Cricket Ireland has announced the appointment of former internationals Gary Wilson and Ryan Eagleson to the coaching staff of the Ireland men's senior side, while a number of full-time contracts have also been offered within the squad.

Wilson, 36, a former Irish international T20I captain played 292 times for his country. He was appointed North West Warriors head coach in 2021 and led the side to inter-provincial T20 Trophy success last year. Wilson has captained and coached at both Derbyshire County Cricket Club and Surrey County Cricket Club, and has been seconded as an assistant coach since September 2021. He will take up the role of High Performance Batting and Wicketkeeping Coach immediately.

Eagleson, 47, a seam bowler, played for Ireland 65 times, and had stints with Derbyshire, Essex and Glamorgan in the English county system. He has been the Ireland U-19 head coach – taking multiple squads to World Cups in that grade, and is one of a few coaches in Ireland with the ECB Level 4 qualification.

He has also been the performance and pathway coach for the National Academy programme since 2009, and has been seconded as lead bowling coach since September 2021. He will take up the role of High Performance Pace Bowling coach immediately.

In contract news, the governing body confirmed 19 men's central full-time contracts have been offered - 12 of which are two-year deals. This year will see the reintroduction of two-year contracts which were last used in 2014-15 during the lead up to the Cricket World Cup 2015.

The centrally-contracted full-time men’s players for 2022 are Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young - two-year contracts.

Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, William Porterfield, Ben White - one-year contracts.