Offaly Resolved To Emerge From Cork Contest With Pride

Cork are third favourites with the bookies to win the Liam McCarthy Cup this year.

Offaly are "fully focused" and determined to make the most of the opportunity to test themselves against one of the best hurling counties in the country.

That's the view of Midlands 103's Joe Troy ahead of this weekend's All Ireland Hurling Championship preliminary quarter final against Cork in Tullamore.

The two sides met in league action earlier this year with the Rebel County running out 27 points winners.

Since then Cork pulled their season out of the fire after losing their first two Munster Championship outings, defeating both Limerick and Tipperary.

Offaly meanwhile were busy winning the Joe McDonagh Cup.

Troy says Johnny Kelly's side are looking forward to testing themselves:

The Midlands 103 commentator previews the All Ireland Championship contest with David Hollywood:

The action in O'Connor Park gets underway at 5.15pm tomorrow evening.

The game is the second in an All Ireland double header, with Tyrone and Cork footballers up first from 3pm.

Offaly GAA are asking supporters to arrive in plenty time:

Our coverage of the Joe McDonagh Cup Final is with thanks to Leahy Midlands Auctioneers.

If you're thinking of buying or selling a property in Laois, Offaly or Westmeath, then get in touch with your local auctioneer John Leahy, visit

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