Hurling for Cancer 2016

Hurling for Cancer Research 2016

The 2016 Hurling for Cancer Research charity match, organised by legendary racehorse trainer Jim Bolger and two-time National Hunt champion jockey Davy Russell, raised a massive €138,000 for the Irish Cancer Society’s vital cancer research.

This brings the total raised through the celebrity hurling match over five years to €542,000, enabling important Irish research breakthroughs such as a recent discovery made by BREAST-PREDICT, an Irish Cancer Society Collaborative Cancer Research Centre.

This year’s clash in St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge on August 9th saw Davy Russell’s Best jockey for poll position against Jim Bolger’s Stars. When the final whistle blew it was Russell’s side which claimed the glory for the first time in five years, with a score of 5:24 to 6:15.

Sporting celebrities Niall Quinn, Davy Fitzgerald, DJ Carey, Katie Walsh and Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh were among the famous names who lined out to support the match.