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    Quote Originally Posted by mypost View Post
    Today was when we finally got invited into the big club and secured test status as a full member of the cricket community.

    Congratulations to everyone who has brought the sport on here since 2006, assembling decent players, hiring good coaches, building a purpose built stadium in Malahide, and establishing a domestic league. All on next to no financial support from various governments down the years, and modest media coverage at best. Even today, on the greatest day in our Cricket history, a British horse race, some parochial boghockey muck, and coverage of rugby friendlies halfway round the world was considered more important, than Irish Cricket joining the elite Cricket nations on a level playing field for the first time ever.

    We've come very far from the days of amateurism, and the "office" being the boot of Adrian Birrell's car. Which was not very long ago. While the boghockey shower can only ever go as far as Jones Road, our cricketers can now go anywhere from Johannesburg to Jamaica to Jaipur and get well rewarded for it. They deserve everything they get.
    Will you be attending any games??

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    Don't know about Mypost. But I deffo will be atttending the odd oneespecially the away matches.
    Went to a few test matches with some English work mates when I lived over there back in the old days.
    Feckin great craic it is sitting there slowly drinking yourself sober for 5 days
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    All on next to no financial support from various governments down the years, and modest media coverage at best. Even today, on the greatest day in our Cricket history, a British horse race, some parochial boghockey muck, and coverage of rugby friendlies halfway round the world was considered more important, than Irish Cricket joining the elite Cricket nations on a level playing field for the first time ever. [/QUOTE

    That's because interest in the game in this country is miniscule.
    Last edited by Green and White; 22-06-17 at 23:48.

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    > That's because interest in the game in this country is miniscule.

    The school newsletter that came home from my kids school in Tallaght recently mentioned on page 1 that a cricket team was now operating in the school!

    Great to see, especially as its winds up the purist GAA Muldoons !

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