Offaly's Daithí Regan opened the scoring in the game with a long range point into the canal end of the stadium. Billy Dooley then got a second point for Offaly after a high ball broke to him on the right. Seánie McMahon got Clare's opening score with a long range point to make the score 0-2 to 0-1 in Offaly's favor. Ollie Baker scored from a side line ball on the right to put Clare ahead by a point. Johnny Pilkington got a goal in the second half when he pulled on a loose ball in front of goals that went low and rolled into the net past Clare goalkeeper Davy Fitzgerald. Clare's goal in the second half came when a long range free from Anthony Daly was patted back into play by Offaly goalkeeper David Hughes where it was hit high to the net from the edge of the square by Éamonn Taaffe.