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Waringstown lost to Leinster by 48 runs
The Lawn, 12 August.
Leinster 259-6 (50 overs, J Carroll 78 , Peter Francis 74*, Saqib Bahadur 42, Gareth Delany 35, Graham Hume 2-35, Ben Snell 2-45)
Waringstown 211 (45 overs, Morgan Topping 110, Patrick Botha 32, Peter Francis 3-45, Bilal Azhar 3-45, Saqib Bahudur 2-40)
Winners Leinster (CricketEurope)
Semi-final: Leinster beat The Hills by 101 runs.
Rathmines, 9 July.
Leinster 284-7 (50 overs; Saqib Bahadur 107*, Michael Hogan 61, Monil Patel 30, Patrick Lynch 28; Jonathan Tall 3-59, Matthew Weldon 2-29)
The Hills 183 (37.3 overs; Bakesh Lakhotia 39, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 37, Nathan Rooney 27, Mark Donegan 21; Peter Francis 3-32, Joey Carroll 2-26, Mark Tonge 2-28, Bilal Azhar 2-33)
Saqib Bahadur celebrates his century (Rodney Smythe)
2009 winners Leinster ran out convincing 101-run winners over The Hills at Rahmines. Batting first, they made 284 for 7, thanks primarily to an unbeaten century from Saqib Bahadur, who hit 11 boundaries in his 98-ball effort. There were runs too for Michael Hogan (61), Monil Patil (30) and Patrick Lynch (28). The Hills' reply got off to a solid start with runs for Bakesh Lakhotia (39), Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (37), Nathan Rooney (27) and Mark Donegan (21), but from 113 for 2, they faltered to 183 all out. Australian professional Peter Francis took three wickets, while there were two apiece for Joey Carroll, Mark Tonge, and skipper Bilal Azhar.
Semi-final: Waringstown beat Pembroke by 7 runs (DLS)
The Lawn, 9 July.
Waringstown 248 (43.1 overs; Pat Botha 63, Graeme Hume 54, Adam Dennison 51; Piyush Sharma 3-21, Nick Stapleton 3-43, Gavin Hoey 3-56)
Pembroke 199-8 (39 overs; JJ Garth 45, Diarmaid Tucker 42, Theo Lawson 35, Fiachra Tucker 29; Graeme Hume 3-46, Greg Thompson 2-35, James Cameron-Dow 2-41) (Target: 207 in 39 overs.)
Waringstown dug deep and thanks to a Herculean effort on and off the field, they avenged their 2019 final loss with a nail-biting 7-run win over Pembroke. The home side raced out of the traps with Adam Dennison (51) sharing a second wicket stand of 94 with Pat Botha - the South African professional hitting 6 fours and 4 sixes in a rapid 63 from only 38 balls. At 110 for 1 in just the 15th over, they would have hoped for a total of 300, but had to settle for 248 with almost seven overs unused. Graeme Hume did shepherd the lower order on his way to 54, but three wickets apiece for Piyush Sharma, Nick Stapleton and Gavin Hoey meant the Sydney Parade side were perhaps the happier at the break. An opening stand of 67 between JJ Garth (45) and Diarmaid Tucker (42) got the chase off to a solid start, before rain saw the game halted for 82 minutes. That it wasn't longer was down to the efforts of the ground staff and volunteers, and was to prove crucial in the final analysis. Set a revised target of 207 in 39 overs, Greg Thompson struck twice in the 25th over, dismissing two of the three Tucker brothers - Lorcan for a duck the decisive moment in the contest. Theo Lawson (35) and Fiachra Tucker (29) kept things interesting, but they were always playing catch-up, losing by 7 runs. Waringstown, the competition's most successful side will get the chance to make it a magnificent seventh Irish Cup triumph on home soil when they face Leinster on Saturday August 12th at The Lawn.
Round 3: The Hills beat Instonians by 6 wickets
The Vineyard, 18 June.
Instonians 129 (41.5 overs; Cade Carmichael 33, Nikolai Smith 29, Ben Rose 20; Cian Nulty 2-16, Tomas Rooney-Murphy 2-23, Nicolaj Laegsgaard 2-26, Sean McNicholl 2-35)
The Hills 130/4 (25.4 overs; Nicolaj Laegsgaard 39, Mark Donegan 37*, Murray Commins 30; Andrew White 2-35)
The Hills coach Jeremy Bray celebrates the win with a beer (Willie Dwyer)
The Hills' quest for a third 'Bob Kerr' Trophy remains firmly on track after an impressive six wickets win against Instonians at Milveton. A second wicket stand of 56 between Cade Carmichael - who hit 6 fours in his 33 - and Nikolai Smith gave the NCU a platform, but a superb display by the hosts bowling unit saw Cian Nulty, Tomas Rooney-Murphy, Sean McNicholl and Nicolaj Laegsgaard each taking two wickets to dismiss their opponents for 129. Danish international Laegsgaard hit 6 fours and a six in a breezy 39, but just when the Belfast side were looking to fight back, Murray Commins (30) and the prolific Mark Donegan (37*) shut the door firmly with a 4th wicket stand of 42 that all but sealed the win.
Tomas Rooney Murphy talks to Willie Dwyer after The Hills beat Instonians
Round 3: Pembroke beat Balbriggan by 24 runs
Sydney Parade, 18 June.
Pembroke 236 (50 overs; JJ Garth 77, Theo Lawson 35, Diarmaid Tucker 31, Danny Hogan 30, Nick Stapleton 20; Matt Pollard 3-40, Dylan Lues 3-47)
Balbriggan 212 (47 overs; Greg Ford 88, Chris De Freitas 28, Dylan Lues 27, Matt Pollard 22; Nick Stapleton 4-36, Gavin Hoey 3-40, F Tucker 2-38)
Pembroke players with young supporters after their tense win (Theo Lawson)
Pembroke won a tense battle against Balbriggan in the all-Leinster clash. Batting first the 2019 winners were given a solid start with an opening stand of 85 between in-form JJ Garth and Diarmaid Tucker (31). Garth hit 7 fours in a top-score of 77, while there were runs too for skipper Theo Lawson (35), Nick Stapleton (20), and crucially Danny Hogan (30) down the order. There were three wickets for Matt Pollard and Dylan Lues in the total of of 236. Balbriggan, like the hosts, were understrength and the absence of Cameron Rowe and Connor Fletcher was to prove telling. Greg Ford's even time 88 (9 fours, 3 sixes) kept it evenly balanced, and his dismissal with 34 needed from 7 overs was the game changing moment. Nick Stapleton's four wickets book-ended the start and end of the innings, while Gavin Hoey claimed three scalps, and Fiachra Tucker two - including Ford's - in the 24-run win.
Round 3: Waringstown beat Merrion by 61 runs
The Lawn, 18 June.
Waringstown 324/8 (50 overs; Greg Thompson 88, Morgan Topping 77, Pat Botha 59, Adam Dennison 41, Ross Allen 20; Sam Harbinson 2-46, Hugh Kennedy 2-51)
Merrion 263 (45.5 overs; John Anderson 67, Stephen Doheny 57, Hugh Kennedy 42, Swapnil Modgill 28; Adam Dennison 2-10, Patrick Botha 2-36, Greg Thompson 2-44)
Waringstown captain Greg Thompson who scored 88 (CricketEurope)
The competition's most successful side are in another semi-final after overcoming fierce rivals Merrion in a high-scoring game at The Lawn. Waringstown made light of their depleted stocks to rack up an imposing 324 for 8. Pat Botha hit 11 boundaries in a fluent 59, adding 88 for the second wicket with Adam Dennison (41). The decisive partnership though was the 5th wicket one of 150 between skipper Greg Thompson and Morgan Topping. The pair have been in rich veins of form and continued that here with Thompson hitting 11 fours and three sixes in a top score of 88 from just 60 balls, while Topping's 77 included 7 fours and 2 sixes. Swapnil Modgill (28) flew out of the blocks and when John Anderson and Stephen Doheny both made half centuries, the Dubliners looked on course at 148 for 1 near the halfway stage. However, their dismissals sparked a collapse with two wickets for Thompson, Pat Botha and Adam Dennison, while Eaglstone had the prize scalp of Anderson. Hugh Kennedy hit four sixes in an entertaining 42, but it was only delaying the inevitable as the hosts ran out 61-run victors. They will now have their sights firmly on a magnificent seventh title, with the added knowledge of knowing the final will be on home turf on August 12th should they win the semi-final/
Greg Thompson after the win
Round 3: Leinster beat Phoenix by 4 wickets
Rathmines, 18 June.
Phoenix 92 (32.1 overs; Levon Shields 35; Peter Francis 4-24, Saqib Bahadhur 2-7, Devender Ranolia 2-11, Mark Tonge 2-17)
Leinster 93/6 (20 overs; Bilal Azhar 37; Amish Sidhu 3-14, Tyrone Kane 3-38)
2009 winners Leinster were the first team into the last four as they beat Phoenix by four wickets in a low scoring tussle. Batting first, Phoenix were bowled out for just 92, with Levon Shields 35 their one bright note. Peter Francis picked up four wickets, while there were two apiece for Saqib Bahadhur, Deveder Ranolia and Mark Tonge. Skipper Azhar hit 7 fours in a rapid 37, adding 49 for the first wicket with Michael Hogan (17). However, they were pegged back by Tyrone Kane and Amish Sidhu who took three wickets apiece. The Rathmines side eventually got over the line for the loss of six wickets.
Round 2: Merrion beat YMCA by 7 wickets
Anglesea Road, 11 June.
YMCA 248-9 (50 overs, Tom Anders 46, Tim Tector 33, Rory Anders 29, Mikey O'Reilly 28*; M Sinan 3-52 , Sam Harbiinson 2-49, Max Sorensen 2-58)
Merrion 252-3 (45 overs, Swapnil Modgill 112, Sam Harbinson 92*, Jack Carty 26*)
Two-times winners Merrion advanced safely to the quarter-finals of the Irish Senior Cup as the made light work of a potentially tricky 249 target in the replayed match at Anglesea Road. YM's total of 248 for 9 was boosted by late runs down the order, plus 30 wides and 2 no-balls. Tom Anders top-scored with 46, sharing a sixth wicket stand of 69 with his brother Rory (29) while Mikey O'Reilly made a run-a-ball 28 not out from number 10. O'Reilly then struck twice to remove Stephen Doheny and John Anderson cheaply. That was the high point for YM as Swapnil Modgill and Sam Harbinson quickly took the contest away from them. Modgill made a brilliant 112 from 98 balls (13 fours, 4 sixes), adding 134 in 23 overs with Harbinson - whose undefeated 92 included 7 fours and a six. Jack Carty (26*) added a further 78 with Harbinson as the 7 wickets win was sealed with five overs to spare. Merrion now travel to Waringstown in a real heavyweight clash - the sides having met in the final three times in recent years.
Round 2: YMCA v Merrion - Match abandoned
Claremont Road, 4 June.
Merrion 19/1 (7 overs)
The game between YMCA and Merrion was abandoned after seven overs by the umpires who considered the pitch to be dangerous. The matter will now be considered by Cricket Ireland once they receive the official report. The most likely outcome will be a replay at Anglesea Road given the extenuating circumstances of YMCA's tenure at the ground.
Round 2: Railway Union lost to Balbriggan by 34 runs
Park Avenue, 4 June.
Balbriggan 252 (49.3 overs: Matthew Pollard 73, Chris de Freitas 51, Greg Ford 35; Liam McCarthy 3-28, Hamza Maan 2-31)
Railway Union 218 (49.1 overs: Ashil Prakash 60, Liam McCarthy 33, AJ Mathew 33, Kenny Carroll 24, Riley Mudford 20; Dylan Lues 3-41, Andrew Darroch 2-29)
Balbriggan beat Railway Union in the all-Leinster clash to keep alive their hopes of a first all-Ireland success. They showed their depth once again, as they overcame a shaky start to post 252. Matthew Pollard hit 7 fours and 3 sixes in an excellent 73, while there was also a half century for Chris De Freitas (51). The hosts had a solid start to the chase with Ashil Prakash making 60, but three wickets for Dylan Lues and two for Andrew Darroch gave the momentum to Balbriggan which they maintained to close out a hard-fought 34-run win.
Round 2: Leinster beat CIYMS by 45 runs
Rathmines, 4 June.
Leinster 270/9 (50 overs: Monil Patel 74, Joey Carroll 52, Saqib Bahadur 25, Tristen de Beer 25, Bilal Azhar 25, Peter Francis 20; Tyron Koen 3-43, John Matchett 3-50, Allen Coulter 2-44)
CIYMS 224 (45.4 overs: John Matchett 107, Mark Best 36, Tyron Koen 20; Peter Francis 3-19, Joey Carroll 2-36, Mark Tonge 2-42, Saqib Bahadur 2-51)
Holders CIYMS crashed out as they lost by 45 runs against 2009 winners Leinster. The Rathmines side posted 270 for 9 with half centuries for Monil Patel and Joey Carroll. The CIYMS reply was in deep trouble at 124 for 7, but they showed their fighting qualities as they rallied. Skipper John Matchett scored 107 (14 fours, 2 sixes) as he and Mark Best - a former Ulster rugby player = added 74 for the 8th wicket. However, they left themselves too much to do, eventually bowled out for 225, with Peter Francis taking three wickets, plus two apiece for Joey Carroll, Mark Tonge and Saqib Bahadhur.
Round 2: Cork County lost to Pembroke by 249 runs
Mardyke, 4 June.
Pembroke 327/3 (50 overs: JJ Garth 156, Nicolas Stapleton 85*, Diarmaid Tucker 67)
Cork County 78 (23 overs: Ross Durity 28; Fiachra Tucker 2-2, Gavin Hoey 3-8, Paul Lawson 2-10, Piyush Sharma 2-11)
2019 winners Pembroke enjoyed their trip to the Mardyke as they recorded a whopping 249-run win over Cork County. JJ Garth top-scored with 156 from 132 balls (10 fours. 5 sixes) as he shared stands of 140 for the opening wicket with Diarmaid Tucker (67) and 152 in 20 overs for the second with Nick Stapleton (85). A final total of 327 for 3 was certainly a daunting one, and thus it proved as the Munster side was shot out for 78 - three wickets for Gavin Hoey, and two apiece for Paul Lawson, Piyush Sharma and Fiachra Tucker.
Round 2: Instonians beat Lisburn by 6 wickets
Shaw's Bridge, 4 June.
Lisburn 165 (47.3 overs: Nigel Jones 43, Adam Berry 29, Jonathan Waite 22*; Shane Dadswell 5-31, Cian Robertson 2-23, Daniel Rose 2-48)
Instonians 168/4 (37.3 overs: Robert McKinley 51, Nikolai Smith 48, Cade Carmichael 43)
Instonians excellent season continued as they knocked out last season's beaten finalists Lisburn by six wickets at Shaws Bridge. Shane Dadswell took five wickets as Lisburn could only manage 165 - Nigel Jones top scoring with 43. An opening stand of 95 between the prolific Robert McKinley (51) and Nikolai Smith (48) broke the back of the chase, and a fluent 43 from Cade Carmichael ensured a comfortable win with more than 12 overs to spare.
Round 2: Waringstown beat Clontarf by 29 runs
The Lawn, 4 June.
Waringstown 214/8 (50 overs: Morgan Topping 71*, Pat Botha 23, James Cameron-Dow 22, Adam Dennison 21, Rory Bessell 21, Ross Waite 21; Ruan Cronje 2-28, Liam Gilhooly 2-46, John McNally 2-46)
Clontarf 185 (46.1 overs: David Vincent 33, John McNally 31, Aaron McGeehan 31, Andrew Delany 30; Phil Eaglestone 2-17, Greg Thompson 2-33, James Mitchell 2-41)
Six times winners Waringstown progressed but were given a tough fight by Clontarf. Chasing 215, the Castle Avenue side were right in the mix at 170 for 5 in the 42nd over, but lost their last five wickets for 15 to be 185 all out - two wickets apiece for former Irish internationals Phil Eaglestone and Greg Thompson, as well as James Mitchell. Morgan Topping continued his fine form as he was the glue that held a depleted home side together - his unbeaten 71 getting them to 214/8 - which their bowling unit resolutely defended.
Round 2: North Down lost to Phoenix by 5 wickets
Comber, 4 June.
North Down 220/7 (50 overs: Jacob Mulder 56*, Ryan Haire 44, Peter Eakin 31, Peter Davison 20*; A Sidhu 2-17, Jed Wiggins 2-48, Theo Dempsey 2-59)
Phoenix 223/5 (38.1 overs: Jed Wiggins 78, Tyrone Kane 41, Stephen Black 33, Callum O'Byrne 25; Jacob Mulder 2-35, Alistair Shields 2-44)
Phoenix ran out five-wicket winners at North Down as they made light work chasing down 220. Jed Wiggins (78) and Stephen Black (33) laid the base, and Tyrone Kane clubbed five sixes in a rapid 41 to speed them to victory. Jacob Mulder (56) and Ryan Haire (44) were the main contributors to North Down's 220 for 7.
Round 2: Carrickfergus lost to The Hills by 179 runs
Middle Road, 4 June.
The Hills 338/7 (50 overs: Mark Donegan 108, Cormack McLoughlin-Gavin 55, Nicolaj Lægsgaard 50, Bhavesh Lakhotia 44, Thomas Rooney Murphy 31; Michael Rippon 3-38, Jake Egan 2-37, Alex Haggan 2-85)
Carrickfergus 159 (39.3 overs: Michael Rippon 79; Sean McNicholl 6-39, Andy Kavanagh 2-23)
Nicolaj Laegsgaard's 23 ball half century got The Hills off to a flying start. (CricketEurope)
Mark Donegan hit 7 sixes and 7 fours in a rapid century to propel two-times winners The Hills to an emphatic 179-run win at Middle Road. The Milverton side piled on 338 for 7, with 50s for Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin and Nicolaj Laegsgaard, plus runs too for Bhavesh Lakotia )44) and Tomas Rooney-Murphy (31). Michael Rippon took three wickets and top-scored for the hosts with 79,but they were bowled out for 159 - six wickets for Sean McNicholl and two for captain Andy Kavanagh.
Man of the Match Mark Donegan interviewed by Ally McCalmont after the game.
Round 1: Cork County beat Ardmore by 37 runs
Mardyke, 28 May.
Cork County 220/9 (50 overs: Syed Aiman 85, E O'Sullivan 35; Muhammad Kharotai 3-29, Aviwe Mgijma 2-21, Dharm Singh 2-49, Rachit Gaur 2-52)
Ardmore 183 (45.3 overs: Aviwe Mgijma 46, Harry Zimmermann 29, Conor King 25; Byron McDonough 3-39, Said Aiman 2-6, Nabeel Anjum 2-33, Stefano Di Bartolomeo 2-34)
Ardmore made the long trek to Cork and travelled home empty handed after being on the wrong side of a 37-run loss. Syden Aiman hit 6 fours and a six in a well composed 85 as the Munster men posted 220/9 - vital late runs too for Eshan O'Sullivan (35). Edrees took three wickets, while there were two apiece for Aviwe Mgijima, Rachit Gaur and Dharm Singh. The chase started steadily with Mgijima (43), Conor King (25) and Harry immermann (29) taking the Bleachgreen side to 105 for 2 as drinks approached. However, they lost their way to be bowled out for 183. Cork now host Pembroke in the second round on Sunday.
Round 1: Carrickfergus beat Donemana by 6 wickets
Middle Road, 28 May.
Donemana 241 (49.5 overs: Gary McClintock 61, Djay Dougherty 43, Sam Robinson 28, Gary Heely 27, Kyle Dougherty 22; Michael Rippon 4-34, Alex Haggan 2-48)
Carrickfergus 245/4 (45.2 overs: Iain Parkhill 72, Craig Averill 72, Michael Rippon 38*, CJ van der Walt 30*; Gary Neely 2-31)
Michael Rippon and Carrick skipper CJ van der Walt celebrate the win. (CricketEurope)
Carrickfergus eased into the second round as they beat the last remaining hope of the North West, chasing 241 to win by six wickets with almost five overs to spare. Gary McClintock (61) and DJ Dougherty (43) shared an opening stand of 80 to lay the foundations for a big total, but the Tyrone side lost wickets at regular intervals, with big hitting William McClintock one of four wickets for Michael Rippon (4-34). The tail rallied with 20's for Joe Robinson and Gary Neely getting them to 241. A second wicket stand of 123 between Craig Averill (14 fours) and Iain Parkhill (8 fours) - both making 72 ensured a comfortable chase. Michael Rippon (38*) and skipper CJ van der Walt (30*) applying the last rites with plenty to spare.
Round 1: Ardmore v Cork County. Abandoned.
The Bleachgreen, 20 May.
Ardmore 248/8 (50 overs; Ryan Brolly 83, Aviwe Mgijima 37, Mark Chambers 35; MAS Wattoo 2-32, Stefano Di Bartolomeo 2-42, Nabeel Anjum 2-55)
Cork County 0/0 (1.2 overs)
Cork County (George Chambers)
Ardmore face a long trek to The Mardyke after their game against Cork County was abandoned just 8 balls into the second innings. Ryan Brolly returned to the team and showed his quality as he top-scored with 83, while there were runs too for South African professional Aviwe Mgijima (37) and Mark Chambers (35). For the Munstermen there were two wickets apiece for Watoo, Nabel Anjum and professional Stefano Di Bartolomeo. That replay is scheduled for next Sunday (May 28).
Round 1: YMCA beat Coleraine by 139 runs
Claremont Road, 20 May.
YMCA 233/7 (50 overs; Harry Tector 87, Ash Burton 65, James Forbes 26, Tim Tector 22; Gareth Burns 4-24, Stephen Hutchinson 2-44)
Coleraine 94 (28 overs; Matthew Smyth 32, Matthew Hutchinson 22; Jamie Forbes 3-9, Ash Burton 3-18)
Gareth Burns took four wickets in a losing cause for Coleraine (Stephen McCartney)
A 5th wicket stand of 113 between Irish international Harry Tector and overseas professional Ash Burton took YMCA from a precarious 59 for 4 to 233. Tector showed his class on a challenging track top-scoring with 87, while Burton made 65. Gareth Burns took four wickets while former captain Stephen Hutchinson claimed a brace. Matthew Smyth (32) and Matthew Hutchinson (22) had Coleraine 67 for 1 in the chase before the wheels came off. Three wickets apiece for Jamie Forbes and Ash Burton as 9 wickets tumbled for just 27 runs.
Round 1: Cork Harlequins lost to Merrion by 280 runs
Farmers Cross, 20 May.
Merrion 395/3 (50 overs, Stephen Doheny 146, Jack Carty 59, John Anderson 56, Sam Harbinson 52*, Swapnil Modgill 53* )
Cork Harlequins 115 (25.4 overs; Sam Harbinson 4/16)
A ONE-SIDED contest at Farmers Cross saw Merrion rack up 395-3 and steamroller Cork Harlequins by 280 runs as the home side were bowled out for 115 in 25.4 overs. Ireland opener Stephen Doheny led the way for the visitors with 146 off 128 balls, with 14 fours and five maximums, while Joe Carty, Jon Anderson, Sam Harbinson and Swapnil Modgill all scored half-centuries. Modgill hit six fours and three sixes as he raced to 53 not out from only 18 balls while Devon Joyce (1-41) was the pick of the bowlers. Harlequins lost Jack Buss in the first over of the reply without a run on the board and could not mount any sort of challenge as Merrion pro Harbinson followed up his 52 not out with 4-16.
Round 1: CSNI lost to Leinster by 6 runs
Stormont, 20 May.
Leinster 248 (50 overs: Joey Carroll 62, Bilal Azhar 42, Monil Patel 32, Davender Ranolia 20; Matthew Foster 4-47, Ryan Harrison 2-49, Finn Lutton 2-50)
CSNI 242/9 (50 overs: Stuart Thompson 52, Marc Ellison 50, Ryan Hunter 47, Matthew Foster 32*; Davender Ranolia 3-24, Gareth Delaney 2-41, Saqib Bahadur 2-39)
The CSNI side that lost to Leinster by 6 runs (CricketEurope)
In the closest tie of the round, Leinster squeezed to a six-run win at Stormont as CSNI’s last-wicket pair just failed to chase down the visitors’ 248 all out, finishing on 242-9. Joey Carroll scored a solid 62 from 80 balls for Leinster after skipper Bilal Azhar had made 42 at the top of the order while Matthew Foster showed why he has caught the eye of the Ireland selectors with 4-47 from his 10 overs. Half-centuries from Stuart Thompson and Marc Ellison, plus Ryan Hunter’s 47 took CSNI to 174-3 in the 37th over only to collapse to 196-9. Game over? Last man Foster had other ideas and with the support of teenager James West he took the home side to within a shot of parity, making 32 not out as the pair added an unbeaten 46.
Round 1: Railway Union beat Bready by 130 runs
Park Avenue, 20 May.
Railway Union 285 (49.4 overs: Punya Mehra 68, Ashil Prakash 38, Riley Mudford 28, Hamza Maan 28, Kenny Carroll 28 ,Liam McCarthy 25; David Scanlon 3-54, Jordan McCorkell 3-55, Conor Olphert 2-57)
Bready 155 (39.2 overs: Ian Young 51, Irosh Samarasooriya 44; Brandon Kruger 5-16, Liam McCarthy 3-20, Sean O'Brien 2-27)
Brandon Kruger took five wickets as Railway Union beat Bready (CricketEurope)
A fine all-round display by Railway Union saw the 2006 winners thump Bready by 130 runs at Park Avenue. A solid batting effort helped by a plethora of bowling extras - 16 alone from Irish international Conor Olphert whose first over cost 25. Punya Meha top-scored with 68 as the home side posted 285, with five others passing 20. David Scanlon and Jordan McCorkell each took three wickets for Bready while Olphert repaired some of the initial damage to end with 2-57. Ian Young - brother of Craig - hit 51 in the Bready reply and Sri Lankan overseas professional Irosh Samarasooriya made 44 bit there was little else as they were bowled out for 155. Brandon Kruger took 5-16, while Liam McCarthy (3-20) and Sean O'Brien - the latest of the famous Railway dynasty -took 2-27 in the one-sided win.
Round 1: Pembroke beat Brigade by 2 wickets
Sydney Parade, 20 May.
Brigade 151 (41.3 overs; Ryan Macbeth 33, Scott Macbeth 28, Ryan Barr 20; Paul Lawson 3-41, Nick Stapleton 2-15, Joe Prendergast 2-25, Zac Micklewright 2-26)
Pembroke 152/8 (45.1 overs; Lorcan Tucker 72*; Ryan Macbeth 2-19, Scott Macbeth 2-21, Ifty Hussain 2-34, Andy Britton 2-37)
LORCAN TUCKER steered to Pembroke to a nervy two-wicket victory over Brigade after the home side had looked on the brink of elimination at Sydney Parade.The visitors from the north-west had Ryan MacBeth (33) and his brother Scott (28) to thank for a modest 151 all out as Paul Lawson took 3-41 and Nick Stapleton, Zach Micklewright and Joe Prendergast each claimed two victims. Scott MacBeth then removed JJ Garth first ball and fellow opener Diarmuid Tucker again with out scoring, brother Ryan and Andy Britton also took two wickets, and when Iftikhar Hussain (2-34) removed Micklewright for 10, Pembroke were 94-8. Ireland wicketkeeper Tucker stood firm, though, guiding his side home with 72 not out from 96 balls, including six boundaries, sharing an unbroken 9th wicket stand of 58 with Joe Prendergast (17*) as Pembroke won with 4.5 overs to spare.
Round 1: Malahide lost to Instonians by 123 runs
The Village, 20 May.
Instonians 216/8 (50 overs: Cade Carmichael 39, Daniel Rose 35, Cian Robertson 25*, Nikolai Smith 24, Andrew White 23, Jack Dickson 23; Hunter Kindley 2-24, Andrew Sheridan 2-27, James Newland 2-40, Peter Chase 2-46))
Malahide 93 (31.3 overs: Alistair Frost 24, Aaron Doyle 23; Andrew White 4-22, Daniel Rose 3-7)
Instonians celebrate a wicket (Deryck Vincent)
Andrew White claimed four wickets at The Village as Instonians eased to a 123-run victory over Malahide. A team effort - with six batters making between 23 and Cade Carmichael’s top score of 39 - took the visitors to a competitive 216-8 from 50 overs. James Newland, Andrew Sheridan, Peter Chase and Hunter Kindley took two wickets apiece for the home side. Malahide would have fancied their chances at halfway but Younas Ahmadzai fell second ball - one of four home ducks - and with Dan Rose following up his 35 from 25 balls with a frugal 3-7, and veteran White taking 4-22, the visitors were never in danger.
Round 1: Fox Lodge lost to The Hills by 7 wickets.
Ballymagorry, 20 May.
Fox Lodge 151 (36.1 overs; Craig Doherty 44, Johnny Robinson 39, Gayan Maneeshan 23, Johnny Heywood jnr 21; Sean McNicholl 4-34, Nicolaj Laegsgaard 3-53)
The Hills 155/3 (20.1 overs; Bhavesh Lakhotia 88, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin 48*)
Levi Kerr is bowled by Sean McNicholl (CricketEurope)
Two-times winners The Hills are safely into the next round after a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Fox Lodge when the sides met for a second successive season at Ballymagorry. The home side improved on last year’s record low score of 27 as Craig Doherty top-scored with 44 and Jonathan Robinson made 39 in a total of 151 all out in 36.1 overs. Sean McNicholl (4-34) and Nicolaj Laegsgaard (3-53) did the damage for the visitors before Bhavesh Lakhotia’s rapid 88 from 58 balls saw them to their target in only 20.1 overs. Lakhotia hit nine fours and six sixes a she shared a stand of 143 in 17 overs with Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (48*)
Round 1: Woodvale lost to Balbriggan by 6 wickets
Ballygomartin Road, 20 May.
Woodvale 192/7 (50 overs: Paul Robinson 40*, Aditya Adey 39, James Hall 22, Stephen Bunting 20*; Samuel Willemse 2-30)
Balbriggan 194/4 (31 overs: Chris de Freitas 73*, Greg Ford 48, Cameron Rowe 30; Ruhan Pretorius 3-26)
Chris de Freitas scored 73* in the win over Woodvale (CricketEurope)
Slow going at the start for Woodvale who were asked to bat first by Balbriggan before an unbeaten 66 run eighth wicket partnership between Paul Robinson and Stephen Bunting carried Woodvale to a total of 192 that seemed unlikely for most of the innings. It proved to be much too little however as Chris de Freitas added exactly 100 with Greg Ford to chase down the win in 31 overs.
Round 1: Newbuildings lost to Waringstown by 9 wickets
Foyleview Arena, 20 May.
Newbuildings 98 (27.2 overs: Johnny Thompson 23, Mark Hanna 21; Seby Best 3-2, Greg Thompson 2-18, Ben Snell 2-24, Pat Botha 2-34)
Waringstown 102/1 (16.3 overs: Adam Dennison 53*, Ross Waite 41*)
Trent McKeegan is stumped by Johnny Bushe off the bowling of Seby Best (CricketEurope)
Six times winners Waringstown made light of the absence of five regulars including Irish internationals James McCollum (knee) and Graham Hume (refused permission to play by Cricket Ireland) to brush aside the challenge of NW champions Newbuildings. The home side were dismissed for just 98 with Johnny Thompson (23) and Mark Hanna (21) the best of a bitterly disappointing batting effort. Young left-arm spinner Seby Best took 3 for 2, while there were two wickets apiece for Greg Thompson, Ben Snell, and Pat Botha. With rain around, Waringstown raced to victory with Adam Dennison making a quickfire unbeaten half century and Ross Waite 41 not out to ensure their place in the next round.
Round 1: North Down beat Eglinton by 10 wickets
Comber, 20 May.
Eglinton 166 (46.5 overs: Tommy Orr 30, Mike Erlank 29, Jamie Miller 26;Alistair Shields 3-25, Peter Eakin 2-26, Ben Escott 2-33)
North Down 170/0 (26.2 overs: Ally Shields 88*, Ani Chore 67*)
North Down's prolific opening pair of Ali Shields and Ani Chore made light work of their 167 target at home to Eglinton as they romped home by 10 wickets in the 27th over, Shields top-scored with an unbeaten 88 from 79 balls, hitting 11 fours and 2 sixes, while Chore's undefeated 67 took 80 balls and included 9 fours. Shields had earlier taken three wickets, with two apiece for Peter Eakin and Ben Escott as the NW batsmen struggled to get going despite a few starts. Tommy Orr top-scored with 30, while South African professional Mike Erlank made 29 and Jamie Millar 26.
North Down captain Peter Davison after his side beat Eglinton by 10 wickets
Round 1: Donemana v Carrickfergus - ABANDONED
The Holm, 20 May.
Donemana 247 (45.3overs: Dwayne McGerrigle 95, William McClintock 45, Dean Mehaffey 35; Michael Rippon 3-39, Jake Egan 3-46)
Appeal by Michael Armstrong (CricketEurope)
Donemana and Carrickfergus must try again after their tie at The Holm was abandoned at the halfway point. Home skipper Dwayne McGerrigle was at his belligerent best hitting 9 sixes and 7 fours in a top-score of 95 from 72 balls. That helped his team to 247 with quick runs too for William McClintock, whose 45 from just 25 balls included 5 fours and 3 sixes. Dutch/NZ international Michael Rippon's left-arm wrist spin saw him take wickets as did Jake Egan.
Irish National Cup 2023
Cliftonville Academy lost to Derriaghy by 4 wickets (DLS)
The Lawn, Waringstown, 13 August.
Cliftonville Academy 155 (36.2/37 overs: V Chopra 35, M Burton 32, A Raut 25; P Kruger 4-27, C Lewis 3-31, C Moorhead 2-35)
Derriaghy 139-6 (28 overs: P Kruger 51*, M Halliday 41; B Kane 3-30) (Target 139 in 30 overs )
Curtis Moorhead raises the National Cup (CricketEurope)
Early wicket as Patrick Kruger strikes with his first ball, trapping Francis Collins (1) in front. And he has another as Jack Burton (6) slices to point. Max Burton the 3rd wicket as he slices an attempted lofted drive to cover off Curtis Moorehead. Jordan Wade then runs out Jared Wilson (15) with the total on 72. A lengthy rain delay saw game reduced to 37 overs. Raut charges Kruger but gets thin edge to the keeper. He got frustrated there, too many dots. It's 6 down now for CA as Matty McCord sweeps hard to deep midwicket but good catch by Bailey running in down the hill. Adam Forbes goes next as he top edges a pull and well caught by Ivan Sinovich at deep fine leg running in. First wicket for Craig Lewis as Adam Kelso is bowled. He gets his second in the same over as Chopra lofts to long-on where Sinovich holds on despite coming in too far. Good hands by the Croatian international. Last over and it's a third for Craig Lewis as Patrick Kruger takes another catch. Great start for CA as they strike in the first over. Richard Hood has Ross Bailey well caught by Jared Wilson diving forward. Wilson them picks up the second wicket as he gets Sam Gordon courtesy of a good grab by Matty McCord. Two wickets for Ben Kane brings it almost even steven before rain falls again. Going to be tense. Craig Lewis the 5th to fall well caught on the boundary. Certainly distracted by a crowd incident the ball before. Kruger dropped at point on 44, That could be their last chance. Late wicket for Raut - late twist? Surely not. Derriaghy win - Man of the Match display by Patrick Kruger.
Player of the Match was Patrick Kruger
Semi-final: Derriaghy beat Rush by 15 runs.
Queensway, 9 July.
Derriaghy 119 (26.3 overs; Ross Bailey 28, Nathan McGuire 3-28, Jarred Barnes 3-31)
Rush 104 (34.2 overs; Andrew Doheny 30; Craig Lewis 3-31, Curtis Moorhead 3-39, Patrick Kruger 2-15)
Derriaghy stunned three-times winners Rush with a 15-run victory in a low-scoring tussle at Queensway. Ross Bailey's 28 was the best of the NCU's disappointing total of 119 - three wickets apiece for skipper Nathan McGuire and Jarred Barnes. It shouldn't have been neary enough, but displaying all their tigerish qualities, cheered on by a sizeable home support, they pulled off the unlikely. Veteran Craig Lewis and Curtis Moorhead set the tone with early wickets and despite a battling 30 from Andrew Doheny, the NCU prevailed in dramatic fashion.
Semi-final: Muckamore lost to Cliftonville Academy by 3 wickets.
Moylena, 9 July.
Muckamore 126-9 (40 overs; Ben Calitz 39; Jared Wilson 3-11, Abhishek Raut 2-43)
Cliftonville Academy 129-7 (34.1 overs; Jared Wilson 67*; Sathish Suresh 3-28)
Jared Wilson and Abhishek Raut (CricketEurope)
Cliftonville Academy are through to the National Cup final after a three-wickets win over Muckamore in the all-NCU clash at Moylena. Jared Wilson was the star of the show for CA, taking 3 for 11 in an excellent eight-overs spell, and making an unbeaten half century in a nervy chase. Canadian U19 international Ben Calitz made 39 and Luke Allen 20 in the hosts modest 126 for 9. Three wickets for Sathish Suresh reduced CA to 105 for 7, but the cool head of Wilson steered them home, with an unbeaten 67 (5 fours, 2 sixes) to clinch the win and set up a final clash with Derriaghy at The Lawn on Sunday August 13th.
Round 3: St Johnston lost to Rush by 197 runs
The Boathole, 18 June.
Rush 280 (37.3 overs; Llew Johnson 87, Neil Rock 57, Jared Barnes 35*, Asher Abbasi 22; Graeme McCarter 3-35, David Barnard 2-56, Michael Rankin 2-58)
St Johnston 83 (21.2 overs; David Anthony 22; Cian Egerton 5-12, Alex Neary 3-16, Jared Barnes 2-27)
Ian Macbeth is trapped lbw by Jarred Barnes (Lawrence Moore)
Three-times winners Rush crushed St Johnston by a whopping 197-runs at The Boathole. The Fingal side never looked back after their blitzkrieg start which saw openers Llew Johnson and Neil Rock club 14 fours and 11 sixes in an opening stand of 145 in just 11.4 overs. New Zealander Johnson top-scored with 87, while Rock hit 57. Saints pulled it back a little with three wickets for Graeme McCarter and two apiece for Michael Rankin, but by that stage the damage was done. Jared Barnes added further punishment as he cleared the ropes three times in his 35 not out as Rush made 280. The hosts chase crumbled and they were skittled for 83, with five wickets for Cian Egerton, three for Alex Neary and two for Barnes in a very one-sided contest.
Round 3: Muckamore beat Terenure by 7 wickets
Moylena, 18 June.
Terenure 145 (35.5 overs; Donal Vaughn 32, Bhavic Tukrel 23; Pavan Karthik 4-12, Sathish Suresh 2-31)
Muckamore 146/3 (22 overs; Ben Calitz 65*, Ewan Wilson 43, Luke Allen 20*)
Muckamore advanced to the last four with an emphatic 7-wickets win over two-times finalists Terenure. Four wickets for Pavan Karthik and two for Sathish Suresh helped keep the Dubliners to 145 - Donal Vaughan making 32. The chase started nervously with two early wickets, but the complexion of the game changed completely with the arrival of Ben Calitz to the middle. He and Ewan Wilson shared a third wicket stand of 111 in just 14 overs to all but settle the contest. Wilson hit five boundaries in his 43 from 41 balls, while Canadian youth international Calitz hit 6 fours and 3 maximums in his unbeaten 65 from only 50 balls. Luke Allen also made 20 not out as the Moylena side - who were the inaugural winners back in 2012, join fellow NCU sides Derriaghy, Cliftonville Academy plus competition kingpins Rush in the semi-finals.
Muckamore captain Neil Gill after the win
Round 3: Cliftonville Academy beat Killyclooney by 169 runs
Castle Grounds, 18 June.
Cliftonville Academy 245/4 (40 overs; Francis Collins 94, Jared Wilson 48, Abhishek Raut 42*, David Reid 38*; Matthew Campbell 2-30)
Killyclooney 76 (17.2 overs; Blayde Capell 23; Matty McCord 5-6, Jared Wilson 3-8, Richard Hood 2-20)
Blayde Capell of Killyclooney pictured after reaching the 1000 run landmark (Ian Johnston )
Cliftonville Academy ended North West interest in the National Cup with a 169-run demolition of Killyclooney. The hosts were in early trouble at 11 for 2, but a third wicket stand of 84 between Francis Collins and Jared Wilson (48) regained control for CA who thereafter never relinquished their hold on the contest. Collins top-scored with 94 (9 fours, 4 sixes) adding a further 102 in 11 overs with David Reid (38*). Abhishek Raut cleared the ropes five times in a brutal 42 not out from just 14 balls as 96 came from the last 7 overs. A final total of 245 for 4 was always challenging, and Killyclooney's reply was soon in tatters. Three wickets for Jared Wilson and two for Richard Hood - including Blayde Capell for 23 meant the game was effectively over. Matty McCord then wrapped up the tail in double quick time as the NW side made just 76. There was one piece of good news though as Capell passed 1000 runs for the season, and looks well set to break the regional record.
Round 3: Derriaghy beat Limerick by 7 wickets
Queensway, 18 June.
Limerick 82 (23.5 overs; Sarfraz Ramay 30, Tim Smithies 27*; Curtis Moorhead 4-13, Patrick Kruger 2-21, Wayne Hughes 2-24)
Derriaghy 83/3 (10 overs; Matthew Halliday 33*, Sam Gordon 26)
Derriaghy cruised into the semi-finals of the National Cup as they chased 82 in just 10 overs to record a 7-wickets win over Limerick. The victory was set up by their much vaunted and experienced bowling unit, with skipper Curtis Moorhead taking 4-13, and two wickets apiece for Patrick Kruger and Wayne Hughes. Sarfraz Ramay hit a run-a-ball 30 (4 fours, 1 six), while Tim Smithies was unbeaten on 27 in their 82 all out. No doubt mindful of the threat of rain, the Queensway side wasted no time in chasing their modest target. Matthew Halliday top scored with 33 not out (3 fours, 2 sixes) adding 51 in 5 overs with Sam Gordon (26) for the second wicket.
Round 2: Knockharley lost to Terenure by 3 runs
Knockharley, 4 June.
Terenure 142 (32.2 overs: H Dall 47, Niqash Ali 26, Seamus Lynch 21; Jack Condie 3-21, Ahmed Kayani 3-22, Kamran Mizra 2-26, Ramiz Sohail 2-31)
Knockharley 139 (39.5 overs: Daneyaal Janjua 27, Jack Ayling 22, Sumit Singh 21; Mark Thomas 2-13, Raghav Grover 2-34, Darsit Shetty 2-36)
Last season's beaten finalists Terenure are through to the quarter-finals, but only just after edging out Knockharley in a thriller. Henry Dall top-scored with 47 in their 142 - three wickets for Jack Condie and Ahmed Kayani. The chase was a tense one as the action ebbed and flowed throughout. The last pair came together with 17 needed and as they edged closer, four runs were needed with two balls left, Jack Ayling perished trying to hit Darsit Shetty for the winning boundary, but finding the safe hands of Seamus Lynch instead.
Round 2: Limerick beat Cregagh by 7 wickets
Limerick, 4 June.
Cregagh 213/6 (40 overs: Jay Hunter 52, Craig Boultwood 40*, Danny Cooper 39, Adam McCormick 34*, Aaron Johnston 31; A Anwar 2-12)
Limerick 216/3 (37 overs: Tim Smithies 90, Arslan Anwar 52*, Arslan Sayyam 39)
Tim Smithies of Limerick (Limerick CC)
Cregagh came unstuck at Limerick, losing by 7 wickets in an entertaining game. The NCU side posted 213 for 6 with Jay Hunter top-scoring with 52, while there were runs too for Craig Boultwood (40*), Danny Cooper (39), Adam McCormick (34*), and Aaron Johnston (31). The Adare side though chased it down to get revenge for their exit at the same stage last year. Australian Tim Smithies hit 10 fours in a brilliant 90 to take his side to the brink of victory, while runs too for Arslan Sayyam (39) and an unbeaten 52 from Arslan Anwar sealed the seven wickets win.
Round 2: Cliftonville Academy beat Athlone by 132 runs
Castle Grounds, 4 June.
Cliftonville Academy 309/6 (40 overs: Jared Wilson 129, Francis Collins 101, Abhishek Raut 25*)
Athlone 177 (Vishal Kumar 55, George Jeberaj 33; Abhishek Raut 5-37, Jack Burton 3-31)
Centuries from Jared Wilson and Francis Collins ensured a facile 132-run win for Cliftonville Academy against Athlone at the Castle Grounds. The pair shared a second wicket stand of 254 in 32 overs, with Head Coach Wilson hitting 15 fours and 3 sixes in his 129 - reaching his 100 in 69 balls. Collins hit 9 fours and 3 sixes in his even time 101, while Abhishek Raut hit a brisk unbeaten 25 in their 309 for 6. Raut them took five wickets and Jack Burton three as the Midlanders were dismissed for 177 - Visshal Kumar (55) and George Jeberaj (33) their main contributors.
Round 2: Derriaghy beat Burndennett by 197 runs
Queensway, 4 June.
Derriaghy 368/5 (50 overs: Patrick Kruger 182, Jamie Magowan 144; Derek Curry 3-79)
Burndennett 171 (31.1 overs: Andrew Barr 64; Jordan Wade 2-8, Ross Bailey 2-19, Wayne Hughes 2-35, Curtis Moorhead 2-39)
A fourth wicket stand of 312 in 34 overs between Patrick Kruger and Jamie Magowan powered Derriaghy to a whopping 197-run win over Burndennett. Kruger peppered the Queensway boundaries smashing 15 fours and 13 sixes in his 182 from 110 balls, while Magowan also saved energy by hitting 19 fours and clearing the ropes three times in his 144 from 106 deliveries. A total of 368 for 5 was always going to be well out of the visitors reach and so it proved as they were dismissed for 171 - Andrew Barr's 64 (7 fours, 3 sixes) their top score. The wickets were shared by Derriaghy with two apiece for Jordan Wade, Ross Bailey, Wayne Hughes and Curtis Moorhead.
Round 2: Civil Service lost to Killyclooney by 73 runs
Phoenix Park, 4 June.
Killyclooney 298/8 (40 overs: Blayde Capell 136, Mark Gordon 39, Tim Dougherty 38, Kenzie Hall 32; Aamir Bafanda 3-46, Binson Thambhi 3-68)
Civil Service 225/9 (40 overs: Dhiraj Shetty 42, Arjun Chandrasekar 41, Aamir Bafanda 37*, Mubasher Siddique 24, A Ahmadzai 23, Naveed Khan 23; Jordan Nelson 4-29, Kenzie Hall 2-32)
Blayde Capell (CricketEurope)
The Blayde Capell show moved to Dublin and the South African professional continued his superb form to take Killyclooney into the quarter-finals. The left-handed opener hit 18 fours and 3 sixes in his 136 from 99 balls to take his season tally to 740 at an average of 148. He was given good support by Mark Gordon (39), Tim Dougherty (38) and Kenzie Hall (32) as the Tyrone side posted 298 for 8. Jordan Nelson took four wickets and Kenzie Hall two as the hosts were kept to 225 for 9.
Round 2: Muckamore beat North Kildare by 18 runs
Moylena, 4 June.
Muckamore 142 (26 overs: Ben Calitz 39, Sathish Suresh 20; Husnain Maroof 5-38, Yashraj Mate 2-18, Mohammad Zaman 2-45)
North Kildare 124 (35 overs: Samran Patel 35, Josh Uddin 28; Pavan Karthik 2-24, Trevor Britton 2-29)
Muckamore beat North Kildare by 18 runs in a tense, low scoring affair at Moylena. Husnain Maroof five wickets looked to have won it after the home side were bundled out for 142 - Ben Calitz top-scoring with 39. However, Kildare found the going equally tough, and despite recovering from 34 for 4 to 83 for 4, the run out of Samran Patel for 35 proved crucial. Pavan Karthik and Ted Britton each taking two wickets as they were dismissed for 124.
Round 2: North County lost to Rush by 110 runs
Balrothery, 4 June.
Rush 272 (39.1 overs: Jack McGee 71, Llewlyn Johnson 64, Nathan McGuire 42, Asher Abbasi 21; Tanvir Hasan 4-37, Eddie Richardson 2-55, Abdul Ghaffar 2-83)
North County 162 (31.2 overs: Jonathan Andrews 35, John Devane 32, Abdul Sattar 21; Asher Abbasi 3-21, Cian Egerton 2-17, Nathan McGuire 2-32, Alex Neary 2-33)
Jack McGee batting for Rush (Rodney Smythe)
Holders North County bowed out as they were well beaten by Rush in the Fingal derby at Inch. Llew Johnson hit 5 sixes in his rapid 64 from 40 balls to get the three-times winners off to their customary fast start. Skipper Nathan McGuire kept the tempo going with a hard-hit 42, while Jack McGee top-scored with 71 (9 fours, 1 six) in their total of 272 - four wickets for leg-spinner Tanvir Hasan. County's chase never materialised with 35 from Jonathan Andrews and John Devane's 32 the best of their 162 - three wickets for Asher Abbasi, and two apiece for Cian Egerton, Nathan McGuire, and Alex Neary.
Round 2: Ballyspallen lost to St Johnston by 67 runs
Ballyspallen, 4 June.
St Johnston 300/5 (40 overs: Graeme McCarter 98, David Lapsley 61, Macbeth 57, Nathan Cole 38, Jack Macbeth 27)
Ballyspallen 233 (36.4 overs: Demith Perera 60, Kyle Morrow 57, Stuart Kennedy 47, Andy Christie 21; David Barnard 4-53, Graeme McCarter 2-40, S Devenny 2-61)
Nathan Cole batting for St Johnston (CricketEurope)
A first wicket stand of 146 between Graeme McCarter and David Macbeth set St Johnston on the way to a 67-run win at Ballyspallen in the North West clash at Bridge Park. The former Irish international top-scored with 98 from just 67 balls (10 fours, 6 sixes), while Macbeth made 57. David Lapsley inflicted further punishment as he clubbed 6 fours and 4 sixes in his 61 from 26 deliveries, while there were runs too for Nathan Cole (38) and Jack Macbeth (27) as they posted 300 for 5. The home side were always chasing the game after that, and despite half centuries from Demith Perera and Kyle Morrow, while Stuart Kennedy made a brisk 47. David Barnard took four wickets, while McCarter and Scott Devenney picked up two apiece in a fine all-round display.
Round 1: Athlone beat Glendermott by 5 wickets
Athlone, 28 May.
Glendermott 190 (34.3 overs: Ben Mills 70, Jake Montgomery 44, Gihahn Cloete 22; Awais Khalily 4-46, Nikhil Matta 3-33, Vivek Kashyap 2-34)
Athlone 194/5 (31.5 overs: N Vijayan 116*, Awais Khalily 33*, Himanshu Pardeshi 28; Curtis Ross 3-48)
The winning Athlone side (Keith Brennan)
A miserable Sunday in the Irish competitions for North West sides was completed when Glendermott travelled to Athlone as favourites, but were well beaten by the Midlanders. Rectory skipper Ben Mills rescued his side from a precarious 47 for 5 to 190. Mills hit 9 fours and 2 sixes in a tops score of 70, while teenager Jake Montgomery made 44. Awais Khalily (4-46), Nikhil Matta (3-33) and Vivek Kashyap (2-34) were best with the ball for the Athlone. Curtis Ross (3-48) struck early blows, but an unbeaten century from Naveenrohith Nijayan whose unbeaten 116 from 96 balls included 12 fours and 7 sixes meant Athlone were always in control. He shared in stands of 96 for the third wicket with Himanshu Pardeshi (28) and 60 in just four overs for the 6th with Khalily (33*) - the latter's unbeaten 33 coming in just 11 balls.
Round 1: Midleton lost to Civil Service by 120 runs
Midleton, 20 May.
Civil Service 265/9 (40 overs; Rahul Jadhav 66, Nilesh Joshi 50*)
Midleton 140
Round 1: Glendermott v Athlone - Abandoned
The Rectory, 20 May.
Glendermott Glendermott 244-5 (33.2 overs, Gihan Cloete 150, Jason Lynch 24; A Khalily 2-41)
Gihan Cloete scored another century but it was all in vain as the weather intervened in Glendermott's clash with Athlone at The Rectory. The South African overseas professional hit 150 in 113 balls (19 fours, 6 sixes) sharing a century stand with Jason Lynch (24) as they reached 244 for 5 in the 34th over before play was abandoned.
Round 1: Rush beat Strabane by 271 runs
Kenure, 20 May.
Rush 415-9 (40 overs, Neil Rock 142, Llew Johnson 106, Nathan McGuire 57, Jarred Barnes 35, Brandon Morris 29; Rhys Logue 4-91, Usman Azhar 2-68)
Strabane 144 (25 overs, K Gallagher 36, R Gallagher 25; A Abbasi 3-20, J Barnes 3-36)
Neil Rock's brutal assault on the Strabane attack saw the three-times winners progress after a comprehensive 271-run win. He hit 16 sixes and 7 fours in his 142 from just 53 deliveries. He shared an opening stand of 231 in 15 overs with New Zealand professional Llew Johnson who also peppered the boundary in his 106 from 52 balls (8 fours, 9 sixes). Nathan McGuire (57), Jared Barnes (35) and Brandon Morris (29) took the total to a whopping 415 for 9. Barnes then removed Nasir Nawas and Aaron Gillespie cheaply as the Tyrone side were dismissed for 144 - the Gallagher brothers their top scorers. On this form, who would bet against a fourth triumph for the Kenure side?
Round 1: North Kildare beat Bonds Glen by 3 wickets
The Maws, 20 May.
Bonds Glen 140 (38.3 overs, David Cooke 45, Sephen Dunn 23 not out; A Dar 4-19, A Sharma 3-18)
North Kildare 141-7 (26.1 overs, Z Afzal 37, B Zaman 25 not out, S Shah 22; Stephen Dunn 4-26, Raymond Curry 3-27)
North Kildare chased 141 to beat Bonds Glen despite the best efforts of Stephen Dunn and Raymond Curry who shared a combined seven wickets. Former Irish international David Cooke hit 7 fours in their total of 140 - four wickets for Dar and three for Sharma.
Round 1: Burndennett beat Laois by 13 runs (DLS)
Burndennett, 20 May.
Burndennett 199/8 (39 overs; Mark Pollock 105*; O Khan 3-34, U Raees 2-26, M Auret 2-35)
Laois 109/5 (22 overs; M Auret 50, J Amin 28; Corey Roulston 3-17, Andrew Barr 2-35)
Mark Pollock celebrates scoring a century (CricketEurope)
Mark Pollock's second century of the season helped Burndennett to a narrow 13-run (DLS) at home to Laois. He reached the landmark just before the rain arrived in their innings - hitting 15 fours and 2 sixes in his unbeaten 105 from 99 balls. Auret's hard-hit half century from just 36 balls ( 4 fours, 4 sixes) had the game in the balance, but Corey Roulston's third wicket from what turned out to be the last ball of the day ensured the win.
Round 1: Ballymena lost to Knockharley by 3 wickets
Eaton Park, 20 May.
Ballymena 184/8 (40 overs: James Kennedy 59, Michael Caithness 35; Daneyaal Janjua 2-17, Ramiz Sohail 2-34)
Knockharley 186/7 (38.2 overs: Lorcan Craik 31, Jack Ayling 29, Sumit Singh 22; Glen Adams 3-17, John Glass 2-32)
Ballymena's bowlers handed Knockharley victory conceding 51 extras including 44 wides and 2 no-balls as the Leinster side chased 185 to seal a three-wicket win in the penultimate over. James Kennedy hit 12 fours in his 59 as the Eaton Park side made 184/8 which looked a challenge until their hospitality to the visitors ensured a happy return journey.
Round 1: Wexford Wanderers lost to Muckamore by 3 wickets
Wexford RFC, Wexford, 20 May.
Wexford Wanderers 144/6 (40 overs: Khalid Shirzada 50, James Harmse 33; Pavan Karthik 3-15)
Muckamore 147/7 (38.3 overs: Kyllin Vardhan 37, Pavan Karthik 33; Anjith Varghese 2-23)
Muckamore edged competition debutants Wexford Wanderers as they passed their 145 target with three wickets and nine balls to spare. Khalid Shirzada (50), and James Harmse (33) were among the runs as the hosts made 144/6 - three wickets for Pavan Karthik, who also made a valuable 33, while Kyllin Vardhan top-scored with 37.
Round 1: Derriaghy beat Ballyhaunis by 8 wickets
Queensway, 20 May.
Ballyhaunis 131 (19 overs: Asa Abbas 42, Kamran Afzal 29; Wayne Hughes 3-27, Curtis Moorhead 2-11, Ross Glover 2-19)
Derriaghy 137/2 (11.5 overs: Sam Gordon 48*, Matthew Halliday 36, Jordan Wade 30)
Derriaghy wasted little time in making the second round as they raced to their 132 target in the 12th over, Sam Gordon hit 8 fours and 2 sixes in his 48 not out from just 18 balls, while there were quick runs too for Matthew Halliday (36) and Jordan Wade (30). n total the Queensway side clubbed 19 fours and 5 sixes in a powerful display of hitting. Earlier Wayne Hughes took three wickets, while there were two apiece for Curtis Moorehead and Ross Glover as Ballyhaunis were bowled out for a modest 131 - Asa Abbas (42) and Kamran Afzal (29) their main contributors in the heavy loss.
Round 1: Cregagh beat Letterkenny by 5 wickets
Cregagh Memorial, 20 May.
Letterkenny 128 (32.3 overs: Ramees Machingal 30, Aswin Sreedharan 21, Vamsi Dasari 21, Rammohan Goud 20; Charlie Shannon 3-36, Adam McCormick 2-11)
Cregagh 132/5 (27.5 overs: Aaron Johnston 49, Paul Douglas 34*; Wasiq Riaz 2-9)
Cregagh kept the NCU flag going in the National Cup as they put in a good all-round display to beat Letterkenny by 5 wickets. Ramees Machingal top scored with 30, while Aswin Sreedharan, Vamsi Dasari, and Rammohan Goud all got 20s in their total of 128. There were 3 wickets for Charlie Shannon plus two for Adam McCormick. Wasiq Riaz (2-9) struck early blows, but home nerves were eased as Aaron Johnston (49) and Paul Douglas (34*) got them over the line to seal the five-wickets win in the 28th over.
Round 1: UCC lost to Cliftonville Academy by 8 wickets
The Farm Curraheen, Cork, 20 May.
UCC 107 (26.1 overs: Navam Gupta 36, Albert Lorance 33; Richard Hood 3-26, Abhishek Raut 2-3, Jared Wilson 2-24, Andrew Forbes 2-27)
Cliftonville Academy 108/2 (13.3 overs: Max Burton 55*, Abhishek Raut 28*)
Cliftonville Academy can make an early start to their journey home from Cork after they wrapped up an 8 wicket win over UCC in quick time. Skipper Max Burton hit 10 boundaries in his 55 not out from just 31 balls, sharing a third wicket stand of 73 in 9 overs with Abhishek Raut (28) as they passed their 108 target in the 14th over. Navam Gupta (36) and Albert Lorance (33) were best with the bat for the Munster side. The win was set up by a superb bowling effort with Richard Hood (3-26), Abhishek Raut (2-3), Jared Wilson (2-24), and Andrew Forbes (2-27) best with the ball.
Round 1: Killyclooney beat Templepatrick by 7 wickets (DLS)
Killyclooney, 20 May.
Templepatrick 174 (31.5 overs: Ross Bryans 47, Bradley Munro 20; Mark Gordon 3-23, Kenzie Hall 3-44, Jason Wallace 2-48)
Killyclooney 145/3 (14.1 overs: Blayde Capell 93*, Tim Dougherty 24) (Target 142 in 29 overs.)
Boundary for Templepatrick (CricketEurope)
Blayde Capell's boundary blitz powered Killyclooney into the last 16 of the National Cup as they won a rain-affected match against Templepatrick. The South African professional hit 14 fours and 3 sixes in his unbeaten 93 from just 49 balls as the home side raced to their DLS target of 142 in 29 overs in less than half the allotted overs. He dominated an opening stand of 76 in 6 overs with William Finlay (5), while also adding 46 with Timmy Dougherty (24). Ross Bryans 47 was the best of Templepatrick's 147 - three wickets for left-arm seamer Mark Gordon and off-spinner Kenzie Hall (3-44).
National T20 Cup 2023
Final: CIYMS beat Balbriggan in a superover
Malahide, 27 August.
CIYMS 134/7 (15 overs; T Koen 36, R Adair 23; Nasr Farooq 2-15, S Willemse 2-26)
Balbriggan 137/3 (18 overs, G Ford 59*, C de Freitas 37*, C Fletcher 21, A Coulter 2-18 Superover: Balbriggan 5/2 (1 over), CIYMS 6/1 (0.5 over)
Semi-final: Cork County lost to CIYMS by 99 runs
Mardyke, 13 August.
CIYMS 210-3 (20 overs; J van der Merwe 68*, J Matchett 57, R Adair 42, C Dougherty 28, A Saddique 2-35)
Cork County 111/9 (20 overs; S Di Bartolomeo 43, R Duggan 20; C McCullough 3-14, E Nuttall 2-4, A Coulter 2-18)
CIYMS produced a powerhouse batting display to blow away Cork County at The Mardyke. The Belmont side hit 20 fours and 12 sixes in an imposing total of 210 for 3. There were half centuries for Jason van der Merwe and skipper John Matchett, plus runs too for Ross Adair (42) and Chris Dougherty (28). Van Der Merwe top-scored with an unbeaten 68 from only 26 balls (6 fours, 5 sixes), while Matchett's 57 from 31 deliveries included 6 fours and 3 maximums. Adair had got his side off to a fast start clearing the ropes 3 times and they never looked back. Cork's reply was soon in tatters, losing two wickets in the first over - including the wonderfully named Thorne Prophet - slumping to 13 for 4. Italian international tefano Di Bartolomeo ensured some respectability with 43, while Robert Duggan made 20 as they ended on 111 for 9. Carson McCullough took three wickets, while there were two apiece for Ed Nuttall and Allen Coulter. CIYMS will go in search of their third title as they take on Balbriggan at Malahide on Sunday August 27th.
Brigade lost to Balbriggan by 5 wickets
The Rectory, 6 August.
Brigade 130/8 (14 overs; Scott Macbeth 46, Ifty Hussain 39, Adam McDaid 26; Farooq Nasr 3-20, Eoin Birch 2-21)
Balbriggan 134/5 (13.2 overs; Cameron Rowe 73*, Greg Ford 43; Scott Macbeth 2-5, Ryan Macbeth 2-23) (Target 133 in 14 overs. )
Greg Ford and Cameron Rowe shared a stand of 114 to help Balbriggan beat Brigade (CricketEurope)
A fourth wicket stand of 114 in 10 overs between Cameron Rowe and Greg Ford powered Balbriggan into the final of the All Ireland T20 Cup in an entertaining match of fluctuating fortunes at The Rectory. A rain delay meant the match was initially 16 overs per side, with another shower cutting it a further two. Irish Under 19 international Scott Macbeth top-scored for the 2021 champions, hitting four sixes and 3 fours in his 46, while Ifty Hussain (39) and Adam McDaid (26) both cleared the ropes three times as Brigade made 130 for 8. Farooq Nasr (3-20) was inches from claiming a final over hat-trick, while Eoin Birch (2-21) bowled with plenty of fire. The Leinster champions faced a DLS adjusted target of 133 in 14, and that looked a long way off as Farooq Nasr, Conor Fletcher and Chris de Freitas all fell in the first three overs to leave them on 16 for 3. It could have been worse with Cameron Rowe dropped first ball off Ryan Macbeth (2-23). Rowe and skipper Greg Ford rebuilt and although the required rate was creeping up, you felt they were biding their time on a ground renowned for its true bouncy wicket and small boundaries. Still, there must have been a few nerves as they reached 57 for 3 after 8 overs, needing a further 76 from the last six overs. Rowe and Ford stepped on the gas as the next four overs went for 24, 13, 14 and 17 - a total of 68 in just 24 balls. Ford went for 43 (1 four, 4 sixes), stumped off Scott Macbeth (2-5), while Matt Pollard fell first ball, but by that stage only four were needed from the last over. It was fitting that it fell to Rowe to score the winning runs - his fifth four to go with seven sixes in his unbeaten 73. Balbriggan will have to wait to see who they play in the final at Malahide on August 27th after the CIYMS v Cork County game was abandoned.
Balbriggan Head Coach Andre Botha
Women's National T20 Cup 2023
Final: Merrion beat Fox Lodge by 170 runs
Malahide, 27 August.
Merrion 230/3 (19 overs; Leah Paul 112*, Polly Inglis 42*, R Delaney 36)
Bready Fox Lodge: 60 (13 overs; Sarah Black 29; Sophie Stewart 2-4, Julieanne Morrissey 2-4, Rachel Delaney 2-14)
Winners Merrion (Sportsfile)
Defending champions Merrion showed no mercy as they ruthlessly dismantled Fox Lodge by 170 runs in the All-Ireland T20 final at Malahide in a game reduced to 19 overs by early rain. Lucy Neely struck early to dismiss Annabel Squires, but that was a rare highlight for the Ballymagorry side as Irish internationals Leah Paul and Rachel Delaney (36) pounced on anything remotely loose. The pair added 96 n just 52 balls before Delaney was run out by a direct hit by Mollie Devine. Isabel Light was then bowled by 11 year-old Elle Moore, but Merrion finished strongly. Paul hit 18 boundaries in her unbeaten 112 from 62 deliveries, sharing an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 77 in just five overs with overseas player Polly Inglis. The New Zealander hit 6 fours and the only maximum in the innings in her 19-ball 42 not out as Merrion finished on an imposing 230 for 3. Fox Lodge never threatened in the chase with only Sarah Black offering any serious resistance as she hit three fours and a six in 29 from 22 balls. There were two wickets apiece for Sophie Stewart, Julieanne Morrissey, and Rachel Delaney in a comprehensive win.
Semi-final: CSNI lost to Fox Lodge by 9 runs (DLS)
Stormont, 13 August.
Bready 76-1 (11.1 overs; M Devine 24*, L Neely 19*, S Black 17; A Leckey 1-26)
CSNI 40-4 (5 overs, M Devine 2-16) (Target was 50 in 5 overs)
Winners Fox Lodge (Fox Lodge CC)
Fox Lodge are through to the final of the All-Ireland T20 Women's competition after a 9-run win over CSNI in a rain-affected semi-final at Stormont. The Ballymagorry side had reached 76 for 1 in the 12th over when the rain hit. Lucy Neely (19*) and Sarah Black (17) had shared an opening stand of 30, with Neely and Mollie Devine (24*) adding an unbroken 46. That strong position stood them in good stead when the DLS calculations came out - the home side needing a tough 50 in 5 overs. The NW side were further helped by regulations which meant they could use 3 bowlers rather than 5 having one each. Mollie Devine proved the match winner as she took 2 for 16 in her two, while Neely also conceded 16. Skipper Kara Bates solitary over brought only 7, as CSNI finished on 40 for 4 - Jemma Gillan hitting 3 fours in an unbeaten 24. Fox Lodge will meet Merrion in the final at Malahide on Sunday August 27th.
Fox Lodge v CSNI: no play.
Ballymagorry, 6 August.
All Ireland Boys Club Championships 2023
Under 13 Final: Merrion beat Bready by 25 runs
Anglesea Road, 23 September.
Merrion 112/5 (20 overs; Jan Dijkstra 50*, Toby Houchin 35; Dean Faulkner 2-7)
Instonians 87 (19.2 overs; Mansi Bhavsar 19, Dean Faulkner 15; Sam Casey 3-19, Jan Dijkstra 3-27, Toby Houchin 2-13, Robbie Miller-Johns 2-16)
U13 All Ireland winners Merrion (Merrion CC)
Merrion clinched the All-Ireland U13 Cup with a 25-run win over Bready in the decider at Anglesea Road. Batting first the home side were in trouble at 17 for 3, but were rescued by a fourth wicket stand of 86 between captain Jan Dijkstra and Toby Houchin. Dijkstra hit five boundaries in an unbeaten half century, while Houchin made 35 as Merrion posted 112 for 5. Dean Faulkner took 2 for 7, while there was a wicket apiece for Millie Spence, Ben Campbell and Sam Loughlin. The chase saw wickets fall at regular intervals with Mansi Bhavsar top scoring with 19, Dean Faulkner getting 15 and Millie Spence 12 as Bready were bowled out for 87 in the last over. Dijkstra completed a fine all-round game with three wickets, while Sam Casey also got three scalps. Toby Houchin (2-13) and Robbie Miller-Johns (2-16) were also among the wickets in the win.
Under 17 Final: CSNI v Merrion
The Lawn, 24 September.
Under 17 Final: CSNI v Merrion
Woodvale, 17 September.
All Ireland Girls Club Championships 2023
Under 17 final: Clontarf v Lisburn
The Lawn, 24 September.
Under 17 Semi-final: Bonds Glen lost to Clontarf by 6 wickets
Bonds Glen, 16 September.
Bonds Glen 63 (19.4 overs; L Webster 3-6, D Syam 2-3, A Pasley 2-10, L O'Toole 2-21)
Clontarf 64/4 (11 overs; L Barry 40*; J Cooke 3-12 inc hat-trick)
Jessica Cooke took a hat-trick for Bonds Glen (CricketEurope)
Clontarf overcame an early wobble to chase down a modest target of 64 to reach the All-Ireland Under 17 girls final. Bonds Glen with the help of 40 extras had given their bowlers a slight chance after their batters were overwhelmed by the Castle Avenue bowling unit. There were three wickets for Webster, and two apiece for Syam, Pasley and O'Toole. Lucy Thompson struck first ball of the reply, and when Jessica Cooke took a hat-trick, Clontarf were up against it at 13 for 4. However, Lucy Barry struck seven boundaries in an unbeaten 40 from 37 balls, adding an unbroken 51 in seven overs with Genevieve Morrissey (15*). The final was scheduled to be against Lisburn at Woodvale on Sunday as part of a double-header with the U17 boys final between Merrion and CSNI - but both matches were called off and Cricket Ireland will confirm any possible rearrangements in the coming days.
Under 15 Final: Bready lost to Clontarf by 39 runs
Magheramason, 16 September.
Clontarf 105/8 (20 overs; Sinead Thomson 51*; Jodie Spence 3-15, C Young 2-25)
Bready 66 (15.1 overs; Millie Spence 26; Aoibheann Synnott 4-11 inc a hat-trick)
Aoibheann Synnott took four wickets including a hat-trick as Clontarf beat Bready (CricketEurope)
Clontarf lifted the Under 15 girls trophy with a 39-run win over hosts Bready. The visitors were in trouble at 55 for 5, but Sinead Thomson's unbeaten 51 got them over the 100, a they ended on 105 for 8. Jodie Spence took 3 for 15, while there were two wickets also for Young. Bready's chase was derailed by an Aoibheann Synnott hat-trick (4-11) and despite the best efforts of Millie Spence (26) they were bowled out for 66.
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The remaining two All-Ireland finals were decided by the dreaded bowl-outs on Sunday after Waringstown's ground was deemed unplayable.
Merrion beat Bready in U13 All Ireland final ZZZZ11:15 amZZZZ
Merrion clinched the All-Ireland U13 Cup with a 25-run win over Bready in the decider at Anglesea Road.
Cup success for Clontarf ZZZZ3:19 amZZZZ
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CSNI reach All-Ireland U17 boys final ZZZZ12:33 amZZZZ
CSNI edged out Bready by 18 runs in the semi-final of the All-Ireland U17 boys cup.
Lisburn beat Pembroke in U13 girls final ZZZZ12:00 amZZZZ
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Pembroke beat Lisburn in U15 boys final ZZZZ11:34 pmZZZZ
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Pembroke beat Cork Harlequins in All-Ireland U15 semi-final ZZZZ8:19 pmZZZZ
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Merrion beat Instonians in All Ireland U13 semi-final ZZZZ1:26 amZZZZ
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Double success for Lisburn over Bready in youth All-Ireland ZZZZ3:16 amZZZZ
There was double cause for celebration at Wallace Park on Bank Holiday Monday as Lisburn U13 girls and U15 boys won All-Ireland semi-finals against Bready.
Merrion overwhelm Fox Lodge ZZZZ3:22 amZZZZ
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CIYMS win trophy for third time after edging out Balbriggan ZZZZ3:20 amZZZZ
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CIYMS retain All-Ireland T20 title ZZZZ1:31 amZZZZ
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CIYMS meet Balbriggan in All-Ireland T20 final ZZZZ4:56 amZZZZ
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Fox Lodge and Merrion face off in All Ireland final ZZZZ4:10 amZZZZ
Itís the biggest day in Fox Lodge Womenís history as they face Leinster champions Merrion in the All-Ireland final at Malahide this Sunday.
Bready beat Cork County in U13 All Ireland semi-final ZZZZ4:01 amZZZZ
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CIYMS prove too strong for Cork County ZZZZ3:03 amZZZZ
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Fox Lodge beat CSNI to reach final ZZZZ2:42 amZZZZ
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Leinster clinch deserved win over Waringstown ZZZZ10:02 amZZZZ
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Derriaghy and Cliftonville Academy meet in National Cup final ZZZZ5:56 amZZZZ
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Waringstown seeking magnificent 7th title ZZZZ1:47 amZZZZ
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Balbriggan dash Brigade quadruple hopes ZZZZ5:20 amZZZZ
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Balbriggan beat Brigade to reach All Ireland T20 final ZZZZ1:37 pmZZZZ
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All NCU clash in National Cup final ZZZZ8:59 pmZZZZ
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Waringstown and Leinster to meet in Irish Cup final ZZZZ8:56 pmZZZZ
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All Ireland Cup Draws made ZZZZ7:47 amZZZZ
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Waringstown fly flag for NCU ZZZZ10:56 amZZZZ
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National Cup last four confirmed ZZZZ1:15 amZZZZ
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Irish Cup semi-finalists decided ZZZZ1:08 amZZZZ
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Ulster Plate quarter-final draw ZZZZ6:38 amZZZZ
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Runs galore in Ulster Plate ZZZZ1:33 amZZZZ
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Merrion beat YMCA to set up Waringstown clash ZZZZ1:27 amZZZZ
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Irish Senior and National Cup draws ZZZZ8:24 amZZZZ
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Instonians beat Lisburn in Irish Cup ZZZZ7:04 amZZZZ
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CIYMS tumble out of Irish Senior Cup ZZZZ3:24 amZZZZ
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Rush knock out holders North County in National Cup ZZZZ3:13 amZZZZ
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Whitewash completed for North West sides in Irish Cup ZZZZ5:48 amZZZZ
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Athlone stun Glendermott in National Cup ZZZZ5:36 amZZZZ
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Irish Senior Cup second round draw ZZZZ12:47 amZZZZ
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North County face Rush in National Cup ZZZZ12:30 amZZZZ
Holders North County have been drawn home to three times winners Rush in the second round of the National Cup.
Waringstown brush aside the North west Champions ZZZZ8:29 amZZZZ
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Slaughter of the innocents as NW sides massacred again in Irish Cup ZZZZ4:08 amZZZZ
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Rush justify National Cup favourites tag ZZZZ3:58 amZZZZ
Three times winners Rush thump Strabane, while there are also wins for Muckamore, Civil Service, Killyclooney, Burndennett, Cregagh, Cliftonville Academy, Derriaghy, Knockharley, and North Kildare.
County Kerry concede to St Johnston ZZZZ8:05 amZZZZ
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National Cup first round draw ZZZZ6:32 amZZZZ
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Irish Senior Cup draw made ZZZZ6:02 amZZZZ
The draw has been made for the first round of the Irish Senior Cup and as always has produced some mouth watering clashes.
Player of the Match was Patrick Kruger (13 August)
Balbriggan Head Coach Andre Botha (6 August)
Muckamore captain Neil Gill after the win (18 June)
Greg Thompson after the win (18 June)
Tomas Rooney Murphy talks to Willie Dwyer after The Hills beat Instonians (18 June)
Man of the Match Mark Donegan interviewed by Ally McCalmont after the game. (4 June)
North Down captain Peter Davison after his side beat Eglinton by 10 wickets (20 May)
North Down captain Peter Davison after his side beat Eglinton by 10 wickets (20 May)