N.C.U. Representative Recognition

Congratulations to Grosvenor Grammar School pupils Mark Johnston, Stuart Nelson, Craig Irvine and Patrick McGonigle who have been chosen to represent the Northern Cricket Union’s Under 15 and Under 13 sides respectively in their upcoming interprovincial series’.

At Under 15 level Form Four pupil Mark was selected to captain the side following participation in ten winter nets sessions held at the University of Ulster Jordanstown over the winter period.  From these sessions the initial 18 person squad was reduced to just 13 at the beginning of June, with Mark joined by fellow Grosvenor pupils Stuart and Craig, each of whose selection is made all the more impressive by the fact that, being Form Three, they have another full season to compete within the age group.  The N.C.U. Under 15s will now compete in the annual Interprovincial competition, to be held in Dublin from 25th – 27th June.

At Under 13 level second former Patrick McGonigle achieved selection following winter training sessions held at the Shankill Leisure Centre, from where thirty boys were reduced to twenty to attend further training at Wallace High School throughout the spring.  Patrick’s selection as a member of the final squad of 13 players will now see him participate in further training at B.R.A. before representing the N.C.U. against R.B.A.I. Under 15s on Friday 28th June as well as in Interprovincial matches from 2nd – 4th July. 

Well done to each of Grosvenor’s representative cricketers on their selection for their respective squads, which reflects the continued success of the sport within the school as well as the hard work carried out by staff members Andrew White, Kyle McCallan and Jonathan Young. 

All at the school wish Mark, Stuart, Craig and Patrick the best of luck when they represent the N.C.U. during June and July.




Grosvenor's representative cricketers pictured with Mr Robin McLoughlin (Headmaster), Mr Andrew White (P.E. teacher and current Irish international) and Mr Kyle McCallan (Head of Sports Studies and former Irish International)