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Senior Cup draws made ZZZZ12:41 amZZZZ
The first round draws for the NW men's and women's senior cups were made on Monday night at BBC Radio Foyle, conducted by recently retired legends Jordan McGonigle and Johnny Thompson.
Porterfield joins Lancashire ZZZZ1:32 amZZZZ
Former Ireland captain William Porterfield has joined the coaching staff at Lancashire.
Doug Watson appointed Scotland Coach ZZZZ1:14 amZZZZ
Doug returns to Scotland on a permanent basis, following a successful period as Interim Head Coach during the summer of 2023.
Netherlands win Nepal T20I tri-series ZZZZ1:11 amZZZZ
A four wicket win for the Dutch against the hosts today in Kirtipur.
Forfashire to host Namibia and Oman ZZZZ1:10 amZZZZ
Scotland will play Namibia and Oman at Forfarshire's Forthill ground in May in the World Cup League 2.
Tanzania win T20I tournament in Nigeria ZZZZ3:01 amZZZZ
Tanzania prepare for the African Games with victory in a four national women's T20I tournament.
Hong Kong edge out Qatar in super over decider ZZZZ2:29 amZZZZ
A 2-1 series win for the visitors after a super over in the deciding match.
Deryck Vincent: 4 March ZZZZ2:02 amZZZZ
A look back to 1999 and 2000 when the World Cup came to Ireland, and Clontarf did the double.
Test cricket remains the pinnacle for players ZZZZ1:35 amZZZZ
The players must get huge credit for a thoroughly committed performance but this was not a victory that Irish cricket as a whole deserved.
Mixed news for Ireland on fixtures front ZZZZ6:22 amZZZZ
The euphoria following Friday's maiden Test win is still fresh in the mind, but there has been mixed news emerging on the fixtures front this year.
Wolves end exile with Nepal tour ZZZZ5:23 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves will emerge from their two-year hibernation with an eight match white-ball tour of Nepal.
NCU Premiership fixtures announced ZZZZ5:18 amZZZZ
NCU Premier League champions Instonians will begin their defence with a trip across Belfast to Civil Service North when the new season starts on Saturday April 27.
Scotland bounce back and thrash UAE in League 2 ZZZZ3:11 amZZZZ
An 8 wicket win as Scotland get off the mark in League 2.
Italy edge out Vanuatu to retain Challenge League place ZZZZ2:46 amZZZZ
Wins also for Kuwait and Bahrain as the Challenge League play-off concludes.
Dutch into tri-series final after play abandoned ZZZZ2:36 amZZZZ
Final to come on Tuesday against hosts Nepal.
National Cup first round draw made ZZZZ11:35 amZZZZ
Holders Derriaghy have been given a bye into the second round of the National Cup.
Irish Senior Cup draw made ZZZZ11:02 amZZZZ
The draw has been made for the opening round of the 2024 Irish Senior Cup with 29 teams battling it out to lift the Bob Kerr Trophy.
Nepal secure spot in tri-series final ZZZZ2:56 amZZZZ
A lower scoring game in Kirtipur as Nepal beat the Netherlands.
Balbirnie and Trott sum up the contest ZZZZ2:28 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie described Ireland’s first Test victory as “kind of overwhelming” after emotional scenes greeted their six-wicket victory over Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi.
History made as Ireland emerge victorious ZZZZ2:18 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie showed a captain’s composure to lead Ireland to an historic first Test match win in Abu Dhabi yesterday,
Nepal off the mark in T20I tri-series ZZZZ10:25 amZZZZ
A narrow three run win over Namibia keeps Nepal in the hunt for a place in Tuesday's final.
Test in the Bal-ance ZZZZ11:04 pmZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie was left wondering what might have been in Abu Dhabi last night as Afghanistan fought back to parity against Ireland on the second day of the one-off Test at the Tolerance Oval.
Adair provides Ireland spark ZZZZ10:39 pmZZZZ
MARK ADAIR led a superb seam bowling display that dismissed hosts Afghanistan for 155 yesterday and put Ireland in a strong position after the first day of the one-off Test at the Tolerance Oval.
Can Ireland gain maiden Test win? ZZZZ11:07 pmZZZZ
IF IRELAND can end their losing streak and win a Test match for the first time at the eighth attempt this week in Abu Dhabi it is perhaps inevitable that the victory should come against Afghanistan.
Campher relishing Test challenge ZZZZ1:44 amZZZZ
CURTIS CAMPHER is looking forward to his fifth taste of Test cricket in Abu Dhabi tomorrow and hoping for a first win when Ireland take on Afghanistan at the start of a three-week multi-format tour of the United Arab Emirates.
NW Women's Premiership fixtures ZZZZ11:42 amZZZZ
The 2024 NW Women's Premiership will feature seven teams.
NW Championship fixtures 2024 ZZZZ10:42 amZZZZ
The North West Championship will get underway on Saturday April 27th.
NW Premiership fixtures 2024 ZZZZ10:09 amZZZZ
Ardmore will begin the defence of their Premiership crown with a home clash against Coleraine on Saturday April 27th.
Melly joins Ardmore ZZZZ6:24 amZZZZ
Ardmore have confirmed that wicket-keeper batsman Haydn Melly has joined the Bleachgreen side from Brigade.
Patience the key for McCollum ZZZZ5:43 amZZZZ
James McCollum will be hungrier than most for runs in next week's one-off Test against Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi.
Deryck Vincent:20 February ZZZZ9:34 pmZZZZ
Deryck Vincent on the tremendous work carried out by Pat Bracken.
McCallan honoured and humbled by Hall of Fame induction ZZZZ9:04 pmZZZZ
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.
Major improvements at Railway Union ZZZZ8:39 amZZZZ
Railway Union have been busy during the close season and are currently carrying out major improvements at Park Avenue.
Tector and Prendergast pick up top honours ZZZZ7:38 amZZZZ
Harry Tector and Orla Prendergast were the headline winners at the 12th Irish Cricket Awards ceremony over the weekend.
NW trio successful at awards ZZZZ6:37 amZZZZ
Mollie Devine. DW Caldwell and Dermot Ward were the North West winners at the Cricket Ireland awards.
Treble success for Waringstown ZZZZ6:29 amZZZZ
There was treble cause for celebration with Waringstown the toast of the Cricket Ireland Awards.
Deryck Vincent: 16 February ZZZZ4:30 amZZZZ
A look back to 1998 has the author in a Detention Centre, scoring a record century and experiencing mixed fortunes in the Irish Senior Cup.
Lewis to receive major award ZZZZ2:17 amZZZZ
Alan Lewis will be honoured with the Outstanding Contribution and Service to Irish Cricket award on Friday night.
Getkate excited by Phoenix challenge ZZZZ4:38 amZZZZ
Shane Getkate is looking forward to a return to Leinster cricket after spending a decade in the NCU.
Shortlists unveiled for Irish cricket awards ZZZZ3:29 amZZZZ
The shortlists have been revealed for the two big ‘international’ awards – International Men’s and International Women’s Player of the Year ahead of the Irish Cricket Awards at Clontarf Castle on Friday night.
Shelat off to India ZZZZ3:24 amZZZZ
Jay Shelat is heading to India this week to join the support staff of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Women’s Premier League – the franchise cricket tournament starts on  February 23rd.
ICC honour for Hunter ZZZZ2:17 amZZZZ
Amy Hunter has been named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for January, coming top of a worldwide poll ahead of Australian greats Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney.
Last rites for YMCA? ZZZZ2:07 amZZZZ
YMCA members expect to hear later this week that their protracted battle to stay at Claremont Road has been lost, after the ground was put up for sale three years ago, and that the club that produced Ireland star Harry Tector will cease to exist.
Top award for Hunter ZZZZ2:04 amZZZZ
Amy Hunter has been further rewarded for her record-breaking exploits in Zimbabwe by being voted International Women’s Player of the Month for January, the second time an Ireland player has won the title in six months.
Hunter wins ICC Player of the Month award ZZZZ3:59 amZZZZ
Amy Hunter is named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month thanks to her rapid run-scoring feats in Ireland’s T20I series victory over Zimbabwe last month.
Treble signings boost for Glendermott ZZZZ5:13 amZZZZ
Glendermott have unveiled a trio of signings ahead of the new season.
Hunter targets World Cup qualification, then A levels ZZZZ5:15 amZZZZ
The records keep tumbling for Amy Hunter, still less than four months after her 18th birthday, but the Belfast schoolgirl is taking it all in her stride and a whole cricket career ahead of her.
David Townsend: 11 February ZZZZ4:11 amZZZZ
Can it really be 30 years since Ireland took those first unsure steps on to the world stage, at the ICC Trophy in Nairobi?
Phoenix confirm Getkate switch ZZZZ7:03 amZZZZ
It's all change at Phoenix for the forthcoming campaign with Irish international Shane Getkate moving to the Park.
Cregagh seeking senior coach ZZZZ6:29 amZZZZ
NCU side Cregagh are on the look out for a senior coach.
Waringstown return for Hall ZZZZ5:59 amZZZZ
Former Irish international James Hall is returning to Waringstown for the new season.
Fox Lodge confirm Maneeshan return ZZZZ4:24 amZZZZ
Fox Lodge have confirmed the return of Sri Lankan Gayan Maneeshan to the club for the 2024 season.
Death of Clive Rogers ZZZZ4:09 amZZZZ
There was sad news this week with the death of Ballyspallen all-rounder Clive Rogers.
Barry Chambers: 8 February ZZZZ4:36 amZZZZ
A Bridge Too Far, Girl Power, Dead Certa, and Grounds for Optimism.
Ireland U19 World Cup averages ZZZZ3:22 amZZZZ
There was much to celebrate in Ireland's eighth place finish at the Under 19 World Cup, with impressive performances against their peers, culminating in a win over New Zealand.
Ireland's Class of 24 ZZZZ1:35 amZZZZ
The win was the first by any Ireland cricket team against the Black Caps in 50 attempts, and it also delivered the highest finish by an U19 side at the biennial tournament in 11 campaigns, dating back to 1998.
Ireland claim historic win over New Zealand ZZZZ4:54 amZZZZ
Ireland Under 19's finished their World Cup campaign on a high with a 41-run DLS win against New Zealand that ensured an eighth place finish.
Tour averages for Ireland Women ZZZZ2:33 amZZZZ
Amy Hunter and Cara Murray were the stand out performers for Ireland Women on their recently concluded tour where they won seven and tied one of their eight matches.
Ireland complete whitewash ZZZZ1:43 amZZZZ
LAURA DELANY produced a superb spell of 3-17 to lead Ireland to a 5-0 clean sweep of their T20 international series at the Harare Sports Club as Zimbabwe imploded spectacularly to lose by 14 runs.
New overseas professional for Rush Women ZZZZ8:55 pmZZZZ
Rush have signed New Zealander Ocean Bartlett for the 2024 season.
Dinner time ZZZZ8:48 pmZZZZ
The annual club dinner scene made a welcome return last year, but it's not always just a case of turning up for some members, with an incredible amount of work going in behind the scenes.
Prendergast pounces as Ireland take 4-0 series lead ZZZZ8:26 pmZZZZ
Orla Prendergast cleared the ropes from the penultimate ball of the match to hand her side a nine-wicket win in a rain-curtailed eight-overs match in Harare.
Waringstown sign Pakistan international ZZZZ5:16 amZZZZ
Pakistan international Bilawal Bhatti has been signed by Waringstown for the 2024 campaign.
Commins set for Instonians return ZZZZ4:25 amZZZZ
Murray Commins is set for a return to Instonians for the 2024 season.
Ireland give Pakistan a scare at U19 World Cup ZZZZ1:21 amZZZZ
Harry Dyer claimed 4-35 to give Pakistan a major scare at the U19 World Cup before Ireland succumbed to a three-wicket defeat in the Super Sixes at Potchefstroom.
Ireland clinch T20 series with 60 run victory ZZZZ1:12 amZZZZ
Laura Delany marked her 100th T20 international appearance with an unbeaten half-century at the Harare Sports Club yesterday as her Ireland side beat Zimbabwe by 60 runs
Hunter in the runs again ZZZZ2:35 amZZZZ
AMY HUNTER remained unbeaten for a second successive T20 international in Harare yesterday, adding 77 not out to her century on Friday as Ireland took a 2-0 lead over Zimbabwe in the five-match series.
North Down sign young New Zealander ZZZZ3:36 amZZZZ
North Down have recruited teenage all-rounder Liam Hayman for the upcoming season.
CIYMS confirm Bamye signing ZZZZ2:57 amZZZZ
CIYMS have confirmed the signing of South African pace bowler Bamanye Xenxe for the 2024 season.
MacMahon ruled out of T20 series ZZZZ2:46 amZZZZ
Sophie MacMahon has been ruled out of the remainder of the T20I series against Zimbabwe after sustaining a knee injury during Friday's win in the first game.
Ireland hammered by India ZZZZ11:54 pmZZZZ
Ireland suffered a 201-run hammering by favourites India in their final Group A match at the U19 World Cup but are still well placed to reach the Super Sixes second stage of the tournament.
Hilton heroics in vain ZZZZ9:26 pmZZZZ
KIAN HILTON top scored with a classy 90 as Ireland again impressed at the U19 World Cup in Bloemfontein before losing to Bangladesh by six wickets in a pivotal Group A match. 
Ireland start World Cup campaign with win ZZZZ2:59 amZZZZ
Reuben Wilson led a dominant all-round bowling display in Bloemfontein that enabled Ireland to ease to a seven-wicket victory over the USA in their opening match of the U19 World Cup.
Interview with Reuben Wilson ZZZZ5:19 amZZZZ
Nathan Johns talks with Ireland U19 opening bowler Reuben Wilson ahead of the World Cup opening match against the USA on Friday.
Downpatrick sign Ravi Patil ZZZZ4:11 amZZZZ
Downpatrick have confirmed the signing of Indian all-rounder Ravi Patil for the 2024 season.
Deryck Vincent: 18 January ZZZZ3:40 amZZZZ
Sometimes we take ourselves and our sport too seriously. I am not advocating a frivolous attitude to our games, far from it, but sometimes there are more important things than a stick and ball game. 
Ireland beaten by Zimbabwe in U19 warm-up ZZZZ11:20 amZZZZ
Ireland lost the first of their two official warm-up matches on Sunday as they were beaten by 27 runs against Zimbabwe in a game curtailed by rain.
Shields record century in vain as Grasshoppers beaten ZZZZ11:00 amZZZZ
Ally Shields scored a record century for the Ulster Grasshoppers but it was in vain as they were beaten by four wickets against Claremont in their tour finale.
Malahide Exhibition game 1981 ZZZZ2:20 amZZZZ
Des Cashell, President of the Irish Cricket Union had assembled a star studded XI to play a Malahide XI to mark the opening of the extended and renovated grounds in Malahide including a new international standard cricket square.
Malahide return for Ahmadzai ZZZZ6:16 amZZZZ
Hard hitting batsman Younas Ahmadzai is returning to Malahide for the 2024 season.
Roly Black to officiate at U19 World Cup ZZZZ4:28 amZZZZ
Bready's Roly Black is off on his travels again, standing in the Under 19 World Cup whch gets underway in South Africa next week.
Barry Chambers: 9 January ZZZZ3:46 amZZZZ
Morecambe and Wise, Yes Minister, What's in a name and a record year for Arlene Kelly and Mark Adair.
Zimbabwe level warm-up series ZZZZ8:16 amZZZZ
Zimbabwe gained revenge for Sunday's loss as they earned a 38-run win over Ireland in the second game of their Under 19 World Cup warm-ups.
Deryck Vincent: 6 January ZZZZ11:11 amZZZZ
It's back to 1996 and a double for The Hills, while Brigade win the Irish Cup and Clontarf retain the league.
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