Cork Senior Hurlers “Puck for Pieta”

This weekend the Cork Senior Hurling team will undertake a 48 hour “Puck for Pieta” charity fundraiser for Pieta House. The event will see each player puck for 1 hour before passing the torch onto the next player. The event will begin this Friday at 4pm and will finish on Sunday at 4pm,  and will be streamed live on the Instagram page which has been set up for the event.  All players will be pucking from darkness into light to raise funds and awareness for Pieta House. Donations can be made online at

Speaking about the fundraiser John Dempsey from Pieta House said ” Pieta want to wish the 2021 Cork Senior Hurling Panel all the very best, in their upcoming fundraising event -Puck for Pieta. Cork GAA over the past number of years have always and continue to support Pieta, which has been amazing, that support has helped saved so many lives, that support has created so much awareness around Pieta and our services here in Cork and across the Country”

Speaking about Pieta House, John said “Pieta Cork is the busiest Pieta House in the Country, over the past 12 months like all of society it has been an extremely difficult time, we’ve had to adjust to over the phone therapy & video therapy, and even though we’ve open back up as an essential service, we are limited in whom we can see. We have increased our therapists to help with the increased demand, our phone lines and text services has seen a huge spike in those reaching out and seeking support. Pieta Cork has delivered over 21000 hours of counselling in its Cork centre since 2019 and has helped over 2,800 people in that time.”

Those who wish to following the players over the weekend can do so at

How to contact Pieta: To avail of Pieta services, which are free of charge, please visit for all centre contact details and our National Therapy Services phoneline 0818 111 126. Pieta provides 24/7 support – if you are suicidal, self-harming or bereaved you can contact Pieta 24/7 via the Freephone crisis helpline on 1800 247 247, you can also text HELP to 51444 (standard message rates apply