Welcome to the St. Mary’s College, Rathmines – Cricket Archive
This archive relates to cricket in the school, dating back to 1898. However, according to Fr. Maher’s book, there was also a Cricket club.
The Cricket Club
In an account of the early days of the college and its past students, Jim Brennan states that for a few years prior to the foundation of the rugby club, a Past Students Cricket Club had been in existence, fielding a number of teams, with which he himself played. Unfortunately, no record of this club has come to light.
We know it did not reach senior status, because outstanding old boy cricketers like Bob Kinahan, a contemporary of Jim Brennan and captain of the School XI, had to join other clubs to gain senior competition.
Bob himself was a regular on the Leinster Cricket Club senior team.