2020 Nicky Rackard Cup

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2020 Nicky Rackard Cup
Dates24 October – 22 November, 2020
Teams7
Champions Donegal (3rd title)
Sean McVeigh (captain)
Mickey McCann (manager)
Runners-up Mayo
Stephen Coyne (captain)
Derek Walsh (manager)
Relegated Longford, Monaghan
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored29 (2.9 per match)
Points scored329 (32.9 per match)
2019 (Previous)(Next) 2021

The 2020 Nicky Rackard Cup is the 16th staging of the Nicky Rackard Cup hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 2005. It is the fourth tier hurling as of 2020. [1]

Contents

Warwickshire were supposed to compete in the Rackard Cup but didnot due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Gaelic games. The championship was scheduled to begin in May 2020 but was delayed until 24 October 2020. [2]

Donegal were the winners, defeating Mayo in the final after earlier wins over Longford, Armagh and Tyrone. [3]

Format

Seven teams compete in the 2020 Nicky Rackard Cup.

Fixtures and results

Round 1

24 October 2020Round 1 Armagh Colours of Armagh.svg 1-21 – 0-12 Colours of Leitrim.svg Leitrim Armagh
Report Stadium: Athletic Grounds
24 October 2020Round 1 Donegal Colours of Donegal.svg 2-13 – 1-14 Colours of Longford.svg Longford Letterkenny
Report Stadium: O'Donnell Park
24 October 2020Round 1 Monaghan Colours of Monaghan.svg 2-10 – 3-32 Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo Clontibret
Report Stadium: Clontibret O'Neills GAA

Round 2A

The Round 1 winners are joined by Tyrone, who received a bye.

31 October 2020Round 2A Tyrone Colours of Tyrone.svg 0-9 – 1-23 Colours of Mayo.svg Mayo Omagh
14:00 GMTD Casey (0-7, 2 65, 2f), K Morgan (0-1), B Molloy (0-1) Report S Boland (0-8, 5f), J Coyne (1-2), C Scahill (0-3), A Phillips (0-2), S Kenny (0-2f), B Morley (0-2), E Delaney (0-1), C Freeman (0-1), D Kenny (0-1), C Phillips (0-1), S Regan (0-1)Stadium: Healy Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Colum Cunning
31 October 2020Round 2A Donegal Colours of Donegal.svg 3-13 – 1-9 Colours of Armagh.svg Armagh Letterkenny
13:30 GMT Report Stadium: O'Donnell Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: James Clarke

Round 2B

The Round 1 losers are joined by Tyrone, who lost their Round 2A game.

7 November 2020Round 2B Longford Colours of Longford.svg 0-12 – 1-11 Colours of Leitrim.svg Leitrim Longford
13:30 GMTStadium: Glennon Brothers Pearse Park
Attendance: 0
7 November 2020Round 2B Monaghan Colours of Monaghan.svg 1-12 – 2-19 Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone Clontibret
13:30 GMTStadium: Clontibret O'Neills GAA
Attendance: 0

Semi-Finals

The Round 2A winners play the Round 2B winners.

14 November 2020Semi-Final Mayo Colours of Mayo.svg 3-23 – 1-11 Colours of Leitrim.svg Leitrim Castlebar
13:30 GMTS. Boland 1-10 (0-9f), S. Kenny 0-4 (0-1 65', 0-1f), C. Freeman 1-0, E. Delaney 0-2, A. Phillips (0-2), L. Lavin and B. Hunt 0-1 each Report C. Moreton 1-0, K. McDermott 0-4 (0-1f), G. O’Hagan 0-2f, C. French 0-2, B. Murray, C. Beirne, Z. Moradi 0-1 eachStadium: MacHale Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Richie Fitzsimons
14 November 2020Semi-Final Donegal Colours of Donegal.svg 3-25 – 1-21 Colours of Tyrone.svg Tyrone Letterkenny
13:30 GMT Report Stadium: O'Donnell Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Colm McDonald

Final

22 November 2020Final Mayo Colours of Mayo.svg 0-21 – 3-18 Colours of Donegal.svg Donegal Dublin
13:30 GMTShane Boland 0-11 (10f); Brian Morley, Cathal Freeman 0-2 each; Seán Kenny (’65), Eoin Delaney, Jason Coyne, Corey Scahill, Adrian Phillips 0-1 each; 0-1 own point Report Declan Coulter 0-8 (6f); Davin Flynn 1-3; Joe Boyle, Ritchie Ryan 1-1 each; Danny Cullen 0-3; Ronan McDermott, Gerard Gilmore 0-1 eachStadium: Croke Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: K Jordan (Tipperary)

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References

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  2. "Draws made for 2020 Christy Ring and Nicky Rackard Cups". www.gaa.ie.
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