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