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Banon to captain Munster in the Leinster U-17 League

The following is a press release from the Munster Cricket Union:

Another significant milestone for Munster cricket development is reached on Friday July 9th as an U-17 Munster XI travels to Co. Kildare to take on a combined U-17 Bagenalstown/Halverstown team in Munster’s opening match of the 2010 LCU U-17 League. The side will be captained by Cork County’s rising star Chris Banon (pictured).

“This is an exciting prospect for our U-17 squad”, said James Doran, Cricket Ireland Development Officer for Munster today.“We have an experienced and talented group of players ranging in age from 13 to 17 who will benefit hugely from these opportunities to compete against their peers in Leinster”.

Doran went on to say that, “The credit for this initiative must go to Cork County’s Dermot Giltinan who made the initial approach to the LCU and Dermot joins me in expressing Munster’s appreciation of the very positive support given to this proposal by Maureen Joyce of Merrion CC and Clontarf CC’s Brian O’Sullivan”.

“The teams for our six match campaign will be selected from a panel of around 18 or so of our up and coming youth players with the selectors’ aiming to balance competitiveness with providing as many players as possible with match experience at this level.

Doran concluded by noting that the selectors would be keeping an open mind on the possibility of adding further players to the squad announced today with the performances of other younger players in the province being closely monitored as the season progressed.

The U-17 team coaching and managerial responsibilities will be shared by James Doran, Cricket Ireland Munster CDO, Ted Williamson, MCU Director of Youth Coaching, Ross Durity of Cork County CC and John Noone of Midleton CC with Cork County’s Dermot Giltinan joining the above-named for team selection duties.

The squad in full:

  1. Chris Banon* (Cork County)
  2. Eric Cotter (Cork Harlequins)
  3. Noel Cronin (Cork County)
  4. Killian Greenwood (Co. Clare)
  5. Ruadhan Jones (Cork Harlequins)
  6. Brad Morgan (Cork Harlequins)
  7. Jack Marks (Cork County)
  8. Alam Morshed (Co. Kerry)
  9. Liam Noone (Midleton)
  10. Rory O’Keeffe (Cork Harlequins)
  11. Brian O’Leary (Cork County)
  12. Anthony O’Reilly (Cork Harlequins)
  13. Rory Parata (Cork County)
  14. Cian Scannell (Cork County)
  15. Brian Scott (Cork County)
  16. Maninder Singh (Co. Clare)
  17. Tom Turkington (Midleton)

The Schedule of matches is:

Friday July 9th Bagenalstown/Halverstown

Tuesday July 13th CYM CC

Tuesday July 27th Leinster CC

Thursday July 29th Merrion CC

Thursday Aug. 12th Laois/Athlone

Tuesday Aug. 17th YMCA

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2 Responses to “Banon to captain Munster in the Leinster U-17 League”

  1. Anne O'Leary says:

    Brian O’Leary is a member of Cork County Cricket Club.

  2. admin says:

    Apologies for the typo Anne, Brian is indeed a Cork County player.