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Michael Johnston


4th May 2007

It seems that the debate on an Ulster league has bitten the dust and the NCU 'visionaries' have gone to ground because they failed to get the support of their flock at the road-shows. Is this the end of the initiative or is something else in the frame? Surely it can't be all or nothing, and if we aren't ready for an Ulster league then can't we get something going with the North-West as a stepping stone? Indeed has anyone from the NCU veer spoken to the North-West administrators about an Ulster League or indeed any initiative?

John Matthews


3rd May 2007

Not much hope of Ireland achieving further success if they allow their best players to go to counties. Really the ICU has got to decide what it wants to do long term and if playing at the highest level is a major priority then they have to offer the players professional and/or semi-professional contracts. They could then look at what competition they can enter to provide top class match experience and which would allow players to develop and improve. It is absurd to think Joyce, O'Brien, and Rankin could be easily replaced and our team still move up the international ladder. Joyce may never play for England again, who knows, and realistically neither O'Brien nor Rankin is in a county team let alone a test team!

James Giffern


3rd May 2007

Where did all the Ireland fans go last week when their team needed their support against Kent? Test status ambitions seem a long way off when you can only muster a few hundred spectators at a match on the back of some heroic World Cup exploits. Or has reality kicked in already?

Stephen Hughes


2nd May 2007

Hurry up!!! Only messing Peter!!!

Stephen Hughes

In work for once!

1st May 2007

Are you not giving any coverage for other leagues, ie Section 2,3 etc on the site???


One step at a time!

Michael O'Neill


24th Apr 2007

Looking forward to the start of the NCU season, I hope the weather picks up again...
Waringstown for the league and North Down for the cup.



23rd Apr 2007

Ireland Cricket Team Arrival

The Ireland cricket team will be arriving at Dublin Airport on the BD127 flight from Heathrow at 14:45 pm on Tuesday 24th April. Come along and show your support.



23rd Apr 2007

Well done to the Ireland team at the World Cup, should help the game to grow here.

M O'Donnell

Co Tyrone

23rd Apr 2007

Do I need a ticket for the Ireland game next Sunday and if so, where Can I get one?


I think it is pay at the gate.

Andrew P


23rd Apr 2007

I heard a rumour at the weekend that Peter Gillespie was going to be playing for Instonians in the NCU this season, any truth in it?

Ryan Haire

Office bound

20th Apr 2007

Didn't they do well !

The team in the Carribean have performed impeccably both on and off the field..huge credit must go to Adi for Irelands current meteoric rise within the game! What next for Ireland ?


Belfast- CIYMS

17th Apr 2007

CIYMS have now launched their new redesigned website! Come visit on to see what is going on at the club this season

Ryan McCarter


10th Apr 2007

Shame about the Molins comments from Birrell, could have sidestepped the questions about his fitness etc. He was an excellent servant to the team and very much at the forefront of the revival of the international side. Will always remember his languid pulls and hooks onto the roof of the Stormont clubhouse in the fantastic West Indies win



10th Apr 2007

glad to see the fnatasy league up and running shieldsy it should be good crack, have a good trip to the carribean boys im sure you will.

p.s gutted i am not on the player list , shame on you ha ha



6th Apr 2007

Is that the full player list? lot of missing players also m mooney has signed for foxlodge.


Jonny, that is the 1st draft but it is not going to have every player, I have other things to do on a Monday as well as!

Fox Lodge now has more players than any other club!