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Jamie Grassi who scored a century in a stand of 266 with Fiachra Tucker as Ireland U17s beat The Netherlands 3-0 in their Challenge Series
Jamie Grassi who scored a century in a stand of 266 with Fiachra Tucker as Ireland U17s beat The Netherlands 3-0 in their Challenge Series ©CricketEurope
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Treble success for Irish U17 against Dutch Treble success for Irish U17 against Dutch ZZZZ9:04 pmZZZZ
The ICC European Under 17 Challenge Series got under way this week and for the most part operated under the radar.
Are Ireland on the slide? Are Ireland on the slide? ZZZZ2:27 pmZZZZ
Well, the main thing to note is that the job was done and they are off to India in March 2016. But defeats to Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong and the Netherlands would only have been part of a nightmare scenario before the Qualifier.
Failure to deliver hurts Ireland Failure to deliver hurts Ireland ZZZZ2:06 pmZZZZ
I think it's fair to say that this would be the first time we have failed to deliver in terms of what the cricketing world expects of us.
McCallan bowled over to be behind the microphone McCallan bowled over to be behind the microphone ZZZZ1:38 pmZZZZ
We are in the television control van at Malahide, with 20 monitors showing the output from every camera at World Twenty20 Qualifying finals day, All, unfortunately, are showing a mass of white sheets covering the square or rain-soaked stands.
T20 failure can provide mark in the sand for Ireland T20 failure can provide mark in the sand for Ireland ZZZZ8:35 amZZZZ
Losing 3 times to fellow associates and finishing third in the World T20 qualifiers will undoubtedly be viewed as a failure for a special group of players and an administration that prides itself on being the strongest team in all formats of the game outside of the full members club.
Major review needed by Irish selectors Major review needed by Irish selectors ZZZZ8:30 amZZZZ
THE Ireland selectors will have a major review of the World Twenty20 qualifying tournament before they chose the 15-man squad for the first stage of the finals in India next March.
Door always open for Rankin return Door always open for Rankin return ZZZZ8:27 amZZZZ
IRELAND coach John Bracewell has offered Boyd Rankin an immediate return to the Ireland side but the Bready-born paceman does not want to be known as a one-Test wonder.
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World Twenty20 Qualifier (Ireland & Scotland, 9-26 July)
CricketEurope Team of the Tournament CricketEurope Team of the Tournament ZZZZ11:46 amZZZZ
The CricketEurope team were out in force at the recent T20 World Cup qualifying tournament and have nominated their squad of the competition.
Twenty20 Qualifier - the off-field view Twenty20 Qualifier - the off-field view ZZZZ4:29 pmZZZZ
A look at the World Twenty20 Qualifier from an off-field perspective.
Ireland no longer top of the tree Ireland no longer top of the tree ZZZZ3:35 pmZZZZ
IRELAND are no longer top of the tree in the Associate world of Twenty20 cricket. They surrendered their crown when they lost their semi-final to the Netherlands in Malahide with a performance which summed up a disappointing tournament.
Netherlands see off Ireland to claim final spot Netherlands see off Ireland to claim final spot ZZZZ11:05 pmZZZZ
A comfortable 5 wicket win over hosts Ireland sees the Netherlands to their second WT20 qualifier final.
Interprovincial Competitions 2015
Knights sweat on Cameron-Dow fitness Knights sweat on Cameron-Dow fitness ZZZZ8:48 amZZZZ
The squad of 13 will be reduced to 12 later this week following an assessment of the fitness of slow left arm bowler James Cameron-Dow.
Mooney hundred helps Lightning clinch T20 trophy despite defeat Mooney hundred helps Lightning clinch T20 trophy despite defeat ZZZZ12:29 amZZZZ
John Mooney smashed a stunning century and lifted the Hanley InterPro T20 Cup in Eglinton despite seeing his Leinster Lightning side slip to a 15-run loss in their final match against the North-West Warriors.
Lightning lose battle but win war Lightning lose battle but win war ZZZZ8:51 pmZZZZ
A superb unbeaten century from Leinster Lightning skipper John Mooney wasn't enough to prevent the North West Warriors winning the final match of the Interprovincial T20 Championship at Eglinton on Friday - albeit the visitors took the T20 trophy home courtesy of a single bonus point.
McAllister and Delany return for T20 showdown McAllister and Delany return for T20 showdown ZZZZ3:14 pmZZZZ
Kevin O'Brien absent from Lightning squad that takes on Warriors at Eglinton on Friday.
Lightning dominate Warriors Lightning dominate Warriors ZZZZ3:06 pmZZZZ
LEINSTER Lightning started their defence of the 50-over inter-provincial Cup in remarkable fashion with a six wickets victory over the North West Warriors on a superb batting track at Rathmines.
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Irish Cup 2015
Cricket the winner in Castle Avenue epic Cricket the winner in Castle Avenue epic ZZZZ7:47 pmZZZZ
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 Cups round-up ZZZZ9:39 pmZZZZ
All the action from the Irish Cup, National Cup and Ulster Shield.
No shortage of drama in Irish Senior Cup No shortage of drama in Irish Senior Cup ZZZZ9:27 pmZZZZ
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 Concern over fixture congestion ZZZZ8:06 amZZZZ
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 Tough draw for Northern teams ZZZZ8:23 pmZZZZ
There was no luck for the two remaining NCU teams in the Irish Senior Cup when the draw for the quarter-finals was made.
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