U20 All-Ireland football final confirmed as curtain-raiser to senior decider

Extra-time and penalties are a possibility as the 2.30pm throw-in will be played under the 'winner on the day' rules.
U20 All-Ireland football final confirmed as curtain-raiser to senior decider

Matthew Tierney of Galway in action against Luke Brosnan, left, and Alan Dineen of Kerry during the EirGrid GAA Football All-Ireland U20 semi-final in October. The Connacht champions will face Dublin in the final on December 19 after the competition was given the green light to resume. Picture: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

The GAA have confirmed that the EirGrid All-Ireland U20 football final between Galway and Dublin will be the curtain-raiser to the senior decider.

The match, which was postponed once the country re-entered Level 5 restrictions in October, has been confirmed for Saturday, December 19 - 63 days after the semi-finals took place.

The news comes after minor and U20 inter-county games were given the green light to resume as the country drops to Level 3 of the coronavirus restrictions. 

Extra-time and penalties are a possibility as the 2.30pm throw-in will be played under the 'winner on the day' rules.

Last time out Galway beat Kerry by five points while Dublin were 1-14 to 1-12 winners over Tyrone in their semi-final. 

The senior final, will see either Mayo or Tipperary take on Cavan or six-in-a-row chasing Dublin, throws in at 5pm that evening.

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