After a disappointing league campaign the Laois hurlers will be hoping for success in the Jow McDonagh Cup.
Laois will have to recover and refocus ahead of their Joe McDonagh campaign in less than two weeks according to their manager.
Willie Maher's side were relegated from division one of the national hurling league last weekend after defeat to Westmeath.
Offaly will provide the O'Moore County's first opposition in the Championship in Glenisk O'Connor Park.
Maher says his team will be able to refocus: