A range of sporting events, activities and school coaching visits in line with the Dublin City Sports and Wellbeing Partnership have been key to growing the game in the Dublin City area. In order to deliver schoolyard sessions in the schools we link with the DCC Sports Development Officers throughout the city, as they work closely with the different schools, in the surrounding areas. These programs help to allow schools to achieve their active flags and also provide cricket along with different sports to diverse communities in the Dublin City area.
The annual Tape Ball Cricket Program will begin on Saturday mornings, starting again on the 6th of May at Mountjoy Square Park. The numbers have been increasing year on year and it has been brilliant to see cricket becoming more prevalent in the North East Inner City. The program will be running for the months of May, June and July after which it will commence again in September. For more information on the tape ball program please get in contact with Fintan Mc Allister - fintan.mcallister@cricket leinster.ie
As mentioned above, a range of sporting weeks and events take place right throughout the year as part of the Dublin City Sport and Wellbeing Partnership and during the month of May the ‘Sport for Life’ initiative will be one to look forward to. From the 15th-19th of May at the Technical University Dublin, Grangegorman, cricket will be taking place for the 20+ invited DEIS schools that week.
Saturday the 8th of April saw a 5-11 year old coaching course take place at Leinster Cricket Club. It was fantastic to see a great mix of parents and young coaches keen to upskill and get ready for the upcoming season working with their youth sides in this vibrant club. It was also great to be able to run a wicket keeping clinic for the keepers at Merrion CC during their Easter Camp. On Tuesday 9th of May, there will be an ‘introduction to cricket’ course that will be taking place at Pembroke Cricket Club, for teachers in the Sandymount schools.
While school visits will be one of the major focuses for the May/June period, our attention will also be the primary schools competition, where games will be taking place during the May/June period around the Sandymount, Clontarf and Terenure areas, along with a cricket blitz for the North Dublin Muslim School at Civil Service Cricket club, in early June.
Cricket Leinster would like to thank Dublin City Council for their continued support of all the programmes.
Fintan Mc Allister
Dublin City Council Development Officer