There are a few clubs in the Intermediate Championship that head into the campaign with a number of notable players missing.
Division 2A champions Culloville saw out the remainder of their league without star forward Colm Watters.
The accurate sharpshooter is likely to miss out on the earlier rounds but could see game time down the line.
Damian Feeney’s side begin their campaign with a challenging away clash with Division 2B winners Keady.
Simon McGeary’s men are down a few regulars themselves. Sean McCabe and Conor Hughes are both in Australia while Stephen Murray has retired.
Dual star Tomas Galvin has signed for Dungannon Swifts, so his involvement in the championship could be limited.
Crossmaglen IIs are in the same group and could be without a number of their players from last season.
Pearse Blessing, Harry Cumiskey and Colin O’Connor all saw regular game time for the seniors through the season.
Wolfe Tones, also in Group C, will be without their goalkeeper Callan Duffin. Duffin has spent the year down under.
In Group A, Tullysaran have battled all season long without their midfielder Eoghan Daly, who has gone travelling.
Joseph Hendron (Tir na nOg), Sean McCann (Annaghmore) and Oisin Flynn (Forkhill) are all out of the country as well.
Middletown, who have already been relegated to Division 3A via the league, are without Shea Gaffney.
Gaffney relocated to Dublin at the start of the year and has been lining out in the Dublin Hurling Championship for Cuala.
Last years Junior Championship winners Derrynoose, who held their own in Division 2B, are down a few players.
Midfielder Pearse Lennon, who was one of the main men last season, has spent the year in Australia.
Paddy McGrane and Fintan Corvan both retired at the start of the 2023 campaign, so Derrynoose will be without them as well.