East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party MLA Roy Beggs Jr, has highlighted the success of Carrickfergus Cricket Club to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) Minister at the Northern Ireland Assembly.
In an Assembly Question to the DCAL Minister Carál Ní Chuilín MLA, Mr Beggs asked “whether she has any plans to formally recognise the recent success of Carrickfergus Cricket Club?”
Responding to the UUP MLA, the Minister said “I am aware of the success which Carrickfergus Cricket Club achieved during the 2014 season, winning four senior trophies and a further three trophies at junior and youth level. This is a fantastic achievement for the club in a single season and I would like to congratulate everyone involved in helping the club to such a successful year.
I will recognise the club’s achievements by inviting it to the annual Celebration of Sport event which is planned to take place in Newry at the end of March.”
Roy Beggs MLA stated that “this recognition from the Minister is welcomed. The club had a remarkable season last year, winning the RSA Irish National Cup, Ulster Bank Section 1 league title, the O’Neills Ulster Shield, and the Lagan Valley Steels T20Trophy. The 2nd XI, 4th XI and Under-15s also won their respective league championships. Let’s hope the 2015 season is just as successful.”