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#Phil Simmons

# phil-simmons - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Ex-Ireland coach Simmons gets West Indies backing after facing sack calls for attending funeral

Simmons, who was Ireland boss for eight years from 2007, has twice tested negative for the coronavirus.

# phil-simmons - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Ex-Ireland coach Simmons appointed by West Indies three years after controversial dismissal

The 56-year-old returns for a second spell, having led the Windies to the 2016 T20 World Cup before being sacked five months later.

# phil-simmons - 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.

# phil-simmons - 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.

# phil-simmons - Sunday 3 April, 2016

6, 6, 6, 6 - West Indies snatch T20 World Cup from England in dramatic fashion

Heartbreak for Dubliner Eoin Morgan as his side let victory slip in the final over.

# phil-simmons - Thursday 31 March, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: McGregor rematch set, Walters remains upbeat and all today's sport

Elsewhere, Lionel Messi’s charity donation has backfired spectacularly and it was a great day for former Irish cricket coach Phil Simmons.

Former Ireland coach's West Indies side stun India to reach World Twenty20 final

Phil Simmons’ charges will take on an England outfit captained by Dubliner Eoin Morgan on Sunday.

# phil-simmons - Friday 20 March, 2015

After 8 years in charge, Phil Simmons is no longer the Irish cricket coach

As expected, the Trinidadian is headed for the West Indies.

# phil-simmons - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Could the Irish cricket team soon have an Ashes and World Twenty20 winning coach in charge?

Cricket Ireland has confirmed current boss Phil Simmons is in talks with the West Indies.

# phil-simmons - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Ireland coach Phil Simmons: 'We don't seem to want to make it easy'

Room to improve as Ireland prepare to face South Africa next Tuesday.

# phil-simmons - Monday 16 February, 2015

'I don't have sympathy for my opponents. It's not in me' - Phil Simmons

Nelson win was as good an Irish performance as coach Phil Simmons has ever seen.

# phil-simmons - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Ireland's cricketers had a big win today in their final World Cup warm-up

Next up: it’s the West Indies on Sunday night.

# phil-simmons - Monday 5 January, 2015

History boys? Here's the Ireland squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup

There are just 39 days until the tournament gets underway.

# phil-simmons - Thursday 1 January, 2015

After hitting a plateau in their headlong progress, 2015 is a seminal year for Ireland

There is plenty to look forward to over the next twelve months, including the World Cup.

# phil-simmons - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Ireland's World Cup squad takes shape as Ed Joyce returns for final warm-up series

Phil Simmons’ side will play Scotland and Afghanistan in the New Year as part of their preparation.

# phil-simmons - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Ireland coach Phil Simmons to leave World Cup warm-up tour

Simmons will return to his native Trinidad to be with his ill mother, Cricket Ireland said this evening.

# phil-simmons - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Simmons: 'I can imagine playing a game in Sydney with the Irish support... jeez!'

Coach Phil Simmons says the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand will effectively be a home tournament for Ireland.

# phil-simmons - Thursday 8 May, 2014

# phil-simmons - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

LIVE: Ireland v Sri Lanka, One Day International

The world’s best 50-over team are taking on Phil Simmons’ men in Clontarf.

# phil-simmons - Monday 17 March, 2014

'We could have won a lot easier than that,' admits relieved Irish cricket coach Phil Simmons

“It’s a great start, but there are three games in the group and we know how dangerous UAE can be,” he added.

# phil-simmons - Friday 21 February, 2014

Ireland get West Indies on the ropes, but let series win slip

The West Indies attack did just enough to keep Ireland at bay in Sabina Park tonight.

# phil-simmons - Thursday 26 December, 2013

'Our number one year' - how Ireland's cricketers won hearts, minds (and everything else) in 2013

A historic treble in 2013 showed just how far Irish cricket has come — and strengthened the country’s claims for Test recognition.

# phil-simmons - Sunday 15 December, 2013

# phil-simmons - Thursday 11 July, 2013

'It wasn't a big party. If we won the World Cup it would be a big party'

Ireland’s cricketers arrived home to Dublin Airport today after clinching qualification for the 2015 World Cup.

# phil-simmons - Monday 21 January, 2013

Ireland to host Pakistan in ODI series this summer

The internationals will take place on 23 and 26 May, Cricket Ireland announced this morning.

# phil-simmons - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Christmas Day training: A player's perspective

Don’t forget your shovel if you’re going to festive work.

# phil-simmons - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Simmons won’t babysit Ireland’s wantaway stars

“Success is going to make your players noticeable,” Ireland cricket coach Phil Simmons says, but he’s confident he can keep his squad together.

# phil-simmons - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Stirling and Shillington capture top prizes at Irish Cricket Awards

Donemana CC were also awarded club of the year at the ceremony held at the Mansion House last night.

# phil-simmons - Monday 12 November, 2012

Simmons: Dubai win the highlight of 2012

Ireland cricket coach Phil Simmons singles out Ireland’s Twenty20 World Cup qualifier campaign as the high point of the year.

# phil-simmons - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Irish quartet top cricket award shortlist

Ireland’s cricketers dominate the shortlist for this year’s ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year Award.

# phil-simmons - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Leinster rugby stars upset Ireland XI in charity cricket match

Is there anything these guys can’t do?

# phil-simmons - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Ireland secure victory over Afghanistan following nervy start

Phil Simmons’ men’s World Cup qualifications hopes were given a significant boost following their win today.

# phil-simmons - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Experienced Ireland hitting their peak, says Wilson

Ireland wicket-keeper Gary Wilson talks to ahead of Saturday’s RSA Challenge against Australia in Belfast

# phil-simmons - 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.

# phil-simmons - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Somerset swoop for Irish star O'Brien

Record breaking batsman in line to make his first start on Wednesday

# phil-simmons - Sunday 8 April, 2012

The players' story: how Ireland's cricketers won the World T20 Qualifying Tournament

In their own words, Ireland’s cricketers tell their story.

# phil-simmons - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

2020 vision: Ireland reveals test cricket target

“This is not a dreamy aspiration but a real ambition,” Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom explained at today’s strategic announcement.