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#Irish Cricket

# irish-cricket - Monday 29 January, 2018

Best foot Ford: The South African driving Ireland's Test dream

Graham Ford has worked with some of the biggest names in cricket, and now he’s the man tasked with leading Ireland into a historic new era.

# irish-cricket - Friday 26 January, 2018

'I never thought we'd be anywhere close to a Test match in my lifetime, let alone in my career'

Ireland’s evergreen batsman Ed Joyce is feeling fit and fresh ahead of a huge year despite a long-standing knee problem.

Ireland's first Test on course to be a 10,000 sell-out, but won't be shown on terrestrial TV

Cricket Ireland say it hopes to cover the €1 million running cost of a Test match through ticket sales, corporate hospitality and sponsorship opportunities.

# irish-cricket - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Ireland's first Test jersey unveiled as 14 players handed full-time contracts

The squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers has also been announced.

# irish-cricket - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Ex-Ireland star Mooney to be in opposition camp for upcoming World Cup qualifiers

The former all-rounder has joined Phil Simmon’s Afghanistan coaching team.

# irish-cricket - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Ford's reign off to a winning start as Joyce guides Ireland home with classy century

Preparations for the World Cup qualifiers continued in Dubai earlier.

# irish-cricket - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Superb Stirling century inspires Ireland to confidence-boosting series win

John Bracewell’s reign in charge ends on a high note in Sharjah.

# irish-cricket - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Another calamitous display as Ireland ripped apart by 16-year-old spinner

Ireland slumped to another heavy defeat to Afghanistan this afternoon.

# 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.

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