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Young Female Cricketers Meet Stars at ODI Series Opener

Monday, July 24th, 2023

In the opening game of an eagerly anticipated three-game series between the Irish and Australian women’s cricket teams, the first ODI may have been a washout, but for the eager young members of Cork County Cricket Club, it was an unforgettable experience! Despite the rain-soaked conditions, the girls who journeyed to Castle Avenue were thrilled to meet the players from both teams and even snagged some precious autographs.

The budding cricket enthusiasts excitedly engaged with the talented athletes of the Irish and Australian women’s cricket squads, soaking in every moment of this special occasion. The enthusiasm was contagious as they chatted with their idols and gained insights into the world of professional cricket.

But the excitement didn’t stop there. Despite the rain’s persistence, the young players managed to seize the opportunity to enjoy a few cricket moments of their own before the weather turned too heavy. An impromptu game ensued, creating cherished memories on the hallowed grounds of Clontarf.

While the ODI might have been curtailed, the day proved to be an inspiration for these young cricket lovers. The experience of witnessing world-class players in action and interacting with them up close left an indelible mark on their cricketing journey.

As the Cork County girls returned home, they carried with them the spirit of camaraderie and a renewed passion for the sport. Such moments reaffirm the significance of cricket in fostering a strong sense of community and mentorship within the cricketing family.

We join them in cherishing this memorable day and look forward to seeing these young talents grow and thrive, carrying the #BackingGreen spirit with them in every step of their cricketing endeavours. ๐Ÿ #IREvAUS

Girls/Ladies Section – Expression of Interest

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

One of Cork County Cricket Club’s goals for the 2017 season is to develop a girlโ€™s/ladies section by creating a welcoming environment where girls can play and socialise at the Mardyke. In order to kick start this process we are reaching out to our existing and non members to ascertain the following as well as make some commitments to you:

1. Is there demand and Are there enough girls/ladies who want to play?

This is key for us as a club. We need a critical core group of players to set up a section for girls/ladies, so this is a key consideration for us ahead of the season.

2. Marketing

While we may get a core group of players itโ€™s also vital that we get additional support and player numbers. We do this by marketing and primarily this is done via the network of parents at the clubs as well as at schools where Cork county are actively engaged in Cricket Ireland development programmes with links to multiple primary schools in the area. We will make sure our club is represented positively in schools and that girls know cricket is a genuine option for them.

3. First impressions count

Weโ€™re all affected by first impressions so we want to make sure what weโ€™re offering lives up to your expectations, which is why your Opinion Counts. Let us know what you want from cricket and what you want in training sessions. We want all our members to feel engaged and have ownership in the club. We also want to make sure that those who engage with this process can feel proud of having helped develop our girls/ladies section themselves.

Ireland v Australia - WWT20 March 26th 2016 (source: Cricket Ireland)

4. Parents

You all have a part to play. As a father of a 6 year old daughter I know that cricket is not just a sport for boys, but most of our Mums and Dadโ€™s who have kids at the club wonโ€™t have played cricket. However as many of you know, if you talk to members we are all prepared to spend time explaining the many benefits cricket offers. This is key to change assumptions.

5. Development

As far as we are aware we are the only club in Munster looking at setting up a girls/ladies section so game time will be limited this season. However, if we get a critical mass of players we do have extensive contacts in Leinster to be able to organise games as we look to get our first season underway.

Next Steps

Email me at johnsimon381@gmail.com to indicate that either you or your child would be interested in cricket this season. Following this we will hope to get a session at the club with Irish women’s international Ciara Metcalfe, who is available to offer up some time to try help promote women’s cricket in Munster, while also organising structured training sessions.

John Simon