Chicago Irish immigrant John Hunt had a lifetime dream realized when his native Limerick won the All Ireland hurling final for the first time in 45 years. But what happened on live TV in Ireland since was even more incredible.
If you need an introduction to how great hurling is as a sport, this save will have you hooked in no time. Limerick goalkeeper Nickie Quaid was the hero of the weekend for Sports Illustrated writer Dan Gartland.
The New York GAA is dearly hoping to celebrate its 90th anniversary of playing at Gaelic Park with a first-ever Connacht Championship victory over Leitrim on Sunday, but win or lose, the local association has big plans in the next year that will completely change the look of the venerable ground in the Bronx.
There will be two opportunities this coming weekend for the Irish to make history in America: the New York Gaelic football all-star team plays Leitrim in the opening round of the All-Ireland championship and Aidan O'Brien's horse Mendelssohn will race in the Kentucky Derby.