John 'Bubbles' O'Dwyer hailed his Tipperary team-mates and said victory in the All-Ireland final proved the Premier County's doubters wrong.
Michael Ryan's side delivered a second-half masterclass to dispose of Kilkenny by 2-29 to 2-20 at Croke Park, with O'Dwyer's goal the key moment in turning momentum Tipperary's way.
And O'Dwyer revealed that the triumph finally put the disappointment of defeat in the 2014 final - when O'Dwyer thought he had won the Liam MacCarthy Cup with a late free that was ruled wide- behind the Tipp panel.
"2014 is forgotten about, we are champions of 2016," O'Dwyer told The Sunday Game.
"People have been doubting this team, but we knew exactly what we had in this dressing room in 2016.
"Everyone doubted us from the start of the year, but we proved our doubters wrong."
Bubbles: We proved the doubters wrong https://t.co/DwYyvDyPyU— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) September 4, 2016
O'Dwyer hails Tipp team-mates https://t.co/POrMnEzzRA— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) September 4, 2016
Seamus Callanan, who fired 13 points, revealed that previous heartache could now be put behind the Tipp panel.
"It means so much to us," the Drom & Inch man told RTÉ Sport.
"We've had a lot of bad days but this makes up for it. We've suffered enough, and when you get that feeling of hurt, we didn't want to go through that as a family again."
'We suffered enough' https://t.co/nwrkjjGUCs— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) September 4, 2016