22 June 2017

Brendan Ryan, Labour Party Spokesperson for Sport, has welcomed the decision by the International Cricket Council to award Ireland Full Test Status.

Ryan “It has taken ten long years but the news today that Ireland has been awarded full test status is great for the sport in Ireland and just reward for all the T20 and One Day success Ireland has enjoyed over the past decade. Our players have made a real impact in the work of cricket, with many players from my own area of North County Dublin playing a key role in elevating the sports stature in Ireland.

Ryan “North County Dublin has a rich tradition of Cricket with many great clubs and fine players who played an active role in lobbying for Ireland’s Test Status. This is a great day in the history of Irish Cricket and I look forward to attending Ireland’s first test series in the near future.”