2020 Joe McDonagh Cup Final

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2020 Joe McDonagh Cup Final
Event 2020 Joe McDonagh Cup
Date13 December 2020
Venue Croke Park, Dublin
Referee Liam Gordon (Galway)
Attendance0 [note 1]
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The 2020 Joe McDonagh Cup Final was played at Croke Park in Dublin on 13 December 2020. It was contested by Antrim and Kerry.

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The game took place before the 2020 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final. Antrim won the competition for the first time and were thus promoted to the 2021 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (the sport's top flight). [1] [2] [3] [4]

The match was televised live on RTÉ2 as part of The Sunday Game , presented by Joanne Cantwell from Croke Park, with commentary from Ger Canning.

Darren Gleeson was manager. [5] Conor McCann was captain. [6] [7]

Belfast City Hall lit up in yellow on 24 January 2021 in commemoration of Antrim's win. [8]

Match details

Antrim 0–22 – 1–17 Kerry
C Clarke (0-11, 0-8 frees); N McManus (0-4, 0-2 ‘65s, 0-1 free); N McKenna, C Gunning (0-2 each); J McNaughton, C McCann, M Bradley (0-1 each). Report S Conway (0-9, 0-8 frees); M Boyle (1-0); M O’Leary, D Collins (0-2 each); P O’Connor, C Harty, P Boyle, B O’Leary (0-1 each).
Croke Park, Dublin
Referee: Liam Gordon (Galway)
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Antrim
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Kerry
?Ryan Elliott
?Phelim Duffin
?Matthew Donnelly
?Stephen Rooney
?Joe Maskey
?Paddy Burke
?Gerard Walsh
?Eoghan Campbell
?Keelan Molloy
?Niall McKenna
?James McNaughton
?Michael Bradley
?Daniel McCloskey
? Conor McCann (c)
? Ciarán Clarke
Substitutes:
?Conal Cunning for McCloskey (h/t)
? Neil McManus for Molloy (45 mins)
?Donal Nugent for McCann (45 mins)
?Conor Johnston for Bradley (64 mins)
?Aodhan O'Brien for McKenna (70 mins)

Manager:
Darren Gleeson
?John B. O'Halloran
?Bryan Murphy
?Tomas O'Connor
?Eric Leen
?Jason Diggins
?Fionan Mackessy
?Michael Leane
?Brandon Barrett
?Paudie O'Connor
?Michael O'Leary
? Shane Nolan
? Shane Conway
? Daniel Collins
? Mikey Boyle
?Maurice O'Connor
Substitutes:
?Barry O'Mahony for M. O'Connor (42 mins)
?Padraig Boyle for P. O'Connor (49 mins)
?Colm Harty for M. Boyle (55 mins)
?Brendan O'Leary for Barrett (61 mins)


Manager:
Fintan O'Connor

Man of the Match:
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Notes

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  6. "'Hopefully there will be more days like that ahead' - McCann". BBC. 13 December 2020.
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  8. "Belfast City Hall lights up to celebrate Antrim's Joe McDonagh Cup success". Hogan Stand. 24 January 2021.