As you know, we are fast approaching the actual Centenary Day of the foundation of the Leinster Cricket Union which is Sunday 14th April 2019.
Whilst we have many events planned for the year itself, we have given some thought on how the day itself should be marked - accordingly all clubs are invited to an informal reception - where it all started - at the Central Hotel in Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 .
As you know, the history states that …… 'On 14th April 1919, representatives from Civil Service, Clontarf, Catholic Young Men’s Society (CYMS), Dublin University, Leinster, Meath County, Merrion, Pembroke, Pembroke Wanderers, Phoenix, Railway Union, Royal Hibernian Military School (RHMS), Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), and Richmond Asylum met in the Central Hotel in Exchequer Street and, under the Chairmanship of J.F Crawford, the LCU was born.’
Our commemoration event will be as follows:
Centenary Day – Sunday 14 April 2019 (Central Hotel, Exchequer Street)- Open Invitation to all Clubs to an informal reception to mark the occasion.
7.30pm - Guests arrive for Drinks & Finger Food
8.00pm - Formal Toast to the Centenary, preceded by a short speech from Peter Thew, President, Cricket Leinster
8.20pm - Short illustrated Talk from Ger Siggins and Eddie Lewis to preview the Centenary Book and recount some interesting facts/key developments which have shaped cricket in Leinster over the various decades
8.50pm - Launch of Cricket Leinster Centenary Patrons Club
9.00pm - Informal Drinks Reception until close
We would hugely appreciate it if each club could endeavour to have 1/2 representatives present to mark the occasion with us - if you can make it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org