CRICKET PLAYER | IRELAND, LEINSTER & RAILWAY UNION | ALL-ROUNDER
A national hero from his various cricketing exploits Kevin is from a large family of sporting success. His father Brendan was a captain of cricket Ireland and a Shelbourne footballer, his sister Ciara played over 200 times for the Irish hockey side, and his 3 elder brothers all had impressive careers in both hockey and cricket for railway union.
Kevin holds the world record for the fastest century ever scored at a World Cup, coming from 50 balls against England on 2 March 2011. He was also one of the eleven cricketers to play in Ireland’s first ever Test match, against Pakistan, in May 2018, scoring the first Test century for Ireland men’s cricket and becoming the first sportsperson from Ireland to represent his country 300 times.
Previously he played for Nottinghamshire in 2009, and in 2010 was awarded a contract with Cricket Ireland, making him one of six players with a full-time contract. He has been Ireland’s vice-captain since January 2012 and was announced as an international player for the inaugural Caribbean Premier League for the 2013 season.
Kevin has plied his trade in UK, Caribbean, New Zealand and Bangladesh at various T20 Leagues and has shared a dressing room for Ireland for over a decade with older brother Niall and together they have been instrumental in Ireland’s meteoric rise.
You can often find Kevin playing golf in his spare time or coaching kids and clubs up and down the country.