By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney) Lately there’s been talk that Ireland captain William Porterfield’s position is under threat due to very poor form with the bat, culminating in a disappointing performance for the North West Warriors in La Manga this week.
Following the shock departure of former coach Graham Shaw, after he guided the team to the World Cup final in London last summer, the Irish Senior Women’s Hockey team have announced their new head coach.
Leinster back Noel Reid, who won an Ireland cap on the tour to Argentina in 2014, will leave the province at the end of the season to join up with Aviva Premiership side Leicester Tigers.
By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney) With the Test Triangle Inter Provincial series set to begin in La Manga this week, it’s an opportunity for some players to show that they’re capable of stepping up to the International side, if called upon.
By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney) The 2019 Irish cricket season is set to begin, but not at a cricket ground near you, instead it takes place in Spain of all places! The first round of the Inter-Pro’s 50-over competition will be played in the La Manga Cricket Ground.
The recently announced Euro T20 Slam, which will feature 2 teams each from Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands will be launched by two legends of World Cricket, former Pakistan cricket team captain, Wasim Akram and Former Indian team skipper Dilip Vengsarkar.
Naas racecourse will host the Group 3 Alleged Stakes over a mile and 2 furlongs this Saturday, a race won previously by the likes of Black Sam Bellamy, Brian Boru, Dylan Thomas, Parish Hall twice and last years winner, 2017 Irish Derby and St Leger winner Capri.
By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney) Ireland’s T20 captain Gary Wilson is looking forward to the start of the Inter-Pros this month, and a huge summer of International cricket, after missing the recent winter series against Afghanistan in India.
A week after coming to close to winning her maiden professional title at the IOA Championship Ireland’s Leona Maguire last night won the Windsor Golf Classic on the Symetra Tour in California.