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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.

Register Now

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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Cork County U12 & U14 Blitz at The Mardyke 

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Cork U12 and U14 Cricket Blitz 2016Cork County are pleased to unveil details of an U12 and U14 Blitz to be played at the Mardyke on Sunday, 31st July. There will be 2 competitions run on the day at both U12 and U14 levels for what we hope will be a great day of underage cricket. Organisation of the event is thanks to Cork County’s Youth Administrator, John Simon, in conjunction with his compatriots at each of the visiting teams so it is hoped for plenty of support on the day.

Can all Cork County players who wish to confirm availability, do so on Teamer by clicking here.

U12 Competition
U14 Competition
Team 1
Cork County 1
Team 1
Cork County
Team 2
Cork County 2
Team 2
Harlequins
Team 3
Midleton
Team 3
Midleton
Team 4
Limerick
Team 4
Limerick
Team 5
Harlequins
Team 5
Lismore

 

Under 12 Competition Schedule

Pitch
Time
Match
Round
1
10am
Cork County 1
v
Harlequins
1
1
2
10am
Cork County 2
v
Limerick
2
1
1
11.15am
Midleton
v
Cork County 1
3
2
2
11.15am
Harlequins
v
Cork County 2
4
2
1
12.30pm
Harlequins
v
Limerick
5
3
2
12.30pm
Midleton
v
Cork County 2
6
3
1
1.45pm
Cork County 2
v
Cork County 1
7
4
2
1.45pm
Limerick
v
Midleton
8
4
1
3pm
Midleton
v
Harlequins
9
5
2
3pm
Cork County 1
v
Limerick
10
5
1
4.30pm
Parent
v
Child
Special
Special

 

Under 14 Competition Schedule

Pitch
Time
Match
Round
3
10am
Cork County
v
Limsmore
1
1
3
11.15am
Harlequins
v
Limerick
2
2
3
12.30pm
Loser Match 1
v
Loser Match 2
3
3
3
1.45pm
Midleton
v
Winner Match 3
4
4
3
3pm
Winner Match 1
v
Winner Match 2
5
5
3
4.30pm
Loser Match 4
v
Loser Match 5
6
Plate Final
3
5.45pm
Winner Match 4
v
Winner Match 5
7
Shield Final

 

Format

Volunteers

ABBEY LOGOThe day will be approx 9 hours tops (9:30am-6:30pm) with 10 teams participating, with up to 100 children on site. The gate will be manned for that period to ensure site security for the kids involved and volunteers will be club members, parents and visiting team mentors/parents.

First Aid

A first aid station will be manned for the day by the for the St Johns Ambulance for day. Cork County will be covering costs via fundraising which will happen on the day.

Food

The club will make food available at a nominal charge for same, however we also suggest that all players bring a drink and some food for the day.

Shield

Cork County will be putting up an U12 and U14 shield for the event.

Bar

The club bar will be open for the day for teas/coffees etc. throughout the day.

Fundraising

The event will be used as an opportunity to fundraise for the club with a raffle being organised with spot prizes which we hope for your support.

Registration

Registration forms will be provided on the day and all players must register prior to playing.

Rules

Underage Cricket Tournament 2016- Format

The tournament will be played between teams with 8-a-side format with maximum of 11 players per team.

No player is allowed to play for more than one team at the same age level. Players are allowed to play for different teams at different age levels.

In an event of dispute, the main umpire’s decision is final. Each participating team is to nominate a main umpire for the day who will be allocated matches to umpire.

U12 Matches will be played using soft cricket balls. Stumps will be provided for each match. Teams/Players must bring their own gear. Points are awarded to teams for the 5 rounds, with the top team being awarded the shield. If teams are level on points, the head to head result between the top 2 teams will decide. If that was a draw then Runs Scored over the entire tournament will decide the winner. Failing this it will be a bowl out.

U14 Matches will be played using Junior Hard balls. Stumps will be provided for each match. Teams/Players must bring their own gear. Format is a knockout competition, with all teams playing at least 2 matches.
Each innings will be of 6 overs or 30 minutes in time, whichever is reached first. For any innings which do not complete 6 overs in 30 minutes, a penalty of 2 runs per ball not bowled will be applied against the bowling side. Club umpires should bring a watch to time innings.

A Minimum of 3 bowlers have to be used, bowlers can bowl maximum of 2 overs.

No Last Man Batting.

No substitution of players is allowed during a match unless a player is injured or unable to play. Substitute will only be allowed to field.

There will be up to 3 matches played simultaneously.

The pitch length will be 22 yards for U14 and 20 yards for U12

A new ball is to be provided at the beginning of each inning for all the U14 games.

If there is a dispute of any sort with any call, Organizers call will be final.

There will be several designated areas for rubbish disposal. Water bottles and other items should be disposed in the designated areas only. Each team manager is responsible to make sure your team members comply.

For further details on youth cricket coaching sessions, please don’t hesitate to contact the following:

John Simon (Youth Administrator)

 

Contact the Club

 

U14 Cubs side to face Harlequins announced

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Munster U14 League

The Cork County Cubs side to play Harlequins at the Mardyke on Friday, 15th July, is as follows:

  1. Anuka Kuruppuarachi
  2. Anupa Kuruppuarachi
  3. Bipin Paul
  4. Daniel Kennedy
  5. Eshan O’Sullivan
  6. Haroon Saffi
  7. Josh van Heerden
  8. Limon Rahman
  9. Oscar McCarthy
  10. Rioghan O’Sullivan
  11. Tahmid Alam

All players are requested to be at the club by 5pm at the latest, with the match due to start at 5.30pm. Best of luck lads! #WeAreCounty

4 Cork County Players in the U13 Munster Interprovincial Squad

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Everyone at Cork County are extremely proud of the 4 young players from our club who will be representing Munster in the Irish U13 Interprovincial competition in Belfast next week. Pictured with the rest of the Munster squad for Cork County are:

  • Eshan O’Sullivan (Cork County) (Front row – 1st from right)
  • Rioghan O’Sullivan (Cork County) (Front row – 2nd on right)
  • Haroon Safi (Cork County) (Back row – 2nd from left)
  • Masoor Salam (Cork County) (Back row – 1st on right)

munster-u13-colours

The squad will depart for the tournament in Belfast this Sunday, with matches in Belfast as per the scedule below. We wish all 4 players and the rest of the Munster squad every success. #WeAreCounty

Day 1 (Monday, 4th July):

  • NCU v NWCU Ardmore CC 12pm
  • MCU v LCU Strabane CC 12pm

Day 2 (Tuesday 5th July):

  • NWCU v LCU Limavady CC 11am
  • MCU v NCU Ballyspallen CC 11am

Day 3 (Wednesday 6th July):

  • LCU v NCU Glendermott CC 11am
  • NWCU v MCU Brigade CC 11am