Hurling for Cancer Research Returns to St Conleths Park

Hurling for Cancer Research Returns to St Conleths Park

Top jockeys and GAA stars from around the country will be lining out for the most unique hurling fixture of the year, Hurling for Cancer Research, on Tuesday August 14 at St Conleths Park, Newbridge, County Kildare

For the seventh year in a row, legendary racehorse trainer Jim Bolger and three-time National Hunt Champion jockey Davy Russell will bring sporting names together to take part in the celebrity hurling match in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

Jockeys will be picking up a hurl to challenge all-star medallists on the pitch, with household names such as Davy Fitzgerald, Niall Quinn, Brian Cody, Michael Kinane, Kevin Manning and Ursula Jacob all set to take part. 

Hurling for Cancer 2017 - National Hunt Champion Jockey, Davy Russell and trainer Jim Bolger shake hands before the game
Photo: Piaras O Midheach, Sportsfile


To date the event has raised €700,000 to fund the Irish Cancer Society’s innovative cancer research projects. The Society has been able to invest €25million in cancer research since 2010 thanks to public donations.
Hurling for Cancer 2017 - Photo: Patrick McCann, Racing Post
The event kicks off at 6pm and tickets costing €10 for adults and €15 for families are currently on sale at or by phone on CallSave 1850 60 60 60. Fans will have a chance to meet and greet their sporting idols on the night, and a great night of entertainment is guaranteed.

For more information contact Mary Ellen Breen, Irish Cancer Society, email: or Barbara White, Head of Marketing and PR, Horse Racing Ireland, email:

Hurling for Cancer 2017 - Photo (right): Patrick McCann, Racing Post

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