Senior Player Profiles for 2020 start with Men’s skipper Tomás Rooney-Murphy!

Today we kick off introductions to our Senior Men’s and Women’s squads! First up is our Men’s skipper Tomás Rooney Murphy! Today’s Senior player profile is sponsored by CarNext.com thank you for your continued support!

Name + nickname:
Tomás Rooney Murphy + Murph

Age: 27

Favourite batting shot: Pull shot

Bowling type: Seam

Debut for senior team: v Leinster, Rathmines, 2009

Best memory in hills colours: catching the final wicket in the All-Ireland final v Clontarf in Clontarf (see photo below for evidence of my happiness!)

Worst memory in hills colours: being relegated

Favorite player you’ve played with: Max Sorensen. Always good company (unless he’s gone for a few 🦍)

Player you wish you got to play with: Bryn Thomas. I think he was the type of player that would have fit in well in the teams I’ve played in.

Favorite ground you’ve played in apart from the hills: North County for the occasion. Local rivalry. For scenery probably Oakhill.

Funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch: Carlos Brathwaite switch hitting Lukey over Mid Off into the houses in Pembroke on T20 finals day.

Goals for future: to enjoy playing cricket as much as possible

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Cricket Leinster launch Your Club/Your Province Grand Prize Raffle for 2020!

Good evening all! Hopefully everyone is doing well and staying safe in the current situation we find ourselves.


The lack of lbw appeals and clapping for batters 50s and Tons is leaving a clear void at the vineyard as April nears its end! As we eagerly await word from authorities of when life will return to normal we are delighted to announce that Cricket Leinster have re-launched the Your Club/Your Province Grand Prize Raffle for 2020.


We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone in one way or another as the battle against Covid19 goes on and we appreciate the support you can provide for the club at this time as this fantastic incentive ensures all ticket sales proceeds will accrue to our club! All you need to do is ensure that you record “The Hills Cricket Club” as the beneficiary at the time of purchase.


In compliance with social distancing, this year’s raffle will be an online process where you can purchase tickets on-line at €15 per ticket on the following link:


https://buytickets.at/cricketleinster/367578


If anyone has any questions in relation to the draw or is unable to access the link, please feel free to contact us on info@thehillscricketclub.ie.


We hope that we will hear the sounds of a ball crashing into the stumps and loud celebrations soon!


Stay safe,

The Hills CC

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The passing of Elizabeth (Betty) MaGee

The club would like to pass on its condolences to Jason “Jayo” MaGee and his family at this time. Jayo’s mother Elizabeth (Betty) MaGee passed away peacefully yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

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Come on Ireland. We are going bring the World Cup back.

Let’s take a time machine and turn back to 2007. A glorious year for Irish cricket, which also saw the selection of our very own Martin Byrne’s song as the anthem for the Irish Cricket team. Cricket Europe put together a great article on Martin and the song’s creation. https://www.cricketeurope.com/DATABASE/ARTICLES2020/articles/000003/000367.shtml

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The Hills Cricket Club 2020 Season Kick-Off

2019 was a massive year for The Hills Cricket Club celebrating our 50th anniversary and winning the Senior League Cup. We catch up with 1st XI captain Tomas Rooney-Murphy at the clubs first indoor training session of 2020. Check out the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5Pr6egtPhM.

You can also find it on our Facebook,Twitter and Instagram. Current, past and new members are welcome to attend indoor training taking place on Tuesdays at 9pm (February 25th, March 3rd, 10th, 24th and 31st)

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Senior Men sign highly rated Australian Ryan Hackney

The Hills CC are delighted to confirm that Ryan Hackney will be our overseas player for the 2020 season.

Ryan Hackney is highly rated Top Order Batsman from Sydney, Australia. A classy left-hander, Ryan has been prolific throughout the Cricket NSW pathways system and for the Penrith District Cricket Club in Sydney’s Premier Cricket competition. Ryan made his First Grade debut at 16 in the 2015/16 summer, scoring 48 in his first senior knock.

Ryan’s push into the Penrith First XI came off the back of a stellar 2015 National U17 Championships, where he scored 495 runs @ 82.50 including 3 centuries. The runs kept coming for Ryan at state age-group level, as he was selected for back-to-back U19 National Championships for NSW in 2016/17 & 2017/18, scoring 977 runs @ 81.42 across the two U19 championships he attended before ageing-out.

He became an intergral part of the Penrith First grade outfit in 2017-18 and following on from a stellar first full season of Premier Cricket, debuted for the NSW 2nd XI in the Cricket Australia 2nd XI championship,where this term he has already scored two centuries.

We look forward to welcoming Ryan to The Hills in April and would like to thank Robbie at WSX Cricket for helping us secure such a talented player.

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Senior Ladies sign Kate Anderson as overseas professional

The Hills CC are delighted to announce the Signing of Kate Anderson, the prolific All rounder from New Zealand as our Women’s Overseas player for the 2020 season.

A hard hitting batter and off spin bowler, Kate is an up and coming player in the Women’s game with a bright future ahead of her.

In New Zealand, Kate plays her cricket in the Northern Premier League where in the 2018/19 season she was voted player of the year and since then she has played for the New Zealand Women’s development Eleven.

We look forward to welcoming Kate in April and with her proven all rounder skills she is certain to have a busy and successful season with us at the Vineyard.

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Nostalgia Evening for 50th Anniversary

A small, but dedicated, group of senior members of The Hills has been working on a Nostalgia Evening which will take place on Friday, October 11th at 8.00pm ,

As part of the club’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, an evening in which games and events of the past 50 years will be recalled will be held in the Clubhouse at 8.00 p.m. on Friday, 11 October.

Maurice O’Keeffe will launch a CD entitled, The Hills’ 50 Years, a Celebration.

There will be a display of old photographs, scorebooks and other artefacts. Bring along old photographs of Hills’ games or club events etc and they will be scanned and returned immediately.

We look forward to past and present members and supporters of The Hills joining us as we continue to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the club. #THCC

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NOTICE of A.G.M. of The Hills Cricket Club

NOTICE of A.G.M. of The Hills Cricket Club

Notice is hereby given that the 2019 Annual General Meeting of The Hills Cricket Club will take place in late October (date and time to be confirmed) in the Clubhouse.

Nominations, in writing, must be made to the Hon. Secretary with the names of proposer and seconder by 30th September 2019.

Nominations are required for the following positions and should be emailed to rogkear@gmail.com

Executive positions;

Chairperson

Hon. Treasurer

Hon. Secretary

Chair of Adult Cricket sub-committee

Chair of House sub-committee

Chair of Grounds sub-committee

President; Michael Dwyer (deemed elected)

Immediate past President; Martin Russell (deemed elected)

Non-executive general committee members;

Designated Liaison Person (must have attended, or will attend, Safeguarding Children courses 1&2

Social Media/ Website Manager.

Anyone who would like to be involved in the running of the club for the 2020 season is urged to reply in a timely manner.

Many thanks

Roger Kear (rogkear@gmail.com)

Hon. Secretary, The Hills Cricket Club.                                               September 16th, 2019.

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Tea Dance Sunday September 15th

Well the cricket season might just be over but the hits keep rolling on.

He’s Back.

The legendary tea dances with the legendary Martin Byrne returns next Sunday the 15th of September.
Get down to the cricket club around the 3.30pm mark and enjoy a dance or a listen to all your favorite songs.
Grab a cup of tea and a sandwich or maybe a glass of something stronger with friends, young and old, new or great.
All welcome. #THCC

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