Monday 23 October 2017

Cats and Tipp – they haven't gone away, you know

Brian Kennedy, Kilkenny, in action against Kieran Bergin, Tipperary
Brian Kennedy, Kilkenny, in action against Kieran Bergin, Tipperary

Mike McCarthy

2013 may have been the 'levelling out' hurling championship, wherein the erstwhile dominance of Kilkenny was finally tempered and fresh, exciting, young teams such as Clare, Cork and Limerick came to the forefront.

Within that great summer of hurling, though, Kilkenny played their own significant part, and no more so than when paired with their old rivals Tipperary.

The meeting of Kilkenny and Tipp in Nowlan Park on a Saturday evening in July was out of place but wonderful, a nod to an old guard who wouldn't be put out to pasture just yet.

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