Four of the country’s best known sports personalities will feature in “ A Night with Sporting Stars” at the Anner Hotel, Thurles, on Thursday June 13th .
Organised by Thurles Croke Athletic Club, in conjunction with Minister of State, Alan Kelly TD, the speakers will be former athletics world champions, Eamon Coughlan and John Treacy, former Tipperary hurling manager, Liam Sheedy, and former Kerry football manager, Jack O Connor.
Liam Sheedy’s track record in management and as a player in Tipperary is second to none. Likewise Jack O’Connor in Kerry, both men leading their counties to All-Ireland senior glory.
World champion Eamon Coughlan’s feats in athletics at international level are legendary while John Treacy, is one of a select band of Irish people who have won an Olympic medal, taking silver in the marathon, as well as twice winning the World cross-country championship.
Their insights into sport in its broadest terms should be most informative and entertaining as they will be interviewd by Sunday Independent journalist and radio presenter Damian Lawlor, a native of Cloughjordan.
The evening gets under way at 7.30 pm with a cheese and wine reception, and there will also be an auction/raffle on the night.
Tickets (15 euro) are available from members of Thurls Crokes, or at the hotel on the night. Further information from Madeline 087-9948576 or Patsy 0504-23543.