"This is going to be a game on its own merits"

August 15, 2019

Tipperary's Seamus Kennedy celebrates against Kilkenny

Tipperary's Seamus Kennedy is expecting an “absolutely savage” battle against Kilkenny in Sunday’s All-Ireland final.

The two old rivals cross swords in a Liam MacCarthy Cup final for the fifth time this decade and, although comparisons have been made, Kennedy feels that this weekend is a whole new ball game between the teams.

“It’s a new final. Three years on, I don’t know if you can compare it to 2016 or compare it to 2014 or the 2009, 2010 or 2011 finals,” the St Mary’s Clonmel clubman is quoted saying by the Tipperary Star.

“I think that this is going to be a game on its own merits. That Kilkenny team has changed a lot, our panel has changed a lot.

“Will it be easy, absolutely not, it’s going to be absolutely savage. It’s an All-Ireland final against Kilkenny but look, it’s great.”

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