Malahide Cricket Club Ground
Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Malahide Cricket Club Ground The Village Malahide Dublin
End names Dublin Road End, Castle End
Home team Ireland
Home teams: Ireland and Malahide Cricket Club
End names: Dublin Road End and Castle End
It became Ireland’s third international venue in 2013, the other two being Castle Avenue in Dublin and the Civil Service Cricket Club Ground at Stormont. The first international played at the venue was against an England side led by former Malahide Cricket Club member Eoin Morgan who smashed a hundred at the venue.
The Village or Malahide Cricket Club Ground Ireland situated in the Lady Acre field of Malahide Castle grounds and is a cricket ground in Malahide. The club was approved council-owned land on the Malahide Castle Estate known as the Lady Acre, with the present boundary wall removed to facilitate the ground development. This village ground is owned by the Malahide Cricket Club. The ground has been developed to a capacity of 12000 making it Ireland’s largest cricket venue and in 2013, officially opened for international cricket. In 2017, November it was confirmed as the venue for Ireland’s first Test match, when they played Pakistan in May 2018.
Ireland Cricket has worked with Malahide on the project and has loyal to staging international matches at the ground once it is up and running. The development of a new outfield and grass banking that will accommodate the vast majority of the crowd will double the size of the ground to 17,000 square meters. Now last 10 matches of euro t20 slam, semi-finals and includes final will be held to play at Malahide Cricket Club Ground.
Pitch report: Meander around Malahide
The small stands leave the ground exposed to the elements with strong winds known to trouble bowlers. Other than the winds swing and seam bowlers can expect a fair amount of assistance at Malahide. A generous covering of grass usually adorns the top of the strip at Malahide which is necessary to ensure that the pace of the track is maintained. The batsmen will likely have to contend with a fair amount of sideways movement and the threat of a sticky wicket is never too far away in the damp climes of Ireland.
Malahide will have pride of place among Ireland’s grounds as the first venue to host a Test match when Ireland plays Pakistan from May 11.
Nine players have scored ODI centuries at the venue including one Pakistan player, the now-banned Sharjeel Khan, who hit 152 off 86 balls against Ireland in 2016.
William Porterfield and Niall O’Brien have both notched tons at the venue in 2013 and 2017 respectively.
Imad Wasim picked up 5/14 in a thumping ODI win for Pakistan at Malahide in 2016 while Craig Young is the only Irishman to pick up five at the venue in Internationals thus far.
Ireland batsman Paul Stirling said that batsmen need to remain focused at all times in the chill of Dublin: “The only challenge there is that you are ready to bat, while in red-ball cricket you could be out in 15 minutes or at the end of the day. So the challenge is to be ready to face that first ball whenever.
The weather forecast is pretty grim with temperatures in the low teens and a high probability of rain always forecast.
Fixtures Euro T20 Slam at Malahide Cricket Club Ground[ultimatetables 13 /]
Semi-Final and Final Matches Schedule :
After the 30 Group Matches between six teams, the Semi-Finals and the Big Final will happen at this beautiful historic stadium of Ireland, Dublin.
Break: Friday, 20, April 2021
Semi-Final[ultimatetables 14 /]
Final[ultimatetables 15 /]
History of Ground
In 1861, Malahide Cricket Club was founded. The 5th Baron Talbot of great Malahide, Richard Wogan Talbot was fond of cricket and established a cricket lovely ground in the grounds of Malahide Castle. It would be over a century later when major cricket would first be played at Malahide, with the ground hosting a first-class match between Ireland and Scotland in 1991.
In 2013, September, International Cricket Council cleared the ground to host international cricket. The ground hosted its first international cricket match when home team Ireland played against England with England winning by six wickets after captain Eoin Morgan hit 124 not out on what had been his home ground in his childhood and youth. The capacity was designed to be increased to 12000 using temporary grandstands and hospitality tents making it the biggest in Ireland with record attendance for the Island of Ireland of over 10,000.
It was selected as a venue to host matches in the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament.
In the very first Test match for Ireland, Kevin O’Brien scored the maiden Test century at the venue.[ultimatetables 8 /]
12 (one day international)ODI centuries have been scored at the venue.[ultimatetables 9 /]
International five-wicket hauls
Test five-wicket hauls
ODI five-wicket hauls
Five (one day international)ODI five-wicket hauls have been taken at this venue[ultimatetables 12 /]
FAQs – Attending the upcoming event at Malahide? Here’s what you need to know.
What are the dates and times of the match?
- On the 27th June 2018: the gates will open at 2 pm and the match starts at 4 pm
- On the 29th June 2018: the gates will open at 9 am for the Ireland Women v Bangladesh Women T20I starting at 11 am. The men’s match will commence at 4 pm
- Re-entry will be facilitated on the gate – you will receive a stamp on your wrist to allow re-entry
- There will be a change of innings at approximately 5.30pm for 15 mins
- The gates will close at 9.30pm on both days
Where is the event taking place?
- This event will take place in Malahide Cricket Ground, Dublin Road, Malahide
- Please see the visitor sitemap at the end of this document
How do I get there?
- The No.42 and No.102 Bus stop at Malahide and are aware of our match.
- The good way to get to the event is via public transport.
- The DART will run throughout the day from Dublin City Centre to Malahide Train Station which is a five-minute walk from the ground
- The scheduled 0800 Enterprise service from Belfast Central, calling at Portadown at 0836 and Newry at 0857, will make an additional stop at Malahide for those attending the match (arrives Malahide 0955). The 19:00 & 20:50 Enterprise services from Dublin Connolly will also stop at Malahide for the return journey. Passengers should be at Malahide Station for 19:10 & 21:00 respectively.
Is there parking available at the event?
- There is a designated event car park within Malahide Demesne. Please be aware there is an approximately 10-minute walk through Malahide Demesne from the car park to the cricket ground
- The car park is situated on Back Road between R107 and R124 and will be signposted on all approaches.
- Stewards will be on hand during the day to assist with parking and direct you.
- We will also have a car park shuttle service in place on the day for anyone unable to walk the distance to the pavilion.
What can I bring to the Match?
What to bring:
- A sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, rainwear, woolly jumper/fleece and, of course, your ticket!
- Bring enough cash and/or a cash card (keep it safe!) – we do not have any cash machines on-site. The on-site public bars will accept card payments but will not provide cashback.
- Medication – If you need to bring medication with you, we recommend bringing a doctor’s note or a prescription for it if it is not easily recognizable. We’re not doctors, please be understanding if we question what you’re bringing in as it is important to prevent drugs from getting into the event.
- You will also need a proper ID if you want to buy alcohol and look 21 or under.
Do not bring:
- Standard compact cameras will be allowed, though you will not be able to take in a camera with a lens longer than 6 inches. Video cameras are not permitted on site. Mobile phones that take video are permitted.
- Illegal substances, if found with these you will be evicted from site.
- No Glass bottles or metal containers.
- Pyrotechnics or fireworks, flares or smoke bombs.
- Tables; chairs of any sort, including stools, floor seating and shooting sticks; gazebos and parasols – there will be grandstand seating provided for all spectators.
Can I bring food and drink into the ground?
- You can take snacks and soft drinks into the match but please be aware this has to fit into an A4 size bag.
- Request to you Please don’t bring any alcohol or glass containers/bottles of any sort.
- Unfortunately, due to our bag restrictions – food hampers /cool bags and boxes can’t be brought into the ground. Soft drinks and snacks into the event for your own burning up provided that any soft drinks are held in unopened and sealed plastic or paper containers with a capacity of 500ml or less. If you are bringing snacks and soft drinks, please do so in a carrier bag of A4 size
- Halal options will be available from our on-site vendors
Can I purchase alcohol on site?
- Yes, there will be two public bars on site
- You may be asked for ID if purchasing alcohol at the bar so please bring either a passport/photocard or age card
What safety and security measures are in place at the Match?
- There will be dedicated event security at the match with security at the entrance and around the ground in key areas.
- Security personnel will be performing bag searches at the entrance
- Due to safety procedures with the relevant statutory authorities, only small bags are allowed into the match with the dimensions A4 size. We appreciate your cooperation and patience when entering the match.
What Corporate Packages are available for the Match?
• There is still some hospitality available for Wednesday 27th June. For further information on our corporate packages, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
• There is no hospitality available for Friday 29th June
Where can you purchase tickets for the Ireland v India match?
• Tickets for Friday 29th June are completely sold out
• Please note that tickets for the 29th are for the doubleheader and include access to the women’s T20i match (Ireland v Bangladesh)
• There will be no separate tickets for sale for the women’s match
• There are a limited number of tickets available for Wednesday 27th June available on Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.ie
• We would advise purchasing these tickets in advance as tickets may not be available for purchase on the day.
Can you collect tickets on the day of the Match?
• For pre-advance purchased tickets you can collect your ticket at the Ticketmaster van inside the main gate entrance.
• Corporate Package tickets will be sent out on in advance
Do Junior Ticket Holders need to be accompanied?
• Yes, all children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and remain the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian throughout.
Does my baby/toddler require a ticket?
• Yes all entrants to the ground, except babes-in-arms, require a ticket. Please \note there is no specific buggy park area
How can l purchase a Disabled Access Ticket?
• All disabled tickets and parking spaces have now been allocated
What is the refund policy?
• In the event that the match is affected by weather, 100% refund of the purchase price will be made in the event that no play is possible (ie. no ball is bowled). In no other circumstances can the money be refunded. The refund policy outlined above does not apply if (1) the match is completed early in the normal course of play; (2) for lost or unused tickets. Ticket holders who have purchased their tickets by credit or debit card will receive a credit for the purchase price within 28 days. Ticket holders who have made cash purchases on the day of the match should apply directly to the Ticket Sales Desk for a ticket refund.
Is there a cash machine in the ground?
• No there is no cash machine or cash back facilities on site
• The nearest ATM is in Avoca within Malahide Demesne or there are several in Malahide Village
What are the safety procedures at the Event?
• In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary to evacuate the ground. Please listen to PA announcements and follow the direction of the Stewarts in your area.
• Please do not leave your bags unattended in any part of the ground
• In the interest of other spectators, walking in front of the stands is not permitted during the over. Movement out of seats will only be permitted in between overs.
• We would like to remind all fans that entry on to the pitch before, during and following a match is strictly forbidden. Any entry on to the pitch is thus entirely at your own risk. According to the maximum extent permitted by the law, Cricket Ireland will not be liable for death, personal injury, loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from such entry
• Racist abuse and other gratuitously offensive abuse toward players, officials and other spectators are not part of the game and will attract the attention of Stewarts and the Garda and will almost certainly result in ejection from the ground.
Where are my seats?
• This match is general admission seating which means you are free to sit in any stand you like. Stands will be labeled on the day – please see our visitor map for further information on this
Will there be any additional entertainment available on the day?
• There will be a dedicated Cricket Zone at the match which will be an interactive cricket zone for children which will be run by Cricket Leinster. There will also be an information point where you can find out more about the game of cricket and clubs in your local area
• We will also have a bandstand located in the Cricket Village which will have a host of great acts playing throughout the day
Where can I find more information on the match?
• For regular updates please follow @irelandcricket on twitter or like cricket Ireland on Facebook
Are there Baby changing facilities on site?
• Our disabled access bathrooms also function as baby changing units. These will be clearly marked on the day.
Can I bring my dog?
• Only guide and security purpose dogs will be permitted on site
Will programs and scorecards be available to purchase?
• Yes, our media partner, the Sunday Independent will be selling programs and annuals at the event. Each souvenir program will include a scorecard.
Will I be able to purchase any merchandise at the event?
• Yes, Our Official Kit Supplier, O’Neill’s will have a full range of Cricket Ireland replica kit and cricketshop.ie equipment, including plastic sets, mini signature bats and novelty items available for sale.
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Club Officials 2019
Executive Committee 2019
Lorraine McKeaney (Chair); Shirley Doyle (Hon Sec); Gary Stewart (Chair of Cricket); Hazel Manks (Treasurer);
Howard Askew; Brian Gilmore; Fran Reynolds; Ian Talbot; Brian Thornes
Malahide Cricket Club Trustee Company Limited by Guarantee – 2021 directors:
GP O’Brien, Billy Goodwin, Alan Hughes, Ian Talbot (Company Secretary)
Cricket Committee 2021
Gary Stewart (Chair); Howard Askew (Cricket Leinster Liaison); Alun Brophy (Women’s Cricket); Callum Riches (Chair of Selectors); Fintan McAllister (1st XI/Coaching); Hamish Manks (Fixtures); Michael Hingston (Youth/Cricket Development); Nick Turner (Men’s Cricket)
Youth Committee/Managers 2021
Chair of Youth: Ann McCormack
Committee: Ann McCormack, Vicki Deacon, Michael Hingston & Karen Corroon
Girls Minor A: Kathleen Burke
Girls Junior A & B: Vicki Deacon
Girls U15 & U17: Ann McCormack
Girls Colts: Vicki Deacon
Boys Cubs: Karl Langan
Boys Mionor C: TBC
Boys Minor B: Shilrey Doyle
Boys Minor A: Karen Corroon
Boys Junior B: Robbie Condron
Boys Junior A: Robert Dickinson
Boys Colts: Neil Carrick
Boys U17 & U19: Michael Nihgston
Fixture Secretary 2021
Membership Registrar 2021
Selection Committee 2021
Callum Riches (Chair); Fintan McAllister (Men’s 1sts); Michael Hingston (Men’s 2nds/CDO); Gary Stewart; ()Men’s 3rds) Brian Gilmore (Men’s 4ths); Neil Carrick (Men’s 5ths); Howard Askew (Cricket Leinster Liasion)
Disciplinary Committee 2021
Kevin Jennings (Chair)
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