Cricket Ireland announce ticketing details for next summer's Ireland v England clash
Cricket Ireland today announced ticketing details for the RSA Challenge match featuring Ireland against England at Clontarf, Dublin on Thursday 25th August 2011.
Tickets for this eagerly anticipated clash will go on sale on Saturday December 4, with adult ticket prices being held at just 40 Euros, while accompanied children under 16 can gain access for 14 Euros. There are also family and club deals on offer as well as significant discounts for OAP's and school groups.
Commenting on the announcement RSA's Chief Executive Philip Smith said, "As very proud sponsors of the Irish Cricket Teams, RSA Insurance is delighted to be the sponsor of this world class event and secure the continuation of the high profile RSA Challenge Series into 2011. It promises to be a great contest and a wonderful occasion for all supporters. The Australia game in June was the best event Irish cricket has seen in many years and we know that next season’s RSA Challenge will surpass even that great day. We look forward to the match with huge excitement and anticipation."
Warren Deutrom, Cricket Ireland CEO said: "Following the huge success of the RSA Challenge between Ireland and Australia back in June, we hope that Ireland playing England in Dublin will continue to raise the growing profile of cricket in this country, and that the Irish public will get behind our boys as they challenge one of the world’s great cricket teams, in what is certain to be a fantastic cricketing occasion."
It will be the first time the sides face each other in Dublin, although the teams have played twice in Belfast, and also in both the 50 and 20 over World Cups in the West Indies. They are also due to meet each other in March during the 2011 World Cup In India.
The Irish sporting public is expected to turn out in force for the visit of the T20 World Champions, and Cricket Ireland is expecting another sell-out fixture. Indeed, given the unprecedented interest in the game, Cricket Ireland is encouraging supporters to purchase their tickets as early as possible to avoid being disappointed.
An added bonus for those attending the clash will be the appearance of The Duckworth Lewis Method band, who will be performing during the lunch interval.
Ireland captain, William Porterfield is clearly excited by the fixture, saying: "Obviously it’s going to be another fantastic occasion, not just for the team, but for all Irish supporters. We have came close to beating England the last time they were in Ireland and hopefully this time we can take it one step further. We've played some very good cricket over the last 18 months recording some memorable victories along the way.
We were in a great position in the England game in Belfast and also the Australia game in Dublin last year but we came up short. I think that the squad has learnt from all these occasions and come August next year after all the preparation and cricket we will play this winter with the World Cup we will be in a great position to turn England over in front of what will be another full house at Clontarf.
The compact surroundings of Clontarf are sure to provide a wonderful atmosphere yet again, and I'm sure the tickets will sell out quickly. Hopefully the weather Gods will be kind to us, and it should be a super day out for everyone."
Tickets for the RSA Challenge go on sale at Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.ie on Saturday morning December 4 at 10 am. To make a credit card booking over the phone, call: 0818 719 300 - Republic of Ireland Customers - 0844 847 2455 - Northern Ireland Customers.
Further details can be found on the Cricket Ireland website www.irishcricket.org
Ticket Prices: Adult €40.00, Assoc/Life Member €32.00, OAP €30.00, U16 Accompanied €14.00, U16 Unaccompanied €18.00, Family package 1 (2 adults/2 children) €104.00, Family package 2 ( 1 adult/2 children) €65.00, Wheelchair bound adult plus carer €60.00, Club deal €35.00, School deal (1 adult free with 8 children) €112.00.