After Covid shutdown, postponed All-Ireland U20 and minor finals to take place in July

The GAA have announced the dates for the fixtures which were postponed in January.

Cork and Kerry claimed Munster silverware last December.
Cork and Kerry claimed Munster silverware last December.
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Updated May 7th 2021, 7:24 PM

THE 2020 ALL-Ireland championships at U20 and minor level that were not completed due to the Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions in Ireland, have now been rescheduled for July.

The games had originally been scheduled for last January but the GAA was forced to suspend all activity due to the public health situation.

In the All-Ireland U20 hurling final, Cork will face Dublin or Galway, who must still meet in the Leinster final, on the weekend of 10-11 July. That provincial game will most likely be played on Wednesday 23 June.

The All-Ireland minor hurling final is also down for the weekend of 10-11 July. The semi-final between Limerick and Galway has been fixed for 3-4 July with the winners taking on the team that emerges from the Leinster final, Kilkenny v Offaly, that has been pencilled in for Saturday 3 July in Portlaoise.

In the All-Ireland minor football championship, the 2020 final will take place on 17-18 July with the semi-finals on 10-11 July.

Kerry and Roscommon have already been crowned Munster and Connacht champions respectively in this grade. Offaly will take on Meath in the Leinster final on Wednesday 30 June in Mullingar while the Ulster championship is still at the semi-final stage.

The GAA have also announced the 2021 championship dates for the All-Ireland series at U20 and minor level with provincial bodies to release their fixture plans in the coming days.

2021 Championship Fixtures

31 July-1 August

  • All-Ireland U20 football semi-finals

7-8 August

  • All-Ireland U20 hurling final

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14-15 August

  • All-Ireland U20 football final
  • All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final (Leinster v Galway)

21-22 August

  • All-Ireland minor hurling final (Munster v semi-final winner)
  • All-Ireland minor football semi-finals (Connacht v Leinster; Munster v Ulster)

28-29 August

  • All-Ireland minor football final

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