It was a fabulous event at Cork Harlequins on Monday evening when the Youth Academy was launched, featuring two very special guests- Ireland Internationals Sophie MacMahon and PJ Moor.

The ground was flooded with over 60 kids having an absolute ball with the superstars, who participated in all the games and drills that were expertly laid out by the Quins coaching team. In total, in excess of 160 people attended the most successful Academy session in years.

After a fun-packed 75 minutes, the evening was rounded out with Sophie and PJ presenting awards and sharing their stories in a vibrant Q&A session. The children also presented our guests with Cork Harlequins caps to take away with them.

Many thanks to all the coaches and volunteers who planned and ran a fantastic cricketing experience for all, to our Ireland Internationals, to all the parents, and most of all, to the boys and girls who made the night one to remember. We might just have found our own future international players right here at Cork Harlequins!