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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.
Be careful what you wish for Be careful what you wish for ZZZZ2:54 pmZZZZ
In his first press conference as the new Irish cricket coach in April, John Bracewell admitted that he had coveted the job long before Phil Simmons left to take up a role with the West Indies.
Mixed results give Ireland food for thought Mixed results give Ireland food for thought ZZZZ4:53 pmZZZZ
Three defeats on home soil give new Irish coach John Bracewell some food for thought ahead of the T20 World Cup in India next year.
Back to the drawing board for Ireland Back to the drawing board for Ireland ZZZZ4:48 pmZZZZ
THERE are still eight months before Ireland travel to India to play the final qualifier in the 2016 World Twenty20, and you can be sure John Bracewell will spend quite a few of them at what coaches call “the drawing board”.
Major improvement needed by Ireland Major improvement needed by Ireland ZZZZ8:04 amZZZZ
IRELAND have been warned that they will have to continue to up their game if they want to say top dog in the level below Test cricket – by their own coach!
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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.
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Provincial News
Billy Boyd, President of the NCU,  Chris Dougherty, captain of CIYMS,  Neil Russell, captain of Instonians, and Stephen  Cruise of Ulster Bank.
Northern
Cup final belter on the cards Cup final belter on the cards ZZZZ9:00 amZZZZ
EVERYONE looking forward to Friday’s Ulster Bank Cup final between CIYMS and Instonians will be praying for a dry week in Comber. None more so than the North Down groundstaff.
Knights waiting on Cameron-Dow fitness Knights waiting on Cameron-Dow fitness ZZZZ8:51 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 who has been sidelined recently with a foot injury.
Carrick told to wait on Kamtekar fitness Carrick told to wait on Kamtekar fitness ZZZZ9:10 amZZZZ
The Indian professional missed Saturday’s defeat by NCU Premier League leaders Waringstown at The Lawn with a knee injury that could keep him out for several weeks.
Cameron-Dow injury doubt for final Cameron-Dow injury doubt for final ZZZZ8:23 amZZZZ
The sight of James Cameron-Dow limping badly around the outfield was the only negative for CIYMS as they warmed up for the Challenge Cup final with a convincing win over Civil Service North on Saturday.
Haire inspires Muckamore to T20 glory Haire inspires Muckamore to T20 glory ZZZZ9:09 amZZZZ
Ryan Haire hit a blistering unbeaten 78 as Muckamore beat Cliftonville to win the Twenty20 Trophy at Middle Road.
Take two for Ulster Cup Take two for Ulster Cup ZZZZ4:21 pmZZZZ
BOTH O’Neill’s Ulster Cup semi-finals will be rearranged for next month after yesterday’s rain made a first attempt impossible and it was not easy finding a suitable new date for the all-NCU tie between North Down and Waringstown.
No change at the top No change at the top ZZZZ4:20 pmZZZZ
IT’S no change at the top of the Ulster Bank Premier League after the top four survived scares to beat the bottom four.
Knights collapse hands Warriors victory Knights collapse hands Warriors victory ZZZZ8:48 pmZZZZ
The NW Warriors kept alive their hopes of retaining the Inter-Provincial T20 Trophy with a thrilling 13 runs win over the Northern Knights in front of a large crowd at Belmont.
Warriors stay top of the tree Warriors stay top of the tree ZZZZ8:10 pmZZZZ
NORTH West Warriors increased their lead at the top of the inter-provincial championship to 14 points after their game against the Northern Knights at Bready petered out into a tame draw.
Record stand ensures stalemate at Bready Record stand ensures stalemate at Bready ZZZZ5:59 pmZZZZ
A partnership of 138 between Andy McBrine and Graeme McCarter ensured the NW Warriors remain on top of the Championship table after their match with Northern Knights petered out into a tame draw at Bready
Nelson skippers youthful Knights squad Nelson skippers youthful Knights squad ZZZZ5:05 pmZZZZ
LEE NELSON will skipper the Northern Knights in their IP T20 Trophy match against the North West Warriors at Belmont this Friday.
Cameron-Dow puts Warriors in a spin Cameron-Dow puts Warriors in a spin ZZZZ8:11 pmZZZZ
JAMES CAMERON-DOW'S four wicket burst late in the day has left the Inter-Provincial Championship clash between the North West Warriors and Northern Knights evenly poised.
David Dougherty of Customised Training Services presenting new tops to Donemana skipper Richard Kee
North West
Brigade reach Eric Cooke semi-final Brigade reach Eric Cooke semi-final ZZZZ6:54 amZZZZ
Brigade are the first team through to the semi-final of this season's Eric Cooke Cup but Andy Britton's men were made to work really hard before posting a 4-wicket win over Creevedonnell.
Creevedonnell and Newbuildings into Sammy Jeffrey showdown Creevedonnell and Newbuildings into Sammy Jeffrey showdown ZZZZ6:52 amZZZZ
It is the final that few would have predicted but the 2015 landmark Sammy Jeffrey Shield decider will be contested by Creevedonnell and Newbuildings after both posted impressive semi-final wins.
Donemana start favourites for cup glory Donemana start favourites for cup glory ZZZZ8:58 amZZZZ
FOR the first time in four years, spectators at the Danske Bank Senior Cup final – always the best supported fixture of the season – will have a different team to watch.
Ulster Cup semi-finals washed out Ulster Cup semi-finals washed out ZZZZ9:11 amZZZZ
Both semi-finals of the O'Neills Ulster Cup fall foul of the weather and will now have to be replayed.
Hooley in the Cooley III - this time it's personal Hooley in the Cooley III - this time it's personal ZZZZ2:58 pmZZZZ
After the huge success of our Hooley in the Cooley fight nights, Bready Cricket Club invite you or your company, club or charity to participate in our fundraising fight night ‘Hooley in the Cooley III’.
Villagers and Donemana flex muscles ahead of Senior Cup Villagers and Donemana flex muscles ahead of Senior Cup ZZZZ8:08 amZZZZ
It was a case of more of the same in the Long’s SuperValu Premier Division on Saturday as the “big three” won again while Eglinton cemented their place in the top half with a nervy win at Ardmore.
Warriors name squads for USA and PNG clashes Warriors name squads for USA and PNG clashes ZZZZ11:09 pmZZZZ
The North West Warriors have named their squads for next week's warm-up matches at Bready against T20 World Qualifiers opposition USA and Papua New Guinea.
Warriors unchanged for final T20 Warriors unchanged for final T20 ZZZZ3:19 pmZZZZ
The NW Warriors have named the same squad for their decisive T20 clash with Leinster Lightning at Eglinton on Friday.
Joyce and Sorensen star as Lightning thump Warriors Joyce and Sorensen star as Lightning thump Warriors ZZZZ8:49 pmZZZZ
DOM JOYCE and Max Sorensen produced match winning performances as Leinster Lightning outplayed the NW Warriors to win their Inter-Provincial Cup game by six wickets at a sun drenched Rathmines.
Rao praises Warriors spirit Rao praises Warriors spirit ZZZZ11:12 pmZZZZ
Warriors coach Bobby Rao was full of praise for his team after they kept alive their chances of retaining the T20 Trophy with a 13 run win against the Northern Knights at Belmont.
Warriors fightback stuns Knights Warriors fightback stuns Knights ZZZZ8:49 pmZZZZ
The NW Warriors kept alive their hopes of retaining the Inter-Provincial T20 Trophy with a thrilling 13 runs win over the Northern Knights in front of a large crowd at Belmont.
Warriors do battle with Knights again Warriors do battle with Knights again ZZZZ7:48 pmZZZZ
The Warriors have named their squad for Friday's T20 Trophy clash against the Northern Knights at Belmont.
The Merrion squad, coaches, scorer, and trophy
Leinster
Joe Caprani - an appreciation Joe Caprani - an appreciation ZZZZ8:53 amZZZZ
The Caprani family moved to Dublin from the Lake Como area of Northern Italy in the late 1890's.
Railway gain vital win in Cork Railway gain vital win in Cork ZZZZ8:44 amZZZZ
Kenny Carroll and Rachit Gaur starred as Railway Union beat the weather and Cork County to secure vital points in their survival quest.
YMCA and Phoenix players dominate Under 13 squad YMCA and Phoenix players dominate Under 13 squad ZZZZ9:49 pmZZZZ
Leinster send a squad of 15 to the prestigious Taunton Festival - 10 players come from the successful YMCA and Phoenix youth set ups.
Malahide looking for important win Malahide looking for important win ZZZZ11:55 amZZZZ
Malahide may be hosting the World Twenty20 Qualifying final tomorrow – when Ireland will expect to be involved – but that seems to have gone unnoticed by Cricket Leinster.
Stu's Leinster predictions Stu's Leinster predictions ZZZZ5:44 pmZZZZ
After a weekend off to make space for the ICC T20 qualifying tournament, there is a full set of fixtures in Divisions 1 & 2 on Sunday.
Leinster U17 side named Leinster U17 side named ZZZZ9:47 amZZZZ
The Leinster U17 squad to play Ireland U15s at Civil Service today has been named.
Munster U13s
Munster
U17 International Cricket at the Mardyke U17 International Cricket at the Mardyke ZZZZ9:58 amZZZZ
Ireland U17's will play three matches against the Netherlands on 28th, 29th and 30th July in Cork.
Munster do double over MCC in Challenge matches Munster do double over MCC in Challenge matches ZZZZ9:52 pmZZZZ
Munster played MCC twice at the Mardyke on the weekend of 27th & 28th June as part of the build up towards returning to Interprovincial competition in 2016.
Munster to face the MCC in Challenge Series Munster to face the MCC in Challenge Series ZZZZ1:56 pmZZZZ
Munster take on the MCC in two challenge matches at the Mardyke over the weekend as they continue their preparations for possible inclusion in Irish Interprovincial competitions in 2016 and beyond.
Five Munster players named in Southern XI U15 squad Five Munster players named in Southern XI U15 squad ZZZZ11:53 amZZZZ
Five Munster players were selected as part of the Southern XI U15 squad for the Interprovincial series being held in the Leinster area between 12th June & 1st July.
Munster U13 squad announced Munster U13 squad announced ZZZZ11:22 amZZZZ
The Munster squad to play in the Cricket Ireland U13 Interprovincial tournament in Belfast between the 1st and 3rd July has been announced.
Grobler century in vain as Oman win thriller Grobler century in vain as Oman win thriller ZZZZ7:14 pmZZZZ
Stephan Grobler hits 104 but Munster lose last over thriller against Oman.
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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