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# irish-cricket - Monday 19 July, 2021

World's best Shamsi spins web around hosts as South Africa beat Ireland by 33 runs in T20 opener
# Malahide
# Malahide

World's best Shamsi spins web around hosts as South Africa beat Ireland by 33 runs in T20 opener

Jul 19th 2021, 8:56 PM 2,587 Views 1 Comment

Shamsi finished his day 4-27 as South Africa sealed a comfortable win despite Ireland spirited bowling efforts.

# irish-cricket - Monday 17 February, 2020

Ireland head coach Ford to head home from tour of South Africa due to injury
# Painful
# Painful

Ireland head coach Ford to head home from tour of South Africa due to injury

Feb 17th 2020, 10:23 AM 6,991 Views 0 Comments

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.

# irish-cricket - Friday 18 October, 2019

Stirling and Balbirnie fire Ireland to perfect World T20 qualifying start
# Up And Running
# Up And Running

Stirling and Balbirnie fire Ireland to perfect World T20 qualifying start

Oct 18th 2019, 3:04 PM 3,150 Views 1 Comment

Graham Ford’s side are bidding to qualify for next year’s tournament in Australia.

# irish-cricket - Friday 26 July, 2019

Ireland's pursuit of history mercilessly ended by England's fast bowlers
# Disappointment
# Disappointment

Ireland's pursuit of history mercilessly ended by England's fast bowlers

Updated Jul 26th 2019, 2:02 PM 45,614 Views 63 Comments

Chasing 182 for victory at Lord’s, Ireland collapsed to suffer a heavy defeat at the hands of England.

# irish-cricket - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Ireland battle hard to retain the upper hand in absorbing Lord's Test
# Day Two
# Day Two

Ireland battle hard to retain the upper hand in absorbing Lord's Test

Updated Jul 25th 2019, 6:20 PM 17,331 Views 17 Comments

Mark Adair shone with the ball as William Porterfield’s side put themselves in a strong position against England.

# irish-cricket - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Test Match Special: Ireland's journey from obscurity reaches the 'pinnacle' at Lord's
# Years In The Making
# Years In The Making

Test Match Special: Ireland's journey from obscurity reaches the 'pinnacle' at Lord's

Jul 23rd 2019, 8:02 PM 11,770 Views 14 Comments

The historic four-day Test against England gets underway on Wednesday morning.

# irish-cricket - Sunday 21 July, 2019

'We wouldn't have dreamed of this opportunity when we first started playing'
# Test Match Special
# Test Match Special

'We wouldn't have dreamed of this opportunity when we first started playing'

Jul 21st 2019, 10:00 AM 13,484 Views 19 Comments

Gary Wilson looks ahead to Ireland’s historic Test match against England at Lord’s.

# irish-cricket - Monday 8 July, 2019

Ireland name 14-man squad for historic first Test against England at Lord's
# Test Match Special
# Test Match Special

Ireland name 14-man squad for historic first Test against England at Lord's

Jul 8th 2019, 2:42 PM 3,669 Views 1 Comment

William Porterfield will captain Ireland for the four-day game later this month.

# irish-cricket - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Shahzad plunders century as Afghanistan thrash Ireland in Belfast
# Odi Series
# Odi Series

Shahzad plunders century as Afghanistan thrash Ireland in Belfast

May 21st 2019, 7:12 PM 2,949 Views 1 Comment

Graham Ford’s side were brought crashing back down to earth after Saturday’s win.

# irish-cricket - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Ireland record much-needed win over World Cup-bound Afghanistan
# ODI
# ODI

Ireland record much-needed win over World Cup-bound Afghanistan

May 19th 2019, 7:14 PM 3,957 Views 0 Comments

Graham Ford’s side take a 1-0 lead in their series up north.

# irish-cricket - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Brilliant Balbirnie ton not enough as West Indies beat Ireland with record chase
# Tri-series
# Tri-series

Brilliant Balbirnie ton not enough as West Indies beat Ireland with record chase

May 11th 2019, 9:39 PM 4,175 Views 4 Comments

Ireland’s wait for a first home win at Malahide since 2014 goes on.

# irish-cricket - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

'It feels a bit surreal': Landmark day for Irish women's cricket
# Progress
# Progress

'It feels a bit surreal': Landmark day for Irish women's cricket

May 7th 2019, 2:08 PM 3,081 Views 1 Comment

Six players will receive part-time professional contracts thanks to the support of Sport Ireland.

# irish-cricket - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Record-breaking partnership sees West Indies put Ireland to the sword
# Hammered
# Hammered

Record-breaking partnership sees West Indies put Ireland to the sword

May 5th 2019, 7:52 PM 5,578 Views 1 Comment

Graham Ford’s side were outclassed in the opening game of their ODI tri-series at Clontarf today.

# irish-cricket - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'The ball was pretty much dead': Ireland unimpressed by contentious stumping
# Grey Area
# Grey Area

'The ball was pretty much dead': Ireland unimpressed by contentious stumping

May 4th 2019, 8:45 AM 6,626 Views 3 Comments

William Porterfield said he was ‘proud’ of his team’s efforts as they very nearly pulled off a memorable win over England.

# irish-cricket - Friday 3 May, 2019

Debutant Little stars but Ireland fall just short of famous England win
# Close Contest
# Close Contest

Debutant Little stars but Ireland fall just short of famous England win

May 3rd 2019, 7:35 PM 24,435 Views 13 Comments

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
# ODI
# ODI

Ireland seek major scalp as England arrive in Dublin for season opener

May 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 2,823 Views 2 Comments

A one-off ODI against England at Malahide presents opportunity but could also serve as another stark reality check for Graham Ford’s side.

# irish-cricket - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Two Irish franchises to play in new star-studded Euro T20 Slam
# Euro T20 Slam
# Euro T20 Slam

Two Irish franchises to play in new star-studded Euro T20 Slam

Apr 30th 2019, 4:46 PM 9,599 Views 16 Comments

The tournament was launched in Dublin today.

# irish-cricket - Monday 18 March, 2019

Ireland rue nightmare start as Afghanistan claim historic Test victory
# Testing Times
# Testing Times

Ireland rue nightmare start as Afghanistan claim historic Test victory

Mar 18th 2019, 9:53 AM 4,230 Views 3 Comments

Graham Ford’s side battled valiantly in Dehradun but had left themselves with too much damage to repair.

# irish-cricket - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Huge step forward as Cricket Ireland announce professional contracts for women
# Go Pro
# Go Pro

Huge step forward as Cricket Ireland announce professional contracts for women

Dec 18th 2018, 11:47 AM 2,913 Views 0 Comments

Part-time deals will be initially offered in early 2019.

# irish-cricket - Saturday 24 November, 2018

'I put myself in at a slightly lesser value in the hope someone will pick you up as a bargain buy'
# Trailblazer
# Trailblazer

'I put myself in at a slightly lesser value in the hope someone will pick you up as a bargain buy'

Nov 24th 2018, 7:45 AM 6,596 Views 1 Comment

Kevin O’Brien joined us during the week to discuss his travels around the world as a gun-for-hire Twenty20 batsman.

# irish-cricket - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

'I closed my eyes to try and get some energy back. I'd never batted for over five hours before'
# Test Match Special
# Test Match Special

'I closed my eyes to try and get some energy back. I'd never batted for over five hours before'

Nov 21st 2018, 4:51 PM 6,854 Views 0 Comments

Kevin O’Brien looks back on his historic Test century against Pakistan.

# irish-cricket - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Ireland end disappointing World Cup campaign with another heavy defeat
# World T20
# World T20

Ireland end disappointing World Cup campaign with another heavy defeat

Nov 17th 2018, 11:22 PM 7,498 Views 4 Comments

The game marked the end of the careers of four Irish players, including the Joyce twins.

# irish-cricket - Friday 9 November, 2018

'We’re not naive about the scale of the challenge': Ireland ready for World Cup opener
# Wt20
# Wt20

'We’re not naive about the scale of the challenge': Ireland ready for World Cup opener

Nov 9th 2018, 8:30 PM 4,071 Views 1 Comment

Ireland begin their Women’s World Twenty20 campaign on Sunday.

# irish-cricket - Friday 12 October, 2018

End of an era as Niall O'Brien calls time on 16-year international career
# Nobbi
# Nobbi

End of an era as Niall O'Brien calls time on 16-year international career

Oct 12th 2018, 12:59 PM 2,764 Views 4 Comments

The wicket-keeper/batsman played an integral role in Irish cricket’s success over the last decade.

# irish-cricket - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Ireland beat Afghanistan by three wickets to level ODI series
# Honours Even
# Honours Even

Ireland beat Afghanistan by three wickets to level ODI series

Aug 29th 2018, 9:50 PM 3,359 Views 1 Comment

The sides will meet again in Friday’s decider.

# irish-cricket - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

'You should have seen the look on the players' faces': Cricket Ireland open new €700,000 training centre
# Abbotstown
# Abbotstown

'You should have seen the look on the players' faces': Cricket Ireland open new €700,000 training centre

Aug 14th 2018, 2:27 PM 12,658 Views 6 Comments

The first phase of the project is complete, but the big piece of the jigsaw remains the development of a national stadium.

# irish-cricket - Friday 29 June, 2018

Ireland wilt in the heat as ruthless India show no mercy to seal series win
# Meltdown
# Meltdown

Ireland wilt in the heat as ruthless India show no mercy to seal series win

Jun 29th 2018, 8:00 PM 5,092 Views 7 Comments

Graham Ford’s side narrowly avoid their heaviest-ever Twenty20 defeat at Malahide.

# irish-cricket - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

India's class shows as Ireland suffer big T20 defeat at sun-kissed Malahide
# T20 Cricket
# T20 Cricket

India's class shows as Ireland suffer big T20 defeat at sun-kissed Malahide

Jun 27th 2018, 8:25 PM 5,594 Views 5 Comments

A crowd of over 9,000 packed into Malahide for the first T20 international between the teams.

'I've called my Mum and Dad every day for 12 years. Without them I wouldn't be here playing for Ireland'
# Living The Dream
# Living The Dream

'I've called my Mum and Dad every day for 12 years. Without them I wouldn't be here playing for Ireland'

Jun 27th 2018, 7:15 AM 21,079 Views 4 Comments

Simi Singh will this evening face the country of his birth, 12 years after first coming to Ireland to chase his dream.

# irish-cricket - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'We want to go out there, stick our chests out and show what we are about'
# Up Against It
# Up Against It

'We want to go out there, stick our chests out and show what we are about'

Jun 26th 2018, 6:53 PM 7,741 Views 0 Comments

Ireland need a spark in the Twenty20 format, and are targeting a huge scalp with India in town this week.

# irish-cricket - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Ireland to play England in landmark Test match as part of new four-year fixture list
# Test Match Special
# Test Match Special

Ireland to play England in landmark Test match as part of new four-year fixture list

Jun 20th 2018, 1:03 PM 3,742 Views 1 Comment

Inclusion on Future Tours Programme a significant moment for Irish cricket.

# irish-cricket - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

O'Brien makes impressive entry into world Test rankings after historic century
# Top 100
# Top 100

O'Brien makes impressive entry into world Test rankings after historic century

May 16th 2018, 2:50 PM 4,918 Views 2 Comments

Tim Murtagh and Stuart Thompson are also in the rankings after Ireland’s maiden Test.

Ireland set for fixture bonanza including marquee Tests against top-tier nations
# Looking Forward
# Looking Forward

Ireland set for fixture bonanza including marquee Tests against top-tier nations

May 16th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,964 Views 4 Comments

Warren Deutrom says Ireland will play up to 65 games over the next five years.

# irish-cricket - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'This match has gone a long way to inspiring the next generation'
# Lasting Legacy
# Lasting Legacy

'This match has gone a long way to inspiring the next generation'

May 15th 2018, 8:40 PM 3,664 Views 7 Comments

Ireland captain William Porterfield hopes young cricket fans will dream of playing for their country after this week’s inaugural Test match.

Ireland denied dream victory on Test debut as Ul-Haq steers Pakistan home
# Report
# Report

Ireland denied dream victory on Test debut as Ul-Haq steers Pakistan home

Updated May 15th 2018, 5:32 PM 22,415 Views 19 Comments

A superb effort from Ireland comes up just short at Malahide, as Pakistan win by five wickets.

A 'very proud and emotional moment' for O'Brien fuels Ireland's bold belief
# Daring To Dream
# Daring To Dream

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

May 15th 2018, 6:30 AM 9,437 Views 4 Comments

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

# irish-cricket - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Ireland restore a measure of batting pride after first innings collapse
# Test Match
# Test Match

Ireland restore a measure of batting pride after first innings collapse

Updated May 13th 2018, 7:00 PM 16,853 Views 6 Comments

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
# The Ultimate Test
# The Ultimate Test

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

May 13th 2018, 7:30 AM 5,664 Views 9 Comments

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

# irish-cricket - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Pakistan launch rearguard action to halt Ireland's early joy at Malahide
# Test Match Special
# Test Match Special

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

Updated May 12th 2018, 7:00 PM 23,255 Views 9 Comments

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

# irish-cricket - Friday 11 May, 2018

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

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

May 11th 2018, 8:39 PM 11,115 Views 16 Comments

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

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