Phoenix Cricket Club

About Phoenix

We are a large community based club with an expanding youth section catering for both boys and girls from U9 to U17 age groups. We also have 5 adult mens teams plus a ladies and taverners team. We have placed particular emphasis on employing top quality coaches to best develop our players at all levels. Our beautiful ground boasts an historic pavilion, some of the best playing surfaces in Leinster cricket, full nets facilities, bar & dressing room areas and ample car parking. Whether you’re playing or spectating it’s a great place to spend an afternoon in the sunshine!!

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Contact Information

Last edited on 27/11/2018

Address: Camogie Rd. Phoenix Park (Just off Chesterfield Ave.) Map this location on Google Maps
Phone: 353 087 3591799
Main Contact:
Hannah McGuckin, Phoenix

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Phoenix Cricket Club is the oldest in Ireland and believed to be the third oldest in the world,  being formed in 1830 some five years before Dublin University Cricket Club.  Prior to 1834, the club members met and practiced in the Phoenix Park but in 1835, the club moved out of the park and played it’s matches in open fields south of the canal behind Upper Baggot Street.  In 1838, the Commissioner of Woods and Forests granted permission for a 150 yards square near the Wellington Monument.  At that time, a temporary rail had to be erected as several players were injured as the ground had been badly cut up by the wandering animals.  Permanent rails were subsequently erected of an agreed thickness and painted white so as to be clearly visible to horsemen!

In 1846, when the main road through the Phoenix Park was widened, the club had to move again.  A new ground in an adjacent area was recommended, and in view of the expense already incurred by the club, the move was financed by the Board of Works, at a cost of £73, and Phoenix have remained at this present ground ever since.

The decades, 1950–1970 were without the glory of the previous years due to an aging team. Despite 2 cups in the 1950s, the next decade was without a major trophy during the whole of that decade.

In the later 1960s a younger squad started to emerge and, after 22 years, Phoenix won the John Player Senior cup in 1973; and in 1974 the club were the inaugural winners of the Wiggins Teape League.

In 1975, Phoenix accomplished the Grand Slam (all three trophies and the only club to ever do it). During the entire decade the 1st XI relied on a hard core of 15 players to lift 6 cups, 3 league titles and 2 Wiggins Teape.

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We are just off Chesterfield Avenue, the main road that runs through the Phoenix Park. We are the 2nd cricket club on the left hand side, just past the zoo. Loc8 code: NQ6-14-9FJ

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Club Contacts

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  • Alan Maginnis President 087 6774731
  • Hannah McGuckin Honorary Secretary 087 3591799
  • Emmet Staunton Membership queries
  • Emmet Staunton Fixtures and Cricket enquiries
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