BALLYSALLY PS & MILLBURN PS 2018 CHAMPIONS AT THE COLERAINE KWIK CRICKET FESTIVAL
Ballysally Primary School and the Millburn Primary School are the Coleraine Kwik Cricket Champions for 2018. The festivals run over two days staged at Coleraine Cricket Club were a fantastic opportunity for boys and girls to show off their skills from the coaching programmes organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Coleraine Cricket Club with support from Cricket Ireland.
In the Boys event Ballysally PS overcame the strong challenge of Damhead PS in the final . With teams also coming from Irish Society PS, Millburn PS Harpur’s Hill PS and Macosquin PS resulting in over 80 boys taking part.
The Girls Festival again proved very popular and Millburn PS where pushed all the way by a very talented Irish Society PS team who took runners up. Also competing on the day where Macosquin PS, Damhead PS, and Harpur’s Hill PS.
The competition was organised by Coleraine Cricket Club, Causeway Coast and Glens Council’s Sports Development Unit and Cricket Ireland. Coleraine Cricket Club professional Graham Hume presented the Cups and medals.
Ballysally PS and Millburn PS will now have the opportunity to represent Coleraine at the National finals at Stormont Cricket Grounds, Belfast on the 18th June.
Stephen McCartney, Sports Development Manager (Central), Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council said, “Both events proved how popular the sport of cricket is in primary schools with over 150 children taking part. The Coleraine Kwik Cricket Festival has now been running for 26 years and it’s great to see so many children enjoying the competition.”
All the children now have the opportunity to join Coleraine Cricket Club’s very popular junior coaching programme each Friday night from 6.30pm-7.30pm and also enrol on Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Summer Recreation programme ‘Cricket Coaching course’ with forms now available at Coleraine Leisure Centre and also the Cricket Ireland Summer Coaching Camps throughout the North West Cricket Union.