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Big turnout at first Youth Open Day

Monday, April 29th, 2019

The first Youth Open Day of 2019 proved to be a huge success with over 45 kids in attendance at the Mardyke for a fun-filled session of cricket activities and drills.

It was great to see both boys and girls from across Cork City and beyond turning up to learn more about the game of cricket and many get involved.

A huge thanks to Steve Ross and Duncan Mackenzie for organising and also to Jim Doran, Sid Joshi, John Power & Frank Kennedy who assisted the coaching team.

Cork County caters for kids of all ages (5-15+) so if you’re interested then please contact us at ccyouthcricket@gmail.com

Cork County Charity 6’s Tournament only days away

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Following on from last year’s hugely successful event, the cricket grounds at the Mardyke will be playing host to the annual Cork County Charity 6’s Tournament on Saturday. The nominated charity for this year’s event is the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and it is hoped to build the tournament into the cricket equivalent of the Heineken Kinsale Sevens in the coming years. Despite the poor weather last summer, the event drew teams from varying backgrounds to the Mardyke to compete for the 6-a-side title. Teams varied from a Munster rugby side to a team from Kilbrittain GAA Club who eventually went on to win the competition. This year’s event has drawn interest from around the country and also from as far afield as Australia and the UK. William John Bradley and Shay Livingstone from the Cork County Cricket Club committee have been the driving force behind the Charity 6’s Tournament and have sought to increase the profile of the event following the success of last year’s competition and have been encouraged by the interest shown from home and abroad.

The Charity 6’s Tournament is scheduled to take place on Saturday the 3rd July and the weekend will kick off with a BBQ for teams and supporters on Friday night at the Mardyke. The tournament will commence in earnest at 10:30 a.m. on the Saturday and will continue into the afternoon. As with last year’s event teams are encouraged to play in fancy dress/team kits and it is anticipated that a few ‘Eoin Morgan’ style cricket shots will be on show. Entry forms will be available on Saturday morning prior to the commencement of the tournament so don’t delay if you still wish to enter a side. There will be food and drinks available all day so all are welcome to attend even those who are not competing.

Pictures from last year’s event are available in the gallery section of the website.


Niall O’Brien Visits Cork County

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Ireland and Northants wicket-keeper Niall O’Brien was back in Ireland at the weekend taking part in coaching sessions at Cork County.

The visit was a huge success with Niall visiting the Presentation Brothers College gym in the morning to do a session with the schoolboys and then moving onto the Cork County senior practise session in Ashton School where he put the senior and junior squads through their paces.

The large turnout and huge interest in the visit just proves how the game of cricket is growing in popularity on Leeside.

Niall mentioned that “its an absolute pleasure to be coming down and help out. I have so many fond memories of playing in Cork as a kid with Railway Union and scored my first Irish ton at the Mardyke so it has fond memories for me.”

Dermot Giltinan, Cork County Youth Coach, said that “it was a fantastic day for Cork County to have one of Ireland’s leading cricketers down to put the lads through their paces. It is not often that our young players get to learn from an International cricketer of Niall’s class and his great personality and manner really rubbed off on them.”

“The visit has given the game in Cork a huge lift and just highlights the potential that Cork County has at it’s disposal especially with our participation in Leinster Division 2 this season.”

A full selection of photographs from Niall’s visit can be viewed by clicking here.

6-a-side Charity Cricket Tournament details announced

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

The annual Cork County Charity 6-a-side Cricket Tournament 2010 will be taking place on Friday the 2nd July and Saturday the 3rd July, 2010. The charity selected this year is the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind . It is hoped we can raise more than we did for the 2009 nominated charity – Marymount Hospice and provide much needed support to the Irish Guide Dogs.

We hope to grow the tournament in the future to attract more international based clubs and players.

Throughout the years Cork County has seen many a notable cricket visitor from Graham Gooch, Nasser Hussain, Nick Knight, Niall O’Brien, Derek Pringle, Peter Such, Stuart Surridge, Robin Smith, John Stephenson, John & Simon Francis, Mark Waugh, Hansie Cronje and countless more have added to our great tradition of quality cricket and quality opposition. Cork County has even had the late great WG Grace visit the club in 1903 when he visited with the London County side.

Weekends Schedule:

  • Friday’s activities are a BBQ and drinks for all entrants and their touring party. Along with entertainment to get the festival atmosphere going;
  • Saturday morning – Registration 9am to 10am;
  • Saturday morning – Games start 1030am;
  • Saturday – Final 7pm approx; and
  • Saturday Night Events – TBC.

The matches are played with wind balls so cricket pads etc. are not needed. Also the bats used are not dissimilar to Kwik Cricket bats this is to ensure the safety of novice cricketers as well as experienced cricketers. Throughout the day there is music, and other entertainment for the spectators accompanying the teams.

Last Year we had a mixture of teams (both male and female), old veterans, novices and part timers, Munster Rugby Team and the eventual winners Kilbrittain GAA Club. We hope that you will join us this year for what promises to be a great weekend.

For further details regarding entrance fee’s, etc. please don’t hesitate to contact :
William Bradley at wb84zer@gmail.com; or
Robert Duggan
at rduggan2000@yahoo.com

Very reasonable accommodation can be organised at the Rochestown Park Hotel www.rochestownpark.com. Prices for entering are 150Euro for a team of six.

Photograph’s from last year’s event can be found by clicking here.

Sixes Sponsors 2009:
Irish Examiner
Nestle Kit Kat
Rochestown Park Hotel
Club Classic
Moylan Mulcahy & Co.

Cork County Season Opening Ball 2010

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

On 27th March 2010, Cork County will be hosting a ball to celebrate the start to this unique season. Cork County will be playing in Leinster Division 2 as a club for the first time in over ten years.

The upcoming season is a huge undertaking for the Club to step into the shoes of the former Munster Reds franchise. Over the last decade the Munster Reds have been the only vehicle for local talent to compete against some of the best players in Ireland. It is hoped that in future Cork County’s participation in Leinster will provide an ideal platform for our talented younger players to progress to further representative honours.

The event is to be held at the Rochestown Park Hotel and promises to be a spectacular evening.

Over the coming weeks members will recieve written and digital invitations for the ball.

Should anyone require further information regarding the event please contact William John Bradley at wb84zer@gmail.com

Photograph’s from last years End of Season Ball are available here.