CLONTARF

  • Captain: Andrew Poynter
  • Players In: Fionn Hand, PJ Moor
  • Young Players to watch: Ben McCabe, David Vincent, John McNally, Aaron McGeehan

Clontarf have Zimbabwean Test player PJ Moor (pictured right) in their ranks, while he is joined by his Munster Reds interprovincial team mate Fionn Hand at Castle Avenue.

The duo will certainly strengthen all areas of the side, and in the T20 game which will dominate the first part of the season, both have the power to take games away from the opposition very quickly.

Former Irish international Andrew Poynter will be captain, and with his nous and coaching qualifications is certain to want to continue and develop the youth talent at the club.

If David Delany can stay fit, the pace bowling looks potent, with Mick Granger also expected to play a major part.

Eoghan Delany and Robert Forrest offer talent and experience, and if the club can get the blend right, then it could be an exciting campaign for the club.

"All at Castle Avenue are very excited for the 2021 season after a tough winter for everyone in the country," said club spokesperson Connor Darcy.

"We welcome Fionn Hand and PJ Moor to the club. Both have fitted straight in and are already proving to be fantastic role models for our youth players.

"Ben McCabe and David Vincent found their feet really well in 2020 and we look forward to some further excellent displays from them in 2021 as now established first team players.

"Along with John McNally who performed extremely impressively for such a young man in his 1st XI appearances last season, the likes of Aaron McGeehan, Andre Ryan, Niall Cox and Luke Thomson are making great progress and we look forward to seeing more from them in 2021.

"Hopefully we will be in a position to offer all of our visitors a warm welcome to Castle Avenue in 2021."

Clontarf start the season (Mon June 7th) with an away day trip to The Mardyke to face Cork County.