Sheedy anticipates "epic" final

August 15, 2019

Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy. ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy.

Tipperary boss Liam Sheedy says he expects "an epic” All-Ireland SHC final against Kilkenny this Sunday.

The Premier men clash with the Cats in the Liam MacCarthy Cup decider for the fifth time this decade and looking back on his success in 2010, Sheedy is not drawing any comparisons.

"Ultimately, 2010 is written into the history books, its long-gone, that'll have no impact on the 2019 final. This is a new group of players. These are completely different structures that go head to head,” he told RTE Sport.

"They are also two very, very good teams. Two teams that will go toe to toe with some exceptional players on both sides. Both teams are there having come difficult routes and really needed to be at the peak of their powers to get in there.

"Kilkenny have a massive spirit and a really strong work-ethic and they've got some excellent players. These guys on the ball will hurt you. We know we've got to be at the peak of our powers, but that's what we're prepared for. 

"I think you'll get an epic final and I think that's what all of the hurling community is looking forward to after what's been a wonderful period for hurling overall."

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