Cricket Ireland have confirmed the 19 players who were awarded central contracts for the 2020 season.

22-year old leg spinning all-rounder Gareth Delany earns his first full-time senior contract, as does Shane Getkate and Lorcan Tucker - the latter two having been on Emerging contracts in 2019.

Mark Adair, who was belatedly awarded a contract in August, makes the list for his first full year as a contracted player.

Missing from the 2019 contracted list are Malahide speedster Peter Chase, recently-retired James Shannon, and the county pair of Tim Murtagh and Stuart Poynter who opted to retire from international duties and play for Middlesex and Durham.

The only non-contracted player to feature in the squads which are in the West Indies is Pembroke left-armer Josh Little.

He and Clontarf paceman David Delany will be hoping to be included in the Emerging Contracts list which has yet to be released along with the Women's list.

The contracts, which were determined in association with the Irish Cricketers Association have a lower guaranteed amount for each player, but there will be an increased match fee.

Andrew White, Chairman of  Selectors, said: “The Selectors have been working hard over the last two years to help identify and mould a squad of players that blends our young talented players with the experience of our senior players - a squad that can compete on multiple fronts, and one which is looking forward to playing in what will be our busiest year ever.

“While we wish these 19 players well for the year ahead, we’d like to think that announcements like this also act as motivation for players outside this core group. The message to any player aspiring to play at the top level would be to take inspiration from some of the players on the contracts list today - they have made this list through hard work, putting in consistent performances and seizing the opportunities when they arose.

"We must keep driving the standards of performance higher and I know the players and coaching staff are determined to push on to the next level.”

IRELAND CONTRACTED PLAYERS 2020