All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship

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All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship
Current season or competition:
2014 All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship
Founded 1964
Title holders Clare (3rd title)
First winner Tipperary
Most titles Cork and Kilkenny (11 titles)

The All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Bord Gáis Energy Under-21 Hurling Championship) is the premier "knockout" competition for players aged between 18 and 21 in the game of hurling played in Ireland. The games are organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association and are played during the summer months.

Overview[edit]

The Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-21 All-Ireland Championship was created in 1964 in response to a Congress motion put forward by the Kerry County Board. Since then the competition has grown in importance and profile. The championship is run on an inter-county provincial basis with the winners from Munster, Leinster, Ulster and Connacht playing off against each other in two semi-finals. The reigning champions at this level are Clare. The 2006 final went to a replay after a last gasp Kilkenny goal earned a 2–14 to 2–14 draw. The replay ended 1–11 to 0–11.[1]

Cork in the past were the most successful team in the championship with their four-in-a-row from 1968 to 1971. The most notable feat in recent years was the Limerick three-in-a-row between 2000 and 2002. The coveted treble of winning senior, under-21 and minor titles in the same year has been achieved by Cork in 1970 and by Kilkenny in 1975 and 2003. Kilkenny repeated that feat in 2008 and also won the intermediate becoming the first county in the history of the GAA to win all four major championships in a single year. In 2009, Clare won their first ever All-Ireland under-21 title with a 0–15 to 0–14 win over Kilkenny at Croke Park.[1]

Roll of honour[edit]

County Wins Years won

Kilkenny
11 1974, 1975, 1977, 1984, 1990, 1994, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008

Cork
11 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1997, 1998

Galway
10 1972, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2005, 2007, 2011

Tipperary
9 1964, 1967, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1995, 2010

Limerick
4 1987, 2000, 2001, 2002

Clare
3 2009, 2012, 2013

Waterford
1 1992

Wexford
1 1965
Year Winner Opponent
2013 Clare 2-28 Antrim 0-12[2]
2012 Clare 2-17 Kilkenny 2-11[3]
2011 Galway 3-14 Dublin 1-10[4]
2010 Tipperary 5–22 Galway 0–12 [5]
2009 Clare 0–15 Kilkenny 0–14 [6]
2008 Kilkenny 2–13 Tipperary 0–15
2007 Galway 5–11 Dublin 0–12
2006 Kilkenny 2–14 1–11 Tipperary 2–14 0–11
2005 Galway 1–15 Kilkenny 1–14
2004 Kilkenny 3–12 Tipperary 1-06
2003 Kilkenny 2–13 Galway 0–12
2002 Limerick 3–17 Galway 0-08
2001 Limerick 0–17 Wexford 2–10
2000 Limerick 1–13 Galway 0–13
1999 Kilkenny 1–13 Galway 0–14
1998 Cork 2–15 Galway 2–10
1997 Cork 3–11 Galway 0–13
1996 Galway 1–14 Wexford 0-07
1995 Tipperary 1–14 Kilkenny 1–10
1994 Kilkenny 3–10 Galway 0–11
1993 Galway 2–14 2-09 Kilkenny 3–11 3-03
1992 Waterford 4-04 0–12 Offaly 0–16 2-03
1991 Galway 2–17 Offaly 1-09
1990 Kilkenny 2–11 Tipperary 1–11
1989 Tipperary 4–10 Offaly 3–11
1988 Cork 4–11 Kilkenny 1-05
1987 Limerick 2–15 Galway 3-06
1986 Galway 0–14 Wexford 2-05
1985 Tipperary 1–10 Kilkenny 2-06
1984 Kilkenny 1–12 Tipperary 0–11
1983 Galway 0–12 Tipperary 1-06
1982 Cork 0–12 Galway 0–11
1981 Tipperary 2–16 Kilkenny 1–10
1980 Tipperary 2-09 Kilkenny 0–14
1979 Tipperary 2–12 Galway 1-09
1978 Galway 3-05 3–15 Tipperary 2-08 2-08
1977 Kilkenny 2-09 Cork 1-09
1976 Cork 2–17 Kilkenny 1-08
1975 Kilkenny 5–13 Cork 2–19
1974 Kilkenny 3-08 Waterford 3-07
1973 Cork 2–10 Wexford 4-02
1972 Galway 2-09 Dublin 1–10
1971 Cork 7-08 Wexford 1–11
1970 Cork 3-08 5–17 Wexford 2–11 0-08
1969 Cork 5–13 Wexford 4-07
1968 Cork 2–18 Kilkenny 3-09
1967 Tipperary 1-08 Dublin 1-07
1966 Cork 3–12 4-09 9-09 Wexford 5-06 4-09 5-09
1965 Wexford 3-07 Tipperary 1-04
1964 Tipperary 8-09 Wexford 3-01

Sponsorship[edit]

  • Erin Foods for the 2003 to 2007 championships
  • Bord Gáis 2008 championship to present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clare complete fairytale triumph". Irish Times. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "As it happened: Clare v Antrim, All-Ireland U21 hurling final". The Score. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Clare skin Cats to land all Ireland U21 title". RTÉ. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cunningham paves way for new wave". Irish Independent. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tipperary crown an outstanding week". Irish Times. 13 August 2010. Archived from the original on 15 September 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Clare complete fairytale triumph". Irish Times. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2009. 

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