Hurling's top coaches will offer an insight into success at Christians fundraiser

Hurling's top coaches will offer an insight into success at Christians fundraiser
Derek McGrath with John Meyler last summer. Picture: INPHO/Oisin Keniry

DO you want an insight into what it takes to look after the best hurlers in the country and to coach in the biggest games of the GAA season? 

Christian Brothers College have assembled a top-class line-up of guest managers in aid of a great cause this Saturday night at 7pm.

All-Ireland winning Limerick manager John Kiely, former Waterford boss Derek McGrath and Rebel leader John Meyler are coming together for a very special evening in Christians in aid of the CBC Zambia Immersion Project, with tickets priced at €20. 

The Road to Success takes place this Saturday from 7pm in Christian Brothers College.
The Road to Success takes place this Saturday from 7pm in Christian Brothers College.

It's been a memorable season for CBC on the field. Under the guidance of Donal O'Mahony, the school's deputy principal and a Cork selector alongside Meyler, they are into an all-Cork Harty Cup showdown with Midleton CBS. The winners will become the first Leeside victors since Paudie O'Sullivan captained Midleton to glory in 2006 and it's the first Leeside derby in a final since 1994.

Peadar Hennessy clears his lines against CBS Thurles. Picture: Larry Cummins
Peadar Hennessy clears his lines against CBS Thurles. Picture: Larry Cummins

That takes place on Saturday week but first up Kiely, McGrath and Meyler will join host Paudie Palmer on the couch for ‘The Road to Success’. 

This promises to be a lively and entertaining mix of stories on the highs and lows of hurling life, offering unique insights into what lies behind inter-county and All Ireland glory, as well as examining the central role of grassroots and schools hurling in laying the foundations for success.

Proceeds from the event, supported by MC2 accountants which also sponsors the CBC Harty Cup team, will go to the college’s Zambia Immersion Project. 

This initiative which has been spearheaded over the last 15 years by Christian Brothers College has seen hundreds of students embark on development and humanitarian projects run by the Christian Brothers in Zambia. In recent years, the programme has been further enhanced in partnership with ‘Serve’, the overseas development and voluntary organisation.

College principal David Lordon is looking forward to a memorable evening with three hurling greats.

"They are coming together to share their unique experience with us in aid of a cause close to our hearts in the college. John Kiely, Derek McGrath and John Meyler have brought so much to the game and have served as role models both on and off the pitch for many years. The college is hugely proud of its reputation for academic excellence and its record of outstanding sporting achievement, particularly in rugby. 

"However, we are also proud of the continued growth and development of hurling in Christians, particularly since returning to the Harty Cup competition four year years ago after a 97-year gap. The college’s focus on achievements at the highest level in academic and sporting spheres has long served to play a significant role in our students own road to success."

Tickets are available from all Cummins Sports stores or at the main school office.

John Meyler with selectors Donal O'Mahony and Kieran Murphy. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
John Meyler with selectors Donal O'Mahony and Kieran Murphy. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

Further information pertaining to the event can be obtained from Donal O’Mahony, deputy principal/head of sport, Christian Brothers College on 021-4501653 or at enquire@cbccork.ie

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