Cricket returns to Durrow after 165 Year Absence!
It was a case of better late than never on Durrow’s village green yesterday, as Cricket returned to Durrow in County Laois after a gap of well over a century. It turned out to be a very special day for the schoolchildren from Durrow and the neighbouring town of Abbeyleix, as they took their place in history, and were all introduced to the sport for the first time in an afternoon ‘Roadshow’ of Cricket. Events yesterday were triggered by the fascinating discovery of a journal which documented the activities, including the paying of some Irish players, of ‘Ashbrook Union Cricket Club’, from Durrow spanning the years of 1846-1848. This journal, which was discovered in a builder’s skip in Kildare, will be sold next week by Local Art Auctioneers, Sheppard’s.