Cricket Leinster, in conjunction with Fingal County Council ran an indoor club tournament during the Easter school holidays at the National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.
Dublin City U13 Boys Indoor Cricket Tournament - April 12th 2017
Cricket Leinster launches 2017 'Blue Insurance' Leprechaun Cup Competition
We will be running several coaching sessions on Thursday/Friday April 20th & 21st (School Easter Holidays) for both the U12 & U15 boy’s age groups.
Today sees the start of the South African schools T20 finals being played at Stellenbosch. There are some familiar names in both the Glenwood and St Stithians squads.
Just a quick update from Durban in South Africa and in particular our stay at the most impressive Glenwood High school. We return home in early April and we are really enjoying this experience so far.
On January 7th, myself and Aaron McGuire (Rush CC) departed from Dublin and set out on our travels to South Africa where we will be spending nine weeks at Muir College in South Africa’s Eastern Cape.
On February 13th, Cricket Leinster delivered a Table Cricket tournament at Ballyfermot Leisure Centre to mark off what has been a fantastic couple of weeks of activities in the Dublin City Area.
We were supposed to leave with the other Cricket Leinster Transition Year students on 7th of January, but Lara was at the training camp with the Ireland women’s squad at La Manga, Spain, so we travelled on our own from Dublin to Johannesburg on January 9.
On January 7th, we left Dublin on our three legged voyage that would end twenty-three hours later at Glenwood High School, Durban, South Africa. Accompanied by Brían O Rourke myself, Neil Rock, Andy Brawders and Stuart Jackson were all travelling to Durban while Harry Archer, Aaron McGuire and Ryan Tobin had different destinations in South Africa.
A training squad has been selected for winter coaching sessions currently being held at North County cricket club. Six coaching sessions between October and March will give the boys an opportunity to further develop their skills and improve as players in preparation for the season ahead.
I arrived at OR Tambo Johannesburg international airport on Sunday, January 8th after an 11-hour flight from London. Kobus and Dylan de Villiers (a Menlo Park student) met me and we went for a traditional South African breakfast. Later that day, we met up with all the Menlo Park coaches and I had my first South African steak.
The Leinster U11 Girls had their last winter session with the Cricket Leinster coaching team. There were 5 sessions in total held at St. Mary’s College, Rathmines.
Fifteen Leinster school cricketers are currently residing in South Africa taking advantage of their school Transition year spending time at a variety of schools and playing cricket at a high standard.