EAMONN Fitzmaurice kickstarted a busy weekend by collecting his first piece of silverware as Kerry senior football manager yesterday.
Darran O'Sullivan scored 1-3 as the Kingdom won the McGrath Cup for the third time in four seasons.
O'Sullivan's first-half goal helped Kerry to lead by 1-7 to 0-2 at half-time in front of 839 spectators at Seán Treacy Park in Tipperary town.
Barry Grogan netted a second-half consolation goal for Tipp direct from a '45' but Kerry were comfortable throughout.
And Fitzmaurice will now pull on his playing gear to assist his club Finuge in this afternoon's All-Ireland Club Intermediate semi-final against Monasterevin.
Scorers – Kerry: Darran O'Sullivan 1-3 (1f), P Geaney 0-3 (1f), T Ó Sé, A Maher, B Sheehan (f), M Geaney, M O'Donoghue, P Curtin 0-1 each. Tipperary: B Grogan 1-4 (1-0 '45', 3f), L McGrath 0-1.
Kerry: B Kealy; M Ó Sé, A O'Mahony, S Enright; J Lyne, J Sherwood, T Ó Sé; A Maher, B Sheehan; M Geaney, D O'Sullivan, M O'Donoghue; BJ Keane, P Curtin, P Geaney. Subs: D Culhane for Sherwood (47), A Garnett for Sheehan (57), BJ Walsh for Keane (57), P Murphy for Lyne (58), B Kelliher for O'Donoghue (59).
Tipperary: P Fitzgerald; A Morrissey, P Codd, J Coghlan; B Fox, S Kennedy, C McDonald; G Hannigan, L Egan; S O'Brien, P Quirke, B Maher; L McGrath, B Grogan, C Sweeney. Subs: H Coghlan for Egan (h-t), A Campbell for Kennedy (h-t), B O'Brien for S O'Brien (53), B Jones for Hannigan (59), A Matassa for Sweeney (67).
Referee: J Bermingham (Cork)