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Gallagher Challenge Cup 2019

Preliminary Round
Ballymena v Cregagh
Templepatrick v Donacloney Mill

First Round
Ballymena or Cregagh v Derriaghy
Bangor v Muckamore
Carrickfergus v Woodvale
CSNI v Armagh
Holywood v Waringstown
Instonians v North Down
Lisburn v CIYMS
Templepatrick or Donacloney Mill v Downpatrick

Gallagher Women's Challenge Cup 2019

Preliminary Round
Donacloney Mill v Carrickfergus
Holywood v Laurelvale

First Round
Holywood or Laurelville v Lurgan
Instonians v North Down
Muckamore v Donacloney Mill or Carrickfergus
Waringstown v CSNI

Reminders - Forthcoming Dates
 
Thursday 13th December - NCU Board Meeting

General Information
 
News #1
 
NCU Gallagher Cup Draws for 2019
Holders Waringstown will be away to Holywood in the first round of next season's Northern Cricket Union's Gallagher Challenge Cup. The holders of the women's trophy Lurgan will also be on their travels against the winners of the preliminary round between Holywood and Laurelvale.
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Clear Currency Irish Senior Cup and Clear Currency National Cup – First Round Draws
Cricket Ireland has today conducted the First Round draws for the 2019 Clear Currency Irish Senior Cup and 2019 Clear Currency National Cup.
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Tim Simmonite agrees to act as Lead Coach for the NCU Women's Senior Squad
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) Representative Directorate is delighted to announce that Tim Simmonite has agreed to act as lead coach for their Women's Senior Squad for 2019.
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Andrew White NCU Cricket Academy 2018 - 2019
Following a recent review of the Academy, the NCU Representative Directorate has agreed that the 2018-19 Academy intake will focus on players within the 17-23 age group who have the potential to gain future Senior Interprovincial and/or Senior International representation, and who currently are not involved in any Cricket Ireland Pathway Programmes.
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Afghanistan and Zimbabwe to play at Stormont
Cricket Ireland has announced that West Indies will take part in a one-day international tri-series with Ireland and Bangladesh, as part of a major international men's schedule that will see 16 international fixtures being played around Ireland in 2019.
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Ireland Cubs winter training squad announced - 8 NCU players in squad
Cricket Ireland has today announced a Cubs winter training squad of 17 players from around Ireland with eight Northern Cricket Union players included.
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Five NCU players in the Cricket Ireland Under-19's Boys winter training squad
Cricket Ireland has announced the national Under-19's Boys winter training squad, with five Northern Cricket Union players included, and Northern Knights player, Neil Rock.
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NCU Representation in Ireland Under-17s Boys Winter Training Squad
Cricket Ireland has announced the national Under-17s Boys winter training squad and it contains 7 Northern Cricket Union players.
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Free Coaching Workshops available for Club Coaches
The NCU Development Team are offering Free Coaching Workshops available for club coaches.
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Tickets now on sale for Ireland v England ODI in May 2019
Cricket Ireland has announced that tickets have gone on sale for the one-off one day international (ODI) between Ireland and England at Malahide on 3 May 2019.
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Strong NCU Representation in Ireland Under 15 Boys Winter Training Squad
Cricket Ireland has announced the national Under-15s Boys winter training squad.
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Hunter, Metcalfe and Rock named in Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Ireland Men's Academy 2019
Cricket Ireland has named 15 players in the latest Cricket Ireland Shapoorji Pallonji Men's Academy for 2019.
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NIACUS Training Courses
Stage one Saturday 26th January 2019.
Stage two Sunday 27th January 2019.
Please contact Alan Neill on 07745814032 or Phil Thompson on 07748354216 to register.

Winners of the NCU's Robinson Services Leagues
Former England Test captain Graham Gooch takes centre stage with the winners of the NCU's Robinson Services Leagues.
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Gardiner Brothers Women's League Awards 2018
Gardiner Brothers sponsored the Women's Leagues in 2018 and recently a player awards ceremony took place.
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League and Cup Article Archive
News Archive
NCU Regulations for 2018
Playing regulations for all NCU, Ulster and Irish competitions can be found on this page: Regulations
 
NCU Gallagher Challenge Cup Final 2018 Video


NCU Gallagher Women's Challenge Cup Final 2018 Video

Thanks to Harry Cook for the video production.

NCU Challenge Cup Final Preview Video

Gallagher Women's Challenge Cup Final Preview Video

Thanks to Harry Cook for the video production and Johnny Morton for the interviews.

NCU Promo Video
NCU promotional video produced on behalf of the NCU by Harry Cook TV. Available to view below.

NCU Promo from imagemediafilms.

NEWS ARCHIVE
Miscellaneous #1
GDPR Guidance for Clubs
A change in government legislation regarding data protection called The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in place from 25th May 2018.
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Young Cricketers Playing In Adult Cricket
The Domestic Cricket Directorate has reaffirmed the ruling on young cricketers playing in adult cricket.
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NCU 2018 Grounds Report
The NCU Grounds Committee has compiled the club ground gradings in accordance with Competition Rule A35.
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NCU Publish new Development Plan for 2014-18
The Northern Cricket Union (NCU) has published its new Development plan covering the years 2014-2018. In announcing its publication President Billy Boyd and Chairman Andy Clement commented that they hoped that, post publication, the new Development Plan will provide fresh impetus for all those involved in NCU cricket.
Read more and to download a copy...

Miscellaneous #2
Player Clothing 2018
Coloured clothing will be used in the following competitions:
Challenge Cup, Irish Senior Cup, National Trophy, Ulster Cup, Ulster Shield, Twenty20 Cup, Twenty20 Trophy.

Predominantly white clothing will be used in the following competitions:
All League Competitions, Junior, Intermediate, Minor and Minor Qualifying Cups, Ulster Plate, Twenty20 Shield.
View Players Clothing Info 2017 (pdf)

Child Safeguarding Manual
Download a copy of the Child Safeguarding Manual for 2017
View Child Safeguarding Manual

NCU Bye-Laws 2018
The NCU Bye Laws for 2018
View NCU Bye-Laws 2018

Volunteering in Sport
Volunteering is an ideal way to get involved in sport, develop new skills and stay engaged in a sport. It can be a rewarding activity which helps you to meet new people and take on new challenges through roles such as coaching or administration.
Sports volunteering activities
The wide range of opportunities to get involved in sports volunteering includes:
  • coaching
  • administration
  • officiating
  • committee work
  • organising events and competitions

Depending on your individual skills or interests, you can offer to volunteer in any of the above areas. Some of the most important attributes include enthusiasm and interest.
For more information on volunteering in sport visit www.nidirect.gov.uk/sports-volunteering.

 
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NCU Grounds Report 2018
 
 
NCU Annual Report 2018
 
 
League and Cup Article Archive
 
 
NCU Transfers 2018
 
 
Download a copy of the Child Safeguarding Manual for 2017
View Child Safeguarding Manual
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Callum Atkinson
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Email: callum.atkinson@ncucricket.org
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