I like to hope that if I can contribute to increased exposure for cricket in Ireland and the other Associate nations, it might go some way towards that ultimate target of Test cricket, although currently there seems to be little on the table besides a one-off Test if they win the Intercontinental Cup. There does seem to be an increase in the domestic publicity attracted by Irish cricket in recent times; if you visit the RTE website, there are regular cricket reports, even if they do not quite have the prominence of Rugby or Gaelic sports.
This is an issue that I have raised several times; the best answer I have received is that the European budget does not stretch far enough to cover the Interpros. This seems odd, given the coverage given to the North Sea Pro Series 50-over and 20-over not to mention such far-flung competitions as the Afghan Wireless T20 Trophy and Malaysian Premier League Tier A. It's not even as if creating and maintaining a page for the Interpros would take a great deal of time or money - scorecards are freely available in at least three (1, 2, 3) places. In an effort to get things moving, I even offered my match reports for the 2013 Interpros, free of charge. Surely that would have made things easier for the bean counters?
Apparently not, as there is still no trace of any of the forty-plus Interprovincial matches that have been played since 6th May 2013.
To include random county warm-ups, Afghan, American, Dutch, Kenyan, Malaysian, Scottish and Ugandan domestic cricket and the miserable excuse for cricket played in St Kitts earlier in the year but still to ignore the premier domestic competition in one of the top eleven teams in the world is puzzling at best.
Sometimes, it feels as if Irish cricket has to battle the establishment at every single turn.