The annual MCC week in Northern Ireland due to start next Tuesday has been cancelled.

The MCC were set to start against an Ulster Schools XI at Campbell College, followed by a two-day match against an NCU Academy at Carrickfergus on June 16th and 17th.

The most damaging postponement of all was their scheduled game against Ireland U19s at Belmont next Friday, June 18th.

It was to be the first of two scheduled games against Ryan Eagleson's young side, who are playing in the World Cup Qualifiers at the end of July in Scotland - Covid-19 pandemic regulations permitting.

Ireland U19's will now take on an NCU Under 23 side at Belmont next Tuesday instead.

They played at Oak Hill yesterday in a practice game, losing to a strong Academy Select featuring PJ Moor and Neil Rock.