The road to Croke Park in September is one littered with obstacles.
Some are more challenging than others, but the closer you get to the Holy Grail, the steeper the climb seems to get.
Tipperary have been foot perfect so far. They've already captured the Munster crown and came through the biggest test of their summer when squeaking a terrific tussel with Galway to book their place in today's decider against Kilkenny.
Relive the Premier's path to the final, with highlights of all of their championship games thus far.
Watch live coverage of Kilkenny v Tipperary on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player from 1405 and follow our live blog on RTE.ie. Listen live on RTÉ Radio 1 from 1300 to include coverage of the Tipperary v Limerick minor final and watch highlights of all the weekend's GAA action on The Sunday Game from 2130 on RTÉ Two.