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Roisin Howard of Tipperary tries to escape the clutches of Limerick’s Mairead Ryan at the Gaelic Grounds. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Roisin Howard of Tipperary tries to escape the clutches of Limerick’s Mairead Ryan at the Gaelic Grounds. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

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Roisin Howard of Tipperary tries to escape the clutches of Limerick’s Mairead Ryan at the Gaelic Grounds. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Confusion reigned last night over the outcome of Limerick's Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 clash with Tipperary, with the Camogie Association last night confirming they are still attempting to clarify the situation.

The confusion arose over the final score, which was originally reported as 0-10 to 1-7. However, many in attendance and the stadium scoreboard in the LIT Gaelic Grounds finishing as Limerick 1-6, Tipperary 0-10.

There was no such confusion over the result of holders and All-Ireland champions Galway's opening match, however.

It wasn't pretty, but Galway got their defence off to a winning start against Dublin, coming out on the right side of a 0-10 to 0-7 scoreline at TU Blanchardstown.

Galway looked rusty but credit must go to a Dublin side that was getting the season under way under new managers John Treacy and Willie Braine without a number of key players.

Scores proved hard to come by, but the visitors led by three moving into the second quarter, points from Rebecca Hennelly (two), Caitriona Cormican and goalkeeper Sarah Healy from a free giving them the edge- 0-5 to 0-3 - at the interval.

The hosts got to within one of Galway twice in the second period but the experienced Maroons always had that little bit more daylight between the sides and they held on from there.

In Group 1, Clare beat Offaly by 2-7 to 1-3 in Birr. An Áine O'Loughlin goal midway through the second half was the key moment of the second half to help seal a vital win.

The other Group 1 tie was a Saturday game, in which Cork pulled clear in the second half to record a 1-18 to 0-12 triumph over Waterford at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

A first-half goal from Saoirse McCarthy was the difference between the sides at half-time. Ashling Thompson made a scoring return for Cork, while Waterford, with Fintan O'Brien and Dan Shanahan at the helm, were without their All-Ireland club final-bound Gailltír contingent.

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