Clare are through to the final of the Hurling Super 11s to face Galway in this year’s edition of the Fenway Classic taking place in Boston.
Some stunning pieces of skill have been on display across the Atlantic at the home of the Boston Red Sox, with the best our national game has to offer on show for the American spectators.
All-Ireland champions Galway dispatched of Pat Gilroy’s Dublin in the opening game of this evening’s double header in a game which was succeeded by Clare’s defeat of Tipperary.
The compromised edition of hurling which sees both sides line out with eleven men due to the smaller pitch size compared to a usual hurling field is a goals-only affair. There is a designated scoring zone where three points are awarded for a finish from inside the zone and any goal scored from outside the zone is rewarded with five points. Frees and sideline balls are taken from the hands while the traditional soccer corners rule is in place.
It was from one such corner which saw Tony Kelly produce a sublime moment of magic.
The aim of the corner in this hybrid sense is to find a teammate who is allowed one touch off the hurl before unleashing a shot at goal.
We’ll let Tony Kelly explain the rest…
— Spórt TG4 (@SportTG4) November 19, 2017