A goal from Cáit Devane in injury time finally calmed Tipperary nerves after a tight second half and booked their place in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Semi-Finals for the first time in 10 years.
You hear it all the time: "We're only taking it one game at a time." They mean it of course and it is a sound philosophy in terms of remaining in the present. For Niamh Rockett, it is a matter of necessity. Such is the state of her left knee in particular that she doesn't really know if there will be another game after this one.
This is a mouth-watering prospect with Tipperary looking to go one step further than last year, when they fell at this hurdle without showing their best against Galway, and Waterford aiming to prolong what has already been a successful and history-making season.
This weekend marks the centenary of Gaelic Sunday with commemorative events planned by GAA clubs across Ireland and abroad. The anniversary will also be marked by a special colour parade at Croke Park.
Waterford vice-captain Niamh Rockett has hailed the impact of manager Donal O'Rourke in bringing the Déise side to the knockout stages of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship for the first time.