A signed 2021 Aintree Grand National racecard by Rachael Blackmore, yard visits with Johnny Murtagh and Henry de Bromhead, a signed Dublin football jersey, race day experiences at Leopardstown and The Curragh and luxury overnight stays at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa and Mount Juliet are among the items announced today as part of Hurling For Cancer Research’s online auction in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

The online auction will replace Jim Bolger’s and Davy Russell’s Hurling For Cancer Research charity hurling match between a host of racing, GAA, sports and TV personalities, which has fallen foul to Covid-19 again this year.

“Unfortunately, everyone has been touched by cancer and it is only through the vital research work conducted by the Irish Cancer Society that we can combat this terrible disease so I would appeal to everyone to support the online auction in any way,” said Classic winning trainer Bolger. “There are some fantastic items available for bids and the online auction site also takes donations.”

“Hurling For Cancer Research is such a highlight on our fundraising calendar each year, helping to raise vital funds for the organisation,” added Rosemary Simmons, Fundraising Lead with the Irish Cancer Society.

“We will miss the match again this year, but are delighted that this incredible online auction is taking place. It is through the support of events like the Hurling for Cancer Research auction that we can continue to improve the lives of those impacted by cancer in Ireland through research. This year more than 44,000 people in Ireland will hear the words ‘you have cancer’. But with thanks to research and advances in early detection and treatment, survival rates are continuing to improve and people are living well with and beyond cancer throughout Ireland.”

The auction closes on Tuesday August 10 at 9pm on what should have been Hurling For Cancer Research match-day.

To register via SMS
Text: hurlingforcancer followed by your full name to 086 180 3786
Example: “hurlingforcancer John Smith”
Follow the registration link you are sent from GalaBid to log in and place bids

To register via browser
Visit: www.galabid.com/hurlingforcancer
Click on the ‘Register’ button
Enter your details and click ‘Register’

Following your registration, you will then receive a text to your mobile phone with a verification link. Clicking the link will take you to the auction where you can log in with the password you entered during registration. You are now ready to bid.

All proceeds raised from the auction will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society.


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