A massive chance for Dublin to capture the 2019 All Ireland U20 Football Championship crown this afternoon
Dublin v Cork
Saturday, August 3rd. 4:00pm
O’Moore Park, Portlaoise
It’s All Ireland Final day and all roads lead to Portlaoise. Supporters making the trip will be entertained by a Hurling and Football Double Header. Kilkenny and Cork will do battle in the opening game to decide a finalist in the Bord Gais Energy U20 Hurling Championship. And then we get to watch Dublin as they face Cork in this year’s EirGrid U20 Football Championship Final.
The Dubs have carved a dominant path through this years Championship and were crowned Leinster Champions only a few weeks ago. Comfortable wins over Longford, Wexford and Laois saw them named only the second ever U20 provincial champions.
Last week, they began their All Ireland encounter and with reigning champions Kildare not qualifying, we at least know there will be new champions. But Cork are no pushover at this level or at the old U21 grade. They won eleven U21 titles, shading Kerry by one on ten. Dublin had won the grade five times before the change to U20.
The rebels have amassed 10-56 throughout the Munster and All Ireland competitions, conceding 1-37 along the way. Dublin, thanks in part to the scoring antics of Ciaran Archer, have tallied 11-70, conceding 1-40. If both sides bring their A game this afternoon we could be in for a very high scoring final.
Tom Gray has again named an unchanged 15 to start this afternoon proceedings, staying faithful to the line up that has traversed the championship so far.
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