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Here's everything you need to know for the All-Ireland Final.

Here's everything you need to know for the All-Ireland Final.

Excitement is building in the South East as Kilkenny and Tipperary prepare to do battle in the All-Ireland Hurling Final this afternoon.

Four months and 27 games later it's down to just twoΒ South-East contenders.

They'll both be hoping to get their hands on the Liam MacCarthy Cup.

History

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They last met in the final in 2014 when Kilkenny won a dramatic replay.

The Cats also beat Tipperary in the 2011 and 2009 finals, while Tipp won in 2010.

When & Where

The action at Croke Park throws in at 3:30pm.

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Teams

Kilkenny :

1. Eoin Murphy - Glenmore
2. Paul Murphy - Danesfort
3. Joey Holden - Ballyhale Shamrocks
4. Shane Prendergast - Clara
5. Padraig Walsh - Tullaroan
6. Kieran Joyce - Rower Inistioge
7. Cillian Buckley - Dicksboro
8. T J Reid - Ballyhale Shamrocks
9. Conor Fogarty - Erins Own
10. Walter Walsh - Tullogher Rosbercon
11. Richie Hogan - Danesfort
12. Eoin Larkin - James Stephens
13. Kevin Kelly - St Patricks
14. Colin Fennelly - Ballyhale Shamrocks
15. Liam Blanchfield - Bennettsbridge

Tipperary :

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1. Darren Gleeson – Portroe
2. Cathal Barrett – Holycross-Ballycahill
3. James Barry – Upperchurch-Drombane
4. Michael Cahill – Thurles Sarsfields
5. Seamus Kennedy – St. Marys
6. Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
7. Padraic Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
8. Brendan Maher (Capt.) – Borris-Ileigh
9. Michael Breen – Ballina
10. Dan McCormack – Borris-Ileigh
11. Patrick Maher – Lorrha-Dorrha
12. Noel McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
13. John O’Dwyer – Killenaule
14. Seamus Callanan – Drom & Inch
15. John McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney

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