Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Ireland Academy
The Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Ireland Academy was established in 2013, and aims to identify and support the most talented young male and female players in the country, and provide them with a bespoke world-class player development programme in order to have the best possible chance of success on the international stage.
About the Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Ireland Academy
The aim of the Academy is to create an environment that provides a holistic, player-centered programme allowing the next generation of players in Ireland with the ability, desire, attitude and athleticism to learn, be challenged, and where becoming the best they can be is inevitable. It will also retain a natural allegiance of Ireland’s best players within Ireland and ensure a flow of Academy graduates to National Senior squads and provide a pathway for a potential professional career with Cricket Ireland.
The programme will give players the opportunity to travel abroad as part of their development, in particular to South-East Asia, to learn about the great sport in other cultures and climates. For example, in 2014 players attended a specialist performance spin camp in Sri Lanka.
The 30 players currently part of the Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Ireland National Academy under the guidance of Academy Manager Craig Hogan and his support staff are.
Academy Players: Mark Adair, Scott Campbell, Rishi Chopra, Adam Dennison, Peter Eakin, Gary McClintock, James McCollum, Ryan Hunter, Rory Anders, David Delany, Tyrone Kane, Peter Chase, Sonny Cott, Colin Currie, Elena Tice, Fiona Gill, Lucy O’Reilly, Harry Tector, Jack Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Fiachra Tucker, Ben White, Gaby Lewis, William McClintock, Morgan Topping, Jack Carson, Kim Garth, Josh Little, Varun Chopra, Jamie Grassi.
The Coaching Team
National Academy Coach: Ryan Eagleson
Ryan is the National Academy Performance Coach and Head coach of the Ireland Under 19s. He previously coached the Ireland Under 19s in the World Cup in 2010 and 2012. He is a very highly regarded coach and is passionate about Irish cricket and working with young players. Ryan’s role also includes National Talent Identification. Ryan is currently completing an ECB Level 4 Diploma in Personal and Professional Development.
About Shapoorji Pallonji
The Shapoorji Pallonji Group (SP Group) founded in 1865 is a business conglomerate based in Mumbai, India, with interests in construction (including residential, commercial and industrial), real estate, infrastructure (comprising power, ports, rail and roads), biofuels and agriculture, consumer products, electro-mechanical and MEP services, water treatment, oil and gas, EPC contracting, facades and interiors, engineering, textiles and shipping and logistics.
Today, with over 26,000 employees and more than 20 sectors, Shapoorji Pallonji has evolved and grown exponentially into multiple business segments with a progressive outlook and a thoroughly professional approach. The Group today has a strong presence in India and internationally including the Middle East, Continental Europe, South East Asia and Africa. With a rich legacy of over 149 years and a consistently superior track record, Shapoorji Pallonji remains committed towards excellence in each domain of its operations.