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DIARY NOTICE: Sporting stars lining out for celebrity Hurling for Cancer Research game

*Brian Cody prepares for final sideline outing as stars such as Rachael Blackmore, Paul McGrath, Miriam O’Callaghan and Nina Carberry support Hurling for Cancer Research 2022

What: Hurling for Cancer Research 2022

Where: St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

When: Tuesday, August 16, throw-in at 6pm

The annual Hurling For Cancer Research fundraiser in aid of the Irish Cancer Society returns to the pitch for the first time since 2019 this Tuesday, August 16. Throw-in is at 6pm.

A galaxy of sports stars including Ireland’s top hurlers and racing stars 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.

Final panels have now been announced for the two teams, which include representatives from both of this year’s All Ireland Senior Hurling and Camogie champions alongside some of the greatest hurlers in the modern era.

Stars such as Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Rachael Blackmore, Boys in Green hero Paul McGrath, Dancing With The Stars winne Nina Carberry, RTÉ personalities Miriam O’Callaghan, Anne Doyle and Ted Walsh along with newly-appointed Meath Senior Football Manager Colm O’Rourke will help to lead the umpiring and officiating for the most unique hurling match of the year.

GAA legends Michael Duignan and Ger Canning will provide match commentary.



Jim Bolger’s Stars


 Davy Russell’s Best


 Bainisteoir: Liam Griffin


 Selectors: Liam Cahill

                    Jim Bolger

                    Dave Bernie


 1 Damien         Fitzhenry Wexford
 2 Paul Murphy Kilkenny
 3 Dan Morrissey Limerick
 4 Jackie Tyrrell Kilkenny
 5 Kyle Hayes Limerick
 6 Richie Reid Kilkenny
 7 Chris Crummey Dublin
 8 Miriam Walsh Kilkenny
 9 Darragh O’Donovan Limerick
 10 Adrian Mullen Kilkenny
 11 T J Reid Kilkenny
 12 Tom Morrissey Limerick
 13 Eddie Brennan Kilkenny
 14 Richie Hogan Kilkenny
 15 Stephen Hunt Wexford
 16 Michael Fennelly Kilkenny
 17 Aidan (Taggy)       Fogarty Kilkenny
 18 Ollie Canning Galway
 19 John Mulhall Kilkenny
 20 Brian Carroll Offaly
 21 Drew Costello Kildare
 22 Jack Sheridan Kildare
 23 Eoin Cody Kilkenny
 24 Tommy Walsh Kilkenny
 25 Padraig Walsh Kilkenny
 26 Eoin O’Hehir Kildare
 27 Walter Walsh Kilkenny
 28 Jamie Morrissey Kilkenny
 29 Adam Morrissey Kilkenny
 30 Cathal Keegan Kilkenny
 31 Grace Mulhall Kilkenny
 32 Anna Purcell Kilkenny
 33 Conor Fogarty Kilkenny
 34 James Dowling Kilkenny
 35 Martin Storey Wexford
 36 Larry O’Gorman Wexford
 37 Shane O’Neill Kilkenny
 38 Cathal Purcell Kilkenny
 39 Noah Scully Kilkenny
 40 Cormac Quirke Kilkenny
 Bainisteoir: Brian Cody


 Selectors: Ursula Jacob

                    Shane Foley



 1 Brendan Cummins Tipperary
 2 Davy Russell Cork
 3 Matthew O’Hanlon Wexford
 4 T J Ryan Limerick
 5 Jamie Codd Wexford
 6 Darragh Fitzgibbon Cork
 7 Tim O’Mahony Cork
 8 Kevin Foley Wexford
 9 Ashling Thompson Cork
 10 Liam Óg Mc Govern Wexford
 11 Lee Chin Wexford
 12 Peter Duggan Clare
 13 Johnny Smack Tipperary
 14 Patrick Horgan Cork
 15 Willie Dunphy Laois
 16 Cha Dwyer Laois
 17 JJ Delaney Kilkenny
 18 Gearoid Brouder Kerry
 19 Mikey Fogarty Wexford
 20 Simon Leacy Kildare
 21 Frank Bass Kildare
 22 Gavin Dowling Kildare
 23 Connor King Cork
 24 Johnny Fogarty Wexford
 25 Dessie Hutchinson Waterford
 26 Richie Condon Cork
 27 David Doyle Tipperary
 28 Sarah O’Connor Wexford
 29 Ciara O’Connor Wexford
 30 Johnny B Tipperary
 31 Sean Flanagan Wexford
 32 John Cullen Wexford
 33 Mark Enright Limerick
 34 Paddy Mc Kenna Kildare
 35 Brian Cadigan Kilkenny
 36 Ian Mc Carthy Galway
 37 Darragh O’Keeffe Cork
 38 Peter Downey Kilkenny
 39 Cian Quirke Tipperary
 40 Neil Ryan Tipperary

Organised by legendary racehorse trainer Jim Bolger and dual Aintree Grand National winning jockey Davy Russell, Hurling for Cancer Research has raised over €1.1m for the Society’s vital cancer research projects since it began in 2012.

Tickets costing €10 for adults and €15 for families are available on the gate and from

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