Strong Cork presence on All-Star hurling tour to Abu Dhabi

Strong Cork presence on All-Star hurling tour to Abu Dhabi
Limerick's Cian Lynch, Tom Morrissey, Cian Lynch and David Dempsey with Darragh Fitzgibbon of Cork. Picture: INPHO/James Crombie

CORK hurlers Patrick Horgan, Seamus Harnedy, Darragh Fitzgibbon and Anthony Nash, former manager John Meyler and referee Conor Lane are in Abu Dhabi for the PwC All-Star hurling tour.

The Leesiders were included in the 27-strong panel that flew to the UAE from Dublin this week. UCC and Kerry dynamo Shane Conway is also involved, with players from Sligo, Laois, Donegal, Kildare, Carlow and Antrim adding variety to the panel.

Shane Conway of UCC in action against Conor Delaney of DCU. Picture: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile
Shane Conway of UCC in action against Conor Delaney of DCU. Picture: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

The main event is scheduled for the Zayed Sports City on Saturday afternoon, local time, where exhibition hurling and camogie matches will be played by local players before a game between the visiting All-Star teams.

There are players from 13 different counties included, with All-Ireland winning manager Liam Sheedy over the 2019 selection and Meyler looking after the 2018 team.

Lane is one of the officials along with James Owens and David Gough. There will be the post-match reception this Saturday hosted by the Irish Ambassador to the UAE, Aidan Cronin, while the Middle East GAA Board and Abu Dhabi Na Fianna are hosting the touring party.

2018/2019 PwC All-Star Hurling Tour Panel: 

Seán Finn, Declan Hannon, Dan Morrissey, Cian Lynch, Graeme Mulcahy (Limerick), Darragh Fitzgibbon, Seamus Harnedy, Anthony Nash, Patrick Horgan (Cork), John Conlon, Peter Duggan (Clare), Séamus Callanan, Cathal Barrett, Pádraic Maher, Noel McGrath, John McGrath (Tipperary), Diarmuid O’Keeffe, Lee Chin (Wexford), Patrick Purcell, Enda Rowland (Laois), Shane Conway (Kerry), Killian Doyle (Westmeath), Neil McManus (Antrim), Declan Coulter (Donegal), Patrick McKenna (Kildare), Edward Byrne (Carlow), James Weir (Sligo).

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