Tipperary have drawn first blood at Semple Stadium today with their minors edging out Waterford by three points.
The scoreboard read Tipperary 3-15, Waterford 2-15 at the end of this round 2 clash.
Jack Leamy was the main scorer-in-chief for the Premier County – who lost out to Cork in the opening round - and he finished with 1-8 to his name.
1-6 of his tally came in the first-half and the hosts enjoyed a 1-9 to 1-6 advantage at the break.
Waterford – who were defeated by Clare on the opening day - were forced to play the second-half with 14 men following the dismissal of Rory Furlong for a second yellow card offence in first-half stoppage time.
Johnny Burke netted their goal in the opening period while Caolan MacCraith added a second after the break.
Tipperary hung on for the win, however, thanks to second-half goals from Conor McKelvey and Stephen Ferncombe.
Tipperary - S Gleeson; S Loughran, C O’Dwyer, J Duncan; E Marnane, M Corcoran, C Lloyd; L Shanahan, C Ryan; C Deely, J Campion (0-1), J Leamy (1-8, 1-0pen, 0-6f, 0-1sl); C Fogarty (0-1), T Cahill (0-2), P Kinane (0-1). Subs: C McKelvey (1-1) for C Deely, K Shelly (0-1) for L Shanahan, S Ferncombe (1-0) for P Kinane, R Walsh for M Corcoran, C McCormack for C Lloyd.
Waterford - R Hogan; J O’Floinn, S O’Neill, C Daly; C Walsh, R Furlong, R Halloran (0-5, 4f, 1'65); S Burke, J Foley (0-2); J Gleeson, A Ryan (0-2, 1f), C Berry (0-1); J Burke (1-0), M Fitzgerald (0-2), C MacCraith (1-0). Subs: J Booth for J Gleeson, E O’Brien for S Burke, C Rellis (0-2) for C Berry, M Cummins (0-1) for J Booth, B Frisby for J Burke.
Referee - N Wall.Tweet