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Hurling for Cancer Research

posted 16 Jul 2015, 10:15 by rúnaí Cill Daingin
On Tuesday 11th of August, Hurling for Cancer Research will take place at 6:30 in St. Conleth’s Park, Kildare. The event, which has been organised for the fourth year in a row by horseracing legend Jim Bolger and champion jockey Davy Russell, will see a host of Irish hurling and horse racing stars come together for what promises to be, yet another, fantastic evening for everyone involved.

The participants, a mix of GAA and horse racing stars includes:  All Ireland winning Kilkenny hurling Manager Brian Cody; All Ireland minor winner James Dowling who captains team J.S.B.; Wexford all Ireland winning manager Liam Griffin; Derby winning Jockeys Kevin Manning and Michael J. Kinane;  Former inter county Footballer and sports analyst Colm O’Rourke; Irish Sports Woman of the year and top lady jockey Katie Walsh; Former Irish International Niall Quinn; hurling legend D.J. Carey; and Cyril Farrell as Referee for the day. Irish icon Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh will be the days craoltoir. Tickets can be purchased by using the following link:


All funds raised from the Hurling for Cancer event will support the Irish Cancer Society’s World Class Research Programmes, as the  leading voluntary funder of cancer research in Ireland, we are working to find better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer which will help to save lives both now and in the future. Research is the enemy of cancer, with your support we can continue to fight this battle against cancer  that affects 1 in 3 people in Ireland.

I would really appreciate if your county board and GAA clubs could promote the Hurling For Cancer event over the coming weeks. Attached are two versions of the poster being used to promote the event – perhaps the poster can be displayed on your websites/Facebook and in your county stadium or could be circulated to your clubs in the county.

Over the last 30 years, Irish Cancer Society researchers have made over 700 findings.