Thirteen of the best pictures from Tipperary's All-Ireland success
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Thirteen of the best pictures from Tipperary's All-Ireland success

TIPPERARY secured their 27th All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship title on Sunday with a comprehensive win over reigning champions Kilkenny.

The pulsating Croke Park encounter was neck and neck throughout the first-half, with the sides drawing level on 10 occasions, but the Premier County went into the break two points up.

Michael Ryan’s men upped the ante after the re-start and outscored their opponents 2-15 to 2-8 in the second-half, earning them a comfortable nine-point victory on a final score of 2-29 to Kilkenny’s 2-20.

Sharp-shooter Seamus Callanan put in an almighty performance, racking up 13 points, while two fantastic goals came courtesy of John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer and John McGrath.

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Tipp had lost their previous seven Championship meetings with Brian Cody’s men, who were bidding for three All-Irelands in a row, but Ryan outsmarted the legendary Kilkenny boss on the biggest stage in his first season in charge.