Limerick's summer looks a good deal brighter after this afternoon's Munster Championship duties in Walsh Park but the real story was the manner in which Waterford's descended from gloomy into pitch black.
All-Ireland winning captain David Burke and Joe Canning both earn their fourth All Star.
Eamon O'Shea claimed his first piece of silverware as Tipperary manager when his side claimed the county's first provincial title since 2012.
Kilkenny 4-22 Waterford 0-14
WATERFORD 1-13 DUBLIN 1-10
The Waterford hurlers will be without the services of Maurice Shanahan for the next "four to six weeks".
Kilkenny and Waterford have revealed their teams for tomorrow night's All-Ireland SHC third phase qualifier at Semple Stadium (throw-in 7pm).
Offaly 1-14 Waterford 0-21
The Waterford hurlers face into the new season without their two first choice midfielders from last summer's Championship, Stephen Molumphy and Philip Mahony.
Tallow clubman Thomas Ryan has been named in the Waterford team to play Cork in the opening All-Ireland SHC quarter-final at Thurles on Sunday (throw-in 2pm).
Veteran defender Tony Browne is one of three changes made to the Waterford team for Sunday's Munster SHC final against defending champions Tipperary.
Waterford manager Michael Ryan has included four Championship debutants in his team to play Clare in Sunday's Munster SHC semi-final in Thurles.
John Meyler's Kerry hurlers made history this afternoon as they claimed the county's first ever Waterford Crystal Cup win by overcoming IT Tralee.
The High Court has given the new owners of Cork City FC until lunchtime tomorrow to pay a debt of €160,000 to the Revenue Commissioners or the club will be wound up.
A 30 year-old woman was today found guilty but insane of the murder of her eight year-old son by a unanimous jury verdict at the Central Criminal Court
A woman on trial for the murder of her eight-year-old son was a "misdiagnosed schizophrenic" and could have recovered "if she had been listened to", a murder trial jury heard today.
A 30 year-old mother of three who strangled and suffocated her eight year-old son to death refused to be admitted to a psychiatric ward just hours before the tragic incident.
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