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2017 Fixtures

After spending far too long making these fixtures it's time to share.

We only have the Open Competitions and Women's 1st XI fixtures so far but I'm sure people are going to find it interesting!

The are provisional until the hit the LCU site but fingers crossed ...

You can view or print these fixtures in a pdf or view a big fixture page directly here on the site.

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Newsletter 19th August 2016

Hi Everyone,

And now the end is near……

The end is fast approaching and we enter a very busy part of the season. Teams are fighting for top spot, middle spot or even any spot at all.

All our youth teams both boys and girls are finishing their seasons and lots of our players have gone on to representative level with both Leinster and Ireland. Believe me there are too many to mention here. I congratulate everyone on their success and I know you will all be involved in further training and development over the winter.

The most successful team in the club this season are undoubtedly the girls U15 team. They have already won the cup and are playing the league final on Monday at 2pm in Pembroke. They are a blend of U15’s, U11’s and U9’s which is good for next year and win or lose this game they have had a fantastic season. Very well done to them and they would love your support.

I would like to thank all the coaches, managers and parents who have supported and looked after all our youth teams. The Club appreciates all the time you put in. We are the envy of Leinster with the amount of teams we have and their success. That is down to you all. Thank you.

I was delighted recently to be involved with the live streaming of the Irish lady’s games against Sth Africa. Brookettes, Kim, Louise, Shauna and Meg were all on the squads for the T20 and ODI series. As an ex international, I can’t tell you how proud I was to see our team beat Sth Africa in one of the T20’s and one of the ODI’s. This was a momentous achievement in the global woman’s game and will have far reaching implications. All our players were terrific and Kim was one of the three nominations for player of the series. Well done to them. They play Bangladesh next in early September in Bready CC. Check out the Cricket Ireland web site for info.

Barry McCarthy continues to impress with both Durum and Ireland. Just yesterday he took 4/64 for Ireland against Pakistan. Fantastic bowling. He will play them again tomorrow in Malahide and we wish him and Ireland well.

The Ladies teams are also finishing their competitions. With all three teams expected to finish second in their respective leagues. Well done to all. These teams are a mixture of youth and experience which bodes very well for the future of the club. They are also very fortunate to be coached by Miriam and managed by Amanda, so the captains have just had to concentrate on matters on the pitch. Thanks to all involved with the lady’s section of the club, it is vibrant and thriving.

The men’s teams have had mixed success. We are extremely proud of our firsts who we expect to finish second in the league. What a fantastic season they have had and it has come down to the one game against Tarf which we unfortunately lost. Well done to Conor, Paul and the boys on a terrific run.

The 2nds and 3rds teams are expected to finish mid table with the 4ths and 5ths slightly lower then mid. These teams are also a mixture of youths and slightly older than that and I sincerely hope that they have enjoyed their season. I know that the captains have sometimes struggled with numbers and I thank them for their perseverance. I have particularly enjoyed watching double headers in the club and admired the total commitment from all the players. Well done everyone. We unfortunately had to withdraw our 6ths from the league, which was very disappointing for the club.

I am aware that the LCU are trying to address the “spirit of cricket” issues in the lower men’s leagues and I have to comment that they unfortunately have some way to go yet.

Off the pitch the club is hopping with events most Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights. This has left Saturday and Sunday nights generally free for the members. I have enjoyed very pleasant weekend evenings with everyone watching sport and listening to the cricket chat. I am disappointed that a couple of fundraising events that were planned didn’t happen, but that’s the way it goes.

Dates for your diary.

Saturday Aug 27th; The Annual Dinner, tickets 40.00 for adults and 30.00 for students. This will be a great night compared by the fantastic Andy Balbirnie. Speakers include, Clare Taylor of Yorkshire and England, Henry Tighe Pres of CI and Johnboy Mooney of Ireland. Please sign the sheets in the bar or let me know directly.

Wednesday 31st Aug; 7.30pm The AGM

Saturday Sept 10th; The Awards Night

Tuesday 13th Sept; Hand over to MFC

This is my last newsletter as I hand over the Presidency of this fantastic club to Sean on the 31st August. I want to sincerely thank my Exec Committee for all their support, commitment and hard work over the last three years. It is intensely challenging running a club such as ours, as you have to try to achieve a balance between the club and its members, who are like your family, and making sure the club remains solvent. I totally appreciate all the work you have done along with your ‘day jobs’ and I feel we have achieved a lot, both for the cricket end and the development of the facilities

I would finally like to thank all of the members for your support over the last three years. I am honoured and enormously proud to have been the President of Pembroke Cricket Club.

See you in the club at the weekend.

Janice

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Annual Club Dinner 2016

The Club Annual Dinner will take place on Saturday August 27th at 8pm in the clubhouse. Sumptuous meal costing €40.00 and €30.00 for students.

Speakers include Clare(Romper)Taylor ex Yorkshire and England International, John(Johnboy)Mooney Ex Irish International, Henry Tighe President of Cricket Ireland and compare Andy Balbirnie.

Places are limited so please sign up now, sheets are in the bar or contact me directly.

Cheers, Janice

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Horse Show Parking 2016

Hi All,

As you know this is Horse Show week.

This year Pembroke is providing car parking for some of the competitors. There will be 2 horse box vans in the car park from Friday until Sunday and a further 5 from Saturday to Sunday. The owners will be around in the evenings and are welcome to use the showers and the bar over the weekend.

Members and visiting cricket players and supporters are please asked to park their cars on the Junior Rugby pitch at the car park end during this time. There will be a parking attendant on site to help with this.

Please pass this info on to anyone visiting our club this weekend. Thanks.

Cheers, Janice

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2016 July 14 Honours

Craig has sent his last honours board (for a while anyway) so click the link below to see how we are all doing.

PCC Honours Board 14th July

You can blame me (Niall) if it's not quite as pretty as it should be as I had to manhandle it a little to put it up here.

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Picnic Tea in College Park

Last weekend was one that seemed to have everything. The weather washed out any ideas of play on Sunday and saw the Firsts (at YMCA), Thirds (at Leinster C.C.) and Fifths (at home to Merrion) all called off leaving players to decide whether to admit to their other half that their game was off or take to a bar to watch another day of international sport.

Saturday had seen the Sixth team of 10 take on the students of Dublin University in the Minor Cup. Despite losing the toss Pembroke were happy enough to bat first. However a series of collapses and plenty of low scores saw the side struggle to 74. Thomas Musgrave put up some resistance and was rewarded with a 20 run partnership that meant the team did have something to bowl at. Extras also contributed well with 21 meaning the 10 bats had accumulated just 53 runs between them.

Pembroke did not defend 74, but of note Thomas Musgrave took his first two wickets in adult cricket and will remember the day with fondness for years to come. Akil Joseph also recorded his first wicket as Dublin University went on to pass our score.

Tea was taken outside as a student picnic before various members of both teams rejoined to the bar to watch Ireland playing rugby in Pretoria. That should give you some idea of how long the game lasted.

DUCC now progress to the quarter-finals with our best wishes as this had been a game played within the spirit of the game and without rancour and of course in the best setting for cricket.

The Fourths game at home to Dundrum however came from the other side of the tracks. As a game it was nasty, ill-tempered, and downright unpleasant. I have written more on this and the entire cheating situation within Leinster cricket and that article is available on cricketleinster.ie/news

So that is the cricket played. I have no idea of any midweek results for the Women or the Men or even the youth.

Scheduled games this weekend have been affected by the visit of VP Joe Biden. Despite his travelling to the West and to County Louth in search of his Irish heritage, the Office of Public Works have decreed that no team sports will take place in the Phoenix Park during his visit. The Zoological Gardens remain open, but team sports must rank high as a security risk. Thus the Sixes have yet another game cancelled, this time through no fault of their own and the Thirds also fall foul of the VP’s security precautions as they had been due to visit Phoenix.

This leaves the First XI game versus Phoenix, luckily arranged for Sydney Parade as the only game on Saturday meaning that if the weather cooperates there could be a sizable crowd as they try to hold onto first place in Division 1.

Sunday sees two games scheduled with the Seconds, minus their captain Bill who still have his arm in a sling, due to welcome Malahide 2’s, whilst the 6’s were due to travel to Adamstown. At this stage of the week, it is unknown if a team can be put together for this trip.

Tuesday could the busiest day for cricket with Merrion providing opposition to both the Seconds (T20 in Anglesea Road) and the Women’s Seconds (in Sydney Parade).

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Pembroke Summer Camp 2016

The Pembroke Youth Cricket Camp starts next week, June 21st. It is for boys and girls aged 6 to 12 and runs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10.30 to 1pm.

Cost is €40.00 for members and €50.00 for non members.

Fully qualified coaches and fantastic facilities.

Contact; barry@olearytucker.ie to register

Pembroke Summer Camp 2016

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Weekend of Weather

Well, that was a nice albeit short summer wasn’t it. Normal service was resumed this weekend with the weather playing the leading role and cricket being a mere supporting actor.

Saturday saw the Thirds welcoming Merrion to Sydney Parade and both teams watching rain fall in varying degrees. Fine mists and heavy downpours were the two extremes but there are many degrees within those and most were seen on Saturday.

The same weather was experienced by the 5th team as they huddled under the shelter of the Terenure Titans clubhouse watching torrents of rain falling. Once poddles (well it was raining cats and dogs!!) started appearing on the outfield it was obvious that no further play was going to be possible and both sets of players headed back to reality.

The Firsts also fell to the weather, although this was more due to Duckworth Lewis and thus exited the Leinster Senior Cup. Having recently beaten Clontarf in Castle Avenue in the league hopes will have been high that there could have been a repeat, but it wasn’t to be. Charles Wakim’s 83 probably made the difference.

This now means that the 6’s are the only side in the club who remain in a cup, although this is due to scheduling rather than anything else. As our 6’s have only put out one team this season, one hopes they will find 11 for this Saturday’s clash in College Park.

Of course Saturday wasn’t the worst day for rain to fall as the alternatives on television were wide and varied. Cricket from Lords was also rained off but Sky showed a master-class from Shane Warne on the art of leg-spin. The European Championships for round ball enthusiasts continue with as many battles off the field as on it. Seeing the wide differences between the Russian and English fans and our own Green Army on social media makes you very proud of our supporters in France. Will UEFA ever follow through on a threat of expulsion? Will the alcohol ban near grounds stop the Irish in their search for fun? In addition the oval ball fans were well pleased on Saturday. Firstly the Baby Greens (which sounds like something your mother put on your plate when you were 6) beat the Baby Blacks at the U20 World Championship currently being held in Manchester. It was a magnificent performance from the Irish and one which deserved to topple the tournament favourites. The Baby Greens have now beaten the European Grand Slam winners and the current World Champions. However a bigger shock was to come with the full Irish side taking on the Springboks in their own back yard. A difficult task made so very much trickier when CJ Stander got sent off for reckless play. Opinions were divided in the Ganly Room on the balance between punishment and crime, but united in the belief that Ireland would not overcome a handicap of playing with 14 for 50 minutes and 13 for 10. However, what an accomplishment, not only beating the South Africans under such conditions but doing so in a way that made you wonder which team was a man short.

Six o’clock saw the start of qualification for the Canadialand Grand Prix and the sight of car after car being driven like it was on the N7 at 4 o’clock on a Friday night. It is a more specialist sport, but I like it, so there!

So there was plenty to do even if it wasn’t on the field of play on Saturday.

Sunday saw only one game with the Fifths welcoming Clondalkin back to Sydney Parade after last week’s league game. Playing on pitch 12 the players got to experience very large boundaries and neutral umpires. Add to this Emma kept the book, for one day we felt like first team players. Sadly we didn’t play like first team players. Bowling first we restricted Clondalkin to 137 which we would have taken if offered beforehand. However falling to 9/4 put us behind the black ball. Conor and Joe Prendergast did bring us back to the game, but their efforts weren’t quite enough as we fell 19 runs short. Another cup run cut short.

This week the 6’s game in the Russell Court Trophy has already been conceded, although the bar will be open for the Ireland v Sweden football match at 5.

Tuesday sees the Seconds in T20 mode in the Tillian Cup where they take on Merrion.

Thursday also sees Merrion visiting but this time it is the Women’s Firsts who will be playing in a Division 1 fixture. Merrion are one of two unbeaten teams and Shauna and the women will be keen to lower their colours.

Next Friday the Women’s Third team will be opening the weekend’s fixtures as they take on Clontarf. They would, of course, welcome any and all support even with a corporate BBQ in situ. The First team will also be in action in an Alan Murray group game against, yes, Merrion in Anglesea Road.

The weekend will see the 1st’s, 3rds, 4ths and even the 6’s putting out full and complete teams.

Tie of the weekend and the game that will attract the most spectators will be the 6th team as they have their Minor Cup game on Saturday against the students of Dublin University in College Park. If the 6’s can’t find 11 players for this one, there can be no hope for this side for the rest of the season. Also on Saturday, Stephen Willis’ 4ths will welcome the currently homeless Dundrum to Sydney Parade.

Sunday the First team will be travelling, but not too far, to Claremont Road to take on YMCA. Victory will keep the team top of the Division 1 table but things are so tight at the moment with 4 points covering five teams. Stephen Moore is away in Poland celebrating his second wedding anniversary with Emma and so The Bash will be leading from the front as Merrion come a visiting. Finally David O’Riordan will be heading over to Observatory Lane to take on Leinster C.C.

Finally if you get a chance, take a listen to last week’s The Slog Sweep in which not only does President Janice speak on Leinster and Irish Womens’ cricket, but this week Sean Smith, Director of Cricket, spoke about Pembroke in Club Corner. Worth a download and listen.

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2017 Fixtures
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Newsletter 19th August 2016
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Annual Club Dinner 2016
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Horse Show Parking 2016
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2016 July 14 Honours
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Picnic Tea in College Park
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Pembroke Summer Camp 2016
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Weekend of Weather
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Euro 2016
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Busy But Not Hectic Weekend
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U11 Girls vs.Malahide
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Summer Academy 2016
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The Week That Was
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EURO 2016 LAST MAN STANDING COMP
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2016 Fixtures
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Week Report
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What A Weekend!
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Match News
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1sts V YMCA
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June Extravaganza
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dinner dance 4th June 2016
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Top Teams Show The Way Forward
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May BH News
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PCC New Practice Nets
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Review of First Weekend
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Targets for 2016?
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Annual Financial Meeting
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Pembroke May Mid Term Cricket Camp
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Youth Registration & BBQ 2016
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Cleanup Day is coming
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We have a New Site
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Mary Sharp inducted into LCU Hall of Fame
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Irelands Call Book Launch at Sydney Parade
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July Newsletter
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Official Guinness World Record Attempt
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Pembroke Summer Camp 2015
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May Newsletter
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Pembroke CC and Monkstown FC sign agreement
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Awards Night Photos
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March Newsletter
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January Newsletter
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