Star names revealed for Limerick GAA's I’m A Celeb Get Me Out Of Here

Jerome O'Connell

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Star names revealed for Limerick GAA's I’m A Celeb Get Me Out Of Here

Limerick footballers Padraig de Brun, Olivia Giltenane and Peter Nash with sylvester the snake!

STARS of hurling, football and camogie have been revealed on the list of 24 contestants for Limerick GAA's 'I’m A Celeb Get Me Out of Here' fundraiser.

The Club Limerick organised event takes place on Friday September 27 in the South Court Hotel.

The Limerick hurlers to face the Bush Tucker trials will be Kyle Hayes, Dan Morrissey, Mike Casey, Barry Nash, Aaron Costelloe and Barry Hennessy.

Former Limerick hurling stars Davy Clarke and Donie Ryan are also taking part.

Limerick hurling kitman Ger O'Connell and Limerick County Board official and referee Eamonn Phelan will also enter the 'jungle'.

The Limerick footballers taking part are Jamie Lee, Peter Nash, Colm McSweeney, Mike Fitzgibbon, Padraig de Brun and Tommie Childs.

Camogie players Sarah Carey, Katie Campbell, Neamh Curtin and ladies footballers Olivia Giltenane and Orlaith O'Donoghue are also confirmed contestants.

The list is completed by members of the media; Louise Cantillon (Spin South West), Jerome O'Connell (Limerick Leader) and Paul Fitzgerald.

This event is being organised to raise finances that will go towards the support of Limerick hurling and football teams.

Tickets cost €25 with a family ticket available at €80 for two adults and two children.

Tickets and further details available here

The launch of the fundraiser, which is sponsored by Co-Op Superstores and Heart ER, took place this Tuesday evening when the full line-up of contestants was revealed.

Fundraising Events Groups in association with Empower Events, will host the live stage event.

Allondale Construction and the Long Court Hotel are premium sponsors.

There are also another 24 sponsors - one for each contestant; ATG Retirement Village, Griffin Coaches, Irish Cement, Bon Secours, Cube, Ripplecom, Live 95, Rigid Containers, The Hurlers Bar, Duggan Systems, Munster GAA, Adare GAA, Red Cow Moran Hotel, Goggin Insurance, Toco Welding, Foynes Engineering, Roadbridge, Pemac, Sporting Limerick, Limerick Packaging, Countryside Homes, Lenmac, Aunty Lena's & Bill Chawke's Adare and Mertonbury.

This event is modeled on the ITV Show, with two teams (Team Snake Rock and Team Croc Creek) contesting against each other to be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle.

The teams will be challenged to collect stars for their teams by overcoming their greatest fears of the jungle with a variety of Bush Tucker Trials.