Pictured at the match was Eoin Birch, age 11, Balbriggan CC, Katie Gavin, age 12, Hills CC, Mayor of Fingal Daragh Butler and Holly Smyth, age 13, Hills CC.
Pic Orla Murray/ Ark Photography
This historical match was the first reference to cricket being played in the North County and one of the first references to cricket being played in Ireland. In honour of the 1829 match, the two clubs held a ‘friendly’ on the lawn in the demesne overlooking the castle and the sea beyond. The weather was on their side and offered spectacular views for those in attendance.