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Youth

Munster has vibrant and growing youth cricket at school, club and provincial level.

Over the last two seasons we have grown Youth activity by more than 30% and are running inter-club and schools’ competitions across a range of ages and grades:

  • Junior & Senior Munster Schools Championships
  • U11/Minor Youth Blitz's
  • U13 Inter-club League
  • Colts Inter-club League
  • U17/Senior Youth Challenge series

In addition, our youth players make up a significant proportion of the adult sides across the provincial competitions as clubs promote youth development. A recent example of this being the innovative Hurricanes and Strikers youth T20 sides who battle it out in the Cork Adult T20 League.

Youth cricket sections are currently active in the following clubs:

At representative and inter provincial levels, we are engaged in a long-term developmental program with the aim of producing 'Home grown' future adult Reds players.  Munster currently fields a representative side in partnership with Leinster Youth in the Cricket Ireland U15 & U17 Interprovincial Series, with an aim to eventually develop an entirely MCU team.

As part of this program we have 'MCU' teams in the new Cricket Leinster youth competitions at Colts/U17 levels and senior youth players involved in the Munster Heat development squad.

Contact details:

John Buss (Youth Participation Coordinator)

 
Munster U17 at the Mardyke in 2017
Munster U13 (2017)
Munster U15 v Leinster U15b
Munster U15 side who defeated Merrion in 2017 (source: Donna Broadhurst)
Bandon Grammar v CBC in the 2018 Munster Schools Cup
Aaron Cawley (Munster Reds & Ireland U19)
Southern XI U15 representatives in 2017
PBC v Combined Community Schools in the 2017 Munster Schools Cup

Youth Cricket News

Coaching Kids 5-11 Years Course

Coaching Kids 5-11 Years Course

The Cricket Ireland Coaching Kids 5-11 years course is aimed at parents, teachers, and young adults supporting cricketers aged 5-11 years. A course is being held at Bandon Grammar School 6th April.

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2018 Fixtures Released

2018 Fixtures Released

With the 2018 season fast approaching, the official Munster Cricket fixtures are now live on the website for all club and representative competitions.

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Annual General Meeting 2017

Annual General Meeting 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Munster Cricket Union will take place on Sunday, 3rd December 2017, at the River Lee Hotel, Western Road, Cork commencing at 2.00 p.m. sharp.

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PBC clinch Cork Schools T20 Cup

PBC clinch Cork Schools T20 Cup

An excellent partnership between brothers Aidan and Brian Kelleher won the Cork Schools T20 Cup for Presentation Brothers College against the Combined Community Schools selection at the Mardyke.

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Cork Schools T20 Cup Final preview

Cork Schools T20 Cup Final preview

After over four weeks of hard competition the Munster Senior Schools Cup will come to its conclusion this Wednesday as Presentation Brothers College face the Combined Community Schools side.

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