NEWS AND EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN 2017
Our Pres Tom Markham receiving the Pop Sparks Plate From Pop's Nephew Michael after retaining the trophy for another year against CYM Terenure
Our Special Walnutter is back row 1st on the right. Lost none of his looks or charm!
A very successful trip across the water to visit Sunset CC in Exeter. 17 Guys in the Touring Party. Sunset CC a lovely club with a great group of lads. Lost the game but hopefully won many friends.
We have a group of 16 plus making a trip to Germany to play matches against Berlin CC and Havel CC at the end of June 2014
The Minor Cup Team have progressed to the semi-final after 2 great wins over Civil Service 4ths and Garda. Both very tightly contested matches but the Walnuts terrific bowling winning out on both occasions
LETS GET BEHIND OUR GUYS IN THE SEMI-FINAL AND GIVE THEM OUR FULL SUPPORT
THIS IS OUR FIRST TIME TO ENTER THIS COMPETITION AND ALL CREDIT TO COXSY AND GRAHAMO AND ALL THE LADS
OUR GOOD FRIENDS IN GUTTSTA AND LODI HAVE ISSUED INVITATIONS TO US TO TRAVEL OVER TO THEM THIS SEASON 2012 BUT UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO TAKE THEM UP ON THEIR GRACIOUS OFFER.
HOPEFULLY NEXT YEAR 2013 WE WILL BE IN A BETTER SITUATION TO AVAIL OF THE OFFERS.
WE WISH BOTH GUTTSTA AND LODI WELL IN THEIR SEASON.
TRIP TO NOTTINGHAM AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY 2011
20 HOPEFUL SOULS BOUYED BY THEIR FIRST AWAY WIN IN SWEDEN IN 2010 WILL TRAVEL TO NOTTINGHAM AT THE END OF JULY TO PLAY A MATCH AGAINST TOTON AND BEESTON SYCAMORE CC. WE WILL ALSO TAKE IN A DAY AT THE TEST MATCH BETWEEN ENGLAND AND INDIA.
A GOOD TRIP IS EXPECTED AS USUAL. OUR HOST SIDE APPEAR TO BE VERY LIKEMINDED AND AN ENJOYABLE WEEKEND IS ON THE CARDS.
UMPIRE COURSE 2011
Once again Alan Tuffrey is hosting The Leinster Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association ECB ACO level 1 course . The venue is to be decided but most likely to be in Malahide C.C. It is a very informative and excellent course and anyone interested should contact Alan Tuffrey. I believe the course starts in January 2011.
See their link on our Players / Members page.
30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WALNUT TAVERNERS 1980 - 2010
This season of 2010 will mark our 30th year as a taverner side. It was in the Summer of 1980 that a small group of Past Pupils decided to form a fledgling Taverner Team and play against some local sides. Some of those founding members are thankfully still with us today and we also play against some of those same teams that were on our very first fixture list way back in 1980. ( See Club History Page )
TOUR TO SWEDEN FOR THE MIDNIGHT CUP TOURNAMENT JULY 2010:
WELL. WHAT A GREAT TRIP.
15 HAPPY, EXHAUSTED WALNUTS ARRIVED BACK TO DUBLIN CLUTCHING SOME SILVERWARE.
UNFORTUNATELY NOT THE MIDNIGHT CUP BUT THE RUNNERS UP TROPHY AFTER PLAYING 2 VERY HARD TIGHT MATCHES.
OUR GROUP OF 16 CUT SHORT TO 15 AFTER A CRUEL PIECE OF MISFORTUNE TO OUR TRIP ORGANISER MOWLDSY ON THE EVE OF DEPARTURE MEANT HE COULD NOT TRAVEL WITH US TO EXPERIENCE THE WONDERFUL OCCASION AND HOSPITALITY OF GUTTSTA CC.
WE ARRIVED IN STOCKHOLM ON THE THURSDAY AND QUICKLY SET ABOUT SEEING THE SIGHTS THAT EVENING. AFTER OUR VISIT TO THE ICEBAR, "MOST OF US" CALLED IT AN NIGHT AND RETURNED TO THE SHERATON HOTEL IN ANTICIPATION FOR OUR 2 HOUR COACH TRIP UP TO KOHLSWA AND OUR MATCH AGAINST THE MIGHTY WANDERERS OF LONDON WITH A START TIME OF 12. NOON THE NEXT DAY.
JOSEPH AND THE GUYS AT GUTTSTA HAD ARRANGED SOME LOCAL MEDIA RADIO AND SWEDISH TELEVISION STATION SVTV2 TO BE PRESENT TO RECORD A PIECE FOR THEIR SPORTS EDITIONS. (SEE BELOW FOR LINKS)
A WIN AGAINST THE MIGHTY WANDERERS WAS NOT TO BE THOUGH.
THIS TEAM HAD TRAVELLED TO SWEDEN BEFORE AND HAD WON THE MIDNIGHT CUP ON THEIR 2 PREVIOUS SOJURNS SO THEY WERE A STRONG FOCUSED SIDE AND ALTHOUGH WE PLAYED WITH GREAT HEART AND TACTICAL SKILL AND AT TIMES SEEMED TO BE VERY CLOSE IT WAS ONE MAN WHO MADE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINNING AND LOSING AND HE PUT UP A TERRIFIC KNOCK FOR THE WANDERERS.
UNDAUNTED AND WITH GREAT FIRED UP SPEECHES FROM OUR CAPTAIN GRAHAMO WHO SET AN ATTACKING FIELD AFTER WE HAD PUT UP 124 AGAINST GUTTSTA, WE CURTAILED THE SWEDISH SIDE TO 70 PLUS RUNS TO WIN THE MATCH.
GUTTSTA CC ARE A GREAT SIDE WITH SUPERB BOWLERS AND IT WAS NO SHOCK TO SEE THEM GIVING THE MIGHTY WANDERERS A VERY CLOSE MATCH ON THE FINAL DAY. THEY WERE REALLY UNFORTUNATE TO LOSE BY JUST 13 RUNS.
THE MIDNIGHT CUP IS A WONDERFUL COMPETITION WITH TEAMS FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES PARTICIPATING IN A VERY FRIENDLY BUT COMPETITIVE FASHION. THE HOST SIDE WICKED CC GUTTSTA ARE A MARVELLOUS CLUB WITH DEDICATED MEMBERS AND A WONDERFUL GROUND KEPT IN TIP TOP CONDITION BY HASSE. THE HOSPITALITY FROM JOSEPH AND NAVEEN AND STEFAN AND ALL THE GUYS FROM GUTTSTA WAS VERY WELCOMING AND OUR STAY AT THE KOHLSWA HERRGARD HOTEL FOR THAT WEEKEND WAS A DELIGHT. THANK YOU SUSAN.
WE RETURNED TO STOCKHOLM AND THE SHERATON ON LATE SUNDAY EVENING. SOME OF THE TROOPS IN A POOR STATE OF REPAIR. TREVOR (TOE BUSTED) GEORGE AND GRAHAM (MOSSIE BITES) AND OUR DIETERY NEEDS CHANGING FROM REINDEER AND OSTRICH TO MACDONALDS!
EVERYONE ENJOYED OUR FREE DAY IN STOCKHOLM ON THE TUESDAY BEFORE OUR COURT SESSION AND FINALLY OUR GALA DINNER AND AWARDS CEREMONY THAT EVENING IN THE HOTEL.
GREAT CREDIT GOES TO OUR CAPTAIN GRAHAM FOR MAKING GOOD TACTICAL ON FIELD DECISIONS AND MAKING SURE ALL 15 PLAYED AND PLAYED TO THEIR BEST. WITHOUT SINGLING ANYONE OUT IN PARTICULAR FOR EVERYONE PLAYED THEIR PART BUT THERE WAS SOME TERRIFIC BOWLING, SPECTACULAR CATCHING IN THE FIELD AND REAL DOGGED BATTING WHEN WE NEEDED TO DIG DEEP. SO WELL DONE TO ALL THE TEAM:
GRAHAM / ANDY / ARTHUR / GEORGE / CYRIL / TREVOR / ROLY / AL / DAVE / COLIN / SEAN / COXSY / FITZY / JOHN / PHILIP
OUR FLIGHT BACK HOME TO DUBLIN ON TUESDAY WAS AN UNREMARKABLE AFFAIR. NO BAGS LOST OR LEFT IN COPENHAGEN! (SEE CREE/WHELAN)
FOR MOST OF US THIS WAS OUR FIRST TASTE OF SWEDEN. I KNOW THAT MANY WOULD LIKE TO RETURN AND IF GUTTSTA CC WANTS US BACK IN FUTURE TOURNAMENTS I AM SURE WE WILL BE BACK.
TV CLIP ON SWEDISH TV2: http://svtplay.se/v/2064829/cricket
RADIO CLIP ON SVERIGESRADIO: on this page, if you select the third from bottom link "11.30 - 12.00" a little audio player should pop up and at about 11 minutes into the clip you can hear the radio show that was recorded in Guttsta, including an interview with a certain Mr. Colin McKeon and some advice from a Mr. Arthur Dunne at the end!!
TERENURE COLLEGE 150TH YEAR CELEBRATIONS
A GREAT DAY FOR OUR VINTAGE CRICKET MATCH. WE HAD ALL THE INGREDIENTS REQUIRED FOR A VERY SPECIAL DAY.
22 PLUS, HIRSUTE, SPRIGHTLY, WELL TAILORED GENTLEMEN OF INDEFINEABLE AGES SHOWING THEIR "SKILLS" AT BAT AND BALL.
THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT. THE SUN SHONE THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND EVENING AND WITH NO BETTER OPPOSITION THAN ARTHUR'S KNIGHTS FOR COMPANY THE" EVENING "LASTED WELL INTO THE NIGHT!
THE ATTENDENCE OF TRENT JOHNSTON AND KEVIN O'BRIEN WHO PERFORMED A TRAINING SESSION DURING THE INTERVAL WITH SOME OF THE LOCAL YOUNGSTERS ADDED TO THE OCCASION .
A SPECIAL THANKS HAS TO GO TO ALL THE WIVES AND FRIENDS WHO DRESSED UP IN VICTORIAN SPLENDOUR AND LOOKED ABSOLUTLEY STUNNING. IT GAVE THE ENTIRE PROCEEDINGS A TRUE VICTORIAN FEEL AND WITH OUR OFFICIAL UMPIRE THE RT.HON. D.J MOWLDS, LOOKING RESPLENDENT IN YELLOW, HOW COULD THE WALNUTS LOSE!!
IT IS A SHAME THAT WE WILL ALL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL ANOTHER 150 YEARS TO REPEAT THE OCCASION!
IT WAS GREAT TO SEE SUCH A CARNIVAL ATMOSPHERE WITH ALL THE ACTIVITIES TAKING PLACE IN THE COLLEGE.
WELL DONE TO FR. MICHAEL AND ALL HIS TEAM THAT HANDLED THE CENTENARY YEAR PROJECTS.
THE INAUGURAL VINTAGE PLATE RESIDES WITH THE WALNUTS AFTER A GREAT WIN AGAINST THE KNIGHTS.
HAPPILY IT IS ADDING TO OTHER SILVERWARE WON THIS SEASON
146 PHOTOS OF THE EVENT CAN BE VIEWED ON THE fLICKR LINK ON THE PHOTOS'S PAGE BUT JUST TO GIVE A GLIMPSE OF THE DAY GO TO THE SITE BELOW:
MAY WE WISH THE CARMELITE COMMUNITY AND STAFF AND INDEED ALL THE PUPILS BOTH PAST AND PRESENT CONGRATULATIONS ON THEIR 150TH ANNIVERSARY.
BURSARY FOR THE SCHOOLS CRICKET TEAMS
We have initiated a Special Annual Bursary to begin next season (April/May 2010) to coincide with the 150th Anniversary.
The Irish Cricket Team has taken Cricket in Ireland to a new Level in the past few years and has given great prominence to the game throughout Ireland. We should endeavour to help The College in as many ways possible to help the great cricketing spirit that Fr. Grace RIP and now Fr. Eoin has generated in the school.
PRESIDENTS GOLF DAY
A terrific day was had by one and all at The Grange. Some "Well Balanced" 3 balls arranged by Sean led to a very close finish. Al Ryan came away with 1st place just edging out Ian Cox in 2nd place with Paul Goddard coming in a close third. Great thanks also to Paul and Al Ryan for arranging the venue. We all decamped to The Castle Inn for a meal later that evening. This is our third Walnut Golf outing albeit on an irregular basis and the general concensus is that we should make it an annual event.
Another great day and night at The Grange Golf Club. The weather although inclement at times did not dampen the enthusiasm of the 12 doughty golfers competing for the Presidents prize.
Mr. Ian Cox had a terrific round and topped the group to win the coveted prize. M/s Jenny Coyle took the best guest award.
Thanks again go to Paul and Al Ryan in arranging the venue. The annual golf day is fast becoming a positive event in the Walnut Season.
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WALNUTS VICTORIOUS IN VICTORY. LOOK AT THOSE SMILES IN THE FRONT ROW! WE WIN BACK THE POP SPARKS PLATE TO ADD TO OUR OTHER SILVERWARE THIS YEAR. IT'S BACK WHERE IT BELONGS. GOOD ON YA GUYS.
Paddy is caught red handed with Tom's MOM wine. He returned to the scene of the crime in a blatant show of can't be arsed!
WALNUTS V CYM 2016
Marty. Paul. Paddy. Peadar. Mike. Donners.
Pat. Mark. Stephen. Georgie. Tom. Eddie.
Walnut Taverners Tourists to St.Tropez Sept 2017
Back Row: Dave. Henry. Liam. Tom D. John. Graham. Pres.Tom. Frank. Gerry. Trevor. Sean. Ciaran
Front Row: Tom M. Pat. Philip. Cyril. Joe Bob. - Missing in photo Eric.
THREE GENERATIONS OF WALNUTS
MATCH AGAINST OUR OLD GOOD FRIENDS FROM LEINSTER CC TAVERNERS FRIDAY JULY 22NDM CYRIL MOM
GAME AGAINST MERRION TAVERNERS 8/07/16. VERY ENJOYABLE GAME AND AFTERS WITH FRANK AND THE MERRION LADS
THE LEGEND THAT IS MR. GEORGE CREE IN 1955
THE WALNUTS TOUR TO VIS CROATIA AGAINST THE SIR WILLIAM HOSTE CC VIS - GREAT MEMORIES AND GREAT FUN SEPT 2016
Walnut Taverners v Terenure Terriers CYM Terenure for the Pop Sparks Plate June 17th 2016
The Walnuts V Nure RFC Great Fun. Great Banter and a Great night all round. Closely run game to the end with Nure RFC victorious. Well done All
MOM TOM MOSSISSEYS BOTTLE OF HARD EARNED WINE GOES MISSING. PHIL AND PAT ARE THE LAST PEOPLE SEEN WITH THE MISSING BOTTLE! PHOTO SEEMS (ALLEGEDLY) TO SHOW PAT CONCOCTING A DEVIOUS PLAN WHILE PHIL SCRATCHES HIS HEAD IN DISBELIEF. PHIL WONDERS AFTER A BOTTLE OF BULMERS WOULD TOM EVEN REMEMBER HE WON THE MOM??
ITS A SAD END TO THE NIGHT AND SEAN WILL NOW HAVE ALL MOM BOTTLES OF WINE PADLOCKED.
MATCH AGAINST NORTH KILDARE TAVERNERS FRIDAY JULY 15TH AND TOM MOM AGAIN!!!!
EDDIE PRESENTS MARK WITH MOM
WALNUTS WIN BACK THE VINTAGE PLATE AGAINST ARTHURS KNIGHTS IN GRIM CONDITIONS JULY 1ST 2016