Galway hurlers head back to Boston

Galway hurlers return to Boston to take on Dublin in the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival at Fenway Park on November 19.

2016 All-Ireland champions Tipperary will take on 2016 league champions Clare at the event which was first held two years ago in a bid to raise the profile of the game to a broader global audience.

“After an immensely successful event in 2015, we are delighted that hurling is coming back to Boston and Fenway Park,” said GPA chief executive officer Dermot Earley. “Playing our games in iconic sports venues like Fenway Park further promotes the growth and interest of our games in the United States and worldwide. Our players are looking forward to a great doubleheader on the pitch at Fenway this November.”

The Galway v Dublin fixture is a replay of the memorable one-game hurling exhibition on November 22, 2015, when Galway came from behind in an intense, hard-fought battle to register a 50-47 triumph over Dublin in the inaugural AIG Fenway Hurling Classic. It marked the first time hurling was played at the historic home of the Boston Red Sox since 1954.

For more details on the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival and ticket information, visit www.redsox.com/hurl

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