Division 10 has all the potential to be the plot of Netflix's follow up to House of Cards. Will the young upstart Slieve Bloom 1 dramatically steal the limelight and push on for higher presidential glory? Will Merrion 6 bounce back up through the Capitol after several years in minor positions? Can those stalwarts of middle government Rush 3 finally realise their potential, or will they be disposed of in a ruthless fashion?
Michael Sharp, Secretary of the OCC, outlines the important competition regulations changes ahead of the 2014 season
The start of the new season is upon us. Some changes in league structures.
Cricket Leinster in conjunction with Fingal County Council is running ‘Welcome to Cricket’ Courses.
Gerry Byrne continues his series on Leinster Senior Cup Finals with an account of Leinster's second win in the competition in 1941 against Dublin University.
Another preview, another set of excuses. Division 11 for 2014 is like the first day of school. There will be a number of teams who vaguely recognise each other, but the vast majority have never met before, and will spend the first term warily circling each other.
The announcement of the new arrangements for Player Registration
Coaching staff from the Leinster Cricket Union will soon be running the above workshop for Secondary school teachers. The course will cover areas like batting, bowling, fielding/games and will also involve a separate scorer’s course for interested teachers and/or students.
Cabinteely CC are now recruiting for their new youth section, and are running a camp for u13 boys and girls in April
Division 12 looks like being a league of two halves this season, with the nine teams nicely dividing up in to a perceived bottom four, and a top five based on a bit of guesswork. However, I predicted the winner of this league last year, so lets try again!
Another in the Series on Leinster Senior Cup Finals since 1935
The T20 World Cup, both men`s and women`s, takes place in Bangladesh starting 17th March. The Leinster club will have six representatives taking part with the women`s team having four players, Eimear Richardson, Laura Delany, Rebecca Rolfe and Amy Kenealy, whilst on the men`s side George Dockrell and coach Peter Johnston will be representing Ireland.
South Dublin County Council & Leinster Cricket Union will be hosting a 'Cricket for Teachers' course in the South Dublin area.
Let us start this preview with a little bit of honesty. Division 13 looks like being a complete lottery in 2014. A case can be made for all nine teams to finish in the top three. But where is the fun in that? So once again, without wishing to offend anyone, and in the search for a small bit of entertainment, here is the 2014 preview of Division 13.
The Leinster coaching clinics commence again on Friday, March 21st with the fourth block of sessions taking place at venues in both West and South Dublin. The sessions are open to all interested cricketers from either the U13 or U14 age-groups.
We started last year's league previews, bemoaning the fact that it was too hard to predict any winners at this level - before going to correctly predict that Castleknock 3 would walk away with the silverware. So no such attempts at deflecting criticism and failure, let's cut to the chase. Who will Division 14 in 2014?
The Leinster Coaches Association is running another First Aid Course as the March 23rd course was fully booked within only a few days!