Creating a Cricket Island.CRICKET IRELAND STRATEGIC PLAN:
If you are reading this then you are undoubtedly as interested in the future of Irish cricket as I am.
Did you know that Irish cricket is about to celebrate its 230th year since the first recorded match was played on these shores? Or did you know that cricket was the most popular team sport in Ireland, and played in every county, until the advent of the GAA?
A ‘cricket island’ once more
Cricket has had a long and winding journey in Ireland – we’ve seen some world-beating highs, but experienced some soul-searching lows. Despite this, one truth has remained: this was once a cricketing island – now we seek to make it that once more.
This strategic plan aims to consolidate the gains of recent years, invest in the grassroots, grow the women’s game and ensure we are as diverse, inclusive and welcoming as any sport.
We also seek to find that much-needed balance between grassroots and elite cricket, to ensure we can push forward on solid foundations.