GALLERY: Tipperary blitz Waterford in strong second half showing

The Premier County were 21 point winners this afternoon at the Gaelic Grounds

Tipperary

Image: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Four second-half goals helped Tipperary steamroll Waterford at the Gaelic Grounds this afternoon, with Michael Ryan's side picking up a 42nd Munster SHC title.

After a relatively nip and tuck opening half, which included a number of poor wides from both sides, the Premier County took the initiative and John McGrath completed his hat-trick before the hour mark.

Seamus Callanan also enjoyed an excellent afternoon, his tally of 1-11 was a personification of Tipperary's ruthless second half.

 Shane Bennett and Padraic Maher both jump to contest possession

Darragh Fives is tackled by Noel McGrath 

John McGrath is swallowed up by Philip Mahony and Tadhg de Burca 

John McGrath celebrates scoring a goal

Austin Gleeson and Ronan Maher tangle during today's clash