May 19, 2024

Letterkenny Cricket Membership (LCC) handed over a petition with 600 signatures to Donegal County Council this week of their plea to be granted a pitch of its personal.

Based in 2019, the rising membership is urging Donegal County Council, native representatives, TDs, and Minister for Sport Catherine Ryan to prioritise the institution of a cricket floor in Letterkenny.

Since its institution, membership members must make a two hour, 40-mile spherical journey to Drummond cricket floor close to Limavady. LCC has additionally needed to withdraw its Midweek Staff as a consequence of St Johnston cricket floor, which had been kindly granted on a part-time foundation, now not being accessible.

“Amid a rising urgency, we’re calling on our elected resolution makers to recognise the worth of our sport as a cultural, leisure and academic asset,” a spokesperson mentioned.

From one workforce, LCC now boasts 5 squads, together with a powerful youth contingent. Membership has surpassed 100, all keen about cricket.

In 2021 LCC did the double, successful North West League Two and the North West Cup. A mayoral reception was held to honour the gamers following these wins – victories made all of the extra exceptional by the truth that the membership didn’t and doesn’t have a house.

“Letterkenny Cricket Membership’s single greatest barrier to additional growth, stronger group hyperlinks and better successes continues to be the absence of a everlasting base,” they mentioned.

Letterkenny Cricket Membership (LCC) is urging elected officers to recognise cricket’s worth as a cultural, leisure, and academic asset.

To realize this, the membership is asking for the identification and allocation of appropriate land for a cricket floor in Letterkenny. This floor ought to be outfitted with pitches, coaching services, and facilities to cater to gamers of all ages and ability ranges. Moreover, LCC is requesting collaboration with related stakeholders to make sure cricket’s development and growth in Letterkenny.

Letterkenny Cricket Membership Requires assist securing residence floor was final modified: Could sixteenth, 2024 by Rachel McLaughlin