GAA fan on stag dresses as Kilkenny hurler and sneaks onto pitch at Croke Park

By Fiona Frawley

June 13, 2023 at 10:34am


And managed to nab a snap with star hurler TJ Reid.

A man on a stag party dressed as a Kilkenny hurler managed to sneak onto the pitch at Croke Park after Sunday's Leinster final during the Cats' post-match celebration.

Aaron Maguire, who plays club hurling in Belfast ran on to the pitch in a full kit after Kilkenny's dramatic one point win over Galway. He made it past the pitch-side stewards, chatted to players and even took a photo with Kilkenny forward TJ Reid.

Stag attendee Aaron Maguire made it onto the pitch at Croke Park dressed as a Kilkenny hurler. 

Kilkenny itself is obviously no stranger to a stag party in costume; it's standard to see Harry Potter and a band of Weasleys skulling pints by John's Bridge or a groom-to-be in a questionable leather one-piece roaming the streets, half eaten kebab in hand. But this is definitely a new slant.


TJ Reid himself seems to have been pretty impressed with the effort, and even included the photo of himself and Aaron in an Instagram carousel he posted celebrating the win.

Kilkenny will return to Croke Park next month for the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final, following their 4-21 to 2-26 win over Galway on Sunday.

Header image via Instagram/TJ Reid 


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