Cricket Ireland is seeking a consultant Head Coach for the Leinster Lightning Inter-Provincial senior men’s team, with suitable experience in coaching players and teams. The Coach must have a minimum ECB Level 2 coaching award (or equivalent from a full member country), preferably Level 3 or they must aspire to engage on the Level 3 programme in the very near future. The coach will be responsible for delivering coaching sessions, programmes and match day coaching operations, amounting to a total of 32 days per annum.

With the 2015 Whelan Cup ending in a certain amount of controversy, the 2016 version will take place without defending champions Leinster 5, who were given a year off after fielding a player that was ruled to probably playing at too low a level. As a result, only four teams in this year's competition have won the Whelan Cup in the last ten years, and none of them more than once (Ringcommons 1 (2014), Sandyford 2 (2008), Phoenix 4 (2007) and Rush 3 (2006))

IRELAND WOMEN have confirmed a seven match series against South Africa later this summer.

With the 2015 winners of the Russell Court Trophy, Dundrum 3 being promoted to the Whelan Cup, the fourth tier T20 compeittion in Leinster is wide open.

The proposal below was put to the 16 clubs with teams in the Division 1 and 2 leagues in the 2016 season and votes on it requested.  "For the 2016…

A short note on league cricket - structures and numbers.

A training squad has been selected for winter coaching sessions currently being held at North County Cricket Club, St Columba’s College and King’s Hospital School. Eight coaching sessions between October and Easter will give the boys an opportunity to further develop their skills and to continue to improve as cricketers.

RTE 1, Ear to the Ground will feature our President Roland Bradley

Another day, another tantalising glimpse of the new season. The OCC has released the league structure for the 2016 season, with the headline news being that there will be two more teams playng in 2016, with 130 teams entered. There are new teams from Carlow, Ashbourne, Balbriggan and Clondalkin, tempered by the removal of teams by Railway Union and Sandyford.

The Open Competitions Division 2 fixtures for the 2016 season have been announced, with the first question to be answered concerning the teams that are involved in Division 2 this coming season.

The countdown to the 2016 Cricket Leinster season continues with the release of the Open Competitions Division 1 fixtures. With news of any player movements or overseas signings still only rumours, it is far too early to be looking at any possible title deciders, but even then, it is difficult to get away from some ties that have an added look of importance about them.

The draw for the Senior 2 Cup was broadcast live on NEAR 90.3fm before Christmas, with defending champions Laois 1 given a "trip" into the unknown. Laois have never played Dundrum, and so will welcome the Division 4 side to Laois for the first round match with no experience to rely on. Since entering the Senior 2 Cup for the first time in 2013, Dundrum have had a reasonable return, with their run to the semi finals in 2013 being the best.

Before Christmas, the draw for the 2016 Leinster Senior Cup was made live on NEAR 90.3fm, and here we look at that draw in detail.

Open Competitions - the Win/Loss ration by club for the 2015 season.

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