Leinster continues links with South African schools

Mon, Jan 28, 2008 5:58 PM

The recent trend of Leinster underage cricketers attending part of their Transition Year in South African schools continues this year.

The Leinster Cricket Union’s link with Muir College in South Africa’s Eastern Cape will see three more Leinster cricketers attend the school for a 10-week period. Niall Delany (Belvedere College & Clontarf CC), George Dockrell (Gonzaga College & Leinster CC) & Robin Russell (St Columba’s & Pembroke CC) arrive in South Africa on January 15th.

Other Leinster youth cricketers attending South African schools include CUS students Stephen Noone & Eoin Conway (St Alban’s College – Pretoria) and Conor Murray & Eoin Sheehan (Kearsney College – Durban).

Former Hills professional Bryn Thomas has arranged for Emmet Branigan and William Archer (Skerries Community College) to attend Hudson Park School in East London for an 8-week period.

Trips like these offer a great experience to young Leinster cricketers and exposes them to a high standard of schools cricket. It is hoped that these established links with South African schools will continue for many years to come.

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