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Cork County drawn away in LHW Senior Cup

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Cork County have been handed a tricky tie away to Old Belvedere in Round 1 of the 2012 Lewis Hohn Williams Senior Cup. The two sides who also compete in Leinster Division 2 will face each other at the Cabra Oval on Saturday 26th May.

2011 Leinster Season Review (Cover Point)

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

The Munstermen never recovered from the early loss of their main man, Bruce Koch, to injury. Only Ross Durity can be happy with his batting, and only George Barry and Sidarth Joshi with their bowling. Keith Banks came out of retirement to open the bowling in place of Koch, and did a reasonable job. But in the end they avoided relegation comfortably enough, and must hope that with Koch back in harness, Chris Banon, Darren Fogarty, Shannon Madden and Robert Duggan can score the runs they are quite capable of. The bowling still looks a little threadbare.

Full analysis available on the Cover Point website.

2011 Leinster League Division 2 fixtures announced

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

2011 Leinster League Division 2 fixtures:

    Saturday May 7th Cork County v Terenure at the Mardyke.

    Saturday May 21st Malahide v Cork County at Malahide.

    Saturday June 4th Cork County v Old Belvedere at the Mardyke.

    Monday June 6th Leinster v Cork County at Observatory Lane.

    Sunday June 19th Cork County v Rush at the Mardyke.

    Sunday June 26th Old Belvedere v Cork County at Cabra.

    Saturday July 2nd North County 2 v Cork County at Inch.

    Sunday July 3rd The Hills 2 v Cork County at Milverton.

    Saturday July 9th Cork County v The Hills 2 at the Mardyke.

    Saturday July 30th Cork County v Leinster at the Mardyke.

    Saturday August 6th Cork County v Malahide at the Mardyke.

    Saturday August 13th Rush v Cork County at Kenure.

    Saturday August 20th Terenure v Cork County at Terenure.

    Sunday August 28th Cork County v North County 2 at the Mardyke.

    Cork County have also been drawn away to Eglington in the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup. The date of that tie will be confirmed at a later date.

Koch to lead Cork County for 2011

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Munster Player of the Year, Bruce Koch, was duly elected as Club Captain of Cork County for the coming 2011 season at last night’s Annual General Meeting. Koch received overwhelming support for the captaincy after an inspired season with bat and ball during 2010. He takes over from outgoing captain, Robert Duggan, who led the Club to a Munster League and Cup double and also consolidating their position in Leinster League Division 2.

The meeting also saw the election of a new committee for the coming season with Kieran Aherne continuing on in his role as Club President while David Griffin and Donal Donovan returned to their positions of Honorary Treasurer and Secretary, respectively. The newly elected committee will comprise Peter Dineen, Robert Duggan, Matt Reed, William J. Bradley, Andrew Wootton, Dick Creedon and Mortimer Kelleher. Cricket Manager, Peter Dineen, informed the meeting that preparations for the upcoming season, in which Cork County will participate in a full schedule of Leinster Division 2 fixtures, were well under way.

The efforts of the steering committee led by Shay Livingstone, John Power and David Griffin and the project management team of Matt Reed and Stephen Hickey which combined to oversee the superb renovation of the clubhouse and Pavilion following the severe flooding of November 2009 were duly noted and graciously appreciated by all in attendance. Congratulations were also aknowledged for Bruce Koch on winning the Munster Player of the Year in recognition of his outstanding season and also for Chris Banon who won Munster U-17 Player of the Year after a superb breakthrough season for the Presentation Brothers College youngster.

Cork County CC Officers for 2011:
Club President: Kieran Aherne
Club Treasurer: David Griffin
Club Secretary: Donal Donovan
Club Captain: Bruce Koch
2nd XI Captain: tba
3rd XI Captain: William J. Bradley
4th XI Captain: Eugene McCarthy

Club Committe:
Peter Dineen
Robert Duggan
William J. Bradley
Matt Reed
Andrew Wootton
Mortimer Kelleher

Cork County granted full 14 game Leinster schedule for 2011

Monday, November 1st, 2010

The Leinster Cricket Union management committee has granted Cork County Cricket Club a full 14 match schedule in Leinster Division 2 for the coming 2011 season. The 14 match schedule will comprise seven home fixtures at the Mardyke and seven away fixtures in Dublin. The development follows on from Cork County’s positive showing during their first season in Leinster League Division 2 by consolidating their position in the division with some notable performances including victories against Dublin University, Terenure and The Hills 2.

2011 Leinster League Division 2 will comprise:

  1. Leinster (relegated from Division 1)
  2. Malahide (relegated from Division 1)
  3. Rush
  4. Terenure
  5. Cork County
  6. Old Belvedere
  7. The Hills 2
  8. North County 2 (promoted from Division 3)

Changes for the coming 2011 season include only one promoted to Division 1 and only one relegated to Division 3 compared with a two up/ two down scenario this season.

Cork County Award Winners 2010

Monday, October 4th, 2010

The annual Cork County end of season Awards Night was held last Saturday at the Mardyke to recognise the achievements of the players at all levels in the club throughout the 2010 season. 2010 proved to be a highly successful season for Cork County with the 1st XI claiming a clean sweep of the Senior League and Cup and also consolidating their position in Leinster League Division 2 for the 2011 season; the 2nd XI claiming the Division 2 title and the 4th XI reaching the Minor Cup final in only their first season in the competition.

The big award winner was Bruce Koch who claimed the Senior Player and Batsman of the Year after scoring 793 runs at an average of 66 and taking 38 wickets at an average of 15.4. Bruce had an exceptional season and led from the front as County challenged on all fronts inspiring the players around him with some outstanding performances. Matt Reed deservedly won the Bowler of the Year in recognition of some match winning performances with the ball at both Munster and Leinster league levels.

The award winners for the 2010 season were as follows:

  • Senior Player of the Year: Bruce Koch (793 runs @ 66.1, 38 wickets @ 15.4)

    Senior Batsman of the Year: Bruce Koch (793 runs @ 66.1)

    Senior Bowler of the Year: Matt Reed (28 wickets @ 15.9)

    Young Player of the Year: Chris Banon (247 runs @ 16.5)

  • Junior Player of the Year: Noelie Cronin

    Junior Batsman of the Year: Chris Banon

    Junior Bowler of the Year: Brian Scott

  • 3rd XI Player of the Year: Kevin O’Sullivan

    3rd XI Batsman of the Year: Brian O’Leary

    3rd XI Bowler of the Year: Noelie Cronin

  • 4th XI Player of the Year: Mort Kelleher

    4th XI Batsman of the Year: Scott McNamara

    4th XI Bowler of the Year: Saqib Khan

  • Women’s Most Improved Player: Bridget Healy

    Women’s Batsmen of the Year: Emer Twomey

    Women’s Bowler of the Year: Mary Long

  • Pres Past Pupil Award: Kevin Bray
  • Clubman of the Month for August: Matt Reed

    Clubman of the Month for September: William J. Bradley

  • Retiree of the Year: Des O’Leary

Cork County team news for Pembroke & The Hills 2 fixtures

Friday, September 10th, 2010

The Cork County squad which will travel to Dublin this weekend to take on promoted Pembroke at Oak Hill, Co. Wicklow, on Saturday and The Hills 2 at Milverton on Sunday in our final two fixtures in the 2010 Leinster League Division 2 is as follows:

  1. R. Duggan*
  2. R. Durity
  3. B. Koch
  4. S. Ridley
  5. C. Banon
  6. A. Saul
  7. A. Wootton
  8. M. Reed
  9. J. Duggan
  10. M.J. Wycherley
  11. O. Creedon
  12. C. Healy
  13. D. O’Leary
  14. T. Clifford

The squad will be travelling by coach (provided Vincent O’Brien Coaches) from the Rochestown Park Hotel at 7.00 p.m. on Friday and will be staying at Bewleys Hotel in Leopardstown on both Friday and Saturday night. If you wish to travel and stay with the team, please contact William Bradley at 0863610711.

Saturday 11th: Pembroke v Cork County @ Oak Hill
Sunday 12th: The Hills 2 v Cork County @ Milverton


Cork County hit form to douse Terenure fire

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Cork County showed why they are Munster champions by the calibre of their play against Terenure in a vital Leinster League match in Dublin last Saturday. Their stunning display against one of the league’s top sides saw them victorious in a titanic finale.

This was Cork County at their best. In a nail biting final over, Andrew Saul hit a two off the last ball to take the Mardyke side past the winning post by one run, a win they richly deserved on the run of play. For all that, it was very hard earned. They faced a total of 240 and because of the way the pitch played, it looked an insurmountable target.

Cork County’s attack this season has been spearheaded by some remarkable returns from Bruce Koch, Matt Reed, Andrew Wootton and James Duggan, which gave the Dyke side a considerable edge in their domestic league. However, it was an ominous sign that, despite line and length bowling, Terenure were quite up to the task of scoring enough runs in their innings to set the visitors a very daunting task.

Robert Duggan’s warriors were not to be fazed and in newcomer Simon Ridley and Bruce Koch they possessed the nucleus of batting talent to save the day. And they accomplished with reassuring skill and technique. It was a joy to see these two in action. In the end, Ridley was but one run short of his century and Koch, the most impressive player of the entire season, was out for 60.

Though nearing the magic total of 240, County, as always, provided a heart-thumping climax as Andrew Wootton was forced into an all-out offensive mode, as the overs ran down, and his huge six and clever boundary in the penultimate over put the onus on Saul to clinch the match. Two off the last ball of the match, in mounting tension and anxiety, gave the Cork team their one run win.

“Yes we can” was their slogan, to which the obvious riposte should certainly be “yes we did!” “This was a mighty performance and a very significant win” said Captain Robert Duggan, who will lead his side against Limerick Raiders in the Provincial Cup decider at the Mardyke this coming Sunday, September 5th. In this kind of form, and having a full panel to pick from, it is difficult to see County playing second fiddle to any team in the Province. Yet, Limerick are quite capable of surprises but it would take a major upheaval to knock the league champions off their lofty pedestal. But, by their unpredictable nature, cup encounters have a habit of burying certainties and elevating challengers to high pinnacles of success. This final will provide all the answers.

It is a big ask to require a Cork team to play two vital Leinster League matches in Dublin on successive days. Cork County knew this, as a condition of gaining entry, and have undertaken the onerous programme of travel and matches without demur. For all that, it is quite exhausting and County showed this characteristic in their game against Old Belvedere at Cabra on Sunday.

Emotionally drained, they capitulated rather tamely and Belvedere’s 220 was a bridge too far for the visitors. Des O’Leary, with a well crafted 60, tried to restore equilibrium with the bat and James Duggan, with the ball, but to no great avail. Cork County’s 150 fell appreciably short by 70 runs. It dampened, somewhat, the exhilaration of the result against Terenure the previous day but it underlined their determination to continue to compete at the highest levels.

Now, the end is near. Two more Leinster League games, the first against Pembroke at Oak Hill, Wicklow on September 11th followed by the previously postponed match against The Hills at Milverton, the following day will finally determine the status of the team and the Club for the 2010 season. All to play for ,and all to look forward to.

Sean Power
Evening Echo, Thursday, September 2nd, 2010.

Team news for Terenure & Old Belvedere matches

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The Cork County squad which will travel to Dublin this weekend to take on Terenure on Saturday and Old Belvedere on Sunday in two very important fixtures in the Leinster League Division 2 is as follows:

  1. R. Duggan*
  2. R. Durity
  3. B. Koch
  4. S. Ridley
  5. C. Banon
  6. A. Saul
  7. A. Wootton
  8. M. Reed
  9. J. Duggan
  10. S. Girija
  11. D. O’Leary
  12. T. Clifford

The squad will be travelling by coach (provided Vincent O’Brien coaches) from the Rochestown Park Hotel at 7.00 p.m. on Friday and will be staying at Bewleys Hotel in Leopardstown on both Friday and Saturday night. If you wish to travel and stay with the team, please contact William Bradley at 0863610711.

Saturday 28th: Terenure v Cork County @ Terenure
Sunday 29th: Old Belvedere v Cork County @ Cabra


Pembroke & The Hills 2 matches rescheduled for September

Monday, August 9th, 2010

The rained off Leinster League Division 2 fixture between Pembroke and Cork County has been rescheduled to take place on Saturday September 11th at the Oakhill cricket ground in County Wicklow. Pembroke have previously played a number of their fixtures at the ground. Further information about Oakhill may be found by clicking on this link

Saturday September 11th Pembroke v Cork County at Oakhill