All Ireland Champions face Tipperary this weekend

It is one of the most enduring rivalries in hurling and this weekend one of the sport’s big guns faces the prospect of a premature end to their Championship campaign. Tipperary will face Kilkenny in Phase 2 of the All Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifiers this Saturday at 7. After exiting the Munster championship at the hands of Limerick some of the Premier stars have been looking ahead.