Kilkenny face Limerick in Croke Park in the All-Ireland Hurling final on Sunday.
It's taken us 33 games, over 13 weeks, to get to this stage and the Limerick juggernaut is still hunting for three-in-a-row.
FOUR Days to GO!!! 🏆 An epic battle is on the horizon as @KilkennyCLG take on @LimerickCLG in the #GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final this Sunday! Who are you shouting for? pic.twitter.com/8P1XLy1G6c
— The GAA (@officialgaa) July 13, 2022
In their way is a Kilkenny side that have the unfamiliar tag as 'underdogs' - something that Brian Coady will be happy to abolish.
Kilkenny's path to the final sealed Coady's 18th Leinster title and an obliteration of a much-fancied Clare side in the semi-final.
The cats are bidding for their 37th All-Ireland title, while Limerick are seeking their 11th and their first three-in-a-row.
The Treaty men are bidding to join an exclusive club which is occupied by counties that have won three successive All-Ireland titles.
It was previously achieved by Kilkenny on two occasions; Cork managed the feat four times and Tipperary twice.
— Kilkenny GAA (@KilkennyCLG) July 12, 2022
This meeting is being held as somewhat of a revenge mission by some.
Limerick’s last defeat in the championship was in 2019, when they were beaten by a point by Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final.
Since then, the Munster men have gone 15 games unbeaten.
Under Coady's watch, it’s 6-1 to Kilkenny in championship meetings with Limerick.
The pair face off in the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final on Sunday July 17th at 3:30 PM in Croke Park.