Several Wexford Sports People Involved In Upcoming Hurling For Cancer Event

Several Wexford sportspeople will be involved in the upcoming Hurling For Cancer event…

The charity fundraiser event, which is run annually by Wexford native Jim Bolger, will be going ahead again this year. It’s now into its tenth year and over the years, over €1 million euro has been raised for Cancer Research through the Irish Cancer Society.

This year’s event will take place on August 16th at St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge, Kildare.

It’ll be the first time running the event in two years due to the Covid-19 restrictions. As always, a host of Wexford sportspeople will be involved in this year’s event.

Wexford hurler Lee Chin will be lining out on the day alongside former Wexford goalkeeper and all-time hurling great, Damien Fitzhenry.

Wexford jockey Jamie Codd will also be lining out on the day, while Wexford’s 1996 All-Ireland winning manager, Liam Griffin, will be managing one of the teams.

RTE analyst Ursula Jacob, Anne Doyle, and former Irish international, Paul McGrath, who we now consider one of our own here in Wexford, will be on side-line or umpire duties.

It has the makings of another great year and with the array of sports people involved and given the fact that it did not take place for the last two years, a significant crowd is expected to turn up to support the fundraiser.

Tickets cost €10 for adults and €15 for families and are on sale at and are available at St Conleth’s Park on the night.

Gates are open at 4.30pm, with pre-match entertainment and refreshments before the game gets underway at 6pm.

Jason Redmond
Jason Redmond

From Gorey, Jason is the owner of Wexford Weekly. He is also a post-primary English and History teacher.

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