Andrew Leonard named new Development Officer for Leinster
Tue, Oct 11, 2011 2:32 PM
Andrew Leonard will commence in his new role as community development officer for the South Dublin area on Nov 1.
This is a great boost for the game in Leinster and will be specifically geared towards grass roots programmes designed to increase participation, while also working to develop emerging talent by assisting with the Leinster youth programme during the summer.
The post has come about following many discussions between Leinster cricket and South Dublin Co Co (Sports & Recreation Dept) and now replicates the position that has been running now for nearly four years in Fingal. Sports officer at South Dublin County Council Alison Silke is delighted with the appointment of the new position commenting, “We have been working closely with the IRFU and FAI in recent years are now looking forward to our partnership with the Leinster Cricket Union that will see children in all areas of South Dublin being given an opportunity to play cricket.
“We have supported LCU cricket programmes previously at the three Adamstown National schools, Arch Bishop Ryan National school in Balgaddy, St Aidan’s National school in Brookfield, Tallaght along with Coláiste Phádraig secondary school in Lucan. We assisted Adamstown CC in obtaining a new ground several years ago in Clondalkin (Corkagh Park) and we are currently looking at several projects in Tallaght (Tymon Park & Rathcoole Park) that may see new clubs formed in the coming years. These are exciting times for cricket in Ireland and we are looking forward to working with Andrew in his efforts to promote the game further in our area,” concluded Silke.