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Paul Stirling got off to a winnig start in the T10 league.
Paul Stirling got off to a winnig start in the T10 league. ©CricketEurope
Stirling off to winning start Stirling off to winning start ZZZZ5:23 amZZZZ
Ireland international Paul Stirling is back in Abu Dhabi, just three weeks after helping Ireland qualify for next year’s T20 World Cup.
Wilson reflects on T20 World Cup qualification Wilson reflects on T20 World Cup qualification ZZZZ6:51 pmZZZZ
It was very much a case of mission accomplished as Gary Wilson’s side picked up four wins in their six group matches to secure an automatic spot at the showpiece event next year.
Bangladesh boost for Bready Bangladesh boost for Bready ZZZZ6:06 pmZZZZ
There's a further boost for the NW region with the news that Bready will be hosting Bangladesh in May, as part of their white-ball Irish tour.
Mooney living the dream Mooney living the dream ZZZZ5:38 pmZZZZ
John Mooney has once again teamed up with his former playing coach Phil Simmons, who last month took over the reins of the West Indies for the second time.
Ireland Women's Review of the Year 2019 Ireland Women's Review of the Year 2019 ZZZZ7:55 pmZZZZ
2019 was always going to be a difficult year for Ireland Women given the high profile retirements of four of their most talented players at the end of 2018.
Kenealy retires from international cricket Kenealy retires from international cricket ZZZZ4:37 amZZZZ
Amy Kenealy has announced her retirement from international cricket after an 11-year career with the senior side.
Garth returns to Big Bash with Scorchers Garth returns to Big Bash with Scorchers ZZZZ2:34 amZZZZ
Ireland Women’s vice-captain Kim Garth will return to play in the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia after signing with the Perth Scorchers
Maritz selected for Global Development Squad Maritz selected for Global Development Squad ZZZZ1:26 amZZZZ
Lara Maritz has been selected to join the ICC Women’s Global Development Squad that will see her play against some of the world’s best cricketers and then spend time training with the Adelaide Strikers WBBL team.
Academy bat out the day for draw Academy bat out the day for draw ZZZZ9:15 amZZZZ
Ireland's Academy batted through a rain shortened day to earn a draw against Gloucestershire 2nd XI in Bristol with fifties from Alistair Frost and Mitchell Thompson who was 69* when the captains shook hands.
Wolves snap back but end the day cornered Wolves snap back but end the day cornered ZZZZ10:36 amZZZZ
Ireland’s wolves have it all to do on the final day as they lead by only 26 and have already lost 4 second innings wickets.
Ireland Academy facing uphill battle Ireland Academy facing uphill battle ZZZZ7:47 amZZZZ
But it has been a hard day field for the Academy players, with Matty Foster making the only breakthrough in 45 overs, before bad light ended play early.
Wolves get a Day 2 batting lesson Wolves get a Day 2 batting lesson ZZZZ10:08 amZZZZ
Ireland's Academy side were given a lesson in multi-day batting by Gloucester Seconds as the replied to Ireland's 289 reaching 163/1 in a shortened day's play.
Ireland seal U17 Celtic Cup win over Scots Ireland seal U17 Celtic Cup win over Scots ZZZZ10:52 amZZZZ
Ireland completed a 3-1 Celtic Cup series win over traditional rivals Scotland with a 68 run win in the final T20 game of the series.
Honours even between Ireland and Scotland U17 Honours even between Ireland and Scotland U17 ZZZZ4:06 pmZZZZ
Ireland and Scotland played back-to-back matches at Oakhill on Thursday with the Scots winning the 50-over clash and the Irish coming out on top in the T20 contest.
Hunter stars as Ireland beat Scotland in U17 clash Hunter stars as Ireland beat Scotland in U17 clash ZZZZ3:13 pmZZZZ
James Hunter and Mitchell Thompson's 120-run stand helped Ireland beat Scotland by 24 runs in their opening Under 17 Celtic Cup international clash at Oakhill.
Forbes to the fore as Ireland U15s beat Scotland Forbes to the fore as Ireland U15s beat Scotland ZZZZ2:03 amZZZZ
Jamie Forbes scored a match-winning 69 as Ireland Under 15s beat Scotland by two wickets in a tense encounter at Cambusdoon in Ayr.
 Ireland v The Netherlands, 4th game of tri-seriesPics as Ben Cooper and Max O'Dowd lead The Netherlands to a six wicket win against Ireland.
 Ireland v Scotland, 3rd game of tri-seriesPics as Ireland beat Scotland by four wickets
 Women's World T20 Qualifier 3rd/4th playoff - Ireland v PNGPictures from the third/fourth playoff match at the World T20 Qualifier between Ireland and PNG
Miscellaneous
The heroes of Sion Mills 1969 who dismissed the West Indies for 25 wwre honoured this week by the ASJI at the Croke Park Hotel
The heroes of Sion Mills 1969 who dismissed the West Indies for 25 wwre honoured this week by the ASJI at the Croke Park Hotel ©Lorraine O'Sullivan
Irish clubs benefit from Sports Capital Programme Irish clubs benefit from Sports Capital Programme ZZZZ3:10 amZZZZ
12 clubs have benefitted from the Irish governments Sports Capital Programme to the tune of €351 525 in the latest announcement.
Women and Men Down Under (7) Women and Men Down Under (7) ZZZZ10:32 pmZZZZ
There were a number of performances of note that we can report on this week with the young Irish doing well in a variety of leagues and games.
Tough at the top for Irish cricketers? Tough at the top for Irish cricketers? ZZZZ8:07 amZZZZ
How does the workload of Irish cricketers compare to their international counterparts? Ger Siggins does the maths.
Women and Men Down Under (6) Women and Men Down Under (6) ZZZZ7:34 pmZZZZ
Having impressed in First Grade last weekend, it was an unfortunate return to the 2nds for Neil Rock, as he went for a golden duck in the first day of Mount Lawley’s game against Willetton.
Heroes of 69 honoured Heroes of 69 honoured ZZZZ6:45 pmZZZZ
The Association of Sports Journalists in Ireland this week honoured the Ireland cricket team which, in 1969, beat the West Indies at Sion Mills, Co Tyrone.
Women and Men Down Under (5) Women and Men Down Under (5) ZZZZ10:23 pmZZZZ
Since our last report, Kim Garth has played 3 further WBBL games for Perth Scorchers. Against Adelaide Strikers she scored 6*(5) and then took 2-25 as her side lost by 7 wickets.
  White Stick Trophy - NIACUS v LCUAS Narrow 2 run victory for NIACUS over LCUAS in Annual match at Comber
NCU Club Cricket
Nikolai Smith has been called up to the Italian squad.
Nikolai Smith has been called up to the Italian squad. ©CricketEurope

Nikolai Smith to play with Italy Nikolai Smith to play with Italy ZZZZ9:43 pmZZZZ
Instonians opening batsman Nikolai Smith has been called up to Italy’s national squad for their upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League Group B fixtures in Oman.
Waringstown return for CSNI pair Waringstown return for CSNI pair ZZZZ8:11 pmZZZZ
Morgan Topping and Aaron Wright, who each spent two seasons at Stormont after leaving The Lawn in search of more first-team opportunities, will boost the villagers’ squad for the 2020 season.
Armagh sign South African Armagh sign South African ZZZZ8:42 pmZZZZ
Armagh will have a 21 year-old South African in their ranks for the 2020 season.
Crothers receives prestigious award Crothers receives prestigious award ZZZZ6:59 pmZZZZ
Instonians stalwart Steven Crothers’ excellent work for the Shaws Bridge club has been recognized by the Federation of Irish Sports.
Instonians finish on a high Instonians finish on a high ZZZZ10:17 amZZZZ
Instonians completed the Robinson Services Premier League season yesterday with a fourth victory in five unbeaten games, condemning Waringstown to a seventh defeat of the season.
Downpatrick win sees Bangor down Downpatrick win sees Bangor down ZZZZ12:34 amZZZZ
Downpatrick claimed their seat in the lifeboat with a comfortable last chance win at Donacloney Mill which sends Bangor into Section Two alongside neighbours Holywood.
Downpatrick bidding for survival Downpatrick bidding for survival ZZZZ1:34 pmZZZZ
The big game of the day takes place two miles down at the road at Donaghcloney where Downpatrick must win their final game to prevent the famous club dropping into the third tier.
The agony and the ectasy The agony and the ectasy ZZZZ2:50 amZZZZ
After Lisburn lost their final Robinson Services Premier League match of the season at CIYMS, they could only watch on as Muckamore and Instonians tried to secure their top-flight status for 2020 and relegate the Wallace Park outfit in the process.
Ballymena 2nd XI lift the Intermediate Cup Ballymena 2nd XI lift the Intermediate Cup ZZZZ10:28 amZZZZ
Ballymena seconds are this year's Intermediate Cup winners after defeating the holders Donacloney Mill seconds in the Final at Laurelvale.
Yorkshire win as rain prevents play on the final day. Yorkshire win as rain prevents play on the final day. ZZZZ1:45 pmZZZZ
Unfortunately the Northern Ireland weather had the last say in this year's Festival which was sponsored by Agile Communications as it washed out the 'Final' showdown between the two unbeaten sides Yorkshire and Cornwall.
Yorkshire and Cornwall set up final day decider Yorkshire and Cornwall set up final day decider ZZZZ3:55 pmZZZZ
Yorkshire and Cornwall will face each other in a winner take all clash at Woodvale following decisive wins against hosts NCU and Southern Kings.
Wins for Cornwall and Yorkshire Wins for Cornwall and Yorkshire ZZZZ2:50 pmZZZZ
The opening day saw Cornwall and Yorkshire Schools both win, against hosts NCU and Southern Kings respectively.
NCU Festival returns for a second year NCU Festival returns for a second year ZZZZ3:19 amZZZZ
The NCU will again host a four team Under 16 festival from 11th to 14th August
Jones praises CIYMS balance and depth Jones praises CIYMS balance and depth ZZZZ9:21 pmZZZZ
NIGEL Jones highlighted the balance of his squad after CIYMS claimed their second trophy of the season.
CIYMS claim cup with emphatic win CIYMS claim cup with emphatic win ZZZZ10:08 pmZZZZ
Mark Adair claimed the MOM award as CIYMS recovered from a poor start to beat Instonians by 98 runs and collect their third Gallagher Insurance cup win in five years.
Underdogs Instonians hoping to upset CIYMS Underdogs Instonians hoping to upset CIYMS ZZZZ3:11 amZZZZ
INSTONIANS captain Andrew White accepts the role of underdogs when they take on CIYMS in the Gallagher’s Challenge Cup final at The Green, but knows there is enough talent in his side to cause an upset.
Jones the hero as CIYMS lift T20 trophy Jones the hero as CIYMS lift T20 trophy ZZZZ3:30 pmZZZZ
CAPTAIN Nigel Jones was the hero as CIYMS won the first trophy of the season with a thrilling one-run victory over Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup holders Waringstown at The Lawn.
CIYMS look to increase Waringstown woe CIYMS look to increase Waringstown woe ZZZZ1:26 amZZZZ
THE Test match may still be in full flow but the first trophy of the NCU season will be decided tonight when Waringstown host CIYMS in the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup final.
Waringstown aiming for magnificent 7th triumph Waringstown aiming for magnificent 7th triumph ZZZZ2:57 amZZZZ
Waringstown will be aiming for a magnificent seventh triumph in the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup final as they taken on arch rivals CIYMS in the decider at The Lawn tomorrow (FRI) at 5pm.
T20 final set for Friday T20 final set for Friday ZZZZ12:32 amZZZZ
THE Test match may dominate this week’s action but it has not stopped CIYMS captain Nigel Jones and his Waringstown counterpart Greg Thompson from agreeing to play the Lagan Valley Steels Cup T20 Final at The Lawn on Friday (5pm).
Ulster Schools squad named Ulster Schools squad named ZZZZ3:19 amZZZZ
The Ulster Schools squad for their tour of Scotland has been named.
Southern Schools hold advantage against Ulster Southern Schools hold advantage against Ulster ZZZZ6:44 amZZZZ
Ulster Schools were bowled out to the last ball of the first day of the annual two-day game with Southern Schools, for a first innings deficit of 59.
Academy battle to Schools' Cup glory Academy battle to Schools' Cup glory ZZZZ9:12 amZZZZ
Max Burton played through the pain of an injured shoulder to win the man of the match award and help Belfast Royal Academy to their third Ulster Bank Schools Cup triumph in five years in what was a closely fought encounter with city rivals Methody.
Schools showdown at Moylena Schools showdown at Moylena ZZZZ1:20 pmZZZZ
THERE is a vast difference in experience between the two teams in today’s Ulster Bank Schools Cup final when holders Methodist College take on Belfast Royal Academy at Moylena
 Donacloney Mill v DownpatrickPics from Downpatrick's win over Donacloney Mill that ensured their survival in Section 1 at the expense of Bangor.
 North Down v CIYMSCIYMS beat North Down by 5 runs
 Muckamore v WaringstownPics from Waringstown's 1 run win at Muckamore on Saturday
Other Provincial Club Cricket
Ladies winners at the NW Awards dinner.
Ladies winners at the NW Awards dinner. ©CricketEurope
Legends honoured at NW dinner Legends honoured at NW dinner ZZZZ5:32 amZZZZ
TWO of the North West’s longest serving – and still active – players were inducted into the union’s Hall of Fame last night.
NW name U17 squad NW name U17 squad ZZZZ2:44 amZZZZ
The NW have named a winter training squad of 20 to prepare for the 2020 youth interprovincial season.
Six Bready players in NW U15 squad Six Bready players in NW U15 squad ZZZZ12:42 amZZZZ
The North West have named their Under 15 winter training squad, and Bready is well represented having six players in the panel of 19.
Indian coup for North Kildare Indian coup for North Kildare ZZZZ12:29 amZZZZ
North Kildare have pulled off a major coup as they swooped for Indian cricketer Kaustub Pawar for the 2020 season.
Clontarf sign Marco Marais Clontarf sign Marco Marais ZZZZ8:33 pmZZZZ
Clontarf have signed South African all-rounder Marco Marais for the 2020 season.
Jones steps down as Lightning Manager Jones steps down as Lightning Manager ZZZZ3:49 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning Manager Mark Jones is stepping down after seven seasons in the role.
Cork County complete treble Cork County complete treble ZZZZ10:13 pmZZZZ
Cork County completed the Munster Senior treble at the weekend after beating Limerick City.
Cork County too strong for Kerry in Munster final Cork County too strong for Kerry in Munster final ZZZZ8:32 amZZZZ
A century for Cormac Hassett and a five-wicket haul from Abubakar Saddique helped Cork County to a 206-run win against County Kerry in the Munster Senior Cup final.
Benton stars as Cork County win T20 Blast Benton stars as Cork County win T20 Blast ZZZZ10:44 amZZZZ
Back-to-back half centuries from Jeremy Benton saw Cork County beat Limerick and Galway to claim their fourth successive T20 Blast title at The Mardyke.
 NW Annual Presentation DinnerWinners from a wonderful evening at the NW awards dinner.
 Eglinton Presentations NightPhotos from the Eglinton presentations night
 Good Relations Week - NW Cricket and Ulster Council GAAPics from a session organised by Derry and Strabane Council as part of a good relations week between Ulster Council Football GAA and NW cricket
 Ardmore Awards NightPics of the Awards night of Ardmore CC
 Burndennett Ladies, League presentationPics as Burndennett collects the Ladies League trophy
 Fox Lodge III, Q3 League presentationsPics as Fox Lodge Thirds were presented with the trophy and medals
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