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The start to the league campaign (according to historical documents) has been mixed, but now its business time.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.

President’s Lunch

The Annual Presidents Lunch will be on Sunday 23rd at 2.30pm. The Cost is €25 per adult and €15 per child. Please contact Stella to book your place.

The Seconds will be hosting Pembroke at 1pm for your entertainment before and after the lunch.

Book now for a great day out.

This weekend’s matches

Now, we’re heading in to business time for the club and this weekend is a hugely important one through all levels so buckle up, this is a long one

First up we have a Friday treat. The 3nds (currently 2nd in the league) have an away game on Friday at 1pm in Rathmines against Leinster 3rds

Then it is quite simply Cupaplaozza for Saturday and Sunday with a couple of league games thrown in for good measure

So, lets talk cups and the 2nds. Saturday sees them head to the Royal county to visit Knockharly in the Leinster Senior Cup semi-final. Knockharly might be a league below them, but they are at home and the rise through the leagues over recent years has been incredible. Its not that long ago #FrankiesArmy were playing them. Their ground has seen similar improvements and if you can make it, it’s worth the 45 min drive

On Sunday they head to the seriously traffic restricted Civil Service to take on Leinster 2nd in the Final for the 20 overs cup. They won this last year, can they do it again??? This I believe will be a 4pm start

Now to the Firsts. On Saturday in the Bull Ring the Firsts host Phoenix in a top of the table clash at 1pm. As we said at the start, its business time and every game holds huge significance. This will be massive

On we go to Sunday and the Leinster Senior Cup Semi-final in Merrion. Merrion have been blazing a trail of destruction through division 2 which if you know who’s in their team will come as no surprise. Like Saturday, this is another big challenge for us in a cup we have a love affair with (at least when it was 60 overs)

And the Firsts aren’t done yet!! The Quarter Final of the AMC 20-20 Bash will be in the Bull Ring, it will be against North County, it will be at 6pm and the Weather will be good. You may remember the County beat us in a 20-20 earlier this season, this is another cracker

Still on Saturday and another big cup game. The 6ths are in Mount Temple hosting Laois 3rds in the Jr. Cup quarter finals. Now fans will know they are aiming for the hat trick of cup finals but a first win. No better day to keep the dream alive. In the words of Ricky Bobby, If you can dream it, you can do it

On Sunday the 5ths are at home in the Bull Ring at 1pm. The 5ths are on a great run with 5 wins on a row and some performances from the young players that have been incredible, as well as some of the “older” guys doing the business with bat and ball. This time they face a strong Merrion team who are currently top of the league. With back to back Merrion games, this will go a long way to sustaining a league challenge.

Lastly to the 4ths. They are due to travel to The Hills on Saturday for a league game at 1pm. The 4ths are top, the Hills are there or there abouts, but as I type there’s some doubt about this game being on. Keep an eye here for updates

This week you are spoilt for choice, I’m sure I’ll catch you at a few of these games

Best of luck all, every game holds a prize

Parking in Phoenix Park This Weekend

There will be reduced access to both Civil Service Cricket Club, Dublin. and Phoenix Cricket Club Ireland this weekend with the two roads to the grounds closed for resurfacing works.
The OPW website lists the closures as “The Citadel, (Dog Pond) and the Camogie Car Parks will be closed from Monday, 10th July until Wednesday, 19th July inclusive in order to facilitate resurfacing works.
The Office of Public Works wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused.”Parking for the two grounds will be away from the grounds, with only pedestrian access available”

t20 Highlights

20-20 in the 20's

Last Saturday saw the AMC 20-20 come to the Bull Ring.We Won one and lost one. There were some good games and some great batting, bowling and fielding from all sides involved.Now as I see 20-20 cricket as a kind of gunslinging, wild west, every man for himself type of thing this weekends highlights are presented as such.The last weekend of group games take place this Saturday, we're in Rathmines from 10.30 against Rush or Leinster

Clontarf Cricket Club 发布于 2017年7月4日

Weekend’s Fixtures

This weekend’s fixtures.

We start with not a weekend game but a Wednesday match in Castle avenue for the 5ths. They will host Terenure at 1pm in a 40 over game. The 5ths are coming off the back of 2 good league wins including a 9 wicket win over Lucan last Sunday. As we enter into the business end they seem to be hitting some form and with a number of good young players (DV, JMcN, BM, YT) are definitely a team to watch. 

While we’re on the 5ths I can tell you they have a double home weekend. Both games are 40 overs and both start at 1pm. On Saturdaythe Russians are coming for a division 11 league clash. Rush will be coming looking to win and Clontarf will be looking to continue their way up the Div 11 ladder. This takes us to Sunday in the Bull Ring and we have the 5ths Cup Quarter Final against Swords 2nds. We already have 3 teams in cup semi-finals, can we make it 4?

Now the 6th’s. On Saturday the 6ths travel to St Andrews College to take on AIB. AIB are blazing a trail through Division 14 dropping just 2 points in their 4 league matches. This is the toughest challenge in Div 14. The 6ths have had a good month or so and can pull off an upset here. 

Lastly, for the Men’s sides. The First’s go into the last weekend of the AMC 20-20 bash needing just one win to guarantee as place in the quarters. The quarters are an open draw so it matters not a jot where you finish once in finish in the top 8. Knowing this we head to Rathmines to take on Leinster and Rush. The LCU website has us playing Rush at 10.30am and Leinster at 5.30pm, but this is subject to change so I can’t tell you for sure, so keep an eye on the Fixtures page of the LCU website if you’re planning on going over at some stage.

The Women have plenty for games happening as well

The Firsts are in Rathmines tonight at 6.30 and the Seconds will be in Phoenix tomorrow night at the same time. If you’re out that direction these are great opportunities to see these young guns showcase their talents a number of which are populating the Leinster youth teams as we speak. 

Then next Monday and Tuesday they are both in the Bull Ring for 20 overs games starting at 6.30. The Seconds are up on Monday hosting The Hills and Tuesday will see the Firsts host Rush. Both sides are going well and improving every day and are well worth a watch. I highly recommend if you’re about, pop in for the evening. 


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Weekend’s Cricket

Another busy weekend of cricket on the way. Let’s hope the weather is kind to us.

First things first, big congratulations to both the Women’s 2nd team and the Men’s 2nd team for reaching their 20-20 cup finals. We’ll have the details of when and where these finals take place a little later.

So now on to this weekend. 

First up on Saturday is the AMC 20 Over bash. We host both Railway Union and Phoenix Cricket from 10.30/10.45 in the morning.

The order of play is as below

10.45 – Clontarf v Railway Union

14.00 – Clontarf v Phoenix Cricket

17.00 – Phoenix Cricket V Railway Union

We have a little taster video on our Facebook page to get the blood flowing. You can find the page by searching for Clontarf Cricket Club on Facebook and liking us.

On the day there (hopefully) will be a BBQ, tea and coffee and of course a bar! If you’re a Lions fan, the club house will be open early to show the match so you have no excuse to miss any cricket. 

Afternoon Tea will be available for all spectators in the Tea Room on Saturday €5 per head….all profits to help the continuous improvements to our tea room! Homemade cakes and scones yummy.

Away from the Bull Ring on Saturday the 3rds travel to Castleknock for their cup Quarter final. This is a 1pm start, and the 6ths travel to Park Avenue to take on Railway Union also at 1pm.

Sunday is a bit quieter, the 5ths are at home to Terenure 3rds while the 2nds go to YMCA for what can only be described as a HUGE league game, again both start at 1pm.

The Women are in action on Tuesday and Wednesday with the 1sts going to Leinster on Tuesday and the 2nds making their way to Phoenix, both 6.30 starts. They have both had great starts to their seasons, so if you’re over in their direction please pop in and lend your support.

Finally, the draws for the Leinster Senior 1 & 2 Cup Semi-finals has been made, we have been drawn away in both.

On Sunday July 16th the 1sts go to Merrion (currently top of Division 2).

The 2nds will travel to Knockharley on a date to be confirmed. We’ll keep you updated.

Best of luck to all competing over the weekend.

Hope to see you at some of the games

Upcoming Fixtures

We’re in the height of it now and a lot of cricket to be played and watched this week.

We kick off on Thursday with the Women’s Firsts taking on Phoenix at home at 6.30pm

Saturday is a big day with round one of the 20-20 bash in Terenure.

We are first up at 10.45 with The Hills providing the opposition, then at about 5.15 we take on the hosts Terenure. Both games promise to be high scoring affairs.

Away from the Firsts, the Thirds host Leinster 3rd in the Bull Ring in what is always a close game in Division 5 and the Fifths make their way to the Vineyard to take on The Hills Fourths and enjoy some of the best tea’s in the province. Both 1pm starts

Sunday provides with more big games and more good cricket

The Seconds go to Merrion in the Senior 2 cup quarter final. They’ve had a mixed start to the league but their cup form has been good with a 10 wicket win in round one. Merrion are a top side and this will be worth watching. 1pm start

The Fourths make their way to Swords hoping to continue their league form against a side aiming to do the same!! 

In the Bull Ring the 6th team start their cup campaign. They have made the last 2 finals and round 1 see’s our good friends Malahide pay a visit.

On Monday we have more Cup cricket.  The Seconds host Laois in the Semi Final for the 20-20. We won this last year are on Monday will be trying to make it to finals day for the second year in a row. 6 pm start

Lastly on Tuesday we have a Division one re-fix against Pembroke at 6pm. In the league game we had Pembroke about 180 for 8, since then Pembroke have two top players back in their ranks with Andy Balbirine and L Tucker returning plus have started to find their form of last year with Lawson and Cutler both scoring heavily in recent games. This will provide a big challenge and will be a cracker for a game

Hope to see you and some of the games this week

CCC Table Quiz – Thurs 6th July

CCC Table Quiz 2017 Details (PDF)