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Crokes' student windfall

KILMACUD CROKES will unveil their innovative hurling bursary scheme at their ninth Annual Race Day at the Punchestown Festival on Tuesday, April 24.

The bursary, worth €1,000, will be awarded by lottery to a member of the club entering further education for the first time.

"In recent years, the Punchestown Corporate Race Day has been a significant contributor to the development of hurling in Kilmacud Crokes and we are very grateful for the support to date," said Peter Walsh, the club's hurling chairman.

"Now, as part of the funds raised from this event, some young Kilmacud Crokes hurler will receive a welcome boost to the start of their college education.

"That will lighten the load just a little bit for some family and that is a very good thing for us as a club to try and do," added Walsh.

Special guests at this year's fundraiser will include Olympic Games boxing gold medallist Michael Carruth, who is now a masseur to the the Dublin senior hurling squad.

Tables are still available for purchase. Anyone interested should contact either Brendan Sweeney (086 043 9637) or Denis Egan (087 7922 044) or visit the club website www.kilmacudcrokes-hurling.com

Irish Independent