North County have been given a boost by the news that Jamie Grassi is opting to remain at Balrothery.

The former Ireland U19 international had been considering a move away, and looked destined for a switch with a host of Premier clubs vying for his signature.

However, Grassi has confirmed to CricketEurope that he has decided to stay at the club for the coming season, where he will be coached by former Irish international John Mooney.

The 38 year-old will be at the helm following a similar role at Clontarf, and also assistant and fielding coach assignments with Afghanistan, West Indies and Denmark.