STATEMENT BY BRENDAN RYAN TD
Labour Party Deputy for Dublin North
Thursday, 03 March 2011
Mooney Excels in Victory over Auld Enemy in Cricket World Cup
Heartiest congratulations to the Irish cricket team on their well-deserved victory over England in the Cricket World
Cup on Wednesday. This record achieving victory surpassed previous victories such as beating the West Indies in Belfast
a number of years ago and Pakistan in the 2007 world cup series.
The achievement of Kevin O’Brien in setting a record for the fastest century ever scored in a world cup series
was pivotal to the victory. He was more than ably assisted by our own Johnny Mooney and the team as a whole.
Johnny produced his best ever bowling performance for Ireland in taking four English wickets, and he will go down in
history as the batsman who scored the winning runs in the famous victory over the “auld enemy”.
Regrettably due to injury our second representative from the North County, Andre Botha, was not considered for the match.
The development of cricket in Fingal, and in Ireland, north and south, in recent years is an example of what Irish people
can achieve when they are given the opportunity and when they apply themselves to the task. The Irish cricket team has
given a sense of pride and a boost to the morale of everyone in Ireland by virtue of this victory and hopefully we can look
forward to further successes in the remainder of the tournament.
For more information contact Deputy Ryan at 086 821 6176