World Cup hero Kevin O’Brien launched the 2011 Leprechaun Cup schools cricket competition. This year’s event will involve no fewer than 38 Primary Schools from various parts of Dublin and surrounding counties.
Leinster cricket are delighted to announce that ‘Precision Electric’ have become the new sponsors of the tournament that will again reach out to hundreds of young cricketers in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow.
Managing director Karl Reid is thrilled to be involved with Leinster’s youth cricket programme commenting ‘We are delighted to be associated with this year’s competition and the whole concept of introducing boys and girls to the game of cricket. We will be closely monitoring the results and look forward to seeing some of the stars of the future featuring in the coming weeks.'
Precision Electric’s financial contribution will not only supply schools with playing equipment, but will also help to provide more coaches for schools in order to further develop the game.
Coaches currently active within schools include Reinhardt Strydom, Andrew Leonard, David Russell, Theo Lawson and Bill O’Connor. These coaching positions have also come about through financial support received from both Fingal County Council and South Dublin County Council.
Photo: Brian O’Rourke and Kevin O’Brien along with Castleknock NS students Iain Anders, Sarah McIntosh and Edward Vincent.
Monday, 9th May - Star of the Sea v's St Mathew's NS (Irishtown) at Railway Union (3pm)
Wednesday,11th May – Castaheany ET (Dublin 15) v Mulhuddart NS at Civil Service
Thursday, 12th May - Ballyroan Boys v's Taney NS (Dundrum) at Marlay Park (TBC)
Thursday, 12th May – Castleknock NS v St Mochta's NS (Blanchardstown) in Civil Service or Porterstown Park (11am)
Friday, 13th May – St Bosco’s (Cabra) v Castleknock ET at Cabra
Friday, 13th May - Springdale NS (Raheny) v's Scoil Mobhí (Glasníon) at Clontarf (3pm)
Friday, 13th May - Kilashee NS (Naas) v's CUS at Halverstown CC (10.30am)
Friday, 13th May - Balrothery v's St Patrick's (Skerries) at North County (11am)
Wednesday, 18th May – St Partick’s (Diswellstown) v’s Scoil Mhuire at Civil Service