THIS Sunday evening the Limerick hurlers play in the Fenway Classic in Boston.
It's the first time since 1936 that the Limerick hurlers have played in the US city.
Back on May 30, 1936 Limerick played a Massachusetts selection in Cambridge, Boston – Limerick were 9-4 to 2-2 winners.
That Boston game was part of a US Tour when Mick Mackey and team-mates embarked on a month-long trip across the Atlantic with two games in New York and one in Boston.
The New York games were played in Yankee Stadium with over 40,000 attending.
In 1936, among the Limerick players that played were Jackie Power, Jimmy Close, Tom Shinney, John Mackey, Mick Mackey, Timmy Ryan, Paddy Scanlan, Micky Condon, Ned Cregan, Micky Cross, Paddy McMahon, Mick Hickey, Mick Kennedy, Tommy McCarthy, Garrett Howard and Paddy Clohessy. They were accompanied on the trip by Limerick County Board Vice-Chairman Tim Humphries and Limerick County Board Secretary Denny Lanigan.
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