Ninth Annual MBNA Kick Fada

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

On Saturday we host the annual MBNA Kick Fada in Old Conna. It's all hands to the pump for GAA fans as support is required on many levels to host this major national event. The legendary Michael O Muircheartaigh will be your mc for the day and will certainly attract fans with his inimitable commentary style. The action starts at 10.30am as the Mini All-Ireland hurling competitions takes place with 8 Leinster under 14 teams travelling to take part in what is an exciting side show to the main event. 

At 12.45 it's the turn of the Ladies to test their long kicking skills. This is followed by the men's competition at 2pm where a host of county stars will compete for the All-ireland MBNA Kick Fada crown. A top class team is currently being assembled for the competition now that the  All Ireland runners is down to Kerry and Tyrone. Fermanagh's Liam Barron has been a consistent supporter of the Bray competition and is expected to be joined by fellow county man Marty McGrath this year. Among the former winners competing will be two time champ Padraig Kelly from Offaly and Mayo's Fintan Ruddy with last year's holder John Brennan from Carlow also in the mix.

As ever this promises to be an exciting event and all support is welcome to the Bray Emmets campus in Old Conna. Entrance is free