Offaly played their latest game in the league in Newmarket On Fergus in Clare on Sunday last and fell well short after a lack lustre performance against Clare.
Camogie League Division 1
In the first half the concession of a lot of soft frees allowed Chloe Morey and Claire Mc Mahon build up a lead of 0-7 to 0-1 for Clare after twenty minutes.
Two Elaine Dermody frees and one from play kept Offaly in touch until a Claire McMahon goal after 25 minutes gave Claire a commanding lead of 1-11 to 0-5 at the break.
Offaly did compete better in the second half but despite good chances, they could not get the goal they needed to get back into the game.
Points by Micheala Morkan, Orlagh Kirwin and Siobhan Flannery were canceled out by Clare’s Orlaith Duggan and Fiona Lafferty and Clare ran out easy winners.
Next up for Offaly is Cork followed by Dublin and with both games at home new management team of John Troy, Catherine Byrne and Mick Spain will be hoping for improved performances as the championship approaches.
Clare: Claire McMahon 1-5 (0-3f, 0-1 ‘45), Chloe Morey 0-3f, Orlaith Duggan 0-2, Susan Fahy 0-2, Deirdre Murphy 0-1, Fiona Lafferty 0-1, Shonagh Enright 0-1
Offaly: Elaine Dermody 0-5 (0-3f, 0-1 ‘45), Micheala Morkan 0-1f, Arlene Watkins 0-1, Orlagh Kirwin 0-1, Siobhan Flannery 0-1
Clare: Denise Lynch, Carol O’Leary, Sioban Lafferty, Maire McGrath, Kate Lynch, Susan Vaughan, Chloe Morey, Katie Cahill, Orlaith Duggan, Fiona Lafferty, Shonagh Enright, Susan Fahy, Claire McMahon, Marian O’Brien, Deirdre Murphy
Offaly: Eleanor Clendennan, Leona McLeish, Triona McDonald, Shiela Sullivan, Fiona Stephens, Micheala Morkan, Leanne Scully, Marion Crean, Arlene Watkins, Aoife Kelly, Elaine Dermody, Linda Sullivan, Ailsa Hughes, Siobhan Flannery, Emma Dunne, Shauna Carroll, Pamela Nugent, Michelle Dolan, Lorainne Keena, Grainne Egan, Ali Dooley, Katie Bergin, Orlagh Kirwin, Karen Brady, Jean Brady, Patrice Delaney, Emma Corcoran, Mairead Daly