Cricket Ireland Test Status Press Conference

June 23rd 2017

Discussion

Minister Brendan Griffin TD, Warren Deutrom Cricket Ireland CEO and senior international players at the announcement of Ireland's Full Membership of the ICC ( c INPHO/Bryan Keane)

Minister Brendan Griffin TD addresses the assembled guests at the IAA ( c INPHO/Bryan Keane)

After 10 years of hard work Cricket Ireland CEO Warren Deutrom announced that Ireland had indeed "crossed the Rubicon" in attaining Test status ( c INPHO/Bryan Keane)

( c INPHO/Bryan Keane)

Minister Griffin is joined from left to right by Lara Maritz, Ed Joyce, Andy Balbirnie, Gaby Lewis and Laura Delany ( c INPHO/Bryan Keane)

Andy Balbirnie and Ed Joyce with the Turkish Airlines sponsored Test jersey

Ed Joyce was looking forward to the opportunity to represent Ireland at the pinnacle of the game ( c INPHO/Bryan Keane)

Andy Balbirnie who has represented his country from Under 13 level gave his thoughts on the exciting news ( c INPHO/Bryan Keane)

Minister Brendan Griffin TD and Warren Deutrom are joined by Andy balbirnie and Ed Joyce, holding the Turkish Airlines sponsored Test Jersey ( c INPHO/Bryan Keane)