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Date: 21/11/2017
Author: Tom
Paul Nixon's article in The Cricket Paper is an interesting read. Extract below:

"Iíve seen an Irish lad, heís not even 20 yet, and heís got the potential to be world class. But I canít go near him because he doesnít want to go Kolpak and wants to play for Ireland.

Heís suffering because Irish first-class cricket isnít at a standard as high as county cricket, and in turn, Ireland will suffer. He has a brilliant future, but this law is stunting the development of these players and theyíre trapped really."

Quite the review. I wonder who he is talking about. Delaney? Little? H Tector?
Date: 18/11/2017
Author: timmyj51
Yeah, nice to see the new Irish Cricket History section. Though
wonder how many know Ireland's first EVER overseas tour
was to...the USA!!! (1879). Or that Irish teams made
four tours to the USA between then and the First World War.
Or that they lost many matches to USA teams during those
Date: 18/11/2017
Author: Dotski_w
Does anyone know how many players are getting contracts next year (including IP contracts)? I read the players selected would be announced next month, but I presume the numbers involved are already known, given some may have to negotiate (and/or some will have to negotiate with current employers).
Date: 17/11/2017
Author: John C
Re: Donal
Should matter what the age, just pick the best men for the job.
Whether thatís a lad who is 16 or 40, doesnít matter. International matches are for the best. Can build for future with lots of Ireland Wolves fixtures.
Date: 17/11/2017
Author: Donal C
Cannot understand that selection. Anderson for the ICup is fine, he's a good player there, but ODI's?? After he was outperformed in Bangladesh last month by most of the other batsmen??

Once again, selectors throwing chance after chance away to get young players some gametime. Depressing.....

Hoping that once Bracewell is gone we see some genuine selection changes and not the same 12 players guaranteed a spot regardless of results, but this isnt looking like a Bracewell problem to me, rather a selector problem.

Also I think Joyce's race is run sadly. Be best for all if he's rested for the Pakistan Test and allowed bow out on the biggest stage. Don't think his body can last anymore and think the time has come for someone else to step up, which is why its even more baffling we've gone for a 35 year old replacement.
Date: 17/11/2017
Author: Richard Davies
Re the new history site - what a wonderful new resource for all keen followers of cricket. So much depth and breadth to all the material that will take more than a few minutes to study.

Lots of little gems to explore - great that the weekly headlines will point us all in the right direction.

Please pass on my congratulations to everyone involved.

Date: 17/11/2017
Author: Ryano

Plenty has changed since 2015, I'd still have him in my side over those who lack appetite.
Date: 17/11/2017
Author: Tom

John Mooney at the last World Cup:

1-59 off 7
0-32 of 6
2-58 of 10
0-44 off 6
1-52 off 7
0-40 of 9

And his highest score was 13 in 6 innings. He is now 2 years older. What makes you think he will add anything to our team?

I will always support picking younger guys like Kane, Thompson, Little, McCarthy who may develop into world class players in a few years.

Yes...every team needs a few older heads, but we have plenty of them already!
Date: 16/11/2017
Author: Ryano

Ed is not pushing his brother in law or Tyrone so why not John Mooney who is in form ?

Date: 16/11/2017
Author: Vikrant Ubale
@burners UAE or Zimbabwe , Afghanistan has upper hand to qualify , West Indies will be full strength still beatable .
Afghanistan also got to play more 5 ODI's with Zimbabwe so they gain confidence playing with Bottom Full Members ,
rather than Irish playing against top sides and get regular bashing .
hope Irish can get few 3-5 Odis against West Indies in feb or early March
Date: 16/11/2017
Author: Keith Montague
I would like to congratulate all of the efforts and hard work in the addition of the Irish Cricket History section to this site all involved should be applauded. Looking back at some of the matches brings back memories such as watching the 2007 World Cup v Bangladesh in a pub surrounded by GAA and Horse Racing entusiasts and now some ask me how the Irish sides are getting on and even saying they never knew of certain places that played the sport in this Nation of ours.

Another thing now that Zimbabwe is in crises yet again I strongley suggest the qualifiers should be in Australia as some of the venues would still have a good climate and would be condusive of the conditions in which the CWC 19 would be played in. Also I believe under the current regulations that the UK Goverment strongly advises persons from the UK should not go to Zim ruling out the Scots and even some of our own playing and coaching staff and in the 2009 ICC T20 WC, Zimbabwe pulled out due to the relations between both nations

PS Does anyone know when the 2018 fixtures in the LCU region and the draws for the Bob Kerr Irish Senior and National Cup will be released thanks.
Date: 16/11/2017
Author: Lanky
A big shout out to my good friend Podes. He played the game hard, sledged like a king, but was the first one to greet you after the game. You will never be forgotten buddy. Nothing but love...
Date: 16/11/2017
Author: Ryan Haire
Congrats to John et al for the wonderful CricketEurope Ireland History website. Enjoyed watching the Pathe feature from 1921 - excellent (how times have changed)!
Date: 15/11/2017
Author: burners
Let's hope however things go in Zimbabwe nobody gets hurt. The qualifiers basically have to be in UAE now, which will probably give a big advantage to Afg.
Date: 15/11/2017
Author: tony
Congratulations to all those involved in producing the new cricket history website, its brilliant! brought back memories Windies '84 Rathmines, some top English counties came to Clontarf in the 80s 90s 2000.s
well done again.