He's highly critical of how this year's competition has been put together.
Former All-Ireland Hurling Final referee is branding the Christy Ring format as farcical.
Offaly have been drawn against Sligo in group B, with the winner advancing to the semi-finals and loser earning a quarter-final.
The timing of the game could also have a knock-on effect for the remaining club finals to be played from 2020.
Brian Gavin is highly critical of how the compeition has been put together:
Group A: Wicklow, Roscommon, Derry.
Group B: Offaly, Sligo.
Cill Mhantáin v Ros Comáin
Ros Comáin v Doire
Doire v Cill Mhantáin
Sligeach v Uíbh Fhailí