Every sports club today must be fully aware of its responsibilities for the health and safety of its members and of those visiting the ground. It must also have a clear plan for dealing with members’ information. And in terms of the playing of cricket itself, the club must respect the traditions of the game and ensure that matches are played in the right spirit.

Merrion Cricket Club is committed to attaining and maintaining the highest standards of governance. These standards are set out in a series of documents, starting with the Club Rules.

In order to ensure that these standards are met the club relies of volunteer members to oversee their operation but it is really down to each and every member to ensure that cricket is played in a safe environment and in accordance with the spirit of the game.

Merrion is run through a series of committees that are made up of volunteer members. The structure, and who is on the key committees, can be viewed by clicking below.

Club Rules
The Constitution

The Club Rules were last revised in July 2021.

The Club Rules can only be amended at a General Meeting of the Club on the and by a three fourths majority of those present and who are entitled to vote. No alteration in the rules can be made unless the proposed alteration has been included in the Notice sent to members.

Child Safety

Service and Principles to Safeguard Children from Harm

The Child Safeguarding Statement and Risk Assessment are required documents for sports clubs under the Children First Act 2015. Merrion is committed to ensuring all children have a safe and positive experience playing cricket in the club in accordance with the guidance provided by Cricket Ireland.

Privacy Statement
Club Privacy Statement

The Privacy Statement sets out how personal data held by the club is processed, managed and safeguarded by the club. in accordance with  General Data Protection the EU.

The Guidelines are currently being updated and when issued will reflect any new COVID-19 guidance from government.

Development Strategy

Youth Development Policy

The Youth Development Policy was previously issued in 2015. The club is currently working on a revised Development Plan for the period 2021 – 2026.

Club Accreditation
Cricket Leinster Accreditation

Merrion is fully accredited with Cricket Leinster in accordance with the current accreditation scheme. The renewal of the accreditation is next due to take place in 2021.

Health & Safety

Covid Protocols

In accordance with government policy and the guidance issued by Cricket Ireland, the process and procedures for ensuring full compliance will be set out here. The Protocols are to be agreed between Cricket Ireland and Sports Ireland.