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Blarney Castle renew partnership for 3 more years

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Cork County Cricket Club and Blarney Castle are delighted to announce the extension of our existing partnership.

For the past three years, Blarney Castle have provided invaluable support to cricketing activities at the Mardyke, supporting players of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. This agreement sees that partnership continue for a further three years, with the famous Blarney Castle logo continuing to take pride of place on the front of the club playing shirts.

Welcoming the extension of the current agreement, Cork County Cricket Club President Kieran Aherne thanked Blarney Castle for their ongoing support and highlighted the link between two of Cork’s most picturesque settings, the Mardyke and Blarney Castle.

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Kit Donation to Cork Direct Provision Centre

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

Following a recent appeal on Twitter from Roos Demol (@vlnierland) and Deirdre O’Shaughnessy (@deshocks) looking for cricket equipment for residents at the Direct Provision Centre on the Kinsale Road, a number of members got together to gather up old equipment to donate. 

A big thanks for Andy Wootton, in particular, who donated a significant amount of old bats, pads & cricketing accessories. Also a special mention to Abdul Jabbar Younus, Scot McNamara, Sean Cawley and Robert Duggan for donating other bits and pieces.  

Direct Provision Centre donation

There was great interest through social media with the guys from the Direct Provision Centre putting the new equipment to use immediately once they returned to their residence on the Kinsale Road. It is hoped to continue to liaise with the group with coaching to be organised over the coming months in the lead up to the season. #WeAreCounty

Former Irish Independent journalist Sean Power dies after short illness (Irish Independent)

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

sean-powerTRIBUTES have been paid to former journalist and public relations guru Sean Power who has died after a short illness.

Mr Power, who was in his 80s, was a former southern correspondent with The Irish Independent and political correspondent with The Irish Press.

A native of Waterford, he was a hugely talented sportsman and won an All Ireland senior hurling medal with Wexford in 1960.

He hurled with Wexford as he was based in the county at the time as a local journalist.

A friend said today: “He was a great guy, a great journalist and part of Cork’s social and sporting life for decades.”

Uniquely, his brother, Seamas, won an All Ireland senior hurling medal with Waterford the previous year, in 1959.

He moved to Dublin from Wexford to work as political correspondent with The Irish Press, later becoming Chairman of the Oireachtas Press Association.

Mr Power relocated from Dublin to Cork in the late 1960s where he married his wife, Mary.

He worked for a time as the southern correspondent with The Irish Independent.

Mr Power then left to found his own firm, Power Communications, which became very successful.

At its peak in the 1990s, his firm boasted some of Cork’s leading companies and organisations as clients.

Mr Power was a close friend of Dr Garret Fitzgerald and, famously, when the then-Taoiseach would visit Cork in the 1980s he would insist on staying at the Power home in Montenotte rather than in a hotel.

Former Tanaiste Peter Barry also became a close friend of Mr Power who was an advisor to the Fine Gael organisation in Cork for many years.

A lifelong sportsman, Mr Power was a very accomplished golfer.

He was immensely proud of his two children – John, who became an Irish cricket international, and Michelle, who manages the Quercus Scholarship Programme at University College Cork (UCC).

Mr Power is survived by his wife, Mary, children and extended family.

Ar dheis De go raibh a hAnam dilis.

Reference

Riegel, R. (2019, January 11). Former Irish Independent journalist Sean Power dies after short illness. Irish Independent. Retrieved from https://www.independent.ie/

Sean K. Power RIP

Friday, January 11th, 2019

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of another club stalwart, Sean Power, overnight. Sean was a familiar face at the Mardyke down through the years having served as President during the successful period 1997-99, and has always been acknowledged as an extremely valued member of the club. Our sympathies go to Mary, John, Michelle and all of his family. #RIP

Funeral arrangements available on rip.ie 

Sean Power & Pat Twomey attending a Cork County Awards Dinner

Thanks for the memories 2018

Monday, December 31st, 2018

2018 was such a busy year both on and off the field with many highs and lows and little success sprinkled along the way so here’s a little look back on the season just gone as we look forward to 2019 with plenty of optimism. Not forgetting the friends we have lost over the past 12 months including Ann O’Connell, Ollie Barriscale & Philip Short.

2019 Munster Cup Draws

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

The 2019 All Rounder Cricket Munster Senior, Junior & Minor Cup draws have been released by the Unions Cricket Committee with some interesting draws for Cork County.

The 1st XI have received a bye to the Semi-Finals of the Senior Cup and will face either Cork Harlequins or Limerick at the Mardyke. The 2’s & 3’s face trips to Castle Farm in County Waterford to take on Lismore and Clonmel in both Junior and Minor Cups, respectively. Best of luck to all sides! 🤞🏼 #WeAreCounty

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Ann O’Connell RIP

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

It is with great sadness that we learned of the unexpected passing of Ann O’Connell over the weekend.

Ann was a familiar and friendly face behind the bar to members, supporters & visitors for almost 30 years at the Mardyke. A true club stalwart through good and bad times down through the years and will be sorely missed at the club. May she rest in peace. #RIP

Preparations begin for 2019 season following AGM

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

The 2018 Cork County Cricket Club Annual General Meeting took place on Monday, 26th November, at the Mardyke. As always the meeting offered a forum for members to to engage with the clubs committee and regarding the season just gone and looking to the challenges that lie ahead in 2019.

The elected officers from the meeting were as follows:

  • President: Kieran Aherne
  • Secretary: Kevin O’Sullivan
  • Treasurer: David Griffin
  • Club Captain: Robert Duggan
  • 2nd XI Captain: Kevin O’Sullivan
  • 3rd XI Captain: Abdul Jabbar Younus

Committee Members:

  • Talha Kayani
  • Abdul Jabbar Younus
  • Andrew Wootton
  • Len Browne
  • John Power

A motion from the Youth sub-committee was approved at the meeting which will see a member of that committee attending each of the main committee’s meetings.

The Club Captain will Chair the selection sub-committee and will nominate a captain for Cricket Leinster competitions in due course, but will be the de facto captain in all other 1st XI competitions unless otherwise stated.

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Munster Cricket AGM

The Munster Cricket AGM took place on Sunday, 2nd December, at the Mardyke and saw a number of Cork County members elected to roles on the Executive for the coming season.

David Griffin was re-elected as Chairperson for another three term and will continue to oversee the implementation of the Munster Cricket Strategic Plan and the ongoing work to enhance the governance structures of the Union.

Robert Duggan, Veena O’Sullivan & Matt Reed were also elected as ordinary members to the Executive for 2019 and we thank them for their commitment and work for the club and Union. In fact, Veena O’Sullivan is only the second female member of the Munster Cricket Executive Committee following in the footsteps of Amanda Lanigan who served as President from 2005 to 2007.

Ollie Barriscale RIP

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Ollie Barriscale, father of former players and Irish underage international Mark Barriscale, on Monday evening.

All at Cork County Cricket Club wish to extend their deepest sympathies and prayers to Mark & his family. May he rest in peace. #RIP #WeAreCounty

Funeral details are available on rip.ie.

Abubakar Saddique named 2018 Player of the Year

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

The River Lee Hotel hosted a fantastic night of celebration and reflection at the Annual Awards Dinner which honoured some of the key performers both on and off the field.  It was also great to have MCC member and former Irish international Reinhardt Strydom on hand to present the awards on the night.

The award winners on the night were as follows:

  • Noel Molloy Player of the Year: Abubakar Saddique
  • Batsman of the Year: Ross Durity
  • O’Donnell Bowler of the Year: Abubakar Saddique
  • 2nd XI Player of the Year: Peter Barlow
  • 3rd XI player of the Year: Sajid Khan
  • Noel Cantwell Young Player of the Year: Diarmuid Carey
  • Emerging Player of the Year: Eshan O’Sullivan
  • Club Person of the Year: Tegwyn de Freitas

A huge thanks to our friends at The River Lee Hotel for hosting such a wonderful event in their newly renovated dining room. Special mention also to our club partners Blarney Castle and Gardens & Dennehy’s Health & Fitness and all other sponsors for their continued support throughout the season. #WeAreCounty