Boston’s Fenway Park to host hurling double-header in November
Dublin take on Galway again while Tipperary will face Clare
The Galway players celebrate after their victory over Dublin in the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic at Fenway Park in Boston in November 2015. Photograph: Emily Harney/Inpho
Eleven-a-side hurling will return to Boston again in November with the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic playing host to four intercounty sides at the famous baseball diamond.
Dublin will again take on Galway in a repeat of the 2015 edition of the event, while the other game on Sunday November 19th will be a meeting between 2016 All-Ireland champions Tipperary and Clare, who won the league title last year.
A crowd of almost 28,000 attended the inaugural staging of the event in November 2015, when Galway claimed a 50-47 victory over Dublin.
Points are only awarded if the sliotar is struck to the net, with a goal from inside a designated scoring zone worth three points and five for one hit from outside.
“After an immensely successful event in 2015, we are delighted that hurling is coming back to Boston and Fenway Park” said GPA chief executive 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 double-header on the pitch at Fenway this November.”
Tickets for the event will go on sale from this Thursday at www.redsox.com/hurling.