Dating in offaly
There are many large bogs in Offaly including the Bog of Allen, Clara bog, Boora bog and Raheenmore Bog which are spread out across the county with the Bog of Allen extending into four other counties.
The county consists of approximately 42,000 hectares of peatlands which is 21% of Offaly's total land area.
Offaly won the toss and took wind advantage and got off to a glorious start, racing into a 1-2 to 0-0 lead after just three minutes to stun Galway.
Joe Bergin found the net inside 15 seconds when he collected a delivery from Colin Egan, with Shane Dooley and Dermot Mooney firing over points.
The highest point is Arderin (Irish: ) in the Slieve Blooms at 527 metres (1,729 feet).
The Slieve Bloom Mountains contain the county's highest points including Stillbrook Hill and Wolftrap Mountain which are the county's second and third highest peaks.
Offaly County Council is the local authority for the county.
Galway didn’t delay hitting the front after the restart with Conor Cooney finishing to the net after Offaly failed to clear their lines and Canning landed a 65 to lead by 2-7 to 1-7 after 40 minutes. But with the exchanges becoming more heated, Offaly were dealt a huge blow when captain Colin Egan was sent off for a challenge on Fergal Moore, just moments after Galway’s David Burke was booked for an incident which saw Dooley got off temporarily for treatment. Galway did not lead in the opening half but points from Conor Cooney and Canning drew them level and then Dooley and Canning exchanged points. There are a number Eskers in the counties landscape including Esker Riada.Offaly largely comprises a flat landscape and is known for its extensive bog and peatlands.