New Home for Hurling Cancer Research Event for 2023

Racehorse trainer Johnny Murtagh (Left) with Hurling For Cancer Research founders Jim Bolger (second left), Davy Russell and legendary footballer Paul McGrath | HRI

The annual Hurling for Cancer Research event, traditionally held in Newbridge, will take place in a new venue–Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow, Monday, Aug. 21. The move to Netwatch Cullen Park is due to the planned refurbishment of St Conleth's Park. The hurling match will take place at 6pm.

Organised annually by leading trainer Jim Bolger and former champion jockey Davy Russell, the event allows sports fans to rub shoulders with household names from the world of horse racing, GAA, soccer and boxing along with a host of celebrities.

To date, the Hurling for Cancer Research has raised over €1.3 million providing funding for life changing research.

Claire Kilty, Acting Head of Research for the Irish Cancer Society, said: “The generous donations raised through Hurling For Cancer Research supports us to fund over 100 cancer researchers all across the country. Thanks to research advances in areas such as early detection, clinical trials and cancer survivorship, people with cancer are living for longer, and survival rates are continuing to improve, bringing us closer to a future where nobody in Ireland dies from this disease.”

To purchase your individual (€10) or family (€15) ticket online or to make a donation direct to Hurling for Cancer Research, please visit

All funds from the sale of tickets and donations will go directly toward funding vital cancer research.

For queries, please contact Irish Cancer Society Community Fundraiser Emma Hayden: [email protected]

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