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First All-Island Cricket Sixes Tournament Is Launched

Sports Academy International, supported by Cork Harlequins Cricket Club and Cricket Ireland, today announced details of the first all-island Cricket Sixes tournament.

 
PRLog - Aug. 17, 2010 - The inaugural ‘Cork Cricket Challenge’ will take place in Cork Harlequins Cricket Club on Saturday, September 11th.  

Tomas Madigan, CEO of Sports AI said: “We are delighted to bring the inaugural Cork Cricket Challenge to life. Cricket Sixes is a fast, energetic and fun version of the game that will test the best of cricketers. A great day is guaranteed with teams from all over Ireland battling it out to become the first ever Cork Cricket Challenge Champions.”

Mr. Madigan continued: “Cricket in Ireland is on the crest of a wave. With the national team bursting on to the international scene in the last three years, and the domestic game growing at lightning speed, Irish cricket has never been stronger.  For example, the national team this week moved into 10th position on the ICC one-day standings following their win over the Netherlands.”

He noted: “The sport’s rise in popularity here is evident in the huge increase in the number of clubs being established across the country.  There are now more than 50 registered clubs all over Ireland, including counties Wicklow, Laois, Kilkenny, Offaly, Roscommon, Carlow, Kildare, Galway, Dublin, Donegal and Meath.  In Munster alone clubs have been established in Cork, Shannon, Lahinch, Lismore, Limerick, Clonmel, Waterford, Midleton, Douglas, Dunmanway and Adare.”

Mr. Madigan encouraged cricket teams from throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to participate in the event stating that the prizes, sponsored by Maher Sports, and the family atmosphere will be second to none for this type of event in Ireland.

The Cork Cricket Challenge takes place on Saturday, September 11th at Cork Harlequins Cricket Club, Harlequin Park, Farmers Cross, Co. Cork.

For more visit www.corkcricketchallenge.com.

-ENDS-

Notes To Editor:
-   Tomas Madigan is available for interview on 086-1959330
-   High resolution images are available on request. Please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy PR on 086-8534900 or media@dunphypr.com

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