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Watch: Tony Kelly Displays Outrageous Skill To Bag Stunning Goal In Hurling Super 11’s At Fenway Park

Clare are through to the final of the Hurling Super 11s to face Galway in this year’s edition of the Fenway Classic taking place in Boston. 

Some stunning pieces of skill have been on display across the Atlantic at the home of the Boston Red Sox, with the best our national game has to offer on show for the American spectators.

All-Ireland champions Galway dispatched of Pat Gilroy’s Dublin in the opening game of this evening’s double header in a game which was succeeded by Clare’s defeat of Tipperary.

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 18: A view of the match between Dublin and Galway during the 2017 AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival at Fenway Park on November 19, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The compromised edition of hurling which sees both sides line out with eleven men due to the smaller pitch size compared to a usual hurling field is a goals-only affair. There is a designated scoring zone where three points are awarded for a finish from inside the zone and any goal scored from outside the zone is rewarded with five points. Frees and sideline balls are taken from the hands while the traditional soccer corners rule is in place.

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Cusack Park, Ennis, Co. Clare 26/3/2017 Clare vs Waterford Clare's Tony Kelly Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It was from one such corner which saw Tony Kelly produce a sublime moment of magic.

The aim of the corner in this hybrid sense is to find a teammate who is allowed one touch off the hurl before unleashing a shot at goal.

We’ll let Tony Kelly explain the rest…

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