Are you a fan of A League Of Their Own?
If so, and you’re headed to Kilkenny v Wexford in Nowlan Park this Saturday evening, you’re in for a treat.
A League of Their Own stars Jamie Redknapp, Freddie Flintoff and Rob Beckett will be heading to Nowlan Park this weekend for the ultimate penalty challenge. All three will compete against each other in a halftime hurling challenge as Kilkenny take on Wexford to an expected crowd of over 25,000.
The trio have enlisted the help of Kilkenny hurling legend DJ Carey and will be in The Marble County ahead of the game this weekend to be mentored by the five-time All-Ireland champion and hone their skills in time for the half-time showdown.
This is the first time the BAFTA-winning show has come to Ireland.
“I’ve seen hurling matches on Sky Sports and it’s so entertaining. The pace of the game is incredible. My good friend Steve Harmison (swapped roles with Brendan Maher to experience GAA with ‘The Toughest Trade’ documentary.) has given me a few pointers and I’m not too shabby with a bat so I reckon I’m the hot favourite for this one!”, said Freddie Flintoff ahead of this weekend’s visit.
Former Liverpool and Spurs man and co-hosts Jamie Redknapp says “I love Ireland and to be a part of the Irish home sport is great. Competing against the teams and being involved with the sport will be something to remember.”
We’ll have full commentary and analysis of Kilkenny and Wexford, live from Nowlan Park, this Saturday at 7pm.