All-Ireland Under-21 B Hurling Championship

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GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under-21 B Championship
Current season or competition:
2015 All-Ireland Under-21 B Hurling Championship
Irish Craobh Iomána Fé-21 B na hÉireann
Region Ireland (GAA)
No. of teams 8
Title holders Kildare (1st title)
Sponsors Bord Gáis Energy
TV partner(s) TG4
Official website http://www.gaa.ie/

The GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under-21 B Championship, the second tier competition in hurling is an annual series of games for male players under the age of 21 and is organized by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).

The final, usually held in September, serves as the culmination of a series of games played during the summer months, and the results determine which county's team receives the All-Ireland shield. The championship has always been played on a straight knockout basis whereby once a team loses they are eliminated from the series. In the present format, it begins in August and consists of several stages, beginning with quarter-finals and culminating in a final.

Teams that are deemed ineligible or "too weak" for the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under-21 Championship participate in the B championship. It is one of the few All-Ireland championships not to be run on a provincial basis.

Kildare are the current holders.[1]

Qualification[edit]

The GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under-21 B Championship features eight teams in the final tournament. Seven teams gain automatic entry to the All-Ireland quarter-final stages while the winners of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under-21 C Championship make up the eight quarter-final teams.

Results[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Winners Score Runners-up Score Venue Winning Captain
2008 Carlow 2-14 Kerry 0-7 MacDonagh Park
2009 Kerry 2-18 Roscommon 1-15 Cusack Park
2010 Kerry 0-22 Meath 0-12 Semple Stadium Shane Nolan
2011 Kerry 0-16 Westmeath 1-9 Semple Stadium Jason Bowler
2012 Roscommon 3-17 Kildare 3-16 Semple Stadium Peter Kellahan
2013 Kerry 1-21 Kildare 4-10 Semple Stadium Brendan O'Leary
2014 Kildare 1-14 Roscommon 1-11 Semple Stadium Gerry Keegan

Performances by counties[edit]

No. Team Wins Years won
Colours of Leitrim.svg Kerry 7 2001, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Colours of Galway.svg Westmeath 3 ?, 2000, 2003
Colours of Roscommon.svg Roscommon 2 2007, 2012
Colours of Laois.svg Laois 1 2004
Colours of Carlow.svg Carlow 1 2008
Colours of Kildare.svg Kildare 1 2014

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cahill, Jackie (15 September 2014). "Glory at last for Kildare". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 22 July 2015.