U20 Hurlers Named for Long Awaited Leinster Final

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It’s been a long time coming but Dublin U20 hurlers will take on Galway tomorrow night for Leinster Honours

U20 Hurlers - Leinster Final

Dublin v Galway
Wednesday, June 23rd. 7:30pm
O’Connor Park, Tullamore

For a competition that started back in Ocotober, stretched out to December and then abandoned due to COVID-19, it’ll be a relief and a lot to look forward to when the Dublin U20 Hurlers finally square off against Galway. The prize tomorrow night is the 2020 Leinster title.

Tomorrow night’s game in O’Connor Park, Tullamore was due to take place on January 3rd, but due to the restrictions put in place around Christmas, we’ve had to wait a while.

Dublin Manager Paul O’Brien has named his side for Wednesday evening’s clash and has made four changes to the side that beat Wexford.

Alan Murphy, Lee Gannon, Dara Purcell and Kevin Desmond all come into the starting 15.

Dublin U20 Hurling Panel (v Galway)

1. Eddie Gibbons (Kilmacud Crokes)
2. Tommy Kinnane (Naomh Mearnóg)
3. Andrew Dunphy (St. Brigid’s)
4. Alan Murphy (Lucan Sarsfields)
5. Enda O’Donnell (Whitehall Colmcille)
6. Kevin Burke (Na Fianna)
7. Iain Ó hEither (Ballinteer St. John’s)
8. Mark Sweeney (St. Vincent’s)
9. Darragh Power (Fingallians)
10. Darach McBride (St. Vincent’s)
11. Micheál Murphy (Na Fianna)
12. Lee Gannon (Whitehall Colmcille)
13. Dara Purcell (Kilmacud Crokes)
14. Kevin Desmond (Ballyboden St. Enda’s)
15. Liam Murphy (Cuala)
16. Ben Hynes (Kilmacud Crokes)
17. Michael Conroy (Cuala)
18. Donal Leavy (Naomh Olaf)
19. Tom Aherne (Ballinteer St. John’s)
20. Luke McDwyer (Ballyboden St. Enda’s)
21. Pearse Christie (Ballyboden St. Enda’s)
22. Billy Ryan (Craobh Chiaráin)
23. Ciaran Foley (Naomh Olaf)
24. Kevin Lahiff (St. Jude’s)

Dublin have not won a Leinster crown at U20/U21 level since 2016. They’ve played three games in the competition to reach tomorrow’s decider. And they’ve comprehensively seen off the challenge of Antrim, Offaly and Wexford to earn their shot at the silverware.

Galway entered the championship at the Quarter Final stage and beat Laois and Kilkenny to install themselves as Dublin’s opponents.

Dublin’s Path To The Leinster Final

Antrim 1-08 Dublin 2-22 (Round 1, Darver)
Offaly 0-16 Dublin 2-16 (Quarter Final, Birr)
Wexford 1-10 Dublin 1-19 (Semi Final, Netwatch Cullent Park)

Galway’s Path To The Leinster Final

Galway 4-21 Laois 0-07 (Quarter Final, O’Moore Park)
Kilkenny 1-11 Galway 0-19 (Semi Final, O’Moore Park)

Dublin Leinster Championship Scorers

Liam Murphy 0-24 (13f, 2 ’65)
Kevin Desmond 2-04
Eddie Gibbons 2-05 (1-02f 1-00 pen)
Micheál Murphy 0-06
Darach McBride 1-02 (1 Sideline)
Dara Purcell 0-03
Luke McDwyer 0-02
Darragh Power 0-02
Mark Sweeney 0-02
Tommy Kinnane 0-02
Padhraic Linehan 0-02
Billy Ryan 0-01
Donal Leavy 0-01
Liam Dunne 0-01

Dublin Leinster Championship Match Reports

Dublin U20 Hurlers Easre Past Antrim In Leinster Clash

U20 Hurlers Advance to Leinster Semi Final With Win Over Offaly

Dublin U20 Hurlers Book Leinster Final Slot With Win Over Wexford

* Tomorrow night’s Leinster U20 Hurling Championship Final will be live on TG4.