The big guns have avoided each other in the first round of the All-Ireland hurling qualifiers.
Waterford will be hoping to get their Championship back on track as they travel to Tullamore to Offaly on Saturday evening.
Waterford lost out to a sharper Cork outfit in the Munster Championship and will be looking for a significant improvement as they face the Midlanders.
Offaly, who are managed by Waterford native, Kevin Ryan were defeated by Galway in the Leinster semi-final.
Déise manager, Derek McGrath gave this reaction after this morning’s draw.
Derek says preparations have gone well since the defeat at the hands of the Rebels.
Derek McGrath says Offaly will be no pushover.
And for the full Interview with Derek McGrath, you can tune into this evening’s ‘on the Ball’ with Gavin Whelan here on WLR.
All-Ireland champions Tipperary will be happy with their draw as they play host to Westmeath in Thurles.
Arguably the pick of the ties will come from Nowlan Park where Kilkenny will take on Limerick.
The sides last met in the 2014 All-Ireland semi-finals when the Cats narrowly won during a torrential downpour in Croke Park.
Elsewhere Dublin will take on Laois, with Parnell Park hosting the game.
Those ties take place this Saturday with the throw-in times to be confirmed later.