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Ireland name Academy squads Ireland name Academy squads ZZZZ5:52 amZZZZ
36 players have been named in the latest Ireland Senior and Emerging Academies for the year ahead. 21 of those are in the senior ranks, with five players gaining elevation from last year's Emerging squad.
Stirling the bedrock on which Ireland are building Stirling the bedrock on which Ireland are building ZZZZ6:00 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling has shown in recent weeks just why Ireland have signed him on a four-year deal as they make their foray into Test cricket.
Test bonanza for Ireland Test bonanza for Ireland ZZZZ8:16 pmZZZZ
Proposals in the Future Tours Programme would see Ireland playing 16 Test matches in the next cycle.
Andrew White appointed head of selectors Andrew White appointed head of selectors ZZZZ3:36 amZZZZ
Andrew White has been appointed the Chair of National Men’s Selectors as Irish cricket embarks on what is destined to be an historic 2018.
Irish Senior and National cup draws Irish Senior and National cup draws ZZZZ9:21 pmZZZZ
The draws have taken place for both the opening rounds of the Irish Senior and National Cups.
Porterfield praises efforts of Bracewell Porterfield praises efforts of Bracewell ZZZZ5:53 pmZZZZ
William Porterfield has paid tribute to John Bracewell after leading Ireland to victory over Afghanistan in the New Zealander's last match as coach.
Ireland international Robin Waters has died Ireland international Robin Waters has died ZZZZ2:22 pmZZZZ
Edward Liddle looks back on the career of Robin Waters who was capped 11 times for Ireland
Ireland name U19 World Cup squad Ireland name U19 World Cup squad ZZZZ1:57 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland have named their 15-man squad for next month’s Under 19 World Cup in New Zealand, keeping faith with the players that secured qualification.
Under 15 and 17 winter training squads named Under 15 and 17 winter training squads named ZZZZ2:00 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland have named both their Under 15 and 17 winter training squads ahead of a busy schedule in 2018.
Trio of resignations from Lightning Trio of resignations from Lightning ZZZZ7:48 amZZZZ
John Anderson has stepped down as the Lightning Captain. John has captained the team to two treble-winning seasons since taking over the reins from John Mooney at the start of the 2016 season.
Dockrell stars as Lightning beat Knights Dockrell stars as Lightning beat Knights ZZZZ12:19 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning closed out the 2017 Inter-Provincial Series with a convincing 55-run (DLS) victory over Northern Knights at Rathmines.
Lightning ring the changes for dead rubber Lightning ring the changes for dead rubber ZZZZ12:31 amZZZZ
David and Gareth Delany as well as Stephen Doheny drafted into the Lightning squad for their last interpro game of the campaign.
Davey century helps Malahide beat Terenure in National Cup final Davey century helps Malahide beat Terenure in National Cup final ZZZZ2:11 pmZZZZ
Sean Davey's century led Malahide to their second National Cup as they beat Terenure by 17 runs in a thrilling at North County.
Waringstown win Irish Senior Cup - reaction Waringstown win Irish Senior Cup - reaction ZZZZ11:01 amZZZZ
“I adapted and did what I had to do.”
Far from a classic but Waringstown win Far from a classic but Waringstown win ZZZZ4:31 amZZZZ
IT WAS not the classic final that everyone predicted but Waringstown won’t give a jot after beating The Hills to win the Irish Cup for a record-equalling fifth time and pick up their third trophy of the season.
It's a wash out It's a wash out ZZZZ12:11 amZZZZ
No play was possible in the National Cup final.
National Cup up for grabs National Cup up for grabs ZZZZ12:29 amZZZZ
The 6th National Cup final takes place at Bready on Sunday and it's an all-Leinster clash between Malahide and Terenure.
Ireland and Hampshire share the spoils Ireland and Hampshire share the spoils ZZZZ1:18 amZZZZ
Ireland and Hampshire Under 17's again shared the spoils in their two T20 games at Belmont.
CIYMS win Ulster Plate CIYMS win Ulster Plate ZZZZ12:33 amZZZZ
CIYMS beat 2015 winners Brigade to claim their first Ulster Plate win in the final at Belmont.
Future of Ulster Shield in doubt Future of Ulster Shield in doubt ZZZZ12:21 amZZZZ
THE future of the Ulster Shield is in doubt following the apathy of clubs last week to take part in last Sunday’s Finals Day.
Strabane win Ulster Shield after super over Strabane win Ulster Shield after super over ZZZZ2:14 pmZZZZ
Strabane are the Ulster Shield winners for 2017 after Tommy Barr's side beat St Johnston in a nerve-jangling "super over" after the two sides had tied the 20-over decider.
Ulster Schools squad selected Ulster Schools squad selected ZZZZ3:31 amZZZZ
Stuart Nelson will captain Ulster Schools in next week's tour to Glasgow.
Irish Schools take on Ireland U17s Irish Schools take on Ireland U17s ZZZZ8:22 amZZZZ
Irish Schools will take on Ireland Under 17's in a 50-over contest at Campbell College in Belfast.
Irish Universities do the double Irish Universities do the double ZZZZ10:18 amZZZZ
A 43 run win over hosts Cambridge University today means that Ireland retain the Hone-MacGregor Trophy.
Irish Universities retain Celtic Cup Irish Universities retain Celtic Cup ZZZZ9:33 amZZZZ
The Irish Universities recorded a 38 run win over their Scottish counterparts in the Tri-Series encounter.
Irish Universities play in Fenners tournament Irish Universities play in Fenners tournament ZZZZ9:16 amZZZZ
Irish Universities will again take part in the annual Hone McGregor Tri Series in Cambridge.
Andrew White who has been named the head of the men
Andrew White who has been named the head of the men's selectors. ©CricketEurope
Irish Cricket History
New Articles
Ireland beat Pakistan fair and square
Robin Walsh was sitting in the Press Box and had no doubt. Ireland won brilliantly and above board and that remains his unshakeable view. Robin Walsh, September 2010
When the Third Reich took on Phoenix…and lost!
On a Saturday afternoon in May 1941 one of Ireland’s leading cricket clubs was inadvertently dragged into the deadliest war the world has ever seen. Ger Siggins, May 2016
Sir Stanley Cochrane and the Irish dream
The Irishman who bid to host an England v Australia test in his back garden in the north Wicklow town of Bray. Ger Siggins, August 2012
WG Grace and Irish Cricket: Part 2
More recollections of WG Grace and his connections with Irish cricket. Edward Liddle, 2015
Provincial News
Northern
Challenge Cup holders CIYMS to face Armagh in Round 1
Eight NCU players named in Academy squads Eight NCU players named in Academy squads ZZZZ11:50 pmZZZZ
Five NCU make the Senior selection while three are named in the Emerging squad ranks.
Doak to coach Lisburn Doak to coach Lisburn ZZZZ1:43 amZZZZ
Neil Doak has been appointed the new head coach at Lisburn Cricket Club.
Andy White to skipper Instonians, Andy White to skipper Instonians, ZZZZ2:15 amZZZZ
Andrew White will be the new skipper of Instonians in 2018, replacing Nikolai Smith for the Shaws Bridge side.
Two all-Premier clashes in cup draw Two all-Premier clashes in cup draw ZZZZ5:37 pmZZZZ
NCU Challenge Cup holders CIYMS were last night drawn at home to newly promoted Armagh in the first round next season in one of two all-Premier League ties.
NCU Challenge Cup Draws in full NCU Challenge Cup Draws in full ZZZZ10:34 amZZZZ
Holders CIYMS will start the defence of their title at home to newly promoted Armagh while in the Women's competition Lurgan the holders will host Donacloney Mill.
Stormont and Bready waiting on first Test Stormont and Bready waiting on first Test ZZZZ12:12 amZZZZ
Tickets go on sale today for Ireland’s first Test match against Pakistan and, as expected, Northern Ireland residents will have to head south for the historic match.
CSNI win all-Ireland U11 title CSNI win all-Ireland U11 title ZZZZ12:26 amZZZZ
There was better news for the NCU in the Under 11 final at Stormont as CSNI beat St Johnston by 10 wickets.
Lurgan clinch cup in thriller Lurgan clinch cup in thriller ZZZZ11:18 pmZZZZ
As Peter McMorran handed over the AJG Cup to Lurgan captain Hannah Grieve it was apparent how much it meant to both her and her teammates, not just a league and cup double but also an unbeaten season.
Grieve stars as Lurgan beat North Down in Women's Cup Grieve stars as Lurgan beat North Down in Women's Cup ZZZZ3:01 amZZZZ
Hannah Grieve won the player of the match as Lurgan overcame North Down by 5 runs in tense affair at Pollock Park.
Donaghcloney Mill on course for double Donaghcloney Mill on course for double ZZZZ10:18 pmZZZZ
DONAGHCLONEY Mill III remain on course for a league and cup double after a seven wickets victory in the Minor Qualifying Cup final against Laurelvale III.
Two Cups up for grabs Two Cups up for grabs ZZZZ12:26 amZZZZ
Minor and Minor Qualifying Cups up for decision this weekend.
NCU retain U11 title with victory over North West NCU retain U11 title with victory over North West ZZZZ12:19 amZZZZ
A nine wicket victory over the North West in the final game of the series seals the title for the NCU.
Cup horror for Carrickfergus after final Cup horror for Carrickfergus after final ZZZZ3:31 amZZZZ
Joy quickly turned to horror for Carrickfergus Seconds who hours after beating Donaghcloney Mill in the Intermediate final were informed by the NCU that they had fielded an ineligible player.
Knights end T20 on winning note Knights end T20 on winning note ZZZZ3:10 amZZZZ
THE Knights ended the Twenty20 inter-pro series on a winning note to deny the Warriors any chance of lifting the trophy, but Lightning made no mistake in Cork to make it three titles in a row.
Ulster Schools Tour Ulster Schools Tour ZZZZ6:43 amZZZZ
The squad was based In Braehead and played a series of matches against Scottish districts' XIs.
Knights make four changes Knights make four changes ZZZZ1:06 amZZZZ
The Northern Knights have made four changes for their dead rubber against the Warriors at Belmont.
Waringstown retain T20 crown Waringstown retain T20 crown ZZZZ12:08 amZZZZ
Waringstown retained the Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Cup after James Hall treated the bumper crowd at The Lawn with an unbeaten century which the power hitters of North Down could not match.
Crisis, what crisis? Crisis, what crisis? ZZZZ1:33 amZZZZ
Crisis, what crisis? First blood of 2017 goes to Waringstown as they retained the Lagan Valley Steels T20 total with ultimately a convincing 26 run over North Down.
Rain ruins interpro Rain ruins interpro ZZZZ9:41 amZZZZ
Alas this week the inclemency visited itself upon the Leinster grounds at Rathmines.
North West
Ross Allen is one of five NW players named in the Ireland Academies.
Five NW players name in Ireland Academies Five NW players name in Ireland Academies ZZZZ11:16 pmZZZZ
Ross Allen and Graham Kennedy make the senior academy, while Coleraine pair Marcus Poskitt and Varun Chopra make the Emerging squad along with Kyle Magee.
Derry Midweek donates to charities Derry Midweek donates to charities ZZZZ8:14 pmZZZZ
The Derry Midweek League has once again donated thousands of pounds to various charities across the North-West.
Eglinton sign South African Erlank Eglinton sign South African Erlank ZZZZ8:04 pmZZZZ
Eglinton have confirmed today that they have agreed terms to bring South African batsman Michael Erlank to the North West for the 2018 season.
Donemana face away trip at Strabane Donemana face away trip at Strabane ZZZZ6:15 pmZZZZ
Holders Donemana have been given an away draw at Tyrone rivals Strabane in one of two all-Premier clashes in the opening round of the 2018 NW Senior Cup.
NW Senior Cup draw this week NW Senior Cup draw this week ZZZZ3:36 amZZZZ
The draw for the 1st round of next season's Bank of Ireland North West senior cup will take place this coming Friday at the start of BBC Radio Foyle's Mark Patterson show (approx 1.40).
NW Review 16: Burndennett NW Review 16: Burndennett ZZZZ5:40 amZZZZ
A solid if unspectacular season for the 'Dennett boys as they again flirted with relegation before retaining their senior status with a couple of vital late wins.
NW Review 15: Drummond NW Review 15: Drummond ZZZZ2:28 amZZZZ
There will have been no-one more relieved to see the end of the season than Chris Moore after a very difficult summer for the Roe Valley men.
NW Review 13: Bonds Glen NW Review 13: Bonds Glen ZZZZ3:00 amZZZZ
The Championship was firmly divided into two sets of four this year and Graham Boyd's men were another team to find things tough, however they had enough about them to avoid a second successive play-off.
Maghera deserved league winners Maghera deserved league winners ZZZZ9:11 amZZZZ
There is a new name on the North West Qualifying 4 league trophy this season after Maghera were presented with their winners medals at Rainey Endowed College fields by Union President Connie McAllister.
Warriors championship woes Warriors championship woes ZZZZ4:34 amZZZZ
North West Warriors’ two-day defeat at Bready last week continued Leinster Lightning’s dominance of the inter-provincial championship
Burndennett forfeit Q3 cup Burndennett forfeit Q3 cup ZZZZ12:35 amZZZZ
The Tyrone club explained that the final was originally scheduled for last week, however there's a club wedding this weekend and Burndennett don't have the personnel available to compete in the game.
Scanlon inspires Warriors fightback Scanlon inspires Warriors fightback ZZZZ1:30 pmZZZZ
Wickets tumbled on a bowler-dominated first day of the Inter-Provincial Championship clash between the North-West Warriors and Leinster Lightning at Bready.
King stars as Ardmore break Midweek Cup hoodoo King stars as Ardmore break Midweek Cup hoodoo ZZZZ3:19 amZZZZ
Glyn King takes four wickets as Ardmore dismiss Fox Lodge for just 41 to win the Midweek Cup.
Donemana beat Newbuildings in thriller Donemana beat Newbuildings in thriller ZZZZ4:10 amZZZZ
Newbuildings were 12 runs adrift when the overs ran out allowing Donemana to pick up yet another vital victory.
Last two finals up for decision Last two finals up for decision ZZZZ10:22 pmZZZZ
THE last two cup finals get under way on Friday with Drummond II meeting Burndennett II at Ballyspallen in the Q 3 decider while Ardmore III have home advantage in the Q4 clash against Fox Lodge III.
Cole man delivers but Coleraine gets points after protest Cole man delivers but Coleraine gets points after protest ZZZZ2:06 amZZZZ
Rennie Cole took three wickets in a dramatic final over as St Johnston seconds beat Coleraine seconds in a thriller but it was all in vain after a successful protest against the Donegal club.
North West unveil Hilton Tour squad North West unveil Hilton Tour squad ZZZZ12:54 amZZZZ
Squad of thirteen announced for the Series in Newcastle
Two more Cups to be decided this weekend Two more Cups to be decided this weekend ZZZZ12:47 amZZZZ
The Sam Jeffrey and Qualifying 2 Cup Finals are both scheduled to start tomorrow (Friday)
Donemana beat Killyclooney Donemana beat Killyclooney ZZZZ4:25 pmZZZZ
This past Monday evening we saw Donemana achieve their second victory of the season against local rivals Killyclooney in the ladies league.
Fox Lodge and Ardmore to contest Midweek Cup final Fox Lodge and Ardmore to contest Midweek Cup final ZZZZ5:04 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge will take on Ardmore in the Midweek Cup final after they beat Killyclooney and Bready respectively in the semi-finals.
NW name U11 interpro squad NW name U11 interpro squad ZZZZ9:08 amZZZZ
The squad for the NW Under 11 interpros versus Leinster (15th August - Balbriggan) and NCU (17th August - Glendermott) has been selected.
Bready and St Johnston claim T20 honours Bready and St Johnston claim T20 honours ZZZZ1:53 pmZZZZ
Bready beat Coleraine by 9 wickets while St Johnston edge out Strabane in last-ball thriller.
T20 finals at Bready T20 finals at Bready ZZZZ12:12 amZZZZ
The Annual T20 finals day takes place at Bready this coming Sunday with a couple of quality matches down for decision in the respective competitions.
Sammy Jeffrey Cup gets under way Sammy Jeffrey Cup gets under way ZZZZ3:24 amZZZZ
It's the start of the Sammy Jeffrey Shield this coming weekend and with a two-innings final now up for grabs there will be no shortage of competition as Championship sides battle it out for a semi-final spot.
Leinster
Clontarf
Leinster players dominate Irish Academy squads Leinster players dominate Irish Academy squads ZZZZ12:42 amZZZZ
No fewer than 23 players of the 36 named in the Academy squads are from the LCU region.
Tonge wins ‘Find a Fast bowler’ award Tonge wins ‘Find a Fast bowler’ award ZZZZ5:26 amZZZZ
Leinster CC bowler Mark Tonge (13) has won the 2017 ‘Find a Fast Bowler’ award following several excellent performances with the ball when playing school, club and provincial cricket last summer.
Holders The Hills face North County in tie of the round Holders The Hills face North County in tie of the round ZZZZ2:02 amZZZZ
Holders The Hills have been given a tough draw against near neighbours and fierce rivals North County in the opening round of the 2018 Leinster Senior Cup.
Leinster Cup draws to be made Leinster Cup draws to be made ZZZZ8:10 pmZZZZ
The draws for the first rounds of the 2018 Leinster Senior and Senior 2 Cups will be conducted in Clontarf Cricket Club on Saturday next, 9th December, at 10.30 a.m.
LCU Review 13: Balbriggan LCU Review 13: Balbriggan ZZZZ11:31 pmZZZZ
Season 2017 was a decent campaign for Balbriggan 1 on and off the field.
Leinster move to allow First-class players in Div 1&2 Leinster move to allow First-class players in Div 1&2 ZZZZ8:36 amZZZZ
LCU President Derek Dockrell has issued a statement to clubs clarifying the position for the 2018 season.
Leinster U13 girls put up good show in Wales Leinster U13 girls put up good show in Wales ZZZZ2:42 pmZZZZ
Our Leinster U13 ‘B’ squad played against a mixed team of a Northern Wales, Eryri District, boys and girls team with ages ranging from 10 to 15.
Leinster U17 Girls Squad to play the NCU U17 selected Leinster U17 Girls Squad to play the NCU U17 selected ZZZZ2:35 pmZZZZ
The following girls have been selected to the Leinster U17 squad for the two match series against the Northern Cricket Union at Kenure and Stormont on August 21st & 22nd.
Clontarf win T20 final Clontarf win T20 final ZZZZ12:05 amZZZZ
CLONTARF will represent Leinster in All-Ireland T20 finals day next month after a thrilling three runs victory over Pembroke in the provincial final at Sydney Parade.
T20 finals day at Pembroke T20 finals day at Pembroke ZZZZ4:36 amZZZZ
Leinster’s representative in the All-Ireland Twenty20 finals next month will be decided at Sydney Parade.
Munster
Diarmuid Carey
Youth Cricket dominates discussions at A.G.M. Youth Cricket dominates discussions at A.G.M. ZZZZ1:43 amZZZZ
A poor attendance at Sunday's A.G.M. reflects the reality of Munster Cricket.
Two Munster Teenagers included in Under 17 Squad Two Munster Teenagers included in Under 17 Squad ZZZZ11:02 amZZZZ
Diarmuid Carey and Senan Jones included in Under 17 Winter Training Squad
12 year wait over for Midleton 12 year wait over for Midleton ZZZZ8:06 amZZZZ
Midleton picked up their first piece of silverware in twelve years as they battled their way past a spirited UCC Pirates side in the Cork T20 Cup Final.
Munster Reds name team for Final Interpro T20 Munster Reds name team for Final Interpro T20 ZZZZ3:40 amZZZZ
Munster Reds unchanged from last month's trip to the Northern Knights for their last game against Leinster Lightning at the Mardyke on Friday 11 August at 5pm.
Munster name squad for Warriors trek Munster name squad for Warriors trek ZZZZ4:53 amZZZZ
The Munster Reds have made one change to their squad from last week’s defeat against the Leinster Lightning, ahead the long trip to Eglinton to take on the North-West Warriors.
Big weekend as top two meet Big weekend as top two meet ZZZZ12:42 amZZZZ
After the build up and excitement of the return to Inter-Provincial cricket to Munster on Friday night the top two in the Premier Division meet on Sunday.
Division Two round-up Division Two round-up ZZZZ11:10 amZZZZ
Limerick go joint top after emphatic win over Waterford & District.
Opening day defeat for Cork County Opening day defeat for Cork County ZZZZ9:30 amZZZZ
Cork County lost to Leinster by 7 wickets in the opening round of Leinster Division 1 fixtures.
Women's Cricket
Lewis and Garth to take part in the WBBL Lewis and Garth to take part in the WBBL ZZZZ10:13 pmZZZZ
Kim Garth and Gaby Lewis will be taking part in the ICC Rookie programme for the WBBL.
Garth and Joyce continue good form Garth and Joyce continue good form ZZZZ4:02 amZZZZ
Kim Garth and Isobel Joyce continued their strong starts in Australia with their clubs this weekend.
Irish in Australia Irish in Australia ZZZZ10:30 amZZZZ
Irish international Ciara Metcalfe is also plying her trade in Australia this winter - along with Isobel Joyce, Kim Garth and Mary Waldron.
Scorchers win Super 3 series Scorchers win Super 3 series ZZZZ3:53 pmZZZZ
The Scorchers have won the Super 3 Series finishing above both the Typhoons and the Dragons in the 18-match tournament played across two different formats.
Metcalfe delight as Ireland finish tour strongly Metcalfe delight as Ireland finish tour strongly ZZZZ11:53 pmZZZZ
Ireland Under 19 girls finished their tour of England with convincing back-to-back wins over Wales and Buckinghamshire in T20 contests.
Stokell scores half century as Ireland beat Wales Stokell scores half century as Ireland beat Wales ZZZZ1:56 pmZZZZ
Ireland Under 19 girls bounced back from their opening day loss to Warwickshire to record a 5-wicket win over Wales at the Malvern Festival.
Intercontinental Cup 2015-17
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Netherlands crush Namibia Netherlands crush Namibia ZZZZ4:33 amZZZZ
Netherlands secured a third place finish in the competition with 72 points after defeating Namibia by 231 runs at the ICC Academy in Dubai.
Chase stars as Ireland thump Scotland Chase stars as Ireland thump Scotland ZZZZ5:22 amZZZZ
Peter Chase got his act together with four wickets in Dubai as Ireland cruised to a 203-run victory over Scotland with a full day to spare but the win will not be enough to claim a fifth ICup.
Second title for Afghanistan Second title for Afghanistan ZZZZ3:01 amZZZZ
Afghanistan have won their second Intercontinental Cup title after completing a 10 wicket win over the UAE.
Babar Hayat double ton leads Hong Kong to victory Babar Hayat double ton leads Hong Kong to victory ZZZZ9:13 amZZZZ
A maiden first-class double century for Hong Kong by Babar Hayat secures a win over Papua New Guinea.
Ireland sign off with win Ireland sign off with win ZZZZ8:01 pmZZZZ
It's over and out for Ireland in Associate cricket and they signed off in emphatic style with a huge victory over their fiercest rivals for the last 130 years.
MATCH PHOTOS
Ireland v Netherlands, Day 4 (1)
Ireland v Netherlands, Day 3 (3)
Ireland v Netherlands, Day 3 (2)
Ireland v Netherlands, Day 3 (1)
Ireland v Netherlands Day 2 (3)
Ireland v The Netherlands: William Porterfield batting for Ireland
Ireland v The Netherlands: William Porterfield batting for Ireland ©CricketEurope
                        P  Pts
Afghanistan             7  121
Ireland                 7  109
Netherlands             7   72
Hong Kong               7   59
UAE                     7   47
Scotland                7   46
Papua New Guinea        7   43
Namibia                 7   27
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