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Monday 15 September 2014

Kanturk GAA Club are going to the dogs for fundraiser

MARIA HERLIHY

Published 10/07/2014 | 05:26

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Cork players Lorcan McLoughlin, Antony Nash and Aidan Walsh getting dogs ready for the Kanturk GAA Night at the dogs on August 22. Photo: Janusz Trzesicki.

REBEL GAA hurling heroes in Kanturk are going to the dogs. Thankfully, it's all in aid of Kanturk GAA, who are on a massive fundraising mission to improve their facilities.

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With the Munster hurling final clash on Sunday against Limerick, it hasn't stopped Rebel ace goalkeeper Anthony Nash along with Lorcan McLoughlin and Aidan Walsh who all wanted to put their shoulder to the wheel to support Kanturk GAA for their night at the dogs at Curaheen Park on Friday, August 22.

A family ticket on the night costs €20 and this includes two adults and two children.

With the family ticket, names will go into a raffle for 10 prizes. The 10 winners will be able to nominate two juveniles to participate in a free coaching session with the Cork hurling and football players.

Kanturk GAA has the honours of being a dual club as it's a premier intermediate club as well as having intermediate hurling football teams.

For the night at the dogs, the races are sponsored and it's Kanturk GAA's hope to run features races on the night which will be sponsored by local companies.

Chairman of Kanturk GAA, Joe Kerins said: "We really hope that people will support us on the night, because really without the support of the people, a club will not go very far."

He said that in the last number of years, Kanturk GAA has spent a lot of money sanding and aeration. This will have to be done again in September at a cost of €10,000.

When Kanturk GAA moved into their higher intermediate grade, it meant that the pitches must be absolutely perfect for the players and it also leads to extra costs for the players because of their elevated status.

"The night at the dogs should also be good fun for families and we hope to see lots of people at the fundraiser on Friday, August 22," he said.

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