Battle of the Big Hitters set for Tomorrow
July 26th 2012 by Cricket Ireland |
Tomorrow will see Cricket Ireland show down against Leinster Rugby in the Battle of the Big Hitters at Pembroke Cricket Club in Sandymount. Tickets will be on sale on the gate.
Tomorrow a Cricket Ireland XI will take on a Leinster Rugby XI in a Charity 20-20 Cricket match in Pembroke Cricket Club (Monkstown FC), Sandymount, Dublin 4 with proceeds set to go to Spinal Injuries Ireland. Tickets will be on sale on the gate on Friday
This inaugural mid summer festival is a major event in the fund raising calendar of Spinal Injuries Ireland. The initiative which is fully endorsed and supported by both Cricket Ireland and Leinster Rugby is aimed at encouraging children in the Leinster community to get healthy, get active, to get outdoors and play cricket and rugby.
Spinal Injuries Ireland aims to use this event to raise funds for the charity whilst simultaneously showcasing and promoting the development of cricket and rugby for children throughout Leinster. The recent ongoing success’s of both sports has reached new heights, and never before have we seen so much interest and enthusiasm generated around these two sports in the community.
Commenting on the event, Phillip Quinlan, Chief Fundraiser for Spinal Injuries Ireland said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have the support of both Leinster Rugby & Cricket Ireland for this unique sporting event. The monies raised from the event will go towards building a transitional living unit for patients who have no suitable accommodation to go to on discharge from the National Rehabilitation Hospital. So this is a vital and much needed fundraiser for us.”
The main event will see Leinster Rugby take on Ireland’s Cricket team – with both teams fielding a strong selection of their senior players and some special guests. It will be an action packed fun-filled day for children and parents alike. Cricket Ireland will be bringing the 2012 ICC World Twenty 20 Qualifiers trophy they won in March and some of the development team will be on hand for Master classes of bowling, fielding and batting as well as lots of fun cricket games and challenges. Leinster Rugby are bringing the Heineken Cup, while their development officers together with key players will be showing everyone why they are the kings of Europe with master classes of place kicking, tackling and passing. These master- classes are a must for any Rugby or Cricket enthusiast and will take place throughout the day.
With bouncy castles, face-painting, entertainment, master-classes, and of course the opportunity to witness this unique sporting event, the Battle of the Big Hitters is sure to be the ultimate day out for any family.
Former Ireland Under 19 World Cup Cricketer and current Leinster Rugby player Jordan Coghlan will be playing in the match and he chatted to Leinster Rugby ahead of the game