The first of Offaly's Senior Hurling Championship semi-finals takes place on Saturday.
The coming force in Offaly hurling meets the defending champions on Saturday.
Ballinamere and Shinrone are no strangers in this year's championship, having met in the group phase of the campaign.
On that occasion, Niall Rigney's improving side landed a critical win to guarantee their passage to the county semi-finals, and consign Shinrone to a quarter-final.
Midlands 103 commentator, Joe Troy, says defeat for Offaly's champions may have been a blessing in disguise:
Throw-in at Glenisk O'Connor Park is set for 4pm on Saturday.
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