A one-off hurling match between Dublin and Galway is set to be played in Boston in November and the promoter’s ad is as exaggerated and over-hyped as you could hope for.
AIG, who also sponsor Dublin GAA, tell us they are going to “bring Ireland’s ancient warrior sport to Boston”.
You know what’s coming next, don’t you?
“It’s the fastest field game on the planet,” the voiceover informs us.
Yeah, we might have heard that mentioned before, once or twice.
The match is to be played as part of an Irish Festival in Boston. Boston College will take on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in Fenway Park on November 21 and the hurlers will take centre stage in the same venue the following day.
Or as AIG put it: “An iconic sport at an iconic venue”.
Introducing the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic! Hurling returns to Fenway Park for the first time since 1954 in November https://t.co/7WaRrsrMs9— Galway GAA (@Galway_GAA) September 15, 2015
All jokes aside, it looks like it will be a cracking weekend in Boston. And let’s face it, we Irish love every opportunity to show hurling off to a new audience.
For the first time since November 1954 hurling will be played at Fenway Park when Dublin faces Galway on Nov 22nd. pic.twitter.com/Mu11kXu6jp— BostonTweet (@BostonTweet) September 15, 2015