Stuart Poynter has signed a new two-year contract with Durham, making the decision to bring his international career to an end.

The 28 year-old played 60 times for Ireland following his debut against Namibia at Stormont in 2011.

He scored 897 runs at an average of 20.39, which included centuries against the A sides of Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

With the gloves he had 49 dismissals and also had four run outs.

On behalf of the coaches, players past and present, and staff at Cricket Ireland I would like to thank Stuart for his service to Irish cricket," said Performance Director Richard Holdsworth.

He has certainly been one of a cohort of players who has been part of the rapid climb of Irish cricket over the last decade from Associate Member to Full Member with Test match status, and Im pleased for Stuart personally that he played in a Test match before he finished with international duties."