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Final
Scorecard Photos Report Waringstown beat Merrion by 5 wickets, 5 September.
Semi-Finals
Scorecard Merrion beat CSNI by 8 wickets, 16 August.
Scorecard Pembroke lost to Waringstown by 100 runs, 16 August.
Round 3
Scorecard Report North County lost to Merrion by 132 runs, 28 June.
Scorecard Report Malahide lost to Pembroke by 56 runs, 28 June.
Scorecard Report Leinster lost to CSNI by 4 wickets, 28 June.
Scorecard Report Clontarf lost to Waringstown by 6 runs, 28 June.
Round 2
Scorecard North County beat Bready by 287 runs, 6 June.
Scorecard Clontarf best Strabane by 4 wickets, 6 June.
Scorecard Malahide beat The Hills by 7 wickets, 6 June.
Scorecard Lisburn lost to CSNI by 7 wickets, 6 June.
Scorecard YMCA lost to Merrion by 101 runs, 6 June.
Scorecard Pembroke beat Ardmore by 5 wickets, 6 June.
Scorecard Leinster beat Muckamore by 3 wickets, 6 June.
Scorecard Photos Waringstown beat County Galway by 114 runs (DLS), 6 June.
Round 1
Scorecard Fox Lodge lost to County Galway by 7 wickets, 23 May.
Scorecard Strabane beat Railway Union by 7 wickets, 23 May.
Scorecard Malahide beat Instonians by 79 runs, 23 May.
Scorecard Merrion beat CIYMS by 13 runs, 23 May.
Scorecard Clontarf beat Cork County by 2 wickets, 9 May.
Scorecard Ballymena lost to Ardmore by 3 wickets, 9 May.
Scorecard The Hills beat North Down by 40 runs, 9 May.
Scorecard Coleraine lost to Muckamore by 7 wickets (DLS), 9 May.
Scorecard Glendermott lost to Lisburn by 9 wickets, 9 May.
Scorecard Woodvale lost to YMCA by 120 runs, 9 May.
Scorecard Leinster beat Carrickfergus by 7 runs, 9 May.
Scorecard Eglinton lost to Pembroke by 24 runs, 9 May.
Scorecard Brigade lost to CSNI by 22 runs (DLS), 9 May.
Scorecard Donemana lost to North County by 33 runs, 9 May.
Scorecard Waringstown beat St Johnston by 10 wickets, 9 May.
  • Irish Cup
    Terenure v Bready - match awarded to Bready.
    9 May.
Reports & Articles
Tough ties await NW sides following Irish Cup draws
The draws for the 1st round of next season's Irish and National cups have thrown up several really intriguing ties as North West clubs look to end a really poor run in the country's premier cup competitions.
Irish Senior and National Cup draws made
Holders Waringstown have been handed a home tie against Bready in the first round of the 2016 Irish Senior Cup draw, while defending champions Rush face Downpatrick in the tie of the round in the National Cup.
Munster clubs learn Irish Senior and National Cup fate
The draws for the first round of the 2016 Irish Senior and National Cups were made in Dublin earlier today which saw favourable ties for the six Munster clubs in both competitions.
Waringstown beat Merrion to win Irish Cup
NOT many teams can say they have won the top two trophies up for grabs on the same day but Waringstown will never forget September 5, 2015.
Level playing field needed for Irish Senior Cup
Hopefully Waringstown's win last Saturday in the final of the Irish Senior Cup will inject a fresh impetus into the competition going forward given that it was a rare victory for an NCU club side in the last 20 years.
Johnston earns Waringstown plaudits
Nelson had special words of praise for young coach Simon Johnston, a man he credits with revolutionising Waringstown's approach to training.
Thompson the hero as Waringstown clinch Irish Senior Cup
Waringstown have been crowned champions of Ireland for the fourth time after an 107-run victory over Merrion at The Lawn
Nelson Steers the Good Ship Waringstown to Irish Senior Cup Glory
Lee Nelson hardly had the words to describe the feeling that is `Waringstown, Irish Senior Cup Champions 2015'.
Waringstown defeat Merrion in Irish Cup final
Waringstown won the Irish Senior Cup for the fourth time in their history with a convincing 107 run win over Merrion at the Lawn.
Villagers out to cause upset
The villagers, aiming to win the competition for a fourth time after victories in 1983, 1992 and 2011, have never lost on the biggest stage in Irish club cricket.
Kane fit and firing for cup showdown
Merrion captain Rory Allwright believes Ireland international Tyrone Kane will be fit enough to make a big impact in Saturday's Irish Cup final against Waringstown.
Clash of the Titans
WARINGSTOWN and Merrion will both be at full strength for their Irish Senior Cup final clash at The Lawn on Saturday (11:30am).
Stu's weekend predictions
This weekend sees the final of the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup on Saturday at The Lawn in Waringstown, and the final of the National Cup on Sunday at Strabane.
Waringstown win but CSN well beaten
WARINGSTOWN will have home advantage in the Irish Senior Cup final on September 5 after a convincing 105 runs victory in their semi-final at Pembroke.
Merrion too strong for CSNI
My dilemma on Sunday morning was which Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup semi final should I watch? If I wanted to watch top quality batting I would go to Sydney Parade to see Waringstown's finest dismantle the useful but limited Pembroke attack. If I wanted to see a contest, I was more likely to get one at Anglesea Road, where Merrion's visitors were CSNI.
Merrion and Waringstown win in Irish Cup
Waringstown will meet Merrion in the final of the Irish Senior Cup after both favourites won their respective semi-finals with relative ease on Sunday.
Merrion and Waringstown to meet in Irish Cup final
Waringstown will meet Merrion in the final of the Irish Senior Cup after both favourites won their respective semi-finals with relative ease on Sunday.
Odds against all NCU cup final
On the last occasion that two clubs from the Northern Cricket Union reached the semi-finals of the Irish Cup, it ended up an all-NCU final.
CSN hoping for Irish Cup glory
AFTER being bowled out on their own pitch for 49 on one Sunday, it is hardly the ideal scenario for Civil Service North to be away to the competition favourites in the semi-final of the Irish Senior Cup on the next.
Irish Cup draws
PEMBROKE will have home advantage in their quest to reach their first Irish Senior Cup final, when they will face three times winners Waringstown in the semi-final at Sydney Parade on Sunday August 16.
NCU double in Irish Cup
The NCU enjoyed their best day in the Irish Senior Cup for many years when Waringstown and Civil Service North made up for the disappointment of losing their Challenge Cup semi-finals on Saturday to complete a wonderful double triumph and reach the last four with victories in Dublin.
Cricket the winner in Castle Avenue epic
As I drank my morning cuppa and listened to RTE Radio (BBC Radio 4 is useless on Sunday mornings until 8:50), I checked the rainfall radar: a few light showers over Co. Meath, otherwise nothing.
Cups round-up
All the action from the Irish Cup, National Cup and Ulster Shield.
No shortage of drama in Irish Senior Cup
Ruan Pretorius created Irish Senior Cup history by clubbing 6 sixes in an over as Waringstown beat 2013 winners Clontarf in a thrilling encounter at Castle Avenue.
Concern over fixture congestion
Lee Nelson and Andrew Cowden, the Waringstown and Civil Service North captains, are united in concern about a fixture list that is hampering their chances of reaching the last four of the Irish Cup.
Tough draw for Northern teams
There was no luck for the two remaining NCU teams in the Irish Senior Cup when the draw for the quarter-finals was made.
Same old story for Ulster sides
An Irish Cup quarter-final draw made yesterday with just two teams from Ulster cricket in the hat, and not a single one from the North West.
Smith stars as Merrion oust YMCA
These days YMCA's Claremont Road ground is a most pleasant place to watch a game of cricket. The pavilion affords great views from both within, sitting with the scorers, and outside on the balcony.
Leinster dominant in Irish Senior Cup
Six Leinster sides progress to the last eight of the Irish Senior Cup.
Holders bow out on day of Leinster domination
Six Leinster sides make the quarter-finals, but Holders The Hills are out.
Irish Senior and National Cup Draws
The draws were made for the quarter-finals of the Irish Senior and National Cups today at Bready.
Battling Strabane lose to Clontarf
Despite the defeat Strabane fared marginally best as Tommy Barr's men were again unable to close out a match that they were well in for most of the afternoon.
Ardmore bow out at Pembroke
Ardmore came up short as well after a battling effort at Pembroke saw them lose by 5 wickets to Ryan Hopkins' team.
Bready crushed by North County
Bready's interest in this year's Irish Senior Cup was ended by North County, and in considerable style too.
And then there was none
The North West's poor run in the Irish Senior Cup continued on Saturday when the last three sides left standing all failed to overcome difficult away 2nd round ties in Dublin.
Irish Cup on the agenda for NCU teams
WARINGSTOWN will have home advantage after all in the second round of the Irish Senior Cup after Co Galway failed to find a ground in Dublin and have agreed to travel to The Lawn.
Tough task awaits Northern clubs in Irish cup
WARINGSTOWN will have home advantage after all in the second round of the Irish Senior Cup after Co Galway failed to find a ground in Dublin and have agreed to travel to The Lawn.
Slim pickings as just three line up in Irish Cup
It was a far from convincing showing from North West sides in the previous round and they look very much up against it this time too, with all three survivors facing difficult away trips.
Bready and Strabane face daunting away trips
It is back to the cups for another couple of weeks now after Saturday's Premier League programme with both Bready and Strabane travelling south this weekend.
Stu's weekend predictions
This coming weekend sees the second rounds of the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup and the National Cup. There are eight LCU teams in the last sixteen, six of them drawn at home, and the two drawn away travel to another LCU team.
Galway to play Waringstown
County Galway have been confirmed as Waringstown's opponents in Round Two after an investigation by Cricket Ireland's Event Technical Committee.
Disaster day for NCU sides
It was on these pages a few weeks that we declared that the first round of the Irish Cup had been disastrous for North West cricket.
Irish Cup reprieve for Fox Lodge?
Fox Lodge are set to be reinstated in the Irish Cup, despite their first round exit on Saturday.
Merrion hold nerve to oust CIYMS
Merrion's excellent record in Irish Cup continues as they hold nerve to beat CIYMS.
Merrion edge out CIYMS
Hard fought Irish Cup tie sees Merrion emerge victorious.
More pain for NCU as CI and Instonians crash out
More pain on the road for NCU as both Instonians and CIYMS crash out in Dublin. Strabane beat Railway, while Galway win at Fox Lodge.
NCU sides hoping for better fortune
The NCU's track record of success against Dublin clubs in their own backyard in the Irish Cup doesn't stand up to much scrutiny.
NW sides hoping for home joy
Strabane and Fox Lodge hoping home advantage counts in their re-arranged Irish Senior Cup games.
Fixture congestion for Northern teams
It is only the fourth weekend of the season but already there is fixture congestion for clubs in both the NCU and North West.
Mixum-gatherum of fixtures
It's the reserve date for the Irish Senior and National Cups, when the matches unresolved on May 9th will be decided.
All-Ireland thumping shows work to be done
The poor recent record of North West clubs in the all-Ireland competitions was brought sharply back into vogue at the weekend with only 2 of the 12 sides in competitive action managing to progress to the second round.
Near wipeout for NW
The North West's Irish Cup campaign already reads like the Liberal Democrats' performance at the General Election. A virtual wipeout.
Waringstown up and running
The 2011 Irish Cup winners Waringstown are through to the second round after belatedly taking the field for the first time this season on Saturday.
NCU 4 NW 1
IT was NCU 4 North West 1 in the first round of the Irish Cup as the Northern union piled up the proverbial football score on another nightmare day for the Warriors' club sides.
Naz rolls back the years
Naseer Shaukat scores 65 and takes 2 for 25 as holders The Hills dump out North Down.
Irish and National Cup round-up
Holders The Hills are safely through to the next round of the Irish Senior Cup following a 40 run win over NCU kingpins North Down.
NW sides run for cover as Irish Cup hoodoo strikes again
North West clubs have had an unenviable record in the Irish Senior Cup in recent years and unfortunately it was to be a pretty familiar tale following Saturday's first round fixtures in the 2015 renewal.
Cook the hero as Pembroke edge out Eglinton
The Aussie all-rounder hit 7 fours and 2 sixes on his way to an impressive 84 not out- sharing an unbroken 87-run stand for the 6th wicket with Danny Hogan (26*).
Muckamore stun Coleraine
Coleraine fared no better as Muckamore's new man Ryan Haire showed all his class to lead the visitors to another DL verdict further along the north coast.
Adair bowls CSN to win at Brigade
Brigade were also one of the fancied teams to fall as another batting collapse here saw them edged out by 22 runs (DL) at home to Civil Service North.
Five star Sheil stuns Donemana
The contest was all but decided on a momentous batting collapse from the hosts who, after Tom Riddles and Stephen Wallace had taken them to 35-0, contrived to lose their next 6 wickets for the addition of just 4 more runs.
Cork County give Clontarf a scare in the Irish Senior Cup
Cork county's bowlers almost help pull off one of the biggest shocks in this competition when they came up 2 wickets short against Clontarf in a pulsating 1st round tie of the Irish Senior Cup at Castle Avenue.
North Down captain Marty Moreland wants revenge against holders
As fate would have it, North Down just had to be drawn against Irish Cup holders The Hills in Saturday's first round.
NW sides look to improve recent record
Senior clubs get a break from league action this weekend as the focus shifts to one of the biggest days on the domestic cricket calendar- the first round of the Irish Senior Cup.
Leinster sides do battle in cups
There has been so little cricket played that my crystal ball is distinctly cloudy, and all predictions are offered with a very wide margin of error and a large twist of salt.
Ulster teams look to end Irish Cup agony
Ulster teams' annual quest for Irish Cup glory resumes on Saturday, desperately hoping to improve a record of just four finalists in the last 10 years.
Waringstown to host Irish Cup final
The Lawn will stage the game on Saturday, September 5 after Cricket Ireland confirmed that the showpiece will be in the NCU in 2015, irrespective of who is taking part.