ODI Cricket, Malahide

This sold-out international cricket match between Ireland and England took place in Malahide and involved 5 weeks of a site build just to make it happen. With 10,000 people attending, they all needed somewhere to sit so a large amount of temporary grandstand seating was brought in. The event also involved a significant amount of planning from a crowd safety & circulation perspective too. 

We worked with Cricket Ireland and Fingal County Council for months in the run up to the event, completing the full Licensing Process even though, as a sporting event, it was technically exempt. Both Fingal and ourselves were keen to maintain that standard of consultation and planning as best-practice. 

It's a significant level of planning and management for a one-day sporting event. 

It was an amazing spectacle on the day and the audience revelled in having an international sporting contest in their backyard. 

The Challenge

There was a large build element to this event, with a large number of temporary demountable structures being brought in as well as SKY broadcasting live & the infrastructure that accompanies that. It also sold out early, so the crowds were big.

Our Solution

We worked with Cricket Ireland to get the event through Licensing and to produce EMPs to the standard expected by Fingal County Council. We then managed the safety during build & break as well as on the day of the match.

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The Result

10,000 people attended an international sporting event in Malahide Cricket Club. The event was broadcast live on SKY Television with a worldwide audience in the millions. The build & break periods were key to this one being a success.

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We worked with Cricket Ireland to get the event through Licensing and to produce EMPs to the standard expected by Fingal County Council. We then managed the safety during build & break as well as on the day of the match.

What we did

We engaged with Cricket Ireland and Fingal County Council very early on in the process for this one. It always looked like being a sell-out so we knew early what level of infrastructure and planning would be required. 

Opting to go through the full Licensing process meant set timelines and deadlines for various elements within the planning stages. This worked well in that it kept the flow of information from client to ourselves constant in order to inform the EMP drafts and statutory meetings etc. 

We provided:

  • Build & Break safety supervision
  • Risk Assessment
  • Licence Application
  • Safety Officer
  • Crowd Consultancy
  • Crowd Flow Analysis

10,000 people attended an international sporting event in Malahide Cricket Club. The event was broadcast live on SKY Television with a worldwide audience in the millions. The build & break periods were key to this one being a success.

What we did

We worked very closely with both Cricket Ireland and Fingal County Council to bring this one to life. We all worked well as a team and liaised as one party then with all the other key stakeholders, including An Garda Siochana, Malahide Cricket Club and multiple suppliers. 

Volunteer Ireland came on board also to help manage and staff the entry / ticket-processing element of the event. 

The result was a n internationally televised international sporting event held in the north county Dublin village of Malahide. It was superb showcase event for what can be achieved when the right combination of parties come together in the right spirit. 

Cricket Ireland brought Safe Events on board to look after the licensing and Event Management Planning for the One Day International Cricket match between Ireland and England in Malahide. They worked closely with ourselves in Fingal County Council and all stakeholders to ensure the event was safe and successful. 

Mags, in particular, was invaluable during the entire process, ensuring all elements of the build and break were conducted safely. Having such an experienced Safety Officer oversee the whole thing takes the pressure off.

As usual, Safe Events delivered for us.

Paul Barnes
Events Officer
Fingal County Council