# Cricket Ireland

Last year
Balbirnie: 'We don’t like using the term 'free hit'... We have as much to lose'
The Ireland skipper says his side has real belief that they can make the T20 World Cup semi-finals.
# Cricket
Ireland wrap up series win after rain-affected second T20I against Scotland
Brilliant fielding helped to secure a 16-run (DLS) win.
# one to remember
Records tumble as Ireland claim superb series win in the Netherlands
It was a day to remember for the Irish women’s cricket team.
# Cash Injection
Irish women's cricket gets major boost after €1.5million investment is confirmed
Ireland Women’s head coach Ed Joyce has also signed a three-year contract extension.
# Stung
Ireland go down to Jamaica in warm-up despite best efforts of Dockrell and Little
Ireland meet West Indies Men in the first match of the World Cup Super League on Saturday.
# Meet the new boss
South Africa's Heinrich Malan appointed as Ireland men's cricket head coach
Cricket Ireland appoint ‘innovative coach with an interest and willingness to do things differently’.
All time
# Safety First
Two Irish players isolating with Covid-19 ahead of cricket series against West Indies
The players will likely rejoin the squad in Jamaica around 9 January if they produce negative PCR test results.
# festive viewing
Ireland's landmark Christmas series in USA to be shown live on Premier Sports
It will be the first ever full series played by a Full Member nation against the Americans on US soil.
# Coming Home
World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe abandoned, positive outcome for Ireland amidst disappointment
In a statement released this morning, Cricket Ireland say the squad will return home ‘as soon as practicable’.
# world cup qualifiers
Ireland awaiting further guidance but likely to make call tomorrow whether or not they leave Zimbabwe
The ICC is expected to provide an update on the remainder of its qualification tournament in the southern African nation tomorrow morning.
# All the best
Ireland men's cricket head coach Graham Ford to step down
The South African noted that the ‘many handicaps and challenges’ faced by Cricket Ireland have ‘taken their toll’ on him.
# recognised
Ireland captain Laura Delany wins ICC Player of the Month
The all-rounder beat Ireland team-mate Gaby Lewis and Mary-Anne Musonda of Zimbabwe to October’s prize.
Ireland slip to defeat in World Cup Super League series opener versus Zimbabwe
The hosts were beaten by 38 runs in Stormont. They will resume the series on Friday.
# Malahide
World's best Shamsi spins web around hosts as South Africa beat Ireland by 33 runs in T20 opener
Shamsi finished his day 4-27 as South Africa sealed a comfortable win despite Ireland spirited bowling efforts.
# Historic
Andy Balbirnie hits ton as Ireland claim first ever ODI victory over South Africa
Captain Balbirnie came to the fore with 102 as Ireland sensationally won the first entry in a three-match series.
# T20
Ireland fall to Scotland by 11 runs in first game of series
The two sides will return to Stormont at 1pm tomorrow.
# couldn't write it
Ireland legend Kevin O'Brien smashes 8 sixes - and his own car window - in Lightning win
O’Brien faces a chilly drive home after his starring role in Leinster Lightning’s victory over the North West Warriors.
# howzaaat
Cricket gets provisional go-ahead for club training to resume in Phase 2 of government roadmap
Cricket Ireland have been granted provisional approval for a return to group training pending the implementation of two key requirements.
# Aiming high
Ireland show their hand and declare interest in hosting World Cup games
Cricket Ireland have submitted a bid to the ICC to co-host a global event in cricket’s 2023-31 calendar – meaning some World Cup games could be coming to these shores.
# Painful
Ireland head coach Ford to head home from tour of South Africa due to injury
An x-ray in South Africa confirmed that Ford had fractured vertebrae and three ribs in a slip at his home on the eve of his flight.
# Ah for
Ireland's tour of Sri Lanka postponed due to broadcasting issue
The tour was not part of Sri Lanka’s existing broadcast agreement, which was made in 2013 prior to Ireland becoming a Test nation.
# Changes
Cricket Ireland drop Bangladesh Test match to play T20 due to 'financial constraints'
The T20 series against Afghanistan has also been cancelled.
# up against it
Ireland's bid for T20 World Cup qualification suffers shock setback at the hands of Canada
They will need to win their remaining two group games and hope for favourable results elsewhere in order to achieve automatic qualification.
# Up and Running
Stirling and Balbirnie fire Ireland to perfect World T20 qualifying start
Graham Ford’s side are bidding to qualify for next year’s tournament in Australia.
England to host Ireland in three-match ODI series in 2020
The newly announced ODIs form part of Ireland’s involvement in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.
# Disappointment
Ireland's pursuit of history mercilessly ended by England's fast bowlers
Chasing 182 for victory at Lord’s, Ireland collapsed to suffer a heavy defeat at the hands of England.
# years in the making
Test Match Special: Ireland's journey from obscurity reaches the 'pinnacle' at Lord's
The historic four-day Test against England gets underway on Wednesday morning.
# Test Match Special
'We wouldn't have dreamed of this opportunity when we first started playing'
Gary Wilson looks ahead to Ireland’s historic Test match against England at Lord’s.
# Test Match Special
Ireland name 14-man squad for historic first Test against England at Lord's
William Porterfield will captain Ireland for the four-day game later this month.
# odi series
Shahzad plunders century as Afghanistan thrash Ireland in Belfast
Graham Ford’s side were brought crashing back down to earth after Saturday’s win.
Ireland record much-needed win over World Cup-bound Afghanistan
Graham Ford’s side take a 1-0 lead in their series up north.
# tri-series
Brilliant Balbirnie ton not enough as West Indies beat Ireland with record chase
Ireland’s wait for a first home win at Malahide since 2014 goes on.
# Progress
'It feels a bit surreal': Landmark day for Irish women's cricket
Six players will receive part-time professional contracts thanks to the support of Sport Ireland.
# Hammered
Record-breaking partnership sees West Indies put Ireland to the sword
Graham Ford’s side were outclassed in the opening game of their ODI tri-series at Clontarf today.
# grey area
'The ball was pretty much dead': Ireland unimpressed by contentious stumping
William Porterfield said he was ‘proud’ of his team’s efforts as they very nearly pulled off a memorable win over England.
# Close contest
Debutant Little stars but Ireland fall just short of famous England win
The 19-year-old fast-bowler took four wickets as Ireland fought back at Malahide.
Ireland seek major scalp as England arrive in Dublin for season opener
A one-off ODI against England at Malahide presents opportunity but could also serve as another stark reality check for Graham Ford’s side.
# Euro T20 Slam
Two Irish franchises to play in new star-studded Euro T20 Slam
The tournament was launched in Dublin today.
# Testing times
Ireland rue nightmare start as Afghanistan claim historic Test victory
Graham Ford’s side battled valiantly in Dehradun but had left themselves with too much damage to repair.
# go pro
Huge step forward as Cricket Ireland announce professional contracts for women
Part-time deals will be initially offered in early 2019.