Cork minors and U20 hurlers given dates for this year's Munster championships

Cork minors and U20 hurlers given dates for this year's Munster championships

Cork U20 hurler Shane O'Regan. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

THE Cork minor hurlers will be the first inter-county team in action this season when they face Clare on Saturday, October 17. 

Donal Óg Cusack's young guns will then meet Limerick on the October Bank Holiday weekend if they progress in the U17 competition.

Bobbie O'Dwyer's football begin the defence of their All-Ireland crown on November 7 away to Kerry.

The U20 hurlers are under the stewardship of Pat Ryan this season and open with a clash with Kerry on Wednesday, October 21. The winners meet Limerick six days later.

Cork lifted the U17 All-Ireland three years ago and will be a leading contender for glory this season. The Rebels were beaten by Tipp in the U20 decider last summer and also lost to the Premier a year before when the grade was still U21, a reversal of the Munster championship clash between the rivals.

The Cork U20 footballers were beaten in Kerry when that competition was run off back in the spring before the Covid-19 lockdown. Keith Ricken had steered them to All-Ireland glory last season, after stunning victories over the Kingdom, Tyrone and Dublin.

Bord Gáis Energy Munster U20 Hurling Championship 

Wednesday, October 21: Quarter-finals: Tipperary v Clare; Cork v Kerry.

Tuesday, October 27: Semi-final: Limerick v Cork/Kerry.

Wednesday, October 28: Semi-final: Waterford v Tipperary/Clare.

Final on Wednesday, November 11.

Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football 

Saturday, October 24: Quarter-finals: Clare v Tipperary; Limerick v Waterford 

Saturday, November 7: Semi-finals: Kerry v Cork; Clare/Tipperary v Limerick/Waterford 

Final on the weekend of November 14/15 

Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling 

Saturday, October 17: Quarter-final: Cork v Clare 

Sunday, October 18: Quarter-final: Kerry v Tipperary 

Saturday, October 31: Semi-finals: Waterford v Kerry/Tipperary; Limerick v Cork/Clare 

Final on the weekend of November 14/15

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