Duignan expects Tipp to shade it

August 16, 2019

Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy celebrates. ©INPHO/Ken Sutton.

Michael Duignan is predicting a Tipperary win in Sunday's All-Ireland SHC final.

Giving his verdict on RTE Radio One's Morning Ireland, the former Offaly star said: "The build-up to the final has been a little subdued in the media, but it's been big on the ground. I think Tipperary will shade it just about. They have a slight advantage with their range of match-winners and have so many options up front. 

"Kilkenny will try to stop players like Padraic Maher, Ronan Maher and these lads from getting their heads up. They'll be looking to tackle with fierce intensity like they did against Limerick. I think Seamus Callanan and Colin Fennelly will be key figures and I think whoever comes out on top there in their battle [could decide the game].

"Callanan has scored an incredible 7-16 so far in the championship, can he make it eight? I think Tipp will do it even though nearly everyone I've met is saying Kilkenny."

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