About Us

The beginnings of Halverstown Cricket Club are a little hazy, but the badge proudly proclaims “1885” and who are we to argue? It definitely dates back to the late 19th century and is the oldest cricket club outside Dublin in continuous existence. It has laid its wicket in many locations following its beginnings near Old Kilcullen, but has never strayed far from its roots. For the past 23 years it has been situated in one of Ireland's most beautiful cricket locations. There is a gap in the wall that surrounds the historic Harristown estate in Brannockstown, County Kildare; go through and past the understanding house owner and you will find this oasis of cricket, surrounded by fields, ancient oaks and broad leafed trees. Here on the banks of the Liffey, thanks to the generosity of the Beaumont family, Halverstown is one of just two clubs keeping cricket alive in County Kildare. The county once boasted 27 clubs – though nowhere near Kilkenny, the original heartland of Irish cricket, which fielded 50 teams in 1896! Halverstown fields three teams: Two league teams playing in the Division 13 and Division 20 of the Leinster League, and Halverstown Oaks which plays friendly fixtures and is named after the stately old trees which grace the ground. We also have an U13 team - Halverstown Acorns, that have all come through after taking part in the clubs Summer Camps.

Halverstown's crest encapsulates its history featuring the oak leaf from the Kildare crest, the Liffey on whose banks they play and its 1885 foundation date, all on a background yellow taken from the coat-of-arms of the Purcell family on whose Halverstown House grounds it started all those years ago.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you Play and Train?

Our ground is located in Brannockstown, Co. Kildare. W91 T8P3. We play and train here during the Summer months (April-September)

When do you play matches?

Most matches are generally played at the weekends, however some fixtures can be played during the week.

Do you have regular training sessions?

During the summer, we train on Thursday nights at the club from 6pm to 8pm.

How many teams do you have?

We have 2 League teams that play in Division 13 and Division 20 of Cricket Leinster. The League teams also play in T20 Cups. We have a Junior team called the Halverstown Acorns and a Social Team, the Halverstown Oaks, too.

Do I need to register to play League/Cup Cricket?

Yes, you need to register with Cricket Leinster to be eligible to play league and cup cricket for the club – www.cricketleinster.ie/register

Can I just play Socially as I’m a beginner?

Of course you can. We have a social team called the Halverstown Oaks who play many times throughout the summer.

Can new members join?

Absolutely, we’re always open to new members – both for competitive and social cricket.

How much does it cost to join your club?

Adult Membership is €50 per year

Student/U18 Membership is €25 per year

Non Playing Membership is €10 per year

Players also pay match fees for games in which they play. The fees are €10 depending per match.

What format are games?

League games are 40 over matches, and cup games T20. The format of social games vary from game to game.

What equipment do I need?

To play Cricket, ideally you need a Bat, Pads, Gloves and maybe a helmet. However, we know that these can be expensive, so if you are new to the club, you can use equipment belonging to the club until you have your own.

What facilities do you have at the ground?

Playing field with artificial pitch; training net and bowling machine; clubhouse which incorporates two dressing rooms, kitchen, kit room and toilet.

Is there official club kit?

Yes, we have available for sale, both white and coloured kit (our club colours are yellow and green). Coloured kit is required for cup matches. For 2024, league teams will wear all white – these can be club branded or not. Coloured kit will be required for all competitive cricket from 2025. Kit requirements are very relaxed for social cricket. You can talk to the Secretary or any committee member about buying kit.

Where can I find more information on your club?

Our website is www.halverstowncc.com you can also find us on all the major Social Media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can also contact the Secretary directly on 086 1613353 or stuart_conroy24@yahoo.ie

Directions to the Ground


We are about 10 km south of Naas, Co. Kildare. GPS Coordinates: 53.134006, -6.700169. 

From Dublin drive straight through Naas town heading for Kilcullen. You will come to the Kilcullen roundabout; go straight through onto the Kilcullen Road R 448.

You will pass Piper's Hill School on your left, Kilashee Hotel and eventually Fred Daly Tractors.

Next left points to Dunlavin R412 (that's about 5 km from Kilcullen roundabout).

Turn left here and proceed through Carnalway crossroads. You will pass a church on your left, a lodge and the next entrance on left between two piers is Halverstown CC. A small metal sign is positioned low down near the entrance. If you reach the Liffey" you have gone 100m too far!

Our Records

2017 Leinster Division 13 Winners

2001 Intermediate Cup Winners

1988 Leinster Division 5 Winners

2012 Dick O'Neill Cup Winners

2000 Leinster Division 8 Winners

1987 Midlands Cup Winners

2011 Leinster Division 14 Winners (2nd Team)

1992 Midlands Cup Winners

1984 Leinster Division 6 Winners

2006 Leinster Division 7 Winners

1991 Midlands Cup Winners

1980 Junior Cup Winners

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