Kilkenny probably wouldn't know what to do with themselves if they had a September free at this stage.
They tucked yet another Leinster crown under their arms with a seven-point defeat of Galway but needed Walter Walsh to pull a late goal out of the bag to deny a fired-up Waterford in the All-Ireland semi-final.
The Cats then prevailed in a terrific replay to set up the latest instalment of their pulsating rivalry with Tipperary.
Take a look back on Kilkenny's every step this summer as they look to weigh down Brian Cody's mantelpiece with a 12th Liam MacCarthy Cup.
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.