The hosts hit nine wides before opening a five-point interval lead, but John MacIntyre's side re-emerged a changed outfit for the re-start, adding two goals from Damien Murray.
Murray, Stephen Brown and Brian Carroll all added points as Offaly led 2-14 to 0-7. Gregory Biggs scored five points from play for Derry, who finished with 14 men when sub John O'Dwyer received a straight red card.
: Offaly: D Murray (2-2), B Carroll (0-5), S Brown (0-4), M Cordial (0-3), M O'Hara (0-2), A McRedmond, G Oakley (0-1 each). Derry: G McGonigle, Gregory Biggs (0-5 each), M Conway (0-1).
: D McDermott, N Claffey, J Brady, C Cassidy, D Hoctor, A McRedmond, K Brady, M Cordial, G Oakley, A Hanrahan, M O'Hara, P Mulhare, D Hayden, N Coughlan, B Carroll. Subs: D Murray for Hanrahan, S Brown for Coughlan, C Parlan for Hayden, P Healion for J Brady, K Grogan for Claffey, M Corcoran for Cordial.
: K Stevenson, M Kearney, L Hinphey, G Brunton, C Brunton, M Conway, P O'Kane, Gary Biggs, P Kelly, C Quinn, Gregory Biggs, A McCloskey, S McBride, J McGonigle, P Doherty. Subs: B McGoldrick for G Brunton, R Kennedy for McCloskey, F McCloy for Hinphey, J O'Dwyer for McBride.
: G Hoey (Clare).
CARLOW, recently crowned Kehoe Cup winners, continued in fine form to beat Kerry in this Division 2B tie at Carlow's Dr Cullen Park yesterday.
The sides were level on four second -half occasions before Ray Foley hit a crucial goal, set up by a long outfield ball from Ruairí Dunbar.
: Carlow: Pat Coady 0-5 (0-3 frees, 0-2 line cut), R Dunbar 1-1 (1-0 free), R Foley 1-1, D Roberts, S McMahon 0-2 each. Kerry: S Brick 0-6 (0-5 frees, 0-1 65), P Randles 1-2, E Sheehy, E Tuohy, I McCarthy (free) 0-1 each.
: P Fenlon, A Gaul, J Nevin, D Shaw, E Coady, S Kavanagh, S Watchorn, K English, D Roberts, B Lawler , Pat Coady, P Kehoe, R Dunbar, R Foley, M Brennan. Subs: Paddy Coady for English, S McMahon for Kehoe, B Murphy for Paddy Coady, J Miley for Foley, M Keating for Watchorn, A Corcoran for Shaw.
: T Flynn, M Cronin, A Healy, J Griffin, B Flaherty, A Keane, C Harris, E Sheehy, B D'Arcy, E Tuohy, I McCarthy, P Randles, D Young, S Brick, J Egan. Subs: K Curtin for Healy, P McCarthy for Cronin, J Wharton for Keane, S Mansell for Tuohy.
: J Ryan (Tipperary).