Why Railway Union Cricket Club
Our Sponsors (6):
RAILWAY UNION SPORTS CLUB:
Why Sponsor Us?
Established in 1904, Railway Union Sports Club is a family friendly multi-sports club which promotes and fosters the enjoyment of sports and social activities. We are guided by our commitment to inclusiveness, respectfulness, fairness and participation. Our vision is to provide sporting facilities which promote fun and friendship for everyone.
The club has a flexible approach to sponsorship, with perks ranging from but are not limited to:
- logo & link on social media posts and websites pages, to an audience of roughly 1,090,000 annually
- physical advertisement on club assets, providing exposure to players and spectators which will also be advertised through our social media
- opportunities to advertise at club events, to an audience wider than our existing membership base
- invites to community events
Alternative/supplementary perks can be arranged through negotiation dependent on the level of sponsor commitment, budget and your business objectives.
We are committed to giving you and your company the exposure and promotion you deserve. We recognise that without your support many of our club members would not be enjoying their sport at the weekend!
Contact us now to find out more and explore what Railway Union Cricket Club can offer!
With around 120 players over our teams, of both male and female, our audience is vast - expanding to family members, friends and other spectators at the club. Not only is this audience large for matches but also on social media as discussed below.
As a club we understand the importance and power of social media today, and utilise social media regularly to build brand awareness - which we will do for our sponsors too.
Our most popular platform is currently Twitter, with over 2,100 followers on this platform alone.
We look forward to growing this further over the coming seasons!
We foster a collaborative approach and welcome all, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or ability and we offer a wide and alongside cricket also offer a diverse range of sporting activities, such as:
- Lawn Bowls
We aspire to continue growing the club, making cricket more accessible to the community. It would be extremely exciting if we could raise enough funds to grow the youth section further, raising the chances of young players reaching a higher standard of cricket with more coaching available.
Railway Union CC opened on Valentine Whelan’s dairy farm, Park Avenue, Sandymount, in 1904 and played Leinster Senior League from introduction in 1919.
Relegation to junior ranks in 1930 was followed by return to senior in 1945 through the work of Kyrie Tanham, Louis Sumerling, Leonard Amoroso Senior and Billy Whelan. Derek Scott captained the first Senior League winners in 1960, and Edgar Pigot repeated the success in 1962. Brendan O’Brien captained the first Cup winners in 1967.
Junior teams won several trophies but major success again eluded the 1st XI until Kenny Carroll’s team of 2006 won the Irish Senior Cup, Dublin Grass Machinery League, Alan Murray T20 Cup and Section B of the Senior League. Australian-born Irish captain, Trent Johnston, joined in 2007 and captained the 2010 Cup-winners. Youth coaching through the 1990s, led by Brian Donnelly, with David P Carroll, bore fruit in the more recent successes.
Violet Tanham started the women’s team in the 1940s. Capped women internationals at Railway include: Heather Whelan 54 caps, Jill Whelan 51, Catherine O’Neill 42, Clare O’Leary 38, Nikki Squire 37 and Lara Molins 7. Brendan O’Brien leads the all-time Leinster batting statistics with 21,765 runs/705 games 43 seasons from 1959.