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Sunday 19 August 2018

All-Hurling Sevens to delight all

THE Kilmacud Hurling Sevens have been part of the fabric of the All-Ireland Hurling final weekend for over 40 years.

One Direct are the sponsors. 64 teams will take part. 96 games will be played.

The action begins at 10.30am. Six venues will be used - Silverpark, Deerpark, Naomh Olaf, UCD, Bray Emmets and the Glenalbyn HQ, where the final takes place at 6.30.

John Leahy, who graced the competition himself, helped launched Saturday's event with Top Cat, Martin Comerford, and home-town hero, Richie Stakelum.

Kilmacud hurling chairman, Peter Walsh, has issued an open invitation to all. "There will be a feast of high quality action at the six venues," declares Peter.

The Managing Director of One Direct, David Egan, is also relishing the action. "We are proud to sponsor such a great event and everybody is sure to have a very enjoyable day."

The fixtures are available on www.kilmacudcrokes-hurling.com

Six of the best

THERE will be plenty of football chat and banter in Croke Park on Friday, September 19th (7.0).

In the building will be the distinguished panel of Colm Cooper, Colm O'Rourke, Barney Rock and Ciaran Whelan.

The special guests will be Ciaran Kilkenny and the maestro himself, Micheal O Muircheartaigh.

It is the Edmund Rice Development big match dinner. The event will raise much needed funds for the Edmund Rice Developing World Missions and advocacy work.

Tables of 10 cost 1,000 euro. Single tickets cost 100 euro. There are corporate sponsorship opportunities available.

More information from 8196785 or eufemia@edmundricedevelopment.org

Jude's stage Sevens

THE St Jude's Junior Hurling Sevens are now firmly established as part of the All-Ireland Hurling weekend.

The first one was staged in 1990. Many top players have graced the Tymon turf - among them Nicky English, Joe Deane and Brendan Cummins.

This Saturday, the St Jude's crew will be on duty early to ensure another Super Sevens.

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