Heritage Week – A History of Cricket in County Galway

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 23 Aug 2017
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Ballinasloe Library
Location: Event Centre

Event Description

For Heritage Week we are looking at Ireland’s first Cricket Club – Ballinasloe! How the game developed in County Galway as a popular rural pastime with many villages fielding both cricket and hurling players with ‘dual stars’ interchanging between both codes, thus dismissing the elitist myth surrounding the game.

Steve Dolan of the Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna will give the talk and it promises to be fascinating, with some scoresheets from the 1924 Tristane v Killure Super-League clash on display…

2:30pm Wednesday.