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    Inevitable I guess. Not surprising that solid first-class cricketers, but not international class, would jump at the chance to play Test cricket even for Ireland.

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    Good on them.

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    Yeah.. good for them. Hope they get some good players.
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    Indeed - should call in Jack Charlton as a consultant

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    They should just let anyone whose name starts with " Mc " or " O' " automatically qualify for Ireland

    It's hardly anything new. If they can poach even half as many cricketers as England do they'll be doing well.
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    Annoyingly inflammatory headline on what is actually a decent article on Irish cricket in general.

    I can't decide whether using the word 'poaching' to describe sportsmen is more insulting to the sportsman, or to actual poachers. Y'know poaching involves shooting animals, right? Very rare that a white rhino gets offered a contract in Belfast.
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    Yeah thats a terrible headline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Annoyingly inflammatory headline on what is actually a decent article on Irish cricket in general.

    I can't decide whether using the word 'poaching' to describe sportsmen is more insulting to the sportsman, or to actual poachers. Y'know poaching involves shooting animals, right? Very rare that a white rhino gets offered a contract in Belfast.

    it can also mean stealing animals
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    I must admit I fear for Ireland. In England we have the most professional first class cricket structure anywhere and still can't raise 11 Test quality cricketers at any one time even when poaching sub-standard foreigners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    I must admit I fear for Ireland. In England we have the most professional first class cricket structure anywhere and still can't raise 11 Test quality cricketers at any one time even when poaching sub-standard foreigners.
    Yeah but this is because the quality is so badly diluted by having so many teams.

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    I guess most of them would be from NZ

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    Dodgy passports route a la Keaton Jennings's grandma from Sunderland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.Kennedy View Post
    Dodgy passports route a la Keaton Jennings's grandma from Sunderland.
    His mother is from Sunderland actually.
    Last edited by Marius; 13-09-2017 at 04:36 AM.

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    Wonder if Ireland could join NZ as a destination of choice for promising Saffa cricketers who feel they don't have opportunity in SA.
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