National Programmes


Welcome to Cricket Ireland’s brand new National Junior Programmes for kids!

What Smash It?

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Smash It is for girls and boys aged 5 – 9 years and is all about kids being active, making friends and having fun. Developing Fundamental Movement Skills through cricked based games, Smash It is delivered over 6 – 8 sessions by Club Activators who receive training, resources, and programme clothing. Smash It Clubs will receive FREE a Club Kit full of all the equipment needed to run the Smash It sessions! Participants will receive a Smash It t-shirt, backpack, bat and ball once they register to participate at your Club. To find a Club near you and register to participate in Smash It, please visit

What It’s Wicket!?

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It’s Wicket! introduces girls to cricket through skill-based activities and games and encourages girls to own their cricketing experience. It’s Wicket! is made up of 6 sessions that your Club can run in a way that works best for it with Activator training, resources and gear and full Club Kit provided (for FREE!) for those Clubs that register to host. Participants will receive an It’s Wicket! t-shirt, backpack, bat and ball once they sign up to the programme. To find a Club near you and register to participate in It’s Wicket!, please visit

How much does the Smash It programme cost?

The minimum recommended cost of a child participating in the Smash It programme at your Club is £25/€26 and the maximum is £60/€70. £25/€26 of this cost is payable to Cricket Ireland to cover the cost of the Participant Pack (contains bat, ball, t-shirt and backpack), postage & packaging, and the registration portal processing fee. The remainder of the fee that your Club chooses to charge is retained in full by your Club.

Club Information Webinar

Register for the Club Information Webinar to find out more about delivering Smash It and/or It’s Wicket!

If your Club is interested in delivering Smash It and/or It’s Wicket! this July and August, please register to attend the Club Information webinar on 19 or 26 April here.

Sign your Club up to deliver Smash It and It’s Wicket!

Once you have attended the Club Information Webinar and decided to deliver Smash It and/or It’s Wicket! at your Club, Clubs can click here to submit their Expression of Interest to become a Smash It and/or It’s Wicket! Club.

Clubs will need a Lead Coordinator to be the main contact person for administration, training and safeguarding. Once a Club submits their Expression of Interest, Cricket Ireland will be in touch with your Club Pack and to help you get the programme up and running at your Club.