Wexford stars on the ball for charity match

By Esther Hayden

Published 28/07/2015 | 00:00

Oylegate's Jim Bolger and jockey Davy Russell are the driving force behind Hurling for Cancer Research.
Oylegate's Jim Bolger and jockey Davy Russell are the driving force behind Hurling for Cancer Research.

There will be plenty of purple and gold on display during a charity hurling match for the Irish Cancer Society.

Wexford's Jim Bolger, Dave Bernie, Damien Fitzhenry, Liam Griffin and Anthony Kearns will be among the stars who line out at 6.30pm in Saint Conleth's Park, Kildare for a celebrity hurling match in aid of the Irish Cancer Society .

The event, which has been organised for the fourth 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. Hurling for Cancer Research has raised €300,000 for the Irish Cancer Society's various cancer research initiatives to date and this year will aim to bring in even more.

To support a great cause and come along to what is set to be a great event book your ticket now. You can order online on www.cancer.ie or by phone on CallSave 1850 60 60 60. Tickets are €10 for adults and €15 for families. All money raised will go to the Irish Cancer Society.

Last Tuesday Jim Bolger became the first dual winner of the Connolly's RED MILLS / The Irish Field Breeder of the Year award when he was presented with his prize by Joe Connolly and The Irish Field's Editor Leo Powell.

This was the 10th annual award which has been won the in the past by such as Barronstown Stud, the Tsui family for Sea The Stars, Lodge Park Stud, and Tally-Ho Stud. With 20 stakes performers during the year for Bolger, he was the unanimous choice for the overall award. His winners from June 2014 to May 2015 were highlighted by the classic success of Pleascach.

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