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Fenway Park to Host Hurling Classic, Irish Festival on November 22

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

 

Galway Hurling, photo courtesy of TG4 Flickr

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh as well as Fenway Sports Management have announced that Fenway Park will host the sport of hurling for the first time in over 60 years when the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival will take place on November 22nd. 

“Boston and Ireland have such a strong connection and it is thrilling to see one of the country’s native games will be played on our city’s most beloved ball park. Hurling is among the most exhilarating games played in the world and our city is proud to host one of Ireland’s most traditional sports," said Walsh. 

The 2015 All-Ireland Finalist Galway will take on Dublin in an exhibition match that will consist of the top hurling players from the Emerald Isle. The sport of hurling combines agility, strength and intensity, making it on of the fastest games played. 

“Hurling is one of the most electrifying sports in the world and we think fans are going to enjoy watching all the fast-paced action as two of the most accomplished and talented teams compete right here on the pitch at Fenway Park. We are always looking for opportunities to bring new and exciting events into Fenway and whether you’re a fan of hurling or new to the sport the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival promises to be a great event," said Fenway Sports Management President Sam Kennedy.

In addition to the Hurling Classic, Fenway Park will also host an Irish festival consisting of Irish food, music, and dancing. The festival will consist of a performance from the Dropkick Murphys, a Boston based American Celtic punk band. 

For more information, click here. 

Fenway Sports Management 

Fenway Sports Management is owned by Fenway Sports Group and is a leading sports and entertainment marketing agency that advised top level properties, athletes, and brands. 

 

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