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#Niall O'Brien

# niall-obrien - 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.

# niall-obrien - Friday 11 May, 2018

'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.

# niall-obrien - Thursday 8 February, 2018

DIT progress to Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals for the first time after late rally shocks UCD

Westmeath’s Niall O’Brien led the way for DIT.

# niall-obrien - Thursday 6 February, 2014

O'Brien inspires NUI Galway to secure Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-final berth

Two goals in the first quarter from Mark Aylward were not enough for DCU.

# niall-obrien - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Niall O'Brien seals Leicestershire switch

The Ireland international moves to Grace Road after six seasons with Northamptonshire.

# niall-obrien - Monday 24 September, 2012

World T20: Porterfield backs himself to lead Irish challenge

Ireland and the West Indies meet in a Super 8 eliminator match on Monday afternoon in Colombo.

# niall-obrien - Sunday 23 September, 2012

O'Brien looks to make amends in T20 World Cup shootout

It will be winner takes all when Ireland take on the West Indies on Monday and Niall O’Brien is relishing the prospect.

# niall-obrien - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Ireland cruise past Zimbabwe in T20 warm-up

Ireland’s cricketers beat Zimbabwe by a comfortable 54 runs in Colombo on Thursday morning.

# niall-obrien - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

The Morning Score: Tuesday

Monday’s misery is that little bit further away now. Here’s all the sports news you need to know this fine morning.

# niall-obrien - Friday 1 June, 2012

Same faces as Westmeath prepare for Galway

Brian Hanley has stuck with the same starting XV for Sunday’s Leinster SHC quarter-final against Galway.

# niall-obrien - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

McCann and Sorensen called into Ireland squad for World T20 qualifiers

Ireland have named a familiar-looking squad for next month’s World Twenty20 qualifying tournament in the United Arab Emirates.

# niall-obrien - Friday 20 January, 2012

Howzat: Niall O'Brien cashes in after BPL auction

Ireland’s wicket-keeper is in line for €62K pay day. But that could affect Ireland’s World Cup chances.

# niall-obrien - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

Indian star Singh offers to replace O'Brien's bats

Reports also suggest that the Irish team have been fined after a dressing-room door was damaged during Sunday’s game.

The Morning Score: Wednesday Early Doors This post contains videos

The Morning Score: Wednesday

Barcelona and Shakhtar advance to the Champions League quarter-finals, Irish cricketer is accused of dressing room damage, and GAA reject Friday Night Lights proposal.

# niall-obrien - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Cricket hero O'Brien's bats stolen at World Cup

Ireland’s wicket-keeper Niall O’Brien – whose innings against India gave the hosts a major shock – reports six bats missing.

From The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Labour’s cabinet consolation, Ireland’s personal debt crisis, and a cruel crime against Ireland’s cricketers.