Leinster News & Reports 2018
Wexford Schools Cricket 2018 Wexford Schools Cricket 2018 ( ) ZZZZ12:51 amZZZZ
This year's Wexford Schools Cricket Programme operated for 10 weeks from Monday 16th April until Friday 22nd June. This was a two-week longer period than last year due to the high demand from the schools.
LCU Review 5: Pembroke LCU Review 5: Pembroke ( ) ZZZZ6:09 amZZZZ
It was a solid season for Pembroke who finished fourth in the league, reached the cup semi-final, and the quarter-finals of the Irish senior cup.
Pembroke sign Shaheen Khan Pembroke sign Shaheen Khan ( ) ZZZZ1:06 amZZZZ
Pembroke have announced the signing of South African all-rounder Shaheen Khan for the 2019 season.
LCU Review 4: Leinster LCU Review 4: Leinster ( ) ZZZZ10:16 pmZZZZ
It was a season of struggle for the defending champions, needing a play-off against Rush to secure their Premier place for 2019.
Delany delivers in Australia Delany delivers in Australia ( ) ZZZZ8:48 pmZZZZ
Eoghan Delany has started the season in great style, hitting a century for Preston in the Victoria Cricket league first division.
MacMahon off to Australia MacMahon off to Australia ( ) ZZZZ12:48 amZZZZ
Leinster all-rounder Sophie MacMahon is the latest Irish international to set off to Australia for the winter.
Leinster pays tribute to John Anderson Leinster pays tribute to John Anderson ( ) ZZZZ6:50 amZZZZ
Cricket Leinster has paid tribute to John Anderson who has announced his retirement from all representative cricket.
Family Sports Festival at the National Sports Campus Family Sports Festival at the National Sports Campus ( ) ZZZZ5:03 amZZZZ
Reinhardt Strydom reports on Cricket Leinster's involvement in the Sport Ireland Family Sports Festival.
LCU Review 3: North County LCU Review 3: North County ( ) ZZZZ2:45 amZZZZ
A third place finish in the Premier League and a cup final appearance mean it wasn't a bad season for the Balrothery side who can be justifiably happy with their season.
Kevin O'Brien signs deal with Monaghan Kevin O'Brien signs deal with Monaghan ( ) ZZZZ8:24 amZZZZ
Kevin O'Brien Cricket Academy is delighted to announce a new innovative partnership with Monaghan that will see him provide a state of the art, bespoke coaching programme.
Yastri Naidoo reflects on his time in Ireland Yastri Naidoo reflects on his time in Ireland ( ) ZZZZ7:52 amZZZZ
As part of the Leinster exchange with South Africa, Yastri Naidoo spent time at Malahide during the summer.
Leinster Review 2: Clontarf Leinster Review 2: Clontarf ( ) ZZZZ3:43 amZZZZ
A season with two cups and a three near misses means it was an excellent campaign, but it could have been a truly historic one.
Leinster Review 1: Merrion Leinster Review 1: Merrion ( ) ZZZZ12:30 amZZZZ
There's only one place to start the review of the Leinster season and that's at Anglesea Road and the champions Merrion.
Dublin City Sportfest Launch – September 24th 2018 Dublin City Sportfest Launch – September 24th 2018 ( ) ZZZZ3:15 amZZZZ
People of all ages living in Dublin City took part in a range of different sports at Dalymount Park in what proved to be a most successful day.
Rush youngsters off to sunnier climes Rush youngsters off to sunnier climes ( ) ZZZZ3:47 amZZZZ
There will be a youth exodus from Rush this winter with no fewer than four of the club's most talented teenagers off to Australia and South Africa.
Autumn Courses by LCU&SA Autumn Courses by LCU&SA ( ) ZZZZ3:13 amZZZZ
Leinster Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association (LCU&SA) would like to announce the following courses that will be held this autumn at Terenure CC.
Honours even between Leinster Bolts and Denmark Honours even between Leinster Bolts and Denmark ( ) ZZZZ5:36 amZZZZ
The two-match series between Leinster Bolts and Denmark ended all-square in two excellent encounters.
Up close with Albert van der Merwe Up close with Albert van der Merwe ( ) ZZZZ2:12 amZZZZ
Albert van der Merwe played in nine ODI’s for Ireland, with his debut coming against the Netherlands in July 2010.
Up close with Jeremy Bray Up close with Jeremy Bray ( ) ZZZZ7:41 amZZZZ
Jeremy Bray is one of the best batsmen to ever represent Ireland, and hit the nation’s first World Cup century with his 116* in a famous tie against Zimbabwe in 2007.
Damian Poder Scholarship Damian Poder Scholarship ( ) ZZZZ2:55 amZZZZ
Leah Paul has been unveiled as the first recipient of the Damian Poder Scholarship, and will be playing cricket for Ringwood in Australia this summer.
Double D works wonders for Leinster Double D works wonders for Leinster ( ) ZZZZ2:02 amZZZZ
It was the Gareth Delany show at North County as the Leinster opener's powerful century ensured Premiership cricket for the Rathmines side in 2019.
Leinster Bolts to tour Denmark Leinster Bolts to tour Denmark ( ) ZZZZ6:11 amZZZZ
Jack Tector will skipper the Leinster Bolts in two 50-over games against Denmark next week.
Leinster romp to title Leinster romp to title ( ) ZZZZ8:31 pmZZZZ
Leinster clinched the senior women's title with their second ten-wicket win in the space of 24 hours, beating Clontarf at Rathmines.
Leinster stay on course for title after emphatic win Leinster stay on course for title after emphatic win ( ) ZZZZ1:22 amZZZZ
Leinster remain on course for the women's league title after a resounding ten-wicket win over Pembroke at Rathmines.
Cricket Leinster u-turn on play-off venue Cricket Leinster u-turn on play-off venue ( ) ZZZZ8:28 amZZZZ
Cricket Leinster have reversed their decision to host this Saturday's play-off decider at Rathmines, and the game between Rush and Leinster will now take place at North County.
Delany hundred puts Leinster in command in title race Delany hundred puts Leinster in command in title race ( ) ZZZZ3:10 amZZZZ
Laura Delany's brilliant hundred helped Leinster to an emphatic 111-run win over title rivals Merrion as they leapfrogged the Anglesea Road side at the summit.
Trio of centuries for Leinster teenagers Trio of centuries for Leinster teenagers ( ) ZZZZ1:43 amZZZZ
A remarkable game between the second XI's of North County and The Hills saw three hundreds scored by Dublin teenagers.
Rush to meet Leinster in play-off as Phoenix relegated Rush to meet Leinster in play-off as Phoenix relegated ( ) ZZZZ12:23 amZZZZ
Shahid Iqbal proved the star as Rush held their nerve to beat Railway Union to set up a play-off against Leinster, while Phoenix are relegated after a poor batting display at The Hills.
Rush appeal against play-off venue Rush appeal against play-off venue ( ) ZZZZ8:35 pmZZZZ
Rush have asked Cricket Leinster to reconsider their decision to host this weekend's play-off decider at Rathmines.
Railway beat Cork to move into second place Railway beat Cork to move into second place ( ) ZZZZ10:07 pmZZZZ
Railway Union moved into second place in the race for promotion to the top flight of Leinster cricket after securing 43-run win against Cork County in their 20-over rearranged game at Park Avenue.
Rock targets promotion after National Cup success Rock targets promotion after National Cup success ( ) ZZZZ9:11 pmZZZZ
Rush skipper Neil Rock has set his stall out to gain promotion for the club after their National Cup success.
Merrion crowned as Clontarf lose Merrion crowned as Clontarf lose ( ) ZZZZ11:58 pmZZZZ
A thrilling two run win by YMCA was enough to end Clontarf's Premier League hopes and hand the title to Merrion.
Merrion and Clontarf win again Merrion and Clontarf win again ( ) ZZZZ10:25 pmZZZZ
Victories for Merrion and Clontarf mean they stay on course for title showdown.
Clontarf beat Railway in Senior Two final Clontarf beat Railway in Senior Two final ( ) ZZZZ9:55 pmZZZZ
Half centuries from Andrew Vincent and Anwar helped Clontarf clinch the Senior Two trophy with a 98-run win over Railway Union at The Hills.
Clontarf come back from the dead twice to win cup Clontarf come back from the dead twice to win cup ( ) ZZZZ9:30 pmZZZZ
Clontarf came back from the dead twice to break North County hearts as they won yet another Leinster Senior Cup final.
Clontarf put proud record on the line Clontarf put proud record on the line ( ) ZZZZ1:32 amZZZZ
LEINSTER Senior Cup specialists Clontarf put their proud record on the line at Sydney Parade today when they meet North County in the in the final – their 13th decider this millennium.
North County up for the cup North County up for the cup ( ) ZZZZ5:14 amZZZZ
North County captain Niall McGovern runs the rule over his team ahead of their Senior Cup clash with Clontarf on Saturday at Pembroke.
Tector stars as YMCA clinch U15 league cup Tector stars as YMCA clinch U15 league cup ( ) ZZZZ11:40 pmZZZZ
A fourth wicket stand of 130 between Tim Tector and Rhys Armah Kwantreng led YMCA to the league ttile as they beat Rush by five wickets in the play-off title.
New proposals death knell for some LCU clubs? New proposals death knell for some LCU clubs? ( ) ZZZZ5:04 amZZZZ
A leading former international has voiced his concerns about the proposals for restricting the top two Divisions.
McAllister pride at Malahide promotion McAllister pride at Malahide promotion ( ) ZZZZ1:13 pmZZZZ
Fintan McAllister has spoken of his pride in Malahide after the club secured its return to the top flight of Leinster cricket with victory over Rush at the weekend.
Rush reach U15 all-Ireland final Rush reach U15 all-Ireland final ( ) ZZZZ10:14 pmZZZZ
It's another youth All-Ireland for Rush after they beat Instonians by seven wickets in the Under 15 semi-final at Kenure.
O'Sullivan stars as Leinster beat Phoenix in U19 final O'Sullivan stars as Leinster beat Phoenix in U19 final ( ) ZZZZ2:46 pmZZZZ
Fionn O’Sullivan’s brilliant all-round display secured the U19 cup for Leinster in a superb match against Phoenix at Rathmines.
Richardson seals final slot for North County Richardson seals final slot for North County ( ) ZZZZ1:51 pmZZZZ
Eddie Richardson secured a Leinster Senior Cup final appearance for North County as they sealed a dramatic last over win against Merrion.
Merrion march on thanks to Anderson ton Merrion march on thanks to Anderson ton ( ) ZZZZ12:14 amZZZZ
John Anderson's century ensured Merrion remained on course to clinch the Premier title after a 167-run win against Phoenix.
Clontarf stay in contention at top of table Clontarf stay in contention at top of table ( ) ZZZZ3:38 amZZZZ
Clontarf remain in contention for the Premier title after beating third placed North County in a rain affected contest at Castle Avenue.
Leinster win U11 interpro against NCU Leinster win U11 interpro against NCU ( ) ZZZZ12:44 amZZZZ
Leinster have won the first game of their U11 interpro series against the NCU at Templepatrick.
Merrion crush Pembroke while Leinster beat Phoenix Merrion crush Pembroke while Leinster beat Phoenix ( ) ZZZZ1:21 amZZZZ
Merrion ran out convincing 9-wicket winners against Pembroke, Leinster won the basement battle against Phoenix, while YMCA edged out The Hills in a thriller.
Laois on the move Laois on the move ( ) ZZZZ10:35 pmZZZZ
Ireland’s central plains have been a cold house to cricket over the last century. Perhaps the peatlands weren’t ideal to develop the hard pitches required, but the development of artificial surfaces in recent years coincided with a small rally in fortunes.
Shillington outguns Tomlinson in Women's league Shillington outguns Tomlinson in Women's league ( ) ZZZZ3:23 amZZZZ
It was the battle of the big hitters as Irish international Clare Shillington's Pembroke beat Kerry Tomlinson's Clontarf at Sydney Parade.
Joy of six for Forkin as Leinster win series Joy of six for Forkin as Leinster win series ( ) ZZZZ5:48 amZZZZ
Peter Forkin took six wickets as Leinster won the U15 series against Munster.
Ford hit fifth century as Malahide stay top Ford hit fifth century as Malahide stay top ( ) ZZZZ11:22 pmZZZZ
Malahide remain on course for a return to the top flight of Leinster cricket after a convincing win over Cork County.
Top three stay in title hunt Top three stay in title hunt ( ) ZZZZ10:10 pmZZZZ
Merrion stay top, but Clontarf and North County also win to stay in contention for the premier crown. Pembroke beat The Hills in the other game.
Dominant Clontarf win T20 crown again Dominant Clontarf win T20 crown again ( ) ZZZZ4:42 amZZZZ
The line-up for the Sunday Independent All-Ireland T20 finals was completed yesterday when Clontarf won the Leinster crown in dominant fashion at Sydney Parade.
Clontarf beat Merrion to win Women's Cup Clontarf beat Merrion to win Women's Cup ( ) ZZZZ10:29 pmZZZZ
Clontarf secured the Women's Cup with a 27-run win against Merrion in a high scoring encounter at Sydney Parade.
Cheshire too strong for Leinster at U13 Festival Cheshire too strong for Leinster at U13 Festival ( ) ZZZZ1:47 amZZZZ
Leinster U13s suffered a chastening 176-run defeat against Cheshire in their latest match at the Taunton Festival.
Merrion and Clontarf meet in Women's Cup final Merrion and Clontarf meet in Women's Cup final ( ) ZZZZ3:39 amZZZZ
The final of the Leinster Women's Senior Cup final takes place on Friday, and sees Merrion facing Clontarf in what is sure to be an intriguing contest.
Leinster U13s bounce back with win over Zeal Academy Leinster U13s bounce back with win over Zeal Academy ( ) ZZZZ2:53 amZZZZ
Daniel Forkin's three wickets helped Leinster Under 13's bounce back from their heavy loss to Kent to record a six wicket win at the Taunton Festival.
Opening day losses for Leinster U15 girls at Malvern Festival Opening day losses for Leinster U15 girls at Malvern Festival ( ) ZZZZ5:00 amZZZZ
Leinster Under 15 girls were well beaten by Kent and Berkshire on the opening day of the Malvern Festival.
Leinster open Taunton Festival with great win over Leicestershire Leinster open Taunton Festival with great win over Leicestershire ( ) ZZZZ10:59 amZZZZ
A superb all-round performance saw Leinster Under 13s open the Taunton Festival with a hard fought 19-run win over Leicestershire.
Kelly fires Clontarf into Senior Cup final Kelly fires Clontarf into Senior Cup final ( ) ZZZZ4:18 amZZZZ
Conor Kelly's blistering 83 saw Clontarf reach the Senior Cup final with an emphatic 87-run win over Pembroke in a contest reduced to just 22 overs per side at Sydney Parade.
Magnificent seven for Kashif Ali keeps Balbriggan hopes alive Magnificent seven for Kashif Ali keeps Balbriggan hopes alive ( ) ZZZZ3:50 amZZZZ
Kashif Ali takes 7 wickets as Balbriggan beat Terenure by 150 runs to keep alive their promotion hopes in the only match in the top two divisions to beat the weather.
Leinster U13s set for action Leinster U13s set for action ( ) ZZZZ2:21 amZZZZ
The next generation of Leinster Lightning cricketers are in action in England this week at the King's College Festival as they play five matches including games against Kent and Leicestershire.
Delany delight as Leinster secure finals day slot Delany delight as Leinster secure finals day slot ( ) ZZZZ8:28 amZZZZ
Leinster skipper Gareth Delany overjoyed as Leinster secured their T20 finals days slot with an emphatic 43-run win over North County at Inch.
Clontarf, Merrion and Pembroke win in Women's League Clontarf, Merrion and Pembroke win in Women's League ( ) ZZZZ3:43 pmZZZZ
Kerrie Tomlinson scored a century as Clontarf beat The Hills, Merrion edged out Leinster, and Pembroke ran out comfortable 9-wicket winners over YMCA in the Women's Premier League matches.
Two out of two for Leinster U17s Two out of two for Leinster U17s ( ) ZZZZ3:18 pmZZZZ
Leinster Under 17s won for the second time in their series against Munster U17s at The Mardyke.
Leinster beat North County to reach T20 finals day Leinster beat North County to reach T20 finals day ( ) ZZZZ10:20 pmZZZZ
A powerful batting display by Leinster saw them beat an out of sorts North County to complete the line-up for T20 finals day.
Dominant Lynch leads Leinster U17's to victory Dominant Lynch leads Leinster U17's to victory ( ) ZZZZ10:08 pmZZZZ
Seamus Lynch hit a brilliant 60 to lead Leinster Under 17s to a comfortable 6-wicket win against Munster at The Mardyke.
Leinster U17 squad selected for Cork trip Leinster U17 squad selected for Cork trip ( ) ZZZZ12:54 amZZZZ
Coaches Brian O'Rourke and Stephen Doheny will lead a Leinster Under 17 squad to Cork for two 45-over games against Munster on Wednesday and Thursday at The Mardyke.
North County beat Merrion to open up title race North County beat Merrion to open up title race ( ) ZZZZ12:14 amZZZZ
The Premier League title race is wide open after North County sealed a dramatic last over win against leaders Merrion.
Leinster 'School of Excellence' proves a great success Leinster 'School of Excellence' proves a great success ( ) ZZZZ5:30 amZZZZ
The 5th annual Cricket Leinster 'School of Excellence' took place over three days this week with more than 70 children attending for all three days of expert coaching and analysis.
Clontarf and Merrion reach Women's final Clontarf and Merrion reach Women's final ( ) ZZZZ9:42 amZZZZ
Clontarf and Merrion will play in the Women's Senior final after both won high scoring semi-finals over YMCA and Leinster respectively.
Clontarf beat Munster to reach T20 finals day Clontarf beat Munster to reach T20 finals day ( ) ZZZZ1:57 amZZZZ
Clontarf are through to Alan Murray Cup finals day after a convincing 9-wicket win over Munster Heat at Castle Avenue.
Double success for Leinster at Malvern Double success for Leinster at Malvern ( ) ZZZZ2:05 amZZZZ
Leinster Under 17 girls bounced back from two losses on the opening day to beat Norfolk and Buckinghamshire at the Malvern Festival.
Two defeats for Leinster on opening day Two defeats for Leinster on opening day ( ) ZZZZ2:15 amZZZZ
There was double disappointment for Leinster U17 girls on the opening day of the Malvern Festival as they lost both games against Wales.
Leinster U17 girls squad selected for Malvern Festival Leinster U17 girls squad selected for Malvern Festival ( ) ZZZZ12:00 amZZZZ
The squad of 13 will play four games in the prestigious Festival this week after a successful preparation series against Ireland Under 15's.
All roads lead to Dublin All roads lead to Dublin ( ) ZZZZ1:07 pmZZZZ
ALL the Irish Cup quarter-finals will be staged in Dublin next Sunday after the first attempt to play all four games were rained off without a ball bowled.
Leinster league round-up Leinster league round-up ( ) ZZZZ11:28 pmZZZZ
Merrion thump The Hills to stay top, while there are also wins for North County, Leinster and Pembroke.
U13 District Cup U13 District Cup ( ) ZZZZ11:15 pmZZZZ
Last week saw the playing of a week-long District series of games for boys in the U13 age-group.
Kerrison five-wicket haul leads Leinster to victory Kerrison five-wicket haul leads Leinster to victory ( ) ZZZZ3:03 amZZZZ
Maria Kerrison took five wickets to lead Leinster U17 Girls to a hard-fought two wicket against Ireland U15 girls at Railway Union.
Leinster semi-finals draw Leinster semi-finals draw ( ) ZZZZ2:39 pmZZZZ
The draw has been made for the semi-finals of both the Leinster Senior and Senior 2 cups.
Murphy at Warwickshire Murphy at Warwickshire ( ) ZZZZ2:52 pmZZZZ
David Murphy – former Irish U19, Leinster Lightning and Pembroke CC player was selected for Warwickshire 2nds against Lancashire in the English County 2nds Championship, 3 day game, this week.
Malahide sign Anish Desai Malahide sign Anish Desai ( ) ZZZZ10:00 pmZZZZ
Malahide have signed New Zealander Anish Desai as an overseas player for the remainder of their campaign.
Teenager Tobin hits ton for Hills Teenager Tobin hits ton for Hills ( ) ZZZZ11:31 pmZZZZ
Hills teenager Ryan Tobin scored a quite superb 169 for The Hills in their win against Laois in Division Eight at the weekend.
Cup ties all one-sided affairs Cup ties all one-sided affairs ( ) ZZZZ11:28 pmZZZZ
The only competition in the Leinster Senior Cup quarter-final action was for the biggest margin of victory.
Cup games go to form Cup games go to form ( ) ZZZZ3:10 amZZZZ
All the games in the quarter-finals of the Leinster Senior Cup went very much to form this weekend with wins for Clontarf, North County, Merrion and Pembroke.
T20 drama as match abandoned at Balbriggan T20 drama as match abandoned at Balbriggan ( ) ZZZZ9:16 amZZZZ
The Alan Murray Cup continued on Saturday with the main talking point coming at the Jack Harper Memorial Ground with umpires Azam Ali Baig and Aidan Seaver abandoning the game between The Hills and Merrion.
Senior Cup takes centre stage Senior Cup takes centre stage ( ) ZZZZ5:01 amZZZZ
THE quarter-finals of the Leinster Senior Cup go ahead on Sunday without four internationals, who are in the Ireland squad which meets Sussex in Ed Joyce’s testimonial game at Arundel.
Leinster suffer two injury blows Leinster suffer two injury blows ( ) ZZZZ9:45 pmZZZZ
Leinster Lightning have been hit with two withdrawals from their squad for this week's games against the NW Warriors.
Tough challenge ahead for Leinster sides Tough challenge ahead for Leinster sides ( ) ZZZZ12:52 amZZZZ
IT’S Irish Cup second round weekend but Cricket Leinster, in their wisdom, have chosen to play the third and fourth round of games in the Alan Murray (T20) Cup today ahead of Sunday’s main action.
Delany stars on return to league action Delany stars on return to league action ( ) ZZZZ2:49 amZZZZ
It was a return to league action for many of Ireland’s cricketers on Thursday night after the conclusion of their series against New Zealand.
Leinster weekend roundup. Leinster weekend roundup. ( ) ZZZZ12:59 amZZZZ
Merrion and Clontarf have broken away at the top of the Leinster Premier League after decisive wins on Saturday and a heavy defeat for third place North County.
Merrion beat Balbriggan in Cup Merrion beat Balbriggan in Cup ( ) ZZZZ11:19 pmZZZZ
Last season’s beaten finalists Merrion are through to the last eight of the Senior Cup after a routine 78-run win at Balbriggan in their rearranged game.
Leinster round-up Leinster round-up ( ) ZZZZ10:16 pmZZZZ
Merrion beat YMCA, Pembroke too strong for Phoenix, Clontarf increase Leinster woes, while The Hills defeat North County. Malahide run up record score, while Rush and Railway Union win.
Fingal Girls Cup 2018 Fingal Girls Cup 2018 ( ) ZZZZ2:42 amZZZZ
The Fingal Girls Cup, now in its fourth year, saw four National schools competing in a league structure finishing with a final held this week at Malahide CC.
Balbirnie ton leads DIT to title Balbirnie ton leads DIT to title ( ) ZZZZ8:14 amZZZZ
Jack Balbirnie's brilliant century helped DIT retain the Trevor West University trophy as they beat Ulster University by 85 runs at College Park.
Leinster Senior Cup draw Leinster Senior Cup draw ( ) ZZZZ7:15 pmZZZZ
The draw has been made for the quarter-final of the Leinster Senior Cup and has thrown up some intriguing ties.
Joyce to the fore as Merrion go to summit Joyce to the fore as Merrion go to summit ( ) ZZZZ7:07 amZZZZ
Merrion returned to the top of the Premier League table with a comfortable five wickets victory over Phoenix, helped by Clontarf beating YMCA in the match of the day at Claremont Road.
Merrion go top of Premier League Merrion go top of Premier League ( ) ZZZZ1:03 amZZZZ
Merrion are the new Premier league leaders after a five-wicket win at home to Phoenix.
Delany, Shillington and Paul star in league wins Delany, Shillington and Paul star in league wins ( ) ZZZZ3:05 amZZZZ
Three matches took place in the Women’s League on Thursday night with wins for Merrion, Leinster and Pembroke over Malahide, Clontarf and The Hills respectively.
Willow Park win cup Willow Park win cup ( ) ZZZZ6:40 amZZZZ
Willow Park School completed an excellent victory in the ‘4th Class’ final, played in glorious sunshine at Leinster Cricket Club, Rathmines.
County blitzkrieg stuns holders Hills County blitzkrieg stuns holders Hills ( ) ZZZZ5:16 amZZZZ
North County blew The Hills out of the water to end their reign as Senior Cup holders in one of four rain-affected ties.
Leinster weekend roundup. Leinster weekend roundup. ( ) ZZZZ1:27 pmZZZZ
Ian Callender looks back at the weekend's action in the LCU.
Delany delivers devastation Delany delivers devastation ( ) ZZZZ3:37 amZZZZ
David Delany’s five-wicket haul and a crucial batting cameo of 18 not out in 10 balls proved the spark for Clontarf’s thrilling last-over win over Merrion at Castle Avenue.
Double headers for Leinster clubs Double headers for Leinster clubs ( ) ZZZZ2:18 amZZZZ
IT’S a big double header for seven of the eight Premier League clubs this weekend with a full round of league action followed by the first round of the Leinster Senior Cup.
Southern XI squad named Southern XI squad named ( ) ZZZZ1:53 amZZZZ
Four players from North County have been named in a squad of 13 which will play against Leinster at Terenure.
Leinster name Under 15 squad for Southern clash Leinster name Under 15 squad for Southern clash ( ) ZZZZ1:17 amZZZZ
Four players from both Rush and YMCA named in Leinster U15 squad to take on the Southern XI at Terenure.
Wins for YMCA, Leinster and Pembroke in Women's T20 Wins for YMCA, Leinster and Pembroke in Women's T20 ( ) ZZZZ6:47 amZZZZ
Leinster beat The Hills, YMCA overcame Malahide, while Pembroke were too strong for Clontarf in the Women's league T20 matches.
Balbirnie hails Garth masterclass Balbirnie hails Garth masterclass ( ) ZZZZ1:52 amZZZZ
JJ Garth put Phoenix in a spin as his four-wicket haul was the catalyst for a 9-wicket thumping to move Pembroke off the bottom of the table.
O'Halloran and Rock lead CUS to Schools Cup win O'Halloran and Rock lead CUS to Schools Cup win ( ) ZZZZ12:55 amZZZZ
Half centuries from Neil Rock and David O'Halloran ensured CUS retained the Senior Schools Cup with a seven-wicket win over St Mary's at Angelsea Road.
Waldron continues to trailblaze Waldron continues to trailblaze ( ) ZZZZ7:24 amZZZZ
Mary Waldron became the second woman to officiate in the Irish Senior Cup when she took charge of the cup tie between Phoenix and Ardmore at the weekend.
Busy week in Leprechaun Cup Busy week in Leprechaun Cup ( ) ZZZZ1:18 pmZZZZ
It was another eventful week in the Leinster Primary School Leprechaun Cup competition which is now entering the final phase.
Irish skippers past and present in the runs Irish skippers past and present in the runs ( ) ZZZZ1:32 amZZZZ
Isobel Joyce top scored as Merrion beat YMCA, while Laura Delany was to the fore as Leinster beat Pembroke despite the best efforts of Clare Shillington.
Railway Union receive bye in National Cup Railway Union receive bye in National Cup ( ) ZZZZ2:52 amZZZZ
Railway Union have received a walk-over into the second round after Burndennett forfeited.
Wins for Clontarf and North County Wins for Clontarf and North County ( ) ZZZZ1:50 amZZZZ
Bill Coghlan hits half century as Clontarf ease past Leinster, while Malcolm Nofal's five-wicket haul ensures North County beat The Hills in the North Dublin derby.
Super League reaches quarter-fnals Super League reaches quarter-fnals ( ) ZZZZ12:38 amZZZZ
The hard-ball competition for the top schools in the Leinster region has reached the last eight stage with the quarter-finals getting under way this week.
Bolts and Emerging Knights name squads Bolts and Emerging Knights name squads ( ) ZZZZ8:22 amZZZZ
The Emerging Knights and Lightning Bolts will face each other in two T20 clashes at Laurelvale this Sunday (11am).
Balbriggan go top of Division Two Balbriggan go top of Division Two ( ) ZZZZ2:55 pmZZZZ
Century from Farooq Nasr helps Balbriggan beat Cork County by 89 runs to go top of Division Two in their rearranged T20.
Rush, Balbriggan and Cork County win Rush, Balbriggan and Cork County win ( ) ZZZZ1:45 pmZZZZ
Rush went to the top of the Division Two table with a huge 151 run win over Terenure in a high-scoring affair at Kenure. Cork beat Trinity, while Balbriggan have good win against Railway Union.
Merrion top the table after Monday games Merrion top the table after Monday games ( ) ZZZZ1:13 amZZZZ
Wins on Bank Holiday Monday for Merrion, Phoenix, Pembroke and YMCA.
Lugg hundred highlight in Merrion win Lugg hundred highlight in Merrion win ( ) ZZZZ12:51 amZZZZ
Young Australian Tilly Lugg scored unbeaten century for Merrion as they beat Clontarf, while Leinster edged out Malahide in a thriller, and YMCA beat The Hills.
Phoenix, North County, The Hills and Merrion win Phoenix, North County, The Hills and Merrion win ( ) ZZZZ10:48 amZZZZ
Phoenix stunned defending champions Leinster thanks to a nail-biting nine run win in the Park.
Charity Test Match for McVerry Trust Charity Test Match for McVerry Trust ( ) ZZZZ9:31 amZZZZ
It will be staged on the weekend of June 23rd/24th in the Civil Service grounds in the Phoenix Park, the birthplace of the sport in Ireland.
Leinster, Merrion and Malahide win Leinster, Merrion and Malahide win ( ) ZZZZ3:34 amZZZZ
Fifties from Cecelia and Isobel Joyce got Merrion's season off to a winning start in the 50-over league as they beat YMCA. Paris Crowe and Sophie MacMahon top score in victories for Malahide and Leinster.
Aideen Rice becomes CI President Aideen Rice becomes CI President ( ) ZZZZ9:50 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland have confirmed Aideen Rice as the new President – becoming the first woman to hold the role since the organisation (originally called the Irish Cricket Union) was established in 1923.
In-form Carroll aiming high In-form Carroll aiming high ( ) ZZZZ3:17 amZZZZ
Joe Carroll has continued where he left off the 2017 season by claiming his second successive seven wicket haul to start Leinster's Premier title defence with a convincing win.
Six hits at Trinity Six hits at Trinity ( ) ZZZZ8:22 amZZZZ
It’s a big hit – on Saturday the first of Jamie Brown’s three sixes into the car park hit the spike on top of the railings.
Magnificent seven for Carroll Magnificent seven for Carroll ( ) ZZZZ1:11 amZZZZ
Joe Carroll's magnificent seven-wicket haul got defending champions Leinster off to a winning start as they trounced Pembroke at Rathmines.
Lightning Bolts name squad Lightning Bolts name squad ( ) ZZZZ9:15 amZZZZ
Lightning Bolts announce squad for a season where they hope to play an expanded number of matches.
Lanky appointed Lightning selector Lanky appointed Lightning selector ( ) ZZZZ7:54 amZZZZ
Former Irish International David Langford Smith has accepted the position of Lightning selector.
No shortage of thrillers as Leprechaun Cup gets under way No shortage of thrillers as Leprechaun Cup gets under way ( ) ZZZZ4:33 amZZZZ
There were plenty of exciting clashes despite the poor weather as the 2018 Leprechaun Cup got underway last week.
Merrion Pay the Penalty Merrion Pay the Penalty ( ) ZZZZ2:08 amZZZZ
Dom Joyce offered no excuses admitting his team only had themselves to blame after being hit with 12 penalty runs for a slow over rate allowing YMCA to edge a thriller by one-wicket against Merrion at Anglesea Road.
Neil Rock scores a 'double' Neil Rock scores a 'double' ( ) ZZZZ12:00 amZZZZ
Neil Rock has started the season with a bang notching a double century for his school side.
LCU Preview 16: North Kildare LCU Preview 16: North Kildare ( ) ZZZZ11:29 pmZZZZ
Senior cricket also brought upon an additional financial burden on the club. It also had lost its groundsman. It is not easy to run a club on a shoestring or compete with other clubs who have professionals.
LCU Preview 15: Clontarf LCU Preview 15: Clontarf ( ) ZZZZ8:29 pmZZZZ
Despite losing out in the title race to Leinster after leading the pack for so long, Clontarf had the consolation of lifting T20 trophies both domestically and at the inaugural all-Ireland.
LCU Preview 14: YMCA LCU Preview 14: YMCA ( ) ZZZZ10:09 pmZZZZ
While the club have lost a great servant in Tom Fisher who has emigrated to Singapore, the signings of Jarred Barnes and the De Klerk brothers from Malahide more than compensate for that.
LCU Preview 13: Rush LCU Preview 13: Rush ( ) ZZZZ7:17 pmZZZZ
Rush have been one of the success stories of recent years in Leinster and Irish cricket, winning trophies at all-Ireland level at both youth and senior level.
LCU Preview 12: Railway Union LCU Preview 12: Railway Union ( ) ZZZZ8:14 pmZZZZ
It's very much a case of as you were at Park Avenue as Railway Union look well placed to challenge for promotion after an unsettled 2017.
Jeremy Bray joins Rush Jeremy Bray joins Rush ( ) ZZZZ6:41 pmZZZZ
Former Irish international Jeremy Bray has joined Rush from Terenure ahead of the new season.
LCU Preview 11: Cork County LCU Preview 11: Cork County ( ) ZZZZ8:07 pmZZZZ
After the highs of winning Division Two in 2016, Cork County came back down to earth enduring a tough campaign in the top flight which saw them relegated.
College Park to become Lightning home ground College Park to become Lightning home ground ( ) ZZZZ6:58 pmZZZZ
College Park in Dublin is set to become the home ground of the Leinster Lightning and all youth and representative cricket in the province.
LCU Preview 10: Phoenix LCU Preview 10: Phoenix ( ) ZZZZ9:37 pmZZZZ
It's all change at Phoenix who have no fewer than four overseas players joining the club for the forthcoming campaign.
LCU Preview 9: Balbriggan LCU Preview 9: Balbriggan ( ) ZZZZ11:38 pmZZZZ
Balbriggan have been one of the success stories of Leinster and Irish cricket in recent years, making great strides both on and off the pitch, and that looks set to continue in 2018.
Here come the girls Here come the girls ( ) ZZZZ12:18 amZZZZ
There's an Antipodean invasion on the way to Dublin this summer with no fewer than at least eight overseas players plying their trade in the Leinster Women's League.
LCU Preview 8: The Hills LCU Preview 8: The Hills ( ) ZZZZ9:31 pmZZZZ
The Hills are always at the vanguard when trophies are distributed and it's expected there will be more of the same in 2018.
LCU Preview 7: Leinster LCU Preview 7: Leinster ( ) ZZZZ9:32 pmZZZZ
The defending champions surprised many when their late surge saw them come up on the rails to clinch the title.
LCU Preview 6: Dublin University LCU Preview 6: Dublin University ( ) ZZZZ11:12 pmZZZZ
Trinity enjoyed a very successful season last time out when they finished second. Can they repeat that again for the forthcoming season. Irish international Lorcan Tucker takes the skipper's armband.
LCU Preview 5: Merrion LCU Preview 5: Merrion ( ) ZZZZ9:40 pmZZZZ
Merrion are back where they belong in the top flight of Leinster cricket and they have a number of new and familiar faces at Angelsea Road for the 2018 season.
LCU Preview 4: North County LCU Preview 4: North County ( ) ZZZZ11:19 pmZZZZ
There's both a new captain and overseas player in place at Balrothery for the forthcoming season. Niall McGovern is skipper while South African all-rounder Malcolm Nofal arrives as professional.
Theo Lawson wins Victoria Award Theo Lawson wins Victoria Award ( ) ZZZZ2:14 amZZZZ
It's been a great winter in Australia for the Pembroke cricketing pair of Theo Lawson and Kim Garth.
LCU Preview 3: Malahide LCU Preview 3: Malahide ( ) ZZZZ12:18 amZZZZ
Big season ahead for the reigning National Cup champions.
Easter Camps for girls Easter Camps for girls ( ) ZZZZ6:50 amZZZZ
This year was the sixth occasion that we have run the Cricket Leinster Easter coaching clinics. We have gone from 30 girls taking part in 2012 (held outdoors at Leinster CC) to 76 girls at this year’s clinics.
LCU Preview 2: Pembroke LCU Preview 2: Pembroke ( ) ZZZZ11:37 pmZZZZ
It was in many ways a disappointing season for Pembroke who have threatened to win trophies over the past few years but haven't delivered.
Leinster Preview 1 Terenure Leinster Preview 1 Terenure ( ) ZZZZ8:42 pmZZZZ
Terenure CC are hopeful of progressing in the coming season after a tough 2017 league campaign.
Double resignation blow for Lightning Double resignation blow for Lightning ( ) ZZZZ5:56 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning have been hit by a double resignation blow ahead of the new campaign with Jeff Short stepping down as a selector and Yaqoob Ali remaining in Munster.
Leinster players dominate Wolves squad Leinster players dominate Wolves squad ( ) ZZZZ2:49 amZZZZ
Leinster players have dominated the Ireland A squad selected for next month's four-day tour of England.
Louis McDonough in South Africa Louis McDonough in South Africa ( ) ZZZZ3:21 amZZZZ
Phoenix teenager Louis McDonough is enjoying a sporting dream in South Africa.
Stiles impresses Down Under Stiles impresses Down Under ( ) ZZZZ1:39 amZZZZ
One of the coaches was Mark Hughes, and I learnt a lot from him. It took me about a week or so to get used the conditions with the hard-bouncy wickets and of course the intense heat.
Leinster announce U17 panel Leinster announce U17 panel ( ) ZZZZ1:20 amZZZZ
A training squad has been selected for coaching sessions currently being held at North County Cricket Club.
Strydom off to tour South America Strydom off to tour South America ( ) ZZZZ8:55 amZZZZ
Phoenix all-rounder Reinhardt Strydom has been included in the MCC squad which is embarking on a South American tour where they will take on Brazil, Chile and Peru.
Leinster starlet takes on the Steve Smith challenge Leinster starlet takes on the Steve Smith challenge ( ) ZZZZ2:16 amZZZZ
Cillian McDonnell has been experiencing the challenge of bowling to the Cricket Australia squad prior to the Test series, and in particular world number one batsman Steve Smith.
International opportunities for Leinster youngsters International opportunities for Leinster youngsters ( ) ZZZZ12:58 amZZZZ
There was exciting news from South Africa with Cricket Leinster’s youth Glenwood High based cricketers enjoying the challenge of bowling to the Cricket Scotland squad prior to their World Cup qualifiers.
Union u-turn on second Munster side Union u-turn on second Munster side ( ) ZZZZ11:50 pmZZZZ
Leinster have Munster have had a change of thought about the inclusion of a second Munster team in Division Two.
Leinster announce U15 training panel Leinster announce U15 training panel ( ) ZZZZ4:49 amZZZZ
A training squad has been selected for winter coaching sessions currently being held at North County cricket club.
Barnes confirms YMCA switch Barnes confirms YMCA switch ( ) ZZZZ1:53 pmZZZZ
YMCA have signed opening bowler Jarred Barnes ahead of the new season.
Tector leads Randwick Petersham to victory in Sydney Tector leads Randwick Petersham to victory in Sydney ( ) ZZZZ12:06 amZZZZ
Jack Tector became the second Irishman to skipper Randwick Petersham following in the footsteps of Dale McDonough.
Leinster continue link with South African schools Leinster continue link with South African schools ( ) ZZZZ8:05 amZZZZ
For 15 years, Cricket Leinster has worked to make it a flagship of the union’s development programme to facilitate the opportunity for young cricketers to be placed within elite South African cricket playing schools.
Leinster CC sign Bella Fitzgibbon Leinster CC sign Bella Fitzgibbon ( ) ZZZZ11:33 pmZZZZ
The Women's section at Leinster CC have signed Bella Fitzgibbon to coach their Ladies Thirds and also their youth programmes.
Hingston joins Malahide Hingston joins Malahide ( ) ZZZZ12:56 amZZZZ
Malahide Cricket Club has announced that Michael Hingston has been appointed as the club's new Cricket Development Manager.
Malahide sign Givon Christian Malahide sign Givon Christian ( ) ZZZZ12:39 amZZZZ
Malahide have signed overseas professional Givon Christian for the forthcoming season.
Gavin Hoey in South Africa Gavin Hoey in South Africa ( ) ZZZZ4:34 pmZZZZ
Last month, I left Dublin’s Terminal 2 to Heathrow alongside the four Glenwood boys, Louis McDonagh, Daniel Swift, Cillian McDonnell and James Maginnis.
Dockrell named Lightning skipper Dockrell named Lightning skipper ( ) ZZZZ1:15 amZZZZ
George Dockrell has been appointed Leinster Lightning skipper ahead of the new season.
Cillian McDonnell in South Africa Cillian McDonnell in South Africa ( ) ZZZZ8:55 amZZZZ
Cillian McDonnell is spending two months in South Africa.
Double boost for Clontarf Women Double boost for Clontarf Women ( ) ZZZZ2:15 amZZZZ
Clontarf have announced the signings of Irish internationals Una Raymond-Hoey and Lara Maritz ahead of the 2018 season.
Munster Development team to play in Division Two Munster Development team to play in Division Two ( ) ZZZZ4:27 amZZZZ
Cricket Leinster have opted to replace North Kildare in Division Two with a Munster Development side.
Clontarf confirm Pienaar signing Clontarf confirm Pienaar signing ( ) ZZZZ11:32 amZZZZ
Clontarf have unveiled South African Obus Pienaar as their overseas player for the 2018 season.
Terenure sign South African Wessel Hartslief Terenure sign South African Wessel Hartslief ( ) ZZZZ11:53 pmZZZZ
Terenure have recruited South African overseas player Wessel Hartslief for the 2018 season, replacing Givon Christian.