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#Cricket Ireland

# cricket-ireland - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

A 'very proud and emotional moment' for O'Brien fuels Ireland's bold belief

O’Brien’s historic century on Monday has put Ireland in a position where they can dare to dream about a famous Test victory.

# cricket-ireland - Monday 14 May, 2018

Magical moment as O'Brien makes history with Ireland's first Test century

A man for the big stage, if ever there was one.

# cricket-ireland - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Ireland restore a measure of batting pride after first innings collapse

Pakistan remain the driving seat at the end of the third day’s play at Malahide.

'A fantastic day': Ireland get a taste of the promised land in Malahide

Ireland seized their moment yesterday, but a spirited late-order revival from Pakistan leaves the visitors in the driving seat.

# cricket-ireland - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Pakistan launch rearguard action to halt Ireland's early joy at Malahide

The visitors held the upper hand before rain and bad light ended the second day at Malahide prematurely.

# cricket-ireland - Friday 11 May, 2018

Cricket Ireland down €75,000 as fans issued with full refund for washout

It was far from a dream start as the weather rained on Ireland’s parade in Malahide.

Rain puts Ireland's historic Test debut on hold as opening day washed out

Play was officially abandoned on the opening day of Ireland’s maiden Test just after 3pm.

At the end of a long and winding journey, Ireland ready for its place in cricket history Test Match Preview This post contains images

At the end of a long and winding journey, Ireland ready for its place in cricket history

Ireland will today become just the 11th nation to play Test cricket as Pakistan provide the opposition for a historic occasion in Malahide.

'It will be emotional for a lot of people. I'll keep my sunglasses on to hide a few tears'

Kevin and Niall O’Brien describe what it will mean to step onto the field as Test cricketers later today.

# cricket-ireland - Thursday 10 May, 2018

'People have been trying to say it will make me a better player, but it's hard to look past that'

The omission of Barry McCarthy for Friday’s first Test against Pakistan raised questions over Ireland’s selection policy.

# cricket-ireland - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

'Something that has been a dream for a long time is finally going to happen'

Excitement is building ahead of Ireland’s inaugural Test match this Friday.

# cricket-ireland - Monday 7 May, 2018

'Can we win? There's absolutely no reason why we can't take them down and make history'

William Porterfield will make history on Friday when he becomes Ireland’s first Test captain.

# cricket-ireland - Friday 4 May, 2018

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The history makers! Ireland name squad for historic first Test match

Graham Ford springs a couple of surprises in his 14-man panel for Pakistan.

# cricket-ireland - Thursday 3 May, 2018

'The risk is huge, but we've got to back ourselves': Ireland's €1 million match

Cricket Ireland CEO Warren Deutrom has been instrumental in the arrival of Test cricket to these shores, and now he’s hoping to make the sport mainstream.

# cricket-ireland - Friday 27 April, 2018

Cricket Ireland secure lucrative TV rights deal with Sky Sports and RTÉ for first Test

The governing body is set to generate close to €2 million in broadcasting fees this summer.

# cricket-ireland - Friday 30 March, 2018

'I was fully convinced in my head that it was just a job and it would be okay. That was naive'

With no work for him at home, John Mooney had to broaden his horizons and last Friday he was part of the Afghanistan squad which shattered Ireland’s World Cup dreams.

# cricket-ireland - Friday 23 March, 2018

'The ICC can cash in with a big cheque, and a lot of teams are leaving here with nothing' Rich Get Richer This post contains videos

'The ICC can cash in with a big cheque, and a lot of teams are leaving here with nothing'

Ireland won’t be at next summer’s World Cup, and William Porterfield has once again vented his frustration at the way the sport is being governed.

# cricket-ireland - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Massive result for Ireland's Cricket World Cup chances as UAE stun hosts Zimbabwe

Ireland will qualify for the 2019 Cricket World Cup if they beat Afghanistan tomorrow.

# cricket-ireland - Friday 16 March, 2018

Ireland's World Cup hopes in tatters as time catches up on a golden generation

Heavy defeat to Zimbabwe leaves Ireland needing a miracle to qualify for a fourth straight World Cup.

# cricket-ireland - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Ireland wobble but Porterfield ton maintains perfect start to World Cup qualifiers

Graham Ford’s side continued their winning form against Papua New Guinea this afternoon.

# cricket-ireland - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Dutch gold! Ireland's bid to reach a fourth World Cup off to the perfect start

Ireland made light work of Netherlands in Harare to continue their winning run.

# cricket-ireland - Saturday 3 March, 2018

'It means a huge amount and hopefully we can step up over the next few weeks and really prove it'

The odds are stacked against Ireland, but they will relish the challenge of defying expectations when the 2019 World Cup qualifiers get underway on Sunday.

# cricket-ireland - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Cricket Ireland perform u-turn and reveal plans for new national stadium in west Dublin

The new purpose-built facility will be on the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown.

# cricket-ireland - 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.

# cricket-ireland - 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.

# cricket-ireland - 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.

# cricket-ireland - 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.

# cricket-ireland - 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.

# cricket-ireland - 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.

# cricket-ireland - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

The venue has been confirmed for Ireland's historic first Test match next May

Malahide will host Ireland’s meeting with Pakistan.

# cricket-ireland - Friday 27 October, 2017

Dates for Ireland's historic first Test match confirmed

Ireland will host Pakistan next May.

# cricket-ireland - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Ireland to face Pakistan on home soil in historic first Test next year

After being given full Test status in June, they’ll make their Test cricket debut next May.

# cricket-ireland - 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.

# cricket-ireland - 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.

# cricket-ireland - 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.

# cricket-ireland - 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.

# cricket-ireland - 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.

# cricket-ireland - 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.