Ruthless Cats driven to dominate Tipp by the one that got away
Death, taxes and Kilkenny beating Tipp. The older you get, the more you appreciate life's certainties.
It was no major shock to see Kilkenny win another National League final against Tipp on Sunday, though at least the manner of the victory was novel.
The extra 20 minutes must have made some Kilkenny fans sweat, but the well-worked TJ Reid winner provided an exclamation mark on a match that felt both riveting and superfluous to the real drama to be woven in the championship.