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Date: 16/7/2018
Author: Arthur
Burners: Shannon injured it seems although no mention of that in the NCU squad announcement. Did alright for a guy who wasn’t playing. According to the Cricket Ireland app he opened the bowling and then scored the winning runs!
Fake News?

Ed's Note: System didn't have Stephen Bunting in it so they used Shannon.
Heard it could be a longish lay-off.
Date: 16/7/2018
Author: Hubert
So a video showing that a batsman wasn't out has caused few umpires/senior reps to get a hump... glad this video has highlighted that in order for.Ireland cricket to move on we need better umpires also. I know NW says there is a shortage but thats because some don't want to stand out in middle with an umpire with no clue.
Crazy people are defending this.. we are a test nation and standards need upped... that's right only the warriors matter...
Date: 16/7/2018
Author: BD
Knights- Yet again looks like a case of whoever is available to field a team.

Who is the guy McDaid playing for Muckamore? Have they splashed the cash again?

Ed's Note: Knights did okay today Billy?
Adam McDaid ex Eglinton, Drummond and Limavady.
Date: 15/7/2018
Author: darren
Does anyone know what has happened to the slog sweep podcast?
Date: 15/7/2018
Author: burners
No James Shannon in the knights squad?
Date: 15/7/2018
Author: Ian Muldoon
There is a bit of an injury list. Does anybody know when Jack Tector, James Shannon, Nathan Smith and Josh Little will be back in action? If fit, they would all be possible selections for the upcoming Bangladesh and Afghanistan series, and maybe for the winter test match.

My second question is about the relation between the Wolves (well done to them last week) and the Academy. 9 Academy players were on the Scotland tour, so there is plenty of overlap. But there is a fixture clash soon with the Academy playing a 4-day game with Future Stars (who are they?) and the Wolves playing Bangladesh. So who decides who plays for who?

Really pleased that the girls qualified for the T20s.
Date: 14/7/2018
Author: burners
@John, yeah that's what I thought, thanks for the info.
Date: 13/7/2018
Author: Keith Montague
May I echo Sharons item on congratulating the Women in reaching the WCF in the West Indies in November. Pure class from a team lambasted when they played England last year and New Zealand this year. I know the Scots and Holland have been winning v English Counties but it is no New Zealand. Bangladesh in the Final on Saturday and I can see another tight afair with obviously Ireland winning it. In my opinion the Irish Women have salvaged Irelands Cricketing Summer with the Men losing both T20s to Holland and crushing losses v India.

Also my congratulations to the Wolves in the series win v Scotland surely some decent standered opposition for the Wolves for a change instead of Bath CC, Gloucestershire 2nds like last year. Now of we can get a T20 Wolves side to push players in to the Senior side it would be benificial to both in the long run. Surly now Harry Tector James Shannon and others below the Senior side should be given a chance to shine

On the Munster situation, people have been saying its a Leinster B side so what if it is, its like rugby in this country with players not playing in provinces where they have come from. If so I would go down the road of 16 of the best players in each Union making of 4 franchies with 4 from each in the sides something like the Womens Super3s. If people looked at the Alan Murray Cup in Leinster a side picked from the MCU sides only have reached the Quarter Finals and have produced some good matches.
Date: 13/7/2018
Author: John Boomer
Re burners List A for Wolves fixtures.

A full description and explanation of List A status and matches is here:

It appears that List A status would only apply if both "A" teams are full members' countries.

Date: 13/7/2018
Author: burners
Just a quick question, will Ireland wolves fixtures against List-A or first class opposition now have List-A/first class status?

All other full members' A-sides do AFAIK.
Date: 12/7/2018
Author: Philip
Players impressing me most this year - Shane Getkate, Gareth Delany, James Mc Collum and Andy Mc Brine
Date: 12/7/2018
Author: Peter
Well done to Ireland A on beating Scotland in the series today.
Also have we found some T20 player who can hit sixes?
Date: 12/7/2018
Author: Sharon
Congratulations to Ireland Women on reaching the finals.
Hope they go on and win it now.
Date: 12/7/2018
Author: Barry Chambers
Really sad to hear of the death of Lenny Adair yesterday.
Lovely wee man who always had a smile on his face and enjoyed a laugh.
Knew his cricket and was always a pleasure to meet at Beechgrove.
Condolences to all his family.
Date: 12/7/2018
Author: Bumble
@Ivan McCombe
I believe you meant Rush who have 4 players selected to the U 15 team and not the The Hills, agree that there is a professional approach to the Youth set ups across a number of Clubs in Leinster