Another first one for us as St Nessans and Scoile Mhathaire De played each other yesterday in a primary school blitz @Garryowen FC, Dooradoyle where matches were umpired/run by the teachers from each school.
Total 67 kids participated. Was encouraging to see 13 + 14 = 27 girls from Nessans and Mhathair respectively with some brilliant cricketing skills on display. 8 teams of 8-a-side played 4 matches in parallel, each team getting 2 matches each. Fair play to Mhathair who got a lot of steps in by walking to Garryowen FC and back to school!
Many thanks to Ms. Madden, Ms. McDonald, Ms. O' Brien, Mr. Paul, Ms. Leanne, Ms. Hickey, Mr. McCarthy for putting in all the hard work to learn, rehearse and eventually deliver a positive cricketing experience for the kids. 📷 📷
Special mention for the principals of both schools (Ms. Geraldine & Ms. McKeogh) for taking the initiative to provide opportunities to kids who otherwise may not take part in mainstream sports 📷. Cricket being a non-contact minority sport has played and will continue to play an important role in integrating, including and providing a fun and safe environment for this demographic in particular. Stronger cricketing structure and facilities means stronger Limerick !
Massive thank you to @Garryowen FC, Dooradoyle for making the venue available and their generosity! Cricket is still a minority sport in this region and cannot survive without such crucial support from established clubs! 📷📷
To the generous and kind people of Limerick, pls help us find a home ground as close to city center as possible. In an ideal world, it would be 5-6 acres of oval shaped field, reasonably level and drained! "Ideal" being the keyword here....📷