This Monday saw David O'Connor announced as the new president of Cricket Ireland, in a proud day for Fingal and North County Cricket Club in particular.
David served diligently as a councillor for almost 19 years and was Mayor of Fingal from 2015-2016, but stepped down from his role in local politics in 2018 to prepare for his new job at the helm of Irish cricket.
Speaking at the Cricket Ireland AGM, he said:
“I’m very proud to represent my club North County, Fingal and Leinster cricket by becoming President of Cricket Ireland. It will be an exciting year ahead and one which I’m looking forward to watching Irish sides – men, women and underage – at home and on the world stage.”
“While it’s indeed a great honour personally, I’m very conscious of the footsteps I’m stepping into and am delighted to be following our first-ever woman president Aideen Rice. Aideen has done a fantastic job travelling Ireland and the world to represent us all. She had a lovely style and panache about her, she threw herself fully into the role. It was particularly great she was there for our women cricketers, and I hope I can continue to represent all cricketers - international and local - across Ireland as well as Aideen did.”
Everyone at North County wishes David the very best in his new role.