Jason Forde scored 2-7 and John McGrath hit 1-2 as Tipperary thrashed Westmeath by 23 points (4-27 to 0-16) in Mullingar earlier today.
Tipp were slow to get going in the opening quarter of this Allianz League Group A tussle but they eventually hit their rhythm and McGrath's opener pulled them 1-15 to 0-7 clear at half-time.
Liam Sheedy's side resumed their command performance with Forde bagging his majors in the 41st and 49th minutes respectively, the first via the penalty spot after he was hauled down.
They then had to play the last twenty minutes with 14-men following Robert Byrne's straight red card for an off-the-ball incident involving Westmeath's Joey Boyle. Mark Kehoe's injury-time goal added further gloss on the win.