GAA Football Under-20 All-Ireland Championship

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All-Ireland Under-20 Football Championship
Founded1964
RegionIreland (GAA)
TrophyClarke Cup
Title holdersKildare (2nd title)
Most titlesCork (11 titles)
SponsorsEirGrid

The GAA Football Under-20 All-Ireland Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Eirgrid GAA Football U20 All-Ireland Championship ) is the premier "knockout" competition for players aged between 17 and 20 in gaelic football played in Ireland. The competition was organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association.

Previously known as the All-Ireland Under 21 football championship, the competition was regraded to Under 20 following a vote at the GAA Congress on 26 February 2016.[1]

The trophy for the winning team is the Clarke Cup which is named in honour of former Kildare Secretary and Treasurer Tim Clarke.

Kildare are the defending champions, beating Mayo in the 2018 final.

Overview[edit]

The All-Ireland Under-21 Football 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. Cork are the most successful teams in the history of the Under-21 Championship. Two teams have achieved three-in-a-rows; Kerry from 1975 to 1977 and Cork from 1984 to 1986. The coveted treble of winning senior, under-21, minor titles in the same year has been achieved on just one occasion, by Kerry in 1975. Because teams will only play together for at most, about two or three years, unlike the senior competition, it is unusual that one county will dominate for periods any longer than this.

It is usually considered a mark of a very promising player to play for both a county's Under 21 and Senior team at the same time. Many great players have achieved this, although one particular example would be Frank McGuigan, who, in 1973, represented Tyrone in the Ulster Finals of the Minors, Seniors and Under 21s.[2]

Top winners[edit]

Team Wins Years won Runners-up Years runners-up
1 Cork 11 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2007, 2009 5 1965, 1979, 2006, 2013, 2016
2 Kerry 10 1964, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2008 7 1967, 1972, 1978, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1999
3 Mayo 5 1967, 1974, 1983, 2006, 2016 7 1973, 1984, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2004, 2018
Galway 5 1972, 2002, 2005, 2011, 2013 4 1981, 1989, 1992, 2017
Dublin 5 2003, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017 3 1975, 1980, 2002
Tyrone 5 1991, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2015 2 1990, 2003
4 Roscommon 2 1966, 1978 4 1969, 1982, 2012, 2014
Kildare 2 1965, 2018 3 1966, 1976, 2008
Derry 2 1968, 1997 2 1983, 1985
Donegal 2 1982, 1987 1 2010
5 Antrim 1 1969 1 1974
Meath 1 1993 1 1997
Down 1 1979 2 2005, 2009
Offaly 1 1988 2 1968, 1986
Westmeath 1 1999 0
Armagh 1 2004 0
6 Cavan 0 3 1988, 1996, 2011
Laois 0 3 1964, 1998, 2007
Fermanagh 0 2 1970, 1971
Limerick 0 1 2000
Tipperary 0 1 2015

Wins, runners-up and final appearances[edit]

County Win Runner-up Appearance
Cork 11 5 16
Kerry 10 7 17
Mayo 5 7 12
Galway 5 4 9
Tyrone 5 2 7
Dublin 5 3 8
Roscommon 2 4 6
Kildare 2 3 5
Derry 2 2 4
Donegal 2 1 3
Down 1 3 4
Offaly 1 2 3
Antrim 1 1 2
Meath 1 1 2
Armagh 1 0 1
Westmeath 1 0 1
Cavan 0 3 3
Laois 0 3 3
Fermanagh 0 2 2
Limerick 0 1 1
Tipperary 0 1 1

Finals listed by year[edit]

Under 20 Competition
Year Winner Runner Up
2018 Kildare 1-18 Mayo 1-16
Under 21 Competition
Year Winner Runner Up
2017 Dublin 2-13 Galway 2-7
2016 Mayo 5-7 Cork 1-14
2015[3] Tyrone 1–11 Tipperary 0-13
2014[4] Dublin 1-21 Roscommon 3-6
2013[5] Galway 1-14 Cork 1-11
2012 Dublin 2-12 Roscommon 0-11
2011 Galway 2-16 Cavan 1-9 [6]
2010 Dublin 1–10 Donegal 1-8
2009 Cork 1–13 Down 2–9
2008 Kerry 2–12 Kildare 0–11
2007 Cork 2–10 Laois 0–15
2006 Mayo 1–13 Cork 1–11
2005 Galway 6-5 Down 4–6
2004 Armagh 2-8 Mayo 1-9
2003 Dublin 0–12 Tyrone 0-7
2002 Galway 0–15 Dublin 0-7
2001 Tyrone 0–13 Mayo 0–10
2000 Tyrone 3–12 Limerick 0–13
1999 Westmeath 0–12 Kerry 0-9
1998 Kerry 2-8 Laois 0–11
1997 Derry 1–12 Meath 0-5
1996 Kerry 1–17 Cavan 2–10
1995f Kerry 2–12 3–10 (R) Mayo 3-9 1–12 (R)
1994 Cork 1–12 Mayo 1-5
1993 Meath 1-8 Kerry 0–10
1992 Tyrone 1–10 Galway 1-7
1991 Tyrone 4–16 Kerry 1-5
1990 Kerry 5–12 Tyrone 2–11
1989 Cork 2-8 Galway 1–10
1988 Offaly 0–11 Cavan 0-9
1987[7] Donegal 1-7 1–12 (R) Kerry 0–10 2-4 (R)
1986 Cork 3–16 Offaly 0–12
1985 Cork 0–14 Derry 1-8
1984 Cork 0-9 Mayo 0-6
1983 Mayo 2-5 1-8 (R) Derry 1-8 1-5 (R)
1982 Donegal 0-8 Roscommon 0-5
1981 Cork 0–14 2-9 (R) Galway 2-8 1-6 (R)
1980 Cork 2-8 Dublin 1-5
1979 Down 1–9 Cork 0-7
1978 Roscommon 1-9 Kerry 1-8
1977 Kerry 1–11 Down 1–5
1976 Kerry 0–14 Kildare 1-3
1975 Kerry 1–15 Dublin 0–10
1974 Mayo 0-9 2–10 (R) Antrim 0-9 2-8 (R)
1973 Kerry 2–13 Mayo 0–13
1972 Galway 2-6 Kerry 0-7
1971 Cork 3–10 Fermanagh 0-3
1970 Cork 2–11 Fermanagh 0-9
1969 Antrim 1-8 Roscommon 0–10
1968 Derry 3-9 Offaly 1-9
1967 Mayo 2–10 4-9 (R) Kerry 2–10 1-7 (R)
1966 Roscommon 2–10 Kildare 1–12
1965 Kildare 2–11 Cork 1-7
1964 Kerry 1–10 Laois 1-3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Under-21 inter-county football changed to U20 at GAA Congress". RTE Sport. 26 February 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Personalities". Archived from the original on 11 March 2007. Retrieved 8 March 2007.
  3. ^ "Tyrone seal dramatic Under-21 triumph". RTÉ Sport. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Dublin 1-21 Roscommon 3-6". RTÉ Sport. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  5. ^ "U21FC final: Galway win thriller". Hogan Stand. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Galway U21 2-16 Cavan U21 1-09". RTÉ Sport. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-03.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Donegal downed the Kingdom back in 1987 too". Democrat. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012.

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