Founded in 1876 Clontarf Cricket Club is a premier ground and cricket club in Ireland. Clontarf CC has 6 men’s teams, 2 women’s teams and youth teams at all age groups.
If you are trying to find our ground by public or private transport visit the page for directions and maps on our website.
If you want to keep up to date with the goings on in the club the news page is a good place to start. If your on Twitter you might want to follow our various teams for live scores and lively banter.
Probably since the days of King Brian Boru there was a cricket of kind played in Clontarf. The Clontarf Club was officially founded in 1876 and after a year or two of silence it starting making strides. In the middle 80s of the 1800s and to the end of that decade the Clontarf Cricket Club was a healthy organisation with its ground off the top of Vernon Avenue whose colours Rose and black were often worn to victory.
In 1892 under new management the club found its way to the field on the Howth road. To help the exchequer, the clontarf football club were invited to become their tenants during the winter season paying half the rent.
This arrangement however did not conduce to the excellence of the cricket pitch owing to the limited area of the two clubs are forced to make use of the same venue. then in 1896 A change is made to the present spacious grounds in Castle avenue where both can find a home without the inconvenience of this nature.
The rest of the story is easily told and it luckily records a record of study progress. In 1898 the junior cricket cup was first one by clontarf players. from that year they appeared in the final round each season and twice against the cure the coveted trophy at last in 1907 they decided to join the senior ranks pitted against the strongest clubs in Ireland they have met with such a measure of success that no one can doubt the wisdom of this decision.
The club has gone on to be one of the largest and most successful in the country. And the Castle Avenue ground has played host to many Ireland internationals and indeed a Cricket World Cup fixture in 1999 between West Indies and Bangladesh.
Address: Clontarf Cricket and Rugby Club, Castle Ave, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Phone: 01 8332621
Primary Contact: Stella Downes (Honorary Secretary) - firstname.lastname@example.org | 0872808804
Stella Downes Hon. Secretary
Michael Lowe Team Secretary