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Cork Cricket Club

Celebrating 150 Years of Cork County Cricket Club

In a historic commemoration of the club’s rich legacy, Cork County Cricket Club recently marked the 150th anniversary since its inception. The journey began in 1874 when the inaugural meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Sir Thomas Tobin on the 4th of April 1874 at the Imperial Hotel in Cork.

Led by President Mortimer Kelleher and Chairman Peter Dineen, the current committee gathered at the very location where it all began to pay homage to this significant milestone. Among the distinguished attendees were former Club President Kieran Aherne and esteemed club stalwart David Griffin, who served as both President of Cricket Ireland and a long-standing officer of the club.

Accompanied by current committee members Robert Duggan, Talha Kayani, Diarmuid Carey, Sid Joshi, Kevin O’Sullivan, Pat Donnelly, Susan O’Connell, and Rahul Sethi, the group convened at the Imperial Hotel. Together, they captured a commemorative photograph on the grand staircase of the hotel foyer, mirroring a similar effort by the club committee during the centenary celebrations in 1974.

Photo recreating the 1974 centenary celebration photo, featuring the current Cork County Cricket Club committee (including President Mortimor Kelleher, Chairman Peter Dineen, Robert Duggan, Talha Kayani, Diarmuid Carey, Sid Joshi, Kevin O'Sullivan, Pat Donnelly, Susan O'Connell, and Rahul Sethi) on the steps of the grand staircase at the Imperial Hotel in Cork, commemorating the club's 150th anniversary.
Photo recreating the 1974 centenary celebration photo, featuring the current Cork County Cricket Club committee (including President Mortimor Kelleher, Chairman Peter Dineen, Robert Duggan, Talha Kayani, Diarmuid Carey, Sid Joshi, Kevin O’Sullivan, Pat Donnelly, Susan O’Connell, and Rahul Sethi) on the steps of the grand staircase at the Imperial Hotel in Cork, commemorating the club’s 150th anniversary.

The event served as a poignant reminder of the club’s enduring legacy and the profound impact it has had on the cricketing community in Cork and beyond over the past century and a half. As Cork County Cricket Club embarks on its 150th year, the spirit of camaraderie and dedication to the sport continues to thrive, ensuring a bright future for generations of cricket enthusiasts to come.

This special gathering marks the official kick-off of a year-long celebration planned by the club. We look forward to sharing more details about upcoming events as we commemorate 150 years of cricketing excellence and camaraderie at Cork County Cricket Club.

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