It is perhaps the most visible cricket ground in the country and this week Trinity College and Leinster cricket signed a three-year strategic partnership which will see the College grounds visible from Dublin’s Dawson Street in the heart of the city put to ever greater use.
As part of the new partnership running from 2018 to 2020 initially, Trinity College will become the home ground for all Leinster Youth and Senior Representative cricket with some fixtures being played at Trinity in the 2018 season in advance of full usage from 2019 onwards.
In turn, Trinity will have access to Cricket Leinster skills and capacity to upgrade and maintain the cricket square (and outfield) to the highest standard.
Cricket Leinster will also assist Trinity to leverage its cricket facilities to secure international recruitment to the College and to foster and develop Junior Talent Academy Pathways for mutual benefit.
This is a major development for both parties which will involve an investment in excess of €40,000 over the next 3 years.
“Trinity has a proud tradition and heritage of cricket at the College with a vibrant Club on Campus,” said Matthew Dossett, Deputy Head of Sport & Recreation at Trinity College.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Cricket Leinster to support the growth and development of the sport within Trinity and throughout Leinster.”
“We are really pleased to have this opportunity to partner with Trinity College in this way,” added Cricket Leinster General Manager Philip Smith.
“College Park is an iconic venue and we look forward to playing our part in its progress as a top-class cricket centre and a natural home ground for our provincial teams.”