Athletes Famous Cricket Players from Ireland

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List of famous cricket players from Ireland, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Ireland has produced some very talented cricket players over the years, including slips, sweepers and wicket-keepers. These are some of the best Irish cricket players to ever live, so if you're a native of Ireland and are aspiring to play cricket professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular cricket player from Ireland then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Examples of players on this list: Enda McDermott, Ryan Haire and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Irish cricket players?" and "Which cricket players are from Ireland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary cricket players of Ireland in order to get more information about each one. If you play cricket or just love the sport then use this list of talented Irish cricket players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

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Adrian Vard age 48 Adrian Vard is an Israeli cricket player.

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age 54 David Alan Lewis is an Irish former cricketer and current Rugby Union referee. His father Ian also played cricket for Ireland. Lewis is also an occasional media commentator on Irish cricket.

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age 39 Albert van der Merwe is a South African-born Irish cricketer. Van der Merwe is right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm off break and who currently plays international cricket for Ireland and ...more

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age 38 Alex Richard Cusack is an Australian-born Irish cricketer. A club cricketer for Clontarf, Cusack was a carpenter by trade until he was granted a professional contract with the Irish Cricket ...more

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Alfred Cooper age 86 Alfred William Madison Cooper is a former Irish and American international cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler, he played twice for Ireland, a first-class match ...more

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Allan Eastwood age 39 Allan Eastwood is an Irish cricketer. He made his international debut against The Netherlands on August 11, 2010 taking 4 wickets in the second innings.

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age 43 Andre Cornelius Botha is a former South African-born Irish cricketer. He played 55 times in all for Ireland, including the 2005 ICC Trophy and the European Championship in 2004 and 2006. Botha ...more

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Andrew Balbirnie age 28 Andrew Balbirnie is an Irish cricketer. Balbirnie is right-handed batsman who fields as a wicket-keeper. He was born at Dublin and was educated at St. Andrew's College. Balbirnie has represented ...more

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Andrew Britton age 30 Samuel Andrew Britton is an Irish cricketer. He is a right-arm fast bowler and has played a single One Day International for Ireland.

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Andrew Poynter age 31 Andrew David Poynter is an English-born Irish cricketer. Poynter is a right-handed batsman and off-spin bowler who was trained at the Middlesex Cricket Academy and he made his first-class debut, ...more

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Andy Murtagh age 69 Andrew Joseph Murtagh is an Irish born retired English cricketer. Murtagh was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. Murtagh represented Hampshire, making his first-class debut ...more

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Audley Archdall Died at 67 (1826-1893) Audley Archdall was an Irish cricketer. He was born in Ballacassidy and died in Newent. Archdall made his sole first-class appearance for Gentlemen of Kent against Gentlemen of England in 1851. ...more

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Died at 85 (1902-1987) William Robert "Billy" King was an all-round sportsman who played cricket for both Ireland and the Straits Settlements, and played rugby union for Singapore.

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Brendan O'Brien age 76 Brendan Anthony O'Brien is a former Irish cricketer. O'Brien was a right-handed batsman. He was born at Galway, County Galway. O'Brien made his first-class debut for Ireland in 1966 against ...more

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Caitriona Beggs age 41 Caitriona Mary Beggs is an Irish cricketer who has played one women's Test match and 61 women's one-day internationals. She is a right-hand bat and bowls right-arm medium. She is also a

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Cecelia Joyce age 35 Cecelia Nora Isobel Mary Joyce is an Irish cricketer. A right-handed batsman and leg spin bowler, she has played 47 One-Day Internationals for the Ireland women's cricket team since July 2001.

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age 42 David "Dave" Langford-Smith is an Australian-born Irish cricketer who, on 13 June 2006, became the first man to take a wicket in a One Day International for Ireland, when he dismissed ...more

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Dominick Joyce age 37 Dominick Ignatius Joyce is an Irish cricketer. A right-handed batsman, he has played 69 times for the Ireland cricket team including three One Day Internationals, six first-class matches and ...more

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age 40 Edmund Christopher Joyce is an Irish cricketer who has played for both the Irish and English national cricket teams. After beginning his career with Middlesex, he moved to Sussex in 2009. A ...more

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Edward Armitage Died at 66 (1891-1957) Edward Leathley Armitage was an Irish born English cricketer, the son of John Leathley Armitage and his wife Annie Jessie, née Nicholas. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace ...more

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Edward Ernest Bowen Died at 65 (1836-1901) Edward Ernest Bowen was an influential schoolmaster at Harrow School from 1859 until his death, and the author of the Harrow school song, Forty Years On.

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Enda McDermott age 73 Enda Anthony McDermott is a former Irish cricketer. McDermott was a left-handed batsman. He was born in Dublin, County Dublin. McDermott made a single first-class appearance for Ireland in 1982 ...more

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age 32 Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan is an Irish cricketer who captains the England national cricket team in One Day Internationals. A left-handed batsman, he plays county cricket for Middlesex and has ...more

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Gary Kidd age 33 Gary Kidd is an Irish cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm slow bowler. He participated in the 2004 and 2006 Under-19 World Cups for Ireland. He has also represented the ...more

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age 26 George Henry Dockrell is an Irish cricketer. Dockrell is right-handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler who plays international cricket for Ireland after learning his cricket at Leinster ...more

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Henry Maturin Died at 78 (1842-1920) Henry Maturin was an Irish cricketer. Maturin was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm roundarm fast. Maturin was educated at Marlborough College, where he represented the college cricket ...more

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Isobel Joyce age 35 Isobel Mary Helen Cecilia Joyce is an Irish cricketer. A right-handed batsman and left-arm medium pace bowler, she has played one Test and 67 ODIs for the Ireland women's cricket team to date.

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Died at 65 (1881-1946) James Cecil Parke was an Irish rugby player, tennis player, golfer and Olympic medallist. Parke was born in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland. He played rugby with both Monkstown and Dublin ...more

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James MacDonnell Died at 50 (1841-1891) James MacDonnell was an Irish cricketer who played for Gloucestershire. He was born in Ireland and died in Brighton. MacDonnell made a single first-class appearance for the team, during the 1881 ...more

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Jeremy Bray age 45 Jeremy Paul Bray is a former Australian-born Irish cricketer. He is a left-handed top order batsman and more than useful part-time wicketkeeper. Bray was the Player of the Championships at the ...more

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John Adair Died at 61 (1852-1913) John Frederick Adair was an Irish physicist and cricketer who played first class cricket for Cambridge University in 1875. Adair was born at St Stephen's Green, Dublin, the son of John Adair, ...more

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John Mooney age 36 John Francis Mooney is an Irish cricketer. A left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler, Mooney made his first-class debut in 2004. He had previously represented Ireland in the ...more

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Joshua Chaytor Died at 34 (1903-1937) Captain Joshua David Gerald Chaytor was an Irish-born cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler, he played first-class cricket in the 1924 English cricket season and ...more

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Justin Benson age 51 Justin David Ramsay Benson is a former Irish cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler as well as an occasional wicket-keeper. Though born in Ireland, he spent ...more

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Kevin O'Brien age 34 Kevin Joseph O'Brien is an Irish cricketer who plays for Railway Union Cricket Club and has played for several English county cricket clubs. He holds the world record for the fastest century ...more

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Mary-Pat Moore age 57 Mary-Pat Moore is an Irish cricketer who has played 37 women's one-day internationals. She is a right-hand bat and bowls right-arm slow. She has also scored a century in ODIs.

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Miriam Grealey age 53 Miriam Elizabeth Grealey is an Irish cricketer who has played one women's Test match and 79 women's one-day internationals. She is a right-hand batsman and bowls right-arm off-breaks. She has ...more

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Niall O'Brien age 37 Niall John O'Brien is an Ireland cricketer educated at Marian College, Ballsbridge. He is a left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. Domestically O'Brien began his professional career with Kent in ...more

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Nigel Jones age 36 Nigel Geoffrey Jones is a New Zealand born Irish cricketer. Jones is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium pace. Jones plays international cricket for Ireland. He was born in Timaru, ...more

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Died at 73 (1932-2005) Noel Euchuria Cornelius Cantwell was an Irish cricketer and football player born in County Cork, Ireland. He was educated at the Roman Catholic Presentation Brothers College in Cork.

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Paul Mooney age 42 Paul John Kevin Mooney is an Irish cricketer. A member of the successful North County, Mooney is a medium-pace bowler and competent lower-order batsman. He first appeared for Ireland in 1998 ...more

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Peter Connell age 37 Peter Connell is a New Zealander-born Irish cricketer. An opening bowler, he made his debut for Ireland in 2008, aged 26. He took part in Ireland's successful campaign in the 2007–08 ICC ...more

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Peter Gillespie age 44 Peter Gerard Gillespie is an Irish cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler, he had played for the Ireland cricket team 116 times up to the start of the 2007 World Cup, ...more

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Died at 34 (1891-1925) Captain Robert St Leger Fowler MC was an Irish cricketer, regarded as the best Irish cricketer not to have represented Ireland itself. Fowler was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off ...more

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Roger Whelan age 38 Roger Whelan is an Irish cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler who has played with Ireland's cricket team since the Eurasia cricket series of 2006. Whelan is ...more

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Ryan Haire age 37 Ryan Samuel Haire is an Irish cricketer. A left-handed batsman, leg spin bowler and occasional wicket-keeper he played five times for the Ireland cricket team in 2000 including one first-class

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Sir Tim O'Brien, 3rd Baronet Died at 87 (1861-1948) Sir Timothy "Tim" Carew O'Brien, 3rd Baronet was born at Dublin on 5 November 1861 and died at Ramsey, Isle of Man on 9 December 1948. He was an Irish baronet who played cricket for ...more

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Thomas Bourke Died at 60 (1815-1875) Thomas Joseph Deane Bourke was an Irish cricketer. Bourke made his first-class debut for the Marylebone Cricket Club against pre-county club Hampshire in 1843. This was Bourke's only first-class ...more

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Tim Murtagh age 37 Timothy James Murtagh is an English born Irish cricketer. Murtagh is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler who plays now for Middlesex. He represented England in the 2000 ICC ...more

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Tom Fisher age 37 Tom Fisher is an Irish cricket player.