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Stuart Barnes To Step Down as Ireland’s Assistant Coach

According to Cricket Ireland, Stuart Barnes, Ireland’s assistant coach, and national bowling coordinator will step down after the series against Zimbabwe concludes. Barnes, who began as a bowling coach in August 2020 and later signed a three-year contract in November 2020, has decided to resign for personal reasons. During the ICC T20 World Cup later this year, Ryan Eagleson will serve as the interim bowling coach.

Between 1995 and 2004, Ireland was represented 65 times

Eagleson, who represented Ireland 65 times between 1995 and 2004, has held a variety of coaching positions, including Ireland Wolves Assistant Coach, Men’s Under-19s Head Coach, and Shapoorji Pallonji Cricket Ireland Academy Performance Coach. Eagleson is expected to join the team soon after completing his obligations at the Under-19 World Cup qualifiers.

“This interim appointment will now allow us to review our options around the senior coaching group, and we shall seek to appoint a full-time successor to Stuart after the T20 World Cup,” said Richard Holdsworth, High-Performance Director for Cricket Ireland.

Ireland’s head coach, Graham Ford, added: “Our sincere thanks to Stuart for his dedication and contribution to Irish cricket, and we will be sorry to see him step down after the Zimbabwe series. We fully understand that the pandemic and personal circumstances have made it extremely difficult for his family, and wish Stuart and his family well for the future.”

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