Waterford will play their Allianz Hurling League opener against Offaly in Tipperary’s Semple Stadium.

The match will take place on Sunday 27 January.

The Deise are serving a punishment for breaching training regulations in relation to the "club-only" month of April.

Waterford were found to have breached the GAA's rule 6.22.

That reads that "senior inter-county panels shall not be permitted to go on training week-ends, or training of longer duration, after the final of their respective National League having been played, except during the 10 days period prior to a senior championship Game, or during the 17 days prior to an All-Ireland senior final."

As a result, they have been forced to play their first game in Tipperary rather than in their own county. 

Wexford were also found to be in breach of the rule but the CHC found in their favour on appeal.