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NCU Feature Strongly in Cricket Ireland Awards

Richard White (NCU PRO)  

Tim Murtagh and Laura Delany were recently awarded the International Men's and Women's Player of the Year, respectively, at the 7th Annual Turkish Airlines Cricket Ireland Awards – with Waringstown Cricket Club capping off a trophy-laden year being named Tildenet Club of the Year.

The event, hosted at the historic Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in Dublin, saw nineteen awards handed out, five of which were NCU recipients.

In addition to Waringstown CC, Philip McCormick was named Groundsman of the Year, and the three Special Awards were received by Dr Murray Power (Outstanding Contribution and Service to Irish Cricket, in honour of John Wright), Stephen Dyer (Contribution to Irish Coaching), and Garfield Harrison (Hall of Fame Award).

Full list of award winners (with NCU recpients highlighted in red)

Test Triangle Male Youth International Player of the Year

  • Winner: Tim Tector

Devenish Nutrition Female Youth International Player of the Year

  • Winner: Leah Paul

Cricketshop.ie Groundsman of the Year

  • Winner: Philip McCormick

Oasis Volunteer of the Year

  • Winner: Harry Rutherford, Bready Cricket Club

Shapoorji Pallonji Male Academy Player of the Year

  • Winner: Harry Tector

Shapoorji Pallonji Female Academy Player of the Year

  • Winner: Rebecca Stokell

Frontline Security Official of the Year

  • Winner: Mary Waldron

Toyota Super 3s Player of the Year

  • Winner: Lara Maritz

O'Neills Male Club Player of the Year

  • Winner: John Anderson

O'Neills Female Club Player of the Year

  • Winner: Isobel Joyce

Tildenet Club of the Year

  • Winner: Waringstown CC

Emerging Club of the Year

  • Winner: Adamstown CC

Hanley Energy Men's Inter-Provincial Player of the Year

  • Winner: George Dockrell

Sunday Independent Aengus Fanning International Emerging Player of the Year

  • Winner: Una Raymond-Hoey

Hanley Energy Women's International Player of the Year

  • Winner: Laura Delany

Turkish Airlines Men's International Player of the Year

  • Winner: Tim Murtagh

The evening also saw a number of Special Awards given to:

Outstanding Contribution and Service to Irish Cricket, in honour of John Wright

  • Winner: Dr Murray Power

Clear Treasury Contribution to Irish Coaching

  • Winner: Stephen Dyer

Cricket Writers of Ireland Hall of Fame Award

  • Winner: Garfield Harrison