Hurling For Cancer Research

About Hurling for Cancer Research

Hurling For Cancer Research was established in 2011 when leading flat trainer and hurling fanatic, Jim Bolger challenged champion jockey Davy Russell and his weigh room colleagues to a game of hurling against him and his staff all in support of raising funds and awareness for cancer research.

Since then, the event has helped raise in excess of €1 Million towards an overall investment from the Irish Cancer Society of €30 Million in life-changing clinical trials and cutting-edge cancer research studies. Each year the Society funds over 100 cancer researchers across Ireland, thanks to the support of events such as Hurling For Cancer Research.

Traditionally, the match would welcome celebrities from sports and entertainment to participate in front of a crowd of eager spectators. Unfortunately, Covid-19 restrictions have not allowed that match to go ahead this year. You can still support Hurling For Cancer Research by making a donation; getting yourself a money can’t buy experience as part of the Hurling For Cancer Research online auction (closing 9pm, Tuesday 10 August 2021) or purchasing a vintage GAA jersey through Cúl Sliotars (€5 from the purchase of each jersey goes directly to Hurling For Cancer Research).

Your support will help to fund vital cancer research.

Donate to Hurling for Cancer Research

Hurling for Cancer Research online auction

Hurling for Cancer Research vintage jersey collection