Clare set for Boston trip
08 September 2017
Clare goalkeeper Patrick Kelly and his teammates stand for the national anthem.
The Clare hurlers have taken up the offer of participating in a tournament in Boston.
County Board chairman Joe Cooney told delegates at this week's county board meeting that the squad will be travelling to Boston in November for the Fenway Tournament.
A 30-strong panel including players, management and county board officials will head stateside for the four-team tournament that will be played under an eleven-a-side format.
Dublin will again take on Galway in a repeat of the 2015 edition of the event, while the other game on Sunday November 19th will be a meeting between 2016 All-Ireland champions Tipperary and Clare, who won the league title last year.
A crowd of almost 28,000 attended the inaugural staging of the event in November 2015, when Galway claimed a 50-47 victory over Dublin.
Points are only awarded if the sliotar is struck to the net, with a goal from inside a designated scoring zone worth three points and five for one hit from outside.