Just two years ago, many believed that it would be a long time before the Banner County could get to an All Ireland Hurling championship game never mind win the Liam McCarthy cup. However fast forward to 2013, under the management of Davy Fitzgerald, the team have had their best year yet after being crowned the 2013 All Ireland Senior Hurling Champions.
There’s no doubt that this year has been a remarkable year for Clare Hurling with the team scooping numerous honors in their home country including a clutch of All-Stars and the overall Team of the Year award at the Irish Sports Awards on December 21st.
Boston based fans will therefore be delighted to hear that members of the winning 2013 All Ireland Senior Hurling panel will be at The Burren in Somerville on January 1st and will be bringing along the much coveted Liam McCarthy cup. The event has been organized by the newly formed Clare Supporters Club of Boston and will give fans a chance to meet and greet the players, get a photo with the cup and also win some prized signed merchandise.
Over the last couple of months supporter clubs have formed in cities around the country including San Francisco, New York and Chicago to help raise funds to benefit the team at home. Gerry Dunleavy, spokesperson for the Boston supporters club commented “major support is needed to fund the Clare Senior team throughout the year and events like this help raise monies for them"
For more details on the event or how to get involved please contact Gerry at 781-799-4241.