Rush Cricket Club’s gave it a bash: 120+ kids had a ball, another event planned for this weekend

by Rose Barrett
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Rose Barrett   

Saturday week saw 120+ children turn out at Rush Cricket Club for one hell of a day!

The ‘Give It a Bash’ fun day gave youngsters from the age of four upwards their first opportunity to try cricket. Spearheaded by Rush cricket stalwart, Sean McCann, the event appealed to so many that the club had to close applications after 125 youngsters had registered!

“It’s a big reason as to why young players come through the ranks to graduate to adult cricket and why so many have earned representative honours at interprovincial and also Irish youth levels” said a Rush local.

Rush CC gave a free bat and ball to the first 20 who turned up on the day at the Kenure venue, for a day of fun and games with snacks and a free goody bag for all the participants.

Enthusiastic cricketers should keep an eye on Rush Cricket Club Facebook page which will announce registration details for youth registration for the upcoming season. There are two pre-season dates for registration: one last Friday and the next on Friday next (April 22) from 6-8pm.

Founded in 1931, the club boasts six adult teams, four male teams and two female teams, along with nine youth sides catering for all levels of interest and talents.

The youth teams include cubs boys and girls mixed – for children from third/fourth class and below; three minor teams (two boys and one girl’s) for fifth and sixth classes and below; three junior teams (two boys and one girl’s) for first and second teams and below; and two colt teams (one boys and one girls side) for third and fourth year and below.

Pavilion membership is €60 per annum; juvenile members (4-8 years) €50 and juvenile members (8 years and over) €100. Family membership packages are available, contact Jane Butterly on 086 089 4558 or email [email protected].

Sign up now, who knows, cricket could be just the sport your family needs!  Photo Paul O’Donoghue

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