Cricket Leinster is delighted to announce that the John Dawson Fair Play Award for 2022 has been won by Fintan McAllister of Malahide Cricket Club.
Fintan is a very worthy winner having been nominated with some regularity over recent years and is well known for his competitive & fair style of play. He has also been a great ambassador for his club and his team at Malahide.
This award is presented annually to the player (voted by all the clubs with teams in the IBI Corporate Finance Open Competitions Premier League & Championship) who has demonstrated the highest standard of sportsmanship and played within the spirit of the sport throughout the season.
The award is in memory of the late John Dawson, who was a long-serving and dedicated Honorary Secretary of Cricket Leinster over many years.
Fintan will receive his Award at the CL Awards Night & Gala Dinner on Friday 20th January in the Round Room at the Mansion House. All individual and team awards will be presented on the night. We are expecting a full house with only a small number of tickets still available for purchase:
Our thanks again to IBI Corporate Finance who are providing sponsorship support for the Event.
We were delighted with the large number of different nominations received again this year reflecting the fact that the cricket was generally played in a great spirit throughout the season. There were a total of 25 players nominated from 11 different clubs.
Other players who attracted significant support this year and therefore worthy of mention are Eoghan Delany (Clontarf), George Dockrell (Phoenix), Eddie Richardson (North County) and Jack Carty (Merrion).
Winners in recent years have included Fiachra Tucker (Pembroke), Stephen Doheny (Rush), Conor Kelly (Clontarf), Kenny Carroll (Railway Union), Albert Van Der Merwe (The Hills), Nazeer Shaukat (The Hills) and Barry McCarthy (Pembroke).
Please join us in congratulating Fintan McAllister who is our Open Competitions Fair Play Award Winner for 2022.