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Father’s Pride as Eoin Morgan becomes a World Cup Winning Captain

Published: July 18th 2019

The proud father of cricket sensation Eoin Morgan revealed his delight as he watched his son fulfil his dream of becoming a World Cup winning captain. The talented left-handed batsman has become a household name in England and Ireland after he lifted the World Cup trophy aloft at Lord’s, after their dramatic win over New Zealand.

Eoin’s father, Joe Morgan, Head Groundsman at Trinity Sport Complex shared his delight saying, “I was waiting about ten or fifteen minutes for Eoin to complete the lap of honour and make his way to us, once Eoin appeared with the medal around his neck, carrying the World Cup trophy, I was overcome with emotion. It’s a moment in time I will cherish.”

Joe relocated the family to Santry on the edge of Trinity Sport Complex when he was appointed Head Groundsman at Trinity Sport Complex in 1994. This was a turning point in 13-year old Eoin’s life as he switched clubs to Malahide and earned a scholarship to CUS.

Joe Morgan goes on to say “Eoin thrived once I accepted the role of Head Groundsman at Trinity Sport Complex and we moved the family to Santry, the stability and security of the role facilitated Eoin’s development and success in Cricket. All Eoin had to concentrate on was Cricket and school, it was a great time as Trinity Sport gave me the flexibility to travel with Eoin to his international Cricket matches.”

He continued, “We had Trinity Sport Complex as our back garden, Eoin was very much influenced by watching the Dublin GAA senior men’s team train there and go on to win an All-Ireland for the first time in 15 years in 1995.”

Commenting on whether the World Cup trophy will make it back to Trinity Sport Complex in Santry, Joe hoped “We’ll have him home soon with his World Cup medal, I would be delighted if he brought back the World Cup trophy – it was be a great homecoming!”