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#Irish Cricket

# irish-cricket - Monday 18 March, 2019

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.

# irish-cricket - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Huge step forward as Cricket Ireland announce professional contracts for women

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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.

# irish-cricket - 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.

# irish-cricket - 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.

# irish-cricket - 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.

# irish-cricket - 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.

# irish-cricket - 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.

# irish-cricket - Friday 4 May, 2018

The history makers! Ireland name squad for historic first Test match The Final Cut This post contains images

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.

# irish-cricket - 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.

# irish-cricket - 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.

# irish-cricket - 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.

# irish-cricket - 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.

# irish-cricket - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

World Cup heartbreak for Scotland - but it's good news for Ireland's slim hopes

West Indies have booked their place at next summer’s World Cup – much to the relief of the International Cricket Council.

# irish-cricket - 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.

# irish-cricket - 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.

# irish-cricket - 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.

# irish-cricket - 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.

# irish-cricket - 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.

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