Templepatrick Cricket Club and Ballyclare High School
By Ballyclare High School on 19 October, 2023
There has been a long tradition of partnership between Ballyclare High and Templepatrick Cricket Club. A large number of our pupils train and play for Templepatrick and the club use our facilities during the season.
Colin Morrow Chairman of Templepatrick Cricket Club states “Templepatrick Cricket Club are delighted to provide a donation to Ballyclare High School to assist in upgrading the schools cricketing facilities. At the start of the 2023 season TCC renewed their artificial mat at the Cloughan, giving the opportunity to gift the existing mat to the school and make a financial contribution to upgrade Hollinger Park as well as the wicket located behind the school – resulting in three quality pitches in close proximity for both the school and the club’s use.
The school and club have always had a close relationship, with many past and present pupils being active members of TCC. The hard work from both parties in developing young cricketers on and off the pitch will only be fortified by the enhanced cricketing amenities and further strengthen our relationship.”
Dr Rainey added ‘We are delighted to be able to upgrade our cricket facilities and are very grateful to Templepatrick Cricket Club for their generous financial input. Our long-standing partnership continues to benefit not only our pupils but serves our local community through provision for cricket coaching, playing and competition. I have no doubt we will all continue to enjoy the myriad of benefits this brings.”