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Eight NCU players named in U18 Dragons squad ZZZZ2:06 amZZZZ
There are eight NCU players included in the Dragons Under 18 squad that is heading to Spain for a week's training camp.
Four North West teenagers off to Spain ZZZZ1:46 amZZZZ
Four North West teenagers will be spending the mid-term break in Spain after they were selected for the Dragons Under 18 training camp.
Indian summer for Ireland ZZZZ1:31 amZZZZ
India will travel to Ireland to play three T20 Internationals in a further boost for the sport.
Gillespie on fire in India ZZZZ5:48 amZZZZ
Strabane's Aaron Gillespie was on top form as his blistering half century saw his RR Sedam side beat Mominpura Warriors by 104 runs in their T20 tournament in Hyderabad.
Heywood expecting tough challenge at Bonds Glen ZZZZ5:23 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge captain Aaron Heywood is expecting a tough challenge as the Ballymagorry side begin their title defence of the North West Senior Cup with an away day trip to Bonds Glen.
Holders Fox Lodge start cup defence at Bonds Glen ZZZZ4:02 amZZZZ
Holders Fox Lodge have been handed a tough draw away at Championship winners Bonds Glen in the opening round of the North West Senior Cup.
Paul and Prendergast star as Ireland beat Bangladesh ZZZZ7:54 amZZZZ
Three wickets for Leah Paul and an unbeaten 49 by Orla Prendergast led Ireland to a morale boosting eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in their unofficial T20 World Cup warm-up game.
Stokell injury blow for Ireland ZZZZ7:26 amZZZZ
Rebecca Stokell has been ruled out of Ireland's T20 World Cup campaign, and has been replaced by Merrion team-mate Rachel Delaney.
Leinster Women seek Head Coach ZZZZ7:02 amZZZZ
Leinster CC are seeking a Head Coach for their vibrant and successful Women's teams.
Thailand Women set for historic Irish tour ZZZZ12:46 amZZZZ
Thailand Women are set for their first tour of Ireland this summer.
Phoenix Women sign South African player-coach ZZZZ12:40 amZZZZ
Phoenix Women have signed former South African international Claire Terblanche as their player/coach for the 2023 season.
Wilson stars in India ZZZZ12:21 amZZZZ
Jared Wilson was among the runs to help his side to a convincing win in their latest game in the T20 tournament in Hyderabad.
South Africa penalty opens door for Ireland ZZZZ11:58 amZZZZ
South Africa have been deducted one point for their slow over rate in the third ODI against England, meaning a clean sweep for Ireland against Bangladesh in May could mean automatic World Cup qualification.
Ireland beaten by Bangladesh in first warm-up ZZZZ11:59 amZZZZ
Ireland Women's delayed first warm-up game against Bangladesh turned into a farce after Ed Joyce's side were forced to borrow three players from the opposition in order to get a fully fit side out on the park.
Nut job for CIYMS ZZZZ11:24 amZZZZ
CIYMS have signed New Zealander Edward Nuttall after original choice Keith Dudgeon was ruled out of a return to Belmont.
Lisburn start title defence against Instonians ZZZZ11:20 amZZZZ
Lisburn will open their defence of the Premier League title at Shaw’s Bridge with a game against Instonians on April 22.
Scotland to host World Cup qualifier ZZZZ12:55 amZZZZ
Scotland will host the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup European Qualifier in July.
CSNI sign New Zealander ZZZZ8:09 amZZZZ
CSNI have signed Irish passport holding New Zealander Ryan Harrison for the 2023 season.
Stadium boost for Ireland? ZZZZ12:33 amZZZZ
There could be good news on the horizon for Irish cricket after the Sunday Times reported that the proposed new stadium at Abbotstown has moved a step forward.
Five star Sajesh leads NUI Galway to University title ZZZZ11:51 amZZZZ
A five-wicket haul and a winning six in the penultimate over from Sajesh led NUI Galway to something of a surprise win over favourites DBS in the final of the Irish Universities Indoor tournament at Jordanstown.
Pembroke unveil new overseas player ZZZZ11:32 amZZZZ
Pembroke have pulled off something of a coup with the signing of 30-year-old Australian all-rounder Nick Stapleton.
India claim U19 crown as England batting crumbles ZZZZ6:21 amZZZZ
England saved their worst two batting performances of the Tournament for the semi-final and Final and there was no ‘Great Escape - The Sequel’ today for them as India dominated the Final throughout.
Zimbabwe tour averages ZZZZ8:40 amZZZZ
A closely fought tour saw honours even in the one-day series, while the hosts edged the T20 matches by a 2-1 margin.
Ireland U19 tour averages ZZZZ8:00 amZZZZ
Ireland U19's finished the inaugural World Cup bottom of their Super Six group after a mixed campaign.
Scotland name squad for Nepal tour ZZZZ7:43 amZZZZ
Jack Jarvis is the new name in Shane Burger's squad for their tour of Nepal where they will face the hosts and Namibia.
Muckamore recruit experienced coach ZZZZ7:25 amZZZZ
Muckamore are another club who have been busy strengthening over the close season and have announced that experienced coach Paddy Steytler and South Africa teenager Ciaran Roundtree will be heading to Moylena this summer.
CIYMS add New Zealander to ranks ZZZZ7:07 amZZZZ
It's been a busy close season at Belmont with plenty of ins and outs. The latest addition is Theo van Woerkom.
ICC awards for Erasmus and Oza ZZZZ5:31 amZZZZ
Namibia’s influential leader Gerhard Erasmus claims the ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year award, and the UAE’s all-round starlet Esha Oza secures the ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Year award.
North Down sign South African all-rounder ZZZZ1:58 amZZZZ
North Down have signed Andile Mokgakane for the 2023 season.
Josh Little named in ICC T20 Team of the Year ZZZZ1:54 amZZZZ
Josh Little's 39 wickets at 18.92 gets him into the ICC T20 Team of the Year.
Australia too strong for UAE ZZZZ1:42 amZZZZ
A convincing, six-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates saw Australia hang on to their spot in the top two of the Super Six log in the ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup.
Professional Pakistan too strong for Ireland ZZZZ1:30 amZZZZ
Pakistan produced a thoroughly professional performance to pick Ireland apart and cruise to a seven-wicket victory in their ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup Super Six encounter in Potchefstroom.
Ireland Test exile set to end ZZZZ1:19 amZZZZ
Ireland will play a Test match for the first time in nearly four years when the men’s team takes on Bangladesh in Dhaka in early April at the end of a month-long multi-format tour.
Spoils shared as rain ruins ODI decider ZZZZ1:17 amZZZZ
Only 13 overs were possible in the final one-day international between Zimbabwe and Ireland as rain had the final say in Harare.
Campher tips the odds ZZZZ10:53 pmZZZZ
Curtis Campher has not had the biggest impact on Ireland’s tour of Zimbabwe so far, but the flick of the all-rounder’s fingertips on Saturday has set up today’s one-day international series decider at the Harare Sports Club.
Bangladesh and Ireland confirm Test match ZZZZ5:41 amZZZZ
Ireland will play its first Test match in nearly four years when they tour Bangladesh in March and April.
Early start to European international season ZZZZ3:40 amZZZZ
Spain to host Isle of Man in T20I series next month.
Rwanda stun West Indies ZZZZ1:44 amZZZZ
Having beaten Zimbabwe in the Group stage, the East Africans accounted for the West Indies on Sunday, to claim their biggest victory to date.
Little on the money ZZZZ10:48 pmZZZZ
Zimbabwe got a taste of just why the Gujarat Titans paid $500,000 for two months of the services of Josh Little. Ireland’s star bowler returned a career best 4-38 as he drove his team to a 46-run victory in the second game of the ODI series in Harare.
Ireland well beaten by England ZZZZ5:52 amZZZZ
England finally cracked the 200-run code at the inaugural ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup in a dominant, 121-run Super Six stage win over Ireland in Potchefstroom.
South Africa edge out Bangladesh ZZZZ5:34 amZZZZ
South Africa continued picking up form at the ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup with a well-judged, five-wicket win over Bangladesh in the Super Six League stages in Potchefstroom.
Andrew Nixon: 22 January ZZZZ1:44 amZZZZ
Looking at the ICC's Olympic proposal, the opening stages of the Women's Under-19 World Cup, and how Thailand's women have again been treated unfairly.
Australia claim important win over India ZZZZ5:43 amZZZZ
Australia put themselves squarely in the hunt for an ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup semi-final spot, after they defeated India by seven wickets.
Battling Rwanda beaten by New Zealand ZZZZ5:31 amZZZZ
New Zealand were forced to work hard for their victory, but they eventually prevailed by four wickets, defeating plucky Rwanda in their opening Super Sixes fixture.
Jeremy Bray appointed Munster Reds Coach ZZZZ4:20 amZZZZ
Jeremy Bray has been named Munster Reds Head Coach, taking over at the helm from Ted Williamson.
Ireland reach Super Sixes ZZZZ3:41 amZZZZ
Zara Craig and Georgina Dempsey scored half-centuries in Potchefstroom as Ireland overpowered Indonesia by 49 runs in a one-sided T20 to reach the Super Sixes stage of the U19 World Cup. 
Srinivasan joins Muckamore ZZZZ3:09 amZZZZ
Muckamore have signed Vinoth Srinivasan from BISC.
Commins replaces Balbirnie in Ireland squad ZZZZ10:25 amZZZZ
Murray Commins has been called into the Ireland ODI squad to replace Andrew Balbirnie, who retired hurt during their loss in Wednesday's match in Harare.
Death of Peter Thomas ZZZZ10:18 amZZZZ
THE death has taken place of former Munster and Waterford all-rounder Peter Thomas, aged 78. The ex-professional footballer died after a long illness.
Melly set for Brigade move? ZZZZ3:01 amZZZZ
Ireland Academy all-rounder Cameron Melly could be on the move to Beechgrove for the 2023 season.
North West duo set for Indian trip ZZZZ2:51 amZZZZ
Jared Wilson and Aaron Gillespie are set to play in a T20 tournament in India later this month.
Hunter blow as Ireland thumped by New Zealand ZZZZ4:33 amZZZZ
Amy Hunter is an injury doubt for the senior World Cup that starts in South Africa next month after being forced to withdraw from the U19 equivalent with a fractured left thumb.
Testing start against West Indies for Ireland U19's ZZZZ12:58 amZZZZ
Ireland’s Under 19 women kick off their World Cup campaign in Potchefstroom. South Africa against West Indies. It’s a testing task for a side that was only reconstituted last summer under coach Glenn Querl.
The Waterside story ZZZZ10:26 amZZZZ
By way of tribute to Charlie Kelly who died this week, we reproduce Lawrence Moore's article from a decade ago, which includes the Grace Kelly sandwiches story.
Hills unveil trio of signings ZZZZ9:21 amZZZZ
The Hills have announced the signing of Irish passport holding Aussie Sean McNicholl, Danish international Nicolaj Laegsgaard, and Nathan Rooney from Balbriggan.
Rush Women seek player-coach ZZZZ9:49 amZZZZ
Rush are seeking a women's player coach as they strive to reach the top flight of Leinster cricket.
Barry Chambers: 9 January ZZZZ6:00 amZZZZ
Josh Little strikes the jackpot, Ross Adair gets his opportunity, girl power at Board Level, while it's a big month for Ireland U19 women in South Africa.
Thompson excited by Waringstown captaincy ZZZZ10:33 amZZZZ
Greg Thompson has once again taken the captaincy at Waringstown, having previously captained the Lawn side to great success previously.
Death of Algy Rice ZZZZ10:18 amZZZZ
Alastair Lynas Grant (‘Algy’) Rice, who has died in England aged 86, was a fine all round cricketer. Tall, strong and dark haired, he was a tireless fast medium bowler, who, operating for long spells, had the ability to move the ball both ways in the air and off the wicket.
Waringstown strengthen ahead of new season ZZZZ1:56 amZZZZ
Waringstown have signed former Carrickfergus professional Pat Botha as their overseas player for next season.
Clontarf return for Cronje ZZZZ10:09 amZZZZ
Ruan Cronje will be back at Clontarf for the 2023 season.
Kruger joins Railway Union ZZZZ5:14 amZZZZ
Highly rated Munster all-rounder Brandon Kruger has confirmed he is joining Railway Union for the 2023 season.
Double signing boost for Glendermott ZZZZ4:45 amZZZZ
Glendermott have announced two major signings ahead of the 2023 season.
Carson included in England Lions Test squad ZZZZ12:42 amZZZZ
Jack Carson has been included in the England Lions Test squad for their two-match tour of Sri Lanka.
Balbriggan sign South African overseas player ZZZZ2:00 pmZZZZ
Balbriggan have confirmed the signing of 22-year-old South African Matthew Pollard as their overseas player for the 2023 season.
Deryck Vincent: 3 January ZZZZ6:44 amZZZZ
As Ireland prepare for a visit to Zimbabwe this month, Deryck Vincent takes a look back at their historic tour of 1986.
Murtagh takes player-coach role at Middlesex ZZZZ3:34 amZZZZ
Murtagh, now 41, will continue his brilliant playing career at the Club, looking to build on the 985 wickets he has already taken for Middlesex in the 353 appearances he has made across all formats since joining the Club back in 2007.
Eglinton duo set for World Cup dream
Eglinton duo Zara Craig and Jenni Jackson are off on their travels this weekend as they jet off to South Africa to participate in the inaugural Under 19 Women's T20 World Cup.
Ireland players topping the charts
Ever since Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien topped the Most T20i Runs table in 2019 I’ve kept an eye on the annual stats to see how our players are faring compared to the rest of the world.
Ireland star chuffed after landing IPL deal
Christmas came early yesterday for Irish cricketer Josh Little after the 23-year old fast bowler was bought at auction for €460,000 by Indian Premier League team Gujarat Titans.
Little goes large
Left-arm pacer Josh Little is the first Ireland cricketer to get a contract in the Indian Premier League, ensuring the biggest pay packet ever collected by an Irish player. 
Little wins big deal
Josh Little is in line for a bumper pay day next spring after being snapped up by Gujarat Titans for EUR 500,000 in yesterday’s Indian Premier League auction in Kochi.
Bahrain win Malaysia quadrangular
They beat the hosts in the final of a series that also involved Singapore and Qatar.
Uganda win mammoth tri-series in Rwanda
An 18 match tri-series in Rwanda ends with Uganda topping the table.
Killyclooney sign South African professional
Killyclooney have announced the signing of South African wicket-keeper batsman Blayde Capell for the 2023 season.
Muckamore sign young Canadian international
Muckamore have confirmed the signing of Canadian youth international Ben Calitz.
Christmas comes early for Little
Santa has come early for Irish international Josh Little who has been snapped by Gujarat Titans for the 2023 IPL.
Butler takes enhanced role with Knights
Ian Butler has been given an expanded role with the Northern Knights and will be assistant coach to Simon Johnston for the 2023 season.
End of term report for North West
A look at how the North West has performed on and off the field in 2022.
Woodvale sign South African overseas player
Woodvale have confirmed the signing of 22 year-old South African all-rounder Ludwig Kaestner for the 2023 season.
Uganda win T20 quadrangular in Nairobi
They beat the hosts in a low scoring final.
Call-up means world to Adair
Ross Adair says it would “mean the world to me” if he makes his debut for Ireland on their tour of Zimbabwe next month.
Zimbabwe beckons for Ross Adair
Ross Adair will join brother Mark in the Ireland squad in Zimbabwe, while Lorcan Tucker and Harry Tector have been granted permission by Cricket Ireland to play in T20 franchise tournaments.
Hoey hitting the highs Down Under
The Trinity and Pembroke man has been playing with University of New South Wales and at the half-way break he is the leading wicket-taker in the Sydney Second Grade competition.
Barry Chambers: 19 December
Lack of diversity in Irish cricket, India coming for a summer tour, and cricket far from mainstream as far as RTE are concerned.
Jamie-Lee Strang signs for Balbriggan
Balbriggan have confirmed the signing of Jamie-Lee Strang for their Women's side for the 2023 season.
Leinster Senior Cup draw made
The draw was made at the weekend for the 2023 Leinster Senior Cup.
Andrew Nixon: 18 December
The nasty side of associate cricket on social media, an interesting development in the USA and Turkey lose an unwanted record.
NW clubs opt for return to Premier and Championship cricket
North West clubs have voted overwhelmingly for a return to proper Premiership and Championship cricket.
NCU unveil Women's Performance groups
The NCU have announced their Women's Performance groups for the 2023 season.
Munster Reds advertise for new Head Coach
There will be a new Head Coach for Munster Reds in their 2023 campaign.
Big deal for Little
Josh Little was the only Ireland player picked up at the auction for next year’s Pakistan Super League which runs from February 9-March 19.
Ireland name squads for Zimbabwe tour
There are recalls for Tyrone Kane, Neil Rock and Ben White, but Simi Singh axed, while injured Warriors duo Craig Young and Conor Olphert miss out.
Not many changes to NCU squad
Tyron Koen, the new signing for CIYMS, has been included in the Northern Knights winter training squad after impressing last in club cricket for Ardmore last year.
Munster look to build on breakthrough campaign
Munster Reds have named an extended winter interpro squad as they look to add a local flavour to their line-up after a successful 2022 campaign which saw them collect silverware.
Warriors name youthful squad
The North West Warriors have turned to youth in an attempt to put a disappointing 2022 campaign behind them.
Koen named in Knights squad
CIYMS signing Tyron Koen has been named in the Northern Knights interpro squad.
Lightning return for Delany
Clontarf paceman David Delany will be back in Leinster Lightning colours for the 2023 season after spells at Munster Reds and the Northern Knights.
NW Review 13: Glendermott
It was a strange season for Glendermott who had concluded their league season by July, but it did end on a high note as they trounced Ardmore to win the Sperrin Springs Cup.
Ardmore sign South African professional
Ardmore have signed South African all-rounder Aviwe Mgijima for the 2023 season.
Ireland to face Ballance on Zimbabwe tour
Former England international Gary Ballance is likely to be included in the Zimbabwe squad for their six-match home series against Ireland next month.
Siller takes coaching role in Scotland
Colin Siller has been appointed as part of the coaching staff for the new South Asian Cricket Academy which is being run in conjunction with Cricket Scotland.
Porterfield extends Gloucestershire contract
Former Ireland captain William Porterfield has signed a two-year extension with Gloucestershire as their assistant coach.
Gaby Lewis wins Irish Times award
Gaby Lewis has won the Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Month award for November.
Cricket book raises £3,500 for local children's charity
£3,500 has been raised for local children's charity, The NI Children to Lapland and Days to Remember Trust, thanks to the sales of a new cricketing book by historian of the sport, Clarence Hiles. 
Scotland thrash Nepal to secure World Cup Qualifier spot
Munsey and McBride lead rapid run chase in eight wicket win.
Donemana look to get professional sorted early
After the woes of the 2022 season, Donemana look to have conducted their overseas professional business in good time ahead of the 2023 campaign.
Trio of signings for Carrickfergus
There are three new faces at Carrickfergus for the 2023 season as the Middle Road club try to shore up the void left by the high profile departures of Jacques Snyman and Jeremy Lawlor.
Derriaghy sign South African overseas professional
Derriaghy have recruited South African overseas professional Patrick Kruger for the 2023 season.
Little to get excited by as NCU holds AGM
The only proposal which is likely to come up for debate is from the Armagh club who want to reduce the maximum overs in Section One games from 50 to 40 overs.
Van Lingen stars in Namibia win
A knock of 119 as Namibia beat Nepal by 86 runs.
Vanuatu relegation confirmed as Challenge League A continues
Denmark beat Singapore in the day's other match.
Canada secure Challenge League A title
A big win over Singapore secures the title with three games to spare.
Little joins select band
Josh Little joined a select band of Irishmen who have won titles overseas this century.
Lewis short-listed for ICC award
YMCA and Ireland batter Gaby Lewis has been short-listed for the ICC Player of the Month for November.
Mulder and Cameron-Dow leave CIYMS
Jacob Mulder is moving back to North Down, while James Cameron-Dow is joining Waringstown.
Scotland beaten after Namibian fightback
A 99 run eighth wicket partnership helps Namibia beat Scotland.
Scotland go top of CWC League 2
A low scoring win over Nepal moves Scotland ahead of Oman on net run rate.
Andrew Nixon: 4 December
Ian Chappell says something stupid, what if Thailand men played like their women's side and a missed opportunity for Ireland.
Hunter to lead Ireland at U19 World Cup
Ireland have named a squad of 15 for the inaugural Under 19 Women's T20 World Cup which takes place next month in South Africa.
Five-star Millar in the wickets yet again
Eglinton all-rounder Robbie Millar was among the wickets yet again with five scalps in his latest match in Australia.
Death of David Murray
Brian Gilmore on former West Indian international David Murray, who was coach of Malahide in 1986.
Barry Chambers: 3 December
Covering Ireland in 2022, fears over the Abbotstown stadium, and good news for the North West with three players in the U19 Women's T20 World Cup squad.
Six Irish players USA bound
No fewer than six Ireland players will be involved in the US Open cricket tournament that gets under way next week.
Seven sixes in an over
Rutaraj Gaikwad became the first player to hit seven sixes in an over during a List-A match in India last week.
Sacred Chain
There I found it. A 22-yard strip of fine turf, a cut above the scutchy tawny rough grass that surrounded it. I’d have guessed it hadn’t been used for one hundred years but there it was, in open ground in Dublin’s Phoenix Park.
Mixed start for Irish players at Abu Dhabi T10 league
There was a mixed start for Ireland players Paul Stirling and Josh Little in the Abu Dhabi T10 League.
Instonians smelling of Roses
Instonians have confirmed the return of Daniel Rose for the 2023 campaign.
Fox Lodge sign Sri Lankan professional
Fox Lodge have confirmed the signing of Sri Lankan Gayan Maneeshan as their overseas professional for the 2023 season.
Rush return for McGuire
Rush have confirmed that all-rounder Nathan McGuire is returning to the club for the entirety of the 2023 season.
Warriors going for a Burton
Max Burton is joining the North West Warriors for the 2023 season.
Kim Garth named in Australia squad
Former Pembroke and Ireland Women all-rounder Kim Garth has been named in the Australian squad for their tour of India next month.
Ireland Women: Stat attack
All the averages for Ireland Women in 2022.
Torrens honoured at successful NW Awards Dinner
Roy Torrens was last night posthumously inducted into the North West Hall of Fame at their annual dinner and awards night.
Delany delight at first for Ireland
Laura Delany has described the Ireland women’s side as fearless and full of energy after their historic T20 series victory in Pakistan yesterday, the first Ireland team to visit the country.
Lewis stars as Ireland clinch series in Pakistan
Gaby Lewis finished what she started in the first T20 on Saturday with a top quality 71 from 46 balls to fire Ireland to a 34-run victory over Pakistan and an historic 2-1 series win.
Pakistan set up series decider
It will be a last match decider on Wednesday for Ireland's Women after Pakistan levelled the three-game T20 series in Lahore with a six wickets victory.
Ireland throw away golden chance as Pakistan level series
Amy Hunter led the way for Ireland with 36 in a rain-affected T20 international in Lahore yesterday but it wasn’t enough to stop Pakistan winning by six wickets to level the series at 1-1 going into tomorrow’s final match.
Prendergast and Lewis seal historic win
A brilliant all-round performance by Orla Prendergast got Ireland off to a winning start in their T20 international series against Pakistan in Lahore.
Tector and Macbeth impress for Randwick Petersham
Tim Tector and Scott Macbeth have both impressed in the early stages of their time with Randwick Petersham.
Balbriggan keen to build on success
It's been an incredible few years for Balbriggan securing back-to-back league titles, but the Fingal club isn't resting on their laurels with plans for expansion to build on their success.
Recent law changes
MCC`s latest edition of the Laws went live on 1st. October this year, so a busy winter lies ahead for umpires, players and administrators to update their knowledge and application of the changes.
Andrew Nixon: 23 October
Looking at the company the ICC keeps, bidding a not-so-fond farewell to the T20 World Cup "first round" and the longevity of Alejandro Ferguson.
Winner Botha determined to keep growing
It's been a dream start for Andre Botha in his tenure as Balbriggan Head Coach, helping them to the Leinster Championship and Premiership in successive seasons. He won't be resting on his laurels though, with plans already in place to keep them at the top.
Deryck Vincent: 20 October
Deryck Vincent on the trials and tribulations of youth cricket.
LCU Review 6: Pembroke
It was a very mixed season for Pembroke, who despite lifting the Senior League Cup were relegated from the Premiership on the final day of the season.
Early birthday present for Una Raymond-Hoey
Former Clontarf batter Una Raymond-Hoey has been drafted into the Melbourne Stars squad for the Women's Big Bash League.
Ton up for Getkate
Shane Getkate has made an immediate impression in Zimbabwe, scoring a century on his second appearance for Matabeleland Tuskers.
Andrew Nixon: 9 October
Looking at how the ICC might be falling behind with women's cricket, and at players switching countries.
Bobby Swarbrigg: 3 October
It was while I was watching that enthralling rugby match between Ulster and Leinster at a very rainy Ravenhill – or should I say Kingspan? – that an idea that’s been lurking in the back of my mind for some time, crept into my consciousness.
Deryck Vincent: 29 September
And so it ends. It sometimes takes you by surprise when a season ends, sometimes you can't wait for it all to be over when the last month has dragged on with dead rubber after dead rubber.
Exceptional youth success celebrated at the Mardyke
On an autumnal Friday evening at the Mardyke, more than 80 excited kids celebrated an exceptional season representing Cork County Cricket Club at various youth levels in Munster competitions.
Phoenix win All-Ireland U15 boys cup
Phoenix clinched the All-Ireland U15 Cup after beating CSNI in the final, following up their morning win over Cork County. The Stormont side had beaten Newbuildings in the other semi-final.
Cork Harlequins win Premiership to clinch treble
It was promoted on the MCU’s social media as “Super Sunday”, with Cork Harlequins, Co Kerry and Cork County all in with a shout to win the Premiership.
All-Ireland double for Clontarf
Clontarf made it an All-Ireland double as they clinched the U15 girls cup final with an emphatic nine-wicket win over NCU champions Holywood at Seapark.
Clontarf win U13 All-Ireland Girls final
A century from Clontarf captain Julie McNally led her side to a 91-run win over Bready to capture the inaugural Under 13 All-Ireland girls crown at Magheramason.
All-Ireland youth finals this weekend
The All-Ireland youth finals will take place this weekend, although a disagreement over age limits means that the scheduled U13 final between Instonians and Pembroke won't take place.
Tector and Macbeth set for Randy Petes stint
Tim Tector and Scott Macbeth are set to become the latest young Irish cricketing stars to join Randwick Petersham for a stint Down Under.
Deryck Vincent: 7 September
Lies, damn lies and statistics. There is nothing the youngest in the house loves more than a stat. Actually, not true, there is nothing the youngest loves more than producing a stat.
Pembroke and Instonians to meet in U13 Irish final
Instonians will play Pembroke in the final of the All-Ireland U13 competition after beating Bready by 22 runs in an entertaining semi-final at Magheramason.
All-Ireland Youth Cups start this weekend
The All-Ireland youth cup competitions are back after a two-year hiatus, and will be expanding to feature Munster sides in the boys cups, while they will also have U13 and 15 girls competitions for the first time.
Emerging Warriors level series against Emerging Knights
Tommy Orr's unbeaten 93 guided the Emerging Warriors to a five-wicket win against the Emerging Knights to level their mini-challenge series, and bringing the curtain down on the interprovincial season.
North County win National Cup
Skipper Eddie Richardson's brilliant all-round effort helped North County to their first senior trophy since 2010 as they beat Terenure by 12 runs in a low scoring match at Rathmines.
CIYMS cup kings
CIYMS made it four wins in four finals this year with a 225 runs thumping of NCU Premier League winners Lisburn to win the Irish Senior Cup for the first time.
All Ireland double for CIYMS
CIYMS made it an All-Ireland double after a resounding 225-run win over fellow NCU side Lisburn at Bready.
First blood to Emerging Knights
Emerging Knights record a 4 wicket victory over their North West counterparts in a Friendly fixture at Comber.
Lisburn pen pics
The Lisburn squad that will play CIYMS in the Irish Senior Cup final at Bready on Saturday.
Emerging Knights and Young Warriors named for clashes
Emerging Knights and Young Warriors will meet on Thursday at Comber and again on Monday at Bready.
Scotland beat Ireland in last game of U17 series
A century from Bahadur Easkhiel ensured it ended honours even in the U17 Celtic Cup series with two wins apiece.
Ireland U13 Boys win tri-series
Ireland U13 Cubs beat Ireland Under 19 girls by 9 wickets to clinch what had been up to that point a very competitive tri-series.
Devine and Dalzell works wonders for NW Women
Alana Dalzell and Mollie Devine were to the fore as the North West beat their NCU counterparts in the first match of a two-game challenge series.
NW U13 beat Leinster B in challenge match
The NW won an U13 Challenge match at Newbuildings as they chased 135 to beat Leinster 'B' by 6 wickets.
Ireland U19 girls face series shoot-out with U13 Boys
A win apiece for Ireland U13 boys and U19 girls over Middlesex Schools sets up a final day shoot-out for bragging rights.
Scotland and Ireland U17s share honours in T20s
It was one win apiece for Ireland and Scotland U17s in the T20s at Bangor. The series concludes with a 50-over match at Stormont on Thursday.
Mixed start for Ireland U19 girls in tri-series
Ireland Under 19 girls lost the opening match of their tri-series, going down by 33 runs to Middlesex Schools at Oak Hill, but bounced back to beat Ireland U13 boys.
Winning starts for Ireland U13 and U17
Ireland U17s beat Scotland by 109 runs in their Celtic Cup openers, while Ireland U13s edged out Middlesex by 9 runs at Oak Hill in the first game of their tri-series which includes Ireland U19 girls.
Ireland to face Scotland in U17 series
Ireland Under 17s Boys will face their Scotland counterparts in two 50-over games and two T20 games for the Celtic Cup, which has not taken place since 2019.
Ireland U15s win Durham Festival
Ireland U15s ended their tour on a winning note by chasing 275 to beat Kent Western Rhinos by three wickets.
Searle smashes records as Typhoons beat Dragons
It was a history-making day in the Super Series as Robyn Searle broke numerous records to help the Typhoons beat the Dragons and finish second in the table behind the champions Scorchers.
Ireland name U17 squad for Celtic Cup series
Ireland U17s will try and win the Celtic Cup series in the NCU next week, after the U15s were beaten 3-1 by Scotland last week.
Ireland U15s win again at Durham Festival
Half centuries from Brian Dunphy and Robert O’Brien ensured Ireland U15’s made it two wins from two at the Durham Festival as they beat Cleveland by 7 wickets.
Agnew century takes NCU to win over Leinster
David Agnew scored a century as the NCU beat Leinster in their Under 11 match at Shaw’s Bridge to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series.
Harlequins beat Galway in Munster Senior Final
Cork Harlequins are the Munster Senior Cup champions after an eight-wicket win over County Galway at The Mardyke.
Munster Heat win Future Series
Munster Heat clinched the second edition of the Future Series in dramatic fashion as they edged out the Emerging Warriors by 6 runs at The Maws.
Lewis century leads Scorchers to title
Captain Gaby Lewis made a run-a-ball 103 to lead her Scorchers side to back-to-back doubles in the Super Series 50 overs clash at Sydney Parade.
Inexperienced Warriors to face Munster Heat
The Emerging Warriors have named a youthful squad for their final match of the season away to Munster Heat at North Kildare.
Incredible Dragons collapse hands Typhoons victory
An incredible collapse by Dragons handed Typhoons their first win the Super 50 Cup yesterday at Seapark, Holywood.
Dragons collapse hands Typhoons victory
An amazing collapse saw the Dragons lose seven wickets for just 11 runs to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in their Super Series clash at Holywood against the Typhoons.
NCU B clinch U13 Festival
NCU B claimed the Under 13 Festival title with a 54-run win against Munster at Foyle College. The victory was set up by a third wicket partnership of 107 in 10 overs between Myles McNaught, and Luke Crothers (27).
Life of Riley
Skipper Ollie Riley took eight wickets for one run including a hat-trick as Leinster beat NCU in the U17 interpro. It was much closer in the U17 game, with Leinster winning by two wickets. In the NW Under Festival there were victories for the B sides of Leinster and NCU over Munster and the North West.
Leinster win title after exciting Future Series finale
Leinster clinched the inaugural Women’s Future series on NRR as they beat their Under 17 side by five wickets at The Boathole.
Ulster sides stun Leinster
It’s all to play for on the final day of the Future series after hosts NW and the NCU both caused shocks as they beat their highly fancied Leinster rivals.
Leinster take 2-0 series lead in U13 interpros
Leinster took a two-nil series against the NCU as they won by 78 runs in the Under 13 interprovincial at Pirrie Park.
Leinster at the double in Future Series
Siuin Woods scored a century as Leinster Futures beat the NCU, while Aimee Maguire and Freya Sargent helped the Under 17s to a tense two-wicket win over hosts North West.
Craik century leads Leinster U13s to big win
It was a tough day for the NCU who lost to a very strong Leinster in the first of their four-match series this week in the game at RingCommons.
NCU do Sunday double over Leinster
The NCU won T20 matches against Leinster at U15 and U17 level as they began their series of matches this week.
Women's Future Series launches
There's a new competition for women's cricket getting underway, with the Future Series starting on Monday in the North West.
Harlequins beat County in Cork battle
Munster bragging rights went to Cork Harlequins after they beat County in the top of the table clash.
Dermot Giltinan Memorial game
A Memorial Match in honour of the late esteemed Cork County Cricket Club member Dermot J. Giltinan will take place at the Mardyke on Wednesday, 27th July, between a Cork County XI and an Ed Joyce XI
NCU U15s finish second after win over NW
A half century from Seb Yeates and a combined seven wickets for James West and Mark Hanna ensured the NCU Under 15s ended their interprovincial campaign on a high with a 31-run win over the North West at Bonds Glen.
Six of the best for Leinster
Leinster ended the youth interprovincial series undefeated with a comprehensive 225-run win over Munster in the U15 series at Farmer’s Cross.
Wins for Leinster and NCU in U15 morning games
The NCU started the T20 phase of the Under15 interprovincials with an emphatic 81-run win over Munster at Claremont Road.
High drama as Harlequins win Munster T20 league
There was high drama in the MCU T20 Premier league last Sunday, as multiple teams could progress to the All-Ireland Semi Finals, depending on how results went of the final day of action.
Lewis leads Scorchers to T20 Trophy
Gaby Lewis continued her rich vein of form to lead the Scorchers to the Super Series T20 Trophy at Oak Hill.
Ireland close out win in Bristol
As expected, the Ireland Development side completed a 251-run win against Gloucestershire Seconds on the final day of their red-ball match in Bristol.
Delany and Kennedy hit hundreds for Ireland
Centuries from David Delany and Graham Kennedy have put the Ireland Development XI in a strong position going into the final day of their friendly against Gloucestershire Seconds.
Frost and Hume put Irish in strong position
Four wickets for Graham Hume and a half century by Alistair Frost have put Ireland's Development XI in a strong position at the close of the second of four scheduled days against Gloucestershire II.
Cork County win to go top
Abdul Ghaffar starred as Cork County beat Midleton, while previous leaders Harlequins lost a tight encounter against Limerick.
Harlequins earn bragging rights in Cork derby
There was more than one derby contested in the world of sport on Sunday, with Cork Harlequins win against County celebrated as much as Liverpool's over Everton on Merseyside.
Ireland Wolves tour averages
It was a hard fought, exciting series between Ireland Wolves and Namibia, with little separating two evenly matched sides.
Delany doubles up in Wolves win
Gareth Delany and Ireland Wolves finished their tour of Namibia on a high with a 22 runs series-levelling victory in Windhoek yesterday.
Namibia blow Ireland away despite Delany heroics
Gareth Delany showed again yesterday why he is a current member of Ireland’s one-day international side with a second successive 50 for Ireland Wolves in Namibia.
Delany delivers as Wolves level series
Gareth Delany hurried Ireland Wolves to victory in the second one-day match against Namibia yesterday to level the five-match series, with two to play.
Eagles swoop to claim series
If ever proof was needed that the T20 format is a batters’ game then yesterday’s action in Windhoek was ample proof as Namibia defeated the Ireland Wolves by eight wickets with more than three overs to spare, chasing 166.
Emphatic Wolves level series
Just a week into his new job, Heinrich Malan yesterday watched Ireland Wolves deliver an emphatic comeback win over Namibia in Windhoek, with Shane Getkate and Neil Rock finishing the innings in style.
Wolves beaten by Namibia A in tour opener
It was a losing start for Ireland Wolves in Namibia when the threat of lightning brought a premature end to their game in Windhoek, with the hosts two runs ahead on the DLS method.
Williamson recognised in Irish Cricket Awards
Ted Williamson has been recognised in the Irish Cricket Awards for his Outstanding Contribution to Coaching.
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