Hurling for Cancer 2017

Date: 
August 15th, 2017

On Tuesday 15th 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 sixth 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 minor winner James Dowling who captains team J.S.B.; Wexford all Ireland winning manager Liam Griffin; Kilkenny Manager Brian Cody; Derby winning Jockey Kevin Manning, Horse Racing legend Rich Ricci, Sports Broadcasters and GAA legends including Colm O’Rourke, Joe Brolly and Peter Canavan, Irish Sports Woman of the year, top lady jockey Katie Walsh, Niall Quinn, hurling stars; D.J. Carey, James Cha Fitzpatrick and Henry Shefflin, with Cyril Farrell as Referee for the day.

This year’s event follows the amazing success of Hurling for Cancer Research 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 which to date has raised over €542,000 for the Irish Cancer Society’s cancer Research programme. 

The Irish Cancer Society is leading the fight against cancer in every way, funding 85 cancer researchers who are working across innovative research projects to find better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. Hurling for Cancer Research is helping us to lead in this fight!