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#Irish Cricket

# irish-cricket - Friday 18 October, 2019

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.

# irish-cricket - Friday 26 July, 2019

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.

# irish-cricket - Thursday 25 July, 2019

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

# irish-cricket - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

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

The tournament was launched in Dublin today.

# 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.

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