Annual Dinner

Friday September 29th we Celebrate Success at the CCC annual dinner. Please join us as we offer congratulations to all our teams, as we award players and volunteers for their outstanding contributions during 2017. Be there to see it live. All are welcome from 7.30 for a 3 course meal and a night of unrivalled banter. Contact Stella for booking at €40 a head. It's not to be missed#CelebrateSuccess

Posted by Clontarf Cricket Club on Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday September 29th we Celebrate Success at the CCC annual dinner. Please join us as we offer congratulations to all our teams, as we award players and volunteers for their outstanding contributions during 2017. Be there to see it live.

All are welcome from 7.30 for a 3 course meal and a night of unrivalled banter.

Contact Stella for booking at €40 a head. It’s not to be missed.

This Weekend

So we are now just a couple of days short of the final weekend of Cricket in Clontarf and what a final weekend we have ahead of us. Almost every game is of huge importance.

First, Tonight

Game 1 – This evening at 5.30 in Malahide CC the Women’s first team play the League Final against Rush. After going 7 for 7 in the league can the finish the job? Be there to find out.

Super Sports Saturday

Game 2 – On Saturday at 12 in Rush the Women’s 2nds play their League final in Rush against Pembroke. The Women had had a great season no matter what happens in these two games and very special thanks has to go to all involved but especially to Fiona for all her work and efforts behind the scenes and to Hanna and Declan whose dedication and coaching has helped the 2 sides to come on leaps and bounds. Exciting times ahead.

Game 3 – The Men’s Firsts travel to the Hills on Saturday to complete their league program. This was almost going to be a title decider, but Leinster made sure that wasn’t to be. Their form over the 2nd half of the season was incredible and last Saturday they deservedly secured the 2017 Division 1 title. I’m sure you’ll all join me in congratulating them and achieving what is simply the hardest job in Leinster cricket. Well Done Leinster

Game 4 – The 2nds travel to Malahide for a 12 start on Saturday. They have had a tough League season and go into this game 2nd from bottom. But, they play the bottom side. This game is huge. They are coming off back to back wins and will hope to extend this run through Saturday and Sunday

Game 5 – The Thirds are in the Bull Ring where they host Adamstown at 12.30 on Saturday. This is simple, a win here and they are Division 5 Champions, anything less than that will leave the door ajar for Longford to swoop in

Super Sports Sunday

Game 6 – The Seconds are back in action, this time in the Bull Ring where they host The Hills in the 2nd of their big weekend

Game 7 – The 4ths travel to Swords for their final game of the year which is a refix for an earlier rained off game in May. This is even simpler than the 3rds. Win this and they win Division 8, anything less and the don’t!

Game 8 – The Fifths Cup Final

Malahide are hosting the game of the weekend where the 5ths take on Lucan in the refixed Cup Final. Mickey’s Men go again. We have talked about this side a lot, their young players have been brilliant and their older heads have been great. The is a well-balanced side who’s effort have taken them a long way, on Sunday we’ll know if it takes them all the way. This one is unmissable!

 

So, to summarize, 3 Finals, 2 league deciders and a relegation battle. Possibly the single most exciting finish* we have ever had

*The 2nds have a double weekend next week away to the Hills and away to Merrion. More on that next week along with a team by team season summary

Golf Day

 

THE COMPETITION

  • Time Sheet 9:00 – 10:00 or 13:00 – 15:30
  • 4 person team event
  • Early booking
  • Cost per team of four €280
  • Options to sponsor a green or tee box €100
  • To book your tee-time please contact:
    Connor D’Arcy or Ronan O’Reilly

YOUR GOLF DAY

  • 18 Hole Scramble
  • 4 Person Team Event
  • Food back in CCC
  • Presentation of prizes to winning teams at CCC

Weekend Fixtures

As we head in to September and the days get shorter we know we are at the business end and every game means something.

I would like to thank everybody who attended the Race Night and helped make it so much fun. It was a great fundraiser and a great night. Special thanks must be extended to all of the race sponsors. Each and everyone was very generous and the night cannot happen without you.

We would also like to thank the members who gave up their time to help during the night especially the ticket sellers and Peter and Andrew as the money men. Without your volunteering and the great jobs you all do the night would not be what it is.

Finally, Del-Boy. The time and effort Del puts into this is second to none, it’s not a one night deal, weeks of prep go into this to make sure it runs like clockwork. His passion for racing flows through the mic and his wit and banter keep everyone on their toes and goes a long way to making this night a continued success. I hope he can continue for many years.

Back to the cricket. The 5ths Cup Final replay has now been fixed for Sep 10th in Malahide. Big thanks to our friends the Villagers for taking this game on at short notice it is very much appreciated. I hope we can lend big support

The Frist’s have a weekend off due to the Hills in the Irish Senior Cup Final. Clontarf wishes you the best of luck and will be backing you all the way. This means that the final league game against The Hills will now take place on September 9th in The Vineyard.

The Seconds are coming of the back of a good week with wins against YMCA and Phoenix in the league. The win on Sunday was particularly impressive for the fight and team sprit on display. Fielding first Phoenix made their way to 218. Which we reckoned was a little under par. Special mention to 17 year old Samran who bowled with skill and control for figures of 2 for 24 off 7. Asim and Nibble also picked up 2 each and Luke continued his good form without getting the rewards he may have deserved. Batting Juno reminded everybody of what he can do with a brilliant 67 to get us off to a fast start in the 219 run chase with a 101 opening stand with Robbie. At 154 for 3 we looked to be cruising but with the wicker of VJ for 32 we started to lose our way a little and found ourselves 195 for 8, but Nibble was still there and looking completely unflappable. He just needed a buddy. Enter C Devilly the day before his 21st birthday. Despite been dropped  twice early on (catches win matches) himself and Nibbler went about the job with the minimum of fuss while at the same time keeping the fans on the edge. Nibbler (batting at 5) finished with a fantastic and composed 42 not out and Cormack a gritty 12 not out. A really good win and something to take into this weekend and keep fighting.

To this weekend they host league leaders Leinster on Sunday at 12 in the Bull Ring. Having just lifted themselves off the bottom this is a fine chance for the Cup winners to keep the momentum going.

The 3rds are heading out to Balbriggan also on Sunday for a 12 start. The 3rds also had a good week with wins against Merrion (20/20 refix) on Friday followed up with a full point win over League rivals YMCA the next day and keeping a hold of top stop in Division 5. I was at the Merrion game on Friday and it has to be up there with the best games so far this season. Merrion got off to a flyer despite losing an early wicket and looking good. Enter Ian Smilie (who had informed he probably wouldn’t bowl) to pick up 2 wickets in his first over followed by a wicket in the next over from Aido, 43 for 1 was suddenly 47 for 4. The wickets continued to fall interspersed with some good hitting, but Merrion couldn’t get that partnership together to really post a big score. The wickets were shared Denty with 3, Ian, Aido and Luke with 2 each and Punky with the 1. The half time score of 119 looked a little short. But as usual the 3rds like to keep things interesting. So 2 early run outs (Juno 8 and Rana 0) coupled with Damo 1 and Shaf 0 saw us 18 for 4 and all of a sudden 120 looks a long way off. D Devilly batting at 4 was joined by Luke to inject some stability with a 59 run partnership. But when Luke fell to a good catch for 17, followed by Smillie for 10 things were getting tight. The overs were ticking by, the run rate going up, it had become a worry. Aido came in a smashed a quick 15 to bring it back to us. All the while Devilly the youngest has been scoring freely and reached 40 not almost unnoticed. 109 for 7 and Denty arrives with 1.3 overs to get 11. 9 balls later, the last ball of the game, 2 left to win Devilly pulls to square leg for 4 and brings up his 50. I can’t say enough about this knock. It was simply brilliant, perfectly timed and risk free. A real lesson for everybody else. If we had a player of the week, no competition!

The 4ths are at home on Saturday in the first of what are effectively 2 cup finals. They sit 2nd in the league just a few percent behind Swords. Their 2 remaining games are against Swords!!!! It doesn’t get better than that. I urge you all to make your way down on Saturday at 12.30 to support the team. If they can win this, it’s in their hands for the reverse fixture next week in Swords

Lastly, next week we host the final Inter Pro first calls game of the season with Leinster playing Northern Knights from Tuesday the 5th. Looking at the IPC table The Lightning are currently in third place, eight points behind leaders the Northern Knights, but play their game in hand this week. The match in Clontarf has the potential to be a winner takes all affair.

Thanks again to you all for the fantastic support this season, let’s keep it up for the final few weekends.

Weekend Fixtures

First up a huge congratulations to the First’s on winning to All Ireland 20/20 cup on Sunday. This was the first time the AI 20/20 has been played and it was a fantastic effort by all concerned. First up was Cork County in the semi-final in Lisburn which we won by 47 runs. Then it was back in the car for a 17 mile drive to Waringstown to play the final against Waringstown. To Drive up, play, win, drive again, play, win and win against one of the best sides in the country on their own patch makes this all the more impressive. So knowing this a very special mention has to go to the travelling supporters. It was a long day, but I’m sure you’ll agree worth every bit of it.

We would also like to extend our thanks to both Waringstown and Lisburn for hosting the Semi-final and the Final. Both clubs were brilliant and deserve great credit for how they ran the day. Thank you both so much.  And finally to Cricket Ireland for organizing the competition. It is a great day to be part of and fine motivation for the provincial competitions.

The other big Cup news from the weekend was of course the 5ths V Lucan. Tenerue got rained on, a lot!! So this has been re-fixed for September 10th in a venue yet to be decided. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear.

So to this week. And we have games all week.

Tuesday sees the 2nds travel to YMCA for a 20/20 league re-fix. This will be a 4.30 start and crucial as we head in to the season run in. The game in Malahide was rained off last Sunday so the climb up the ladder has to start here. Judging on the reverse fixture, this will be a tight affair.

Wednesday the 6ths take on AIB at home at 1.30pm. This will be a challenge. AIB have just been confirmed as Division 14 champions and sofar, they have swept all before them in this division dropping just a handful of points along the way. But this is our field and if we know anything about captain Aido’s team, they don’t roll over for anyone.

Friday the 3rds travel to Merrion for a 20/20 league game at 5.30. They are still top of Division 5 and had a great weekend last week. They chased 170 in a 20/20 in Adamstown (not many win there) with a super 70 from Juno and a match winning 31, including 18 off one over at the end for Jack McNiece to win by 4 wickets. They backed that up on Saturday with their now normal run of the mill, edge of your seat cricket. Set a better than par 195 by Pembroke they got over the line in exactly the same way as the week before and won by 2 wickets. New 3 time daddy Dan with 48 setup a great platform but we lost wickets at regular intervals. Until Luke and Denty saw us over the line to win by two wickets. One point of note, Matt Buttler must be nearing the record for pad rash. If he hasn’t passed Deller’s record from a few years ago, he must be getting close J.

Saturday is a Big Big day and YMCA will play a big big part. The firsts host YMCA in the Bull Ring needing a win. After a disappointing trip to Pembroke last week, losing by 7 wickets, we need to put together a match winning performance this day. Will still hold a good lead in Division 1 and are favourites. What Sunday showed us is the fight this team has. We should be in no doubt that they’ll come at this match head on with no backward step.

The 3rds go the other way to YMCA. YMCA are 2nd in this league and beat us in the cup last month. There’s not much between these sides (other than age) and this is a big game in this league. There is no substitute for experience and this will be tight. The winner will be the one who copes best with that.

So that’s not all, the Race Night. The clubs biggest fund raiser and one of the best nights of the year, and an absolute highlight of the Clontarf Social Calendar. This is one night not to be missed. Again the shy and retiring Del will be on the Mic bringing his own brand of entertainment to the night and give you the tips you need to go home empty handed. I really hope you can get down to support and have some fun

On Sunday the 2nds are back in action in the Bull Ring this time against Phoenix at 12 o’clock. The reverse fixture at the start of the season was a great game and they will be looking to reverse that result.

Finally we have the 5ths travelling to Rush for a division 11 match. We all know about these guys.

So a big weekend for the whole club. Best of luck to all playing and to all the Saturday night punters.

Saddle rup.

Race Night

On August 26th the Race Night returns. After the Firsts home game V YMCA, MC Del-Boy will take the mic and bring us out of the traps. So saddle up, take off the blinkers and get ready fpor the off. Its going to be a cracker.

Weekend Preview

The big weekends have been coming thick and fast and this weekend is no different.

We’ll go Team by Team

The 1st‘s have a massive weekend coming up. The League has certainly tightened up of the past couple of weeks with both Leinster and The Hills coming up behind us, this makes Saturdays game away to Pembroke HUGE. Couple this with Pembroke needing wins to secure their division 1 status it is all to play for. We are now into early starts so this kicks off at 12pm

On Sunday it is the All Ireland 20/20 Finals Day. This is the first incarnation of the AI 20/20 and we qualified via winning the Leinster 20/20. First up we take on Munster Champions Cork County at 11am in Lisburn. If we make it through that, there a 15/16 mile trip back down the road to Waringstown take on either Waringstown or Bready at about 4pm. All support is welcome, it’s going to be a busy day

Now the 2nds on Sunday. They had a very good game mid-week falling just short against a Lewis (2 of them) inspired YMCA and picked up 5 points in the battle to avoid relegation. So it’s off to Malahide with them. The Villagers are down the wrong end with us and this game is simply a double pointer.

The 3rds are bringing the crowds back. Their brand of edge of the seat cricket is putting years on me, and years I don’t need!! Last weekend they chased down 210 in 45 overs to win by 2 wickets and keep setting the pace at the top of Div 5. A good 50 from Rana as wickets fell all around him saw us about 70 odd for 6 enter the UN!! Luke 77 not out, Smiles 14 and Denty 31 not out, between them they dragged this one back kicking a screaming. Special mention to Luke who proved the pressure makes diamonds. This week they’re on Friday in Adamstown at 6 in a 20/20 league re-fix and on Saturday they host Pembroke at 12.30 in the Bull Ring. A couple of wins will go a long way.

On Sunday the 4ths are in the Bull Ring hosting Knockharley 2nds at 12.30. The 4ths have had a great year but suffered a couple of blips of late. They still sit top of the league but Swords are not far behind and a win this weekend will be crucial in maintaining a crack at the title especially with a game against Swords still to come.

On Thursday the 5ths host the Hills 3rds in Castle Avenue at 1pm. The 5ths sit mid table at the moment and their league campaign has so far been a great learning curve for some of our young players with the likes of David, Jack, Sully and Yousf all making big and consistent contributions. This will just be a taster of what’s to come. On Sunday in Terenure it’s the big one. The 5ths take on Lucan in the Cup Final. These 2 have history and both have deservedly made the final. If you are able please head southside to lend your support. It will be epic

The 6ths are playing on Tuesday evening at home V Castleknock and also on Saturday with a first trip to Gory. They had a great win over the weekend the highlight of which by popular vote was the debut of Ireland under 17 international Anna Kirk. After a good showing with the bat Anna came out to open the bowling and walked off with a 3 for in her pocket

So that’s 9 games (maybe 10) over 5 days with 6 teams. Can I take this opportunity to thank all the captains and everybody involved in making this and every other match happen. It takes a tremendous off the field effort to pull this all together, from the boardroom to the tearoom, from the mower to the score book and that volunteering should not be underestimated, it shows the great Clontarf sprit. #BleedredandBlue

Let’s hope the weather plays ball

Weekend’s fixtures

Huge congratulations to the Men’s 2nd team for a fantastic win in the rain affected Senior Cup final against North County. It was a perfectly timed run chase against a very good County team who play some excellent cricket on the day.

We have another Cup Final coming up on Friday evening. The Women’s 2nd team take on Leinster 3rds in Rathmines with a 5pm start. Best of luck and I hope the Clontarf will be out in force.

On Thursday the 3rd our Women’s 1st team travel to Malahide for a Division 2 clash at 6.30pm.

On Wednesday the 4ths host Pembroke at 1pm in the Bull Ring. The 4ths are currently top of Division 8 and now we’re into the business end of the season. A win here will put them in a great position for the run in.

For the Bank Holiday weekend in the Bull Ring we have the 1st on Saturday, the 2nd’s on Sunday and the 1st’s again on Monday.

On Saturday the 1st’s will host Leinster at the slightly earlier start time of 12.30. After weeks of 20/20 this marks the return to 50 over cricket. Our Firsts are top with 7 wins from 8 games (the loss came in a refixed 20/20) and have a 45 point gap to 2nd place, but no one ever won a league in August. Leinster are a good side and have themselves hit a good run of form in recent weeks. This will be a good challenge. They follow that up on Monday when they host Cork County. The Munster men have struggled so far this season but it’s worth remembering that all teams in Division 1 deserve to be there and none should be taken lightly. Corks finish to last season in Division 2 to gain promotion gives the insight you need to the fight in the team.

Sunday see’s the 2nd’s host Merrion at 12.30. Merrion are 3rd in the league (they were most people’s tip for the top at the start) and are a very strong side. Our 2nds are bottom and they have underperformed in the league to date. Boyed by the Cup win last Sunday and with some key players coming to form at the right time we can rightly expect a good game and to see a team play to their potential.

Now to the away games.

The 6ths head up the motorway to Laois on Saturday. They had a hard weekend just falling short in the cup semi-final on Saturday and a loss to Adamstown in Mount Temple on Sunday. The trip to Laois is coming at a good time for them to bounce back. They are sitting mid table in Division 14 after getting promoted last season and with some good young players in the side and under the stewardship of captain Aido can go toe to toe with anyone in this league.

On Sunday the 5ths will replay their rained off Cup Semi-Final of last weekend (pending OCC approval). They will head back to North County in great form. Again a side with plenty of good young players coupled with accomplished experience. They were in a great position last week and will aim for a repeat, but we don’t have to tell anyone what a north county side can bring to a game. This is the game of the weekend.

On Monday the 4ths travel to Adamstown. This is a tough place to win matches, but we have to install the 4ths as favourites. Their league form (to date) has been excellent and they are the team to beat in Division 8.

Best of luck to everybody playing this weekend and especially the 2 sides in the cup, The Women’s 2nds in Friday’s final and the 5ths in Sundays Semi-Final.

Hope to see you at some games.

This Weekend’s Fixtures

Let’s get right down to it. The Really Big game this weekend is the Senor 2 Cup Final. We’ve had plenty of success in recent years in this cup but this year it’s in Clontarf, and we’re in it!!!

Sunday at 1pm we take on North County 2’s over 40 overs. We’ve had a good run to the final.

This weekend’s fixtures Let’s get right down to it. The Really Big game this weekend is the Senor 2 Cup Final. We’ve had plenty of success in recent years in this cup but this year it’s in Clontarf, and we’re in it!!! Sunday at 1pm we take on North County 2’s over 40 overs. We’ve had a good run to the final. Round one we Drew Dundrum at home. Dundrum are a league lower and the step up against a strong Clontarf proved too much for the visitors. Dundrum were all out for 126 in the 32nd over with Dec being the pick of the bowlers picking up 3 for 13 off 5. Everyone who bowled got in on the act and all returned pretty decent figures. There was no let-up in the second half. Dec (again) and Robbie were playing my bat, my ball. The target was reached for the loss of no wicket in the 18th with dec on 69 off 48 and Robbie 37 off 57. The second round saw us drawn away to Merrion whom many consider to be amongst the best 2nd teams in the country. Winning the toss and batting on a dry wicket got the game off to a good start. A lot of the hard work was done in the first innings with 50’s for VJ and Dec and a quick 44 not out of 29 balls for Nibbler setting an imposing (it is 40 overs) target of 244.The 2nd half saw Kirky get the openers early and 2 quick wickets for Sameer had Merrion 77 for 4. Despite a good mid innings partnership Merrion never really got going as we know they can and were all out for 172 just shy of 35 overs. Ali bowled well for 2 for 19 off 6.4 but Nibbler bowling like the ginger Warney returned 3 for 38 in the best spell I’ve seen him bowl. The Semi Final could have been a tricky one, drawn against Knockharley and away. Luckily a few of the 2nds had spent some time in #FrankiesArmy and are no strangers to Knockharley. That was certainly a factor on what was to follow, there were no surprises. Knockharley won the toss and batted (they always do) but in Rory Krik we had a bowler who has known success on this ground and picked up 3 of the top 6 with Naveed accounting for both the openers. At 6 for 31 Nibbler got a run picking up 2 in tandem with the returning Naveed to take his tally to 4. The odd wicket was a run out by Luke Prior. All out for 70. Again, there was no let-up for the second half. This time it was Juno and Nibbler making sure of a home final. Juno with 40 and Nibbler 25. With a good number of the above mentioned players turning up for Sunday we will be in for a good game. The Final is not the only reason to come down on Sunday. We invite you to support fundraiser in aid of MatthewHayesTrust.org. There will be a BBQ run in the afternoon/evening and opportunity to sponsor Synno and Dunner on their coast to coast cycle, please see below words from Iain. “Myself and Andy Dunne are participating in a 320km fundraising cycle from Clontarf to Sligo on August 18th & 19th with a group of 75 Clontarf lads and lassies. It is a fundraising initiative (started in 2015) for an amazing young local boy, Matthew Hayes, who has severe autism with many additional complex and challenging behaviours. As Matthew has now turned 18, a significant proportion of State provision of care and support for Matthew’s complex needs will stop. The objective of the Matthew Hayes Trust is to provide resources to keep Matthew living at home with his family, bridging the gap in carer support for Matthew and to provide some respite for his Mum, Dad & siblings. I couldn’t do justice describing what the Hayes family deal with every day. Please click on the website to learn more about Matthew and the daily challenges in caring for him – www.matthewhayestrust.org” That’s not all we have for you this weekend On Saturday the 6ths are in Castle Avenue in the Minor Cup Semi-Final hoping to make it a hat trick of final appearances when they host Bagenalstown 2’s at 1pm I hope you have also lend your support. The 6ths have been on a great run of late and have a good mix of new players and youth players taking their first steps in Men’s cricket. Also on Saturday the 3rds travel to table topping Longford for a 1 pm kick off. Despite going out of the cup to an excellent performance by YMCA 3rds last Saturday they are one of the form teams in the League. But in order to continue the fight for the title they will have to do what no other team has managed and beat Longford at home. A big ask, but if this team knows anything, its how to win. Huge Game Back to Sunday and lets have another Cup Semi-Final!! The 5ths travel to North County for the semi of the Junior Cup. The 5ths of late have been well documented and even though they are away, their form over the past 2 months makes the the bookies favourites here. Scroll down the page if you need a refresher Finally the 6ths are on again, this time in the League and in Mount Temple. They host Adamstown in a crucial league encounter. All games start at 1pm. A note for next week, Division 1 and 2 (1st & 2nds) games will start at 12.30 next weekend for the bank holiday Thanks for now

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Round one we Drew Dundrum at home. Dundrum are a league lower and the step up against a strong Clontarf proved too much for the visitors. Dundrum were all out for 126 in the 32nd over with Dec being the pick of the bowlers picking up 3 for 13 off 5. Everyone who bowled got in on the act and all returned pretty decent figures. There was no let-up in the second half. Dec (again) and Robbie were playing my bat, my ball. The target was reached for the loss of no wicket in the 18th with dec on 69 off 48 and Robbie 37 off 57.

The second round saw us drawn away to Merrion whom many consider to be amongst the best 2nd teams in the country. Winning the toss and batting on a dry wicket got the game off to a good start. A lot of the hard work was done in the first innings with 50’s for VJ and Dec and a quick 44 not out of 29 balls for Nibbler setting an imposing (it is 40 overs) target of 244.

The 2nd half saw Kirky get the openers early and 2 quick wickets for Sameer had Merrion 77 for 4. Despite a good mid innings partnership Merrion never really got going as we know they can and were all out for 172 just shy of 35 overs. Ali bowled well for 2 for 19 off 6.4 but Nibbler bowling like the ginger Warney returned 3 for 38 in the best spell I’ve seen him bowl.

The Semi Final could have been a tricky one, drawn against Knockharley and away. Luckily a few of the 2nds had spent some time in #FrankiesArmy and are no strangers to Knockharley. That was certainly a factor on what was to follow, there were no surprises. Knockharley won the toss and batted (they always do) but in Rory Krik we had a bowler who has known success on this ground and picked up 3 of the top 6 with Naveed accounting for both the openers. At 6 for 31 Nibbler got a run picking up 2 in tandem with the returning Naveed to take his tally to 4. The odd wicket was a run out by Luke Prior. All out for 70. Again, there was no let-up for the second half. This time it was Juno and Nibbler making sure of a home final. Juno with 40 and Nibbler 25.

With a good number of the above mentioned players turning up for Sunday we will be in for a good game.

The Final is not the only reason to come down on Sunday.

We invite you to support fundraiser in aid of MatthewHayesTrust.org.

There will be a BBQ run in the afternoon/evening and opportunity to sponsor Synno and Dunner on their coast to coast cycle, please see below words from Iain.

“Myself and Andy Dunne are participating in a 320km fundraising cycle from Clontarf to Sligo on August 18th & 19th with a group of 75 Clontarf lads and lassies. It is a fundraising initiative (started in 2015) for an amazing young local boy, Matthew Hayes, who has severe autism with many additional complex and challenging behaviours.

As Matthew has now turned 18, a significant proportion of State provision of care and support for Matthew’s complex needs will stop.

The objective of the Matthew Hayes Trust is to provide resources to keep Matthew living at home with his family, bridging the gap in carer support for Matthew and to provide some respite for his Mum, Dad & siblings. I couldn’t do justice describing what the Hayes family deal with every day. Please click on the website to learn more about Matthew and the daily challenges in caring for him –www.matthewhayestrust.org

That’s not all we have for you this weekend

On Saturday the 6ths are in Castle Avenue in the Minor Cup Semi-Final hoping to make it a hat trick of final appearances when they host Bagenalstown 2’s at 1pm I hope you have also lend your support. The 6ths have been on a great run of late and have a good mix of new players and youth players taking their first steps in Men’s cricket.

Also on Saturday the 3rds travel to table topping Longford for a 1 pm kick off. Despite going out of the cup to an excellent performance by YMCA 3rds last Saturday they are one of the form teams in the League. But in order to continue the fight for the title they will have to do what no other team has managed and beat Longford at home. A big ask, but if this team knows anything, its how to win. Huge Game

Back to Sunday and lets have another Cup Semi-Final!! The 5ths travel to North County for the semi of the Junior Cup. The 5ths of late have been well documented and even though they are away, their form over the past 2 months makes the the bookies favourites here. Scroll down the page if you need a refresher

Finally the 6ths are on again, this time in the League and in Mount Temple. They host Adamstown in a crucial league encounter.

All games start at 1pm. A note for next week, Division 1 and 2 (1st & 2nds) games will start at 12.30 next weekend for the bank holiday

t20 Finals Day

This weekend’s Fixtures After last weekend’s Cricket Palozza where some went our way and some didn’t we have another big one coming up First the 3rds, last Friday they went to Leinster and came back with a 2 wicket win thanks to a tour de force from Cormac Devilly. Going in at 24 for 4 he batted through for 34 not out with Ian Smilie (30) and Aido Mc (20 odd not) scoring quickly and keeping us on tract. The 3rds remain 2nd in the league and have opened the gap to 3rd and closed the gap to 1st (Longford). They have a huge away to unbeaten Longford which will either settle the league or really open it up.But this Saturday, it’s the Cup. The Cup Semi-final at that! YMCA 3rds travel across the bridge for a 1pm start. YM are also in the same league and have been going well. They are a young team with plenty of talent. This (for me) is the game of the weekend. The forecast is good and your support would be appreciated Also on Saturday are the AMC 20-20 Bash Final Day. After a good win in the ¼’s last night against North County we’ll be the second semi-final against YMCA. The day starts in Pembroke at about 10.30am. Take a look at the video for an idea of what might be instore Sunday is somewhat busier with 3 teams togging out and the Presidents Lunch (contact Stella to book) First up are the 2nds with what feels like their first league match since Surf was a boy!! Our 2nds have not been without cricket though. They are through to the Leinster Senior 2 Cup final on July 30th and in Clontarf!! So chalk that date into your calendar. They also made it to the T20 final played last Sunday which saw them unfortunately come second to a clinical display from Leinster 2nds. Congratulations to Leinster on their dissevered win The start to the league campaign (according to historical documents) has been mixed, but now its business time. Pembroke are paying the bridge toll this time. Clontarf 2nds V Pembroke 2nds are always good games and next to impossible to call. You’ll have to come down at 1pm to find out Our League leading 4ths will be paying their toll as they travel to Pembroke to take on their 4ths. The 4ths are playing some great cricket at the moment. They travelled to the Hills last week and returned with 25 point and Peppers also brought home no less than 6 for 11 off 4!! They’ll be staring at 1pm. Now to the peoples team, the 5ths! The 5ths as we know have been on fire. Last Sunday them hosted league leaders Merrion 6th’s who showed why they are league leaders. After Merrion posted 230 in 40 overs Clontarf set about the chase, but despite 50 from Shaf and 85 from Jack McNiece they fell just short, losing by 11 runs. This Sunday sees the return fixture. Judging by last week this one has to be in the mix for game of the day Finally on Wednesday the 6ths host new club Gorey in the Bull Ring at 1pm. There’s been no let-up from these guys as they aim for another promotion

Clontarf Cricket Club 发布于 2017年7月19日