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Here are our 63 favourite images from the 2012 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship

It’s been a memorable year in hurling for a number of reasons, and the following pics reflect some of the highlights.

Here are our 63 favourite images from the 2012 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
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  • The Kilkenny team after the team photo lead by Michael Fennelly

  • Michael Wadding speaks to Henry Shefflin and Wayne McNamara

  • Aidan Fogarty celebrates scoring a goal

  • Kieran Joyce celebrates

  • Referee Michael Wadding shows Richie Hogan of Kilkenny a red card

  • Kilkenny goalkeeper David Herity dejected after conceding the opening goal

  • Waterford's Shane Walsh and Eoin McGrath take a tumble while contesting a high ball

  • A Cork fan holds up a message for Eoin Cadogan

  • A dejected John Mullane of Waterford after the game

  • Cork's Pa Cronin fights with Stephen Molumphy of Waterford

  • Cork's John Gardiner, Sephen McDonnell and Brian Murphy contest a high ball with Shane Walsh and Maurice Shanahan of Waterford

  • Referee Barry Kelly and Stephen Molumpy

  • A Cork supporter celebrates a later score in the match

  • Cork's Cian McCarthy under pressure from Michael 'Brick' Walsh and goalkeeper Stephen O'Keefe of Waterford

  • General view of Semple Stadium

  • Tipperary's Paul Curran and Eoin Larkin of Kilkenny with referee Cathal McAllister

  • Tipperary's Lar Corbett celebrates as Tommy Walsh of Kilkenny gets a yellow card

  • Tipperary's Shane McGrath and Michael Fennelly of Kilkenny

  • Tipperary's Paul Curran and Eoin Larkin of Kilkenny square up to one another during the opening minutes of the game

  • Referee Cathal McAllister yellow cards Tommy Walsh

  • Referee Cathal McAllister separates players early in the game

  • Kilkenny's Paul Murphy and Patrick 'Bonner' Maher of Tipperary

  • A disappointed Tipperary fan

  • The full-time score

  • Tipperary's Paul Curran and Eoin Larkin of Kilkenny

  • TJ Reid scores his side's fourth goal

  • Pa Bourke of Tipperary drags Tommy Walsh of Kilkenny to the ground in an off the ball incident

  • A fight breaks out in the opening minutes

  • Galway's Fergal Moore, Johnny Coen, David Collins and Kevin Hynes surround Pa Cronin of Cork

  • Selector Mattie Kenny and manager Anthony Cunningham speak to the team after the game

  • Galway fans celebrate

  • Manager Jimmy Barry Murphy speaks with goalkeeper Donal Og Cusack

  • Joe Canning prepares to take a sideline cut

  • Players compete for a high ball

  • Cork's Patrick Horgan and Jamie Coughlan tackle Tony Og Regan of Galway

  • A pink rabbit watches the game

  • Galway's Damien Hayes celebrates at the final whistle

  • A general view of Croke Park on All Ireland hurling final day

  • A general view of the Galway hurling team

  • GAA President Liam O'Neill and An Taoiseach Enda Kenny

  • Joe Canning takes a free

  • President Michael D. Higgins is introduced to Henry Shefflin before the start of the match

  • General view of a Galway banner

  • General view of Prodijig performing at half-time

  • General view of Galway and Kilkenny supporters in Hill 16

  • Galway's manager Anthony Cunningham speaks to his team after the game

  • Henry Shefflin takes a shot

  • Kilkenny's manager Brian Cody and manager Anthony Cunningham of Galway exchange words after the game

  • Galway's David Burke is consoled after the match

  • Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen in the crowd

  • Galway's David Collins holds onto the jersey of Kilkenny's Richie Power

  • Joe Canning scores the point to draw the match in the last minute

  • Kilkenny's manager Brian Cody and manager Anthony Cunningham of Galway exchange words after the game

  • Frank Hogan with his John 3:7 sign on his way to Croke Park

  • Former Arsenal and England International footballer Martin Keown (centre) arriving at Croke Park for the match with his sister Muireann and brother John

  • Anthony Cunningham watches as the teams meet the president

  • Galway's Niall Donoghue with Eoin Larkin of Kilkenny

  • A Kilkenny fan celebrates

  • Galway's Fergal Moore with Eoin Larkin of Kilkenny

  • David Burke scores Galway's second goal

  • Galway's David Burke celebrates the opening goal

  • Cyrill Donnellan and David Burke with David Herity and Paul Murphy

  • Eoin Larkin lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup

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