Fingal County Council congratulates Cricket Leinster’s Fastest Bowler

by Rachel Darcy

Fingal County Council has congratulated Matthew Weldon, following his selection as the winner of the Cricket Leinster ‘Find a Fast Bowler’ award.

Matthew is the 15th winner of the award, joining previous winners such as current international stars Josh Little and David Delany in being selected as one of the leading fast bowlers in Ireland.

A student at Skerries Community College and a talented sportsman, Matthew is involved with The Hills Cricket Club and Skerries Harps.

At 14 years old Matthew has already represented Fingal, Leinster and Cricket Ireland squads and caught the eye of the Leinster coaches not just for his bowling speeds, but also his leadership qualities.

Mayor of Fingal Cllr David Healy said: “I would like to congratulate Matthew for his success in winning the ‘Find a Fast Bowler’ award.

“Sports are an important part of the health and development of individuals and communities, and it’s inspiring to see our young people succeed despite the current Covid-19 situation.”

Fingal County Council Director of Housing and Community Development Margaret Geraghty said: “On behalf of Fingal County Council I send our congratulations to Matthew on his award. 

“In a year where sport, and junior sport in particular, has been so badly affected by COVID, we are so proud to see a Fingal cricketer achieving such a prestigious award which shows why our on-going investment in cricket is vital.”

A very happy Matthew, speaking about winning the award, said: “It is an honour to be selected as the winner.

“I would like to thank everyone at The Hills CC for their support, in particular to all my coaches and teammates and dedicate this award to my parents whose support has got me through such a challenging year.”

For more information on Cricket in Fingal contact: Brían O’Rourke, Cricket Leinster/Fingal Development Officer, brian.orourke@cricketleinster.ie.

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