Tyrrelstown Cricket Club, in partnership with Cricket Leinster and Fingal County Council, is delighted to announce the opening of a brand new cricket ground at Tyrrelstown Park which will become the home of Tyrrelstown Cricket Club.
Founded in 2011, Tyrrelstown Cricket Club is a multi-cultural club which has been rapidly growing in recent years and will benefit hugely from having a permanent home ground at the heart of Dublin 15.
Cricket Leinster and Fingal County Council have worked with the club over recent years to provide the necessary funding for the installation of this brand new cricket pitch at the ground.
The new facility was officially opened today by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar T.D. at a reception on the ground itself which was attended by a large crowd of excited club members and community leaders.
The event was also attended by many local stakeholders including Anthony Lavin (Mayor of Fingal County Council), Jack Chambers (TD West Dublin), Brían O'Rourke (North Leinster Development Manager, Cricket Leinster), Kumar Varma Rudraraju (President, Tyrrelstown Cricket Club) and Paul Smith & Ted Lynch from Fingal County Council (Parks Dept).
A fantastic, historic day for @TyrrelstownCC as An Taoiseach, @LeoVaradkar was in West Dublin to officially open the new ground for Tyrrelstown Cricket Club.— Cricket Leinster (@cricketleinster) March 30, 2019
The ground has been made possible thanks to the Fingal County Council and Cricket Leinster partnership funding. pic.twitter.com/CHDQwxF9V2
Current Ireland international, Simi Singh and former India and Ireland international, Bobby Rao were also in attendance.
Speaking about this exciting new development, Kumar Varma Rudraraju commented:
‘We are so pleased to have been granted a new home facility at Tyrrelstown Park. Our club has rapidly expanded in recent years and we have strong growth ambitions which can now be fulfilled from our new home. We are hugely appreciative of the support of An Taoiseach, Fingal County Council and Cricket Leinster in making this happen.’
Cricket Leinster CEO, Philip Smith is particularly pleased to be able to continue supporting local clubs:
‘Cricket in Leinster is rapidly expanding with over 10,000 people now actively involved in the sport across the province. Tyrrelstown Cricket Club is one of our fantastic growth stories and is now well positioned for further growth and development especially given its new home in the heart of the community and in proximity to local schools. We want to congratulate everyone involved and in particular to acknowledge the vision of Fingal County Council in making this happen.’
About Tyrrelstown Cricket Club
During the winter months, the club offers indoor cricket training for young players at Tyrrelstown Community Centre. Cricket Leinster have been visiting the local Tyrrelstown Educate Together school in a coaching capacity where in the coming months they will partake in the Leprechaun Cup competition.
In 2017, Tyrrelstown Cricket Club entered the Cricket Leinster ‘Open League’ and won the Division 15 league. Prior to 2017, Tyrrelstown CC participated in various Leinster cricket tournaments.
During 2018, Tyrrelstown Cricket Club fielded two teams in the Leinster Leagues. The 1st team finished runner's up in Division 10 and got promoted to Division 9. The 2nd team won the Russell Court Trophy and finished 3rd in Division 14.