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Club History

Church of Ireland Young Men’s Society, CIYMS, has its origins in a basement beside City Hall where it started life as a soup kitchen providing meals for Belfast’s poor.

We moved out to our current site at Belmont after a benefactor bought the land for sports pitches and to provide opportunities for people to get into sport.

As the name suggests the initial focus was on young men from the Church of Ireland, but we are now a proud inclusive club of members across all faiths and genders.

We the Cricket Club are just one section amongst many with Rugby, Hockey, Tennis, Squash, Bridge, Badminton and amateur dramatics all proudly operating under the CIYMS banner, contributing to a thriving social scene around the club and in our bar.

Throughout our history we have had a great focus on family, community and providing opportunities for everyone to get involved in the great game of Cricket.