Clontarf to host One Day International

Cricket Ireland today announced that Clontarf Cricket Club in Dublin will stage the One Day International with Australia in 2010.

The fixture will be played on Thursday June 17, and Clontarf President Roger McGreal was understandably delighted at being awarded the game.

Mr McGreal said: "This is a wonderful opportunity for our club to showcase Irish cricket, and I’m sure all our members will rise to the occasion. We have carried out major improvements to the ground over the past year and have increased capacity at the venue."

The venue is no stranger to hosting high-profile games, with West Indies playing Bangladesh during the 1999 World Cup.

South Africa and the West Indies have also played Ireland at the picturesque venue in recent years.

Cricket Ireland Chief Executive Warren Deutrom is anticipating another exciting clash saying , “Following the huge success of the RSA Challenge one-day international at Stormont between Ireland and England, when we came to so close to overcoming the Ashes winners, we are delighted to welcome England’s Ashes opponents, Australia, to Dublin next June.”

Ireland's most recent clash with Australia came during the Super Eight phase of the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.

On Irish soil, they were Ireland's opponents during the last international game at Ormeau in 2001, while Eglinton were the hosts in 1997.

More in this Section

Tipperary All-Ireland winner Tom Larkin passes awayTipperary All-Ireland winner Tom Larkin passes away

Thierry Henry sends message of support to Norwich kidney transplant youngsterThierry Henry sends message of support to Norwich kidney transplant youngster

Simon Jordan claims Premier League players are resisting pressure for a pay cutSimon Jordan claims Premier League players are resisting pressure for a pay cut

More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US courtMore FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court


As online retailers report record sales in loungewear, classic cuffed sweatpants have become a hot ticket item. Already a go-to look for off-duty celebs, the humble sweatsuit cemented its status when Tom Ford showed 80s-inspired grey marl sportswear pieces in his autumn winter collection earlier this year.Fashion: don't sweat it!

Seeking inspiration for all that extra time at home? Use it to discover the art of cooking and baking with your children.Fun & Food: The family that cooks together...

W E DON’T have a large amount of activities to do right now. So why not get a larger mount? If those opening lines give you a headache, don’t worry — at least you weren’t hit on the head with a mace.GameTech: Bannerlord flies the flag for escapism

Our window on the world opens wide for tonight.Homes from Mayo, Tyrone and Cork tonight on RTÉ series Home of the Year

More From The Irish Examiner