6 July 2007

Ireland have announced their squad for the forthcoming quadrangular Series , and the squad has a more familiar look to it.

Andre Botha and Dave Langford-Smith have both recovered from their ailments, and Eoin Morgan is available for all the games, but Boyd Rankin still misses out - it is thought that it will be early August before he is back to full fitness.

Ireland will compete with West Indies, Scotland and The Netherlands in the series of One Day International fixtures.

The West Indies will be based in Dublin, taking on The Netherlands on July 10, Scotland on July 12, and Ireland on July 14, all at Clontarf. The other games will all take place at Civil Service Cricket Ground at Stormont in Belfast, with Ireland playing Netherlands on July 11, Scotland playing The Netherlands on July 13, and finally Ireland hosting Scotland in the final game of the competition on July 15.

Irish Cricket Coach Phil Simmons is looking forward to the games, "It's good to have the guys back in the squad, and hopefully we can turn in some good performances. The West Indies game obviously will be a special occasion for me, but the importance of the Netherlands and Scotland games shouldn't be underestimated either."

Stephen Kirkpatrick, Head of Retail Banking, Bank of Ireland NI, said "This is a really exciting tournament, and the Union continues to attract high profile teams to Ireland. As official team sponsor, Bank of Ireland is delighted to be associated with this quadrangular series."

The squad in full is as follows:

  • Trent Johnston (Railway Union) Captain
  • Andre Botha (North County)
  • Kenny Carroll (Railway Union)
  • Alex Cusack (Clontarf)
  • Thinus Fourie (Merrion)
  • Gary Kidd (Waringstown)
  • Dave Langford-Smith (Phoenix)
  • Kyle Mc Callan (Waringstown)
  • Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)
  • Kevin O' Brien (Railway Union)
  • Niall O' Brien (Northants)
  • William Porterfield (Rush)
  • Andrew White (Instonians)

Tickets can be purchased from Heather Johnson on +44 (0) 2890 662310 / 2890 201361
The fixtures and ticket prices are below:

  • July 10: Netherlands v W Indies (Dublin)
  • July 11: Ireland v Netherlands (Belfast)
  • July 12: Scotland v W Indies (Dublin)
  • July 13: Scotland v Netherlands (Belfast)
  • July 14: Ireland v W Indies (Dublin)
  • July 15: Ireland v Scotland (Belfast)

Ticket prices:
Ireland v West Indies
Adult: € 25.00
ICU member: € 15.00
Junior (U16): € 5.00
(Buy one ticket, get one free to either the WI-Scotland or WI-Holland)
Holland/Scotland v West Indies
Adult: € 15.00
ICU member € 10.00
Junior (U16) FREE
Stormont: Ireland v Scotland/Netherlands
Adult: £ 15.00
ICU member £ 10.00
Junior (U16) FREE
(Buy one ticket and get a ticket to the other match free)
Netherlands v Scotland Free entry

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