Dublin [Ireland]: Having returned from Afghanistan series in India, Irish all-rounder Kevin O’Brien will head to Munster to run a training camp with Lismore Cricket Club, beginning April 15.
Now with more than 330 caps for Ireland, and fresh from scoring a half-century in the second innings of the recent Test match, O’Brien is looking ahead to the domestic season.
“It is great to return home after a challenging six weeks in Oman and India. There was some tough cricket on the field, but definitely one of the exciting outcomes of the tour was the emergence of some of the new players into the senior set-up – the likes of James Cameron-Dow and James McCollum – taking their chances and earning their places in the side. What this reinforced for me was the need to support the development of the game at home and help with bringing through that next generation of talent,” Cricket Ireland quoted O’Brien, as saying.
“I am delighted to be heading to Munster this Easter and work with Lismore Cricket Club through my Cricket Academy. Cricket is growing in Munster, and success on the field is following – just look at the progress Limerick made in getting to the National Cup Final last year. Being able to share my knowledge and experience to help local cricket clubs across Ireland develop is part of what I consider being able to give back to the sport that has given me so much,” he added.
Irish all-rounder’s work through his Kevin O’Brien Cricket Academy comes after his recent partnership with Monaghan Cricket Club last year. As he is excited by the prospect of engaging with the club, the visit goes far beyond just the benefit of a one-day training camp.