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The Hills Cricket Club

The Hills Cricket Club Cricket Club

About The Hills Cricket Club

Cricket has it's root very much in Fingal and records show that cricket of some kind has been played there since the early 1920's It now fields 4 adult mens and 2 womens sides as well as U9, 11, 13, 15, & 17 for both boys and girls

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Contact Information

Last edited on 10/01/2018

Address: The Vineyard, Milverton, Skerries, Co. Dublin Map this location on Google Maps
Phone: 0879442987
Email:
Website: www.thehillscricketclub.ie
Main Contact:
Roger Kear, The Hills Cricket Club
, 0879442987

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Early Days

The cricket club in the area was one of the founding clubs which played in the inaugural Fingal League in 1928, and they won it in 1936 and 1941. Games in the early decades were played on the lands of local farmers around the Blackhills, with in most cases, a different field being used each year. Wickets would have been crude tracks hastily prepared over the previous week nights, and this answers the question about low scores.

Stepping up from Fingal to Leinster Cricket

Some of the people, who had been playing cricket for Balrothery, discussed the forming of the Hills CC. In September 1969, the idea of playing at Milverton was mooted, and Joe Clinton and Gerry Byrne approached the Wentges family of Milverton Hall with a view to using the Vineyard as a possible location. Mrs Wentges readily gave permission for the Vineyard to be used, and a general meeting was held in the Holmpatrick Hotel, Skerries to discuss the making of an application to the Leinster Cricket Union.
The Hills CC was formed, with Gerry Byrne as its first Chairman, and one team was entered in the Leinster League in the 1970 season with Seamus Clinton as captain and has gone from strenght to strenght.

 

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Directions to The Hills Cricket Club by Car

From Dublin

Get onto M1 signposted Belfast/Drogheda/Dundalk
Exit the M1 at Junction 4 signed Skerries/Rush
At off-ramp take 3rd exit back over motorway
On next roundabout take second exit signposted Skerries R132
You are now on a dual carriageway continue straight at roundabout at the end of dual
carriageway
Turn right at Blakes Cross (Esso Filling Station on your left) signposted Skerries/Rush/Lusk
R127
As you near Lusk take 2nd exit at first roundabout (Dublin Road) signposted Rush
At next roundabout (Remount Roundabout) continue straight signposted Skerries
Continue straight at next roundabout
At next roundabout (Skerries Road) take 2nd exit signposted Skerries R127
The Hills Cricket Club Grounds are located on the left approximately 3 miles from this junction

From Northern Ireland

Get onto the M1 motorway direction Dublin
Exit M1 at Junction 6 signposted Balbriggan/Naul – R122
At roundabout on off-ramp take first exit signposted Balbriggan
At next roundabout take the second exit signposted Balrothery
You are now on the Balbriggan ring road, proceed straight at next two roundabouts
At third roundabout take first exit signposted Drogheda past church on your right
After Texaco Garage on your left take next right turn signposted Skerries
At T Junction on railway bridge take right turn signposted Argillan Castle/Skerries Mills.
Continue to Skerries approximately 4 miles, at first traffic lights take right turn signposted
Ardgillan Castle
At roundabout take 2nd exit under railway bridge
The Hills Cricket Club grounds are located on the right approximately 2 miles from Skerries
Getting to The Hills Cricket Club by Public Transport
Rail Links
There is major disruption to Rail links to Skerries due to a recently collapsed viaduct at
Malahide.
You can get details on alternatives on the Irish Rail web site http://www.irishrail.ie. This
disruption impacts both intercity and commuter routes going North and South.
Bus Services
Skerries is serviced by the 33 route which terminates in the centre of Skerries at The
Monument. From there local Taxi services are available to The Hills for approximately €8.00.
Detailed timetables are available on the Dublin Bus website http://www.dublinbus.ie
Taxi Services
A Cabs Telephone: +353 (0)1 849 77 77 or +353 (0) 86 86 45 678
Abacus Cabs Telephone: +353 (0)1 849 1111

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Club Contacts

  • Name Title Email Phone
  • Martin Russell President martinrussell111@gmail.com 0861992369
  • Paul Smyth Chairman smittypc@hotmail.com 0872499517
  • Roger Kear Hon. Secretary rogkear@gmail.com 0879442987
  • Ann Murphy Hon. Treasurer thcctreasurer@gmail.com
  • Matt Richards Hon. Fixtures' Secretary mattr1866@gmail.com 0871647242
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