Offaly hurlers open 2017 away to Meath

Kildare and Carlow IT also in Offaly's group in Walsh Cup

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Offaly Hurling

Offaly draw Kildare, Meath and Carlow IT in Walsh Cup

New Offaly hurling manager Kevin Ryan will begin his reign in charge of the county team with an away game against Meath in the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup on January 8.

A week later, Offaly will be at home to IT Carlow and they will round out their group games away to Kildare on January 22.

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Davy Fitzgerald Wexford have been drawn with UCD, Carlow and Dublin. Brian Cody’s Kilkenny are in a group with DCU, Westmeath and Antrim with the other group containing Galway, DCU, Laois and NUIG.

The top team will emerge from each group and will face off in the semi-finals on January 29.