Tipperary and Cork to contest the first Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U20 All-Ireland Final

23 August, 2019

Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U20 All-Ireland Final

Tipperary and Cork to contest the first Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U20 All-Ireland Final

All-Munster affair sets up repeat of 2018 Final pairing

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.

 Denis Ring (Cork Manager) and Liam Cahill (Tipperary Manager)


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.”

Fans can visit instagram.com/bgegaa for news, behind-the-scenes content, competitions and match-day build up. Follow #HurlingToTheCore for more.


Hurling GIF Library

Bord Gáis Energy 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-f68261df-b1af

Cork - giphy.com/stories/cork-c97f429e-d753

ENDS

Tipperary’s Path to the Final

Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-20 Munster Championship

Semi Final – Tipperary (3-23) Waterford (0-10)

Final – Tipperary (3-15) Cork (2-17)

Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-20 All-Ireland Championship

Semi-Final – Tipperary (8-16) Wexford (1-15)

Cork’s Path to the Final

Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-20 Munster Championship

Semi Final – Cork (0-24) Clare (0-15)

Final – Cork (2-17) Tipperary (3-15)

Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-20 All-Ireland Championship

Semi-Final – Cork (1-16) Kilkenny (0-13)

Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-20* All-Ireland Championship Roll of Honour

2018 - Tipperary

2017 – Limerick

2016 – Waterford

2015 – Limerick

2014 – Clare

2013 – Clare

2012 – Clare

2011 – Galway

2010 – Tipperary

2009 – Clare

2008 – Kilkenny

2007 – Galway

2006 – Kilkenny

2005 – Galway

2004 – Kilkenny

2003 – Kilkenny

2002 – Limerick

2001 – Limerick

2000 – Limerick

1999 – Kilkenny

1998 – Cork

1997 – Cork

1996 – Galway

1995 – Tipperary

1994 – Kilkenny

1993 – Galway

1992 – Waterford

1991 – Galway

1990 – Kilkenny

1989 – Tipperary

1988 – Cork

1987 – Limerick

1986 – Galway

1985 – Tipperary

1984 – Kilkenny

1983 – Galway

1982 – Cork

1981 – Tipperary

1980 – Tipperary

1979 – Tipperary

1978 – Galway

1977 – Kilkenny

1976 – Cork

1975 – Kilkenny

1974 – Kilkenny

1973 – Cork

1972 – Galway

1971 – Cork

1970 – Cork

1969 – Cork

1968 – Cork

1967 – Tipperary

1966 – Cork

1965 – Wexford

1964 – Tipperary

*From 2019 onwards the competition grade moves to U-20 from U-21.

For More Information:

Niall Leyden / niall.leyden@teneo.com / 0877184508

Kieran McSweeney / Kieran.mcsweeney@teneo.com / 0876132026

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