Hurling for Cancer

Hurling for Cancer

1st Aug 2019

The annual Irish Cancer Society fundraiser takes place for the eighth time on Tuesday, August 13. A galaxy of sports stars including Ireland’s top jockeys, GAA and football heroes will line-out in St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, Kildare, for a must-see battle between Davy Russell’s Best and Jim Bolger’s Stars. Throw-in is at 6pm.

Last year almost 6,000 people flocked to Newbridge for the event, where fans get the chance to meet their sporting idols for photos and autographs. 

Organised by legendary racehorse trainer Jim Bolger, Hurling for Cancer Research has raised a massive €830,000 for the Society’s vital cancer research projects since it began in 2012. 

Jim Bolger’s Stars have come out on top three times, while Davy Russell’s Best have tasted victory twice, with the other two years ending in draws.



Tickets costing €10 for adults and €15 for families are currently on sale at or 1850 60 60 60. Tickets can also be purchased at the Irish National Stud & Gardens or at the gate on the night.




To celebrate this magnificent event, those with tickets to the Hurling for Cancer fundraiser will receive a 50% discount to visit the Irish National Stud & Gardens on the day of the event (13th August). 

There are plenty of fun activities taking place at the Irish National Stud & Gardens that day too and its sure to be a wonderful experience for the whole blankfamily.

From 12-4 we will be asking our resident ponies Dipper, Prince & Bertie to don their saddles and bridles to offer  pony rides to all our little visitors. Face painting obligatory whilst you wait!

We will also welcome the interactive Maperath Farms and their farm animals. There will be giant games and other fun activities, sure to keep the little ones entertained. 

All the regular attractions are available including an opportunity to meet the Living Legends team, take the fairy trail route through St Fiachras Garden or walk along the stepping stones in the Japanese Gardens for hours of outdoor fun. This is also a lovely time to meet some of our frolicking foals in their paddock. 



For further information, please contact:

Tel: +35345 521 617


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