Waterford IT 1-19 St Pat's Drumcondra 0-9
Waterford IT made full use of the second half wind to blast aside St Patrick's College on a wintery afternoon in Drumcondra.
Waterford trailed by 0-6 to 0-4 at the break, having missed five frees, but quickly took control.
Johnny Hayes' goal put them ahead, and Eoin and Liam McGrath scored from play as the visitors punished St Pat's from range.
WIT's pressure limited the hosts to just three points from play, although Patrick Curran showed composure for Pat's with six frees, three of which came against the second-half wind.
Waterford pushed on, with substitutes Ciaran O'Brien and Mark Lynch both making the scoresheet. Lynch's last-second icing on the cake goal was ruled out by referee Christy Browne for a square ball.
Scorers - Waterford IT: E McGrath (2fs), L McGrath (3fs) 0-5 each, J Hayes 1-1, C O'Brien 0-3, S Roche (0-2), S McNulty, J Langton, M Lynch, C Guriy 0-1 each. St Pat's: P Curran 0-6fs, E Price 0-2, J McGrath 0-1,
Waterford IT - M Fanning, W Hassey, G Techan, T Fox (S Ryan 48), J O'Dwyer, F McGrath (J Henderson 46), J Langton S McNulty, C Guiry, E McGrath, J Hayes (J Doyle 50), L McGrath, S Roche (M Lynch 35), A Gleeson (C O'Brien 27).
St Patrick's Drumcondra - J Higgins, D Egan, C Shaw, K Treacy, P Spellman, R Fitzpatrick, J McGrath, N Mullins, J Barron (F O Cuirrin 50), P Walshe (C Breathnach 40), M Collins, E Price, E McIntyre (J Bruton 55), P Curran, T Devlin (P Sutton 40).
Ref - C Browne