Tipperary defender Padraig Maher says there progression throughout the Championship will mean nothing unless they win the All-Ireland.
Speaking ahead of Sunday’s showdown with Kilkenny, Padraig says they will be very disappointed if they don’t bring home the McCarthy Cup.
“To turn the tables this year to get out with a one-point win(over Galway in All-Ireland Semi-Final) we were absolutely delighted.
“Performance wise we probably weren’t too happy. I suppose, step one for the year for us our first aim was to win the Munster Final and thankfully we done that and again the main one is to get to the All-Ireland and win it.
“It’s no good been there. It’s going to be a great buzz for the supporters and stuff going up, but for us the buzz comes from winning the game, so if we don’t come home with the trophy, we are going to be very disappointed”
Maher also says their resilience will be tested to the limit against Kilkenny.
“I suppose that blend for us has worked very well this year and I think that got us through the last day against Galway, showing that bit of experience maybe even from the game last year where we learned a bit of decision making probably at the end and stuff like that.
“Were going to be tested to the highest now the next day against Kilkenny so we will really see what kind of a team we are then, but we will give it our best