Hurling For Cancer Research 2020 - Virtual Event

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Hurling For Cancer Research - Virtual Event

The Hurling for Cancer Research charity match, organised annually by legendary racehorse trainer Jim Bolger and two-time National Hunt champion jockey Davy Russell, has raised almost €1m for the Irish Cancer Society’s vital cancer research over the past 8 years.

For 2020, however, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the event will be taking place as several virtual events! Among which is an amazing online auction!

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The Hurling for Cancer Research charity match, organised annually by legendary racehorse trainer Jim Bolger and two-time National Hunt champion jockey Davy Russell, has raised over €1m for the Irish Cancer Society’s vital cancer research over the past 8 years.

Due to Covid-19, Hurling For Cancer Research, the annual charity hurling match between a host of racing, GAA, sports stars and TV personalities, is going virtual for 2020.

Instead of Jim Bolger’s and Davy Russell’s teams lining-out in St Conleth’s Park on Tuesday, August 11, a host of stars will take part in a virtual hurling skills challenge to raise much needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society’s cancer research. Those taking part in the virtual hurling skills challenge are: Frankie Dettori, Davy Russell, Lee Chin, Richie Hogan, Ursula Jacob, Marty Morrissey, Ruby Walsh, AP McCoy, Miriam O’Callaghan, Ger Lyons, Shane Foley, Willie Mullins, Danny Mullins, Paul McGrath, Ashling Thompson, Tommy Walsh and Cian Boland. Everyone’s hurling challenges will be shared on social media.

Those participating in the challenge are asked to donate what would have been the match ticket price of €10 to the Irish Cancer Society to help the charity continue their vital work to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.

The challenge is for everyone and getting involved and showing your support for cancer patients and their families is simple:

  1. Make a donation via: www.justgiving.com/hurlingforcancer
  2. Share your skill on Instagram or Twitter, tagging Hurling For Cancer and Irish Cancer Society (@Hurling4cancer and @irishcancerSoc on Twitter and @hurling4cancer and @irishcancersociety on Instagram) with the hashtag #hurlingforcancer
  3. Nominate three friends to take on the challenge and show us their skill!

Online Auction & Autographed Sliotars

If showing your skills online isn’t your thing, you can still support Hurling For Cancer Research and pick up some once in a lifetime memorabilia and experiences via a dedicated online auction. Cúl Sliotars have also partnered with Hurling For Cancer Research to produce a limited edition sliotar featuring the signatures of sporting legends including, Niall Quinn, Sonia O'Sullivan, Shane Lowry, Frankie Dettori, Paul McGrath and Padraig Harrington, as well as some broadcasting heavy-weights including Miriam O'Callaghan, Micheál O'Muircheartaigh and Anne Doyle. 

The sliotars as well as a full list of auction items is now available to view at www.galabid.com/hurlingforcancer and closes on Tuesday August 11 at 6:30pm, on what should have been throw-in time for the 2020 renewal.

Follow the Hurling For Cancer Research challenges and more:

Twitter

@Hurling4cancer

@irishCancerSoc

Instagram

@hurling4cancer

@irishcancersociety

#hurlingforcancer