Draw for Senior Hurling Championship took place tonight.
Group 1: Kiladangan, Borris-Ileigh, Upperchurch/Drombane, Loughmore/Castleiney
Group 2: Clonoulty/Rossmore, Drom & Inch, Portroe, Ballina
Group 3: Thurles Sarsfields, Kilruane MacDonaghs, Nenagh Eire Og, Carrick Swans
Group 4: Killenaule, Mullinahone, Eire Og Annacarty, Burgess
ROINN 2 - Seamus O Riain Cup
Group 1: Roscrea, Ballingarry, Toomevara, Newport
Group 2 (Group of 3): Templederry Kenyons, Moycarkey/Borris, Silvermines
Group 3 (Group of 3): JK Brackens, Borrisokane, Clonakenny
Group 4 (Group of 3): Lorrha, Holycross/Ballycahill, Knockavilla Kickhams
The winners of each group in Roinn 1 qualify for the Q/Fs.
2nd place teams in Roinn 1 play off with 4 divisional winners in preliminary Q/Fs for a place in Q/Fs.
4th place teams in Roinn 1 play off in 2 matches with the 2 losers relegated to Roinn 2 for next year.
Teams in Roinn 2 cannot compete in the County Championship unless they win their division.
Winners and runners up in each group will compete for the Ó Riain Cup while both finalists are promoted to Roinn I for 2018.
Two teams from Roinn 2 will be relegated to Intermediate with the Intermediate Champions being promoted meaning 28 Senior teams in 2018.
Roinn 1 looks fine and competitive for the group stages, although Sars will be strong favourites for the county followed by Drom, Loughmore and Kiladangan. Bit of a gap then with Nenagh and Clonoulty being the best of the rest.