Leinster Youth Training Camp 2011 - La Manga, Spain
December 2011, saw a group of 12 players from different clubs across Leinster take part in the second annual trip to ‘La Manga’ Resort in Murcia, Southern Spain. The trip was organised by Leinster coaches Brian O’Rourke and Andrew Leonard and the players involved came from the current Leinster U15 and U17 squads.
2011 LCU Dinner - Gallery 1
LCU Dinner 2011, held at Old Belvedere RFC on 11th November. Photos courtesy of www.johnaustin.ie. Individual prints can be purchased from the photographer
Adamstown CC Blitz
Adamstown cricket club’s annual Blitz cricket tournament got off to an exuberant start last Saturday at Corkagh Park with six teams around Dublin taking part in this year’s competition. The Blitz tournament is a rapid fire quick of form cricket with 5 overs per innings per side and each team playing twice in the group stage.
Fingal Girls Cricket for Life Road Show June 2011
The Leinster Cricket Union in conjunction with Fingal County Council’s Sports Office along with the support of the Irish Sports Council’s ‘Women in Sport’ initiative ran a five-day ‘Cricket for Life Roadshow’ for girls in Fingal. The Roadshow visited local clubs in Fingal throughout June, catering for beginners and those with playing experience aged 7-13 yrs. The Roadshow emphasised participation through fun games and cricket activities.
South Dublin County Council challenge match.
On one of the few beautifully sunny days of the summer so far, Adamstown Educate Together National School played their first ever hardball cricket match. One of the newest cricket grounds in the country, Adamstown CC’s beautiful Corkagh Park venue in Clondalkin, Southwest Dublin played host to Adamstown ETNS’s challenge match vs Archbishop Ryan National School, last year’s Leprechaun Cup semi-finalists. The match was made possible thanks to South Dublin County Council’s support of the Leinster Cricket Union’s development work in the region.
Fingal Cricket Blitz
Six wonderful days of cricket blitz’s were held for pupils in both 4th & 5th classes during the month of May. The events were full of fun and enjoyment with children being competitive and learning more about the game. And let’s not forget that we had great weather over the two weeks also! Overall 23 schools attended the blitz’s with over 600 boys & girls gaining valuable playing experience. The many teachers who accompanied the teams were most impressed with the ‘Kwik Cricket’ paying format and may have already expressed interest in setting up games themselves involving local schools. Always a good sign for the further development of the game.
Leprechaun Cup Final 2011
Scenes of joy were very evident amongst the players and the large crowd present when Jamie Grassi hit the wining boundary for Balrothery to win their third Leprechaun Cup victory in as many years. The day had started well for Delgany who were 60-1 from 10 overs however tight bowling from Mikey Sludds restricted their progress in the middle overs. Ciaran Soden scored a valuable 25* batting down the order to gain Delgany a respectable total of 116. Despite losing Mikey Sludds early to a catch by wicketkeeper Stuart Jackson both Grassi and Fionn Hand shared an excellent 2nd wicket partnership to see Balrothery home for a famous victory.
Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup 2011
Leinster 1 Vs Terenure 1 Ground : Observatory lane 02 May 2011
YMCA v Waringstown
Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup 14th May 2011 YMCA lost to Waringstown by 74 runs. Waringstown 251-6 (41.0 overs, O Pienaar 135*, L Nelson 47, Josh Hall 3-38, K Morrison 3-17) YMCA 200-9 (36.0 overs, R Strydom 51, E Ahmed 36) DL Method: par score 274 in 36 overs.
The Hills vs North County
The Hills 2nds against North county 2nds, played in the Hills. Photos: fmx photography - James Fleming
LCU Dinner 2008
Award Winners at the Leinster Cricket Union Dinner in 2008
Competition Winners 2010
Competition Winners 2010
2008 Nth County Vs Railway U
North County Vs Railway Union 2008
2008 Nth County Vs Ardmore
North County Vs Ardmore 2008 - Irish Senior Cup Cricket
2008 Nth County Vs Clontarf
North County Vs Clontarf - July 2008