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Cricket Ireland ‘Return to Training’ protocols released

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Cricket Ireland has released its COVID-19 Safe Return to Training Protocols for club cricket in Ireland and launched a series of online COVID-19 Safety Education courses to train nominated club representatives on implementing the protocols on the ground.

The protocols released today include detailed guides and checklists for preparing a cricket club for restarting activity including cleaning guides, a risk assessment, booking forms and contact tracing process, advice regarding training practices that comply with social distancing and health protocols, and access for a nominated representative for each cricket club to undertake an accredited online training course for dedicated COVID-19 Club Safety Officers.

Clubs will need to register through an online form for the Covid-19 Education and Awareness Training.

If a club’s nominated COVID-19 Safety Officer has already completed accredited COVID-19 Safety training through an alternate provider they are not required to complete the Cricket Ireland course. However, details of the alternate course completed must be lodged with their Provincial Union. 

Provincial Unions have appointed COVID-19 Safety Support Officers who are assigned to clubs in their regions and will be supporting clubs back to activity. While we have developed an approved set of protocols and provided guidelines for implementation, our strong advice to clubs prior to restarting any coordinated activity is to contact your insurer and discuss any matters regarding liability in regards to individual policies. Cricket activity should not resume until a club is set up to comply with the requirements in the return-to-train protocols.”

The detailed documents are now available at: www.cricketireland.ie/covid-19 and any enquiries or issues that arise should be directed to Provincial Unions via the nominated COVID-19 Safety Support Officer.

Cork County is currently undertaking a Risk Assessment prior to submission to Muster Cricket and acquiring the necessary hygiene equipment through the Cricket Ireland channels.

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Eshan O’Sullivan Lord’s it up at MCC Academy

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

My first memory of seeing the Lords cricket ground was when I went to see Ireland play England. I was 5 years old then. Now I am 14 and I was there this time to have some coaching at the Marylebone Cricket Club Academy. I was honoured to be there as one of two kids from Munster as I knew this was a great opportunity and I feel very grateful to Munster Cricket Union. I was both nervous and excited to head over to London.

My first day, I arrived early, waited in the café. As I looked out on the nursery ground, I saw the Middlesex team training, well known players like Eoin Morgan, Stephen Finn, Dawid Malan, Paul Stirling and Tim Murtagh were all there looking relaxed. It was fascinating to see a professional squad train up close.

Eshan O'Sullivan & Harry Egerton at the MCC Academy

When I entered the training arena, I realised how massive it was. They had very advanced equipment like many bowling machines that could bowl different variations of seam and spin like the Merlin etc.  We had 3 coaches and they started with an introduction to our day. We did some basic fielding and warm up drills. Harry Egerton from Waterford and I won both fielding competitions, this gave us confidence.

We got divided into different groups and we had a regular nets session where we took turns to bat and bowl. Most of the boys were 15 years old and were mostly from London. It was good to see the standard for my age group in England. I was shown some technical things that I could adjust with my batting and bowling. We concluded the day by playing a mini game. I was on a hat trick and finished with 5 wickets. I only got to face 4 balls and I scored 12 runs. I felt confident at the end of the day and went home tired, but I was excited about going back for the second day.

Eshan O'Sullivan at Lord's

 

I had to wake at 6:30 am, carry my kit and travel for an hour and a half in a crowded train and tube to get to Lords. I was lucky that the sun was shining both days. This meant we could start Day 2 by training on the Nursery before the Middlesex team came for their session. This was a real treat. The grass was green and neat, the wicket looked really nice and we were allowed to field against the backdrop of the famous Lord’s Media Centre. Again, the Middlesex stars were all around and it was unbelievable that we were sat next to them. We padded up and this time the coaches had set up 8 nets, each net had a different drill. 7 of the nets had a bowling machine.

I enjoyed all the nets. I loved ‘the Paceman’ the most as the ball was set to 70 miles per hour and it was a joy to face. It could swing sometimes, and I loved that! I really like it when the ball comes on to the bat. After lunch they took us on a lovely tour of Lords, we sat in the high chairs in the famous Long room. There were so many memorabilia from the past. I even got to go to the English dressing room which has been done up for the upcoming World Cup.

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I got to stand on the famous balcony too. The dressing room had all the statistics of the famous players. They told us that we too could aspire to play for the MCC when we turned 18. We would need to show our potential and if the selectors felt there was some promise then we would get in and that would mean we could play for 5 years and become a member of the MCC. I know that is a big ask but I could not help but leave dreaming about how exciting things could be. I also left feeling more determined to keep improving my game and do whatever it takes to be good.

The 2019 season is about to begin, and this is where I must start, playing for my club, Cork County, maybe even for Munster and then hope for the best. I cannot wait!

 

Big turnout at first Youth Open Day

Monday, April 29th, 2019

The first Youth Open Day of 2019 proved to be a huge success with over 45 kids in attendance at the Mardyke for a fun-filled session of cricket activities and drills.

It was great to see both boys and girls from across Cork City and beyond turning up to learn more about the game of cricket and many get involved.

A huge thanks to Steve Ross and Duncan Mackenzie for organising and also to Jim Doran, Sid Joshi, John Power & Frank Kennedy who assisted the coaching team.

Cork County caters for kids of all ages (5-15+) so if you’re interested then please contact us at ccyouthcricket@gmail.com

Youth Cricket Open Day

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Bring a friend for FREE on 28th April

Children aged 5 to 15 are all invited to come along to enjoy some cricket, learn some skills while getting some fitness at the historic Mardyke cricket grounds on Sunday, 28th April, between 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Bring your friends and have a go for free. All gear will be provided by the coaches at Cork County Cricket Club.

Youth Cricket Open Day

About this Event

If you are new to the game or you have friends you can bring, you are very welcome to come to the club for 3 hours of cricket games and related activities. Test your catching and throwing skills in fun games, see if you can hit a six or bowl a yorker.

Club coaches will be running the event and will help all children to have fun and have a go. No cricket knowledge or experience required! Look forward to seeing you there.

Registration

Register on Eventbrite – and in the first name box, please enter the name(s) and age in brackets of the participant.

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For further information, please contact our Youth Section at ccyouthcricket@gmail.com

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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2018 Summer Cricket Camps

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

cricket-summer-camps-2018Cork County Cricket Club will be hosting two Cricket Summer Camps during the months of July and August. The Summer Camps will last for 5 days (Monday to Friday) and take place between 10 a.m. & 3 p.m. daily under the supervision of our fully qualified coaches, Cormac Hassett and Jeremy Benton.

The Summer Camp will last for 5 days (Monday to Friday) and will take place on the following dates:

  • Week 1: 16th – 20th July
  • Week 2: 13th – 17th August

Cost

  • €100 per week
  • Discounts will be available for siblings

How to Register

If you wish to register for a place in either or both Cork Cricket Summer Camps then please contact Brenda Kennedy at Cork County Cricket Club, Richard Beamish Grounds, Mardyke, Cork or via the contact details below.

Contact Details

Brenda Kennedy (Youth Administrator)

U13s hosted Headfort School at the Mardyke

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Cork County lost to Headfort School U13s at the Mardyke on Saturday. A very young County Cubs side, with many playing their first hard ball game, provided a competitive match to an older and more experienced Headfort School team. The game was played in an excellent spirit, which is a tribute to both Headfort and County’s approach to the game, while County players were a credit to the club and the experience will stand all in good stead.

Thanks to Youth Coordinator, John Simon, and also to the parents and families of the County players who helped out at the game today, providing a wonderful tea and company to the travelling team.  

Headfort School U13

The U13 Cork County Cubs side was as follows:

  1. Eshan O’Sullivan*
  2. Farhan Fahim
  3. Jabir Rahman
  4. Iftikhaar Rizwan
  5. Rahul Nath
  6. Joel Jomon
  7. Thomas Cullen
  8. Joe Bailey
  9. Tahmid Alam
  10. Niall Donnelly
  11. Felix Joby
  12. Cronan Healy Browne
  13. Sam Bailey

 

2017 Youth season is almost here!

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

As you can see from the picture below groundsman Matt Reed has been hard at work on the ground at the Mardyke and we have to say that we are looking forward to the new season which gets underway in a matter of weeks.

Club Registration for the 2017 season takes place along with a kit day on Sunday, 9th April, which will be followed by a Mini Blitz on Saturday, 15th April, at the Mardyke.

At least 3 of our senior youth players will then be selected for a friendly game against Bangor Cricket Club on Saturday, 22nd April, while outdoor training proper begins on Friday, 28th April, at the usual time of 6pm

Cork County Cricket Club Youth Events

Cork County Cricket Club Youth Registration

Check out the Events Calendar on Teamer for more details but important dates at the Mardyke for the diary:

  • •  Sunday 9th April: 2017 Registration & Kit Day starting @ 12 noon
  • •  Saturday 15th April: Youth Mini Blitz 
  • •  Saturday 22nd April: Cork County XI v Bangor Cricket Club
  • •  Friday 28th April: Youth Outdoor Training @ 6 pm

 
John Simon

Youth Chairman

U14 Cubs to face Harlequins in youth season finale

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

The Cork County Cubs will be hosting a special challenge fixture against their U14 counterparts from Cork Harlequins on Friday, 2nd September, to mark the end of the Munster Youth season. Following a highly competitive U14 league season, the two sides will be facing off one more time as we head in to the off-season break.

Friday evening’s games will be the last youth cricket of the 2016 season. So with fine weather forecast we will be hosting a BBQ for our youth teams and families, so even if you are not playing, come on down from 5pm.

The following is the U14 Cork County Cubs team selected to play Harlequins at the Mardyke on Friday September 2nd.

  1. Alexander McAllen
  2. Anuka Kuruppuarachi
  3. Anupa Kuruppuarachi
  4. Ben Mullane
  5. Bipin Paul
  6. Daniel Kennedy
  7. Eshan O’Sullivan
  8. Felix Joby
  9. Haroon Saffi
  10. Masroor Salam
  11. Rioghan O’Sullivan
  12. Tahmid Alam

All players are requested to be at the Mardyke by 16:30 latest, with the match to start at 17:00.

John Simon

Youth Adminstrator

 

Cubs star for Munster XI in U14 Challenge match

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Congratulations to the Cork County Cubs players who starred for the Munster U14 XI who beat Cork Harlequins by 6 wickets at Farmers Cross on Wednesday, 24th August. The Cubs players involved were Eshan and Rioghan O’Sullivan, Alex McAllen, Haroon Saffi, Masroor Salam and Daniel Kennedy.

Each of the Cork County youngsters contributed on the day with the O’Sullivan brothers and Haroon each taking a wicket as the Munster team dismissed Harlequins in 31 overs for just 79. Best of the Harlequins batsmen were Hickey (24) and Higgins (12). Egerton was the stand out Munster bowler with figures of 3-10 off 6 overs.

In reply, the Munster XI chased down the target of 80 in 25 overs, with C. Egerton 17*, E. O’Sullivan 13 and S. O’Reilly 12 the best of the Munster XI batsmen.

Our sincere thanks to Cork Harlequins for organising the challenge fixture at Farmers Cross.

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