Dublin manager Mick Bohan lamented his side's lack of composure as a remarkable performance and late equaliser from Tipperary's Aishling Moloney earned her side a vital Lidl Ladies NFL Division 1 point against the defending TG4 All-Ireland champions.
Kilkenny made light of Richie Leahy's 26th minute dismissal and the absence of their all-conquering Ballyhale contingent to overwhelm Dublin in a one-sided Allianz Hurling League Group B opener at UPMC Nowlan Park.
A remarkable performance and late equaliser from Tipperary's Aishling Moloney earned Shane Ronayne's side a point as TG4 All-Ireland champions Dublin were unable to get their Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 campaign off to a winning start in Ballyboden.
The Dublin team to face Kilkenny in their Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Group B opener at UPMC Nowlan Park includes 10 of the side that started last summer's shock All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-final loss to Laois.
GAA clubs from Orange County in California, Edinburgh, London and 14 counties across the four provinces of Ireland will take part in the 31st edition of the Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidi Ó Sé 2020, with 36 adult men's and ladies club teams descending on the rugged Dingle Peninsula from 21st to 23rd February.
"As joyous as an occasion as it is today it's a very sad day as well. There's no doubt about it, to do back to back you have to have serious desire and want. I think Eugene Aylward's passing last year has given them that want and desire. They wanted to do something special and have that jersey with them."