Stars take to field to help fight against cancer
Irish sporting heroes lined out at St Conleth's Park in Co Kildare last night in aid of the Irish Cancer Society in front of more than 3,000 people.
Stars included Kilkenny's Brian Cody, former Irish international footballers Niall Quinn and Stephen Hunt, as well as Hurler Richie Hogan. Hurling great Henry Shefflin was out in support, despite a knee injury.
Quinn said he was "delighted to have massive turnout", while Paul McGrath also came down to support the cause. "Every family is affected by this issue and to see so many people here is brilliant," he said.
Racehorse trainer Jim Bolger and two-time National Hunt champion jockey Davy Russell brought the household names together as they aimed to raise €100,000 for the society's research.
Over the last five years €540,000 has been raised through the hurling event.