SHORT SUMMARY: In one of the most anticipated Hurling Finals for years, the experts and pundits, to the pub bar-stool viewers and terrace suppporters - cannot agree on which team is better - or who should be favourites?
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In one of the most anticipated Hurling Finals for years, the experts and pundits, to the pub bar-stool viewers and suppporters - cannot agree on which team is better - or who should be favourites?
Best Irish Pubs
All across Continental Europe there will be 100,000s of Irish in the best Irish Pubs this weekend - to watch the greatest game on earth - the fastest field sport - Hurling - played byt he 2 greatest teams - not just in ireland but in the world.
In a game of skill, and majesty, from plucking the sliotar out of the sky with whipping hurleys all about, to scoring while on the run from the wing, hurling is a great sport and spectacle.
Tipperary come into this match on the back of a great championship and recent great form - as reigning All-ireland champions having dethroned Kilkenny in 2010 and stopping a historic 5-in-a-row All-Irelands. But Kilkenny are not gone - they are back and playing as well as ever - having shown a few blips in the league when the team was at half-strength - like Kerry in Football - "Only the Championship matters"! Kilkenny are playing as well and as physically tough as any year. Dublin to their credit in 2011 have improved immensely and gave Kilkenny a close match in the Semi-Final.
At present 2 teams stand head and shoulders above the rest - these are Tipperary and Kilkenny - which one will stand head and shoulders above the other - all will be revealed on Sunday - as we will see who lifts the Liam mcCarthy Cup of 2011.
All across Continental Europe you can find the best Irish Pubs showing live coverage this Sunday - from 3 or 4 pm.
If you can't get to a great Irish Pub - or if your nearby Irish Pub just is not showing the match - then here we will make every effort to bring Live Coverage to you -
It will definately be availalbe in audio - across the globe - live online -
but we will seek to find a way to bring live Webcast coverage to our visitors on the Continent -
MORE DETAILS HERE of the options available to you:
Live Online Coverage of the GAA matches
Fans in Continental Europe are offered delayed coverage of the finals on the Thursday after each final on Eurosport 2 or live through the Setanta internet service at http://setanta-i.com/ .
To help facilitate members and friends living abroad the GAA is pleased to confirm that our official ‘Live Match Tracker’ will be in place for both the Football and Hurling All-Ireland Finals and available to a worldwide audience to follow on www.gaa.ie.
With the Hurling season reaching its climax this Sunday as Tipperary try to prevent Kilkenny from clinching a historic five in a row, we will bring you live match updates directly from Páirc an Chrócaigh
The Match Tracker was introduced for the four semi-finals in both codes to help GAA followers to keep up with the thrills and spills of the action that occurs in Croke Park.
Score by score you will be able to keep up to date with every incident as it happens, while soon after the game audio clips from both managers, Brian Cody (Kilkenny) and Liam Sheedy (Tipperary), will be uploaded to our Podcasts section on www.gaa.ie.
On the match-day, upon entering the news section of the website, a flashing bar will be running across the screen saying ‘GAA Live Match Tracker’. Once that link is clicked, it will guide you directly to the live page and you can get a minute by minute account of the game.
RTÉ Radio will also broadcast the GAA Hurling and Football All-Ireland Final deciders on Sunday September 5 and September 19 respectively on all wavelengths and via the internet to Irish people and communities around the world.
For more information on this service click here.