Tipperary defeated Waterford to advance to the All Ireland Final where they will face old enemies Kilkenny.

In a repeat of last year’s final, the onus will be on the men from Munster to stop the Black Cats bid for a fifth All- Ireland title in a row.

In front of a crowd of 49,754 at GAA headquarters in Croke Park on Sunday, Tipperary always kept their noses in front, and two goals from Eoin Kelly in the second period ensured that Waterford were always playing catch up.

Liam Sheedy’s men won the game by seven points and will now focus on avenging last year’s final defeat against their old rivals.