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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)


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


Cork County Cubs travel to Limerick in U14 league

Friday, June 17th, 2016

The Cork County Cubs team selected to play Limerick in our third U14 league game of the season on Saturday, 18th June, in Adare is as follows:

  1. Josh van Heerden*
  2. Felix Joby
  3. Rioghan O’Sullivan
  4. Masroor Salam
  5. Oscar McCarthy
  6. Akhiyar Hussain
  7. Ryan Fitzgerald
  8. Daniel Kennedy
  9. Tahmid Alam
  10. Eshan O’Sullivan
  11. Alex McAllen+
  12. Ashik Rahman

For players selected, please be at the Mardyke by 8:45am latest, unless travelling directly. We leave for Limerick at 9:00am to arrive in Adare for 10:30am.

For those travelling directly, the location of the ground in Adare is at:

If you cannot make it to the ground and need a lift or need any further details on travel etc please contact John Simon on 087 225 6603 to make arrangements.

The game is to start at 11am and should be finished by 2pm. All players are requested to wear their cricket whites (white t-shirt is fine if you don’t have white cricket gear). Please also bring a drink and a packed lunch. Players and parents should be back in Cork by 4pm to catch the end of the Senior T20 Finals Day.


For players who were not selected this is game 3 of a series of 6 league games this season, so all registered players will get an opportunity to play in a competitive fixture. Our next league game is away to Midleton on Sunday, 26th June.

U14’s fall 2 runs short against Limerick

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

U14 Challenge Match

28th May 2016

Limerick 48 all out (R. O’Sullivan 2-3, J. van Heerden 5-2) beat Cork County 46 all out by 2 runs at the Mardyke.

In a well contested game, Limerick battled to 48 all out (James 8, Evan 6*) due in the main to good tight bowling from Cork County’s Rian O’Sullivan (2-0-2-3) and Josh van Heerden (2.3-0-5-2).

With 48 to defend Limerick got 2 wickets in the fifth over, followed up with 2 in the eighth. With the score at 19 for 4 the game was up for grabs. A good partnership between H Safi and F Jobi got the score to 32 before Limerick bowled Safi in the 11th over. Limerick conceded another 7 runs before getting another wicket (39 for 6) and the next wicket fell at 45 for 7.

Limerick started the 15th over with a lbw (46-8) before bowling our final batsmen out and winning the match.

The scorecard tells a story of where our batsmen need to work, but very well done to all who played on the day.


Cork County and Limerick players after their match at the Mardyke (courtesy of Donna Broadhurst)

Next game is away to Harlequins on 11th June.

Cork County U12’s lose out Harlequins in season opener

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Our first game of the season and a lot of positives to be taken from the game against Cork Harlequins U12’s at the Mardyke. Our bowling was good with very few wides and plenty of potential to develop in that area. Both young Will Coleman and Joe Bailey also showed great promise when keeping wicket and our fielding was very positive.

On batting we were a little too conservative with running between the wickets and runs were also left behind on byes but this we can develop at the Friday training sessions ahead of the next scheduled game.

Aside from that the weather was not too kind with lots of running back and forth to the pavilion on a showery Saturday morning, but hopefully all involved enjoyed their first competitive game of the season.

Cork County U12’s 56-4 off 20 lost to Cork Harlequins U12’s 57-6 by 4 wickets at the Mardyke.

U11 & U13 Blitz kicks off Youth cricket season

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

There was great excitement as the 2016 cricket season finally got underway at Cork County on Saturday, 23rd April, after a long a wet winter.

Over 20 children from our U11 and U13 squads turned out on a beautiful April morning as a training session and 2 separate matches were held over the course of the morning ahead of the pre-season fixture between the Cork County 1st XI and Bangor CC at midday.

It was clear that all those who attended were were extremely well prepared after our indoor sessions over the winter and totally focused on an exciting season ahead.

Many of the children also stayed around for the day to watch the senior game against Bangor during the afternoon.

Outdoor Summer Training for U11’s and U13’s commences on Friday evening at the Mardyke starting at 6 p.m. All welcome so register below.

Register for Youth Cricket Training

Stephan Grobler to return as overseas professional in 2015

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Stephan Grobler returns for 2015Cork County are delighted to announce that South African Stephan Grobler has agreed to return as overseas professional for the 2015 season. Stephan was an instrumental part of the Club’s successful campaign last summer culminating in promotion to Cricket Leinster Division 1 scoring 675 runs at an average of  67.50 including two centuries. Recognised as one of the leading overseas professionals in the Leinster competitions, Stephan excelled with both bat and ball as formed part of a formidable bowling attack with the likes of Morne Bauer, Andy Wootton and Abubakar Saddique.

The Cork County top order also proved to be a dominant force with Grobler forming important partnerships with Ross Durity and Morne Bauer in particular. The Club had no hesitation in offering new terms for the 2015 season on completion of last summer’s agreement and are delighted to welcoming Stephan back to the Mardyke to lead County into the challenging season ahead which sees the Club competing in the most competitive league competition in the country. Stephan also made a significant contribution off the field by assisting Ross Durity by overseeing the development of the Club’s youth system. #CCCC #WelcomeBackSteph


U-11 Training cancelled on Tuesday, 16th July

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Training for U-11’s will be cancelled on Tuesday, 16th July, due to the U-17 International fixture between Ireland & The Netherlands. Training will resume as normal next Tuesday at 4 p.m. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. #CCCC

For any further information, please contact the Club on 021-4272569 or Ross Durity on 086-2022325.

Youth Cricket Coaching at the Mardyke

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Cork County Cricket Club crestYouth cricket coaching will commence in full on Tuesday, 2nd July, at 4.00 p.m. at the Mardyke in Cork. The Cork County Cricket Academy will be run by, ECB Level 2 Coach and former Club Captain, Ross Durity. Ross is a highly experienced cricketer at both provincial and international level and has been involved in coaching the 1st team squad for a number of years. The sessions are open to cork cricketers of all levels and abilities and each one will last for approximately 2 hours. The schedule for youth cricket coaching in Cork is as follows:

Youth Coaching Schedule:



4.00 – 6.00 p.m.



For further details on youth cricket coaching in Cork, please don’t hesitate to contact Ross Durity (Youth Coach) on 086-2022325 or

Alternatively you can contact the Club on 021-4272569 or at

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