2009 All-Ireland Hurling Final: Kilkenny v Tipperary
Kilkenny hurling is riding the crest of a wave after the ‘grand slam’ achievements in 2008.
Brian Cody and his team are now going for the elusive four-in-a-row and the hunger to achieve this is not in question. Tipperary, their near neighbour and arch rivals, are equally keen to stop the Kilkenny run and manager Liam Sheedy has built up a strong and versatile squad that is capable of providing a credible challenge.
So will Kilkenny make more history or can Tipperary win their first title since 2001?
One thing is sure the 2009 title will not be easily won by either. Kilkenny 2-22 Tipperary 0-23