Dundalk cricket Club took pride of place at the Ireland v Australia match in Stormont as a number of members travelled for the big game, and it turned out to be a day to remember for one young player.
It was a brief encounter as a downpour meant that the match had to be abandoned after just 10 overs. It did not, however, manage to dampen anyone’s spirits as the day turned out to be as action packed off the pitch as it was expected to have been on it.
Those in attendance met up with Irish record breaking batsman Kevin O’Brien again, who recently trained some of the Dundalk players in DkIT. Kevin’s brother, Niall, was also on hand to remind one of the clubs younger members, 14-year-old Michael Mullen, that he and other like him were the future of the game in Ireland. On a day he will not easily forget Michael was introduced to the full Irish team as well as coach Phil Simmons.
A spokesperson from the club said “Although very little cricket was played to everyone’s disappointment, club members were delighted with the treatment they received and the warm welcome from the Irish Cricket establishment.”