Replacing Aideen Rice, former Fingal County Council mayor David O’Connor becomes the new president of Cricket Ireland.
David O’Connor couldn’t hide his excitement
Speaking at the Annual General Meeting, which was on Sunday at the Ballymascanlon House in Dundalk. David O’Connor said. “I’m very proud to represent my club North County, Fingal and Leinster cricket by becoming president of Cricket Ireland. It will be an exciting year ahead, and one which I’m looking forward to watching Irish sidesmen, women, and underage at home and on the world stage.”
Admiring at immediate past President, Aideen Rice and committed to upraise her achievements. “While it’s indeed a great honor personally. I’m very conscious of the footsteps I’m stepping into and am delighted to be following our first-ever woman president Aideen Rice. Aideen has done a fantastic job, traveling Ireland and the world to represent us all.”
“She had a lovely style and panache about her, she threw herself fully into the role. It was particularly great she was there for our women cricketers. And I hope I can continue to represent all cricketers – international and local – across Ireland, as well as Aideen, did.”
Aideen Rice reflected her achievements in the last 12 months
Aideen Rice reflected her achievements in the last 12 months, “There were so many highlights from the year – for me in the role, it started with the first men’s Test Match. Just the sheer scale of everything about it – the media, the hospitality, even the match itself, it swung around as a good Test match should.
Then added with, “The two T20Is against India – two 10,000 sell-out crowds – were also great occasions. And I was, of course, delighted to be in Guyana at the World Cup to represent a women’s team on the world stage.”
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Therefore, Replacing first Women President, Aideen Rice, former Fingal County Council mayor David O’Connor becomes the new president of Cricket Ireland.