RAILWAY UNION

  • Captain : Ciaran Divney (1st year)
  • Players In: James Smith 
  • Out : Robin Russell (London),
  • Overseas player; Ranil Dhammika (same as 2017)
  • Young player(s) to watch: Alex Stiles and Eoin Barron

It's very much a case of as you were at Park Avenue as Railway Union look well placed to challenge for promotion after an unsettled 2017.

Former international Kenny Carroll told CricketEurope: "We are greatly looking forward to 2018 and returning full time to Park avenue. Only a limited number of matches were played there in 2017 due to ongoing redevelopment work.

"Our first team squad has a settled look to it with not many players in or out. Ciaran Divney steps up as first team skipper.

"We welcome back the vastly experienced Ranil Dhammika as overseas player for 2018. Ranil has been wintering in Australia where his club won their division in the Victoria Turf Cricket Association.

"Young Alex Stiles has also spent the winter in Australia and has acquitted himself well there playing at a good standard. Eoin Barron only played one match last season but is back to full fitness now.

"We welcome Ray Daly to the club. Ray has assisted many clubs and players in Leinster cricket over the years with considerable success and Ray will take on first team coaching duties this season. Ginger O'Brien continues as President .

"Cricket Leinster continue to make progress led by their President, Committees and General Manager and we are fully behind the innovations they are looking to introduce which will undoubtedly assist the game and clubs to progress.

"On another note we continue to work hard with our boys teams and assist with schools cricket in the local area.

"Also womens sport is on the up in Ireland no more than in Railway Union where both womens hockey and rugby are among the best clubs in Ireland currently, but unfortunately this season we are unable to enter a womens team in the league structures. We hope for 2019 we can enter a womens league team.

"Here's to a sunny 2018 summer!!