Newcomer Carrie Dolan hit 1-8 as Galway secured the second of the two home victories manager Cathal Murray had prescribed by defeating Waterford by 4-12 to 0-8 at Kenny Park. That moves the Tribeswomen to the top of the table with trips to Limerick and League champions Kilkenny to come.
After his controversial handling of last Saturday's All-Ireland SFC qualifier between Tyrone and Meath, Paddy Neilan has been appointed to referee the round 2 clash between Offaly and Clare on Sunday week.
The round 2 qualifier draw of the 2018 All-Ireland senior football championship took place this morning on Morning Ireland on RTE Radio 1 and involved all of the defeated provincial semi-finalists against the round 1 winners.
Waterford registered their first championship victory since 2011 after withstanding a late Wexford rally in the first of this year's All-Ireland senior football qualifiers at a sun-kissed Innovate Wexford Park.
Kilkenny and Wexford will look to book their place in the Leinster senior hurling championship final alongside Galway this weekend, while down south in Munster the race is still very much open. Here are our previews for the weekend: