Meet the players
- Born On: 22 July 1992
- Club: Somerset
- Cap Number: 674
- Debut Match: April 2010 v West Indies
- Batting Style: Right-handed
- Bowling Style: Slow left-arm
- Career Best: 53 v Namibia & 5 for 37 v Kenya
George Henry Dockrell
Though only 20-years-old, George Dockrell has already been capped by Ireland on 76 occasions. He made his debut against Sri Lanka Board in Colombo on 31st January 2010 at 17. A fine slow left arm bowler who has taken no less than 115 wickets with two Five wickets in an Innings hauls.
George played for Leinster CC in Ireland, though has subsequently been signed up by Somerset for whom he is a regular performer. Notwithstanding his youth, he has turned out regularly for Ireland in Twenty20, a form of the game where one might have thought more experience would be needed. However George has always performed well at this and, indeed, every other level he has played at.
His outstanding bowling performances for Ireland were 5-37 v Kenya at Mombasa Sports Club in 2012, and 5-71 v Namibia at Stormont in 2011. He reached 100 wickets for Ireland in only 60 Matches. This was quick at the best of times but with so many of his matches being ones in which he could only bowl 4 overs, it makes his performance even better.
George Dockrell's statistics coming soon
March 26th 2013
Full details of how clubs across Ireland can avail of special prices for the 2013 RSA Challenge
March 20th 2013
A sensational bowling spell from Trent Johnston coupled with a disciplined batting effort ensured Ireland won their second World Cup qualifying encounter against the United Arab Emirates in Sharjah.
March 20th 2013
Full highlights of Ireland's 5 wicket win over the UAE on Monday in Sharjah where Gary Wilson's Composed 72 not out steered Ireland home to crucial victory.
March 18th 2013
Gary Wilson settled Irish nerves scoring an unbeaten half century to lead his team to a five wicket win against the United Arab Emirates in the first of their two World Cup Qualifiers.
March 17th 2013
Ireland were superb in the field in Sharjah and a gem of an innings from Gary Wilson with a little help from Kevin O'Brien and John Mooney steered Ireland home to send them 4 points clear at the top of the ICC World Cricket League Championship Table.
March 15th 2013
Ireland settled for a draw in their InterContinental Cup match with UAE, collecting 9 points by virtue of having a first innings lead in the contest, which keeps them in pole position in the table on 76 points, ahead of Afghanistan (64) and Scotland (46).
March 15th 2013
Cricket Ireland looks for the Irish public to get behind their nation's cricketers as they push for qualification to the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand
March 14th 2013
Ireland's cricketers endured a tough examination in the searing sun of Sharjah but still have the upper hand after the third day of their InterContinental Cup clash against the UAE.
March 10th 2013
Two full days play at the superb facilities of the Global Cricket Academy in Dubai will have blown away any of the winter cobwebs for the Ireland squad and it is a vital ten day's cricket ahead now for Ireland in the UAE.
February 15th 2013
Cricket Ireland have named an experienced squad of 14 ahead of their crucial tour of the UAE next month.
February 14th 2013
Max Sorensen and an exciting quartet of youngsters are the major beneficiaries of the 17 contracts announced by Cricket Ireland for the 2013 season, with a further five contracts to be offered in due course.
February 11th 2013
Toyota Ireland has announced that it has become the new Official Car Sponsor to Cricket Ireland.
January 3rd 2013
A look back on the year of Irish cricket in 2012. With footage and coverage from right across all areas of the sport here in Ireland.
December 12th 2012
Revamped membership scheme includes the chance to become a Cricket Ireland Season Ticket Holder giving sports fans a fantastic opportunity to become an integral part of the success story of the Ireland cricket team in the years to come.
December 4th 2012
Phil Simmons is confident Ireland's cricketers can record another famous victory over their closest neighbours when they do battle with England on Tuesday September 3rd.
November 16th 2012
Paul Stirling has been named as Ireland's RSA International Men's Player of the Year at the inaugural RSA Cricket Ireland Awards. The 22 year old Middlesex all-rounder beat off the challenge of fellow Ireland stars George Dockrell and Ed Joyce to lift the top prize in front of 300 players, officials and guests at the Round Room at the Mansion House.
November 4th 2012
George Dockrell has crowned an impressive season for his county Somerset by being named their Young Player of the Year at the annual Somerset Awards dinnner on Friday in Taunton.
October 16th 2012
The short-lists for two of the feature awards at next month's Inaugural RSA Cricket Ireland Awards have been announced. The International Men's and Women's Player of the Year short-lists both feature three stars from Ireland's cricketing year.
September 21st 2012
Video Highlights of Ireland's seven wicket loss to Australia in the opening match of Group B of the ICC World Twenty 20 on Wednesday in Colombo. Ireland must now re-group ahead of their crucial match against the West Indies on Monday at 3pm Irish time.
September 19th 2012
The first match of Group B in the ICC World Twenty 20 was a very one-sided affair as Ireland were outplayed by Australia and lost by 7 wickets.
September 18th 2012
George Dockrell is just 20 years old yet he is about to play in his third World Cup. George chatted to cricketireland.ie and told us what it was like to be a spin bowler and get ready to face up to the world's biggest hitters.
September 15th 2012
George Dockrell has become the ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards in Colombo.
September 13th 2012
Ireland continued their positive build-up for ICC World Twenty 20 this week by beating Zimbabwe by a comfortable 54 runs and retaining their unbeaten record in their warm up matches.
September 7th 2012
Throughout the ICC World Twenty 20, we will have an exclusive 'Tour Diary' that will feature a different member of the Irish squad each day. The diary will appear at lunchtime each day here on www.cricketireland.ie - First up is Leinster and Somerset left-arm spinner George Dockrell
August 30th 2012
The short-list for the LG ICC Awards has been finalised and sees Irish players dominating the short-list with four of the five nominees for the ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year.
August 15th 2012
Ireland Under 19's got their first win at the 2012 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup as they scored a tight 14 run win over Nepal.
August 14th 2012
Ireland were left to rue an almost carbon copy batting collapse this morning in Townsville against the host nation Australia to leave them with a second defeat in two games.
August 13th 2012
Irish players have dominated the shortlist for the Annual ICC Awards with six of the ten players nominated for the associate and affiliate player of the year coming from Ireland
August 12th 2012
Ireland Under 19 lost their opening fixture in the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup against England Under 19s by seven wickets after collapsing from 94 for 5 to 109 All Out.
August 8th 2012
Ireland Under 19's put in a very good performance against Sri Lanka in their final warm up game for the ICC Under 19 World Cup but it wasn't good enough as Sri Lanka ran out winners by 50 runs.
July 25th 2012
George Dockrell was in ebullient mood as the Ireland Under 19 squad flew out today from Dublin Airport ahead of the ICC Under 19 World Cup, which takes place in Australia from August 4-26.