All-Ireland Under-21 B Hurling Championship

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under-21 B Championship
Current season or competition:
2015 All-Ireland Under-21 B Hurling Championship
Irish Craobh Iomána Fé-21 B na hÉireann
Region Ireland (GAA)
Trophy Richie McElligott Cup
No. of teams 8
Title holders Meath (2nd title)
Sponsors Bord Gáis Energy
TV partner(s) TG4
Official website

The GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under-21 B Championship, the second tier competition in hurling is an annual series of games for male players under the age of 21 and is organized by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).

The final, usually held in September, serves as the culmination of a series of games played during the summer months, and the results determine which county's team receives the All-Ireland shield. The championship has always been played on a straight knockout basis whereby once a team loses they are eliminated from the series. In the present format, it begins in August and consists of several stages, beginning with quarter-finals and culminating in a final.

Teams that are deemed ineligible or "too weak" for the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under-21 Championship participate in the B championship. It is one of the few All-Ireland championships not to be run on a provincial basis.

Meath are the current holders.


The GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under-21 B Championship features eight teams in the final tournament. Seven teams gain automatic entry to the All-Ireland quarter-final stages while the winners of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under-21 C Championship make up the eight quarter-final teams.



Year Winners Score Runners-up Score Venue Winning Captain
2006 Laois Mayo Athleague Sportsfield
2007 Roscommon 0-13 Kerry 0-8 Semple Stadium
2008 Carlow 2-14 Kerry 0-7 MacDonagh Park
2009 Kerry 2-18 Roscommon 1-15 Cusack Park
2010 Kerry 0-22 Meath 0-12 Semple Stadium Shane Nolan
2011 Kerry 0-16 Westmeath 1-9 Semple Stadium Jason Bowler
2012 Roscommon 3-17 Kildare 3-16 Semple Stadium Peter Kellahan
2013 Kerry 1-21 Kildare 4-10 Semple Stadium Brendan O'Leary
2014 Kildare 1-14 Roscommon 1-11 Semple Stadium Gerry Keegan
2015 Wicklow 2-17 Meath 2-15 Semple Stadium Gavin Weir
2016[1] Meath 1-20 Mayo 0-15 Semple Stadium Jack Regan

Performances by counties

Team Wins Years won
Kerry 7 2001, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Westmeath 3 ?, 2000, 2003
Meath 2 2005, 2016
Roscommon 2 2007, 2012
Laois 1 2004
Carlow 1 2008
Kildare 1 2014
Wicklow 1 2015

External links


  1. "All-Ireland U21 HC B final: Classy Royals deliver title". Hogan Stand. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
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