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Club Support Information Packs (updated)

Club Support Information Packs (updated)

May 24th 2020 | International, Other

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major disruption to the whole community, including the 118 cricket clubs across Ireland. Cricket Ireland and the Provincial Unions have compiled Club Support Information Packs relevant to both jurisdictions that outline a range of government and community schemes that can help sustain clubs through this crisis.

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Coach Connects - A webinar on the ‘coaching journey’

Coach Connects - A webinar on the ‘coaching journey’

May 24th 2020 | International, Coaching

Cricket Ireland is introducing a series of webinars focused on coaching at different levels of the game, looking at “the Coaching Journey”.

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UPDATE: COVID-19 submission

UPDATE: COVID-19 submission

May 22nd 2020 | International, Other

DUBLIN – Cricket Ireland confirmed today that a submission has been made to both Sport Ireland and Sport NI regarding a return-to-training for cricket across Ireland and Northern Ireland in Phase 2 / Step 2 of the respective government roadmaps to reopening.

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Irish Government convenes Return to Sport Expert Group

Irish Government convenes Return to Sport Expert Group

May 18th 2020 | International

DUBLIN - The Irish Government has announced the establishment of an Expert Group to provide guidance to Ireland’s sporting bodies to prepare for the phased return to sporting activity in line with the Government Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business.

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Interview with Tim Murtagh: Tactical sunglasses, eventful first balls and conquering nerves

Interview with Tim Murtagh: Tactical sunglasses, eventful first balls and conquering nerves

May 15th 2020 | International

LONDON – Only ten men in over 140 years of Test cricket previously had the honour of bowling the first ball for their country in its debut Test match. Tim Murtagh became the 11th when Ireland Men played in the Malahide Test two years ago this week – and the momentous nature of the occasion only struck him as he was lacing up his boots to go out on the field.

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New Zealand and Pakistan fixtures postponed as CI Board meets to discuss impact of COVID-19

New Zealand and Pakistan fixtures postponed as CI Board meets to discuss impact of COVID-19

May 14th 2020 | International, Other

DUBLIN – The Board of Cricket Ireland held a ‘virtual’ board meeting yesterday afternoon to consider a number of significant issues related to impacts on operations and events in 2020 from COVID-19, as well as to review the draft 'Safe Return to Cricket' protocols that will be submitted to Government and sports authorities shortly.

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Interview with Ed Joyce: Malahide was an unusually emotional and nervous Test debut

Interview with Ed Joyce: Malahide was an unusually emotional and nervous Test debut

May 13th 2020 | International

DUBLIN – A Test match debut is a major and often nerve-wracking life experience for any cricketer. Nerves don’t discriminate though as even Ed Joyce – a player with 150 international caps and more than 250 First-class appearances under his belt at the time – admits that overcoming the Pakistan bowlers wasn’t his only battle at the Malahide Test.

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O’Brien brothers reflect on the two-year anniversary of the start of the Malahide Test match

O’Brien brothers reflect on the two-year anniversary of the start of the Malahide Test match

May 12th 2020 | International

DUBLIN – Two years ago today Irish sporting history was made with the bowling the first ball in Test cricket for the Ireland Men’s team. The O’Brien brothers, Kevin and Niall, remember fondly those four days of cricket that delivered a rollercoaster of a Test match against a tough Pakistan side.

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Joyce: World Cup Qualifier postponement understandable but new preparation programme now required

Joyce: World Cup Qualifier postponement understandable but new preparation programme now required

May 12th 2020 | International, Women

DUBLIN – Ed Joyce, Head Coach of the Ireland Women’s cricket team, today expressed his understanding about the International Cricket Council’s decision to postpone the Women’s World Cup Qualifier, but hopes that enough lead-in time will be available with new dates to allow for his side to prepare for this important tournament.

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Update on COVID-19 and the Irish cricket season

Update on COVID-19 and the Irish cricket season

May 11th 2020 | International, Other

The Irish and UK Governments have made a series of announcements around their plans for resumption of economic and social activity in the Republic and Northern Ireland.

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