The two sides meet in the Christy Ring quarter-final this Saturday.
Offaly will be warm favourites to make the step back to Joe McDonagh cup level this year.
They begin the rejigged Christy Ring competition this Saturday afternoon with a quarter-final against Kildare in O'Connor Park.
With London unable to take part, seven teams will be aiming to reach the final on November 21st.
Faithful County manager Michael Fennelly says he expects his former team-mate David Herity to have the lillywhites in top shape:
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Meanwhile, there are reports that Longford will hand Cork a walkover in this Sunday’s Allianz National Football League - Division 3 final round game.
Longford manager Padraic Davis labelled the game “a dead rubber” yesterday.
Amid the ongoing threat posed by Covid-19, Davis believes it’s not necessary to make the 500-kilometre round trip to face a side already crowned Division Three champions.