Ahead of the start of the Offaly SFC this weekend, there will be big changes to this year’s format.
Last year, the eight senior teams were in one group, but this year sees two groups made up of four teams.
A bigger twist is that the teams in Group 1 will play the teams in Group 2 thus ensuring that each team plays four games.
The first two rounds are to be played on a home and away basis. The third round will then be played at O’Connor Park, while the fourth round will be played on the same day at neutral venues around the county.
The Offaly CCC’s hope is that they can make the championship more competitive than it has been, but one thing is for certain, defending champions Rhode are still the team to beat.
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