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#Irish Cricket

# irish-cricket - Friday 27 October, 2017

Dates for Ireland's historic first Test match confirmed

Ireland will host Pakistan next May.

# irish-cricket - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Ireland's marquee ODI of the summer abandoned despite sunny conditions in Belfast

The West Indies were in town, but the rain was the winner up north.

# irish-cricket - Friday 8 September, 2017

Major coup for Cricket Ireland as they appoint South African as new head coach

Graham Ford will take over from John Bracewell in December.

# irish-cricket - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Ireland coach John Bracewell to leave position in December

The 59-year-old position had become increasingly untenable following a string of poor results.

# irish-cricket - Monday 26 June, 2017

€6 million stadium at the centre of Ireland's exciting Test plans

Cricket Ireland will need assistance from the government as they look to improve facilities at Malahide.

# irish-cricket - Friday 23 June, 2017

Toasting a future with no limits, Ireland celebrate reaching the promised land in style

‘Our goal is not just to have Ireland being a major force in cricket, but cricket being a major force in Ireland.’

As one remarkable journey for Irish cricket ends, this is the beginning of an even greater one

Ireland’s elevation to cricket’s top table is a tale of commitment, perseverance and a battle against the odds. Today will go down as a truly historic one in the context of Irish sport, writes Ryan Bailey.

# irish-cricket - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Ireland become full Test-playing nation after landmark ICC vote in London

After a 10-year quest to join cricket’s elite club, Ireland have been promoted from Associate status after a unanimous vote.

# irish-cricket - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Passing the Test: Ireland's 10-year quest to join cricket's elite set to end this week

The ICC will vote on Ireland’s ascension to full member and Test status on Thursday on what is set to be a hugely significant day in the sport’s history on this island.

# irish-cricket - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Santner spins New Zealand to 51-run win over Ireland

The One-Day tri-series continued at Malahide today.

# irish-cricket - Friday 12 May, 2017

Frustration for Ireland as heavy rain wipes out first fixture of the summer

There was a no result in this afternoon’s tri-series opener.

Time for Ireland to step up and end dismal form with Bangladesh and New Zealand in town

John Bracewell’s side host Bangladesh in Malahide on Friday.

# irish-cricket - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Bracewell: External pressure and years of history weigh heavily on Ireland

The head coach was speaking ahead of tomorrow’s historic visit to Lord’s.

'One bad game doesn't make us a bad team' - Ireland captain defiant after England thrashing

William Porterfield has had to defend Ireland’s claim for Test status.

# irish-cricket - Friday 5 May, 2017

Ireland's rapid decline continues as they roll over at start of historic England series

A hugely disappointing day for Irish cricket.

# irish-cricket - Monday 1 May, 2017

'I haven't lost faith but I'm also a realist and understand sometimes our 100% isn't good enough'

John Bracewell’s two years in charge of the Irish cricket team haven’t gone as he would have hoped and with a historic series against England this week, there is pressure on the head coach to turn results around with more and more questions being asked of him.

# irish-cricket - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Don't say it too loudly, but Ireland could become a Test-playing nation this summer

Cricket Ireland will submit an application to a new membership council of the International Cricket Council.

# irish-cricket - Friday 31 March, 2017

Ex-Ireland captain Johnston would welcome return as head coach - but not just yet TJ

Ex-Ireland captain Johnston would welcome return as head coach - but not just yet

The 42-year-old is currently head coach of New South Wales and is in talks to sign a new contract with the club.

# irish-cricket - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Humiliating defeat leaves Ireland's golden generation facing into make-or-break summer

Head coach John Bracewell is coming under increased pressure after a disappointing two years in charge.

# irish-cricket - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Ireland struggle to contain Afghanistan as hosts seize advantage in crucial game on road to Test cricket

It was a tough day in the field for John Bracewell’s men.

# irish-cricket - Monday 27 March, 2017

'As amateurs we had the chance to do something special in front of millions of people'

Ten years on from Ireland’s famous World Cup victory over Pakistan, coach Adi Birrell and captain Trent Johnston look back on a truly defining day in Irish sport.

# irish-cricket - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

O'Brien fights hamstring injury to club half-century and draw Ireland level

The all-rounder hit 10 boundaries to set-up a series decider against Afghanistan on Friday.

# irish-cricket - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Porterfield's second century in a month not enough as Ireland slip to opening ODI defeat

A bad start to the series as John Bracewell’s men suffer another defeat.

# irish-cricket - Monday 30 January, 2017

From rookie to accidental hero: Irish starlet seizes her chance to win Big Bash League

It was a dream few weeks for Kim Garth Down Under.

# irish-cricket - Friday 20 January, 2017

Ireland collapse in spectacular fashion as they suffer Afghanistan mauling in T20 final

John Bracewell’s side were left embarrassed in Dubai.

# irish-cricket - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Ireland find their groove at the right time to coast through to desert semi-finals

John Bracewell’s side are finding their form after a sluggish start to the year.

# irish-cricket - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Back to winning ways! Ireland end miserable run with nail-biting victory

John Bracewell’s side did just enough to squeeze past Namibia.

# irish-cricket - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Huge boost for Irish cricket as €600,000 training facility to be built at Sports Campus

Work will begin on the centre in January 2017.

# irish-cricket - Friday 2 September, 2016

Four down, four to go! Ireland are leading the race to qualify for Test status

At the halfway stage, Ireland top the Intercontinental Cup.

# irish-cricket - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Let's turn Lord's green! Ireland to play historic series against England next year

The two countries will meet next May.

# irish-cricket - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Ireland face daunting chase as they go in search of elusive home win

John Bracewell’s side are in action against Sri Lanka today.

# irish-cricket - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

A busy summer ahead but Ireland need to start winning matches again, starting this week

After a miserable World T20 campaign, Ireland return to action against Sri Lanka this week.

# irish-cricket - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Big bucks! Irish cricket has secured a major sponsor for the next 3 years

The lucrative deal was announced at this morning’s strategic launch in Dublin.

# irish-cricket - Sunday 13 March, 2016

More rain pain for Ireland as miserable World Twenty20 campaign ends without a win

John Bracewell’s side slumped to a second defeat after a six-over shootout with Netherlands.

# irish-cricket - Thursday 10 March, 2016

'This is not over fellas': Ireland focused on getting World Cup bid back on track

The inquest into yesterday’s humbling defeat to Oman continues for Ireland’s cricketers.

# irish-cricket - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

'It's an unfortunate time to get it wrong': Ireland left to soul-search after nightmare start

William Porterfield says Ireland are down but certainly not out.

Oh man! Horror show for Ireland as World Twenty20 campaign begins with shock defeat

The Boys in Green’s hopes of progressing to the next phase are already hanging by a thread.

'We are more powerful now': Ireland out to make their mark on the world stage again

It’s Ireland eight successive major tournament but stuttering form and a tough group have tempered expectations.

# irish-cricket - Sunday 10 January, 2016

'Some people will be unhappy but it's the right time to come back and play for Ireland again'

In his first interview since redeclaring for Ireland, Boyd Rankin opens up about his unsettled England career and the motivation behind his return.

# irish-cricket - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Ireland carefully consider security risks after being offered Australia's place at World Cup

The tournament is being staged in Bangladesh at the end of this month.

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