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Growth in disability cricket services ahead when play resumes in the North

Growth in disability cricket services ahead when play resumes in the North

April 24th 2020 | International, Coaching

BELFAST – After developing and piloting a key Disability Cricket Programme last year, the Northern Cricket Union was set for an ambitious expansion of the initiative in 2020 – until COVID-19 struck. However, the enforced lockdown has only resulted in creating a renewed determination to grow the programme as soon as conditions permit.

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300 not out: Boyd Rankin praises Bready Cricket Club’s community spirit during COVID-19

300 not out: Boyd Rankin praises Bready Cricket Club’s community spirit during COVID-19

April 23rd 2020 | International, Other

BREADY – Irish international Boyd Rankin has commended the work of his hometown cricket club, Bready, as the club’s volunteers delivered more than 300 cooked meals to elderly and vulnerable members of the local community during the COVID-19 crisis to date – with demand for the service growing weekly.

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Limerick Cricket Club coming together during a time of crisis

Limerick Cricket Club coming together during a time of crisis

April 22nd 2020 | International, Other

LIMERICK – After plotting its most comprehensive pre-season programme in preparation for a big 2020, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic took the wind out of the Limerick Cricket Club’s sails – but not for long, as the Club’s members and volunteers are pulling together during these challenging times.

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Cricket Ireland’s High Performance Centre wins Award

Cricket Ireland’s High Performance Centre wins Award

April 20th 2020 | International, Other

DUBLIN – Cricket Ireland is pleased to announce that the Cricket Ireland High Performance Centre has won a merit award in the Sportsground category at the Association of Landscape Contractors in Ireland Awards.

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Vale Dr Basil McNamee

Vale Dr Basil McNamee

April 19th 2020 | International, Other

The Board and staff of Cricket Ireland are saddened to hear this news and pass on their condolences to Basil's family and friends. A former President of Cricket Ireland (2010-11), Basil was a popular member of the Irish cricket family and will be greatly missed.

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International captain Balbirnie gives Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Ireland Academy squad a masterclass

International captain Balbirnie gives Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Ireland Academy squad a masterclass

April 17th 2020 | International

DUBLIN – The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted life as we know it, but it has also allowed opportunity and creativity to come to the fore with Ireland Men’s captain Andrew Balbirnie providing a ‘virtual batting masterclass’ to a group of young and emerging cricketers in the Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Ireland Academy.

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Cricket Ireland Board approves measures aimed at sustaining the sport during COVID-19 crisis

Cricket Ireland Board approves measures aimed at sustaining the sport during COVID-19 crisis

April 15th 2020 | International, Other

DUBLIN – The Board of Cricket Ireland today confirmed investment in the Provincial Unions and grassroots game, provided an update on international and domestic fixtures, and outlined a range of cost-saving measures designed to buffer the organisation and the sport during a period of great uncertainty due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Cricket Ireland’s Performance Psychologist’s advice to athletes and sportspeople during COVID-19

Cricket Ireland’s Performance Psychologist’s advice to athletes and sportspeople during COVID-19

April 2nd 2020 | International, Other

DUBLIN – The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all parts of our society, including high performance athletes and sportspeople. Anne Marie Kennedy, Cricket Ireland’s consultant sports psychologist, believes that with proper mental health management, athletes and sportspeople will learn much about themselves and their resilience over the coming months.

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The Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Ireland Academy must go on…line

The Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Ireland Academy must go on…line

April 1st 2020 | International

DUBLIN – The COVID-19 pandemic may be causing a major disruption to the way we all live, work and play, however, the coaching staff of the Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Ireland Academy were determined to keep in touch with the squad and to continue working on various aspects of the Academy players development – across three countries.

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