Dublin’s Shane Durkin and Kevin Byrne close in on Brian Carroll of Offaly ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan
Dublin and Offaly will continue their preparations for the Leinster SHC when they meet in a challenge match in south Co. Dublin next Sunday.
The game will mark the official opening of Ballyboden St. Enda’s new hurling skills wall. The opening, which will be performed by GAA president Liam O’Neill, will take place at 3pm and will be followed by an U21 ladies football challenge between Dublin and Louth, and the SH challenge between Dublin and Offaly at 7pm.
Offaly endured a torrid weekend on the challenge match circuit, first losing to All-Ireland champions Clare by 21 points in Killaloe on Friday evening and then to Waterford by 27 points yesterday at the St. Molleran’s grounds. But Sunday’s game provides them with an opportunity to get their act together before they face Kilkenny in the Leinster SHC on June 7.