Offaly camogie still hunting first win after Dublin draw

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Offaly camogie still hunting first win after Dublin draw

Offaly Camogie

Dublin 0-10

Offaly 0-10

The Offaly senior camogie team are still looking for their first win of the year after playing out a tough 0-10 apiece draw with Dublin on Sunday.

Mike Wall's team are staring into a relegations battle despite the draw stemming the tide of two straight defeats to Clare and Limerick.

Dublin pressurised the visitors to Parnells GAA in Coolock early on and raced into a 0-3 to 0-1 lead within five minutes.

Offaly rallied well and scores from Mairead Teehan and Aisling Brennan bringing them to a lead late in the half but two late scores from Dublin saw them ahead, 0-6 to 0-5 at the break.

Teehan was keeping Offaly in it as Dublin maintained their pressure play early on but Offaly managed to keep the home side scoreless for a 17-minute spell in the second half.

Teehan fired Offaly to the lead with three points during that purple patch but Dublin recovered and were level 0-9 apiece late on.

Offaly went for goal but were denied time and time again, including an agonising saved effort from Michael Morkan.

They could have been denied a share when Maguire put Dublin ahead soon after but Mairead Teehan came to Offaly's rescue again with a late leveller. 

Offaly Team: Eleanor Clenndennan, Orlagh Kirwin, Triona McDonald, Sarah Walsh, Grainne Egan, Grace Teehan, Ciara Brennan, Ann Marie Guinan, Aisling Brennan, Orla Gorman, Arlene Watkins, Mairead Teehan, Christine Cleary, Michaela Morkan, Becky Byrant.

Scorers: Offaly: Mairead Teehan 0-6, Aisling Brennan 0-3, Arlene Watkins 0-1