All Ireland Series
Dublin extended their record winning streak in the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship when beating Mayo by 2-14 to 0-15 in the Final in Croke Park on 19 December 2020. The Championship was delayed until 31 October due to the COVID-19 Virus Restrictions and was also unusual in that it featured long-awaited Provincial Championship victories for Cavan in Ulster and Tipperary in Munster.
Hurling is an ancient Gaelic Irish Sport, and one of the four Charter GAA Sports of 1884. It is played with a Hurl or Hurley (stick) and a sliotar (ball) and is one of the fastest team sports in the world. It is 15-a-side and Goals (worth 3 points) are scored as well as points (over the bar – worth one point). It is organised on a Club and County basis like most GAA Sports and has County, Provncial and All-Ireland Championships. Within both Club and County Championships there is the Hurling League (usually run over winter) and the Hurling Championship (usually run over summer). There are about 12 Top Level (Division 1) Counties that play for the Liam McCarthy Cup, as well as the Christy Ring Cup (Division 2), and Nicky Rackard (Division 3) and Lory Meaghar Cups (Division 4). Outside of Ireland there are 14 Counties that also play Gaelic Football and sometimes Hurling, with London, Warwickshire and Lancashire taking part in the lower levels of the All-Ireland Championships. The Christy Ring Cup is the Level 2 All-Ireland County Championship in Hurling, named after the great Cork player.
 Donegal Daily (2017) GAA Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.donegaldaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/gaa-logo.png [Accessed 2 December 2017]
 GAA / Cian O’Connell (2020) All-Ireland SFC Final Dublin Earn a sixth title in a row [Internet] Available from: https://www.gaa.ie/football/news/all-ireland-sfc-final-dublin-earn-a-sixth-title-in-a-row/ [Accessed 28 December 2020]
 GAA (2020) “2020 Senior Football Championship Scoreboard” GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Match Programme . pg. 18-19.
Thanks to Anton Pippo O’Grady (Offaly) and Decy Maher (Dublin).
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