Eddie Brennan has added his voice to the criticism of the Leinster SHC format, which will see a team relegated to the second tier.

Offaly and Dublin have both lost their opening two games in the new round-robin format.

Barring either of those sides upsetting the odds against Wexford or Galway respectively, their showdown on 3 June may end up being a de facto relegation play-off.  

The same does not apply in Munster, however, with the bottom side facing a play-off before demotion.

"It would be a sin," said Brennan on RTÉ 2fm’s Game On.

"When you look at all the work Anthony Daly did with that Dublin team to bring them to where they were [Leinster champions 2013], and you look at the progress Kevin Martin has made with Offaly it would be an awful shame for them to [go down.]

"[The players would] be quite disillusioned, saying ‘we have at least a year before we get back up into that system’.

"If I was one of the guys on the Dublin or Offaly team and you put in so much work...[they might] assess the situation like, ‘God almighty, we’ve a lot of work to get back up in there. After all the hard work and the progress we’ve made we’re after getting a bit of a kick after developing’.

"It will come down to some clubs and some teams [to make a change].

"It’s going to come down to noise being made by the teams and gathering a bit of momentum

"There’s something that’s going to have to be looked at.

"That match looks like it’s going to be a box-office match."

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