Kilkenny hurler crowned king of The Cube

Forty eight contestants were whittled down to one at the Lyrath Estate Convention Centre last Saturday night as they each took on the might of The Cube for their chosen club or charity.

Forty eight contestants were whittled down to one at the Lyrath Estate Convention Centre last Saturday night as they each took on the might of The Cube for their chosen club or charity.

The event, based on the hit TV series was organised by Danesfort GAA Club as a fundraiser but each contestant also raised funds for their own chosen cause.

Edward Hayden and Claire Henriques did a superb job in keeping the audience of over 1,000 entertained as each of the contestants bravely entered the perspex box to which tests one’s nerves to the limits.

There could only one winner and it was Young Ireland’s full back Michael Walsh who beat off stiff competition to be crowned the overall winner and won €5000 for his club.

Michael is a native of Dungarvan, Gowran and a PE teacher in St Kierans college, Kilkenny. He is a keen and acomplished hurler, having played minor and under 21 for Kilkenny he got his call up this season for the Senior team and has played numorous games at full back and also picked up an Allianz National Hurling League winners medal in 2014.

The organisers were also delighted with the event, which took months of planning.

“The organising committee would like to thank our main sponsor, Hickey Hire our media sponsors the Kilkenny People and KCLR and all the sponsors that sponsored the contestants as well as FastLine and the Lyrath Estate Hotel who ensured that the event ran smoothly and professionally,” said event organiser, Bill Hackett.

The winner of the €1000 audience participation voucher for Marble City Travel was Michael Hoyne.