Horse & Jockey to host TV preview

Down for the Match

Horse & Jockey to host TV preview

Tipperary and Kilkenny experts and fans will go head-to-head in the Horse & Jockey hotel when Irish TV broadcast a special two-hour live All-Ireland Hurling Final preview show on Thursday (Sept 1) from 8-10pm.

Dream For Liam will feature expert analysis from GAA pundits including former Tipp stars John Leahy, James Woodlock and Michael Cleary.

They will be joined by former manager Michael Doyle, camogie star Maeve Stokes, Tipp kit man John Hotpoint Hayes and the recently-crowned Pride of Tipperary Hazel Heffernan.

Four-time All-Ireland winner John Power leads the Kilkenny contingent, which includes former players Richie Power, Michael Walsh and Murty Fogarty and Sky TV pundit JJ Delaney.

Also representing the Cats will be kit man Denis Rackard Coady (with the Liam McCarthy Cup), and Kilkenny Rose Sarah Kearns.

Ireland’s first international TV channel will broadcast the show live from the Horse and Jockey Hotel in Thurles on Sky 191, Freesat 400, eVision 191, all free-to-air boxes and online at

The show will be presented by Brendan Hennessy and Tipperary Rose Fiona O’Sullivan will also include some great music from both Tipperary and Kilkenny including the The Two Johnnies, Pete Fagin and Kayla.

The pundits will look at the key battles in the big match and the strengths and weaknesses of both panels, with plenty of participation from the audience.

The show will also look at the close links and fierce rivalry between Tipperary and Kilkenny ahead of one of the most eagerly awaited All-Ireland hurling finals in years.

Audience tickets are now available from Irish TV on 098 56582 or from the venue.