“Usor e de castigat, greu e de pastrat” is an old Romanian proverb which translated equates to “Keeping is harder than winning”. But NIACUS debunked that theory as, for the first time in 17 years, they retained the White Stick trophy.
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.
Leinster Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association (LCU&SA) would like to announce the following courses that will be held this autumn.
Bumper gallery from the Ardmore junior and senior awards night
There was to be no magnificent seven cup wins in a row for Donemana, and they struggled in the league which by their high standards amounts to a bitterly disappointing season.
The two-match series between Leinster Bolts and Denmark ended all-square in two excellent encounters.
Former Irish international Trent Johnston has been appointed Director of Coaching at Greenvale Kangaroos, a Premier club in Victoria.
Bumper gallery by Joe Curtis as the NIACUS beat their Leinster counterparts by 18 runs.
Having played in 15 Tests, 80 One Day Internationals and 16 Twenty20’s for Zimbabwe, Craig Ervine goes down as one of the most high profile players to have competed in the NCU in recent times.
Carrickfergus again finished inside the top four in the Premier League in 2018, ending the season behind CIYMS and Waringstown in third.
Niall O'Brien has been appointed batting coach for Kandahar Knights in the upcoming Afghanistan T20 Premier League.
The Board of Cricket Ireland has confirmed that Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin has been designated as the venue to host a one-day international against England in May 2019
Forget this 100-ball nonsense and imagine a new format of cricket in which nobody bothered counting runs, instead a panel of aesthetes could award points based on the beauty of the grounds. Munster would challenge for the world title, let alone the interprovincial one, every year.
Newbuildings teenager Trent McKeegan is off to Australia for the winter, playing for Moorooduc in Victoria.
It was a fine season for Killyclooney, as their senior side just missed out on promotion to the top flight of NW cricket.