Thanks to covid, Union Cup 2019, hosted by the Emerald Warriors, seems a lifetime ago. The 2019 tournament saw several iconic moments, such as the Guinness Gates being painted the colours of the rainbow flag and the start of a women’s tournament that ran alongside the men’s, with Minister Katherine Zappone overseeing the awarding of the Ann Louise Gilligan Cup. It also saw the backing of companies such as Bank of Ireland, Vodafon, Aer Lingus,Kukari, Fáilte Ireland, Onside and the IRFU. Below are some of the highlights from 2019.