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No regrets for O'Brien after retirement No regrets for O'Brien after retirement ZZZZ4:12 amZZZZ
Niall O'Brien will be missed - there's no doubting that. Not only for his match-winning efforts, like the iconic 72 against Pakistan at the 2007 World Cup when Ireland first bounded onto the global stage.
Hairy and Brains make the top 20 Hairy and Brains make the top 20 ZZZZ4:53 amZZZZ
Clare Shillington and Ciara Metcalfe are both included in the top twenty of the ICC T20 rankings announced this morning.
Niall O'Brien retires Niall O'Brien retires ZZZZ4:21 amZZZZ
OíBrien appeared 216 times for the national side, leaving the game as Irelandís most successful wicketkeeper with 241 international dismissals to his name.
Four Irish Women players off to Australia Four Irish Women players off to Australia ZZZZ7:42 amZZZZ
Four overseas development scholarships have been awarded which will see Laura Delany, Kim Garth, Rebecca Stokell and Una Raymond-Hoey heading to Australia after the T20 World Cup tournament in November.
Ireland Women taking psychologist to World Cup Ireland Women taking psychologist to World Cup ZZZZ7:34 amZZZZ
Ms Kennedy, Cricket Irelandís consultant sports psychologist who originally hails from North Tipperary, will travel with the womenís team to the Caribbean for the tournament.
Porterfield banned by Cricket Ireland Porterfield banned by Cricket Ireland ZZZZ7:14 amZZZZ
Ireland captain William Porterfield has been handed a one-match ban by Cricket Ireland. In total, the disciplinary committee handed out three bans and five warnings in the eight cases that came to their attention this season.
Losing start in Afghan Premier League for O'Brien and Stirling Losing start in Afghan Premier League for O'Brien and Stirling ZZZZ9:21 pmZZZZ
Kevin O'Brien and Paul Stirling's Kandahar Knights team have lost both of their opening matches at the Afghan T20 Premier League in Sharjah.
New Kids on the Block New Kids on the Block ZZZZ9:15 pmZZZZ
Who are the players next in line for elevation to the senior ranks? We take a look at how some of the young guns waiting in the wings performed at youth, Academy and Wolves level this season.
O'Brien and Stirling tie up for APL T20 O'Brien and Stirling tie up for APL T20 ZZZZ2:28 amZZZZ
Irish internationals Kevin OíBrien and Paul Stirling look ahead to new but distinctly differing challenges on the eve of joining the Kandahar Knights, a franchise team established for the inaugural year of the Afghanistan Premier League T20 competition.
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 Irelandís 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.
Lightning show depth to capture interpro cup Lightning show depth to capture interpro cup ZZZZ6:41 pmZZZZ
Leinster Lightning captured the interpro cup for the fifth consecutive year after a typical fightback which showcased their strength in depth.
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.
Joyce blasts used pitch as Merrion lose to Waringstown Joyce blasts used pitch as Merrion lose to Waringstown ZZZZ7:11 amZZZZ
The pitch was the talking point through the day with Cricket Ireland Ė for reasons which still havenít been explained Ė insisting that the final be played on a pitch which had been used for two of Irelandís matches against Afghanistan last week.
Wolves will travel to play Gloucs. 2ndXI Wolves will travel to play Gloucs. 2ndXI ZZZZ5:15 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has announced a strong 12-man Ireland Wolves squad for a four-day match against Gloucestershire 2nd XI to be played at Bristol Cricket Club next week.
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.
Doheny delight as Rush win National Cup again Doheny delight as Rush win National Cup again ZZZZ10:31 pmZZZZ
Ireland Wolves Stephen Doheny's Man-of-the-Match display helped Rush secure the National Cup for the third time.
Irish Academy win T20 tournament Irish Academy win T20 tournament ZZZZ12:06 amZZZZ
The Irish Academy won the T20 series against their Scottish counterparts and a Future Stars XI thanks primarily to a series of powerful batting displays.
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.
Ireland U17s clinch Celtic Cup Ireland U17s clinch Celtic Cup ZZZZ1:32 amZZZZ
Ireland U17s emulated the Under 15 side as they beat Scotland by 15 runs in Ayr to clinch the Celtic Cup.
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.
Niall O'Brien has retired from Irish cricket
Niall O'Brien has retired from Irish cricket ©CricketEurope
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Niall O'Brien retiresOíBrien appeared 216 times for the national side, leaving the game as Irelandís most successful wicketkeeper with 241 international dismissals to his name.
Porterfield banned by Cricket IrelandIreland captain William Porterfield has been handed a one-match ban by Cricket Ireland. In total, the disciplinary committee handed out three bans and five warnings in the eight cases that came to their attention this season.
Tough 2018 for IrelandIrelandís ODI series defeat against Afghanistan brought an end to Irelandís white ball summer which saw little in the way of either an improvement in results or an introduction of new players to the team.
Northern
Great success for Instonians at youth levelThe club won each of the three Northern Cricket Union (NCU) Youth Cup competitions this summer, as well as the Division 1: Under 11 and Under 15 Leagues, and importantly both the All-Ireland Under 11 and 13 Cups.
NCU Review 8: CIYMSA triumphant league campaign for the Belmont side broke the trophy monopoly of Waringstown, as they were deservedly crowned Premier League champions.
NCU Awards dinnerFormer England Test captain Graham Gooch takes centre stage with the winners of the NCU's Robinson Services Leagues: from left - Callum Atkinson of Section 1 side Lisburn, Nigel Jones of Premiership champions CIYMS and Richard Greer of Templepatrick from Section 11. Completing the line-up at the Union's annual dinner in Belfast is David Robinson, managing director of the leagues' sponsor.
Leinster
Pembroke sign Shaheen KhanPembroke have announced the signing of South African all-rounder Shaheen Khan for the 2019 season.
LCU Review 4: LeinsterIt was a season of struggle for the defending champions, needing a play-off against Rush to secure their Premier place for 2019.
Simi Singh leaving YMCAIrish international Simi Singh has confirmed he's leaving YMCA, and is on the look-out for a new club next season.
North West
NW Review 8: ArdmoreIt was a season to forget for the Bleachgreen side as they fell through the relegation trap-door after losing the play-off convincingly against Ballyspallen.
NW Review 7: EglintonIt was a steady enough season for Eglinton, who finished sixth in the league and came close to capturing the senior cup.
Step back in time 1We go back to May 1933 and the NW threatened to withdraw from the Irish Cricket Union if a Leinster Cricket Union proposal was adopted by the governing body.
Interprovincial
Leinster Bolts to tour DenmarkJack Tector will skipper the Leinster Bolts in two 50-over games against Denmark next week.
Class tells as Lightning retain their 50 over TitleTHE class rose to the surface on the final day of Irelandís cricketing summer as Leinster Lightning retained the inter-provincial Cup.
Dockrell delight as Leinster win 15th trophyLeinster Lightning skipper George Dockrell cut a proud figure as he posed with another interpro trophy at his home patch of Rathmines.
Youth & Schools
Rock solid as Rush win all-Ireland U15 cupSkipper Cian Rock led by example as he took four wickets as Rush beat Eglinton to claim the All-Ireland U15 crown.
All Ireland U15 finalPics as Rush beat Eglinton by 9 wickets to claim the U15 All Ireland cup.
Instonians complete youth cup doubleInstonians made it an all-Ireland youth cup double as they beat YMCA by 27 runs in a hard-fought battle at Balbriggan.
Women
Hairy and Brains make the top 20Clare Shillington and Ciara Metcalfe are both included in the top twenty of the ICC T20 rankings announced this morning.
Four Irish Women players off to AustraliaFour overseas development scholarships have been awarded which will see Laura Delany, Kim Garth, Rebecca Stokell and Una Raymond-Hoey heading to Australia after the T20 World Cup tournament in November.
Ireland Women taking psychologist to World CupMs Kennedy, Cricket Irelandís consultant sports psychologist who originally hails from North Tipperary, will travel with the womenís team to the Caribbean for the tournament.
Cricket Ireland Cups
Rush v Limerick, National Cup finalBumper gallery by Joe Curtis as Rush beat Limerick by 26 runs to collect the trophy for the third time in four years.
Joyce blasts used pitch as Merrion lose to WaringstownUnfortunately, the pitch was the talking point through the day with Cricket Ireland Ė for reasons which still havenít been explained Ė insisting that the final be played on one of the two pitches which had been used for two of Irelandís one-day internationals against Afghanistan last week.
Rush win National Cup for third timeRush became National Cup champions for the third time in four years after they overcame the challenge of Limerick to win by 26 runs in front of a large hone crowd at Kenure.
Munster
Limerick in National Cup FinalTtheir involvement in the competition reflects the trials and tribulations of their 50 year history.
Memorable weekend for Co KerryMCU Senior Cup and Junior Cup triumphs within the space of 24 hours.
County extract revenge with resounding winCork County completed a comprehensive 8 wicket win over Cork Harlequins in less than 17 overs.
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