David Ripley appointed as Ireland’s Interim Head Coach


David Ripley appointed as Ireland’s Interim Head Coach

The former Northamptonshire County Cricket Club Coach David Ripley has been named as Ireland’s Interim Head Coach for a period of three months. David Ripley signed a three month contract with Ireland’s cricket board.

David Ripley’s appointed as Ireland’s head coach came after the departure of Ireland’s head coach Graham Ford last week. The newly appointed interim head coach will now be assisted by Gary Wilson & bowling Coach Ryan Eagleson. The newly appointed interim head coach & coaching structure will have a prime focus i.e to guide Ireland Men through the USA & West Indies tour as well as the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier in february next year.

“I am honored to be joining cirkcet Ireland for the next three months. It’s a really exciting opportunity & I inted to make the very most of it, giving Andre Bilbirnie, the players & the staff all my support & experience. The cricket ahead looks exciting & qualification for the T20 World Cup is our priority”, said Ripley in a statement.

David Ripley is the former head coach of Northamptonshire Club & former county cricketer for Northants. He was appointed as Northamptonshire’s head coach in 2012 & stepped down from his role in september.

Ripley had worked together with Paul Stirling when the Ireland’s player signed a T20 Blast contract with Northants in 2020 & is a former teammate of current Chairperson of Nation Men’s Selectors, Andrew White.

“We are delighted to have agreed terms with David for the next three months. With white ball cricket the immediate priority & T20 Cricket particularly, it is pleasing we can bring in an experienced & innovative coach who has achieved success in the shortest format”, said Richard Holdsworth, High Performance Director for Cricket Ireland.

“We have no doubt he has the calibre ro step up to international cricket, & his experience was seen as an important consideration ahead of our T20 World Cup Qualifier Campaign in february”, Holdsworth added.

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