Fortunes proved somewhat mixed for Ulster teams as the National League got underway yesterday.
Poor weather put paid to the Monaghan v Dublin and Armagh v Longford ties.
Conditions were somewhat better down in Killarney where Tyrone headed for a meeting with a Kerry side who delivered a strong message to their Division One rivals.
The visitors found themselves chasing the game as the Kingdom girls picked off several well-taken scores plus a Patrice Dennehy goal further boosted the home tally.
Tyrone tried hard on the day but came out on the wrong side of a 1-16 to 1-6 scoreline. The Red Hands are in a transitional phase and will be targeting future fixtures to improve their league credentials.
There was also an away day disappointment for Ulster's third representative in Division One, Donegal, who lost 2-18 to 3-5 against Laois in Cretteyard.
Down did better in their debut Division Two game at home to Meath, the newly-promoted Mourne girls just shading the issue on a margin of 1-12 to 2-8.
Antrim also started successfully with an eye-catching victory over Derry in Division Four but Fermanagh were denied by Claire in Division Two.