Kyle McCallan, Saibh Young and Lucius Gwynn were inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Cricket Writers of Ireland at the Awards ceremony in Dublin.

In a glittering 12-year career, former Cliftonville and Waringstown all-rounder McCallan won 227 caps between 1996 and 2008, playing a crucial role in the 2007 World Cup.

"It's a terrific honour for myself and my family," said McCallan.

"When you see the names of those in the Hall of Fame, who I consider are the greats of the gaame that I played with throughout my time on the Irish team, for people to consider me to be amongst them is just truly humbling and ssomething that I am extremely proud of."

Lucius Gwynn may have only received 11 caps for Ireland between 1892 and 1902, but he was widely regarded as the finest Irish batter of the 19th century.

He scored 499 runs for Ireland, and his average of 39 on rough pitches, which was still the best average as late as the 1980s.

He played in Ireland’s inaugural first-class matches striking five fifties against strong professional sides Surrey, South Africa and London County. Furthermore, Lucius won a rugby triple crown before he died aged 29 of tuberculosis.

Saibh Young earned 36 caps from 1991-2000. In her Test debut against Pakistan she had remarkable first innings figures of 10-9-1-0.

She played at two World Cups and bowled Ireland to notable victories over Pakistan and England, even taking a hat-trick v England on her last appearance. 

In total, she claimed 32 international wickets at 28.62, with a best of 4 for 24.