Offaly hurlers to begin Joe McDonagh Cup with Laois clash

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Offaly hurlers to begin Joe McDonagh Cup with Laois clash

Offaly hurlers to begin Joe McDonagh Cup with Laois clash

The Offaly hurlers will begin life in the Joe McDonagh Cup with a home game against neighbours Laois in 2019.

Kevin Martin's men were relegated to the second tier competition following a disastrous Leinster campaign where they lost all four games to Dublin, Kilkenny, Wexford and Galway.

There will be yet more rivalry in round 2 when Offaly travel to take on Westmeath, the team they needed extra-time to defeat in the 2017 Leinster Championship. 

They will then face Antrim before going to the opposite end of the country in Round 5 to finish their bid for a Leinster return against Kerry. 

Offaly's 2019 Joe McDonagh Fixtures:

Round 1: Offaly v Laois, Antrim v Kerry
Round 2: Laois v Antrim, Westmeath v Offaly
Round 3A: Westmeath v Kerry
Round 3B: Offaly v Antrim
Round 4: Antrim v Westmeath, Kerry v Laois
Round 5: Laois v Westmeath, Kerry v Offaly