Cricket Ireland is the governing body for the sport of cricket at performance and participation levels throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland, representing the interests of both the men’s and women’s game.

Vacancies at Cricket Ireland

Assistant Head Coach and National Bowling Lead

Primary Location: Dublin.

The Assistant Head Coach and National Bowling Lead will be responsible for supporting the National Men’s Head Coach in the preparation, development and performance of the senior men’s performance squad.  They will also assist the development of Cricket Ireland’s Talent Pathway fast bowlers within the male and female player development programmes. This may include, but not limited to CI national youth team players, national academy players and inter-provincial/Super 3’s players and will be aimed primarily towards the CI player succession plan.

The position will assist the National Men’s and when available the Women’s Head Coach, National Academy and Performance Manager, Performance Coach, Talent Pathway Coaches in the identification of key bowling objectives that feed into player Individual Performance Plans (IPPs); and will be partly responsible for monitoring progress against these objectives. 

It should be noted that the Ireland men’s team have an important tour to Zimbabwe in mid-April and the first World Cup Super League series with Bangladesh in May, and it is anticipated the new coach will be able to commence the role for these series.

A detailed Job Description and further details on the application process can be downloaded here.

The closing date for applications will be latest Friday, 14 February 2020, 9am local time.

A full CV and detailed covering letter should be sent by email to with the subject title ‘Assistant Head Coach’ and will be confidential. Interviews will be held in Dublin on 24 and 25 February.


National Women’s Selector

Cricket Ireland is seeking a new National Women’s Selector to help ensure Ireland selects its best players ready to take to the world stage and to be as successful as they can be.  The successful candidate will report into the Chair of Selectors.

The position is a voluntary position for an initial two-year term commencing February 2020, and will require the candidate to attend up to eight meetings annually, which will usually take place in the CI head offices in North Dublin or at a place convenient to the other Selectors.

A detailed Role Description and further details on the application process can be downloaded here.

If this opportunity interests you, please email a cricketing CV and a covering letter detailing why you believe you have the skills and experience to undertake this role, to: and headed ‘Women’s National Selector’. The closing date for applications is 21 February 2020. 


Vacancies at Provincial Unions

Northern Cricket Union - Cricket Development Officers

Primary Location: Northern Cricket Union Office, Stormont Estate, Belfast.

The Northern Cricket Union has partnered with Ulster University as part of the University’s Sports Match Programme to match fund two part-time cricket development posts on a 50:50 financial basis. The roles are initially up to December 2020 with possible extension, subject to future funding being agreed. As a result of this initiative each part-time role will have a specific focus for development and delivery of cricket programmes and activities.

Cricket Development Officer (Student Sport) – this role is focused on engagement with UU students to increase participation in cricket, support the development of student cricket across Ulster University campuses and enable the enhancement of performance development opportunities for student cricketers. 

Cricket Development Officer (Community Development) – this role is focused on engagement with a range of under-represented populations, community groups, schools and clubs to increase participation in cricket for all ages and abilities.  The role is also focused on enabling capacity building opportunities for coaches, umpires, leaders and volunteers.

The successful post holders will play a key part in driving forward the development of participation and performance in cricket within the NCU, Ulster University and across the NCU region. They will be required to deliver key areas of the NCU’s Strategic Plan, Cricket Ireland’s Strategic Plan and Ulster University’s Sports Development Strategy and will be responsible to the NCU General Manager and an Ulster University representative. A detailed Job Description and further details on the application process can be downloaded here.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday 27th January 2020.  Subsequent interviews will take place in early February 2020.

The Northern Cricket Union is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination.