Former Carlisle and South Leinster all-rounder Stephen Molins died at the weekend.

He, along with his brother Rodney were consistent performers at club and interprovincial levels for many years.

That career with Carlisle spanned 30 seasons from 1969 to 1998, where in 472 matches he scored 9,574 runs at an average of 26.23 which included six hundreds and 49 fifties.

Stephen also took 651 wickets at an average of 20.89 taking 5 wickets in an innings 18 times.

At interpro level he played 54 times between 1969 and 1988, making four fifties, with a highest score of 86 not out against North Leinster. 

He also took 40 wickets at 18.98, with a best-bowling effort of 4 for 25 against Munster.

When his playing career ended, he was an Irish selector for 11 years, being Chair of Selectors for two of those.

Part of a famous cricketing dynasty, his daughter Lara won seven caps for Ireland Women, while nephews Jason (76 caps) and Greg (25 caps) won a combined 101 caps for Ireland.


Condolences to his wife Dorothy, daughters Amanda, Nadia and Lara, his brother Rodney and all the family circle.