Special night for Crumlin
It has been one of the most fascinating senior hurling championships in many years and as the season draws to a dramatic conclusion, local fans can hear what some of hurling’s biggest names make of it all.
Yes, few enough could have predicted that three Munster teams would be in the All-Ireland semi-finals, but Tipperary would not be one of them. Who would have said that none of the All-Ireland finalists for the last five years, would even make the semi-finals this time round? Strange indeed. Well you can hear what the stars have to say - maybe even ask them yourself, at a very special night which is coming to your area.
On Friday, August 23, at the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh, a ‘Hurling Night with the Stars’ will take place, at 8pm.
Hurling legends DJ Carey (Kilkenny), Nicky English (Tipperary), Anthony Daly (Clare), John Mullane (Waterford) and Conor Hayes (Galway) will take questions from the audience at an event facilitated by Sunday Independent Gaelic Games journalist Damian Lawlor.
All proceeds from the event go to the ‘Fix Crumlin’ campaign at the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation (CMRF) at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.
Entry to the event is just €10, payable at the door, and a raffle will take place at half-time for some wonderful prizes. You will have the chance to quiz these stars on their viewpoints in relation to the many events which have taken place so far in the championship. from refereeing matters, to the resignation of managers, the level of physicality in the current game, the skills manifesting themselves nowadays and much much more. It promises to be an entertaining, interesting, informative and uniquew even fro all GAA fans not just in Tipperary but further afield.
This event is part of local journalist Jackie Cahill’s fundraising push for CMRF. Jackie, a regular contributor to The Tipperary Star will be in attendance on the night and on November 3, Jackie will, swop his laoptop for the runners when he will run the New York City Marathon to raise funds for CMRF.
The ‘Hurling night with the Stars’ will take place on the night before the Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21 hurling semi-finals.
So mark the date in your diary and get along to the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh.