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Cricket Ireland: Paul Stirling, Eimear Richardson take top awards at the 2020 Turkish Airlines Irish Cricket Awards

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DUBLIN – Paul Stirling capped a stellar 12 months of international cricket by being named Ireland Men’s international cricketer of the year, while Eimear Richardson was deservedly voted by her peers as the Ireland Women’s international cricketer of the year, at the 2020 Turkish Airlines Irish Cricket Awards held at The Marker Hotel in Dublin tonight.

Stirling finished the year as the world’s highest run-scorer in T20 International cricket, playing 36 matches for Ireland across all formats, scoring 1,516 runs at an average of 43.31.

Richardson displayed her all-round abilities with 133 runs at an average of 26.60 – with an a highest score of 63* – and claimed 16 wickets at 9.56, with a best of 3-9.

The full list of winners of the 2020 Turkish Airlines Irish Cricket Awards


Award category: Shapoorji Pallonji Male Youth International Player of the Year
• Winner: Nathan McGuire


Award category: Shapoorji Pallonji Female Youth International Player of the Year
• Winner: Orla Prendergast


Award category: Clear Currency Volunteering Excellence Award
• Winner: Robert ‘Lofty’ McGonigle

28 February 2020; William Porterfield with his 300th cap at the Turkish Airlines Irish Cricket Awards 2020 at The Marker Hotel in Dublin. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Award category: Sunday Independent/Aengus Fanning Outstanding Contribution to Coaching
• Winner: Andy McCrea


Award category: Techfynder Club Official of the Year
• Winner: Joe Connolly


Award category: Gibney’s Outstanding Contribution to Irish Cricket
• Winner: Joe Doherty


Award category: O’Neills Male Club Player of the Year
• Winner: Andrew Britton, Brigade


Award category: O’Neills Female Club Player of the Year
• Winner: Alison Cowan, CSNI

28 February 2020; Attendees, from left, Cecelia Joyce, with twin sister, Isobel Joyce, Tim Murtagh and MC John Kenny during the Turkish Airlines Irish Cricket Awards 2020 at The Marker Hotel in Dublin. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Award category: Tildenet Club of the Year
• Winner: Pembroke Cricket Club


Award category: Toyota Super 3s Player of the Year
• Winner: Leah Paul


Award category: Test Triangle Inter-Provincial Player of the Year
• Winner: Harry Tector


Award category: Cricket Writers of Ireland Hall of Fame
• Inductee: Alan Lewis
• Inductee: Susan O’Neill

28 February 2020; Susan O’Neill and Alan Lewis who were presented with the Cricket Writers of Ireland Hall of Fame at the Turkish Airlines Irish Cricket Awards 2020 at The Marker Hotel in Dublin. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Award category: Hanley Energy Women’s International Player of the Year
• Winner: Eimear Richardson


Award category: Turkish Airlines Men’s International Player of the Year
• Winner: Paul Stirling

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