Stirling and Dockrell lead Ireland to series win
David Townsend (Irish Independent)
Paul Stirling struck a commanding century to propel Ireland to a five-wicket victory over Afghanistan in Sharjah and give the Boys in Green a welcome 2-1 success in the best-of-three one-day international series.
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Big match against Perth Scorchers
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Stirling powers Ireland to series win over Afghanistan
CricketEurope Paul Stirling’s brilliant century inspired Ireland to a five-wicket win over Afghanistan in the series decider in Sharjah.
International cricketer Robin Waters died on 9 December
A review of the cricket career of Robin Waters who was capped 11 times for Ireland.
Re Adrian D'Arcy.. Anyone know what he's up to? IIRC he had a great season in 2016 or 2015... I think was top of averages in LCU and make an IPC squad.. But didn't play this year?
Happy room mates
Plenty to talk about tonight
Paul Stirling's century and George Dockrell's four wickets helped Ireland clinch the series.
Winner winner chicken dinner
Series win clinched
Ireland clinched the ODI series with a 5-wicket win in the series decider.
Ireland hoping to send Bracewell out on a high
Ian Callender (Sunday Life) The Irish will be hoping to end John Bracewell's reign with a win in the final ODI.
In the 13 games between the sides to date in 2017 Afghanistan have been given 27 lbw verdicts in their favour compared to Ireland's 8.
Adrian D'Arcy batting for Clontarf. (Deryck Vincent/CricketEurope)
Happy Birthday Rory Anders and Adrian D'Arcy
Both played for Ireland Under 19's
Rory Anders turns 20 today. The Phoenix all-rounder played for Munster Reds in the 2017 inter-pro series and enjoyed a successful U19 World Cup in Bangladesh where he took four wickets against NZ and Canada as well as three against India.
Adrian D'Arcy is 27 today. The Clontarf left-hander played in the 2010 World Cup in New Zealand.
Dies at the age of 80
Robin Waters played 11 times for Ireland between 1968-69 and was in the side that skittled the West Indies for just 25.
Busy 2018 for Ireland
Ian Callender (Belfast Telegraph) Lots of fixtures planned for next year with India or Australia lined up to visit Ireland as well as the historic first Test.
Holders The Hills face tough opening tie against North County.
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Neil Doak to coach Lisburn
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Sam Jeffrey and Q Cup draws made
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Back at Lisburn
Neil Doak will be back at Lisburn as their Head Coach for the 2018 season.
BMac powers Ireland to win
David Townsend (Irish Independent) Barry McCarthy claimed his first five-wicket haul for Ireland as the Boys in Green bounced back to beat Afghanistan by 51 runs and set up a decider.
NW Senior Cup draw
CricketEurope Holders Donemana have been handed a tricky away day at Strabane in the opening round of the 2018 NW Senior Cup.
All Square in Sharjah
Ian Callender (Belast Telegraph)
Ian Callender reports on Ireland's win in the second ODI versus Afghanistan.
Three NW players named in Ireland U19 World Cup squad
CricketEurope Reece Kelly of Bready, Varun Chopra of Coleraine and Graham Kennedy of Ballyspallen are on the plane to New Zealand next month.
pramod (Mumbai, India.)
Ireland quickly need to fix their middle order jinx, there aren't consistent enough
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Ireland name Under 19 World Cup squad
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Happy Birthday Adrian Birrell
It's many happy returns for forner Ireland coach Adi Birrell who turns 57 today.
The affaable South African oversaw a cricketing revolution transforming the mindset and professionalism of the Ireland team.
He guided them to the ICC Trophy final in 2005, winning the Icup the same year.
The following year he won the European Championships and was at the helm during the wonderful World Cup campaign of 2007.
Phil Simmons took over after the World Cup and the trophies flowed in as Ireland became the leading Associate over the next decade.
McCarthy stars as Ireland level series
CricketEurope Barry McCarthy’s five-wicket haul helped Ireland to a 51-run win over Afghanistan to level the series and set up a winner takes all clash in the third and final ODI.
Correction. Johnston only took 5-14 against Canada. Paul Stirling's six wickets against Afghanistan earlier this year are the best figures in an ODI for the Irish.
MOM press conference
Barry McCarthy talking to the media after his Man-of-the-Match performance to level the series.
Can ANYONE explain why the coach and captain have been so reluctant to use Barry McCarthy over the past two years. Quite baffling. Suddenly there's hope. Get Boyd and Ed Joyce in there and it's not all doom and gloom. For some players I think they'd need to commit murder before they are left out.
George Dockrell wagon wheel
50 through the leg side
George Dockrell favoured the leg side as 50 of his 62* came through there as he scored a crucial maiden ODI half century.
Niall O'Brien presentation
Niall O'Brien is given a special cap presentation by his brother Kevin before the win against Afghanistan in the second ODI in Sharjah.