Hurler Richie Hogan took the mound for his own interpretation of a first pitch with his hurley (bat) and sliotar (ball) in hand at the September 24th game against the Marlins.
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and Aer Lingus will host the upcoming New York Hurling Classic, which takes place on Saturday, November 16, at Citi Field.
Last week, two top hurlers from the Irish counties playing in the three-game tournament educated attendees about hurling and hosted an interactive skills demonstration.
In addition, there was a draw to determine the opening matchups of the four-team tournament for the coveted Player’s Champions Cup.
Limerick will defend the Players Champions Cup against Wexford, Tipperary and Kilkenny as the three counties competing in the New York Hurling Classic.
Hurling, widely believed to be the world’s oldest field game, combines agility, strength and intensity.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit mets.com/hurling.