The Munster senior football championship commences on Saturday evening while up north things really heat up when Anglo-Celt Cup holders Tyrone open their defence against Monaghan on Sunday. Here are our previews for the weekend:
What makes this Munster SFC different to many of those that preceded it? On the face of it, not much - Kerry and Cork are on opposite sides of the draw and traditionally, when that happens, the superpowers of the south advance to the final.
"Look, there's always relief when you achieve something that you know you're going to have to work very hard for and at the same time that's the same for every game, so it's nothing that's massively different, we just have to learn ourselves."
"We're relieved. It was a very difficult game. Thankfully the lads worked very hard and showed the character in them to grind out a result in a very difficult game. I would hope it will galvanise us. We've had very difficult challenges with Roscommon so hopefully this will help us prepare."