Citi Field fans get a taste of Hurling
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Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo examines a hurley with Wexford hurler Shaun Murphy (left), Gaelic Players Association Program Coordinator Colm Begley and Kilkenny hurler Richie Hogan.
Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo examines a hurley with Wexford hurler Shaun Murphy (left), Gaelic Players Association Program Coordinator Colm Begley and Kilkenny hurler Richie Hogan.
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Hurling, commonly known as the “fastest game on grass,” made its way to Citi Field last week. Professional hurlers from the Emerald Isle demonstrated the ancient Irish game, showcasing their skills for Brandon Nimmo and other Mets players.

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.

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