Monday 24 September saw the launch of the new Sportsfest Programme by Dublin City Sports and Wellbeing Partnership. People of all ages living in Dublin City took part in a range of different sports at Dalymount Park in what proved to be a most successful day. Cricket Leinster’s partnership with Dublin City Council continues to grow from strength to strength with the council supporting many new initiatives currently being offered to schools and youth/adult/disability groups.

Heading the DCC cricket programme is Fintan McAllister supported by coaches from different clubs within the Dublin City area. On the day, there was children from the local area taking part, many of whom were trying cricket for the first time. Brían O’Rourke (Cricket Leinster Manager) and Fintan McAllister (Dublin City Development Officer) delivered cricket games and were supported by Leinster community coach Rony Hoque.

Antonia Martin, Programmes & Services Development Manager with Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership had this to say about the event “Dublin Sportsfest is a celebration of sport and physical activity for all ages, backgrounds and abilities – this event is a great showcase for this. It gives people the opportunity to experience a wide variety of sports in a fun and enjoyable setting. Cricket has been thriving since being introduced back in 2014 and it’s great to see the sport grow in different areas around Dublin City.

Well done to all participants and coaches (boxing, rugby, football and athletics were also present) who took part on the day – an exciting and enjoyable day for everyone involved. We, at Cricket Leinster look forward to continuing the great initiatives that are being developed by the Dublin City Sports and Wellbeing partnership.

Cricket Leinster would like to thank Dublin City Sports and Wellbeing partnership for their continued support of our cricket development programmes.