Newsroom: Leinster 2024
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Richard The Flash Dunne ZZZZ8:59 pmZZZZ
There will be a special unveiling of a tribute to Richard 'The Flash' Dunne at The Hills on Saturday.
Death of John Wills ZZZZ11:04 pmZZZZ
There was sad news on Monday with the death of former Hills and Ireland Coach John Wills, who also played Second XI cricket for Middlesex and Glamorgan, as well as capturing 575 wickets in Leinster senior cricket.
Merrion and Pembroke march relentlessly on ZZZZ12:19 amZZZZ
It's four wins out of four for the powerhouses of Pembroke and Merrion.
Leinster top Group C ZZZZ12:13 amZZZZ
Leinster beat Adamstown twice, while Phoenix and Terenure shared the spoils.
Malahide and Clontarf set the pace in Group B ZZZZ12:04 amZZZZ
Malahide and Clontarf both made it four wins out of four to top Group B.
Balbriggan demolish North County ZZZZ11:59 pmZZZZ
Balbriggan take charge of Group A with two big wins over North County, while The Hills and Dublin University share the spoils.
North County in pole position in Group A ZZZZ10:55 pmZZZZ
North County top the Group A table with back-to-back wins over Dublin University, while Balbriggan and The Hills share the spoils.
Clontarf and Malahide in charge of Group B ZZZZ10:46 pmZZZZ
A Mitchell Thompson century and a five wickets haul for Kelvin Donnelly were the highlights of two victories for Clontarf and Malahide.
Phoenix and Leinster top T20 Group C ZZZZ10:42 pmZZZZ
Phoenix and Leinster had little trouble with two wins apiece over Adamstown and Terenure.
Pembroke and Merrion set pace in Group D ZZZZ10:38 pmZZZZ
There were two wins apiece for kingpins Merrion and Pembroke in Group D of the Alan Murray T20 Cup.
Welcome return for Una Raymond-Hoey ZZZZ1:17 amZZZZ
The new women's contracts were recently announced. While much of it was as expected there were a few nice stories in the news flash.
Leprechauns in action ZZZZ1:33 amZZZZ
As things hot up outside in America, "Jazz Hat" cricket continues apace on the home front with the Leprechauns taking on the Irish Universities at College Park on Wednesday.
Leinster Senior Cup round-up ZZZZ4:38 amZZZZ
Wins for Phoenix, Malahide, Pembroke and Leinster in the Senior Cup.
Premiership wins for Phoenix, Pembroke and Leinster ZZZZ3:32 amZZZZ
Bilal Azhar, Tim Tector and Jack Lalor stole the show in the Leinster Premiership on Saturday.
Cork, Rush, North County and Railway Union win ZZZZ3:28 amZZZZ
There were wins in the Championship for Cork County, Rush, North County and Railway Union.
Leinster Premiership round-up ZZZZ11:30 amZZZZ
There were wins for Merrion, Balbriggan and Pembroke.
Leinster Championship round-up ZZZZ5:34 amZZZZ
There were wins for The Hills, North County and Civil Service.
Claremont Road: Reflections on summers well spent ZZZZ11:15 pmZZZZ
As YMCA CC is threatened with extinction after 112 years at Claremont Road came to an abrupt end this year, lifelong member James Fitzgerald takes a personal look back at his time playing at the ground and some of the people he met along the way.
St Joseph's Rush win Schools Cup ZZZZ12:23 amZZZZ
Finn McGee's brilliant 133 led St Joseph's Rush to a maiden Schools Cup success as they beat St Columba's College by 98 runs at a sun drenched Merrion.
Senior service at Pembroke ZZZZ6:34 amZZZZ
Live streaming of cricket in Pembroke Cricket Club started in 2019 and has gone from strength to strength since. The stated aim, not always met, of the Pembroke streaming team is to cover all Pembroke’s home fixtures in Open and Women’s cricket. 
Trinity and Railway knock out 2023 finalists ZZZZ11:10 pmZZZZ
There was no shortage of excitement in the Leinster Senior Cup with Dublin University and Railway Union ousting out 2023 finalists The Hills and Clontarf, while Phoenix won a remarkable game against Merrion.
Fingal crush Dublin City ZZZZ12:14 amZZZZ
Jeremy Martins took five wickets and Cameron Rowe scored a rapid half century as Fingal thumped Dublin City. There was no play in the other scheduled game due to the ongoing students protest at Trinity.
Rush, Railway Union and win in Championship ZZZZ11:53 amZZZZ
There were wins for Railway Union, Rush, and North Kildare in the Championship, while there was no play in the Cork County versus The Hills match.
Merrion, Clontarf and Phoenix win in Premiership ZZZZ11:47 amZZZZ
Stephen Doheny scored a century as Merrion beat Balbriggan, Reuben Wilson took four wickets to help Clontarf crush Leinster, while Ben White and Jack Lalor starred as Phoenix beat Malahide.
North County, Rush, Railway Union and The Hills win in Championship ZZZZ1:31 amZZZZ
There were opening day wins for North County, Rush, Railway Union and The Hills in the Championship
Pembroke, Balbriggan and Leinster win in Premiership ZZZZ1:26 amZZZZ
Pembroke and Balbriggan won convincingly, while Leinster edged out Merrion.
Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin joins Malahide ZZZZ6:09 amZZZZ
Malahide have confirmed that Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin is joining them from The Hills.
The other game of 1969 ZZZZ2:21 amZZZZ
Deryck Vincent revisits the controversial visit of a South African based side to Ireland in 1969.
The Story of Cricket in Laois book launch ZZZZ1:20 amZZZZ
Every now and again something happens, or takes place, which would warm the cockles of your heart.
LCU Preview 11: Malahide ZZZZ9:24 amZZZZ
The demise of YMCA has led to many players seeking pastures new, but the signing of Graham Ford as Head Coach by Malahide where he will hook up with his son Matt is perhaps the most significant.
LCU Preview 10: Leinster ZZZZ8:56 amZZZZ
Leinster will be led on the field by captain Bilal Azhar and he will be aiming for some more silverware in 2024 after their Irish Cup success last season.
LCU Preview 9: Clontarf ZZZZ8:37 amZZZZ
Eoghan Delany is at the helm for the upcoming campaign and his side has been active over the close season.
LCU Preview 12: Phoenix ZZZZ3:37 amZZZZ
It may only be a seven team Premiership, but it will certainly be ultra-competitive, and Phoenix aim to be right in the mix. Adam Chester is in the driving seat as they hope to mount a title challenge.
LCU Preview 8: North County ZZZZ10:45 amZZZZ
The hard work started last season for a North County side that is determined to mount a serious challenge for the Championship title.
LCU Preview 7: Rush ZZZZ9:58 amZZZZ
It's a huge season for Rush, who go into the new season without the services of Neil Rock, having lost Stephen Doheny the previous season.
LCU Preview 6: Terenure ZZZZ9:41 amZZZZ
Terenure have been something of a cup team over the last few years, but captain Dónal Lynch is looking to add some consistency to mount a promotion challenge.
YMCA pull out of Leinster league ZZZZ1:38 amZZZZ
There was sad news on Thursday night when YMCA confirmed they wouldn't be able to participate in the premiership for the upcoming season.
LCU Preview 5: The Hills ZZZZ6:37 amZZZZ
There is plenty of positivity around Milverton as the new campaign approaches.
LCU Preview 4: Balbriggan ZZZZ3:07 amZZZZ
It's been a successful few years for Balbriggan who went agonisingly close to winning the All-Ireland T20 Cup last season.
LCU Preview 3: Pembroke ZZZZ7:13 amZZZZ
It's a new era at Pembroke, with Theo Lawson having retired.
LCU Previews 2: Railway Union ZZZZ2:12 amZZZZ
It's been a busy close season down at Park Avenue with three players in and out.
LCU Previews 1: Merrion ZZZZ3:36 amZZZZ
We start our previews of the domestic season with a look at the ins and outs at Merrion.
Sydney Parade to host interpro season openers ZZZZ7:52 amZZZZ
Sydney Parade will host the interprovincial season curtain-raiser with the opening T20 Festival taking place at Pembroke from Wednesday May 1st until Friday May 3rd.
Laois book launch ZZZZ1:36 amZZZZ
The Story of Cricket in Laois by Jim Bennett will be launched on Friday Apil 19th at the Midlands Park Hotel.
Charlie Craig - an appreciation ZZZZ9:06 amZZZZ
Sports clubs are run by many different types of people. Some love the spotlight and do their thing in the full glare of the public. Others work behind the scenes, quietly beavering away, not drawing any attention to themselves but always getting the job done. Charlie Craig was one of the latter.
Kruger joins The Hills ZZZZ4:34 amZZZZ
The Hills have confirmed that influential all-rounder Brandon Kruger is joining the club from Railway Union.
Clontarf boosted by Campher arrival. ZZZZ4:30 amZZZZ
Clontarf have confirmed that Irish international Curtis Campher is joining the club from YMCA.
Double signing boost for Merrion ZZZZ6:07 amZZZZ
Merrion have signed Leinster professional Peter Francis, while Andrew Doheny has also joined from Rush.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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24 June Group 2: West Indies v South Africa (Antigua)
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Ireland Academy
25 June 2nd 4-day match: Emerging Ireland v West Indies Academy (Stormont)
NCU Premier League
29 June Carrickfergus v North Down (Middle Road)
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29 June Armagh v Templepatrick (The Mall)
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29 June Cregagh v Derriaghy (Cregagh Memorial)
29 June Laurelvale v Drumaness Superkings (Laurelvale)
29 June Lurgan v Belfast (Pollock Park)
CL Premier League
29 June Leinster v Balbriggan (Rathmines)
29 June Pembroke v Merrion (Sydney Parade)
29 June Clontarf v Phoenix (Castle Avenue)
CL Championship
29 June North County v Railway Union (Balrothery)
29 June The Hills v Rush (The Vineyard)
29 June Civil Service v Terenure (Phoenix Park)
29 June North Kildare v Cork County (The Maws)
NW Premiership
29 June Coleraine v Eglinton (Sandel Lodge)
29 June Ardmore v Newbuildings (The Bleachgreen)
29 June Brigade v Bready (Beechgrove)
29 June Killyclooney v Donemana (Killyclooney)
NW Championship
29 June Glendermott v St Johnston (The Rectory)
29 June Bonds Glen v Strabane (Bonds Glen)
29 June The Nedd v Fox Lodge (The Nedd)
29 June Ballyspallen v Burndennett (Ballyspallen)
Faughan Valley Cup
27 June Semi-final: Brigade v Bready (Beechgrove)
27 June Semi-final: Ardmore v Donemana (The Bleachgreen)
Eric Cooke Cup
27 June Semi-final: Newbuildings v Bonds Glen (Foyleview Arena)
27 June Semi-final: Killyclooney v Eglinton (Killyclooney)
Sperrin Springs Cup
27 June Semi-final: Coleraine v Strabane (Sandel Lodge)
27 June Semi-final: St Johnston v Fox Lodge (The Boathole)
NWCU Women
24 June Bonds Glen v Eglinton (Bonds Glen)
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24 June Newbuildings v Strabane (Foyleview Arena)
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