On Sunday Nov.18th , Fenway Park will once again feature the Irish sport of hurling when four top teams from the Emerald Isle will engage in a day-long tournament featuring Clare, the reigning champion and current holder of the Players Champions Cup; Limerick, the 2018 All-Ireland Champion; Cork; and Wexford. This will be the third go-around for Irish hurlers on Red Sox turf in this decade after a 61-year hiatus ended in 2015 with the introduction of the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic.
This sport is the world’s oldest field game and the “fastest game on grass”. The initial match in Fenway Park was 3 years ago. Last year’s AIG Fenway Hurling Classic, which featured two matches between four of Ireland’s top teams attracted over 30,000 fans.
“Hurling has been one of the most popular offseason events that Fenway Park has hosted in recent years and the tournament format introduced last year added to the excitement,” said FSM Managing Director Mark Lev.