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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.

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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.

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Dermot ‘Galty’ Giltinan RIP

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

The club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dermot Giltinan overnight.

Our deepest condolences to his sister Deirdre, brother Noel, extended family, and friends at this time. Galty will be sorely missed at the Mardyke. 

To say we have lost a ‘Legend’ today does not do justice to Dermot’s legacy at the Mardyke and for Munster cricket as a whole throughout his life.

He was a mentor, teammate, friend, volunteer, supporter and above all a genuine and loyal cricket lover. You will be greatly missed!

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h’anam dílis. #RIP #ThanksGalt


County clinch 2021 Premier Division title in style

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

The 1st XI clinched the Munster Premier Division in style with a 156 run victory over local rivals Harlequins at the Mardyke. The victory leaves the side unbeaten in the league with just one fixture remaining against the same opposition.

The skipper Ross Durity won the toss and decided to bat and was keen to lead by example going on to make 86 with contributions down through the order from Byron McDonough (47*), Rudolph Pollard (36), Sunil Gautam (21) and Benji Marris (20).


With a target of 276 to defend, the County seamers were Scrooge-like in their discipline up top which laid the platform for the spinners led by Abubakar Saddique to weave their magic on a wearing pitch. Saddique finished with figures of 5-21 with the other spinners Eshan O’Sullivan 2-10 and Nabeel Anjum (2-16) also clipping in.

With Harlequins dismissed for 111, it was confirmed that the Premier Division title was returning to the Mardyke thanks to a lot of hard work from the squad who covered countless kilometres and had to battle out of some tough situations over the course of the campaign.


Cork County 276-6 (Durity 86, McDonough 47*, Pollard 36, Gautam 21, Marris 20) beat Harlequins 111 all out (Saddique 5-21, O’Sullivan 2-10, Anjum 2-16) by 156 runs at the Mardyke.

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 Awards Night… Belatedly

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Seeing as the club wasn’t able to host the 2020 Annual Awards Night due to the restrictions that have been in place since the end of last season, we will be naming the various award winners from U11s right up to the Club Player of the Year.

With the youth section recommencing training the week after then there is no better time to acknowledge the effects of players, teams and volunteers from a condensed 2020 season.

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It should be no longer than an hour so hope to see as many of you there as possible.

The awards will include:

  • U11s Highlights & Achievements
  • Colts Highlights & Achievements
  • U17 Batsman/Bowler of the Year
  • Emerging Player of the Year
  • Noel Cantwell Young Player of the Year
  • 4th XI Batsman/Bowler of the Year
  • 3rd XI Batsman/Bowler of the Year
  • 2nd XI Batsman/Bowler of the Year
  • O’Donnell Senior Bowler of the Year
  • Senior Batsman of the Year
  • Club Person of the Year
  • Noel Malloy Club Player of the Year

A Zoom link will be shared with members via email on the morning of Friday, 30th April.

Tough Leinster Senior League Cup Group Awaits

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Cork County was drawn in a tough-looking Group A of the SportsHub Leinster Senior League Cup which also contains last years winners YMCA who County also faced in the 2020 All-Ireland T20 Semi-Final.

The competition in its current format has only been run since 2019, with The Hills CC running out convincing winners in a home final against Phoenix. Whilst last year it was played out in T20 format where YMCA came out victorious against Railway Union in the competition’s final, on their way to winning the All-Ireland T20 for the curtailed season.

The draw has seen reigning champions YMCA joined in Group A by Premier League sides Leinster, 2019 Alan Murray Cup victors Malahide and 2019 runners-up Phoenix, along with last year’s runners-up Railway Union who are accompanied by their Championship counterparts, Balbriggan, Cork County and Dublin University.


Peter O’Brien RIP

Saturday, December 26th, 2020

The club wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the family & friends of Peter O’Brien who sadly passed away suddenly today.

A keen cricket fan, player, club member and above all a gentleman; Peter was a familiar face at the Mardyke whether donning his whites or watching his son Hugh in action. Our thoughts and prayers are with Hugh and the extended O’Brien family at this time. #RIP



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.

Officers elected for 2021 season

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of Cork County Cricket Club took place on Tuesday, 15th December, in the slightly unusual surroundings of Zoom due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

The meeting saw a review of a condensed and extremely challenging 2020 season with the Honorary Secretary’s Report while the Honorary Treasurer David Griffin gave an in-depth summary of the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the outlook for 2021.

The officers, team captains and committee members were then elected for the upcoming year.

  • President: Kieran Aherne
  • Treasurer: David Griffin
  • Secretary: Kevin O’Sullivan
  • Club Captain: Ross Durity
  • 2nd XI Captain: Robert Duggan
  • 3rd XI Captain: Peter Barlow
  • 4th XI Captain: Bilal Ahsan

Committee Members:

  • Len Browne
  • Robert Duggan
  • John Power
  • Abubakar Saddique
  • Abdul Jabbar Younus
  • Andrew Wootton
  • Pat Donnelly (Youth Committee Chair)

There was also praise for the hard work of Pat Donnelly who undertook the Covid-19 Safety Officer duties for the duration for the 2020 season. Without this tireless dedication and attention to detail then the training and games which the club was lucky to enjoy would not have been possible.

2021 Subscriptions

The Honorary Treasurer outlined adjustments to the annual membership subscriptions for the upcoming season and following no objections from the attendees, the new rates were passed and were applicable with immediate effect.




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.

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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.