Hurling for Cancer Research at St Conleths Park

Facebook Twitter Google+
Hurling for Cancer Research at St Conleths Park
21:43 Thursday 12th of July 2018

Top jockeys and GAA stars from around the country will be lining out for the most unique hurling fixture of the year, Hurling for Cancer Research, on Tuesday August 14 at St Conleths Park, Newbridge, Co Kildare.

For the seventh year in a row, legendary racehorse trainer Jim Bolger and three-time National Hunt Champion jockey Davy Russell will bring sporting names together to take part in the celebrity hurling match in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

Jockeys will be picking up a hurl to challenge all-star medallists on the pitch, with household names such as Davy Fitzgerald, Niall Quinn, Brian Cody, Michael Kinane, Kevin Manning and Ursula Jacob all set to take part.

To date the event has raised €700,000 to fund the Irish Cancer Society’s innovative cancer research projects. The Society has been able to invest €25million in cancer research since 2010 thanks to public donations.

The event kicks off at 6pm and tickets costing €10 for adults and €15 for families are currently on sale at www.cancer.ie/catalog/tickets or by phone on CallSave 1850 60 60 60. Fans will have a chance to meet and greet their sporting idols on the night, and a great night of entertainment is guaranteed.

For more information contact Mary Ellen Breen, Irish Cancer Society, email: [email protected] or Barbara White, Head of Marketing and PR, Horse Racing Ireland, email: [email protected]

If you have a story or want to send photos or videos to us please contact the KildareNow editorial team. via our Facebook, via our email at [email protected] or on 045 409350 during office hours.

Related articles

Appeals for help to  find teenager

Appeals for help to find teenager

Gardaí are seeking the public's help tracing Dylan Lavele, 17 years, who has been missing since July 14, last, from Gyles's  Quay, Dundalk. Dylan is...

2 hours ago