Davy Russell and Jim Bolger have assembled an all-star line up for next week's Hurling for Cancer Research match.
The match is in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and will take place on August 13th at St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge in Kildare.
This will be the eight-time the annual Irish Cancer Society fundraiser has taken place and throw-in for the game is at 6pm.
Stars from a range of different sports will be on show with the likes of hurlers Lee Chin, Ollie Canning, and Cian Boland as well as former soccer players Niall Quinn and Stephen Hunt being involved.
Waterford Camogie All-Star Ursula Jacob and GAA pundits John Mullane and Michael Duignan will also be taking part in the game.
Throwing in for the match will be legendary jockeys Pat Smullen and AP McCoy.
Jim Bolger’s side will be managed by Liam Griffin, while Brian Cody will be in charge of Russell’s side.
More familiar faces will be on the sidelines as umpires for the event will be Irish rugby player Tadgh Furlong, GAA personalities Colm O’Rourke and Michael Lyster, Champion National Hunt trainers Ted Walsh and Willie Mullins and owner Rich Ricci.
Last year almost 6,000 people flocked to Newbridge for the event, where fans got the chance to meet their sporting idols for photos and autographs.
Thanks to the Hurling for Cancer Research funds, the Irish Cancer Society is investing in vital research that aims to better understand what causes Ewing sarcoma, in the hope that this will lead to new, more effective treatments for the disease.
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.
Speaking about the event, Jim Bolger said: “Over the years Hurling for Cancer Research has grown and grown. Last year we were delighted to have the winners of 80 All-Ireland medals and over 60 All-Stars on the teams."
Gates open at 4:30pm with pre-match entertainment before throw-in at 6pm. Tickets costing €10 for adults and €15 for families are currently on sale at www.cancer.ie/catalog/tickets or 1850 60 60 60.
Hurling for Cancer Research teams:
Davy Russell’s Best:
1 Brendan Cummins (Tipperary)
2 Larry O’Gorman (Wexford)
3 J.J. Delaney (Kilkenny)
4 Davy Russell (Cork)
5 Ashling Thompson (Cork)
6 Chris Crummey (Dublin)
7 Joe Lyng (Kilkenny)
8 Jamie Barron (Waterford)
9 Padraig Mahony (Waterford)
10 Cian Boland (Dublin)
11 Shane Dowling (Limerick)
12 Mikey Fogarty (Wexford)
13 Brian Carroll (Offaly)
14 Niall Quinn (Dublin)
15 Conor Mortimer (Mayo)
Manager: Brian Cody Assistant: Kevin Manning
Jim Bolger’s Stars:
1 Damien Fitzhenry (Wexford)
2 Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny)
3 Jackie Tyrell (Kilkenny)
4 Ollie Canning (Galway)
5 Michael Duignan (Offaly)
6 Matthew O’Hanlon (Wexford)
7 Johnny Fogarty (Wexford)
8 Liam Óg McGovern (Wexford)
9 Lee Chin (Wexford)
10 Aidan Fogarty (Kilkenny)
11 Conor McDonald (Wexford)
12 Eddie Brennan (Kilkenny)
13 Charlie Carter (Kilkenny)
14 Ursula Jacob (Waterford)
15 Stephen Hunt (Wexford)
Manager: Liam Griffin Assistants: Davy Fitzgerald, Dave Bernie
For more information on Ewing Sarcoma research, see cancer.ie/ewing-sarcoma-research.