While the architecture of Croke Park is a familiar backdrop to most of the GAA’s finest moments, the built environment that served as backdrop to Saturday’s 2017 PWC All-Stars game in Singapore was unusual and dramatic.
The game between the 2016 and 2017 All-Star Hurlers was played at the Singapore Recreation Club on the Padang, an open space for sport and leisure in the heart of downtown Singapore.
This is the first year of a four year deal for PwC’s sponsorship of the All-Stars.
The players and travelling party took part in a number of school trips and business functions during the week-long stay, but the centrepiece was Saturday’s game which ended up in victory for the 2017 stars.
Because of the shortened pitch, the game was played more along the rules of the Super 11’s that were part of the AIG sponsored Fenway Classic in Boston last month, with goals only and in this instance nine a side teams.
Pauric Mahoney from Waterford and Conor Cooney from Galway dominated the scoring bagging 17 of the 207 Stars 30 goal total which saw them run out as seven goal winners.
The tour was hosted by the Singapore Gaelic Lions GAA Club.
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