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Get into cricket

Want to try cricket? Start here!

Arlene signing a ball
First, what is cricket?

Let's start with the basics - cricket is...fun.

Yes, first and foremost, it is an enjoyable sport, while it has individual skill opportunities, it is in reality a social sport that requires teamwork and camaraderie.


Who plays cricket?

This may sound cliché, but it's a game for everyone.

Anyone from 5 to 85. Men, women, boys, girls.


Where do I start?

First step - join a club!

There are over 120 clubs around Ireland, and a growing number offer dedicated kids and womens' sections.

So, find a cricket club near you.

kids at malahide
Is there only one way to play cricket?

Absolutely not!

If you want to play for fun or have a competitive itch to scratch, there's an opportunity for you.

Here are some links to get you started:

  • Smash It - a programme for 5-9 year old kids developing skills while having fun.
  • It's Wicket! - a programme for 9-13 year old girls combining skills development with a fun and social approach.
  • Find a nearby club - many cricket clubs across Ireland run programmes and activities aimed at getting people into cricket.
  • The Lord's Taverners Ireland -  Cricket Ireland's official charity partner - supports a range of initiatives that enable young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with disabilities to enjoy sport through programmes such as Table Cricket (run in partnership with Cricket Leinster).
  • The Provincial Unions also provide, support or facilitate programmes that are aimed at a range of age groups and abilities (eg. Walking Cricket)

Need more help?

Our Provincial Unions can help with opportunities local to you.