The plan released from Cricket Ireland indicates that under-18s can start training in pods of up to 15 people from 26 April 2021. While it is hoped that adults can return to training in May, we are still awaiting the exact timing of this, which is subject to further Government guidance.
However, the MCU expects to be able to operate a full league season, starting in June or July, following similar covid measures as set out last year.
While we await government and MCU guidance on exactly when we can return to train and play, we are opening the membership applications up. This is vital for the club, as with COVID restrictions activity & maintenance around the club has been non existent. However costs of running the club still remain, with spending on insurance, grounds maintenance and upgrading the club house a priority. We expect to be able to return to get the pitch & cubhouse in order in the coming weeks, so we thank all members who have paid memberships already, and encourage all other members to support the club in the lead up to the coming season.
For 2021 players are also required to register with Munster cricket, in order to play League and Cup matches – it is advised to register as soon as possible.
Fees for MCU registrations are as follows (paid direct to Munster Cricket here):
The club fees for 2021 and bank details are on our membership page and as of this year you are now able to pay online here
To complete your membership you’ll have to do three things.
- Complete the online registration form –or– download and fill in the form from here and submit to the secretary
- Submit your fee via bank transfer (see account details) –or– pay online here
- Complete the MCU registrations here
We have received news from MCU and Cricket Ireland that we can return to training, for a return to training having met the necessary protocols. Big thank you to Dan, Ben, Michael, Suzanne, Paddy and Renny who helped get the club ready.
The main reason why these protocols are in place is to keep us all safe, minimise risk of infection and enable contact tracing to work if someone has fallen ill. So here’s what you need to know:
Lismore Cricket Club are proud to unveil their new league and cup jerseys –
Designed by Club Member Dan Dixon (http://www.dandixondesign.com/) the Jersey sport our new Club Logo, with our iconic Lismore Blue Emblem. The Jerseys are now available in our regular white, and the new colour T20 one will be available shortly.
Lismore Cricket Club are proud to present their new logo and emblem.
The new logo introduces the ‘The Lismore Blue’ – a flower with a strong link to the locality and to the Cricket Club. The Lismore Blue (Anemone nemerosa) is a particular type of wood anemone that is flowers in springtime in the glens to the north of the town.
With COVID restrictions, we are are only going to get a limited amount of Cricket in this year, if any at all. This means that activity and participate around the club has been non existent up until the end of may and will be reduced for the remainder of the summer months. As a result, we have not had the opportunity to collect membership and match fees from everyone.
With a lot of people on a reduced working schedule, we recognise those additional financial difficulties. However costs of running the club still remain, with spending on insurance, grounds maintenance and upgrading the club house to make it suitable for COVID guidelines that may be put in place. We thank all members who have paid memberships already and encourage all other members to support the club over the coming season.
Junior Cricket in Lismore – a call for players and coaches
2019 has been a success in the continued recovery of Lismore Cricket Club. We have fielded two adult teams and increased participation in the club. It is heartening to see interest out there, and we must look to developing youth cricket and giving the game to the next generation of players.