Video: Fenway Classic between Dublin and Galway descends into a brawl
Published 22/11/2015 | 19:03
Dublin and Galway's clash in the inaugural Fenway Classic in Boston has descended into a brawl.
The Dubs are in action against the Tribesmen in the famous home of the Boston Red Sox in front of a crowd of nearly 30,000. With 11 players on each side, soccer goals are used with sides awarded five points for a goal outside the defensive zone (20 yards) and three points for goals inside the zone.
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In what has been billed as an exhibition match, it seems no-one told the players. Galway came from behind to win the game 50-47.
Fighting Irish on show in Boston #AIGFenwayHurling— James Dillon (@james_dillon1) November 22, 2015
A great exhibition of fighting and getting away with for the Americans to awe at #AIGFenwayHurling— Donal Lane (@Donal_lane) November 22, 2015
Shameful scenes at the GAA game in Fenway. Enjoyable format but ridiculous that an exhibition game would descend to this. #AIGFenwayHurling— Ciarán Ó Raghallaigh (@Ciaran_O) November 22, 2015
Don't turn this into the international rules lads #AIGFenwayHurling keepers running d length of d pitch to get involved— craig mc carthy (@neilmorrisey) November 22, 2015
As if this dust up us any representation of hurling. Tragically, it's exactly what'll make the sport distinguishable. #AIGFenwayHurling— Maurice Brosnan (@m_brosnan) November 22, 2015
#AIGFenwayHurling getting bit mad. Almost like they were told it would be more entertaining to Yanks.Big Skehill would fair clear the house— Ciaran Kearney (@Ciaran_Kearney) November 22, 2015