As it Happened: All-Ireland Hurling Final Tracker
04 September 2016
Kilkenny's Shane Prendergast under pressure from Noel McGrath of Tipperary during their Allianz HL Division 1A meeting at Nowlan Park in February.
Welcome to what was the biggest day of the year on the hurling calendar.
Two giants of the small ball code went head to head at Croke Park this afternoon as Kilkenny take on Tipperary.
The defending champions survived a stern test against Waterford in the semi-final replay, while Tipp saw off the challenge of Galway.
The scene was set for what could well be an amazing contest as Kilkenny bid to win their 37th title, while Tipp are aiming for their 27th.
To keep up with all the action as it unfolded throughout the afternoon, follow our live match tracker by clicking here.