Celebrity hurling match – Tuesday 14th of August

Updated: August 10, 2012

On Tuesday 14th of August a select crew of Irish celebs will be taking to pitch at Saint Conleth’s Park in Kildare for a celebrity hurling match in aid of the Irish Cancer Society to raise money for cancer research. The event has been organised by horseracing legend – Jim Bolger & Champion Jockey Davy Russell who are responsible for bringing this group together. It promises to be a great day out for all the family!

The participants, a mix of GAA and horse racing stars, include; former All Ireland winners Mark Landers, T.J. Ryan , Pat Fox, Joe Deane, Dave Bernie, Kieran Purcell, Damien Fitzhenry and Charlie Carter  - all active in Racing; All Ireland minor winner James Dowling who captains team J.S.B.; hurling legend D.J. Carey; Wexford all Ireland winning manager Liam Griffin; Aidan O’Brien; Kilkenny Manager Brian Cody; Derby winning Jockey Kevin Manning; Colm O’Rourke; Gráinne Seoige; Micheal O’Leary; Ronnie Delaney; Sile Seoige; Irish Sports Woman of the year, top lady jockey Katie Walsh; Niall Quinn; Nicky English; with Cork legend Jimmy Barry Murphy as Referee for the day.

Entertainment on the day will include the Artane Band and Internationally renowned tenor Anthony Kearns

The Irish Cancer Society is Ireland’s national cancer charity and the largest funder of cancer research in Ireland. In 2011, the society invested €3.1 million in cancer research, this funding is in addition to the €26.3 million the society has contributed to cancer research since 1963.

Cancer rates are expected to rise over the next eight years and it is estimated that by 2020 40,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Ireland each year. The Irish Cancer Society is reliant on donations from the public to continue to invest in research and provide information and support services to people with or affected by cancer.

To book your ticket order online on www.cancer.ie or CallSave 1850 60 60 60. Tickets are €10 for adults and €15 for families.

For further information on the Irish Cancer Society’s Research Programme visit www.cancer.ie or contact the Irish Cancer Society on Call Save 1850 60 60 60.

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