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Soumya Sarkar is stumped by Niall O'Brien

Ireland news

Joyce, Niall O'Brien given Cricket Ireland contracts

Cricket Ireland has announced its list of centrally contracted players for 2017, with the return of Ed Joyce and a specialist wicketkeeping role for Niall O'Brien among the most significant developments

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Niall O'Brien's 93 enable Leicestershire close in on Glamorgan's score

Ireland news

O'Brien, Young, Rankin return for Pakistan series

Ireland have been boosted ahead of their one-day series against Pakistan next month by being able to name Niall O'Brien, Craig Young and Boyd Rankin in their squad for the two ODIs

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Paul Horton took a blow on the back of the head

Glamorgan v Leicestershire, County Championship, Division Two, 2nd day

O'Brien's 93 keeps contest even

Niall O'Brien fell seven runs short of a century as he helped Leicestershire recover from 99 for 3 to 297 for 6 by the second day of their Specsavers County Championship match against Glamorgan

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Kevin O'Brien executes a pull

PNG v Ireland, Intercontinental Cup, Townsville

O'Brien brothers carry Ireland past PNG

Ireland maintained their flawless run in the current edition of the Intercontinental Cup, once again claiming the maximum 20 points with a 146-run win over Papua New Guinea

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Northants v Leicestershire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Wantage Road, 2nd day

Cosgrove ton sets up Leicestershire lead

Mark Cosgrove's second consecutive century and a breezy 95 from Niall O'Brien helped Leicestershire fight back from 34 for four to take a lead of 47 at Wantage Road. Cosgrove's 110 mirrored the captain's knock played by Alex Wakely on day one and saw Leic

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Niall O'Brien made 14 on his Leicestershire debut

Leicestershire v Derbyshire, LV= County Championship Div 2, Grace Rd, 4th day

Leicestershire end three-year Grace Road drought

A fine 87 from Niall O'Brien, and a four-hour feat of concentration from 20-year-old batsman Aadil Ali, helped Leicestershire complete their first county championship victory at Grace Road since 2012