A win against the Mourne men would all but clinch top spot in Division 2A.
After a week break the Allianz Hurling League takes centre stage once again.
Offaly could seal promotion back to Division 1 with victory over Down on Sunday at 2pm.
The fixture was due to be played in Birr but has been moved to Tullamore at the request of Michael Fennelly.
Covid restricitions and space of been cited but one suspects that the familiarity of O'Connor Park to the players and the feel good factor from playing well at the venue have been big influencers in his decision.
The Mourne outfit shouldn't be under-estimated as their victory over the faithful in last years Christy Ring competition will atest to.
It's understood there are no new injury concerns for Offaly following a rest weekend and a couple of hard sessions and they could name the same team to start the game as the one which beat Carlow comfortably.
Fenelly says there's huge hunger in the panel this year:
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