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

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

 

 

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: Gibneys 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

 

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

 

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