It’s not Kilkenny’s record as one of the greatest teams
to grace Croke Park in modern times that’s preying on the minds of
Declan Ryan and his Tipperary senior hurling squad heading
into their All Ireland Semi Final with the reigning champions.
It’s a concern with delivering a performance that realises their potential
according to the Premier manager.
The Munster champions have an impressive championship record over the ages against the Noresiders which shows Tipp
leading in their summer meetings by 13 wins to 8 in their 21 encounters to date but it’s the 4 point defeat in last
year’s All Ireland final that still haunts the blue and gold panel according to 2010 winning captain Eoin Kelly who believes if his fellow county men can play to their potential they will be a force to be reckoned with.