In many ways, the story could not be simpler.
Tipperary need to produce their best performance since 2010 if they are to emerge unscathed from the raging cauldron that will be Nowlan Park on Saturday evening next.
The display witnessed in Pairc na nGael a month ago will not suffice. Neither will the Croke Park showing of August 2012. Out too must be the League Final performance of early summer. No, if Tipp are to score, what would be a rare and wonderful championship victory in Kilkenny, they must be at their best. Question is; Can they get there?
See this weeks Tipperary Star for full preview.