The NCU region has led the way in the new Ireland umpiring panels, having no fewer than ten representatives.

Alan Neill and Mark Hawthorne were the two highest profile appointees, earning full-time contracts.

They are joined on the first-class panel by Gary Blair, Michael Foster, Jarleth McCready and Phil Thompson.

Laura Caughey was named on the Representative Panel, and the other three from the region are Howard Bingham, Dessie Milne and Jonathan Kennedy.

Meanwhile there will also be at least one of the six new Match Referees from the NCU as well, with Joe Moore being successful in the interview process.

Well done to all.