The Warm Fires

Cricket Ireland Club of the Year 2019

The Warm Fires

Its the time of year when thoughts turn to warm fires, dark mornings and, if you’re Philip Byrne, to thoughts of winning the Premiership disappearing quicker than a politician’s promise.

Its also the time of year when people dressed up in all sorts of strange costumes come charging down the road. They’re either the local kids on Trick or Treat duty or the extremely dedicated (ie mad) runners in the Dublin Marathon. Theo Lawson has elected to be one of the latter types. I’m not sure if he is going to dress up but if he charges at the finishing line brandishing a cricket bat I wouldn’t be surprised. Theo is running for a great cause that is close to his heart in raising funds for the Irish Cancer Society. He has set up a fund-raising page at and Theo would appreciate all donations. Best of luck Theo – you might see us cheering you on as you pound your way through Walkinstown!

Its also the time of year when some of our cubs leave the den for foreign adventures. So whether you are going off to study or to further your cricket career we wish you lots of luck and will welcome you back next spring.

I would like to congratulate our young players that have been picked for Leinster and Irish representative training over the winter. I’d also like to thank the dedicated parents who will be spending dark evenings shuttling to and from various training centres.

To all our young (and not so young) contingent playing different sports over the coming months – play well, don’t get injured and have loads of fun.

Finally, I’d like to thank those of you that offered to volunteer on foot of my previous newsletter. I will be getting in touch to see how you can best help out. It’s not too late to volunteer so please let me know if you can help out in any way.

ps Don’t forget to give Theo all the support you can!

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