Senior Coaching Staff

  • Graham Ford

    Senior Men's Head Coach

    Graham Ford joined Cricket Ireland in 2018. Born in South Africa, he played for Natal, and has coached South Africa A, South Africa, Kent, Dolphins, Surrey and Sri Lanka.

  • Peter Johnston

    Academy Manager

    Pete Johnston has been a member of the Ireland team management since 2007 and took over the Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Ireland Academy Manager role in 2017.

  • Ryan Eagleson

    Under-19 Men's Head Coach

    Ryan Eagleson is a former international, who represented Ireland on 65 occasions as well as playing for Derbyshire in the County Championship. He is currently the Performance Coach to the Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Ireland Academy,

  • Ed Joyce

    Senior Women's Head Coach

    Ed Joyce is one of Ireland's best ever cricketers. While he retired from playing in May 2018, Ed was appointed Senior Women's Head Coach in 2019.

  • Ben Smith

    Consultant Batting and Fielding Coach

    Ben Smith is the former coach of the first-team at Leicestershire, and has held roles with both Worcestershire and the ECB Development Squad. He holds an ECB Level Four coaching badge, and recently worked in New Zealand as a specialist coach with Central Districts. He works with Ireland's UK-based players, and has recently expanded to work more with Ireland-based players on batting and fielding.

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