After a cracking year of hurling, hopes were high that today's final between Kilkenny and Tipperary would cap off the season in dramatic fashion. Unfortunately, the game would turn into something of a one sided contest.
None of that will matter to Tipperary however, who have claimed the Liam McCarthy for the first since 2016.
Over the year as a whole, you can have few arguments about the eventual champions. A Munster final no-show aside, they were consistently the best team in the country.
Considering this, it is unsurprising that they dominate the Sunday Game team of the year, which has been announced tonight.
The Sunday Game's extended punditry panel were given the responsibility of selecting the team and it was certainly no easy task.
There are six representatives from the All-Ireland champions, four from Kilkenny, two each from Limerick and Wexford, and a sole player from Cork.
Having been named man-of-the-match for the final, Noel McGrath is amongst those included.
The panel also named Adrian Mullen as young hurler of the year, and Seamus Callanan as hurler of the year.
The Sunday Game Team Of The Year
— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) August 18, 2019
1.Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny)
2. Sean Finn (Limerick)
3. Ronan Maher (Tipperary)
4. Cathal Barrett (Tipperary)
5. Brendan Maher (Tipperary)
6. Padraig Walsh (Kilkenny)
7. Pádraic Maher (Tipperary)
8. Noel McGrath (Tipperary)
9. Diarmuid O'Keefe (Wexford)
10. Lee Chin (Wexford)
11. TJ Reid (Kilkenny)
12. Colin Fennelly (Kilkenny)
13. Aaron Gillane (Limerick)
14. Seamus Callanan (Tipperary)
15. Patrick Horgan (Cork)