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Keith Montague

Clogherhead Co Louth

26th May 2019

Thanks Ed for the response yes I know of couple of predictable results but I'll take it and run and yes Carrickfergus are a good side, I just thought that YMCA would have enough on the day. On to the second round on the 9 June and some more tipping to come.
Also I want to know will anyone on this fourm be boycotting any coverage of the World Cup, what organisation would reduce the amount of Nations playing in the Major showpiece for the Sport, I recently looked in to other Sporting Events and the % chance of reaching the Main Event
The figures below (I have rounded it to the nearest no)
Rugby Union 20 out of 93 a 21% chance
Rugby League 16 out of 49 a 32% chance
UEFA 24 from 54 a 44% chance
UEFA Women 16 from 46 a 34% chance
Asian FC 24 from 47 a 51% chance
Africa FC 24 from 51 a 47% chance
FIFA Men 32 from 211 a 15% chance. 48 in 2026 means 23% chance
FIFA Women 24 from 155 a 15% chance.
Cricket
10 Nations from 105 a 10% chance in 50 overs
16 Nations from 80 a 20% chance in 20 overs.
A sad day it will be on Thursday for all in Ireland, Scotland, Holland, Zimbabwe and UAE all who gave good cricket down the years in the 50/20 over World Cups and gave us some shocks and fantastic matches

paul

around the grounds

26th May 2019

as a spectator i have watched many games but i watched a bit of a game in the junior league and what i seen was blatant cheating by the teams own umpires it was a disgrace the people at ******** cc should be having a few words with their members.

Keith Montague

Clogherhead Co Louth

25th May 2019

Irish Senior Cup - 25th May 6/9 RESULTS
Bready v Lisburn - Away Win NO 7 WKS
CIYMS v North County - Home Win YES 7 WKS
Carrickfergus v YMCA - Away Win NO 89 RS
Coleraine v CSNI - Away Win YES 7 WKS
Glendermott v Rush - Away Win YES 1 WK
Instonians v Cork Co - Away Win NO 10 WKS
Malahide v Muck - Home Win YES 7 WKS
Pembroke v Brigade - Home Win YES 5 WKS
The Hills v B'pallen - Home Win YES 6 WKS
Irish National Cup - 25th May 8/11 RESULTS
Balbriggan v Co Kerry - Home Win Yes 172 RS
Ballymena v B Glen - Home Win Yes 35 RS
Co Galway v Terenure - Away Win Yes 56 RS (DLS)
Co Sligo v Ardmore - Away Win Yes 272 RS
Derriaghy v DLR Co - Home Win Yes 6 WKS
K'clooney v B'haunis - Home Win Yes 47 RUNS
Limerick v B'derreen - Home Win Yes 70 RUNS
Midleton v K'harley - Away Win No 9 WKS
N Kildare v Newbuild - Away Win No 106 RS
Rail Un v Cork Hquins - Away Win No 7 WKS
Nedd v Templepatrick - Away Win Yes 112 RS
Longford v D'patrick - Home Win
DLR SHEET NOT PRINTED LONGFORD POSTED 315/4 SO FOREFIT MATCH
So my surprises didnt come off with Cork Co and Cork Hquins both losing. Carrickfergus surprised me in beating YMCA in Senior and Midleton and North Kildare beating Knockharley and Newbuildings respectively. Well done to Peet Pinear on his effort in 246 not out for Ardmore v Co Sligo.
Watched Balbriggan not only beat Co Kerry but wallop them on the YouTube. New player in Clint Hinchcliffe with 112* and 4/33 was Man of the Match but C Fletcher and N Rooney played the part in the setting of 303/5 in 40 and all bowlers done the job
On to the Women v West Indies tomorrow on the CI Live Stream I was informed recently could be the only cricket played Internationaly by the Women if Zimbabwe does not come off like the Mens series

Response

Ed...
A lot of predictable results Keith, but what a wobbler about the Cork teams! Watched the Railay Union and Cork was well off the pace. Next round should be more challenging!
PS...
Carrick are a useful outfit these days!

Keith Montague

Clogherhead Co Louth

24th May 2019

Its that time of year again folks with the Irish Senior and National Cups starting and already it has been hit by walkover controversies. Laois and Drummond have pulled out dont know the ins and outs for the resons I have been a bit busy the last couple of days so didnt see any news on it when I have read it then I will comment. So on to the Predictions
Irish Senior Cup - 25th May
Bready v Lisburn - Away Win
CIYMS v North County - Home Win
Carrickfergus v YMCA - Away Win
Coleraine v CSNI - Away Win
Glendermott v Rush - Away Win
Instonians v Cork County - Away Win (Shock of the Round)
Malahide v Muckamore - Home Win
Pembroke v Brigade - Home Win
The Hills v Ballyspallen - Home Win
OFF Pheonix v Eglinton
North Down v Donemana-Postponed
Irish National Cup - 25th May
Balbriggan v Co Kerry - Home Win
Ballymena v Bonds Glen - Home Win
Co Galway v Terenure - Away Win
Co Sligo v Ardmore - Away Win
Derriaghy v DLR County - Home Win
Killyclooney v Ballyhaunis - Home Win
Limerick v Ballaghaderreen - Home Win
Longford v Downpatrick - Home Win
Midleton v Knockharley - Away Win
North Kildare v Newbuildings - Away Win
Railway Union v Cork Harlequins - Away Win (Shock of the Round)
The Nedd v Templepatrick - Away Win
Anyone agree / disagree with me especially on the Shock of the Rounds predictions. Both Cork sides have started 4 from 4 in the MCU Region whilst Insts are 0 for 3 in NCU Premier and Railway Union 0 for 5 in the LCU Phase 1 Group A.
Good Luck to everyone playing, watching or umpiring this week and safe travels, if the weather plays ball we are in for some crackers.
Posted at 00:00 on Saturday 25/05/2019
What do you think Ed re Insts and CIYMS and would an All-Ireland Cup for Women be a good idea or would it be Leinster dominated (me being a Leinster man through and through apart from Rugby no interest)

Response

Ed...
NCU Ladies are building, but perhaps too early for an All Ireland.
You are expecting shocks from Cork!

Alan

Chambers park

22nd May 2019

Border league result.
Taverners beat Victoria by 9 wickets.
Victoria 101/5 Taverners 102/1.
Bonus point for Victoria for scoring over 100.

The other border league matches were postponed owing partly to Kevin O'Brien visiting Monaghan.

Clarence Hiles

UC Headquarters

20th May 2019

Ireland defeat the Afghans
Ireland bowlers produced a terrific performance at Stormont yesterday to oust Afghanistan. Paul Stirling and Skipper William Porterfield starred with the batting, but the bowlers were the real stars as Mark Adair and Boyd Rankin captured most of the wickers, and spinner Andy McBrine conceded only 17 runs in his 10 overs stint as an opener. However, the spectators fail to match their performance as barely a hundred hugged the boundary and perhaps another in the distant clubhouse. You have to ask why, as players need support, especially facing against the odds?
Dublin attendances have also declined in recent times, but Stormont was particularly poor. Was it the weather, as it was bitterly cold, was it poor marketing, or was it the high prices? Or was it the culmination of poor performances and the failure to win a World Cup place? However, if Cricket Ireland is seriously interested in promoting cricket in Ulster they should ask these questions and rectify them. But are they interested?
The spectators will have another chance to redeem their absence as the Afghans return tomorrow at the same venue 10-45am.

Alan

Chambers park

17th May 2019

Border league fixtures for 22nd May
Monaghan v Dungannon,
Portadown v Victoria,
Waringstown v Clogher
Monaghan and Clogher have points on the board, Taverners and Waringstown are so far untested.

Alan

Chambers park

16th May 2019

Border league results
There was a switch in the published fixtures.
Dungannon travelled Clogher.
Waringstown and Portadown had a day off.
Clogher 122 beat Dungannon 104 by 18 runs
Victoria 71 lost to Monaghan 182 by 111 runs
Format is 15 X 8 ball overs.

Response

Ed...
Innovative too!

Andy McCrea

Ballyclare

15th May 2019

Great article on this site about Maghera CC, showing what can be done with passion and ambition.
We have played them in a couple of friendlies over the years, a great bunch of guys and cricket enthusiasts.
Everyone at TCC wishes them all the best for the future and keep up the good work.
Andy McCrea
Templepatrick CC

Clarence Hiles

NCU Headquarters

15th May 2019

2019 Fixtures for Ireland Women
The confirmed fixture calendar for 2019 is:
26 May: Ireland Women v West Indies Women (YMCA CC, Dublin); T20I
28 May: Ireland Women v West Indies Women (Pembroke CC, Dublin); T20I
29 May: Ireland Women v West Indies Women (Pembroke CC, Dublin); T20I
3 July: Ireland Women v Zimbabwe Women (Oak Hill); 50-over
5 July: Ireland Women v Zimbabwe Women (Oak Hill); 50-over
7 July: Ireland Women v Zimbabwe Women (Oak Hill); 50-over
10 July: Ireland Women v Zimbabwe Women (Stormont); T20I*
12 July: Ireland Women v Zimbabwe Women (Bready CC); T20I*
14 July: Ireland Women v Zimbabwe Women (Bready CC); T20I*
* Matches will form part of three double-header events in conjunction with Ireland Men and Zimbabwe Men

ALAN

Chambers park

12th May 2019

Border league fixtures for 15th May

Clogher v Taverners (Portadown),
Waringstown v Dungannon,
Victoria v Monaghan

Keith Montague

Clogherhead Co Louth

10th May 2019

Thanks Mr C Boomer nice of you to comment on my thoughts re border league, I hope you are keeping up with your poetry as you should have went to a publisher and got these in to hard copy and any monies you got would have been worth it
Tell all up in Carrickfergus well done on their soccer team in regaining promotion to the top flight, I know one of the NCU umpires and Carrickfergus Womens player in Laura Caughey will be pleased as along with Mary Waldron of Ireland and Pembroke divides her time playing and umpiring. Both should be commended for their work in the sport

C Boomer

Where there's a will, there's a way ..

10th May 2019

Keith re the Border league,
Alan C. usually puts the results of each game up here on the forum, your suggestion regards inclusion of further teams in the locality is a very positive idea, well worth looking into and something to build upon in the very near future.

Keith Montague

Clogherhead Co Louth

9th May 2019

Hi Ed
Sorry to have mentioned the Brexit word, it will not be spoke about by me ever again.
The Border League which I mentioned should it be the case it was to increase clubs would the NWCU, Connacht Cricket or even Dundalk, Knockharley and Ashbourne be considered if so it would possibly be a good thing with say festivals and some more funding from CI or Sport Ireland in south and its equivilent in the north for ground and building improvements. Also on this topic of The Border League where could I find results during the season will it be announced on the fourm or on a differing site.
On to Ireland Mens matters, I was very encouraged by the performance vs. England last week, Mark Adair had a decent knock on debut and the top 3 got starts along with Dockrell but overall 20 runs short in my mind, the wickets we took in the catching deepartment was brilliant but a pity we could not get the foot right on their necks. Josh Little pick of the bowlers but Murtagh and Dockrell were good in their eco figures.
Then Sunday was a case of after the Lord Mayors Show vs West Indies (a side capable of winning the 8 team World Cup with 2 qualifiers, that is not a World Cup in my mind) with 2 positives was 1 Kevin O'Briens 66, 2 the 4th wicket stand with Gary Wilson and but I felt if we had have lost by only 70-80 runs in chasing it would have felt not so bad. Fielding and missed catches cost us dear in the end
Nice to see the BBC showing the matches in the tri-series but still cant access this in the south, but yet in the IPA Pool there was no bother getting the Irish event in Belfast and English one in Bradford or the current E-Prix series. Cricket Ireland needs to bang heads between a stupid rift between BBC NI and RTE about cross border issues
On to the Irish Women it was great news re the 6 part time contracts being awarded and delighted to see a NCU representitive in the side being Naomi Matthews now of Merrion and formerly of Donaghclooney Mill and I see Cara Murray of Waringstown was included in a Senior Performance Squad and Amy Hunter of Insts in a Acadamy Squad, but surely why is Hannah Grieve overlooked again possibly the best player in the NCU
Predictions in Premier League 11th May
Carrickfergus v CSNI - Away Win
CIYMS v North Down - Away Win
Lisburn v Muckamore - Away Win
Waringstown v Instonians - Home Win
Refixes 12th May
CSNI v Waringstown - Away Win
Instonians v Lisburn - Home Win
Muckamore v CIYMS - Home Win

Womens Premier League 12th May
CSNI v Lurgan (11am) - Away Win
North Down v Waringstown (1pm) - Home Win

Alan

Chambers park

8th May 2019

Border league result.
Only one of the games was played on the first day of the border league.
Monaghan beat Clogher by 10 runs in a shortened game, in what was reported as being not ideal conditions for cricket.
Well done both teams for getting the match played.