Four counties remain as Provincial Finals take centre stage in the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U-20 Championship
Kilkenny play Wexford in the Leinster decider while it’s Tipperary against Cork in Munster
Kilkenny and Cork Legends Eddie Brennan and Brian Corcoran announced as hosts of exclusive Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tours at Croke Park
The 2019 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-20 All-Ireland Championship has been whittled down to just four teams. Wexford take on Kilkenny in the Leinster decider on Wednesday night at 7.30pm at Innovate Wexford Park. Then on July 23rd Tipperary face Cork at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Throw-in there is also at 7.30pm.
Kilkenny captain Evan Shefflin and Wexford’s Eoin O’Leary were joined by Tipperary’s Jake Morris and Cork’s Robert Downey at Croke Park today to look ahead to the provincial deciders.
Provincial silverware is not the only prize up for grabs as Bord Gáis Energy will be giving members of the Bord Gáis Energy Rewards Club the opportunity to welcome the teams on to the pitch before throw-in as matchday flagbearers. Customers will also have the opportunity to present the Man-of-the-Match award live on TG4 to the winning player in each final.
To coincide with the launch of the upcoming Provincial Finals, Bord Gáis Energy also announced details of two exclusive tours of Croke Park for Rewards Club members in the company of two giants of hurling.
Kilkenny’s Eddie Brennan is the holder of 8 All-Ireland medals and was part of what is widely regarded as the greatest hurling team of all-time. He scored 26 goals for the Cats in an illustrious career and is now the manager of Laois with whom he won the Joe McDonagh Cup this year. Eddie hosts his tour on Saturday, August 17th on the eve of this year’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final.
Cork’s Brian Corcoran is a 3-time All-Ireland winner as well as being the holder of 8 Munster medals, with five of those coming in hurling and three in football. He was also named Hurler of the Year in both 1992 and 1999. Brian hosts his tour on Saturday, August 31st prior to this year’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final.
All Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tours include a trip to the GAA Museum, which is home to many exclusive exhibits, including the official GAA Hall of Fame. These two tours are exclusively available to Bord Gáis Energy Rewards Club members.
For more booking and ticket information about the other Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series this summer visit www.crokepark.ie/gaa-museum.
This is Bord Gáis Energy’s eleventh year as sponsor of the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U-20 Championship (formerly U-21) and seventh as sponsor of the Legends Tour Series. Bord Gáis Energy also sponsors the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship.
Bord Gáis Energy Retail Director, Colin Bebbington said: “The games in this year’s Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U-20 Championship have been coming thick and fast, with some memorable moments already springing to mind as we reach the finale of the Provincial competitions. I’d like to wish the very best of luck to the four teams who remain in the championship. I’ve no doubt we will see two very exciting games.
“We know our customers are passionate about all things hurling and are therefore delighted to highlight a whole suite of GAA rewards offers with today’s announcement. Whether it’s joining U-20s stars on the field as flagbearers or joining Legends of the game on exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of Croke Park, the Bord Gáis Energy Rewards Club offers a host of Unmissable Rewards for any hurling fan.
“Our sponsorships enable us to offer our customers very special experiences across the season and I would like to extend our thanks to the GAA once again for their ongoing support in this regard. Over the past decade, our partnership with the GAA has allowed us to make a positive difference in communities across the country which is an extremely important part of what we do as an organisation.”
Fans can visit instagram.com/bgegaa for news, behind-the-scenes content and competitions over throughout the summer. Follow #HurlingToTheCore for more.
Bord Gáis Energy has also has created the first ever dedicated Hurling GIF and Sticker Library.
Hurling fans can access over 180 GIFs and stickers to use on social media posts around the upcoming provincial finals. The Bord Gáis Energy Hurling Gif library includes player reaction stickers, county stickers, match clip GIFs and some of the most common phrases you tend to hear at GAA grounds over the summer.
For easy access, GIFs and Stickers are available in county specific folders:
Tipperary - giphy.com/stories/tipperary-a4ce5049-059b
Kilkenny - giphy.com/stories/kilkenny-709edc66-a240
Wexford - giphy.com/stories/wexford-344414f8-f32e
For More Information:
Seán O’Brien / firstname.lastname@example.org / 0877554531
Niall Leyden / email@example.com / 0877184508