Merrion Cricket Club

About Merrion

Merrion has been at it’s present location since 1906. It is a family oriented club that is an integral part of the local community. It also has members from across Dublin and has grown to be one of the biggest amateur cricket clubs in Europe. Merrion already has excellent facilities with a major new clubhouse development completed in the 2014 season.

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Contact Information

Last edited on 06/07/2018

Address: Anglesea Road, Dublin 4 Map this location on Google Maps

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Merrion Cricket Club was founded in 1906 by a few enthusiastic members of the old Land Commission Cricket Club, which had played at Lansdowne Road rugby union ground from 1892-1900, winning the Junior Cup in 1897, 1899, 1900.

The club was immediately opened to players from other Civil Service departments in the Upper Merrion Street area and after two years at Dolphin’s Barn, they moved to their present ground at Anglesea Road in 1908. From 1906-1925, Merrion played Junior and Intermediate League cricket, starting off modestly, but growing in confidence and ability.

In 1919, when the Leinster Senior League was formed, the club was opened to members from outside the Civil Service for the first time. Victories in the 1924 and 1925 Intermediate Leagues, combined with the departure of University College, led to their admittance to the Leinster Senior League in 1926.

Between 1926-1939 the club survived one major flooding in 1931, and threatened to win a senior trophy or two, but failed to do so. Then in 1940 Merrion were unbeaten as they became the first club to win the league and cup double.

A 20-year period of sustained success followed, with another three leagues and one cup for the first XI, and a further eight competitions won by the junior teams, which had grown to four in number by 1960.

In 1952, the club purchased the lease on its ground, which was extended to its present size in 1958. During the period 1961-1994 Merrion endured two more floods and a fire that demolished their pavilion, while on the field of play the first XI struggled to compete, winning no trophies over a period of 35 years. This led to their demotion from the Senior League in 1994, a decision that was overturned by a vote of the other teams. Results improved immediately and four consecutive 20-overs competitions were won, along with the Senior B League in 1997 and 1999.

By this time Merrion had grown to include 7 men’s and two ladies’ teams, and its youth policy was the envy of every other club in Leinster. The new millenium saw victory in the Senior A League in 2001 and the League Cup in 2007, another three 20-overs trophies and a triumphant Irish Senior Cup win in 2010. The club currently has eight men’s, 2 ladies’ and 2 taverner’s teams, with schoolboy teams at all levels for boys and girls.

Merrion is open for new members and welcomes ciricketers of all standards. There is an active youth section that has a strong commitment to coaching. If you are interested in joining the club check out our website or just drop down during the season and have a look around.

(Note: Click on the map icon beside the address above to get directions using Google Maps) Merrion is located to the south of the city centre on Anglesea Road oppositie the junction with Simmonscourt Avenue. It is situated beside the well known Royal Dublin Society [RDS] where the Leinster Rugby team play their home matches.

It is easy to get to the ground using public transport with buses [5, 6, 7, 46A, 10] from the city centre and linking to the south suburbs. Merrion can also be reached from the Dart, [get off at Sandymount Stations, turn right out of the station and keep going and you will come to the club.

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Club Contacts

  • Name Title Email Phone
  • Maureen Joyce Fixtures Secretary (01) 286 7922
  • Hannah deBurgh White Captain Womens hannahdbw@gmail.com 086-1736022
  • Andrew Kay Honorary Secretary 086 081 8769
  • Chris McNulty
  • Chandra Aramalla Team Secretary merrioncricketclub@yahoo.com 086 3908123
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