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Overseas scholarships

The main Overseas Scholarship Programme is a partnership with Randwick Petersham CC in Sydney.

Randwick Petersham CC

The programme

The Cricket Ireland Overseas Scholarship Programme’s links with Randwick Petersham CC emerged after the club hosted the Ireland Men’s team ahead of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia.

The scholarship was first awarded in 2016 to current Ireland Men’s international Barry McCarthy, and has been awarded every year since, excluding 2021 and 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Previous participants on the Scholarship Programme are:

  • Barry McCarthy
  • Andrew Balbirnie
  • Jack Tector
  • Harry Tector
  • Stephen Doheny
  • Tim Tector
  • Scott Macbeth
  • Jake Egan
Balbo's Year in Sydney

Read a great account of the benefit and experience of the programme via Andrew Balbirnie: read here

Randwick Petersham's view...

John Stewart, Randwick Petersham CC CEO, said:

“The Randwick Petersham and Cricket Ireland partnership is a unique partnership which sets us aside from other Premier Cricket Clubs in Sydney and Australia. Every Irish cricketer who has played and trained with the Randy Petes has fitted in superbly with our culture. They’ve certainly made their mark with their cricketing abilities. Their professionalism is unrivalled and they have certainly made many friends at the Randy Petes with their willingness to immerse themselves in the club on and off the field.

“We always follow each player with interest after they leave us, and its always a proud moment for the Randy Petes to see our representative players doing well.”

Ireland Men v Randwick Petersham (2022)

In October 2022, Ireland played 'Randy Petes' as part of its warm-up programme for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup - you can watch it below...

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