Youth Coaching

Cork County run youth cricket coaching sessions throughout the winter and summer months at the Mardyke in the heart of Cork City. The Cork County Cricket Academy is run by ECB Level 2 Coach, Ross Durity, in conjunction with the Club’s overseas professional Stephan Gobler, who holds a South African Level 2 Coaching qualification. John Simon manages the administration of the Youth Section and can be contacted on 087 225 6603 or at

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. Stephan is a former First Class cricketer from South Africa and spends the winter months coaching the North Otago side which competes in the Hawke Cup competition in New Zealand. He also has a number of years experience playing/coaching with Cork County since 2014 and will return again in 2016.

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Summer Coaching Timetable (April – September)

Coaching sessions are open to aspiring cricketers of all levels and abilities in Cork and each will last for approximately 2 hours. Youth training sessions take place every Friday at 6 p.m. and last for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours per session under the supervision of our team of experienced cricket coaches.

Matches will be arranged throughout the season with notifications posted on the Cork County Youths page on

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

John Simon (Youth Administrator)


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Private Cricket Coaching Sessions (April – September)

Stephan Grobler is also available for private coaching sessions wether they be for groups or one-on-one sessions. Stephan has vast experience in the game having played First Class cricket in South Africa and also playing high standard cricket in New Zealand and the UK. Stephan possesses a South African Cricket Association Level 2 Coaching badge. For further details on organising private sessions, contact Stephan on 089 2017729 or via email at

All coaches at Cork County Cricket Club adhere to the Munster Cricket Union’s Child Protection Policy which can be viewed by clicking here.

Winter Coaching Timetable (September – April)

Winter coaching sessions take place in the Presentation Brothers College gym on the Mardyke and are open to all aspiring cricketers of all levels and abilities at the following times:

  • • U13’s training every Saturday at 12:30pm
  • • U11’s and Beginners coaching on alternate Saturdays at 2:15pm



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