The champs step by step march to the League final

HOW the Cats have fared in the 2013 Allianz National Hurling League:

HOW the Cats have fared in the 2013 Allianz National Hurling League:

Allianz Hurling League final

Sunday, May 5

Kilkenny v Tipperary

First round results

Cork 0-26, Tipperary 0-11.

Galway 3-11, Kilkenny 0-17.

Waterford 2-15, Clare 1-17.

Second round results

Tipperary 2-17, Kilkenny 1-19

Waterford 0-15, Cork 1-12

Clare 0-18, Galway 1-13.

Third round results

Kilkenny 2-15, Waterford 0-16.

Clare 1-22, Cork 1-16

Tipperary 4-22, Galway 1-20.

Fourth round results

Kilkenny 3-10, Clare 1-15

Galway 2-12, Cork 2-12

Waterford 1-14, Tipperary 0-16.

Fifth round results

Kilkenny 0-20, Cork 2-12

Tipperary 3-19, Clare 1-14

Galway 0-15, Waterford 0-12.

Semi-final results

Tipperary 4-20, Dublin 0-17

Kilkenny 1-24, Galway 1-17

Kilkenny first round scorers - Richie Power (0-8, 0-5 frees, 0-1 65); Richie Hogan (0-4, frees); Aidan Fogarty (0-2); Lester Ryan, Eoin Larkin, Tommy Walsh (0-1 each).

Kilkenny second round scorers - Richie Power (0-9, 0-8 frees, 0-1 65); Richie Hogan (1-2); Eoin Larkin (0-3); Paddy Hogan (0-2, frees); Matt Ruth, Colin Fennelly, Aidan Fogarty (0-1 each).

Kilkenny third round scorers - Eoin Larkin (0-6, 0-5 frees); Ger Aylward, Matthew Ruth (1-1 each); Aidan Fogarty (0-3); Richie Hogan (0-2); Lester Ryan, Colin Fennelly (0-1 each).

Kilkenny fourth round scorers - Aidan Fogarty (1-2); Eoin Larkin (0-5, 0-4 frees, 0-1 65); Ger Aylward, Lester Ryan (1-1 each); Richie Hogan (0-1).

Kilkenny fifth round scorers - Eoin Larkin (0-6, 0-5 frees, 0-1 65); Richie Hogan, Colin Fennelly (0-4 each); Richie Power (0-3, 0-1 pen); Tommy Walsh, Lester Ryan, Michael Fennelly (0-1 each).

Kilkenny semi-final scorers - Eoin Larkin (0-10, 0-7 frees, 0-2 65); Richie Hogan (0-5); Colin Fennelly (1-0); Lester Ryan (0-3); Aidan Fogarty, Michael Rice (0-2 each); Richie Power, Cillian Buckley (0-1 each).

Scores overall - For: 7-105. Against: 9-88.

SCORERS: Eoin Larkin (0-31, 0-21 frees, 0-4 65s); Richie Hogan (1-18); Richie Power (0-21, 0-13 frees, 0-2 65s, 0-1 pen); Aidan Fogarty (1-10); Lester Ryan (1-7); Colin Fennelly (1-6); Ger Aylward (2-2); Matthew Ruth (1-2); Paddy Hogan (0-2, frees); Tommy Walsh, Michael Rice (0-2 each); Michael Fennelly, Cillian Buckley (0-1 each).

Players used

Sixteen players used in game one - Eoin Murphy, Paul Murphy, J.J. Delaney, Jackie Tyrrell, Tommy Walsh, Kieran Joyce, Conor Fogarty, Lester Ryan, Richie Power, Colin Fennelly, Eoin Larkin, Matthew Ruth, Tomás Breen, Richie Hogan, Aidan Fogarty, Mark Kelly. Twenty players used after game two - David Herity, Brian Hogan, Paddy Hogan, Ger Aylward.

Twenty-three players used after game three - Mark Bergin, Padraig Walsh, Willie Phelan.

Twenty-five players used after game four - Michael Rice, Walter Walsh.

No new players introduced in round five.

Twenty-six players used after semi-final - Cillian Buckley.

Total: Kilkenny used 26 players in their six NHL games en route to the final.