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Give It A Bash – 8th May

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Cork County Cricket Club are pleased to announce the return of ‘Give It A Bash’ on Sunday, 8th May 2022, which provides a great way for youngsters who want to try the game of cricket and learn some of the basics of the game.

Some of the activities will include:

  • Batting, bowling and catching skills
  • Supervised by fully qualified coaches
  • Fun games and competitions 
  • Meet new friends!

It will also be an opportunity for youngsters and parents alike to learn more about the club and find out how to get more involved.

The session is absolutely FREE and open to boys and girls (both members and non-members) aged 8-16 to come along and give cricket a bash!

Give It A Bash - 8th May 2022

Registration

Registration is absolutely FREE so to secure your spot then please fill in your details by clicking here or emailing youth@corkcountycricketclub.com

Register Now

 
 
 
 

Memorial Service for Dermot Giltinan

Saturday, March 26th, 2022

The club will be hosting a memorial service for the late, great Dermot Giltinan which will take place at the cricket grounds at Mardyke on Saturday, 9th April 2022.

The service, which will be led by Brother Martin of the Presentation Brothers, will allow many of his cricketing friends and clubmates to remember the great man and pay tribute to his lasting legacy at the Mardyke which was his second home.

Proceedings will commence at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 9th April, so we very much look forward to seeing you from 2 p.m. on the day.

There will be a video conferencing link available for anyone who wishes to dial in and say a few words so please contact info@corkcountycricketclub.com to indicate if you wish to do so.

Dermot Giltinan Memorial Service

Please confirm your attendance by email to either:

 
 
 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2022

Friday, March 18th, 2022

A huge thanks to Nick Tulloch and all of his assistants on the Youth Committee who represented the club with aplomb during the St. Patrick’s Day parade a few weeks ago.

After a two year break due to Covid, the club were once again participating and joined almost 2,500 others with plenty of colour, music and pageantry on show. The cricketers joined other Cork sporting clubs such as the hurlers and footballers from St Finbarrs and Nemo Rangers.

From the main stand, they received a standing ovation from the City’s councillors and management led by Lord Mayor Colm Kelleher and the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney.

Great to see a big turnout and added exposure for the club and the game of cricket in Cork.

Mort Kelleher succeeds Kieran Aherne as Club President

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Congratulations to Mortimer Kelleher who succeeds Kieran Aherne as 2022 Club President at the clubs Annual General Meeting.

Mort is a familiar face at the Mardyke and has made significant contributions as a captain and committee member over the years. We wish him every success in the role.

Outgoing President Kieran Aherne greets his successor Mortimer Kelleher at the Mardyke

Outgoing President Kieran Aherne greets his successor Mortimer Kelleher at the Mardyke

Two stalwarts step aside

Kieran Aherne is stepping down after 16 years as President and has done an immense job representing the club with great distinction during his tenure. As an ever-present at games both home & away, he has also overseen an extremely successful period for the club with 36 titles since he took office in 2005. No doubt he’ll remain a familiar figure at the Mardyke and will all still be referred to him as “Pres”! #ThanksPres

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** KPC Group Cricket Ireland Awards 2016, Thomas Prior Hall, Dublin 11/11/2016 Tildenet Club of The Year winners Cork County with George Bassett, Sales Executive at Tildenet Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

KPC Group Cricket Ireland Awards 2016, Tildenet Club of The Year winners Cork County with George Bassett, Sales Executive at Tildenet ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

David Griffin is also stepping aside as Honorary Treasurer having fulfiled the role in a thoroughly professional & diligent manner for the best part of three decades. David becomes Cricket Ireland President from April 2022 and we all wish him every success in the role. David will be succeeded by Talha Kayani who will assist in fulfiling the duties of Treasurer along with the other members of the committee.

New Chairperson role

At the AGM, the members unanimously endorsed the creation of the role of Chairperson with an amendment to Rule 8 of Club Consitution. The new role will see the Club President freed of the administrative duties as Chair of the Executive Committee and the new Chairperson will be in place for a 3-year term and will be the principal officer on the Club Executive Committee with responsibility for planning, organising and managing affairs of cricket in the Club. The chairperson will also have responsibility for the overall long-term direction of the club and would lead special projects such as planning the development (or redevelopment) of club infrastructure and facilities.

Cork County Cricket Club Chairman, Peter Dineen

Incoming Cork County Cricket Club Chairman, Peter Dineen

Peter Dineen was duly elected as the club’s first Chairman on a 3-year term until 2024. Peter is a former club captain and represented Munster at all levels as a top-order batsman. As a former Munster Cricket Chairman, Peter brings a wealth of experience to the role and will play an instrumental role in developing the club as it approaches its 150th anniversary.

List of 2022 Officers:

  • President: Mortimer Kelleher
  • Chairman: Peter Dineen
  • Secretary: Kevin O’Sullivan
  • Treasurer: Talha Kayani
  • Club Captain: Ross Durity

Team Captains

Ross Durity was re-elected as Club Captain for the 2022 season with Benji Marris as his vice. Both will act as the key figures of a leadership group to lead the 1st XI through both Munster, Leinster and All-Ireland competitions.

Other team captains also remain in situ for 2022:

  • 2nd XI: Robert Duggan
  • 3rd XI: Peter Barlow
  • 4th XI: Bilal Ashan

Great Black Friday discounts at Rebel Cricket

Thursday, November 25th, 2021

Our friends at Rebel Cricket are running a Black Friday sale with up to 30% selected items until midnight on Monday.

From Friday morning through to midnight on Monday night, the following voucher codes can be used against purchases on www.rebelcricket.ie:

    • SM30 – 30% discount on all SM Cricket bats, bags, gloves and pads
    • BAT25 – 25% discount on any bats valued €500+
    • BAT20 – 20% discount on any bats valued €400+
    • BAT15 – 15% discount on any bats valued €200+
    • BAT10 – 10% discount against any other bats on the website.

SHOP NOW

If anyone would like any further information or would like to arrange to see any bats before buying, they can get in touch with our club member Bruce Newton at:

Rebel Cricket also have gift cards available on the website which could be a great Christmas gift idea.

gift vouchers

 

Give It A Bash For Girls – 30th May

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

Cork County Cricket Club is offering a “Give it a Bash” session for Girls from 7 – 16yrs who have never played the game before. The session is open to non-members and will be run by our club coaches, in groups according to age.

In line with the ongoing Covid-19 guidelines, all attendees must register in advance to attend this event via the link below:

Give It A Bash Registration

Girls will have a chance to learn some of the basics of cricket including batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping as well as play some cricket!

Give It A Bash For Girls
 
We would ask all attendees to complete our ‘Covid Self Assessment Form‘ when they book and join the club for the day – the cost of this is €1 and we will ask you to sign a form on arrival. We will have a Covid-19 Officer on-site and we follow all government and Cricket Ireland guidelines.

Please arrive 15 mins before the session and note that the Pedestrian gate is closed – use the gate beside the Tennis club.

  • Each child should have a separate submission!
  • You also need to complete the ‘Covid Self Assessment Form‘ health questionnaire.

More Information

If you have any questions about the session and want to learn more then contact us at:

Pollard takes top prize at 2020 Virtual Awards

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

Cork County’s first and hopefully last virtual Awards Night take place on Friday, 30th April, as the club looked back on an eventful and challenging 2020 season that has been condensed due to the Covid health emergency resulting in a T20 only format across all levels of the game.

As the club was unable to celebrate the achievements and impact of members under more normal circumstances at an end of season dinner due to government restrictions, it was better late than never to have a look back as we prepare to look forward to the 2021 season.

  • Emerging Player of the Year – Danny Higgins
  • Noel Cantwell Young Player of the Year – Eshan O’Sullivan
  • 4th XI Batsman & Bowler of the Year – Bilal Ashan
  • 3rd XI Bowler of the Year – Shams Safi
  • 3rd XI Batsman of the Year – Abdul Jabbar Younus
  • 2nd XI Bowler of the Year – Kevin O’Sullivan
  • 2nd XI Batsman of the Year – Zuhair Shah
  • O’Donnell Senior Bowler of the Year – Rudolph Pollard
  • Senior Batsman of the Year – Abubakar Saddique
  • Club Person of the Year – Steve Ross
  • Noel Malloy Club Player of the Year – Rudolph Pollard

A big thanks to Abdul Younus who helped organise the event and to all the contributors – Steve Ross, Len Browne, Rob Duggan, Kevin O’Sullivan and Club President Kieran Aherne.

View the full presentation by clicking here.

2020 Christmas Raffle Results

Monday, December 21st, 2020

The draw for the 2020 Christmas Raffle took place in the surroundings of the old Pavilion at the Mardyke on Sunday, 20th December, at 8 p.m. 

There was an overwhelming response to this year’s raffle with members and supporters getting involved in the organisation and purchase of tickets which was great to see. With the proceeds going towards a worthwhile cause and some fantastic prizes up for grabs, then anticipation was high ahead of the big draw.

MC on the night Andy Wootton was ably assisted by Talha Kayani, Kevin O’Sullivan and Abdul Jabbar Younus who took care of proceedings to announce the various winners of the raffle. The winners were selected by using an online number randomizer to void any suggestions of impropriety or Russian interference! 🙂 

The winners were drawn in reverse order starting with the 10th prize and working its way up to the main prize of a 2 night B&B stay at The River Lee Hotel.

The winners were as follows:

  1. 2-night stay at The River Lee Hotel – Bilal Ahsan
  2. Complimentary Club Membership – Veena O’Sullivan
  3. €150 Meadows & Byrne Voucher – Abubakar Saddique
  4. €150 Vanilla Boutique Voucher – Tara Rahman
  5. Sunglasses from Kennedy’s Opticians – Matt Reed
  6. 12-month Pass for Blarney Castle & Gardens – Michael Stout
  7. Pirahna Cricket equipment – Steve Ross
  8. Selection of wines – Ross Durity
  9. Afternoon Tea at The Metropole Hotel – Matt Reed
  10. Uni Salon hair products – Desmond Lucey

The winners will be contacted individually to arrange delivery of the various prizes.

A huge thanks to all involved in organising and taking part in the quiz. Our original target of €1,500 was smashed with the club raising € 2,705 towards the construction of two permanent net bays in the southeastern corner of the grounds with work due to start in the spring once the ground dries up.
 
 

2020 Christmas Raffle

Monday, December 7th, 2020

We are delighted to launch the 2020 Club Christmas Raffle with some fantastic prizes up for grabs including the chance to win an eyewatering 2 Nights B&B at the River Lee Hotel in Cork, a €150 voucher for Meadows & Byrne, complimentary 2021 Club Membership among many others.

Christmas Raffle Header

All proceeds from the raffle are going directly to the construction of two permanent net bays with artificial wicket surfaces in the southeast corner of the ground opposite the Pavilion. The new training facility would allow youth and adults to improve their game in a friendly and safe environment in an almost year-round basis.

Preparations for the construction of these net bays are at an advanced stage and we hope to begin construction as soon as ground conditions allow.

Your support would be greatly appreciated and go directly to support all our members in their goal to practice and play their best at Cork County Cricket Club.

Purchase Tickets

Draw will take place on 20th December 2020 at 8:00pm.

Leinster winners await in All-Ireland T20 Cup

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Cork County will face the winners of the Cricket Leinster T20 competition at the Semi-Final stage of the Clear Currency All-Ireland T20 Cup in Dublin on Sunday, 13th September. As winners of the Munster T20 Blast, County will face either YMCA or Railway Union for a place in the prestigious final.

Due to the condensed nature of the season, the Clear Currency All-Ireland T20 Cup is the only All-Ireland competition taking place and so there is heightened interest in this seasons competition with European Cricket League qualification up for grabs also.

Munster Senior T20 Blast Winners 2020

Fixture schedule 

The Clear Currency All-Ireland T20 Cup schedule, as it currently stands, is:

Semi-finals:

  • Semi-final 1 – NWCU club v CIYMS* (at Bready, 1 pm Saturday 12 September)
  • Semi-final 2 – Cricket Leinster club v Cork County* (at Pembroke 1 pm, Sunday 13 September)

 

  • Final (at Belmont, Saturday 19 September)
  • Play-off for European Cricket League (at Belmont, Sunday 20 September)

* Please note: CIYMS – last year’s winners – have already qualified as the Northern Cricket Union’s representative, and Cork County qualified as Munster Cricket Union’s representative. The representative from North West Cricket Union will be determined on 5 September, while Leinster’s representative will be determined on 12 September.

The Final will be live-streamed, with details announced shortly.

In addition, an extra match has been added to the schedule this year, with the European Cricket League play-off. In 2019 it was announced that the All-Ireland T20 Cup winners would go on to represent Ireland in the European Cricket League. Last year’s winners, CIYMS, were set to compete this summer until the pandemic saw this year’s competition cancelled. To acknowledge the unfortunate circumstances, this year the 2019 and 2020 Clear Currency All-Ireland T20 Cup winners will playoff to identify Ireland’s representative at the 2021 European Cricket League.

The play-off will be played at Belmont on Sunday 20 September – however, if CIYMS win the Cup again in 2020 then no play-off will be required.

Cork County Squad

  1. Abubakar Saddique Wattoo*
  2. Rudolph Pollard
  3. Benji Marris+
  4. Nabeel Anjum
  5. Harvey Wootton
  6. Zuhair Shah
  7. Diarmuid Carey
  8. Alex Gaspar
  9. Daniel Kennedy
  10. Brandon Kruger
  11. Sid Joshi
  12. Eshan O’Sullivan
  • Scorer: Talha Kayani
  • Coach: Robert Duggan