The GAA Minor Championship Haircut

The Championship Haircut will be back at this year’s Electric Ireland GAA All Ireland Minor Hurling & Football Finals, in Croke Park on ­­­­­Sunday, 18th August and Sunday, 1st September.

If you don’t know what this is all about, Electric Ireland recognise that the “The Championship Haircut” is a part of many GAA player’s pre-game ritual ahead of a major game. The Championship Haircut activation was at the Cork V Kerry Electric Ireland GAA Munster Minor Football Final in Páírc Uí Chaoimh back in June. This marked the return of the Electric Ireland Championship Haircut for the second year in a row.
Haircut 22nd June

Electric Ireland also brought the pre-game ritual to the Leinster Hurling & Football Minor finals. Popping up in Croker for the clash between Kilkenny and Wexford and in Páirc Tailteann where the Kildare Minors defeated Dublin. Many people seemed to enjoy taking part in our version of this pre- game ritual, as people posted on twitter using the hashtag #ChampionshipHaircut


The Championship Haircuts headed west to Tuam for the Connacht Minor Football final between Mayo & Galway and to the Athletic grounds in Armagh for the Ulster Minor Football Final clash between Monaghan and Tyrone.

Electric Ireland’s Championship Haircut activation offers something for both the girls and the boys. The boys get to choose between four classic haircuts; The All- Rounder, The Crossbar Shave, The Minor Fade or The Football Flick. The girls have the option to get their hair braided or styled with ribbons in the colour of the Minor team’s that they’re supporting. Take a look at the pictures below to see what kind of styles you can get!

EI Championship Haircut - Leinster Minor Football Final

Electric Ireland recently unveiled the 2019 Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Awards panel which includes former Waterford Hurling Manager, Derek McGrath, alongside Donegal’s most decorated footballer, Karl Lacey, former Galway dual-star, Alan Kerins and former Dublin footballer, Tomás Quinn. The 2019 Panel will also celebrate “The Championship Haircut”, partaking in a four-part video series that will see them take to the barber chair to discuss the long-term benefit, lessons and skills, that came from representing their County at Minor level.


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