Huge strides are being made for cricket in the North East Inner City this summer. With the easing of restrictions, it has allowed us to see our schools programmes recommence. Mosharrof Hossain is currently delivering schoolyard sessions to the 1st and 2nd year groups of O’ Connell’s Secondary School for an eight-week programme. In addition to this, the school will receive their own Dublin City branded kit for future sessions. The sessions have been well received at the school.
“Its been fantastic to get cricket into the school. Its a sport that is new to a lot of our students and the engagement has been excellent. We had cricket here in the past and it's great to see it back up and running in the school” says head PE teacher, Colm O'Connell.
Senior Sports Officer for the NEIC area, Bruce Mc Devitt added "It’s great to see the game of cricket being further developed in the North East Inner City through O’ Connell’s Secondary School. Dublin City Council, Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership and the North East Inner City Initiative aim to create as many sustainable sporting opportunities for young people as possible in the local area and cricket is a sport with huge potential. Cricket Is a game with wide appeal and we look forward to seeing the game develop in the North East Inner City over the next few years in association with Cricket Leinster” .
In addition to this, the area will see a brand new programme ‘Tape Ball Cricket’ being rolled out in the Mountjoy Square area over the coming weeks. It will be the first programme of its kind and there is lots of excitement around the new initiative.
Cricket Leinster would also like to acknowledge the assistance and support of the Dublin City Sport and Wellbeing Partnership. The council has played a crucial role in supporting our cricket programmes throughout the city.
Cricket Development Officer – Dublin City area