Celtic Champions Hurling Classic

Kevin Whelan | Oct. 12, 2013 | Keough Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

Hurling Clare vs Cork

The Gaelic Players Association travels to us from Ireland with their All-Star team to put on a hurling exhibition.  ‘The Celtic Champions Hurling Classic’ at Notre Dame at 3pm on Saturday 19 October to coincide with the ND/USC game.  With 100,000 supporters expected on  campus for the evening football game, Ireland’s leading hurlers will perform at the Arlotta Lacrosse Stadium.  The game will form a key part of ND’s game-day itinerary and will provide a unique opportunity to showcase our greatest hurlers to a new and influential audience.  

The All-Star Hurling Teams have been assembled for a once-in-lifetime opportunity to see the greatest exponents of the sport play at Notre Dame:

LEINSTER Lee Chin (Wexford),Liam Rushe (Dublin), Aidan Harte, Niall Healy, Dave Glennon, James Skehill (Galway), Richie Hogan, Paul Murphy, JJ Delaney, Aidan Fogarty, Tommy Walsh, Jackie Tyrrell (Kilkenny), Cathal Parlon (Offaly), Neil McManus (Antrim)

MUNSTER Nicky Quaid, Donal O'Grady, James Ryan, Gavin O'Mahony, Graeme Mulcahy, Paudie O'Brien, Tom Condon, Declan Hannon, Wayne McNamara (Limerick), Eoin Kelly, Lar Corbett, Bonner Maher, Paul Curran (Tipp), Shane O Sullivan (Waterford)

GAA President Liam Ó Néill said: “We are delighted with this unrivalled opportunity to showcase our special game of hurling to a new audience. Dónal Óg Cusack added: “This Classic exhibition is a truly wonderful opportunity for us to exhibit hurling at a high profile US sporting event. We believe that our games rank alongside the best sports in the world and the staging of this game in Notre Dame conveys that message to a new and influential audience.”

For further information contact:

GPA: Seán Potts, 01-8575686, press@gaelicplayers.com

GAA: Alan Milton, 01-8363222, alan.milton@gaa.ie 

 by Daily Domer Staff

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