BUILDING A DIVERSE COMMUNITY THROUGH SPORT
140 YEARS OF SPORT AT MOYLENA
Muckamore Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club was established in 1874 by York Street Flax Spinning Company. For the next 100 years it was to remain a foundation stone of a small village community. It is now one of the premier clubs in Northern Cricket Union (NCU) - having previously won both the Senior Cup and the Senior League.
The Clubs approach has been to promote a thriving youth programme with the introduction of our own qualified Youth Coaches. This has enhanced and invigorated the club. We also have our resident tennis coach Ryan Gamble encouraging and developing both youth and adult players.
The Cricket section has grown from 2 to 6 senior teams with weekend play, 2 mid-week teams and an ever growing Ladies section. Youth members are extensively coached and play competitive League and Cup games at various age groups.
We have members from a wide catchment area and we are delighted to have attracted a large number of Asian players who have brought their passion, knowledge and love for cricket into the club.
A few of our members have outlined their own little story and experience with becoming a member of Muckamore. We aim to show that no matter your age, race, experience, fitness etc etc there is always a place at Muckamore and the opportunity to join in with us as a growing sporting community!
The Bluebelles story
Our Muckamore ladies team only began in 2014. We are a new team but with the help and support from our coaches and the wider club support we are advancing greatly! Our team are a varied mix of backgrounds ranging from mothers and daughters to hockey players and those who were completely new to team sport! Our team ages range from 16 right up with no age barrier. We get together on Thursday evenings for practice and have a good giggle at each other as well as supporting and aiding each other. We play Sunday matches against other teams from across Northern Ireland - and usually have McFlurries en route home if we win!