There is an incredibly rich history of cricket in the county of Carlow dating back nearly two centuries. The first recorded game of County Carlow Cricket Club was played at Avondale in 1823. According to Dublin histories, 1831 is the founding date of County Carlow Cricket Club. It was defunct in 1982 and re-establised in 2011 making through steady growth. 


First Recorded game of County Carlow Cricket Club at Avondale


Horace Rochfort and other Carlow players in Phoenix side which plays first international game in Liverpool


Carlow College Cricket Club established and defeat County


County Carlow Cricket Club closed down its door


The resettled Rohingya refugees from Burma re-established Carlow Cricket Club

'Ladies Cricket in Carlow'

There is some evidence to suggest that ladies cricket has been played in Carlow for more than a century. We know definitely that ladies cricket was played in the 1930’s but it was not until comparatively recently that a ladies club side was established and the first formal game played. In both Bagenalstown and Carlow the ladies have been interested spectators, scorers and loyal supporters, so they decided to play as well!

Our Home Ground

Cricket returns to Carlow College, St. Patrick’s which is now home to the club. Both the college and the club signed agreement welcoming cricket to the beautiful ground at the college.

Policies & Code of Conducts

Code of Conduct 2024

This Code of Conduct has been adopted by Carlow Cricket Club Committee to provide a clear description of the behaviour expected of all members, parents, supporters, and volunteers. Respectful behaviour towards each other is a cornerstone of our club’s culture. Failure to adhere to this Code of Conduct may result in a formal complaint being lodged to the Club Committee, and the initiation of the Club’s Discipline Policy.

Complaints Policy 2024

Carlow Cricket Club recognises that from time to time, the relationships between some of its stakeholders may become strained such that intervention is required to achieve resolution of conflicts, disputes or differences. This policy sets out the steps for raising and dealing with concerns and complaints.

Discipline Policy 2024

The following was approved Discipline Policy adopted by Carlow Cricket Club. The policy will be reviewed prior to the commencement of the cricket season 2025. The policy has been developed in accordance with the guidance laid out by Sport Ireland and Cricket Leinster. The Discipline Policy will be operated by the club in accordance with the ‘Spirit of Cricket’ and ‘The Laws Of Cricket’ This policy shall apply to all league, cup, representative and junior matches played and, in any activity, event and representation of Carlow Cricket club by members and including participants, volunteers, coaches, parents/guardians, referees, officials, visiting clubs and other personnel acting on behalf of the club.

Team Selection Policy 2024

The purpose of the policy is to provide a description of the process by which our club teams are selected for matches in the Cricket Leinster Open Competitions. The policy aims to provide the foundation for a clear, fair and consistent approach to team selection, and to enhance co-operation and understanding within our club. This Team Selection Policy has been approved by the Club Committee following engagement with a representative group of players, as agreed at our club’s EGM in late 2023.

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