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06th Sep 2014

The All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary in numbers

Did you know Henry Shefflin has three Hurler of the Year awards?

Alan Loughnane

JOE is thoroughly excited about the rematch between Kilkenny and Tipperary this weekend because we loved every minute of the three epic finals that materialised when the pair met from 2009 to 2011.

To help channel our excitement for the clash, we decided to create a list of numbers which will give you a better idea of the game on Sunday and also some cool facts for you to spill out and look like an expert. Have a look at the numbers below and let us know what you think…

1 – The one Tipp fan we want to see at the game in Croker.

3 – The number of Hurler of the Year awards that Henry Shefflin has.

3 – The number of goals Lar Corbett scored in the 2010 All-Ireland final against Kilkenny.

Video via Conor Ryan.

4 – The number of Kilkenny starting players that will play in their first senior hurling final if Brian Cody names an unchanged team from the victory over Limerick.

5 – The number of Tipperary starting players playing in their first senior hurling final.

Colm Cronin and Conor Fogarty 6/7/2014

Conor Fogarty may start his first All-Ireland senior hurling final on Sunday

6 – The number of players between both panels who have won Hurler of the Year.

At least 7 – The number of fist pumps we expect from Shane McGrath on Sunday.

9 – The number of All-Ireland titles that Kilkenny have won under Brian Cody.

Brian Cody congratulates Jimmy Barry Murphy after the game 28/7/2013

Brian Cody will be going for his 10th All-Ireland as manager on Sunday

12 – The number of times Cyril Farrell will mention Galway in the pre-match build up.

13 – The number of times Tipperary have beaten Kilkenny in the Championship.

15 – The number of players who have scored for Tipperary in the Championship this season.

20 – The number of All-Stars on the Tipperary panel.

Eoin Kelly, Brendan Maher, Lar Corbett,  Noel McGrath and Brendan Cummins 15/10/2010

24 – The number of times these two sides have met in the Championship.

44 – The number of All-Stars on the Kilkenny panel.

59 – The total (in points, he’s hit seven goals and 38 points) Seamus Callanan has scored in this year’s Championship, although he will be hoping to have a different impact on Sunday to this one in 2009.

Video via Hurling Goals channel

1887 – The year the two sides first met in the Championship

82,300 – The capacity for Croke Park on Sunday.