Benefit fundraiser for seriously injured Kilkenny jockey

The racing community will be out in force in Ballymurphy tomorrow evening

Mary Cody

Reporter:

Mary Cody

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mary.cody@kilkennypeople.ie

Benefit fundraiser for seriously injured Kilkenny jockey

Shane Prendergast

Hundreds of people are expected to attend a benefit fundraiser for a young Kilkenny jockey who was seriously injured following a fall from a house.

A number of well known faces are expected to attend the event at The Hilltop Bar in Ballymurphy.

There will be a 'jockey style tug of war', an auction and a raffle to raise funds for the 19-year-old who was seriously injured following a fall at an amateur point-to-point event in Ballingarry. The young man, from Skeoughvosteen  was airlifted to Tullamore General Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

The benefit night will start at 8.30pm. Admission is €10 and all are welcome.