Tipperary manager Eamon O'Shea was relieved to secure victory over Kilkenny in the Allianz Hurling League, in a game which he described as real and honest.
O’Shea said:“Yeah, it’s a one-point win, it was a really good game and could have gone either way.
“It was a really competitive game, and we’re just delighted to come out with a win, which gives us two points at this stage of the season. We’re delighted.”
Tipperary were playing into the wind in the second half, and O’Shea was conscious that Kilkenny were likely to fight back from six-points behind.
O’Shea said: “There was a wind, but it wasn’t a huge wind. But nevertheless the elements were in favour of Kilkenny second half.
“It was a real competitive game; a real, honest game between Tipperary and Kilkenny. For this time of the year, I think people got full value for their money.
“We came out on the right side of it today, and we’re just trying to be as good as we can. At this stage of the year, that’s all we are.
“There was a great honesty about the game, and good passion.
"You couldn’t have got better entertainment on a Sunday afternoon, I thought it was a great game.”