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165 years later, cricket returns to Durrow

To mark the rediscovery of a journal which documented the long extinct cricket club, the Laois town hosted a cricket roadshow.

YESTERDAY, SCHOOLCHILDREN FROM Durrow and neighbouring, Abbeyleix, in County Laois heralded the return of Cricket to the village green.

The ‘Marquee Roadshow’ was prompted by the discovery in a builder’s skip of a journal which documented activities of the town’s Ashbrook Union Cricket Club between 1846 and 1848.

Under 19 internationals, Shane Getkate and Barry McCarthy pitched in with some help along with Dick Forrest of Leprechaun’s Cricket Club.

The book will be put up for auction next Wednesday, 7 March.

165 years later, cricket returns to Durrow
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    View from the wicket.
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    Andrew Leonard teaching some batting skills to kids.
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    Local Garda scores runs off bowler, Barry McCarthy.
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    Durrow National School fill the batting order.
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    Dick Forrest prepares the crease.
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    We could DEFINITELY hit this cake for six.
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    Still not out.
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