Gerry Buckley gives his predictions.
The Westmeath Football Championship also takes centre stage this evening.
Ned Moore's Mullingar Shamrocks play Coralstown/Kinnegad at TEG Cusack Park In Mullingar.
Gerry Buckley from the Westmeath Examiner expects Shamrocks to come out on top:
That game will be streamed on Iarmhí TV tonight from 7:30.
There's one other fixture in the Lake County this evening.
In the intermediate football championship, it's Moate All Whites vs Ballymore.
Another 7:30 throw in there.
On Saturday in the Senior Football Championship, Rosemount and Castledaly will go head to head in Hogan Park at 7.
Then on Sunday, there's a local derby as Garrycastle and Athlone meet in Tubberclair.
Last years county champions will be without Dessie Dolan after he hung up the boots
Gerry Buckley is predicting a winning start for the reigning champions: