Terenure CC are hopeful of progressing in the coming season after a tough 2017 league campaign. While the National Cup run was a welcome distraction from the league, the team will be looking to address some patchy form by being more consistent in all departments of the game. The side managed some independent performances with bat and ball during the season, but complete performances were few and far between.
This more youthful side will be aiming to string consistency together during the course of the year.
The club have signed Wessel Hartslief as overseas player/coach for the coming season, replacing Givon Christian.
Wessel has vast experience in both South Africa and England and previously held the record for most First Class wickets for South West Districts in South Africa. He will be leading the club's youth coaching group for the coming season and will be helping to develop the youths which will be competing at the club this year at every age group bar under 15.
Other new additions include South Africans Brandon Graber, a British Passport holder on a gap year between school and college, and Liam Harris an experienced club cricketer from Cape Town who has recently moved to Ireland.
Josh Uddin has also joined the club from North Kildare and Mark Thomas has returned after work commitments had forced him to take a excessive break from the game.
The younger players in the squad will play a massive part, Séamus Lynch showed promise in the 2nd half of 2017 and will look to continue to build on that, another young player who will be looking to break through will be Sid Nair.
Yet more battle hardened after getting so near yet so far in last year's National Cup, Michael Cotter, Diarmuid Lynch, Dónal Lynch and Kenny McDonald are all looking forward to progressing their games further again this season, while seasoned campaigners Colm Morgan and Dan van Zyl will add plenty of experience when they turn out for the side.
In spite of the fact the club has lost quite a number of players from last season, some strong new additions, as well as the opportunity for some of the players who's progress had stalled last season to again have a big impact on the team, has given the side confidence that positive results can be achieved through hard work in training and striving for consistent improving performances on the field.
This much changed side will be endeavoring to return to the level of the peak of the club's powers in 2011 when it won Division 2 with a largely homegrown squad. The club will be officially announcing its captain in due course.