Cork under 20s look to land first part of the Rebel Treble
The first of three All Ireland finals for Cork hurling teams takes place this evening.
Pat Ryan’s under 20 side are back in an All Ireland final just 39 days after winning the 2020 decider against Dublin – the Rebels face Galway at Semple Stadium at 7.30.
The minors face Galway on Saturday, while the Seniors take on Limerick in Croke Park on Sunday.
Senior boss Kieran Kingston told RedFM sport that after a tough time for Cork hurling, it’s fantastic to see three teams in All Ireland finals this week.
“We’ve had two decades of famine really. The U20s won the 2020 final, and we hadn’t won that since 1998. The minors are in the final which is fantastic – they haven’t won since 2001. The seniors have only been in one All Ireland Final since 2006 having not won since 2005.
“That’s two decades of famine for Cork hurling. It’s great that teams are back, there’s great work being done underage, there’s great momentum.
“I think the teams feed off each other. We certainly fed off the 20s and the character that they showed in winning the All Ireland and the Munster final win over Limerick.
“I’d like to think they’re feeding off us now as well.”