Kilkenny 2-13 London 0-15
Goals in either half from top scorer Michael Grace proved decisive for the Kilkenny footballers as they claimed their first league points of 2008 at Nowlan Park.
The Cats made a slow start in front of a very large home support.
With Clare's Paul Hehir outstanding at midfield for London, the visitors held a 0-10 to 1-4 interval lead.
Just a point separated the sides as injury-time approached before Grace's second goal sealed the win.
A 67th-minute point from Michael O'Hara was the match winner as Offaly lost their first game of the league campaign at Ennis.
A fisted Gary Brennan goal ensured a 1-3 to 0-5 interval lead for Clare.
Ciaran McManus was a strong influence for the visitors and his industrious play along with a John O'Hara goal levelled the tie at 1-8 apiece late on.
However, Clare were certainly resilient and although O'Hara's point came with three minutes remaining, the hosts dug deep for victory.
Barry Grogan saved Tipperary's blushes as the Premier county stole a late victory at Dungarvan.
Grogan's injury-time goal ensured the visitors finished as one-point winners.
A wind assisted Waterford made the best use of possession in the early stages and led by 0-6 to 0-3 at the interval.
A goal from Eddie Rockett on the restart ensured a home win looked likely but Tipp responded well to this pressure in defence and attack.