Help us Celebrate 70 Years of The Skerries 100

 

IMG_6243The Skerries 100 celebrates its 70th anniversary this year and we would love it if you could help us make it a bit special. The motor bikes Weekend is less than two weeks away. The crowds now start to come on the Thursday 1st of July continuing right through to raceday on the Saturday 3rd July. And with good weather forecast crowds will be BIG! We have some great live music and entertainment booked to play on the Friday night. We will need help from all our sections of the club to make this weekend work.  On Tuesday the 21st June @ 8pm in the clubhouse we would ask as many club members as possible to attend a quick meeting to help plan these days. Don’t worry if you can’t attend but would like to help out, you can contact us through the website or leave your name on our facebook page and we will be in touch.  All members are expected to help out over these days so better put your name down for something you like now rather than be allocated something you don’t later. All members of sections including Kids, Their Parents , Adult Ladies and Men’s will be asked to help over the next week.  These are great fun days and also our main fund raiser for the year. Please make yourself available for some time over this weekend.  In the meantime to get you in the mood for what should be a great weekend take a look at some old archive footage below from 1935 of The Leinster 200 (a forerunner of sorts for The Skerries 100).  I wonder how any of our current members where around to witness this 🙂   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bon Jour Mon Ami

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A group of French children aged 14 -16 years of age will be visiting from Skerries twin town of Guichen in France from 7th-12th July.  There are 16 of them in total and the theme of this trip is sport and they are hoping to get involved in as many sports as possible for the duration of their stay.  The Hills  will be organising an introductory game of cricket for them on Friday morning 8th July.

If any members of the club are in a position to host a child for the duration of the visit please contact Aisling Smith on 087 – 8547125.  All activities will be organised for the duration of their stay and host family children can participate. They will have sports activities over the weekend, barbecue and a full day coach excursion to a theme park on 11 July.  Might suit a family with a child learning French or interested in France and its a great opportunity to get to make some contacts with our twin town.

Merci Beaucoup!

 

 

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RAS Road Restrictions May 29th

 

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Can all members take note that the final stage of the The An Post Ras will once again finish in Skerries this Sunday. This will mean road restrictions around Skerries and the The Black Hills from approximately 1.00pm – 4.30pm.  Enjoy the cycling to those of you that are going but dont forget to come back and watch some of the cricket too.  Please find links below regarding information and road restrictions.

http://www.anpost.ie/AnPost/IrishCyclingRas/Route/Stage+8/

https://www.facebook.com/skerriesras

 

 

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How’s She Cuttin Boss?

Well the answer is she will be cuttin very well!  We have had some great new arrivals so far this season and the ground staff are delighted with the newest ones.  Grant money coming through and these little beauties have just arrived.   The Dennis combo mower with brush, Slicer and scarifier attachments. 4 machines in one. So those great wickets of ours are about to get even better! THCC

 

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Ladies Day And The Return of The Entertainers

 

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I hope you all enjoyed Summer today, its my favourite day of the year after Christmas day in Ireland 🙂 But enough about the weather. We hope you can all join us for Ladies day tomorrow from 2-6pm. All ladies welcome, all ages and ability, even if you haven’t played cricket before please come along and bring the family, friends, neighbours and randomer’s. Lots of fun guaranteed. The worst thing that can happen is that you will make new friends and have great fun.

Sunday sees a welcome return and first outing this season at The Vineyard of The Entertainers (The Mens 4ths).  A motley crew of our brightest and most promising talent from the youth ranks with a sprinkling of legends of yesteryear, (well legends in their own living room anyway).  So Come along bask in the sunshine, support The Club and enjoy The Cricket.

 

Here’s to Summer! THCC

 

 

 

 

 

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Ladies Day at The Hills Cricket Club

We would like to invite you all to attend the club this Saturday 14th May between 2pm and 6pm in a day filled with Cricketing fun! We are going to play a short game of cricket in which ALL ladies can participate regardless of age, ability or cricket skills.  Mothers, Aunties, Grannies, Nieces, players of ALL ages will be welcomed with open arms! Bring the extended family and a picnic and set yourselves up for the afternoon!  Cricket will be taught to you on the day and so NO previous experience is necessary. PLEASE COME ALONG!  If you require further information please contact us here or through our Facebook page.

Kind Regards, from all involved with Girls and Ladies Cricket in THCC

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Bring out The Sunscreen!

With the season now in full swing we have another exciting weekend of cricket upon us at The Hills. The Men’s First Team play CSNI in the Irish Senior Cup on Saturday while the seconds play Greystones on Sunday.  The aul current bun has finally made an appearance and Nuala Carey tells me she is to stay around for the weekend with highs of 21 degrees. So no excuses not to get down The Vineyard on Saturday or Sunday, “Its gonna be tropic”.   So remember the sunscreen!  Good luck to all our teams in action home and away this weekend.

Well Done to our Ladies First team who got their campaign up and running with a fine win on the road v North Kildare on Thursday evening. The Hills CC made 172 in their 30 overs and bowled North Kildare out for 120 runs! Great effort to Ciara and her very supportive squad of players.

Special mention to to Milverton National School who got off to winning ways Thursday morning against local rivals from Skerries Realt Na Mara in a very exciting game at the Vineyard this morning, Well done Guys!

THCC

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Freddie And The Wickets!

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Freddie Klokker will be working hard with our two young wicketkeepers Mark Donegan & Colm Cuineen this coming season.  They both have very bright futures and with Freddie’s input into their continuous coaching it will only enhance their learning and they will continue to achieve as they progress in the game of Cricket within The Hills CC.  Best of luck lads!

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Happy Klokker Day!

As The Dave Clark 5 once said! ” BOOM! BOOM! I’m feeling  glad all over, I’m feeling BOOM BOOM glad all over. What a spectacle to witness in The Vineyard today! an occasion many will remember for the rest of their lives. “Where were you the day Freddie hit 161 and beat Jeremy Brays 155 record” Freddie’s 2n highest fist grade score, as great an innings he has played.   A great performance all around from the team to kick off the 2016 season. Once again we have to thank our superb ground staff and phenomenal Support,  you guys ROCK!!! THCC !!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyxA0fPlHUY   (Go on play it a least 5 times and tell me you’re feeling BOOM BOOM! Glad all over!) THCC

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The Hills announce exciting Danish Link Up

 

A Message from our Chairman,

After quite a bit of research within the cricket community during our Planning phase, a unanimous view prevailed that a programme to overcome the gaps that currently exist within the club structure is necessary, one of the programmes we agreed would be to explore a link with the Danish Cricket Association!

Following discussions with people involved within the club and are own personal experiences over the last couple of seasons it was agreed that the objective of this programme should be:

  •  To work in partnership with the relevant people (within the Danish Cricket Association)
  •  To implement an organised Development Programme for talented players from Denmark to play within The Hills Cricket Club, on the best grass wickets on the island of Ireland which will enable them to enhance their talent, technical and tactical abilities they have already developed.

In order to achieve this objective The Hills Cricket Club in partnership with Danish Cricket will develop The Programme which aims:

  •  To identify, develop and evaluate players who would play at the required level in our Division 1 league with our 1st team.
  • To enable emerging talent within Denmark cricket, the chance to develop all of their capacities to their full potential by playing with our 2nd team also to further develop playing on grass wickets, these players maybe some of your younger squad members who might be on regional squads within your country!
  •  To provide all players that come over to The Hills Cricket Club with a more challenging level of training and development, breaking the training down as we do in WHOLE- PART-WHOLE method which further enhances Learning by doing!
  •  To provide the players with the opportunity to train in structured and quality environment, this has been an area which we as a club have identified as crucial for success…….Good Planning/Organisational and Implementation within our sessions is key for the future and achieving all the goals/ targets we set throughout the club.
  • To provide a higher quantity and quality of player for our Adult squads and Youth squads, representative and international sides.
  •  To improve the quality of players Adult(Male/Female) and (Boys /Girls) across all levels of the game of cricket within our club through your players linking in with our Coaches to provide quality Coaching sessions through creating a good learning environment for all to develop both players and coaches.
  • To provide and formalise a link with Denmark which potentially could see an exchange programme for Coaching workshops with our Coaches and your Coaches coming together to learn further from each other,plus the full use of our state of the art facilities to enable you to have International squad sessions which would enable you to train and eat at the venue, which would be very beneficial.

In addition bringing underage squads on tour within Denmark and obviously bringing squads from your country over to The Hills Cricket Club which would see them play games and to take part in Coaching sessions with our senior panel of Coaches!

It is our belief that The Hills Cricket Club’s merging with the Danish Cricket Association would be of huge benefit to both parties. It would have a very positive and long lasting effect on the Development of Cricket in our club. The future will see continual standards rise and will eventually result in a higher standard of player playing within the club…at Rep. level/Intl level and also at our grassroots level which is really important to sustain our club in the future.

We look forward to this link with Danish Cricket for many years to come.

Yours in Cricket,

Kind Regards,

Paul Smyth,

Chairman of The Hills Cricket Club.

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