Hurling for Bothar

A Chara,

I have committed myself to taking part in a fund raising initiative for the third world charity – “Bóthar”. The organization as you may be aware carry out tremendous work throughout the world. They are probably best known for providing poor families in Africa with Dairy Animals such as cows and goats and thus giving them a sustainable means of supporting their families.


The project which I am supporting is “Dry Forest Development and Conservation” on the Peru / Ecuador border and my commitment is to raise at lease €5000.

Instead of the usual raffles and collections I have decided, with the support of my hurling colleagues, to run something where contributors will get some value for their money. As such I am organizing an attractive coaching day, which should be both beneficial and enjoyable (see below).

Presenters will include members of the various Kilkenny Management Teams who will be joined by guest coaches from outside the county and will be supported by several of the Kilkenny Senior Hurlers.

There is a contribution of €30 per person and if you would like to attend please contact Brian Ryan or myself.


Yours Sincerely

Martin Fogarty


Hurling For Bóthar

Saturday April 11th. St. Kierans College Kilkenny

9-30 – 3.00 P.M.


A Day of Hurling Coaching, Tips and Advice



Ø  Strength / Conditioning work

Ø  Goalkeeping and Free taking

Ø  Drills Galore –developing skill & utilising training equipment

Ø  Success! Club or County, Player or Mentor. How does it happen?

Ø  Team Play – Attacking & Defending

Ø  Video Analyses- Using video to reinforce coaching advice.

Ø  Healthy Living – Sensible Lifestyle, Diet & Nutrition

Ø  Address from Brian Cody



  • Brian Cody, Kilkenny Senior Hurling Manager
  • Michael Dempsey, Kilkenny Senior Hurling Trainer/Selector and former Kilkenny U-21 Hurling Trainer
  • Martin Fogarty, Kilkenny Senior Hurling Selector and former Kilkenny U-21 Hurling Manager
  • George O Connor, Coaching Officer & Former Leinster & Wexford Hurler
  • James Meagher, Kilkenny U-21 Hurling Trainer
  • Pat Critchley, Coaching Officer & Former Leinster & Laois Hurler
  • Brian Ryan, Kilkenny Minor Hurling Trainer and Former Kilkenny U-21 Hurling Trainer
  • Adrian Finan, Former Kilkenny U-21 Hurling Manager and Club All-Ireland winning Manager with James Stephens.
  • Many of the Kilkenny Senior Hurlers will also attend to share their experiences.


All Proceeds go to “Bóthar” for Dry Forest Development & Conservation work on the Equador / Peru border.


Bring Packed Lunch as lunch is not provided.


Places Limited - For Bookings and details contact:
Martin Fogarty         Tel: 087-2222113
Brian Ryan.              Tel: 087-2492343


Contribution: €30