Meteor today announced details of the 2010 Meteor Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland Hurling Sevens, which will take place on Saturday 4th September in Kilmacud Crokes home pitch of Glenalbyn, Stillorgan, Co.Dublin and surrounding pitches in the locality.
Proudly supporting the official launch of the 38th annual hurling sevens tournament today were former stars Charlie Carter and John Henderson of Kilkenny and Tommy Dunne and John Leahy of Tipperary, President of the GAA, Christy Cooney, Director General of the GAA, Padraig Duffy and Meteor’s Commercial Director John Penberthy Smith.
40 senior clubs from ten counties will compete for the much coveted Meteor Cup in the senior competition and 16 teams will do battle in the Shield competition. With over 600 players , this year’s tournament guarantees thrilling action and entertainment for players and supporters alike on the eve of the All-Ireland Hurling Final. This year’s hurling sevens will involve over 100 games, a true feast of hurling, with group games beginning at 10.30am and the throw in for the final scheduled for approximately 6.45pm at Glenalbyn in Stillorgan village.
Tom Barry, Chairman of Kilmacud Crokes Hurling, welcomed all participants and highlighted that the Meteor Cup is now one of the most coveted prizes in Club Hurling. He also “looks forward to an on going winning relationship with sponsor, Meteor”.
Meteor’s Commercial Director John Penberthy Smith today said, “This is Meteor’s third year as sponsor and we are extremely proud to support such a prestigious sporting event that recognises the wealth of talent that Clubs all over Ireland have to offer. Meteor has long been recognised as a competitive force in the mobile market and we look forward to an equally competitive display of hurling on the 4th September” he added.
The 2009 champions Moycarkery Borris of Tipperary will be out to defend the title, a feat achieved only twice in the history of the competition and the last time in 1981/82 by Middleton of Cork, demonstrating what a tough task it is to win the “sevens”. A host of inter-county players will be in action on the day led by the Canning brothers Joe & Ollie of Portumna from Galway, All-Ireland Club Champions in 2006, 2008 and 2009 and All Ireland Sevens winners in 2004 and 2008. The host club Kilmacud Crokes will feature Dublin senior hurler Niall Corcoran and Dublin U21 players Barry O’Rourke, Conor Clinton, Rory O’Carroll, Ronan Walsh, Rob and Kevin O’Loughlin. Killeagh of Cork will include Joe Deane and former All Ireland winning captain Mark Landers. Niall McCarthy will lead the challenge of Carrigtwohill from Cork. Wexford are represented by Oulart the Ballagh and Raparees. Two times winners Patrickswell of Limerick will also contest this years competition.
Supporters on the day can also be in with a chance to win tickets to the much anticipated Tipp v Kilkenny All-Ireland Hurling Final.”
The event is also supporting the ‘Headsup’, text referral service from Rehab Care, which aims to help young adults in difficulty by offering support group information for a range of issues via text on 50424.
Visit www.kilmacudcrokes-hurling.com for details on the history of the event, past winners, maps and more.
For further information please contact:
Leontia Fannin/ Amanda Carroll
085-711800 / 085-7117300
Kilmacud Crokes Tom Rock firstname.lastname@example.org