List of cricket grounds in Ireland

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College Park, Dublin hosted Ireland women's first and to date only Women's Test match in 2000

This is a list of cricket grounds in Ireland, the list is inclusive of all-Ireland. Cricket was introduced to Ireland by the English in the towns of Kilkenny and Ballinasloe in the early 19th century.[1] The game increased in popularity until the early 1880s. The Land War in the 1880s resulting from the Irish Land Commission and a ban on playing "foreign" games by the Gaelic Athletic Association set back the spread of cricket.[1] Anyone playing foreign games such as cricket would be banned from the extremely popular Irish games such as hurling and Gaelic football, which in turn had a detrimental impact on the game.[1] The ban was not lifted until 1970, after which time cricket has continued to grow in populairty.

International Grounds[edit]

The grounds included in this list have held men's One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals. Other grounds have hosted Women's One Day Internationals, Women's Twenty20 Internationals and Women's Test cricket.

Official name (known as) City or town Capacity Ends Ref
Castle Avenue Dublin 3,200 • City End
• Killester End
[2]
Malahide Cricket Club Ground Malahide 11,500 [3]
Civil Service Cricket Club Ground Belfast 6,000 • Dundonald End
• City End
[4]
Bready Cricket Club Ground Magheramason n/a n/a [5]

Domestic Grounds[edit]

The grounds included in this list have held first-class, List-A and Twenty20 matches.

† = Defunct venue

Official name (known as) City or town Capacity Ends Ref
Anglesea Road Dublin [6]
Ballygomartin Road Belfast [7]
Beechgrove Derry [8]
Carrickfergus Cricket Club Ground Carrickfergus • Woodburn End
• Milebush End
[9]
Carlisle Cricket Club Ground Dublin [10]
Claremont Road Dublin [11]
Cliftonville Cricket Club Ground Greenisland [12]
College Park Dublin [13]
Drummond Cricket Club Ground Drummond [14]
Fox Lodge Cricket Club Ground Strabane [15]
John Hunter Grounds Limavady [16]
Kenure Rush [17]
Lodge Road Coleraine [18]
Mardyke Cork [19]
Moylena Ground Antrim [20]
Newforge Belfast [21]
Observatory Lane Rathmines [22]
Ormeau Cricket Ground Belfast [23]
Osborne Park Belfast [24]
Park Avenue Dublin [25]
Pollock Park Lurgan [26]
Shaw's Bridge Lower Ground Belfast [27]
Sydney Parade Dublin [28]
The Green Comber [29]
The Inch Dublin [30]
The Mall Armagh • City End
• Dundonald End
[31]
The Meadow Downpatrick [32]
The Vineyard Dublin [33]
Upritchard Park Bangor 2,000 • Bloomfield End
• Gransha End
[34]
Wallace Park Lisburn [35]
Woodbrook Cricket Club Ground Bray [36]
Woodvale Road Eglinton 2,000 • Willowers End
• Clubhouse End
[37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c A brief history of cricket: Cricket in Ireland, Cricinfo.com  Retrieved on 3 November 2008.
  2. ^ Castle Avenue, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  3. ^ Malahide, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  4. ^ Civil Service Cricket Club, Cricinfo.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  5. ^ Bready Cricket Club Ground, Cricinfo.com  Retrieved on 14 June 2, 2015.
  6. ^ Anglesea Road, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  7. ^ Ballygomartin Road, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  8. ^ Beechgrove, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  9. ^ Carrickfergus Cricket Club Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  10. ^ Carlisle Cricket Club Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  11. ^ Claremont Road, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  12. ^ Cliftonville Cricket Club Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  13. ^ College Park, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  14. ^ Drummond Cricket Club Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  15. ^ Fox Lodge Cricket Club Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  16. ^ College Park, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  17. ^ Kenure, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  18. ^ Lodge Road, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  19. ^ Mardyke, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  20. ^ Moylena Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  21. ^ Newforge, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  22. ^ Observatory Lane, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  23. ^ Ormeau Cricket Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  24. ^ Osborne Park, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  25. ^ Park Avenue, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  26. ^ Pollock Park, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  27. ^ Shaw's Bridge Lower Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  28. ^ Sydney Parade, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  29. ^ The Green, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  30. ^ The Inch, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  31. ^ The Mall, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  32. ^ The Meadow, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  33. ^ The Vineyard, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  34. ^ Upritchard Park, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  35. ^ Wallace Park, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  36. ^ Woodbrook Cricket Club Ground, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  37. ^ Woodvale Road, CricketArchive.com  Retrieved on 14 July 2010.

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