Arachas All-Ireland T20 Cup semi-final draws revealed
DUBLIN – The draw for the semi-finals of the Arachas All-Ireland T20 Club Cup has been unveiled.
The Men’s competition features clubs from four provinces, North West Cricket Union (NWCU), Northern Cricket Union (NCU), Munster Cricket Union (MCU), and Cricket Leinster (CL), with the winners* of their respective provincial T20 competitions all moving on to the All-Ireland semi-finals.
Leinster representatives Balbriggan won the LHK Group Alan Murray Cup for the first time, beating The Hills by 54 runs in the final, while Cork County were the winners of the MCU Premier T20 League.
The finals of both the NWCU and NCU are down for decision this weekend, with Killyclooney taking on Brigade at The Bleechgreen in the BW White Horse Hotel Faughan Valley Cup Final at 6pm on Monday 31 July, while 2022 All-Ireland Champions CIYMS take on Waringstown in the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup Final at 3pm at their home ground The Lawn on Sunday 30 July.
The Women’s competition features clubs from Cricket Leinster, the NWCU and NCU. CSNI – finalists in 2022, won the Gallagher Women’s T20, beating North Down in the final. They have been drawn to will meet the winners of the NWCU’s Women’s Senior Cup – between Bready and Fox Lodge, which is due to take place on Monday 31 July, at 6pm in Magheramason. The winners of that tie will meet either 2022 winners Merrion, or Pembroke in the All-Ireland Final. That match is due to take place on Monday 7 August.
The finals of both the Men’s and Women’s competitions will be held in Malahide Cricket Club on Sunday 27 August, with the Women’s final at 11am, followed by the Men’s final at 3pm.
Both games will be livestreamed by our broadcast partners, HBV Studios.
The semi-finals will be held on 6 August 2023.
The finals will be held on 27 August 2023 at Malahide.
Arachas All-Ireland T20 Cup Semi-finals draw.
• CIYMS or Waringstown v Cork County
• Killyclooney or Brigade v Balbriggan
• Bready or Fox Lodge v CSNI
• Winners will face either Merrion or Pembroke in the final.
* If the NCU Final does not proceed this Sunday, a representative for the All-Ireland T20 Cup semi-finals will be determined by a coin toss