Cricket

Following an excellent series of coaching sessions with Diarmuid Lynch of Leinster Cricket we had the opportunity to play in the Blue Insurance Leprechaun Cup for primary schools. A number of 6th class boys represented St. Joseph’s vs. Scoil Mobhi, Glasnevin at Sydney Parade today and came out on the winning side by five wickets. For most of the boys it was their first experience of a proper cricket match but our captain, Finn has played cricket in sunnier climes down under. This showed as he took two quick wickets and his fast bowling was backed up by Chris and Nawfal who also took two wickets each. However Scoil Mobhi batted well and scored a fine 85 runs all out. Our batting was also good and Gavin was our leading batsman with a cracking 26 before he was run out. Finn, Aaron and Ryan all kept the scoreboard ticking along towards the target and just as some hailstones started to fall, in the 17th over, Brendan(11 not out) clipped the ball to the boundary for the winning runs. Well done everyone and our thanks to Scoil Mobhi for an enjoyable, sporting game. Also we are grateful to Diarmuid and Brian of Leinster cricket. More photos here. Cross country April photos

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