Bray And Pyne Named As High Performance Coaches

Bray And Pyne Named As High Performance Coaches
Bray And Pyne Named As High Performance Coaches
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Cricket Ireland have announced that Jeremy Bray and Nigel Pyne have been appointed as High Performance coaches to the national team.

Both men are products of Cricket Ireland's Coach Education Programme and are working through their coaching levels.

Bray earned 83 caps for Ireland, becoming the first man to score a World Cup century for his country when he reached three figures against Zimbabwe in 2007 while Pyne is currently the Women's Development Squad Coach.

"I relish the opportunity to take on this role as a High Performance Coach, as it gives me a chance to work with the most talented young Irish Cricketers and put something back into the game which has treated me so well," Bray said.

"It is also an opportunity to be challenged as a coach and to add strong practical experience to the formal learning that I am undertaking through the Cricket Ireland Coach Education Programme."

Pyne added: "This new role as a High Performance coach for the Women is an excellent opportunity to help develop the women’s game in Ireland.

"We have some exciting young cricketers coming through the ranks and it is great that they are given the opportunity of working with designated coaches to aid their development and ensure that we continue our development as a world leading Women’s cricket nation."

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