If this weekend’s Offaly hurling semi-finals are anything like what the football championship produced last week, fans are in for a treat.
First up, Kilcormac/Killoughey are aiming to win their first championship since 2018. Belmont are the opposition for this semi-final. With four titles since 2012, the 2017 winners are favourites to advance. Belmont have nothing to lose though and will take the game to them.
On Sunday, defending champions St. Rynagh’s play Birr. This is a repeat of 2019’s final. On that occasion, there was just a point between the sides. St. Rynagh’s also beat Birr in the 2016 showdown. The holders will be expected to make it a hat-trick of wins.
In such a tightly contested championship, anything could happen yet. Of the eight teams to start the competition, the strongest four have earned a chance to reach the final. Neither semi-final looks to be one-sided and fans have reason to look forward to these.
Both games are available to watch on www.247.tv/gaa.
Offaly SHC Semi-Finals:
Belmont vs Kilcormac-Killoughey (Saturday 26th September 4.30pm).
Birr vs St. Rynagh’s (Sunday 27th September, 4.30pm).
— Official Offaly GAA (@Offaly_GAA) September 23, 2020