The midlanders competed well in the first period but were blown away in the second.
Offaly finished their league campaign as a "leggy" team according their manager Martin Murphy.
The Faithful county has had to deal with the sudden loss of Liam Kearns just over two weeks ago.
Murphy confirmed the experience took energy out of the team.
Despite that shock he says they tried their best against Down and the score could have been closer:
The score at full time was Down 1-18 Offaly 0-9.