post

Cricket Easter Camp with Kevin O’Brien

We are proud to announce that we are hosting a Cricket Easter Camp on the Monday 15th April with Kevin O’Brien.

Kevin is one of the best known Irish Cricketers of all time and has some memorable performances in the Irish Jersey, including  his magnificent 113 against England at Bangalore in the 2011 World Cup and more recently, his test century against Pakistan in Ireland’s test debut in 2018. Not only is he arguably Ireland’s greatest cricketer, he is a CICA qualified cricket coach and is coming to Lismore to pass teach us some of his skills and expeience over the Easter holiday break.

We will be running two sessions:

  • Session 1 will run between 10am and 1pm, and will cater for 11 to 15 year olds. Cost is €15
  • Session 2 will run from 2pm to 5pm and will cater for 15 year olds and above. Cost is €20

The event will be held at the club grounds, or at the Blackwater Community School Sports ground if the ground is too soft.

All are welcome from beginners up. We are particularly keen for new players who want to give the sport a try and experience for this memorable event. Places for this popular event are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To book your place or to make further enquiries please email the club fill out the form below. Or you can text Ben on 086-3239654

 

LCC Contact Form:

Lismore secure promotion to Division 2.

Lismore Cricket Club secure promotion to Division 2 for the 2019 Season

Lismore Cricket Club secured promotion to Division 2 of the All Rounder Munster Cricket Union League for 2019, securing 2nd place in one of the most exciting finishes to the league in recent years. The promotion was confirmed by the MCU fixtures secretary ahead of the Munster Cricket Union AGM on Sunday.

This is a remarkable achievement in a season that went right down to the final game of the season. We started with two heavy losses to Limerick and Cork County, however their fortunes were turned around with victories over Harlequins, Waterford District, and the return fixture with rivals Cork County. The winning streak was interrupted by a loss at home to the eventual league winners Limerick. However, results elsewhere meant that Lismore could put themselves in with a chance of promotion if they secured the maximum 25 points in both their closing games with North Kerry. Knowing what they had to do, the 1st XI delivered with excellent batting performances in both matches, winning by 90 runs in the away fixture and 94 runs in the return match at the Castle Farm. It was then a case of waiting to see whether Cork County could repeat the result against Limerick in the final game of the season. Cork County did win but just fell short as they couldn’t secure the bonus points needed in a rain shortened match. The final standings were 1. Limerick (175 pts), 2. Lismore (157 pts) and 3. Cork County (154 pts). The results and final standings are available here

“We are delighted for the lads” said Chairman Michael Condon. “After a difficult 2017 we have really bounced back as a club, so it is great to be rewarded with some success. We have seen the return of past players as well as new members who have joined and added the strength and depth to the squad. Next year, we will have two teams competing in the league as well as a social team. At underage level, the U-13’s and U- 15’s will also play competitive cricket, so 2019 is going to be busy and fun!”.

We are looking for new members to join their teams and we welcomes all ages from beginner level up. If you are interested in playing cricket next year, contact the club at lismorecricketclub@gmail.com or phone 086-3239654 and we would be delighted to get you playing. We start training again in February 2019.