The CricketEurope Ireland Magazine
Sir Everton Weekes Sir Everton Weekes ( ) ZZZZ10:10 pmZZZZ
The death of Sir Everton Weekes has saddened his many friends in Northern Ireland and brought back memories of his visits here.
Take your pic (50): Adi, MY Men Take your pic (50): Adi, MY Men ( ) ZZZZ6:00 amZZZZ
One of the traditions of team visits to Lord’s is to have a photograph taken in the ‘Harris Rose Garden’, and the 2003 tour to Arundel, Lord’s, Eton and Shenley was no different.
Beyond the Boundary: Brían O'Rourke Beyond the Boundary: Brían O'Rourke ( ) ZZZZ5:08 amZZZZ
Our series paying tribute to those who have helped shape the destiny of Irish cricket, primarily off the field continues with a look at the remarkable work carried by Brían O'Rourke.
Take your pic (49) Oasis in the desert Take your pic (49) Oasis in the desert ( ) ZZZZ2:58 amZZZZ
2013 was a great year for Irish cricket, clinching a treble of major trophies as they and Afghanistan juggled for supremacy across the formats.
Euro Slam still on the table Euro Slam still on the table ( ) ZZZZ1:17 amZZZZ
The board of the Euro T20 Slam is giving it the “best chance to succeed” and refusing to give up on hopes of the competition getting off the ground this year.
A team game? A team game? ( ) ZZZZ12:53 amZZZZ
A number of years back I received a call from one of my kids who was outraged because he was down to bat at Number 10. Never mind the fact he was an Under 15 playing in an Under 17 game. Or that he was a relative beginner having taken up the sport a little more than a year previous.
Great Britton Great Britton ( ) ZZZZ2:02 amZZZZ
Andy Britton's first appearance in the Irish Senior Cup was certainly one to remember.
Take your pic (48) Moggie puts his hand up Take your pic (48) Moggie puts his hand up ( ) ZZZZ1:44 amZZZZ
You might think that being run out batting with your captain on debut, without having faced a ball would dent the confidence of most young players, in particular one who had yet to reach his seventeenth birthday.
Standing on the shoulders of giants Standing on the shoulders of giants ( ) ZZZZ12:57 amZZZZ
This week marks the third anniversary of Ireland's ascension to Full Membership and Test status.
Ireland’s Bowl-Out and its part in my downfall. Ireland’s Bowl-Out and its part in my downfall. ( ) ZZZZ12:20 amZZZZ
From a historical point of view the Under19 International Youth Tournament in Belfast 1987 is unique. At least until someone tells me differently, I believe it to be the first occasion in which an Irish representative side has taken part in a ‘competitive’ bowl-out.
Raymond Moan Raymond Moan ( ) ZZZZ1:41 amZZZZ
This week marks the 50th anniversary of Raymond Moan's debut for Ireland at the age of just 19. Despite being one of the leading performers at Interprovincial level, it was to be his only international recognition.
Flashback: Ireland's fastest century Flashback: Ireland's fastest century ( ) ZZZZ3:41 amZZZZ
THIS weekend is the 15th anniversary of Ireland’s fastest ever century – so, no it wasn’t Kevin O’Brien’s famous innings against England at the World Cup in 2011.
Life Lessons Life Lessons ( ) ZZZZ10:08 pmZZZZ
Deryck Vincent on a valuable lesson taught by Podge Hughes.
Take your pic (47): Nabi nabbed Take your pic (47): Nabi nabbed ( ) ZZZZ9:54 pmZZZZ
I always wanted to be in Wisden, but my limited on-field talents always meant it was more likely to be through my photography or writing.
Take your pic (46) NICA heads south Take your pic (46) NICA heads south ( ) ZZZZ9:47 pmZZZZ
For the Northern Ireland Cricket Academy 2005 would mark an historic first, as it embarked on a tour to Capetown.
Beyond the Boundary: Joe Doherty Beyond the Boundary: Joe Doherty ( ) ZZZZ2:12 pmZZZZ
Our ever popular series paying tribute to figures of Irish cricket continues with Joe Doherty, who has fulfilled a variety of roles at club, regional and national level.
Take your pic (45) Fintan's stumping Take your pic (45) Fintan's stumping ( ) ZZZZ1:09 amZZZZ
A sharp piece of work by Fintan McAllister to stump Friday Kasteni of Zimbabwe during the 2006 Under World Cup in Sri Lanka is the latest to feature in our series.
Ray Daly interview Ray Daly interview ( ) ZZZZ1:46 amZZZZ
Brian Gilmore with an in-depth interview with Ray Daly who captained Malahide to the double, won four Senior Cup medals and was capped by Ireland.
Beyond the Boundary: Albert Harper Beyond the Boundary: Albert Harper ( ) ZZZZ1:13 amZZZZ
Our series continues paying tribute to the heroic efforts of Albert Harper who has made such an impact at his beloved Balbriggan club.
Take your pic (44): Hansie's your man Take your pic (44): Hansie's your man ( ) ZZZZ12:52 amZZZZ
The arrival of Hansie Cronje in Irish cricket heralded a new dawn for the sport, but not all greeted the South African's stay with enthusiasm despite his undoubted pedigree.
Paul McCrum: The cricketer who broke the mould Paul McCrum: The cricketer who broke the mould ( ) ZZZZ5:00 amZZZZ
PAUL McCrum is remembered as the cricketer who broke the mould, the first local player – along with his brother Charlie - in the NCU to switch clubs for money. Thirty years on, he describes it as the winter of discontent.
Take Your Pic (43) Three great left-handers and a kiss from a pop star Take Your Pic (43) Three great left-handers and a kiss from a pop star ( ) ZZZZ10:00 pmZZZZ
A trip to Lord's for a Middlesex media day, a Champions League quarter-final and a kiss from a future pop star meant my 40th birthday was a day to remember.
Flashback to 2006 Flashback to 2006 ( ) ZZZZ9:36 pmZZZZ
Temporary stands were in place for the first time at a cricket international on June 13, 2006. Stormont was the venue and England were in town for Ireland’s first one-day international.
Irish Cup 1990: Lurgan triumph again Irish Cup 1990: Lurgan triumph again ( ) ZZZZ9:40 pmZZZZ
For the third time in eight years Lurgan collected the Irish Senior Cup beating Clontarf convincingly with Ross McCollum to the fore, rescuing his side after a disastrous start.
Beyond the Boundary: Ian Callender Beyond the Boundary: Ian Callender ( ) ZZZZ9:03 pmZZZZ
Ian Callender has chronicled countless Irish cricket records from one of the more comfortable vantage points beyond the boundary: the Press Box.
Behind the Scenes: International Games Behind the Scenes: International Games ( ) ZZZZ6:58 amZZZZ
If your club has ever hosted an international game, then you will know the pain sweat and tears that go into the staging of such an event.
James McCollum on life in lockdown James McCollum on life in lockdown ( ) ZZZZ5:32 amZZZZ
James McCollum is adapting to life without competitive cricket, but finding home comforts to his liking. He's also taking the opportunity to recuperate from injury and learn Spanish.
Take Your Pic (42) Bushmills and Grapefruit Juice Take Your Pic (42) Bushmills and Grapefruit Juice ( ) ZZZZ2:14 amZZZZ
An international youth tournament held in Belfast in 1987 provides the backdrop to our latest photograph in the series.
Beyond the Boundary: Robin Walsh Beyond the Boundary: Robin Walsh ( ) ZZZZ1:01 amZZZZ
We continue our series paying tribute to those who have made an indelible mark on the fortunes of Irish cricket transforming it from an amateur sport to Full Membership and Test status.
Take your pic (41) Photographs don't lie, or do they? Take your pic (41) Photographs don't lie, or do they? ( ) ZZZZ1:06 amZZZZ
In 2001 Paddy O'Hara was in Toronto as an official umpire during the ICC Trophy competition. Also there was Dr Murray Power who was scoring for Ireland, and Ian Callender reporting for the News Letter.
Take your pic (40) Caribbean Carnival Take your pic (40) Caribbean Carnival ( ) ZZZZ12:14 amZZZZ
A photograph by Rowland White of the Irish supporters enjoying the party atmosphere in the West Indies.
Irish Cup remembered: 1989 and North Down beat Donemana Irish Cup remembered: 1989 and North Down beat Donemana ( ) ZZZZ2:44 amZZZZ
Back to 1989 and a first success in the competition for North Down against Donemana in what was a tense and at times ill-tempered affair in Dublin.
Take your pic (39) The Little Master Take your pic (39) The Little Master ( ) ZZZZ11:54 pmZZZZ
It's back to the 2011 World Cup and a chance meeting between Sachin Tendulkar and Paul Stirling.
Beyond the Boundary: Alfie Linehan Beyond the Boundary: Alfie Linehan ( ) ZZZZ11:36 pmZZZZ
Our series paying tribute to the people who made a huge contribution to Irish cricket continues as Robin Walsh remembers Alfie Linehan.
Warrior Hume excited by Irish opportunity Warrior Hume excited by Irish opportunity ( ) ZZZZ6:44 amZZZZ
Not only is Coleraine’s South African professional one year closer to achieving his ambition of playing for Ireland but he has been in lockdown with his girlfriend, Jenna.
Take your pic (38): And a pint for Big Dave Take your pic (38): And a pint for Big Dave ( ) ZZZZ11:25 pmZZZZ
When Mike Hendrick took up the post of National Coach in March 1995 he became the first and, for quite a few years, the only salaried employee of the Irish Cricket Union.
Ossie's Dream Ossie's Dream ( ) ZZZZ4:49 amZZZZ
OSSIE Colhoun celebrates his 82nd birthday today and although it is half his lifetime since his 87th and final game for Ireland, one match remains ingrained in the memory bank – and it all happened less than half a mile from his home.
Beyond the Boundary: Derek Scott Beyond the Boundary: Derek Scott ( ) ZZZZ4:05 amZZZZ
Our series of influential figures in Irish cricket continues with Francis Carty paying tribute to former Irish Cricket Union Secretary Derek Scott.
Take your pic (37) Highs and Lows Take your pic (37) Highs and Lows ( ) ZZZZ3:36 amZZZZ
It's a photograph of Boyd Rankin with a local jockey at the Calcutta Races which is the latest to feature in our series.
Light at end of tunnel for clubs Light at end of tunnel for clubs ( ) ZZZZ12:58 amZZZZ
THE first tentative steps for a return to club cricket will be made next week with information packs being distributed to prepare for restarting activity.
Take your pic (36): Educating Rita Take your pic (36): Educating Rita ( ) ZZZZ12:00 amZZZZ
A photograph of Anne Murray with an ice pack on her head taken 35 years ago by Ger Siggins is the latest to feature in our series.
Take your pic (35): Bouncer Brett Take your pic (35): Bouncer Brett ( ) ZZZZ10:58 pmZZZZ
A hostile Brett Lee taking pleasure in his work is the latest photograph by Rowland White to feature in our series.
Coaching during lockdown: Simon Johnston Coaching during lockdown: Simon Johnston ( ) ZZZZ10:50 pmZZZZ
You just have to take a look at the number of Northern Knights players that have made an impact on the international stage in the past 16 months to realise what a great job head coach Simon Johnston has been doing.
Gunner tips Black to go all the way to the top Gunner tips Black to go all the way to the top ( ) ZZZZ12:49 amZZZZ
Ian 'Gunner' Gould has tipped Irish umpire Roly Black to go to the very top of the officiating ladder.
Take your pic (34): The Last Shot Take your pic (34): The Last Shot ( ) ZZZZ12:24 amZZZZ
Ed Joyce going out to bat for what was thought to be his last innings for Ireland in the ICC Trophy final of 2005 is the latest photo by Deryck Vincent to feature in our series.
Irish Cup finals: Hunter hundred wins it for Lurgan in 1988 Irish Cup finals: Hunter hundred wins it for Lurgan in 1988 ( ) ZZZZ1:33 amZZZZ
Graeme Hunter, a talented teenager, stole the limelight in 1988 as he scored a Man of the Match century to help Lurgan beat NCU rivals North Down to capture the trophy.
Beyond the Boundary: Roy Torrens Beyond the Boundary: Roy Torrens ( ) ZZZZ1:01 amZZZZ
The problem with writing about Roy Torrens’ contribution to cricket in Ireland is where to begin.
Take your pic (33) Will I or won't I? Take your pic (33) Will I or won't I? ( ) ZZZZ12:34 amZZZZ
It's back to 2005 and Joe Curtis is glad he decided to capture a photograph of four men with hundreds of years experience between them.
In demand Getkate staying busy In demand Getkate staying busy ( ) ZZZZ1:58 amZZZZ
THERE cannot be many cricketers busier during lockdown than Shane Getkate. As well as studying to be a personal trainer, the Instonians and Ireland all-rounder has a thriving coaching business and just because there is no face to face contact, it hasn’t slowed down his workload.
First-class arrival in Ireland First-class arrival in Ireland ( ) ZZZZ3:26 amZZZZ
THE great and the good of Irish cricket were present at Eglinton on May 30, 2017, for a landmark occasion in its illustrious history.
Take your pic (32) The Three Centurions Take your pic (32) The Three Centurions ( ) ZZZZ3:01 amZZZZ
An historic day as Ireland saw three players score centuries in the same innings for the first and only time back in 2008 against Kenya. Joe Doherty was there to photograph it for posterity.
Take your pic (31) The Spirit of Cricket Take your pic (31) The Spirit of Cricket ( ) ZZZZ1:02 amZZZZ
The story of the photo by Ian Johnston that epitomizes all that is good about cricket. Harry Tector consoling Ihtisham Malik at the U19 World Cup Qualifiers in Jersey.
Stories I tell my kids Stories I tell my kids ( ) ZZZZ11:39 pmZZZZ
How cricket is passed on from generation to generation.
Beyond the boundary: Richard Johnson Beyond the boundary: Richard Johnson ( ) ZZZZ11:18 pmZZZZ
The remarkable thing about Richard Johnson’s life beyond the boundary is not simply to be found in
the number of vital roles he has played - and continues to play - at all levels of cricket on both sides of that other boundary.
the number of vital roles he has played - and continues to play - at all levels of cricket on both sides of that other boundary.
Online umpire and scoring courses Online umpire and scoring courses ( ) ZZZZ10:48 amZZZZ
Details of four online courses that are available.
Take your pic (30): John Boy Take your pic (30): John Boy ( ) ZZZZ2:10 amZZZZ
A photo of a very happy John Mooney after dismissing Trent Johnston is the latest photo by Joe Curtis to feature in our series.
Irish Cup finals: 1987 and the Saints go marching on Irish Cup finals: 1987 and the Saints go marching on ( ) ZZZZ3:39 amZZZZ
The 1987 decider was an all NW affair with St Johnston upsetting the odds to thrash Brigade at Beechgrove by seven wickets.
Beyond the Boundary: Bob Kerr Beyond the Boundary: Bob Kerr ( ) ZZZZ2:57 amZZZZ
Our series heralding the work of people behind the scenes who have done so much for domestic and Irish cricket continues with a tribute to the late Bob Kerr.
Perfect 10 Perfect 10 ( ) ZZZZ1:31 amZZZZ
Sometimes the Gods of Photography look kindly on you and 12 years ago this week that was the case as Mahaboob Alam of Nepal took all ten wickets and I was there to capture it.
Take your pic (28): Universe Boss Take your pic (28): Universe Boss ( ) ZZZZ12:51 amZZZZ
It's a photo of Universe Boss Chris Gayle which is the latest photograph by Rowland White to feature in our Take your pic series.
Porterfield preparing for life outside cricket Porterfield preparing for life outside cricket ( ) ZZZZ7:33 amZZZZ
The 35-year-old from Donemana may have lost the Ireland captaincy at the end of last year but still has plenty of advice to offer his successor, Andy Balbirnie, and as long he is churning out the runs at the top of the order is keen to keep on going – whenever the action resumes.
Take your pic (27): Traditional route Take your pic (27): Traditional route ( ) ZZZZ6:33 amZZZZ
It's a 12th of July parade with a difference which is the latest photo from Ian Johnston to be featured in our series.
When Stirling reigned supreme When Stirling reigned supreme ( ) ZZZZ4:30 amZZZZ
It was the sight of umpire Ian Gould that gave Paul Stirling a boost before Ireland faced Pakistan in the first of two one-day internationals against Pakistan at Clontarf on May 23, 2013.
Take your pic (26): Strydom's catch Take your pic (26): Strydom's catch ( ) ZZZZ4:16 amZZZZ
It's a match winning catch by Reinhardt Strydom for North County against Strabane which is the latest photo by Joe Curtis to feature in our series.
Beyond the Boundary: John Wright Beyond the Boundary: John Wright ( ) ZZZZ4:03 amZZZZ
John Wright may have been diminutive in stature, but there is no doubt of the giant contribution he made to Irish cricket.
Irish Senior Cup finals: 1985 Downpatrick beat North Down Irish Senior Cup finals: 1985 Downpatrick beat North Down ( ) ZZZZ1:21 amZZZZ
It's back to 1985 when Downpatrick beat North Down in an all-NCU contest to continue the Northern domination of the contest.
Roly rollin on Roly rollin on ( ) ZZZZ1:54 amZZZZ
Those opportunities haven't just been limited to playing however and a prime example of that is provided by the North West's own Roly Black.
Take your pic (25): Lest we forget Take your pic (25): Lest we forget ( ) ZZZZ1:23 amZZZZ
A poignant scene in Jamaica as Ireland and the West Indies observe a minute's silence for Bob Woolmer and Bob Kerr is the latest photo by Rowland White to feature in our ever popular series.
Take your pic (24): Ireland tie with Zimbabwe Take your pic (24): Ireland tie with Zimbabwe ( ) ZZZZ2:29 amZZZZ
The Irish celebrations after they secured a dramatic tie with Zimbabwe in the 2007 World Cup is the latest photo to feature in our series.
Beyond the Boundary: John Caldwell Beyond the Boundary: John Caldwell ( ) ZZZZ1:39 amZZZZ
We continue our series looking at people who have made a significant contribution to Irish cricket. Robin Walsh pays tribute to the work carried out by John Caldwell.
Kiwi dream dashed for now Kiwi dream dashed for now ( ) ZZZZ1:22 amZZZZ
It is of course a blow for both the North West Union and Bready Cricket Club. For several years now both parties have been battling hard to secure elite International cricket for this region and finally their stage had been set.
Irish Senior Cup finals: Phoenix hammer Donemana in 1986 Irish Senior Cup finals: Phoenix hammer Donemana in 1986 ( ) ZZZZ11:49 pmZZZZ
It's back to 1986 when Phoenix broke the NCU stranglehold and won the trophy for the first and to date only time.
Take your pic (23) Unnatural position Take your pic (23) Unnatural position ( ) ZZZZ11:33 pmZZZZ
An unusual and indeed natural position for former Clontarf bowler Matt Mangan is the latest photograph by Deryck Vincent to feature in our series.
Beyond the Boundary: Maureen Byrne Beyond the Boundary: Maureen Byrne ( ) ZZZZ10:10 pmZZZZ
Mrs Maureen Byrne, who celebrates her 98th birthday today, has had a lifelong involvement in cricket.
When Ireland beat Warwickshire When Ireland beat Warwickshire ( ) ZZZZ10:46 amZZZZ
That was how William Porterfield remembers Ireland’s clash against Warwickshire in the Midlands Division of the Friends Provident Trophy, on May 16, 2008.
The Unwanted Record The Unwanted Record ( ) ZZZZ10:38 amZZZZ
The Life And Times of WIlliam Coape Oates and that match at The Curragh.
Beyond the Boundary: Cecil Walker Beyond the Boundary: Cecil Walker ( ) ZZZZ2:16 amZZZZ
If you were to pick a team of those who’ve made the greatest contribution to cricket in Ireland down the years, Cecil Walker would be written in capital letters. You might even make him captain.
Take your pic (22): Chin Music Take your pic (22): Chin Music ( ) ZZZZ2:09 amZZZZ
Charlie Beverland getting in a tangle with a short ball is the latest choice by Rowland White in our series.
Take your pic (21); Bangla Bus Cha Cha Take your pic (21); Bangla Bus Cha Cha ( ) ZZZZ2:49 amZZZZ
The match was, in the ICC’s great scheme of things, supposed to be India versus Pakistan but of course Ireland and Bangladesh hadn’t read the script.
1984: Lurgan continue Northern domination 1984: Lurgan continue Northern domination ( ) ZZZZ1:02 amZZZZ
Lurgan won the first of their three Irish Senior Cups in 1984 becoming the latest NCU side to win the Irish Senior Cup.
Beyond the boundary: Evans Dexter Beyond the boundary: Evans Dexter ( ) ZZZZ2:57 amZZZZ
Deryck Vincent pays tribute to one of Irish cricket's greatest gentlemen, the remarkable Evans Dexter.
Take your pic 20: Moggie's Machine Gun Take your pic 20: Moggie's Machine Gun ( ) ZZZZ5:07 amZZZZ
It's not often you aren't happy when one of your photographs features on the 9 o'clock news, but that was the case in Guyana 2007.
Life goes on for Patterson Life goes on for Patterson ( ) ZZZZ3:05 amZZZZ
In 2012, Patterson was diagnosed with hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a progressive weakness and stiffness of the legs.
When Lamba was King When Lamba was King ( ) ZZZZ1:11 amZZZZ
IT was the carnage that Robin Haire remembers. Those last few overs when Raman Lamba took apart the students’ bowling and brought up his double century, with perfect timing, off the last ball of the innings.
It's just not cricket It's just not cricket ( ) ZZZZ2:19 amZZZZ
Word on the street is that little is set to change after this weekend's deliberations on the country's 'lockdown' situation.
Take your pic 19: Clarke's Catch Take your pic 19: Clarke's Catch ( ) ZZZZ2:09 amZZZZ
It's a tremendous catch at slip by Michael Clarke of Australia which is the next photo by Rowland White to feature in our series.
Take your pic (18): Timber Take your pic (18): Timber ( ) ZZZZ5:55 amZZZZ
It's the stumps of Niall O'Brien being sent flying by Mohammad Amir during Ireland's first Test match against Pakistan at Malahide which is the latest photograph by Rodney Smythe in our series.
Irish Senior Cup: Waringstown triumph of 1983 Irish Senior Cup: Waringstown triumph of 1983 ( ) ZZZZ1:38 pmZZZZ
The competition's most successful side Waringstown overcame holders North to claim the first of their six titles back in 1983. Garfield Harrison and Alan Waite look back at that memorable triumph.
Take your pic 17: Friends in high places Take your pic 17: Friends in high places ( ) ZZZZ3:39 amZZZZ
Des Cashel was ‘old school’ in every sense of the word, at ease in any company, the epitome of good manners and the ‘right thing to do’, someone for whom the ‘Spirit of Cricket’ needed no promotion, someone to whom it came as a matter of course.
Irish Senior Cup finals remembered: North beating Leinster 1982 Irish Senior Cup finals remembered: North beating Leinster 1982 ( ) ZZZZ6:20 amZZZZ
It's back to 1982 and the first Irish Senior Cup final when a Simon Corlett inspired North overcame Leinster by 14 runs in a rain-shortened contest.
Take your pic (16): Magnificent Malahide Take your pic (16): Magnificent Malahide ( ) ZZZZ5:10 amZZZZ
It's the ground at Malahide looking resplendent on a sell-out day as Ireland took on England back in September 2013 which is the latest photo by Rowland White to be featured in our series.
Light at end of tunnel for cricket? Light at end of tunnel for cricket? ( ) ZZZZ4:58 amZZZZ
The Irish government’s roadmap for coming out of lock-down has at last brought some potentially good news for the cricketing community.
When Ballyspallen won the Irish Junior Cup When Ballyspallen won the Irish Junior Cup ( ) ZZZZ4:17 amZZZZ
Back to 1965, when Ballyspallen and their double-decker bus went to Dublin and beat CYM in a tense final to clinch the Irish Junior Cup.
Ireland's One Cap Wonder XI Ireland's One Cap Wonder XI ( ) ZZZZ2:20 amZZZZ
In recent weeks we have been regaled with XIs of Ireland's "Great and Good", as correspondents have chosen their All Time Ireland XIs. This set me thinking, what would be the best XI chosen from those who were picked only once to represent the national side. I would add that in this selection, I have ignored any current players.
Take your pic (15): Flying Porterfield Take your pic (15): Flying Porterfield ( ) ZZZZ2:05 amZZZZ
An aerial effort by Ireland captain William Porterfield during their T20 World Cup Qualifying campaign match against Hong Kong is the latest choice of Rodney Smythe.
Life in lockdown: Are you bringing Obama? Life in lockdown: Are you bringing Obama? ( ) ZZZZ5:08 amZZZZ
“Is Barrack Obama coming with you and Roy?” That was the question posed by James Carolan, a native of County Clare during the 2011 World Cup in Bangladesh.
Take your pic (14): Family Matters Take your pic (14): Family Matters ( ) ZZZZ1:07 amZZZZ
On the anniversary of the death of his mother Phyllis, Deryck Vincent on family matters in sport.
Take your pic 13: The final that had everything Take your pic 13: The final that had everything ( ) ZZZZ1:02 amZZZZ
It's something different this time in our series as Rob O'Connor takes a look at one of the most dramatic Irish Senior Cup finals of recent times and a feisty encounter between Leinster and Donemana.
Record partnerships in Irish cricket Record partnerships in Irish cricket ( ) ZZZZ5:35 amZZZZ
A look at the highest partnerships in Irish cricket over the years.
Back to school for Jones Back to school for Jones ( ) ZZZZ5:01 amZZZZ
THIS was supposed to be one of Nigel Jones’ busiest months of the year. As captain of CIYMS, coach of Leinster Lightning and Director of Cricket at Trinity, Jones should have been juggling his various roles ahead of the start of the cricket season.
Young gunning for season to start Young gunning for season to start ( ) ZZZZ4:16 amZZZZ
The Bready native, who moved to North Down last season, had just regained a regular place in the Ireland team and was looking forward to the countdown to this year’s T20 World Cup in October.
Take your pic (12): The catch that never was Take your pic (12): The catch that never was ( ) ZZZZ4:52 amZZZZ
The catch that wasn’t - Fantastic take by George Dockrell on the boundary but unfortunately he could not contain himself within the ropes.
Take your pic (11): JJ Garth superman effort Take your pic (11): JJ Garth superman effort ( ) ZZZZ1:54 amZZZZ
The second selection from the collection of Rodney Smythe is a leaping effort by JJ Garth during the interpro T20 weekend at Pembroke in 2019.
The first time I saw Ireland play (8) The first time I saw Ireland play (8) ( ) ZZZZ1:42 amZZZZ
I first saw Ireland play on 6 September 1952 against MCC in College Park. Since the middle of the previous summer I had been a cricket fanatic, it was all - or almost all - I ever thought of or spoke about.
Junior goes viral Junior goes viral ( ) ZZZZ1:02 pmZZZZ
A VIDEO of a catch by a Northern Ireland cricket legend has gone viral thanks to a retweet by Piers Morgan and a viewing on yesterday’s Good Morning Britain programme.
1002 and counting 1002 and counting ( ) ZZZZ2:44 amZZZZ
Ireland recently reached a milestone when they played their 1000th capped match at Greater Noida. Afghanistan were their opponents on the 6th March. Unfortunately, Ireland lost the match by 11 runs.
Take your pic (10) Coulter versus Cowden Take your pic (10) Coulter versus Cowden ( ) ZZZZ2:04 amZZZZ
Another NCU Cup Final photograph, this time from 2016 joins my list of favourites when CIYMS were back at Comber to defend the Trophy, against East Belfast neighbours CSNI.
Weekly Quiz: Anagrams Weekly Quiz: Anagrams ( ) ZZZZ1:35 amZZZZ
Can you identify the 20 Irish cricketers from these anagrams? If successful you can win a prize.
Take your pic (9) Take your pic (9) ( ) ZZZZ1:07 amZZZZ
Catches win matches. It's an effort by Gavin McKenna which ultimately won a NCU Senior Cup replay between North Down and Instonians which is the favourite photograph of John Boomer.
The Waugh twins The Waugh twins ( ) ZZZZ7:26 amZZZZ
Steve and Mark Waugh may be twins but are certainly not identical, neither in looks nor disposition. But they did have one thing in common which I found to my delight while looking after their public relations during separate stints playing for Ireland: they were fascinating company.
The first time I saw Ireland play (7) The first time I saw Ireland play (7) ( ) ZZZZ6:11 amZZZZ
The first Irish match that I went to was, I think, a two-day game v Sussex at Rathmines in 1956. I was 8 years old a few days before and I can see from the archives that it was a rain ruined affair.
Take your pic (8) Take your pic (8) ( ) ZZZZ7:39 amZZZZ
It's the turn of Lawrence Moore in our ongoing series and a fielding mishap at Creevedonnell, which was one of the most picturesque grounds in the country.
Minister's warning is bad news for local cricket Minister's warning is bad news for local cricket ( ) ZZZZ6:21 amZZZZ
Just how long that wait is remains to be seen, however anyone following the comments of Irish Minister for Health, Simon Harris, this weekend will know the signs aren't great as Coronavirus continues its grip on daily life.
Take your pic (7) Take your pic (7) ( ) ZZZZ5:09 amZZZZ
In these worrying times I've chosen one that makes me smile. A photo of my nephew Tom Martin batting with my brother George in 2014.
Death of Basil McNamee Death of Basil McNamee ( ) ZZZZ3:30 pmZZZZ
Dr Basil McNamee, who was President of Cricket Ireland in 2010-11 has sadly died.
Hansie Cronje in Ireland Hansie Cronje in Ireland ( ) ZZZZ8:02 amZZZZ
Back in 1997 South African captain Hansie Cronje came to Ireland to play and coach as part of an initiative by Ali Bacher to help Irish cricket, funded by Tony O'Reilly of Independent Newspapers.
The first time I saw Ireland play (6) The first time I saw Ireland play (6) ( ) ZZZZ7:08 amZZZZ
I had been following cricket since the summer of ‘73 when the Radio Times had a picture of Asif Iqbal on the cover and the headline ‘Asif by Magic’.
Take your pic (6) Take your pic (6) ( ) ZZZZ6:02 amZZZZ
It's an iconic image of Viv Richards batting at Bready which is the latest photo to feature in our series.
The first time I saw Ireland play (5) The first time I saw Ireland play (5) ( ) ZZZZ3:34 amZZZZ
The former Cricket Ireland President remembers 1984 when Ireland took on the West Indies in Dublin.
Take your pic (5) Take your pic (5) ( ) ZZZZ3:16 amZZZZ
It's the turn of Rowland White in our take your pic series and he's chosen a photo of the Birrell family from the 2007 World Cup.
The first time I saw Ireland play (4) The first time I saw Ireland play (4) ( ) ZZZZ2:26 amZZZZ
MOST journeys start with a single step, but my Ireland odyssey began over a couple of post-season pints with John Carr in the Lord’s Tavern. Guinness, as it happens.
Take your pic (4) Take your pic (4) ( ) ZZZZ5:55 amZZZZ
It's the turn of Rodney Smythe in the fourth of our series and he's chosen one of his favourite from an epic encounter between The Hills and YMCA.
Tuesday Quiz: Childs Play. Clues added Tuesday Quiz: Childs Play. Clues added ( ) ZZZZ2:13 amZZZZ
Can you identify these Irish international cricketers from their photographs as children? It's a tough challenge.
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However, there is great satisfaction even now looking back at old photos, particularly from a time when cameras were not omnipresent at sporting fixtures. My favourite photo is from the digital age however, specifically 2011.
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When our Editor was searching for a photograph of Peter Walker, the Glamorgan and England slow left-armer, who died recently, he was struck by the ‘crouched’ stance of the umpire in the picture.
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I was born into a cricketing family as my father had played at senior league level for Pembroke CC and had also represented Leinster; two of his brothers Mickey and Tom had played for Ireland. In my early days, my friends and I all played cricket in our back gardens.
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As a child, growing up in rural Wexford, I loved to watch cricket on the television with my Dad. We lived in hurling territory so cricket was exotic and different.
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At Easter, Joe Curtis selects some of his favourite photos, including remembering some legends sadly no longer with us.
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In the first of a new series we have Irish photographers telling us the story of their favourite snaps covering our wonderful sport. First up is Ian Johnston of CricketEurope telling us of when JT made an impact on Neil Russell.
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Robin Walsh recounts the first time he saw Ireland play in the second of our series.
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Niall O'Brien selects his all-time Ireland side.
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I lived on the Cregagh Housing Estate in Belfast from the age of six until I was twenty-four. It was where I discovered and learned to play cricket.
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Former Irish international and coach Ian Johnston selects his all-time Ireland side.
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We have a special prize in this weeks quiz with Adi Birrell's 2007 training shirt signed by the World Cup squad on offer for the person who can identify the 30 players receiving their first cap.
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You have an hour to get us the money you owe, or I'm calling my team off the pitch and you will have to explain to the viewers what is happening.
Deutrom determined as NZ series set for the axe Deutrom determined as NZ series set for the axe ( ) ZZZZ2:11 amZZZZ
The next decisions on the future of the season, which is currently in lockdown until May 28, will be taken at this week’s Cricket Ireland board meeting with the visit by New Zealand for three one-day internationals and three T20Is set to be the next casualty of an increasingly shortening season.
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In selecting my All time Ireland XI, I have taken a few issues with the brief. Firstly, I have only considered players that I played with, against or have seen play a lot, subsequent to my career.
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At a windswept Bangor in June 2005, Peter Gillespie took the MCC attack apart on his way to the fastest hundred in Irish history.
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One of the most amazing innings ever played in Irish cricket.
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The how and why of the Duckworth Lewis Stern system.
Ask the Umpire: Ground, weather and light Ask the Umpire: Ground, weather and light ( ) ZZZZ4:58 amZZZZ
Ground, Weather & Light. These three words are the bane of every umpire`s match day life. One of the most frequently asked questions is probably about this topic.
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1979 was a turbulent period both economically and politically in Ireland and the United Kingdom. The 'Winter of Discontent' saw widespread strike action which eventually would lead to the downfall of Labour in the UK and see Charles Haughey installed as Fianna Fail leader and Taoiseach.
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However, I have decided to give recognition to those whose kept the flame alight for cricket on this island long before the sport got the level of coverage it has received in recent years.
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Test your knowledge of Irish cricket with these ten questions in the first of a weekly series. There will be a prize each week for the winner.
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It's the turn of former Irish Times cricket correspondent James Fitzgerald to select his dream team.
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This month sees the 13th anniversary of the arrival of another group of 'Boys In Green', the Ireland team that announced its arrival in its first Cricket World Cup by beating Pakistan in Jamaica.
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Instead of choosing an all-time Ireland XI, I’ve cheated a little bit and selected a squad of 15, who would cover all bases in every format of the game.
While we are waiting ... While we are waiting ... ( ) ZZZZ5:56 amZZZZ
The sun is out, the grass is cut, but no cricketers anywhere!
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NEW Zealand’s visit to Ireland is set to be the next casualty of the pandemic after ICC cancelled all international tournaments until the end of June.
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Former Ireland player and manager Roy Torrens selects his side. He has probably seen more games than any other so is in a good position to judge.
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The second instalment in our Player Lines series takes a closer look at Ireland paceman Boyd Rankin who announced earlier this week that he is joining NCU side Lisburn.
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Former international and Ireland captain Alan Lewis selects his all-time Ireland squad.
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As expected, the four Provincial Unions have pushed back the start of the season five weeks until May 28th.
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Philip Frost is back in England after Malahide was closed earlier this week.
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Former Irish international Mike Halliday picks his all-time Ireland side.
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Former Ireland left-arm spinner Matt Dwyer picks his all-time Ireland team in the second part of our new feature series.
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As part of a new feature on the site, we ask a range of personalities to nominate their all-time greatest Ireland squad, First up is Jeremy Bray who scored Ireland's first World Cup hundred.
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Paddy O'Hara remembers Trevor Henry who died just before the start of the 2006 Under 19 World Cup.
Come on Ireland. We are going bring the World Cup back. Come on Ireland. We are going bring the World Cup back. ( ) ZZZZ6:10 amZZZZ
How Martin Byrne won a competition to come up with the perfect Irish cricket team anthem for the 2007 World Cup.
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CricketEurope has ventured back in time to Sri Lanka 2006 to take a look at how the Irish teenagers did in the heat and humidity of Colombo in the U19 World Cup.
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A look back at the Player Lines interview given by current Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie back in 2016.
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It may be a time of great uncertainty but two Ireland cricket stars have shown their class with two gestures that go a long way to showing their generosity.
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Having spent about 30 years bowling off spin and studied the various techniques of other spin bowlers and discussed this with bowlers I have met with a view to learning something, I have decided to put my thoughts into print.
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Not much action to report on this week as the season Down Under nears its conclusion.
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Our latest two week round-up covers the weekends starting 21st and 28th February, and features a fairly obvious headliner in the form of Kim Garth.
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Odran Flynn examines whether Cricket Ireland have the right people in place off the field as well as on it?
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PAUL Stirling was named Cricket Ireland’s International Player of the Year, at the annual awards ceremony in Dublin.
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Paul Stirling and Eimear Richardson picked up the top awards in the Cricket Ireland Awards in Dublin on Friday night.
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Former President and Chairman of Cricket Ireland, Joe Doherty, will be honoured at the upcoming Irish Cricket Awards on Friday evening, recognising his many decades of dedication and commitment to cricket across Ireland.
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The list of nominees for the annual Cricket Ireland awards have been unveiled by the governing body.
25 Under 25: The next generation 25 Under 25: The next generation ( ) ZZZZ2:16 amZZZZ
I have compiled a list of the twenty-five players aged under twenty-five who I believe will be the mainstay of Ireland’s hopes during this new decade.
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Welcome to this week's round up, as we near the end of this year's action down under there's speculation surrounding Nick Larkin and a possible switch of allegiance prior to the World T20 Finals.
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Kim Garth was in fine form on Sunday (9th Feb) as her Dandenong side beat Carlton-Brunswick by 13 runs.
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Life begins at 40 or so they say. They being the over 40's I guess. Anyway we noticed that Andy White turns 40 this year and sought to select a side from those still plying their trade in Irish league cricket.
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Curtis Campher, a 20 year-old South African Irish passport holder has been named as the final player in the Ireland Wolves squad as Waringstown replace van Shalkwyk with Andre Malan.
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Belfast side CIYMS have been drawn in Group D of the European Cricket League.
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There has been a dramatic turnaround in the fortunes of teenager Zubair Hassan Khan, who less than a month after being threatened with deportation, has been named in the Ireland Emerging Academy squad.
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Namibia have named their squad for the series against Ireland Wolves which gets under way later this month.
Academy boys make the grade Academy boys make the grade ( ) ZZZZ3:50 amZZZZ
Six members of Ireland's Cricket Academy progressed to the Senior National side in 2019 in what academy Performance Manager Pete Johnston describes a 'finishing school' for Ireland's young talent.
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Harry Tector has become the latest Irishman to aid Danish preparations as they continue their build-up to the Cricket World Cup Challenge League.
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Graham Kennedy was the difference in Hannan’s narrow win over North Kalgoorlie in their top-of-the table clash. The young NW warrior made 63 (100), including 8 fours, and then took 1-27 as they won by just 2 runs.
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University College Cork emerged as champions after three days of fierce competition at Ulster University's Jordanstown campus.
Leading umpires withdraw from Ireland panel Leading umpires withdraw from Ireland panel ( ) ZZZZ4:26 amZZZZ
Michael Foster and Gary Blair, considered two of the best officials in the whole of Ireland, have stood down from the ‘first-class panel’ for the coming season and will concentrate on club fixtures instead.
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CIYMS look likely to be without many of their star players as the running of the second edition of the European Cricket League (ECL20) clashes with three matches in the interprovincial series.
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Cricket Ireland have admitted they got it wrong in the Irish Senior Cup draw, CIYMS will be Ireland's representatives in the ECL T10 tournament and squads have been announced for T20s and 50-overs games versus Namibia.
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Belfast side CIYMS will be Ireland's representative in the second edition of the European Cricket League (ECL).
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Not so many games this weekend involving Irish players - I'm aware of at least one that was called off due to rain, and given recent events, I guess this is very much a case of a cloud with a silver lining.
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Teenage batting powerhouse Nathan McGuire is tipped for a big future in the Green of Ireland.
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Ireland Bowling Coach Rob Cassell is leaving Ireland to take up a role in the Indian Premier League.
Funding boost for Cricket Ireland Funding boost for Cricket Ireland ( ) ZZZZ4:51 amZZZZ
There was some welcome news this week for Cricket Ireland in the form of an increase of funding by Sport Ireland in the annual allocation.
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Celeste Raack’s Lindisfarne won beat University of Tasmania by 8 wickets last Sunday (12th January), Raack taking 2-18 in her 7 overs.
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Denmark Head Coach Jeremy Bray has praised John Mooney for his exceptional work with his talented young charges ahead of their Malaysian trip.
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Given much of Australia is burning as a type, this article is of course quite trivial, compared to the real news coming out each day, which serves as a reminder that, while it’s good to be passionate about sport, there are more important things in life. I’m sure that all our thoughts are with those down under who are fighting the fires.
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The dismissal of Matthew Wade in the Big Bash sparked a lot of controversy and confusion. Umpiring and laws supremo Paddy O' Hara clarifies the situation.
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John Mooney will be returning to Denmark later this week to help them prepare for their upcoming trip to Malaysia.