Last year’s beaten finalists Howth Road NS obtained their first victory in the ‘Blue Insurance’ sponsored Leprechaun Cup when beating Ongar/Dublin 15 school Castaheany Educate Together at a sunny Phoenix Park on Monday.
The final was the last in a series of games played around Leinster over the past twelve weeks and marked the 12th season of this most successful Primary schools, development competition.
The Leprechaun Cup continues to be the flagship for cricket development in Leinster with many new schoolchildren now being given the opportunity to play hardball cricket during their primary school years. Running parallel with the Leprechaun Cup this year was the Super League, the 4th Class Cup and also the Fingal Cup for girls.
Monday, 25th June 2018
Castaheany Educate Together NS v’s Howth Road NS
Howth Road NS 104/8, 20 overs (John McNally 32* ret, Andre Ryan 18, Avyay Mynampati 3-15, Daire Coppinger 3-30)
Castaheany ET 70/9, 20 overs (Srihan Karpe 33* ret, Daire Coppinger 8, William Norton 2-3, Conor Stanley 2-10)
Howth Road NS won by 34 runs
2007 – St Brigid’s Castleknock
2008 – Rush NS
2009 – Balrothery NS
2010 – Balrothery NS
2011 – Balrothery NS
2012 – Star of the Sea, Sandymount
2013 – St John Bosco’s Navan Road
2014 – St Catherine’s NS, Rush
2015 – Oliver Plunkett’s NS, Malahide
2016 – St Mathew’s NS, Irishtown
2017 – Oliver Plunkett’s NS, Malahide