Structure

Cricket Leinster Structure

Cricket Leinster is the Governing Body for the Sport in the Leinster region and its purpose is to promote, foster and organise the playing of cricket in the province of Leinster.

Cricket Leinster is made up of a number of clubs engaged in the playing of cricket. A club can be a Member or an Affiliate member, with elections taking place at General Meeting. The current list of clubs, members and associate members, can be found here. Cricket Leinster also organises the playing of youth and school cricket and supports social cricket in a number of formats.

The Leinster Cricket Union was established in 1909 and in 2017 was incorporated as a company The Leinster Cricket Union CLG which operates as Cricket Leinster.

The Memorandum and Articles of Association of Cricket Leinster can be found here. The Company is affiliated to The Irish Cricket Union CLG as the National Governing Body for cricket in Ireland.

Cricket Leinster Management & Staff Details

Cricket Leinster employs a number of Management and Administration staff to oversee the day to day running of the company and cricket in the province. Their details can be found in the following table:

Role Name Contact details
Chief Executive Philip Smith philip.smith@cricketleinster.ie
Cricket Operations and Administration Manager Kevin Gallagher kevin.gallagher@cricketleinster.ie
Cricket Development Manager North Leinster Brian O'Rourke brian.orourke@cricketleinster.ie
Cricket Development Manager South Leinster Naomi Scott Hayward naomi.scotthayward@cricketleinster.ie
Cricket in the Community Development Officer – Dublin City Council Fintan McAllister fintan.mcallister@cricketleinster.ie
Women's & Girl's Development Officer Isobel Joyce isobel.joyce@cricketleinster.ie
     

Cricket Leinster Company Structure

The following diagram provides an overview of the Committee Board structure of Cricket Leinster:

Board Details
Responsibilities The Board meets regularly so as to provide strategic leadership to the Company, exercise effective control over the organisation, and monitor executive management and performance. The primary responsibility of all Directors is to act in the best overall interest of Cricket Leinster at all times – it is appropriate to recognise, however, the particular importance of the contribution of the "independent" Directors in this area. Specific responsibilities of the Board are:

 

 

 

  • To provide vision, leadership and direction for the Company, normally through the consideration and approval of Strategic Plans
  • In this context, to define the Company's mission, decide its strategic goals and approve policies to achieve those goals
  • To ensure that the Company is well managed and that a proper balance is maintained between the respective roles of Board and Management
  • To set performance objectives and to approve and monitor the Annual Budget
  • To ensure that the Company behaves ethically and in a manner that accords with its core values as determined in the Strategic Plan
  • To define and promote the Company's role in the community by consulting its stakeholders and informing the public in an open accountable manner
Board Members 2019 The current members of the Board are:

 

 

 

  • John Heavey (Chairperson of the Board)
  • Alan Lewis
  • David Drane
  • Kenny Egan
  • Mark Jones (Chair of Cricket)
  • Meena Baskarasubramanian (Independent Director)
  • Paul Reynolds (Company Secretary)
  • Peter Lacy (Independent Director)
  • Peter Twamley (Chair of Finance)
  • Siobhan McBennett

Philip Smith, Chief Executive Officer, attends ex-officio
Peter Thew, President, attends ex-officio

Committee Details
Finance The Finance Committee advises on the financial affairs of the Union, including the raising of funding, the coordination of financial projects and oversight of all expenditure of the Union.
The current members of the Committee are:
Ed Wyeth (Chairperson), Cillian McCarthy, David Brennan (Hon Treasurer), Mary Sharp, Paul Reynolds (Hon Secretary), Peter Twamley, Ciaran Keohane
Philip Smith, Chief Executive Officer, attends ex-officio
Cricket

The Cricket Committee is responsible for all aspects of the playing of Cricket in Leinster.
The current members of the Committee are:
Mark Jones (Chairperson & Leinster Lightning Comm Chairperson), Brian Kelleher (Director of Coaching), Siobhan McBennett (Women's Committee), David Brennan (Hon Treasurer), Stella Downes (President Elect), Deryck Vincent (Youth & Schools Committee), Guy Satchwell (Grounds Committee), Henry Tighe (Accreditation Committee), Paul Reynolds (Hon Secretary), Philip Deacon (Open Competitions Committee), Allan Eastwood (Ord Member), Conor Hoey (Ord Member)
Philip Smith, Chief Executive Officer, attends ex-officio
Kevin Gallagher attends ex-officio and takes the minutes

Commercial The Commercial Committee is responsible for developing Cricket Leinster's commercial relationships.
The current members of the Committee are:
Andrew Leonard (Chair), Philip Smith (CEO), John Heavey, Alan Maginnis, Paul Farrell, Conor Hoey

Other Roles and Committees

Committee Details
President (2019/20) Peter Thew
Hon Secretary Paul Reynolds
Hon Treasurer David Brennan
Nominations The remit of the Nominations Committee is to advise the Board in relation to the recruitment to the Board and other roles.
The current members of the Committee are:
Brian MacNiece (Chair), David O'Riordan, Cecilia Joyce, Jim Bennett
Child Safeguarding  & Inclusion The Child Safeguarding & Inclusion Committee shall be responsible for matters which relate to the safeguarding of young persons (defined as under the age of 18) participating in cricket under the auspices of Cricket Leinster and for the promotion of inclusive practice relating to the 9 grounds of discrimination
The current members of the Committee are:
Jim Bennett (Chair), Mary Sharp, Meenakshi Baskarasubramanian, Judith Neuman-Jones
Philip Smith (CEO) attends ex officio and as Deputy DLP for Cricket Leinster
Disciplinary The Disciplinary Committee is responsible for all matters of discipline in accordance with the Disciplinary Regulations. These Regulations apply to any match played under the auspices of the Union.
The current members of the Committee are:
Philip Byrne, Barry Collins, Peter Geoffroy, David Pigot, Daragh Ryan and Neil Swaby.
Appeals Board The Appeal Board deals with any appeals of decisions of the Disciplinary Committee in accordance with the Disciplinary Regulations adopted by Cricket Leinster:
The current members of the Committee are:
Philip Furlong (Chairman), Walter Hosford, Sharon Lewis, Siobhan McBennett, Don Moore, Michael Moriarity, Justin Rodgers, Frank Sowman
Mary Sharp acts as Secretary to the Committee
Open Competitions This Committee manages the operation of all adult open competitions and administers the regulations for those competitions.
The current members of the Committee are:
Philip Deacon (Chair), Hadley Southall (Hon Secretary), Michael Cotter, Abul Shapon, Olag Sivanantham, Andy Hirst, Michael Lowe, Steve Wood
Women's Cricket The Women's Committee is responsible for the running of women's competitions played under the auspices of Cricket Leinster:
The current members of the Committee are:
Siobhan McBennett (Chair), Kevin Gallagher (Secretary), Stephanie Woods, Becca Gallagher, Catherine Murphy, Una Raymond-Hoey, Bernard O'Mara
Youth & Schools The Youth & Schools Section is responsible for the running of all youth and schools cricket competitions played under the auspices of Cricket Leinster:
The current members of the Committee are:
James Forbes (Chair),  Abul Shapon (Hon Secretary), Kenny Carroll, Kenny McDonald, Sharon Lewis, Liam Casey, Joe Clinton, Robert Forrest, Bill Whaley
Coaching The Coaching Committee has oversight of all Coach Education and Coaching matters under the auspices of Cricket Leinster.
The current members of the Committee are:
Brian Kelleher (Chair)
Accreditation & Grounds The Grounds Committee is responsible for monitoring the quality of cricket grounds and playing facilities in Leinster.
The current members of the Grounds Committee are:
Guy Satchwell, Kenny McDonald, Paul Daniel, Ralph Condie, Roland Bradley
The current members of the Accreditation Committee are:
Henry Tighe (Chairman), Cillian McCarthy and Peter Twamley
Mary Sharp acts as Secretary to the Committee