Cricket Leinster is delighted to announce the appointment of Killian Molloy to the position of Cricket4All Pilot Project Coordinator - Fingal.
This Cricket4All pilot project is a collaboration between Fingal County Council and Cricket Leinster, which is funded by The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth through the Disability Participation Awareness Fund 2021. This project will look to work with young people with physical and/or cognitive disabilities as well as older adults.
Killian is a recent Sports Management and Coaching graduate from Technological University Dublin - Blanchardstown campus. Killian has worked in the past as a community development coach with Cricket Leinster in the Fingal area working on school coaching programs, district and provincial squads.
Upon his appointment, Killian said that:
"I am delighted to start in this new role with Cricket Leinster. It will be fantastic to work on this intergenerational inclusive project with Fingal County Council. I am excited to work with many different people from the local community in Fingal. We have started to engage with both Balbriggan and The Hills cricket club to enable the sustainability of this project into the future by linking the participants from this pilot project back into their local cricket clubs. This week, we have held a Table Cricket Leader Course to start the ball rolling and develop the local coaches and volunteers skills base. This is a great opportunity for us to show the Fingal community just how inclusive cricket is."
Naomi Scott Hayward the South Leinster Development Manager, who oversees the Disability Programmes in Leinster is looking forward to working with many different generations in this project.
“I am delighted that we were successful with our application for the Disability Participation and Awareness Funding from the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. It shows the belief that the department has in this pilot project, which will see the bringing together of children with disabilities and adults aged 55+ through the sport we all love: cricket."
Brìan O’Rourke, Cricket Development Manager for Fingal has added that
“It is exciting to see further staff being employed as part of the Fingal Cricket Development team. It has been a very productive few years locally and now a new audience can be attracted to the sport through this new 'Cricket4All' programme that is now being rolled out within the county."
This pilot project has kicked off in the Fingal area with a Cricket4All taster session with members of the IWA, St Michaels House Balbriggan and Prosper FIngal all attending. A table cricket leaders course has also taken place, with people from across the district being taught on how to deliver table cricket and adapted cricket sessions.
This Cricket4All Pilot Project began in early March 2022 and will run for an initial 13 month period.