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Cork captain, James Keating, and Tipperary captain, Craig Morgan, pictured ahead of the Bord Gais Energy All Ireland Under 20 Hurling Final.
Cork captain, James Keating, and Tipperary captain, Craig Morgan, pictured ahead of the Bord Gais Energy All Ireland Under 20 Hurling Final.

Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U20 All-Ireland Final


James Keating (Cork Captain), Craig Morgan (Tipperary Captain), Denis Ring (Cork Manager) and Liam Cahill (Tipperary Manager) today attended the preview of this Saturday’s Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-20 All-Ireland Final, which marks the first ever final at the U-20 grade and a repeat of the 2018 final (U-21), which saw Tipperary claim the title.

The pairing also sees this year’s Munster finalists renew acquaintances in what will be the competition’s second ever All-Ireland final meeting of two counties from the same province. Last year’s final was the first all-Munster final, which Tipperary won on a score-line of 3-13 to 1-16 after a dramatic finish.

The Premier County also edged the young Rebels by a single point in last month’s Munster decider after Tipp’s Jake Morris struck an injury time goal to put Tipperary’s name on the cup. The finest of margins shows there isn’t much to separate these two rivals ahead of what promises to be an exciting and very close final. The LIT Gaelic Grounds in Limerick will play host to the game on Saturday, August 24th with throw-in at 6pm. The final will be televised live on TG4.

To celebrate this season’s finale, Bord Gáis Energy will be providing fans from both counties with the ultimate matchday experience at the Bord Gáis Energy Fanzone outside the Gaelic Grounds before throw-in. The Bord Gáis Energy Fanzone will feature an innovative 360-degree photobooth where fans can get their picture with surprise guests, while a series of games and challenges will ensure the whole family can join in the fun and enjoy the pre-match atmosphere. 

Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan said: “The inter-county hurling season will come to a climax on Saturday when Tipperary aim to add the U20 title to the senior honours they captured last weekend.

“These two teams produced a dramatic finale last year and there is no reason why we won’t be treated to more of the same in Limerick.

“I’d like to acknowledge the players and those who prepare them and also thank Bord Gáis Energy for their commitment to the GAA and to hurling specifically, which can be seen around their ongoing promotion of this important competition.”

Bord Gáis Energy Retail Director, Colin Bebbington said: “Bord Gáis Energy has a long and proud association with the GAA and particularly hurling. Now in our eleventh year as title sponsor of the Bord Gáis Energy GAA U-20 Hurling All-Ireland Championship, we’re delighted to have seen this Championship grow from strength-to-strength and are extremely proud to have played a part in its continued success. 

Over the past decade, our partnership with the GAA has enabled us to make a positive difference in communities right across the country. Our customers love Gaelic Games and Hurling and through initiatives like the Bord Gáis Energy Rewards Club, we can put our customers at the core of the action whether that’s through presenting Man of the Match awards or welcoming the players to the pitch as flag bearers. 

This weekend we will be celebrating the finale of another fantastic Hurling season by hosting a special Bord Gáis Energy Fanzone at the Gaelic Grounds so I would encourage match-goers to come along and enjoy the atmosphere before throw-in.”

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