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Cawley named in Ireland U19 World Cup squad

Friday, December 8th, 2017

DHcPayOVwAAMFtgCongratulations to our talented all-rounder Aaron Cawley on his selection for the Cricket Ireland 15-man squad for next month’s ICC U19 World Cup in New Zealand.

This is a fantastic achievement for the young Tipperary man making him the first Munster & Cork County player to feature at such a prestigious international tournament. 

Andrew Vincent of Clontarf is the only addition to the 14 that clinched the qualification tournament in Jersey this summer to secure the World Cup berth in a dramatic encounter against Scotland.

Harry Tector is one of ten Leinster-based players in the squad, which also contains three representatives from the North-West, and one each from the NCU and Munster.

Under 19 Head Coach Ryan Eagleson is urging his young charges to make their mark on the global stage, as many international superstars have done in the past.

“Many of today’s cricket stars have played in past under 19 World Cups and this is a huge opportunity for this group of Irish cricketers to make a name for themselves,” said Eagleson.

“There’s the added incentive of Test cricket now for this talented bunch, and strong displays in the tournament will definitely put them in the shop window with a new senior Head Coach at the helm later this month too.”

World Cup Preparations

Eagleson outlined preparations for the tournament in which the Irish have been drawn in Group D alongside the Asian triumvirate of Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

“We’ve been training hard both at home and at a recent warm weather camp at the European Centre in La Manga. The players have all been putting in the hard yards with early morning gym sessions and regular skills based sessions and national weekends too. There’s a definite excitement in the camp as we build towards January. 

“We have a training camp planned in New Zealand where we will play two matches against a strong Auckland side as well as three days of practice to adjust to local conditions. We then travel to Christchurch for two official warm up matches against England and Canada.

“We will play our group games in Whangarei where two of our squad Mark Donegan and Sam Murphy have been playing locally over the winter which will be of great benefit not only to the pair, but the entire squad with their accumulated knowledge.”

Ireland face Sri Lanka in their first Group game on January 14th before taking on Pakistan two days later. The Afghanistan clash is down for decision on Saturday January 20th. Go well AC! ☘️?? #BackingAC #BackingGreen

Ireland U19 World Cup Squad Announced

Ireland Under 19 World Cup squad:

Harry Tector (Capt) (YMCA/LCU), Ian Anders (Phoenix/LCU), Aaron Cawley (Cork County/MCU), Varun Chopra (Coleraine/NWCU), Mark Donegan (The Hills/LCU), JJ Garth (Pembroke/LCU), Jamie Grassi (North County/LCU), Reece Kelly (Bready/NWCU), Graham Kennedy (Ballyspallen/NWCU), Josh Little (Pembroke/LCU), Sam Murphy (YMCA/LCU), Max Neville (Merrion/LCU), Neil Rock (Rush/LCU), Morgan Topping (Waringstown/NCU), Andrew Vincent (Clontarf/LCU).

Clontarf await at All-Ireland T20 Finals Day

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

AIT20_SEMIS_A4-340x481A festival of cricket is promised for the inaugural All-Ireland T20 Finals Day on Sunday August 20th, as the four provincial winners face off to be crowned Ireland’s T20 champion for 2017. Bready, Clontarf, Cork County and Waringstown are the four sides who have made it through to finals day.

The two semi-finals will begin at 11am at Lisburn and Waringstown, while the final will take place at Waringstown with an anticipated start time of 4pm.

The draw for the semi-finals took place and threw up two intriguing ties;

Clontarf and Cork County will go head to head at Lisburn, while Bready and Waringstown will meet at The Lawn in the other semi-final.

Clontarf overcame Pembroke by just 3 runs in the LCU final, a half-century from Andrew Poynter (52) and 47 from Brad Barnes proving crucial.

Cork County were convincing victors in the MCU final taking just 9 overs to chase down a target of 81 to defeat Cork Harlequins by seven wickets.

Bready beat Coleraine by 9 wickets in the NWCU final with Irosh Samarasooriya taking 2-20 as Coleraine were restricted to 125/6 before hitting 66* to seal victory.

Waringstown toppled North Down by 26 runs in the NCU final, thanks in no small part to 101* off just 54 balls from James Hall.

All-Ireland T20 Semi-Finals, Sunday August 20th:

  • •  Waringstown v Bready at Waringstown CC, 11am
  • •  Clontarf v Cork County, at Lisburn CC, 11am
  • •  Final – Waringstown CC, 4pm anticipated start time

 

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