There is Keane Cup action in Munster, but the Leinster Senior League and Senior Sunday in particular takes amateur centre stage tonight.
There are three top flight games that intrigue for various reason.
The one with a real chance of entertaining is Malahide United versus Firhouse Clover.
It is way to early to call it a defining game, but it could have a bearing on both sides aspirations moving forward. Both teams have had mixed starts, Firhouse losing their last two after opening the season with two impressive wins, while Malahide are two wins and three defeats from five.
The sides which finished level on 34 points last season and are level on six at this stage last season will both be keen on a victory that may keep them top half focused. In keeping with the similarity theme both come into the clash on the back of 5-1 defeats. Malahide losing away to Crumlin and Firhouse suffering defeat to Bluebell United at the Naas Road.
Despite the defeats both teams have played some good football this season, indeed Malahide have scored in every game they have competed in and look a real threat going forward.
Tonight’s hosts are also unbeaten at home and will be hoping to maintain that record. While Firhouse will be hoping their newly assembled squad can gel further and register a confidence boosting away win.
Malahide won the same fixture last season by a goal to nil, but there is a sense there could goals from both sides in tonight’s encounther.
Greystones United versus Crumlin United is another that will peak the interest of neutrals.
Crumlin go on the road for the first time this season looking to maintain there 100 percent start. Having scored last minute to snatch all three points against Bangor, Crumlin put five past Malahide on Sunday and seem to be determined to make a good start this time around.
Starting well is something ‘Stones are not noted for, but with one win in three game is an improvement on their previous three starts.
Greystones are rarely comprehensively beaten, especially at home and whilst underdogs they could pose a real threat to Crumlin’s perfect start.
This game also plays host to some fine former LOI talented in midfield with the likes of John Lester, Buzzer Rowe, Craig Walsh and Gary Dempsey all set to populate that area tomorrow.
Don’t be surprised if there is a video of a set piece strike doing the rounds tomorrow night either as two of the top deal ball talents in the league in Crumlin’s Jake Donnelly and Greystones Gary Dempsey will go head to head indirectly.
Crumlin won the same fixture 0-1 last season.
At this stage it can’t be called a relegation six pointer, but Richmond Road plays host to the bottom two tonight.
Drumcondra welcome Portmarnock to their home ground in another clash with potential to excite.
Drums are the only side yet to secure points this season and will be desperate to get off the mark against the promoted side.
While Portmarnock have broke their duck egg thanks to a draw against Cherry Orchard and will be looking to gone one further and register a first top flight win.
The sides sides have scored one goal in five games between them, but that doesn’t mean a scoreless draw is on the cards.
Both teams have created chances in their opening encouthers, with Cantwell and Cromwell a former St Kevin’s pairing looking dangerous for Drums, and both will feel they have a serious chance of getting three points. As a result both should push for the victory and we may even see an open game.
Outside the top flight there are also some games of note to keep an eye on. Major Sunday in particular has two crackers. St Francis bring major football back to John Hyland Park for the first time since the reformed this Summer and do so in a game with fellow fancied outfit Willow Park.
While Collinstown take on Clondalkin Celtic in what promises to be an exciting derby, especially with the sub plot of Ger Shortt playing against his former side on the back of two hat tricks in a week.