Leinster Cricket Club continues to be one of Ireland’s top cricket clubs, winning multiple league and cup honours at all levels including the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup in 2009 and were 2017 Leinster Division 1 winners.
The ground at Observatory Lane is one of the top grounds in the country, with a rich history, and has been the host to many matches between Ireland and the world’s top sides.
The club currently fields seven men’s teams in the LCU leagues, two women’s teams, and a multitude of youth teams, both boys and girls, catering for budding international cricketers from the age of six.
Child protection and ensuring that our younger members can play cricket in a safe and positive environment is very important to us. You can read our Child Safeguarding Policy
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Leinster Cricket Club was founded in Rathgar in 1852. The Dublin sports club now hosts tennis, squash, table tennis, bowls and cricket. The Leinster Sports Club complex is situated at the Observatory Lane ground, in the heart of Rathmines.
In 1860, Leinster hosted the first visit to Ireland by the All-England XI on the club's field in Lord Palmerston’s demesne. Nine years later in 1869, Observatory Lane was well established as the Club’s home ground as Ireland used the ground to play vs the All-England XI in a drawn three day match.
The club also brought the most famous English cricketer of his time, W.G. Grace to Ireland for the first time in 1873. In 1875 the Irish rugby union team played its first home game at the cricket ground as Landsdowne Road was unsuitable at the time.
Famous past and current players include the likes of Ireland internationals Gerry Duffy, Louis Bookman, Eddie Ingram, Trent Johnston and George Dockrell as well as current Ireland Women’s Captain, Laura Delany.
Leinster Cricket Club holds the record for the most Leinster Senior League titles, with 24.
Address: Observatory Lane, Rathmines, Dublin 6
Phone: 01 497 2428
Primary Contact: Malcolm Rule (Secretary) - firstname.lastname@example.org | 0862277338
Brian Godfrey President
Declan O'Brien Chairman Cricket Section
Stephen Tonge Chairperson Men's Section
Margaret O'Donoghue Chairperson Ladies Section
Alison Crawford Chairperson Youth Section
Malcolm Rule Secretary