Skip to content Skip to footer

2024 Cricket Season Begins

The Munster Cricket Union’s (MCU) much-anticipated season opener today is set to be dampened by persistent poor weather that has plagued the region throughout the previous weeks. With unplayable pitches expected at most grounds, the opening weekend will see a significantly reduced schedule, with just two matches confirmed to go ahead.

Limerick Blasters Seek Early Glory Against UCC

The sole Division 1 League fixture will see the Limerick Blasters travel to Cork to take on UCC at the Farm. Both teams will be eager to get their campaigns off to a winning start, and with a dry spell forecast for Saturday, this match promises to be a thrilling encounter.

Nenagh Travel to Clonmel for Second Confirmed Match

In Division 2A, Clonmel will be the only side welcoming visitors as they host Nenagh. The Clonmel Cricket Ground is known for its excellent drainage, making it one of the few grounds expected to be playable. This match will be a crucial early test for both teams as they look to establish themselves as contenders.

Disappointment for Fans as Rain Cancels Fixtures

Cricket fans across Munster will undoubtedly be disappointed by the weather disruption. However, with the season running until mid-September, there are still plenty of opportunities to catch some exciting matches. The MCU will be providing updates on the status of postponed fixtures on their website and social media channels.

Positive Outlook for the Season

Despite the setbacks caused by the weather, the MCU remains optimistic about the upcoming season. This year marks a significant expansion for the MCU, with the introduction of not only youth leagues but also the much-anticipated Women’s and Girls’ competitions. This inclusivity is a major step forward for cricket in the region, providing opportunities for players of all ages and genders to participate.

The growth in participation around Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Kerry, Clare, Clonmel and Nenagh is a positive sign, and with a full schedule of league and cup competitions planned, there is still much to look forward to for cricket fans in the region.

Leave a comment