Leinster News & Reports 2018
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.