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Men and Women Down Under (11) Men and Women Down Under (11) ZZZZ1:48 amZZZZ
While many Irish eyes were on Sri Lanka with the Wolves in action, there were others making their cases for a call up in Australia/NZ on Saturday.
Lorcan Tucker century, but Wolves fall short in first ODI against Sri Lanka A Lorcan Tucker century, but Wolves fall short in first ODI against Sri Lanka A ZZZZ6:33 amZZZZ
Despite Tucker's century Sri Lanka defended 365 to win by 60 runs.
Holders Donemana face Instonians in Ulster Plate Holders Donemana face Instonians in Ulster Plate ZZZZ9:47 pmZZZZ
Three times winners and holders Donemana have been handed a home draw against Instonians in the 2019 Ulster Plate competition.
Johnston upbeat on Wolves progress Johnston upbeat on Wolves progress ZZZZ4:23 amZZZZ
Following his sides record-breaking recent match against Sri Lanka A, Ireland Wolves Head Coach Pete Johnston sat down to discuss the Wolves squad, the tour so far, and the future of Irish cricket.
Sri Lanka A bats deep on fourth day to force a draw against Ireland Wolves Sri Lanka A bats deep on fourth day to force a draw against Ireland Wolves ZZZZ6:18 amZZZZ
Double century to Nissanka and maiden first-class century for Karunaratne save Sri Lanka A from last-day defeat
Change of dates for Ireland v Afghan series Change of dates for Ireland v Afghan series ZZZZ2:32 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has confirmed revised match dates for the upcoming Ireland v Afghanistan series to be played in India.
Men and Women Down Under (10) Men and Women Down Under (10) ZZZZ8:01 pmZZZZ
Club cricket is back in swing down under, and while a number of the Irish players are now in Ireland or Sri Lanka, several are making their presence felt in Australia and New Zealand this weekend.
Stirling makes strong start in Bangladesh Stirling makes strong start in Bangladesh ZZZZ7:34 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling has made a strong start in his opening two games for Khulna Titans in the Bangladesh Premier League, but was unable to stop his team losing both matches.
Tough tour ahead for Wolves Tough tour ahead for Wolves ZZZZ1:41 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves arrived in Sri Lanka ahead of a seven-match series against Sri Lanka A – Pete Johnston and captain Harry Tector spoke about the challenge ahead.
Testing times for Ireland Testing times for Ireland ZZZZ6:06 pmZZZZ
As 2018 draws to a close Irish cricket as it always seems to be, is at a crossroads. However in contrast to many previous years as an Associate, Full membership ensures a varied and full fixture calendar for 2019.
Stirling to play Bangladesh Premier League Stirling to play Bangladesh Premier League ZZZZ1:19 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling has been picked up by the Bangladesh Premier League franchise Khulna Titans ahead of the 2019 BPL T20 tournament, starting on 5 January.
First class Ireland First class Ireland ZZZZ11:58 pmZZZZ
Ireland Wolves will play two first-class games on their upcoming tour to Sri Lanka, adding to the rich tapestry of Irish cricketers who have played in foreign parts.
Women and Men Down Under (8) Women and Men Down Under (8) ZZZZ8:43 amZZZZ
An end of term feeling to this week’s column, as the various leagues wind down for a 2 week Christmas break.
Adair to join Wolves tour to Sri Lanka Adair to join Wolves tour to Sri Lanka ZZZZ6:07 amZZZZ
Mark Adair replaces Tyrone Kane who will stay in Dublin to continue rehabilitation work on an injury.
At least four women's part-time contracts At least four women's part-time contracts ZZZZ6:52 amZZZZ
At least four women cricketers will be awarded part-time contracts by Cricket Ireland as preparations begin for an increased number of matches for the team.
19 men's central contracts finalised 19 men's central contracts finalised ZZZZ5:41 amZZZZ
Contracts agreed for 16 full-time, with three players on part-time contracts as they are still playing English County cricket.
Cricket Ireland to offer contracts to women Cricket Ireland to offer contracts to women ZZZZ5:20 amZZZZ
A small number of part-time contracts will be offered in early 2019, with the plan to expand over subsequent years.
Y viva Espana for interpros Y viva Espana for interpros ZZZZ5:40 pmZZZZ
The Cricket Ireland board gave the go-ahead this week for an extra round of one-day (50-over) games and, if required, a Twenty20 festival in September, although that will not be confirmed until February.
Shannon targets Ireland place Shannon targets Ireland place ZZZZ5:26 pmZZZZ
James Shannon may not know who he will be playing his club cricket for next year but there is no doubt what his main objective is for 2019 - a regular place in the Ireland team across all three formats.
CIYMS face familiar foes in North County CIYMS face familiar foes in North County ZZZZ5:36 pmZZZZ
NCU Premier League champions CIYMS will have familiar opposition in the first round of the Irish Senior Cup next year.
Irish and National Cup - First round Draws Irish and National Cup - First round Draws ZZZZ6:22 amZZZZ
In Irish Senior Cup holders Waringstown and runners up Merrion have byes into the second round.
T20 internationals in numbers T20 internationals in numbers ZZZZ1:14 amZZZZ
CricketEurope statistician John Boomer has just published our latest statszone featuring all 57 T20 internationals played by Ireland Women since 2008.
Ireland announce U15 winter squad Ireland announce U15 winter squad ZZZZ1:38 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has announced the national Under-15s Boys winter training squad.
Tucker century keeps Ireland in control Tucker century keeps Ireland in control ZZZZ8:03 pmZZZZ
A superb 138 from Lorcan Tucker has kept Ireland A in control of their match against Gloucestershire Seconds.
Class tells as Leinster retain their title Class tells as Leinster retain their title ZZZZ11:47 pmZZZZ
THE class rose to the surface on the final day of Ireland’s cricketing summer as Leinster Lightning retained the inter-provincial Cup.
Dockrell pride as Lightning win 15th trophy Dockrell pride as Lightning win 15th trophy ZZZZ9:20 pmZZZZ
Leinster Lightning skipper George Dockrell cut a proud figure as he posed with another interpro trophy at his home patch of Rathmines.
Rock solid as Rush win U15 All-Ireland Cup Rock solid as Rush win U15 All-Ireland Cup ZZZZ8:02 pmZZZZ
Skipper Cian Rock led by example as he took four wickets as Rush beat Eglinton to claim the All-Ireland U15 crown.
Final Super 3 match abandoned Final Super 3 match abandoned ZZZZ10:05 pmZZZZ
The Dragons have completed a series victory for the second time in three years despite the final match of the Super 3s being abandoned after the first innings at Clontarf.
Dragons and Scorchers to meet in final match of campaign Dragons and Scorchers to meet in final match of campaign ZZZZ10:37 pmZZZZ
The Super 3 series draws to a conclusion at Clontarf when champions Dragons meet the Scorchers in a 50-over clash at Castle Avenue.
Maritz treble strike leads Dragons to win over Typhoons Maritz treble strike leads Dragons to win over Typhoons ZZZZ12:11 amZZZZ
Lara Maritz starred with the ball as the Dragons beat the Typhoons in a match which had a distinctly end of season feel about it.
NCU level U11 interpro series NCU level U11 interpro series ZZZZ12:03 amZZZZ
The NCU levelled their Under 11 interpro series against Leinster when they won a thrilling encounter in Ringcommons.
NCU clinch U13 series with second win against Leinster NCU clinch U13 series with second win against Leinster ZZZZ3:50 pmZZZZ
The NCU clinched their Under 13 interpro series after beating Leinster by 63 runs at Ringcommons on Friday.
Tector and McGuire lead Ireland to victory Tector and McGuire lead Ireland to victory ZZZZ1:46 amZZZZ
Half centuries from Tim Tector and Nathan McGuire led Ireland U15s to a series clinching win against Scotland at Oak Hill.
Ellerby and Topping star as NCU beat LCU Ellerby and Topping star as NCU beat LCU ZZZZ4:38 amZZZZ
Half centuries from Sam Topping and Rory Ellerby helped NCU U13s beat Leinster in their interpro match at Stormont.
Ireland name U13 squad Ireland name U13 squad ZZZZ4:34 amZZZZ
Eleven players from the Leinster Cricket Union, alongside six each from the Northern Cricket Union and the North West Cricket Union, make up the selection under new coach Callum Atkinson.
Ireland Wolves coach Pete Johnston is upbeat about his sides progress ahead of the white-ball series against Sri Lanka A.
Ireland Wolves coach Pete Johnston is upbeat about his sides progress ahead of the white-ball series against Sri Lanka A. ©CricketEurope
International
 Men and Women Down Under (11)While many Irish eyes were on Sri Lanka this morning, there were others making their cases for a call up in Australia/NZ
 Lorcan Tucker century, but Ireland Wolves fall just short in first ODI against Sri Lanka ADespite Tucker's century Sri Lanka defend 365 to win by 60 runs.
 Johnston upbeat on Wolves progressFollowing his sides record-breaking recent match against Sri Lanka A, Ireland Wolves Head Coach Pete Johnston sat down to discuss the Wolves squad, the tour so far, and the future of Irish cricket.
 Cricket Ireland to offer professional contracts to women for the first timeA small number of part-time contracts will be offered in early 2019, with the plan to expand over subsequent years.
 T20 internationals in numbersCricketEurope statistician John Boomer has just published the latest statszone on the website and it features the 57 T20 internationals played by Ireland Women between 2008 and last month's T20 World Cup campaign.
 Farewell to the granniesIsobel Joyce and twin sister Cecelia sprang a surprise during Ireland’s post-match huddle at the end of the World T20 tournament in Guyana by announcing they would also be retiring from international cricket, along with Clare Shillington and Ciara Metcalfe.
Northern
 Derriaghy sign Daniel PoultonDaniel Poulton is moving to Derriaghy having spent two seasons at Carrickfergus.
 Ballymena return for AphaleBallymena have announced the return of all-rounder Kaushik Aphale for the 2019 season.
 Thompson delight as Waringstown named Team of the YearWaringstown have beaten off stiff competition to collect the prestigious Belfast Telegraph Team of the Year accolade.
Leinster
 Busy summer ahead for Leinster LightningIt promises to be a busy summer for Leinster Lightning in the interpro season as they look to defend two of their titles and go one better and clinch a clean sweep in 2019.
 McCarthy Pembroke return confirmedPembroke have confirmed that Barry McCarthy is returning to the club following his release from Durham last year.
 Fionn Hand joins YMCALeinster Lightning all-rounder Fionn Hand has confirmed he will be joining YMCA for the 2019 campaign.
North West
 Three times winners Donemana face Instonians in Ulster PlateThree times winners and holders Donemana have been handed a home draw against Instonians in the 2019 Ulster Plate competition.
 Scanlon in running for Derry Sports PersonalityDavy Scanlon is one of 12 nominees shortlisted for the 2018 Derry Sports Personality of the Year.
 Eglinton to host Senior Cup finalThis year's NW Senior Cup decider will take place at Eglinton following a meeting of the Union's Match Allocation Group.
Munster
 T20 Festivals galore for Munster RedsThere will be no shortage of action for Munster Reds this summer with no fewer than nine T20 games lined up in three T20 interpro Festivals.
 2019 Munster Senior Cup drawHolders County Kerry face County Galway in the semi-finals, and will start favourites to make another showpiece final.
Munster set to continue in 2019 Interpro seriesCricket Ireland have refuted allegations that Munster's participation in the 2019 interpro series is in doubt.
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