2020 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final

The 2020 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, the 133rd event of its kind and the culmination of the 2020 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, was played at Croke Park in Dublin on 13 December 2020.[2][3][4][5]

Football match
2020 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final
Event 2020 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Waterford Limerick
0-19 0-30
Date 13 December 2020
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Man of the Match Gearóid Hegarty[1]
Referee Fergal Horgan
Attendance 0
Weather Dry
2019
2021

The match was televised live on RTÉ2 as part of The Sunday Game, presented by Joanne Cantwell from the outside studio at Croke Park, with analysis by Anthony Daly, Donal Óg Cusack and Henry Shefflin. Commentary on the game was provided by Marty Morrissey alongside Michael Duignan. The match was also live on Sky Sports, with analysis from Jamesie O’Connor and Ollie Canning.[6]

Limerick won the game by 0-30 to 0-19 to claim their second All-Ireland title in three years.[7][8][9]

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  • The championship was delayed due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Gaelic games. This was the latest the final had taken place in a year since 1924, when the All-Ireland hurling final took place on 14 December.[10]
  • Waterford had not won the All-Ireland since 1959 (61 years) and had only appeared in three finals in the interim (1963, 2008 and 2017).[11]
  • This was the third final in the previous four years not to involve one of the Big Three (Cork, Kilkenny, Tipperary) — the 2017 (Galway—Waterford) and 2018 (Limerick—Galway) finals also did not involve them.
  • This was the third final in which both the teams were from the province of Munster, with the first two being in 1997 (Clare—Tipperary) and 2013 (Clare—Cork).
  • This was only the third All-Ireland final in history in which neither team scored a goal, the first two being in 1999 and 2004.

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