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Cricket Ireland announces central contract for 2024-25

Cricket Ireland has announced the central contract players list for 2024-25 which includes a total of 48 players including both men and women.

For the first time, Cricket Ireland has offered 12 full-time contracts to its women cricketers while 21 men were handed the contract list for the current year, going up from 14 offered last season.

One of the notable miss is the 37-year-old spinner Simi Singh who played his last international match in October 2022 has been left out of the contract list.

In the Men’s category, Gavin Hoey, Matthew Humphreys, Tom Mayes and Liam McCarthy have been handed Retainer Contracts while in the Women’s category, Una Raymond-Hoey has been handed the Retainer Contract.

Ireland Central Contract for 2024-25

Ireland Men

Full-time contracts

  • Mark Adair (Lisburn/Northern Knights)
  • Ross Adair (CIYMS/Northern Knights)
  • Andrew Balbirnie (Pembroke/Leinster Lightning)
  • Curtis Campher (Clontarf/Munster Reds)
  • Gareth Delany (Leinster/Munster Reds)
  • George Dockrell (Phoenix/Leinster Lightning)
  • Stephen Doheny (Merrion/North West Warriors)
  • Matthew Foster (CSNI/Northern Knights)
  • Fionn Hand (Clontarf/Leinster Lightning)
  • Graham Hume (Waringstown/North West Warriors)
  • Josh Little (Pembroke/Leinster Lightning)
  • Andy McBrine (Donemana/North West Warriors)
  • Barry McCarthy (Pembroke/Leinster Lightning)
  • James McCollum (Waringstown/Northern Knights)
  • PJ Moor (Clontarf/Munster Reds)
  • Neil Rock (Instonians/Northern Knights)
  • Paul Stirling (N/A/Northern Knights)
  • Harry Tector (Pembroke/Leinster Lightning)
  • Lorcan Tucker (Pembroke/Leinster Lightning)
  • Ben White (Phoenix/Munster Reds)
  • Craig Young (North Down/North West Warriors)

Retainer contracts

  • Gavin Hoey (Pembroke/Leinster Lightning)
  • Matthew Humphreys (Lisburn/Northern Knights)
  • Tom Mayes (Waringstown/Northern Knights)
  • Liam McCarthy (Railway Union/Munster Reds)

Ireland Women

Full-time contracts:

  • Alana Dalzell (Bready/Dragons)
  • Laura Delany (Leinster/Typhoons)
  • Arlene Kelly (Malahide/Dragons)
  • Gaby Lewis (Phoenix/Scorchers)
  • Louise Little (Pembroke/Dragons)
  • Sophie MacMahon (Leinster/Scorchers)
  • Jane Maguire (The Hills/Scorchers)
  • Cara Murray (Waringstown/Clontarf/Dragons)
  • Leah Paul (Merrion/Scorchers)
  • Orla Prendergast (Pembroke/Dragons)
  • Freya Sargent (Clontarf/Typhoons)
  • Rebecca Stokell (Merrion/Typhoons)

Education contracts:

  • Ava Canning (Leinster/Typhoons)
  • Georgina Dempsey (Phoenix/Typhoons)
  • Sarah Forbes (Pembroke/Typhoons)
  • Amy Hunter (Instonians/Dragons)
  • Joanna Loughran (Leinster/Typhoons)
  • Aimee Maguire (The Hills/Scorchers)

Casual contracts:

  • Christina Coulter Reilly (Clontarf/Scorchers)
  • Abbi Harrison (Waringstown/Dragons)
  • Kia McCartney (Coleraine/Dragons)
  • Alice Tector (Phoenix/Scorchers)

Retainer contract:

  • Una Raymond-Hoey (Ringwood)

Types of Contracts in Cricket Ireland

Cricket Ireland has categorised their contracts into four different types which are full-time, educational, casual and retainer.

  • Full–time contracts – engage players on a full-time employment basis.
  • Education contracts – designed to work around players who are at school full-time or studying at a tertiary level. Players on these contracts gain a significant living allowance to ensure they do not need to find a job during their education years, and can instead concentrate on their cricket. All these players will be available full-time in the summer holidays.
  • Casual contracts – offer players a retainer throughout the summer holidays, loss of earnings for the remainder of the year, match fees, 12-month medical and healthcare insurance, sports science support (physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, psychology, performance analysis, nutrition and lifestyle management), specialist coaching support, and for ROI-based players, full access to the Sport Ireland Institute.
  • Retainer contracts – engage players for a specific number of days or specific series, with entitlements similar to casual contracts.

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