[Munster Reds sponsored by All Rounder Cricket] The Munster Reds are the Inter-Provincial franchise representing Ireland's southern province. The side currently compete in annual IP20 & IP50 competitions as well as friendly fixtures throughout the cricket season.
Tyrone Kane (c), Curtis Campher, Aaron Cawley, Murray Commins, Gareth Delany, Greg Ford, Matt Ford, Fionn Hand, Seamus Lynch, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin, Neil Rock, Amish Sidhu.
Ted Williamson, Munster Reds Head Coach, said:
“To be frank, I have to say I couldn't wait for last Inter-Pro season to be finished. Due to a bad run of weather, the Reds only played two games - we never really got started in either, and they seemed to be over before they even got going, which can be the nature of T20 matches at times.”
“While we haven’t been able to do any physical training during the off-season due to lockdown, we’re very much looking forward to having the new training hubs up and running, and I imagine we'll have plenty of contact time during our first season together as a largely new squad.”
“The hope with the new set-up is that we’ll see a lot more competitive matches, which is what the players, coaches, selectors – and indeed, fans - need. To be sharp and to improve their games, the players need to experience more pressurised environments come game time and the new squads will help in that regard. There will be more responsibility on some players due to certain roles that they will be asked to play, and also when it comes to the leadership side of things.”
“The new emerging competition will certainly offer the local Munster guys a shop window in which to stake a claim for places, and from a Munster perspective, that’s key for us and our own development. Also, for some of our younger lads, and the lads who are new enough to inter-pro cricket, to get the chance to play with some of the senior Ireland guys would be invaluable from an experience, and this can only help in any number of ways.”
“We’re looking forward to the new season, and I've no doubt the lads will all be eager for the challenge of being part of a brand new Munster side. I think if we can get ourselves into positions where we can win games as much as possible then that would be a great start. Obviously, it’s hard to convert those opportunities every time, but to be in those positions regularly would be a great indicator of how we're performing.”