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Give It A Bash – 8th May

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Cork County Cricket Club are pleased to announce the return of ‘Give It A Bash’ on Sunday, 8th May 2022, which provides a great way for youngsters who want to try the game of cricket and learn some of the basics of the game.

Some of the activities will include:

  • Batting, bowling and catching skills
  • Supervised by fully qualified coaches
  • Fun games and competitions 
  • Meet new friends!

It will also be an opportunity for youngsters and parents alike to learn more about the club and find out how to get more involved.

The session is absolutely FREE and open to boys and girls (both members and non-members) aged 8-16 to come along and give cricket a bash!

Give It A Bash - 8th May 2022


Registration is absolutely FREE so to secure your spot then please fill in your details by clicking here or emailing youth@corkcountycricketclub.com

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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

U15s defeat Harlequins in Game 1 of Cork Youth Series

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Cork County U15s put in a mature team performance to record a comprehensive win their first game against Cork Harlequins as part of a 2017 Cork Youth Series. Put into bowl, County restricted Quins to 149 all out in 27 overs, with J Buss (23) and J. Gilbert (24) best of the Harlequins batsmen. For County Daniel Kennedy (3-28), Masroor Salam (2-16) Rioghan O’Sullivan (2-17) were the best of the bowlers, with all the team contributing in the field.

In reply County chased the total down in 30 overs for the loss of 2 wickets with Eshan O’Sullivan (49) and Rioghan O’Sullivan (30) the best of the County batsmen. Special mention must also go to Joe Bailey who fielded for Quins during the County innings, due to an unfortunate injury on the Quins side during the warm up between innings.

Congratulations to Daniel Kennedy and this team as they head into Game 2 on Friday, 7th July.

Cork County Cubs squad: Kennedy*, Salam, L Rahman, A Rahman, E O’Sullivan, R O’Sullivan, Alam, Hussain, Cullen, Farsi, S Bailey & J Bailey

Cork County U15 150-2 (Eshan 49, Rioghan 30*) beat Cork Harlequins U15 149-8 (Kennedy 3-28, Rioghan 2-17, Masroor 2-16) by 8 wickets at Farmers Cross.

Man of the Match: Rioghan O’Sullivan

Cork County U15s beat Cork Harlequins by 8 wickets


2017 Youth season is almost here!

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

As you can see from the picture below groundsman Matt Reed has been hard at work on the ground at the Mardyke and we have to say that we are looking forward to the new season which gets underway in a matter of weeks.

Club Registration for the 2017 season takes place along with a kit day on Sunday, 9th April, which will be followed by a Mini Blitz on Saturday, 15th April, at the Mardyke.

At least 3 of our senior youth players will then be selected for a friendly game against Bangor Cricket Club on Saturday, 22nd April, while outdoor training proper begins on Friday, 28th April, at the usual time of 6pm

Cork County Cricket Club Youth Events

Cork County Cricket Club Youth Registration

Check out the Events Calendar on Teamer for more details but important dates at the Mardyke for the diary:

  • •  Sunday 9th April: 2017 Registration & Kit Day starting @ 12 noon
  • •  Saturday 15th April: Youth Mini Blitz 
  • •  Saturday 22nd April: Cork County XI v Bangor Cricket Club
  • •  Friday 28th April: Youth Outdoor Training @ 6 pm

John Simon

Youth Chairman

County Cubs beat Midleton by 5 wickets in Munster U14 League

Monday, August 8th, 2016

On a very damp day in Midleton, Cork County U14’s recorded their first league success of the league in their last league fixture of 2016.

Winning captain M. Salam won the toss and choose to bowl first on a misty afternoon and that decision looked to be a very good choice with H. Safi running out the Midleton’s opener with a direct hit from midwicket off the first ball.

Another wicket followed in the third over, however from there Midleton built runs with a superb 29 (retired n.o.) from L. O’Reilly, with supporting scores from I. Sharif (22) and J. Bryan (20). This helped Midleton to a score of 117 a.o. after 19.1 overs.

Best of the County bowlers were H. Safi (3.1-0-3-17) E. O’Sullivan (4-0-2-18), D. Kennedy (3-0-1-14), M. Salam (2-0-1-18) and R. O’Sullivan (3-0-1-26). It should also be noted that A Hussain had a great run out with a direct hit from long stop.

In reply County chased down the target of 118 in 17.1 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. Best of the batsmen were Z. Pirzada 26 (retired n.o.), E. O’Sullivan (21 n.o.), A McAllen (17 n.o.) and H. Safi (13). For Midleton I. Sharif (3-0-1-19), H. Edgerton (3-0-1-26) and L. O’Reilly (4-0-1-26) were the best of the bowlers.

Well done to all.

U14 Cubs side to face Harlequins announced

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Munster U14 League

The Cork County Cubs side to play Harlequins at the Mardyke on Friday, 15th July, is as follows:

  1. Anuka Kuruppuarachi
  2. Anupa Kuruppuarachi
  3. Bipin Paul
  4. Daniel Kennedy
  5. Eshan O’Sullivan
  6. Haroon Saffi
  7. Josh van Heerden
  8. Limon Rahman
  9. Oscar McCarthy
  10. Rioghan O’Sullivan
  11. Tahmid Alam

All players are requested to be at the club by 5pm at the latest, with the match due to start at 5.30pm. Best of luck lads! #WeAreCounty

Cork County Cubs travel to Limerick in U14 league

Friday, June 17th, 2016

The Cork County Cubs team selected to play Limerick in our third U14 league game of the season on Saturday, 18th June, in Adare is as follows:

  1. Josh van Heerden*
  2. Felix Joby
  3. Rioghan O’Sullivan
  4. Masroor Salam
  5. Oscar McCarthy
  6. Akhiyar Hussain
  7. Ryan Fitzgerald
  8. Daniel Kennedy
  9. Tahmid Alam
  10. Eshan O’Sullivan
  11. Alex McAllen+
  12. Ashik Rahman

For players selected, please be at the Mardyke by 8:45am latest, unless travelling directly. We leave for Limerick at 9:00am to arrive in Adare for 10:30am.

For those travelling directly, the location of the ground in Adare is at: https://goo.gl/maps/MoWgZkptmoy

If you cannot make it to the ground and need a lift or need any further details on travel etc please contact John Simon on 087 225 6603 to make arrangements.

The game is to start at 11am and should be finished by 2pm. All players are requested to wear their cricket whites (white t-shirt is fine if you don’t have white cricket gear). Please also bring a drink and a packed lunch. Players and parents should be back in Cork by 4pm to catch the end of the Senior T20 Finals Day.


For players who were not selected this is game 3 of a series of 6 league games this season, so all registered players will get an opportunity to play in a competitive fixture. Our next league game is away to Midleton on Sunday, 26th June.

U14’s fall 2 runs short against Limerick

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

U14 Challenge Match

28th May 2016

Limerick 48 all out (R. O’Sullivan 2-3, J. van Heerden 5-2) beat Cork County 46 all out by 2 runs at the Mardyke.

In a well contested game, Limerick battled to 48 all out (James 8, Evan 6*) due in the main to good tight bowling from Cork County’s Rian O’Sullivan (2-0-2-3) and Josh van Heerden (2.3-0-5-2).

With 48 to defend Limerick got 2 wickets in the fifth over, followed up with 2 in the eighth. With the score at 19 for 4 the game was up for grabs. A good partnership between H Safi and F Jobi got the score to 32 before Limerick bowled Safi in the 11th over. Limerick conceded another 7 runs before getting another wicket (39 for 6) and the next wicket fell at 45 for 7.

Limerick started the 15th over with a lbw (46-8) before bowling our final batsmen out and winning the match.

The scorecard tells a story of where our batsmen need to work, but very well done to all who played on the day.


Cork County and Limerick players after their match at the Mardyke (courtesy of Donna Broadhurst)

Next game is away to Harlequins on 11th June.

U11 & U13 Blitz kicks off Youth cricket season

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

There was great excitement as the 2016 cricket season finally got underway at Cork County on Saturday, 23rd April, after a long a wet winter.

Over 20 children from our U11 and U13 squads turned out on a beautiful April morning as a training session and 2 separate matches were held over the course of the morning ahead of the pre-season fixture between the Cork County 1st XI and Bangor CC at midday.

It was clear that all those who attended were were extremely well prepared after our indoor sessions over the winter and totally focused on an exciting season ahead.

Many of the children also stayed around for the day to watch the senior game against Bangor during the afternoon.

Outdoor Summer Training for U11’s and U13’s commences on Friday evening at the Mardyke starting at 6 p.m. All welcome so register below.

Register for Youth Cricket Training