Hurling for Cancer Research 2022

Hurling for Cancer Research teams announced

Rachael Blackmore, Shane Dowling, Ashling Thompson and TJ Reid among galaxy of stars to turn out for charity game, with a special appearance from Kilkenny legend Brian Cody

Jim Bolger and Davy Russell have announced their teams for Hurling for Cancer Research which takes place at St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge on Tuesday August 16. Throw-in is at 6pm.

A galaxy of sports stars including some of Ireland’s top hurlers and jockeys have been confirmed for the must-see battle between Davy Russell’s Best and Jim Bolger’s Stars, all in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

Jim Bolger's Stars

Bainisteoirí: Liam Griffin & Liam Cahill

  • TJ Reid
  • Jackie Tyrrell
  • Charlie Carter
  • Eddie Brennan
  • Stephen Hunt
  • Richie Hogan
  • Paul Murphy
  • Damien Fitzhenry
  • Larry O'Gorman
  • Martin Storey
  • Tommy Walsh
  • Pádraig Walsh
  • JJ Delaney
  • Ollie Canning
  • Grace Walsh
  • Miriam Walsh
  • Lee Chin
  • Walter Walsh
  • Conor Fogarty


Davy Russell's Best

Bainisteoirí: Brian Cody & Ursula Jacob

  • Patrick Horgan
  • Seamus Harnedy
  • Brendan Cummins
  • TJ Ryan
  • Ashling Thompson
  • Matthew O'Hanlon
  • Conor McDonald
  • Shane Reck
  • Darragh O'Donovan
  • Liam Óg McGovern
  • Kevin Foley
  • The 2 Johnnies
  • Mikey Fogarty
  • Jamie Codd
  • Shane Foley
  • Chris Crummey
  • Katie Nolan
  • Aidan (Taggy) Fogarty
  • Shane Dowling

    Rachael Blackmore, Paul McGrath, Bernard Dunne, Ted Walsh, Miriam O’Callaghan, Paul Townend, Anne Doyle Gordon Elliott, Willie McCreery, and Dublin’s John Small are among the many stars set to lend a hand as side-line officials and umpires.

    Racehorse Trainer Jim Bolger, commented: "This is the first time Hurling for Cancer Research has been held after the hurling championship final and it has certainly worked in our favour. We have a dream line-up of hurlers and sports stars; it will definitely be the best game we have ever had. We are just really looking forward to Tuesday August 16 in St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge.”

    Jump Jockey Davy Russell, said: “Both team sheets read like a roll of honour and it’s a fitting tribute to mark the 10th Hurling for Cancer Research match. I’m honoured that Brian Cody will grace the side-lines one final time to manage my team. It’s going to be a cracker of a game and no quarter will be given. It is a brilliant evening out for all the family for a very worthy cause, so I hope to see a huge crowd at St Conleth’s Park on Tuesday August 16.”

    Irish Cancer Society Head of Fundraising Rosemary Simmons, said: “The Hurling for Cancer Research match has always been known for its star line-ups, but Jim and Davy have done an incredible job this year to amass such high-calibre teams given the championship’s early finish.

     “We are expecting a really strong contest given the profile of those involved, and one which I’m sure hurling fans throughout the country will be excited to experience. It promises to be another memorable occasion in St Conleth’s Park on 16 August, all in aid of life-changing cancer research supported by the Irish Cancer Society.”

    To date the event has raised €1,000,000 to fund the Irish Cancer Society’s innovative cancer research projects.

    There is free car parking at Whitewater Shopping Centre on production of your Hurling for Cancer Research ticket. There is additional parking in Newbridge College grounds.

    Gates open at 4:30pm with pre-match entertainment and refreshments before throw-in at 6pm.

    Tickets costing €10 for adults and €15 for families are currently on sale at Tickets will also be on sale at the gate on the night.