Tipperary lost to Offaly 2-16 to 0-10 in the Senior League.
In blustery conditions and a heavy field, Tipperary started brightly with the wind behind them, scoring first with a Nicole Walsh free. There was an exchange of points in the first few minutes with Amy Kennedy scoring a great point from an acute angle and a great long range point from Cait Devane.
Tipperary increased their lead with points by Coaimhe Kennedy and Nicole Walsh. However Offaly were coming to grips with the wind and kept in touch with some fine play .Tipperary were awarded a penalty when the Offaly goalie brought down Aoife Mcloughney but it was blasted high and wide by Cait Devane. At half time Tipperary were leading 0-8 to 0-6.
With the wind at their backs Offaly went on a scoring spree with six unanswered points. Then Tipperary conceded an unlucky goal that put the match beyond them. Tipperary’s only two scores in the second half were frees from Nicole Walsh. This was a big learning curve for a young Tipperary team and will be stronger for it.