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.
Ahead of the country’s historic first test match next week, Chairman of the National Men’s selectors Andrew White today announced Ireland’s squad for the game against Pakistan in Malahide (May 11-15).
Andrew Trimble retires
The Braehead Clan today announced that the Great Britain National Team Head Coach Pete Russell will replace John Tripp for the 2018-19 season. The 43-year-old Scot arrives after three years at Milton Keynes Lightning.