Cork County’s Diarmuid Carey has been named in the Cricket Ireland U17 winter training squad ahead of a busy schedule in 2018.
The selection comes after an extremely impressive 2017 season during which Diarmuid became a mainstay of the 1st XI bowling attack with his consistent off spin and hard work.
20 players have been named at Under 7 level, and Lead Coach Nigel Jones can’t wait to help mould the next generation of Irish senior cricketers.
“I’m excited by the potential and balance of this squad,” said Jones. “Along with my fellow coaching group, we believe that we have selected an exciting group of players who will benefit greatly from an intense winter programme ahead of a busy 2018 schedule.
“The profile of the squad sees no fewer than eight players returning from the 2017 match programme and in addition to this we have named nine players who are effectively a year young qualifying for U16 level. We believe that their (U16) development will be further supported by the returning squad players, who are essentially responsible for continuing to drive squad standards and culture, pushing this exciting group forward throughout 2018.
“I’d like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Ireland U17 coaching management group to congratulate those who have been selected and to wish them well with the winter programme ahead,” concluded Jones.
Congratulations to Diarmuid on his well deserved selection and we wish him all the best in the months to come!
U17 Winter Squad
Max Burton (NCU), Diarmuid Carey (MCU), Nathan Doak (NCU), JJ Garth (LCU), Gavin Hoey (LCU), James Hunter (NCU), Seanan Jones (MCU), Kyle Magee (NWCU), Reece Malone (NCU), Gregory McFaul (NWCU), Oliver Metcalfe (NCU), Cian Nulty (LCU), Marcus Poskitt (NWCU), Neil Rock (LCU), Scott Ruttle (LCU), Alex Stiles (LCU), Mitchell Thompson (LCU).