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Albert van der Merwe announced as new talent pathway manager

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on Thursday announced the appointment of Merwe, former cricketer, as the new

The board has specially created this role to oversee the talent pathway programme.

"I am honored to have been considered and naturally delighted to have been offered this role. The role is at the heart of developing future international players for the international teams, something that I'm very excited to be a part of. I'm hoping to build on the great work that has been done by so many to get Irish firmly on the world stage and I hope to help with the continuous progression of the game across the island," said through a statement issued by Ireland.

Ed Joyce, the former Ireland and England has been appointed as a focusing on the youth and academy talent and the senior women's team.

Ryan Eagleson, the former Ireland will expand his current academy coaching duties to oversee talent pathway coaching on-the-ground across

"We are gradually improving and expanding our coaching support structures within the national set-up, and we are delighted to have appointed Albert, who emerged from a field of local and international candidates as the person we believe can shape and move this challenging role forward. His role has been created to feed the recruitment processes of the most talented young players from schools, clubs and Provincial Unions to the National Academy and Inter-Provincial structure, which provides them with the opportunity of achieving their potential," Richard Holdsworth, for said through a statement issued by

The new roles will be reporting to Pete Johnston, Cricket Ireland Academy, and

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 11:00 IST