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Graham Ford believes there are grounds for optimism for Ireland after a busy month of ODI cricket.
Graham Ford believes there are grounds for optimism for Ireland after a busy month of ODI cricket. ©CricketEurope
Ireland have grounds for optimism Ireland have grounds for optimism ZZZZ8:05 pmZZZZ
When you consider the names that were unavailable or didnít make the 15 involved in the first six games of the season there is plenty of confidence in the camp that Ireland are once again on an upward curve.
Delany leads new look Ireland against West Indies Delany leads new look Ireland against West Indies ZZZZ4:09 amZZZZ
Ireland captain Laura Delany leads a young side in transition as Irish women's cricket enters a new dawn in more ways than one when they face West Indies in three one-day internationals.
Stirling shines but Afghanistan level series Stirling shines but Afghanistan level series ZZZZ10:06 pmZZZZ
PAUL STIRLING continued a prolific scoring spree with his eleventh half-century in 17 ODI innings against Afghanistan but with little support it wasnít enough to stop Ireland stumbling to a 126-run defeat.
Lifeless Ireland handed a lesson Lifeless Ireland handed a lesson ZZZZ7:30 amZZZZ
Afghanistan head to the World Cup with a confidence boosting 126 run win over Ireland under their belts as Porterfield says: "We got out-disciplined in all three aspects of the game."
Ireland - a rollercoaster ride Ireland - a rollercoaster ride ZZZZ7:20 amZZZZ
All you can say about this Ireland team at the moment is that they are consistently inconsistent as just two days after skittling Afghanistan inside 37 overs, the visitors became only the second team to score 300 at Stormont.
Step in the right direction Step in the right direction ZZZZ7:16 pmZZZZ
The press conference at the Institute of Sport was full of delighted players and coaches all saying how great it was that Irish women cricketers would avail of professional contracts for the first time. The sums involved are relatively modest, covering two and three days a week, but Mary Waldron saw the bigger picture.
Ireland Women's squad for West Indies clashes Ireland Women's squad for West Indies clashes ZZZZ4:33 amZZZZ
Ireland name a 13-player squad for the Womenís T20s against West Indies in late May.
Six women awarded contracts Six women awarded contracts ZZZZ3:33 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has unveiled the recipients of their first part-time professional contracts for women cricketers.
McCollum and Singh press senior claims McCollum and Singh press senior claims ZZZZ6:40 pmZZZZ
James McCollum's hundred plus a superb all-round display from Simi Singh gave Irish supporters some cheer as they helped the Wolves beat Bangladesh by 88 runs at The Hills.
McLoughlin-Gavin stars as Bolts beat Ireland U19s McLoughlin-Gavin stars as Bolts beat Ireland U19s ZZZZ1:33 amZZZZ
Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin anchored the Leinster Lightning Bolts innings with a composed and accomplished 85 in a 23-run victory for the provincial side.
Ireland U19s name squad for Bolts encounter Ireland U19s name squad for Bolts encounter ZZZZ8:35 amZZZZ
Ireland U19s have named their squad for the first match of a season which hopefully will culminate in them qualifying for the U19 Cricket World Cup.
Bolts name squad for Ireland U19 clash Bolts name squad for Ireland U19 clash ZZZZ7:22 amZZZZ
Tom Stanton will skipper the Lightning Bolts in their match against Ireland U19's at Trinity - one of four Merrion players in the side.
Scotland test for Ireland Wolves Scotland test for Ireland Wolves ZZZZ10:43 pmZZZZ
While Bangladesh A are not coming to Irish shores, traditional foes Scotland have been lined up for a six-match series against Ireland Wolves.
Barnes and Tector star as England beaten Barnes and Tector star as England beaten ZZZZ2:52 amZZZZ
Jarred Barnes' second five-wicket haul of the tour, plus an unbeaten 82 from Jack Tector ensured another win for Pete Johnston's Academy side.
Ireland U19s line up fixtures Ireland U19s line up fixtures ZZZZ11:51 pmZZZZ
Ireland Under 19s are busy putting together a programme of fixtures ahead of their World Cup Qualifying tournament in The Netherlands in July.
Doheny and Rock star in Academy wins Doheny and Rock star in Academy wins ZZZZ10:25 pmZZZZ
The Rush duo of Stephen Doheny and Neil Rock played starring roles as Ireland Academy recorded back-to-back wins against Gloucestershire Seconds and Bath in T20 contests.
 Ireland v Afghanistan - match 2Pics from the second ODI at Stormont where the highlights were a century by Mo Shahzad and 6 wickets for Gulbadin Naib
 Ireland v Afghanistan - match 1Pics from Ireland's 72 run win over Afghanistan in the first match of the two match series.
 Mark Adair's post match interviewMark Adair talks about Ireland's win in Match 1 of the series
NCU Club Cricket
There was a special presentation by the NCU to Paul Stirling.
There was a special presentation by the NCU to Paul Stirling. ©CricketEurope

North Down qualify for semi-finals North Down qualify for semi-finals ZZZZ9:23 pmZZZZ
North Down's fourth straight win sees them qualify for the semi-finals after a six-wicket win against CSNI in an abbreviated Lagan Valley Steels T20 game at Comber.
NCU T20 Cup roundup NCU T20 Cup roundup ZZZZ8:40 amZZZZ
Waringstown first through to Finals Day with win over Carrickfergus
Big wins for CIYMS, Instonians and Waringstown Big wins for CIYMS, Instonians and Waringstown ZZZZ2:27 amZZZZ
There were three convincing wins in the Lagan Valley Steels T20 group matches, with Waringstown, Instonians and CIYMS all showing their strength.
Saturday's League roundup Saturday's League roundup ZZZZ7:02 amZZZZ
CIYMS take a three-week break from Robinson Services Premier League action with their position at the top of the table secure after easing past Carrickfergus in one of only two top flight games to beat the weather on Saturday.
Beyond the Premier World Beyond the Premier World ZZZZ10:16 pmZZZZ
Woodvale beat Donaghcloney Mill, while Ballymena tie with Downpatrick.
CIYMS make it four from four CIYMS make it four from four ZZZZ8:15 pmZZZZ
Defending champions CIYMS went clear at the top of the Robinson Services Premier League with a five-wicket win at home to Carrick, while CSNI won at Muckamore in the two games to survive the weather.
CIYMS maintain 100% record CIYMS maintain 100% record ZZZZ8:09 pmZZZZ
Even the rain couldnít stop CIYMS yesterday as the defending Robinson Services Premier League Champions maintained their 100 per cent start.
Friday's T20 roundup Friday's T20 roundup ZZZZ4:03 amZZZZ
Jacques Snyman won the battle of the professionals at Middle Road as Carrickfergus beat Lisburn to the first win in the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup last night.
Shields hopes for a return of the good times Shields hopes for a return of the good times ZZZZ10:45 pmZZZZ
It's all change at Comber this year with a new 50-over captain and no fewer than four signings, and North Down have hit the ground running as they target a return to the top half of the league table.
Grosvenor well beaten in Schools Cup Grosvenor well beaten in Schools Cup ZZZZ2:11 amZZZZ
Grosvenor GS have been knocked out of the Ulster Bank Schools Cup after a heavy defeat at the hands of Foyle College at the Limavady Road venue.
Cregagh and Templepatrick win in cup Cregagh and Templepatrick win in cup ZZZZ11:02 pmZZZZ
Cregagh and Templepatrick are into the next round of the Gallagher Insurance Senior Cup after both recorded comfortable wins in the preliminary round games.
Templepatrick planning season of celebrations Templepatrick planning season of celebrations ZZZZ11:05 amZZZZ
Templepatrick Cricket Club will be hoping for a successful 2019 season as the club celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Lazars joins Muckamore Lazars joins Muckamore ZZZZ8:58 pmZZZZ
All-rounder Steve Lazars has joined Muckamore after spending the 2018 season at Ardmore.
NCU Preview 18: Armagh NCU Preview 18: Armagh ZZZZ12:18 amZZZZ
Our previews of the 18 Premier and Section One clubs end with a look at Armagh who after clinching Section One in 2017 were relegated from the Premier League in 2018.
Methody face away day trip in Schools Cup Methody face away day trip in Schools Cup ZZZZ12:57 amZZZZ
Methodist College will begin their defence of the Ulster Bank Schools Cricket Cup with an away game against Belfast rivals Campbell College or Down High School.
 Muckamore v CSNI - NCU PLpics from the Premier League meeting of Muckamore and CSNI at Moylena
 Carrick v Lisburn T20 CupPics from Carrick's match at home to Lisburn in the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup
 T20 CIYMS v Waringstown Waringstown captain Greg Thompson top scored with 57 including this reverse sweeps for 4
Other Provincial Club Cricket
Former Donemana player and NW umpire Alan Dunn has passed away. He's pictured here with good friend Roy McBrine.
Former Donemana player and NW umpire Alan Dunn has passed away. He's pictured here with good friend Roy McBrine. ©CricketEurope
Bready, Coleraine and Fox Lodge win in T20 cup Bready, Coleraine and Fox Lodge win in T20 cup ZZZZ9:45 pmZZZZ
The latest round of T20 action in the Faughan Valley and Eric Cooke T20 cups saw victories for Bready, Coleraine, and Fox Lodge.
Leinster sides up for the cup Leinster sides up for the cup ZZZZ2:50 amZZZZ
PEMBROKE host the match of the day in the first round of the Irish Senior Cup when they welcome North West Senior Cup holders Brigade to Sydney Parade.
Irish Senior Cup Preview Irish Senior Cup Preview ZZZZ8:53 amZZZZ
Ian Callender previews Saturday's first round ties in the Irish Senior Cup.
NW sides look to end poor run in Irish cups NW sides look to end poor run in Irish cups ZZZZ8:23 pmZZZZ
It's been meagre pickings for the NW in these competitions in recent times and you have to go back to 2004 for the last winners, Limavady, and ten years since Donemana became the last team to make the final.
Lewis and Garth to the fore in wins for YMCA and Pembroke Lewis and Garth to the fore in wins for YMCA and Pembroke ZZZZ3:32 amZZZZ
Irish internationals Robyn Lewis and Kim Garth were in scintillating form helping YMCA and Pembroke to wins in the Women's League against Malahide and Merrion.
The best Barr none as Strabane gain vital win The best Barr none as Strabane gain vital win ZZZZ8:17 pmZZZZ
Strabane recorded their first win in this season's Premier Division when edging out Glendermott by a single run in a real thriller at the Rectory.
Gamble the hero as YMCA beat North County in thriller Gamble the hero as YMCA beat North County in thriller ZZZZ9:22 pmZZZZ
Bobby Gamble was the hero for YMCA hitting two sixes in the last over to beat North County and all but seal their Premiership slot later this summer.
Three out of three for Cork Harlequins Three out of three for Cork Harlequins ZZZZ12:21 amZZZZ
Though high scoring, the tempo of this match was relaxed rather frenetic. The key was to remain disciplined and patient. That Cork Harlequins won is testimony to the unflappable temperament of their younger players and to their ability to build partnerships.
Munster sides ready to do battle again Munster sides ready to do battle again ZZZZ3:46 amZZZZ
With the league now into the fourth weekend, itís the perfect opportunity for the sides to get their season running properly.
Uddin scores 150th double hundred in Irish cricket Uddin scores 150th double hundred in Irish cricket ZZZZ9:22 pmZZZZ
Josh Uddin, late of Halverstown, Railway Union, North Kildare, Terenure and Clondalkin, had a spectacular introduction to Munster cricket last weekend, scoring 215 for Co Kerry 2nds against Limerick 2nds at Adare. According to the most comprehensive records, his innings was the 150th double century yet recorded in Irish cricket.
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.
 Youth games in the NWPics by George Chambers from the youth games that took place at the Bleachgreen this week.
 Letterkenny first matchPics by Lawrence Moore as Fox Lodge played their first match in the Derry Midweek league.
 Hat-trick hero, centurions plus various NW picsBobby Brolly took a hat-trick, centurions David Lapsley and Peet Pienaar, plus various other pics by George Chambers.
 NW various picsPhotos from Strabane v Brigade and Ballyspallen v Donemana
 The Hills v MalahideJoe Curtis pics as The Hills beat Malahide to ensure a home semi-final draw in the Senior League Cup.
 Fox Lodge v ArdmoreGallery from Billy Given as Ardmore beat Fox Lodge by 24 runs.
Interprovincial
Jack Tector acknowledges applause for his century for Leinster Lightning against NW Warriors
Jack Tector acknowledges applause for his century for Leinster Lightning against NW Warriors ©CricketEurope

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Knights name sides for Warriors matches Knights name sides for Warriors matches ZZZZ4:24 amZZZZ
The MTB Northern Knights sides to play the North West Warriors in the IP 50 over Cup and IP 3-Day Championship have been announced.
Tector ton leads Lightning to convincing win Tector ton leads Lightning to convincing win ZZZZ8:43 pmZZZZ
Jack Tector scored a century as he and Andy Balbirnie shared a match winning 182 run partnership to lead Leinster Lightning to a 78-run win over the NW Warriors at Bready.
Lightning dominate weakened Warriors Lightning dominate weakened Warriors ZZZZ8:31 amZZZZ
Ireland hopeful Jack Tector hits a century for Leinster Lightning as the holders make it two wins out of two in the inter-provincial Cup against an under-strength North West Warriors.
Fixtures boost for Emerging Knights Fixtures boost for Emerging Knights ZZZZ8:27 pmZZZZ
The NCU has confirmed an extensive series of fixtures for the MTB Emerging Knights, throughout June and July.
Dragons start Super 3's with two wins Dragons start Super 3's with two wins ZZZZ11:09 pmZZZZ
The 2019 Women's Super 3 Series got under way at North Kildare with the Dragons claiming two victories and the Typhoons one.
Super 3 fixtures released Super 3 fixtures released ZZZZ11:28 pmZZZZ
The Super 3 schedule for the summer has been revealed, and in an attempt to spread the women's cricket gospel, the teams will be heading north for the second time in the competition, to Holywood.
Super 3 squads named Super 3 squads named ZZZZ3:48 amZZZZ
The squads have been confirmed for the 2019 Super 3 season, with a number of new faces in the camps.
 Mark JonesLightning manager Mark Jones after his side beat NW warriors by 110 runs
 Jack TectorLeinster centurion Jack Tector who made 110.
 Andy McBrineWarriors captain Andy McBrine after his side were beaten by 78 runs
Miscellaneous
Shahid Afridi has been named as an icon plater in the Euro T20 slam
Shahid Afridi has been named as an icon plater in the Euro T20 slam ©CricketEurope
Afridi named icon player for EuroT20 slam Afridi named icon player for EuroT20 slam ZZZZ9:54 amZZZZ
Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi has joined the Euro T20 Slam as an icon player while South African T-20 teamís vice-captain JP Duminy and his country mate Imran Tahir will be among the six marquee players.
MCC Ireland announce strong squad MCC Ireland announce strong squad ZZZZ9:25 amZZZZ
MCC Ireland Region have announced a strong squad for their famous MCC Southern Ireland Schools week next week. Internationals Lorcan Tucker and Albert van der Merwe are joined by a host of Wolves and Leinster Lightning stars for a week of cricket in Munster and Leinster.
Waldron added to ICC umpiring panel Waldron added to ICC umpiring panel ZZZZ4:29 amZZZZ
Mary Waldron has been appointed to the ICC's Development Panel of Umpires - one of only eight women around the world to be appointed.
Ireland step up security ahead of international clashes Ireland step up security ahead of international clashes ZZZZ8:52 pmZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has engaged a security company that specialises in counter-terrorism measures for their upcoming matches against England, West Indies and Bangladesh in Dublin.
IPL glamour to sweep into Irish cricket IPL glamour to sweep into Irish cricket ZZZZ8:47 pmZZZZ
The glamorous world of Bollywood stars and IPL legends will find a temporary home in Europeís Celtic fringes this autumn, when the first Euro T20 Bash takes place in Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Dublin.
Facts and figures from Cricket Ireland's AGM Facts and figures from Cricket Ireland's AGM ZZZZ7:18 amZZZZ
Facts and figures from 'the most challenging year ever, on and off the field', as reported at the Cricket Ireland Annual General Meeting.
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