Tailteann, 2pm
Allianz Hurling League Division 3B Final
Cavan v Leitrim, Abbottstown, 3pm
Sunday April 2
Allianz Hurling League Division 2A Final
Kildare v Offaly, Laois Hire O'Moore Park, 2pm
Allianz Hurling League Division 2B Final
Meath v Donegal, Avant Money Páirc Seán MacDiarmada, 2pm
Crucial fixtures are imminent this weekend.
For the long term development and health in counties, Allianz Hurling League placings matter deeply so Sunday's Division 2A decider in Portlaoise should be extremely interesting.
David Herity has carried out impressive work with Kildare, who continue to make significant progress.
Delivering in this type of environment against Offaly is a challenge that must be embraced.
Johnny Kelly's Offaly outfit has plenty of quality with Eoghan Cahill in prolific scoring form.
Cahill struck 0-13 in last weekend's semi-final win over Kerry to underline his value to the Faithful cause.
David Nally and the promising Charlie Mitchell are others, who have made valuable contributions for Offaly in recent weeks.
Kildare drew with Offaly earlier in the campaign and the Lilywhites' team is sprinkled with accomplished hurlers.
Rian Boran, James Burke, and Gerry Keegan are all influential figures for Kildare.
The Division 2B decider between Meath and Donegal is another important fixture.
When they clashed in the group phase Meath, who have impressed under Seoirse Bulfin, cruised to a convincing 1-23 to 0-16 success.
Pádraic O'Hanrahan and Eamon Ó Donnchadha scored heavily in that game for the Royals, but Donegal will be eager to cause a surprise.
Donegal produced a defiant display to overcome Wicklow at the penultimate stage with Liam McKinney and Brian McIntyre instrumental.
Division 3A provided plenty of thrills and spills with Roscommon topping the table following two wins and two draws from five games.
Armagh and Monaghan also registered six points, but last weekend's BOX-IT Athletic Grounds semi-final was won by the home side 2-23 to 0-16.
Shea Harvey and Odhrán Curry contributed handsomely for Armagh, who were well beaten by Roscommon in the group phase.
During that match Conor Mulry and Naos Connaughton were key figures for Séamus Qualter's team.
Cavan, who didn't register a win in 2022, have been one of the success stories of the league.
Saturday's Division 3B final will be a real test for Cavan against Leitrim, who overcame Longford in the semi-final with Joe Murray and Gavin O'Hagan effective.
Former Kilkenny panellist Canice Hickey has been efficient for Cavan throughout an encouraging campaign.