The majority of people favoured Kilkenny to win three-in-a-row in Croke Park today. Their recent record and experience made it hard for many to back against them, but they were outplayed by Tipperary. They were very gracious in defeat and showed their class as champions. Here is out people reacted to the surprise online.
Points from play in the first half: Tipperary 12 Kilkenny 6. Not an empty statistic.
— Enda McEvoy (@EndaEndamac95) September 4, 2016
This first half has had more points than the entire 1999 final, when Cork beat Kilkenny by 0-13 to 0-12
— Denis Hurley (@Denis_Hurley) September 4, 2016
Brian Cody talking about missing fennelly stating it was 15 on 15. As gracious in defeat as when he’s winning! Top lad he’s the greatest!
— Darragh Robinson (@Darrob373) September 4, 2016
How many more times can the legendary Brian Cody go back to the well, or was today the end? #legend
— John Caulfield (@johnc_65) September 4, 2016
@PaddyJManning Kilkenny not at the races today. Well done to Tipp..the cats will be back again no doubt .
— MR T (@thebeanoo) September 4, 2016
But for frees, TJ Reid has done relatively little. Or, should that be, been allowed to do little. #GAA
— John Fogarty (@JohnFogartyIrl) September 4, 2016
There’s only so much sir Richard Hogan can do ?. Miss Richie Power in a big game ??
— Peter Higgins (@peterhiggins8) September 4, 2016