Prolific Tipperary Under 20 forward Devon Ryan.
Prolific Tipperary Under 20 forward Devon Ryan.

Preview: BGE Munster U20 Final


Wednesday December 23

Bord Gais Energy Munster Under 20 Hurling Final

Cork v Tipperary, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 7.30pm

An interesting Munster Under 20 decider is anticipated on the banks of the Lee.

Cork's stirring finish against Limerick in extra-time ensures the home team enter the game armed with confidence and momentum.

Tipperary, though, participated in a dramatic encounter at the penultimate stage, too, eventually overcoming Waterford.

Devon Ryan's 2-10 haul was instrumental for Tipperary, while Conor Bowe also made a significant scoring impact for the blue and gold.

Cork had to show tremendous resolve when defeating Limerick with Colin O'Brien's three sideline cuts hugely important.

Brian Hayes, Shane Barrett, and Alan Connolly were others to make strong impressions for Cork, who will want to glean provincial silverware.

Tipperary and Cork have contested the last two All Ireland Under 21 and 20 finals with Tipperary prevailing in both those matches.

This should be another keenly contested game featuring two very capable attacking units.