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The Magazine: Take Your Pic

In this series Irish photographers tell us the story of their favourite snaps covering our wonderful sport.

Adi, MY Men
One of the traditions of Ireland's visits to Lordís is to have a photograph taken in the Harris Rose Garden.
Oasis in the desert
2013 was a great year as Ireland clinched a treble of major trophies.
Moggie puts his hand up
The self-confidence of a young player who had yet to reach his seventeenth birthday.
Nabi nabbed
I always wanted to be in Wisden, but it was more likely to be through my photography or writing.
NICA heads south
The Northern Ireland Cricket Academy on a tour to Cape Town in 2005.
Fintan's stumping
A sharp piece of work by Fintan McAllister in the 2006 Under 19 World Cup.
Hansie's your man
The arrival of Hansie Cronje in Irish cricket heralded a new dawn for the sport.
A kiss from a pop star
A trip to Lord's for a Middlesex media day meant my 40th birthday was a day to remember.
Bushmills and Grapefruit Juice
At the International Youth Tournament held in Belfast in 1987.
Photos don't lie, do they?
In 2001 Paddy O'Hara umpired at the ICC Trophy in Toronto..
Caribbean Carnival
The Irish supporters enjoying the party atmosphere in the West Indies in 2007.
The Little Master
The 2011 World Cup and a chance meeting between Sachin Tendulkar and Paul Stirling.
And a pint for Big Dave
Mike Hendrick became National Coach in March 1995 as the only salaried employee of the Irish Cricket Union.
Highs and Lows
A photo of Boyd Rankin with a local jockey at the Calcutta Races.
Educating Rita
A 1985 photograph of Anne Murray with an ice pack on her head.
Bouncer Brett
A hostile Brett Lee taking pleasure in his work.
The Last Shot
Ed Joyce going out to bat in the ICC Trophy final of 2005 for what was thought to be his last innings for Ireland.
Will I or won't I?
A photo of four men with hundreds of years of experience between them.
The Three Centurions
In Kenya in 2008 three players score centuries for Ireland in the same innings for the first and only time.
The Spirit of Cricket
Harry Tector consoling Ihtisham Malik at the 2017 Under 19 World Cup Qualifiers in Jersey.
John Boy
A very happy John Mooney after dismissing Trent Johnston.
The old and the new
I attended the Ireland v Namibia game in 2006, and despite the rain, there was enough happening to make it worthwhile including a young player who is still going strong 14 years after his debut.
Universe Boss
A photo of 'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle taken at Stormont.
Traditional route
It's a Twelfth of July parade with a difference.
Strydom's catch
A match winning catch by Reinhardt Strydom for North County against Strabane.
Lest we forget
A poignant scene in Jamaica as Ireland and West Indies observe a minute's silence for Bob Woolmer and Bob Kerr.
Ireland tie with Zimbabwe
The Irish celebrations after they secured a dramatic tie with Zimbabwe in the 2007 World Cup.
Unnatural position
An unusual and indeed natural position for former Clontarf bowler Matt Mangan.
Chin music
Charlie Beverland of CSNI getting in a tangle with a short ball.
Bangla bus Cha Cha
In the ICCís great scheme of things, instead of being India versus Pakistan, it was Ireland and Bangladesh.
Moggie's machine gun
It's not often you aren't happy when your photo features on the TV news, but that was the case in Guyana 2007.
Clarke's catch
A tremendous catch at slip by Michael Clarke of Australia against Ireland in 2012.
Timber
The stumps of Niall O'Brien being sent flying by Mohammad Amir during Ireland's first Test match.
Friends in high places
Des Cashell was 'old school' in every sense of the word.
Magnificent Malahide
A sold-out Malahide looking resplendent as Ireland took on England in September 2013.
Flying Porterfield
An aerial effort by William Porterfield during a T20 World Cup Qualifying match against Hong Kong.
Family matters
Deryck Vincent on family matters in sport.
The final that had everything
A dramatic and feisty Irish Senior Cup final encounter between Leinster and Donemana.
The catch that never was
George Dockrell couldn't keep himself within the ropes during the England v Ireland ODI at Lord's in 2017.
JJ Garth's Superman effort
A leaping effort by JJ Garth during an interpro T20 in 2019.
Coulter v Cowden
The NCU Cup Final 2016 when CIYMS met East Belfast neighbours CSNI at Comber.
Catches win matches
An effort by Gavin McKenna ultimately won an NCU Senior Cup replay between North Down and Instonians.
Mishap at Creevedonnell
Lawrence Moore and a fielding mishap at Creevedonnell, one of the most picturesque grounds in Ireland.
Some Family Favourites
A photo of nephew Tom Martin batting with brother George in 2014 made Barry Chambers smile.
Viv Richards at Bready
Billy McLeod's iconic image of Viv Richards batting at Bready in the 1980s.
The Birrells
Rowland White has chosen a photo of the Birrell family from the 2007 World Cup.
YMCA v The Hills 2014
Rodney Smythe has chosen one of his photos from an epic encounter between The Hills and YMCA.
Deryck Vincent 2011
There is great satisfaction even now looking back at old photos, but my favourite photo is from the digital age.
Joe Curtis' favourites
Joe Curtis selects some of his favourite photos, including remembering some legends sadly no longer with us
Thompson makes an impact
Ian Johnston of CricketEurope was there when JT made an impact on Neil Russell.
World Cup League 2
Namibia beat Scotland by 3 wickets.
Windhoek, 5 December.
Scotland 208 (50 overs; B McMullen 56, G Munsey 51; R Trumpelmann 4-73)
Namibia 210-7 (44 overs; JN Loftie-Eaton 67*, P Ya France 52*; M Watt 328)

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