The Wild Geese Trophy, Australia’s newest international sporting event, will feature a clash between long-time hurling rivals Kilkenny and Galway.
Organised in partnership between the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and Paul Sergeant Events (PSE), the Wild Geese Trophy is a fully sanctioned game that will take place on the final day of the 2018 Magners Sydney Irish Festival over the weekend of November 10-11 at the Sydney Showground in Sydney, Australia.
The event, scheduled for 3:30pm local time on November 11, will be the first time a full-format hurling game at elite level between two County teams will have been played outside of Ireland.
The rivalry between Galway and Kilkenny is one of the longest-running across professional sport, having started back in 1898.
Aside from the Wild Geese Trophy, the 2018 Magners Sydney Irish Festival will include a host of other features, such as traditional Irish dancing, hurling clinics, market stalls, comedy, face painting, marching bands, buskers, amusement rides, player autograph sessions and other family activities.
In addition, organisers have confirmed that Irish singer Mary Black will perform at this year’s festival, shortly after the release of her latest album ‘Mary Black sings Jimmy Mac’.
Mary will join fellow Irish singers Damien Dempsey, Lúnasa, and Saint Sister on the main stage on November 10.
Tickets to the Magners Sydney Irish Festival are now on sale via Ticketmaster.
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