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From Burma to Croke Park...all in support of the Cork hurlers

This is how to prove you love your county.

The route that one Cork fan is going to take this weekend.
The route that one Cork fan is going to take this weekend.

THERE’LL BE A mass invasion from the south to Dublin this weekend of Cork and Clare fans.

Sunday’s showdown in Croke Park will prompt hurling supporters to make the trip from both counties.

Yet there’s plenty of Rebel and Banner fans who are based in far-flung shores that will be drawn back for the battle between Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s and Davy Fitzgerald’s sides.

One such fan is Cork’s Stephen Twomey who got in touch to tell us about his marathon 13,344km trek this weekend from Burma to Croke Park.

“I’m a diehard Cork hurling fan currently travelling South-East Asia. I’ve been to all the past Cork finals since 1999 and this one will be no exception.

“Have been on the road for 7 weeks travelling solo across China, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. I’m now in Burma with the plan to travel home especially for the match following this itinerary.

September 7th
- Fly from Yangon (12.15pm) to Kuala Lumpar (4.30pm)
- Have a 7 hour stopover before flying Kuala Lumpar (11.55pm) to Frankfurt (6.30am)

September 8th
- Have a 4 hour stopover before flying Frankfurt (10.30am CET) to Dublin (11.50am)
- Collect luggage, taxi, pints and match!

Stephen’s pictured below in his county colours at the Great Wall of China.


Pic: @StevieCJT

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Fintan O'Toole

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