Kilkenny and Tipperary will do it all over again on Saturday evening at Croke Park in their All-Ireland hurling final replay.

The match throws-in at 5pm and is sure to be a sell-out, and with the weather set fair, everything is in place for another high-quality contest.

A triple-decker of action at the Jones' Road venue on Sunday begins with the meeting of New York and Wexford in the All-Ireland Ladies Junior football final.

That is followed by the clash of Down and Fermanagh in the Intermediate decider, while the Senior game will see Cork go for a ninth title in ten years when they take on Dublin.  

- Kilkenny v Tipperary - All-Ireland SHC final replay, Croke Park

Live coverage of on RTÉ2 from 1615 and on Sky Sports 3 from 1630. Also live on RTÉ Player (Ireland only) and worldwide via GAAGO. Live radio coverage on RTÉ Radio 1 in Saturday Sport from 1400.

- New York v Wexford - TG4 All-Ireland Junior final, Croke Park

1345 - Down v Fermanagh - TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate final, Croke Park

1600 - Cork v Dublin - TG4 All-Ireland Senior final, Croke Park

Live coverage on TG4 from 1140. Live radio coverage on RTÉ Radio in Sunday Sport from 1400. 

Both Saturday and Sunday are set to be mainly dry, with some bright or sunny spells, but with a good deal of cloud. Not much wind to speak of either. 


Three weeks has passed since the drawn game. Time for a lot of things to settle and, of course the inevitable question as to who has learned the most since 7 September. 

Tipperary created the more goal chances the last day, missed two penalties and could have snatched it if John O'Dwyer's last-gasp effort had been a couple of more inches to the left.

Kilkenny, however, will feel that they should have pushed home there ascendancy at the business end.

Instead, they were reeled in by Tipp. Would the Cats of a few years ago have surrendered the initiative? Probably not.

There is talk that Henry Shefflin may be in from the start on Saturday.

Asked whether Shefflin’s would have a say in Saturday's game, Cats selector Michael Dempsey said he was “going well – he’s in great shape” but that team selections took “quite a while” in Kilkenny.

Reflecting on the drawn game, Dempsey said: “He probably wasn’t on long enough to make a real impact in the game, but at the same time he is a calming presence when he does come on to the pitch. He’s good to organise and he’s inspirational.”

A player that was on long enough for Tipperary the last day was Lar Corbett. He had an outstanding game.

If he, and the Tipp attack, can be as forceful again, then the Munster side can be celebrating on Saturday evening and so recapture Liam MacCarthy for the first time since 2010.

All told, it look set to be another fascinating duel between the counties.

Verdict: Tipperary.