As this Ice Bucket Challenge is for such a worthy cause and we know we have a willing bunch of lads in our Minor Hurlers we're going to nominate them. If anyone wants to support the lads raising much needed funds for IMNDA they'll be having a wash in Lackabawn on Sunday 24th August @ 7pm. so we hope you'll come support the lads.
Motor Neurone Disease is an incurable neurological condition that leaves people unable to do the everyday things in life that the rest of us take for granted. Walking, talking and swallowing may become virtually impossible, yet the mind and the senses remain intact in the majority of cases. It is a degenerative life limiting disease with the rate of progression varying greatly from one person to another.
The average life expectancy for a person with MND is three to five years following diagnosis depending on the activity of the disease and the particular muscle groups affected. The disease strikes people from teens to older age groups; it does not discriminate between gender and race.
In Ireland, one person dies every five days from Motor Neurone Disease and there are in excess of 300 people living with MND at any one time.
For more information please go to the IMNDA website on www.imnda.ie
As part of the Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour Series, former Hurler of the Year Brian Corcoran will take fans on a unique tour of Croke Park on Saturday 16th August – the eve of the Cork-Tipperary GAA Hurling All-Ireland semi-final. This is a must for all Cork hurling fans – a chance to hear first-hand what it's like to take to the field at Croke Park on the biggest days in the hurling calendar.
Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour with Brian Corcoran – 2pm on Saturday 16th August.
Early booking is advised as places are limited – find out more and book tickets http://www.crokepark.ie/gaa-museum/events/bord-gais-energy-legends-tour-with-brian-corcoran
Bórd Gáis Energy Munster U21 Hurling Final
Wednesday July 30th
Clare v Cork
7.15pm @ Cusack Park, Ennis
Tickets are now sale online at gaa.tickets.ie and at Centra/SuperValu stores. Admission is €15 for adults, with usual concessions, and U16s are FREE. Buy your tickets in advance save €5 on adult tickets – just €10 if purchased up to 3 hours before throw-in!
Anthony Nash and Patrick Horgan head up Community Hurling Event in Páirc Uí Rinn on 7th June
Centra, is hosting a special community hurling event on Saturday 7th June in Páirc Uí Rinn, with two of the county’s leading hurlers, Anthony Nash and Patrick Horgan.
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Patrick Horgan and Anthony Nash will be on hand in Páirc Uí Rinn next Saturday to give bright young stars from local
There will be plenty of fun to be had on the day as Centra aims to bring the whole community together through a special hurling skills session and a host of family entertainment including face painting, a hurling simulator to test your hurling skills, music and goodie bags.
This family fun event is supported by the following participating Centra stores; Herlihy’s Centra Fermoy, Herlihy’s Centra Bishoptown, Herlihy’s Centra Mallow, Breen’s Centra Donnybrook, O’Riordan’s Centra Tory Top Road, Flynn’s Centra Riverstick, Cloyne’s Centra Cloyne, Ahern’s Centra Carrigtwohill, Ahern’s Centra Killeagh, Ahern’s Centra Castlemartyr, Ross’ Centra Watergrasshill, Gradon’s Centra Sallybrooke, Murphy’s Centra Cobh, O’Leary’s Centra South Douglas Road, O’Leary’s Centra Tower, Murphy’s Centra Rochestown, Lynch’s Centra Corsshaven.
To sign up for the event, register instore in one of the participating Centra stores. Closing date for entries is Friday 30th May. The event commences at
On the day of the event, Centra will be on the hunt for the Brightest Young Star of the day, with a few lucky children getting the opportunity to be questioned by their hurling heroes! The child with the best hurling knowledge and the funniest and quirkiest answers will be crowned Centra’s Brightest Young Star of Cork and will be in with a chance to win an incredible trip for their family to the All-Ireland Hurling final.
For more information on Centra’s community events throughout the summer pop into your local Centra store, go to www.centra.ie<http://www.centra.ie> or find ‘Centra Ireland’ on Facebook and Twitter.
Help Send Matthew to Kings Hospital London
Matthew is a 7 year old boy with a very rare congenital liver condition affecting both his liver and spleen.
Matthew has whats called portal hypertention which is a blockage in the main vein connecting the intestines and spleen to the liver, because of this blockage an insufficient amount of blood and nutrients are able to pass through the liver which has caused it to scar and shrink significantly. Due to the scar tissue the liver is unable to preform an important job of cleaning the toxins like ammonia out of the blood before it passes back into the system.
For Matthew this means he is left with high ammonia levels which may be causing encephalopathy (brain disease) affecting his short term memory , concentration , has poor judgement and his thinking ability.. life-threatening aspects of this condition are veins(varices) which grow in his stomach and eosophagus to bypass the blockage but as these are unable to cope with the pressure they swell and burst causing a bleed which can be fatal.
Matthew needs to get a scope put down every few months to band these veins to prevent this from happening. Back pressure into the spleen has caused it to enlarge which causes him pain a lot of the time. The spleen of its own accord has made secondary veins branching out into the kidneys and back to the heart, none of which should be there. He also has a clotting deficiency , low platelet count and a peptic ulcer.
Matthew day to day can feel quiet nauseated and would have pain on and off. He gets tired easily and can find it hard to keep up with friends when playing. He is unable to play any contact sport incase of a potential rupture to his spleen which is hard on him when he sees his friends being able to play hurling , rugby etc…
He has ongoing appointments in Our Ladys Childrens Hospital Crumlin for frequent scans , blood tests , scopes etc but now needs to attend Kings College Hospital in London for further tests and treatment. This treatment will include surgery to fix the blockage , de-bulk or remove the spleen and possibly may need a liver transplant .
Money raised in the upcoming events will help towards cost of flights, accommodation and other expenses.
The day will commence with a Cake Sale in the Community Centre after 10am & 11.30am mass. Cork County Board Chairman Bob Ryan will kick off proceedings @ 1pm and the sponsored walk at 1.30pm. Fireman Sam will be arriving with the Fire Brigade @ 2pm.
With something for everyone on the day, we hope you will all come out and support this worthy cause.
It's that time of year again… As part of the national promotion of the Senior Hurling and Football Championships, the inter-county Open Nights will run again this year!
As the Cork GAA Twitter page (@OfficialCorkGAA) approaches 30,000 followers, we're running a special competition open to all our followers. Our four-year Twitter anniversary is on April 26th, so make sure you share this with all your friends and help us get close to 30K by that day!
The competition closes when we reach that 30,000 follower mark… Help us be the first County to get there!
If you're not already on Twitter, you can sign up at www.twitter.com, and to enter our competition, see www.gaacork.ie.