Ireland News 2018
Marathon man Porterfield denies Leinster Marathon man Porterfield denies Leinster ( ) ZZZZ12:47 amZZZZ
William Porterfield’s epic innings ensured the Warriors drew their Championship clash with Leinster Lightning at Bready.
Porterfield far from finished Porterfield far from finished ( ) ZZZZ4:22 amZZZZ
William Porterfield batted Leinster Lightning into submission and earned North West Warriors a second draw of the season against the inter-provincial championship holders.
Rock leads Ireland U19 to victory over MCC Rock leads Ireland U19 to victory over MCC ( ) ZZZZ2:02 amZZZZ
A quickfire half century from Neil Rock saw Ireland's young cricketers beat the MCC in a last over thriller at Belmont.
Warriors battle back on Day 2 Warriors battle back on Day 2 ( ) ZZZZ10:09 amZZZZ
North West Warriors enjoyed a much improved second day of their inter-provincial Championship match against Leinster Lightning at Bready.
Porterfield century gives Warriors hope Porterfield century gives Warriors hope ( ) ZZZZ9:56 pmZZZZ
An unbeaten century from William Porterfield has given the NW Warriors hope going into the final day of their Championship clash with Leinster Lightning at Bready.
Ireland's T20 squad v India Ireland's T20 squad v India ( ) ZZZZ9:01 pmZZZZ
The selectors have named a 14-man squad to take on India in the two-match series in Dublin on 27 and 29 June.
Chase and Dockrell put Lightning in control Chase and Dockrell put Lightning in control ( ) ZZZZ10:26 pmZZZZ
Peter Chase’s five wicket haul combined with an unbeaten 84 from George Dockrell has put Leinster Lightning in a commanding position after the first day of their Championship clash with NW Warriors at Bready.
Captain Dockrell leads the way Captain Dockrell leads the way ( ) ZZZZ10:02 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning are in control of their inter-provincial Championship game as international players, past and present dominated hosts North West Warriors on day one at Bready.
Life in the fast lane Life in the fast lane ( ) ZZZZ9:58 amZZZZ
Life in the fast lane for Cricket Ireland took on a whole new meaning yesterday when their programme of fixtures for the next five years was released.
Graeme Ford talks Twenty20 Graeme Ford talks Twenty20 ( ) ZZZZ11:25 amZZZZ
Ireland in search of a winning combination.
National Cup sees an NCU wipeout National Cup sees an NCU wipeout ( ) ZZZZ10:48 amZZZZ
There will be just three Ulster sides going into next week’s quarter-final draw for the Irish National Cup, all from the North West, after NCU clubs suffered a wipe-out.
Ireland enters a new cricketing era Ireland enters a new cricketing era ( ) ZZZZ5:58 amZZZZ
The ICC's Future Tours Programme for 2018-2023 has been released – the first time Ireland has been included in this important schedule for world cricket.
Rankin missing for Warriors Rankin missing for Warriors ( ) ZZZZ8:59 amZZZZ
BOYD Rankin is the notable absentee from the North West Warriors line-ups for this week’s inter-provincial clashes with Leinster Lightning, starting with the one-day Cup game at Eglinton.
Irish Universities beat Cambridge Irish Universities beat Cambridge ( ) ZZZZ7:57 pmZZZZ
Irish Universities secured a superb four-wicket win against Cambridge in their annual match at Fenners as part of the Hone-McGregor tournament thanks to a fine all-round display.
Little and McBrine return to Ireland squad Little and McBrine return to Ireland squad ( ) ZZZZ7:01 pmZZZZ
Pembroke left-arm seamer Josh Little and Donemana all-rounder Andy McBrine have been named in the Ireland squad for this Sunday's T20 match against Sussex Sharks.
Irish Universities name strong squad Irish Universities name strong squad ( ) ZZZZ10:24 pmZZZZ
Irish Universities will once again take part in the annual Hone-McGregor Tri Series this week at Fenner’s in Cambridge.
Stirling pyrotechnics earns Irish tie Stirling pyrotechnics earns Irish tie ( ) ZZZZ9:45 amZZZZ
PAUL Stirling’s highest T20 score was not enough to take Ireland to a second successive Twenty20 success against Scotland but Stuart Thompson hit the last ball of the match for two to earn a tie.
National Cup round-up National Cup round-up ( ) ZZZZ8:57 amZZZZ
Two-times winners Rush are through to the quarter-finals of the National Cup after an emphatic 85-run win over Lisburn.
No Boyd Rankin for Lightning clashes No Boyd Rankin for Lightning clashes ( ) ZZZZ11:25 pmZZZZ
Boyd Rankin isn't included in the NW Warriors squad for their games against Leinster Lightning this week.
Holders through but Leinster sides dominate Holders through but Leinster sides dominate ( ) ZZZZ10:37 pmZZZZ
Holders Waringstown are safely through to the last eight of the Irish Senior Cup but it was a day dominated by Leinster sides who will have five sides in the quarter-final draw.
Ireland and Scotland tie in T20 Ireland and Scotland tie in T20 ( ) ZZZZ1:27 pmZZZZ
Ireland and Scotland played out a thrilling high-scoring tie in the second T20 International between the sides in two days – the first tied match in T20 Internationals since 2015.
Ireland beat Scotland in batting bonanza Ireland beat Scotland in batting bonanza ( ) ZZZZ1:21 pmZZZZ
IT’S not been a good fortnight for Cricket Ireland, as the senior sides clocked up six heavy defeats, but they had some respite with a 46-run win over Scotland in Deventer.
Batting fires as Ireland beat Scotland Batting fires as Ireland beat Scotland ( ) ZZZZ9:49 pmZZZZ
Three of Ireland’s batsmen hit rapid-fire half-centuries in a 46-run win over Scotland in their T20I– only the third time in T20 history that three batsmen had passed 50 in the same innings.
Wilson leads Ireland to victory Wilson leads Ireland to victory ( ) ZZZZ9:41 amZZZZ
IRELAND’S Call rang out from the dressing room for the first time in a Twenty20 international since January 2017 as Gary Wilson recorded his first win at T20 captain.
Ford insists Ireland have T20 talent Ford insists Ireland have T20 talent ( ) ZZZZ5:07 amZZZZ
GRAHAM Ford believes there is enough talent in the Ireland squad to move up the world Twenty20 rankings – and in time to qualify for the next global finals.
Gill looking to keep momentum going Gill looking to keep momentum going ( ) ZZZZ9:28 pmZZZZ
Muckamore’s reward for a dramatic one-wicket win over Malahide in the first round of the Irish Senior Cup will be a trip to Strabane on Sunday.
O'Brien missing for Championship clash O'Brien missing for Championship clash ( ) ZZZZ8:53 pmZZZZ
Kevin O'Brien won't be playing for Leinster Lightning in their Championship clash with NW Warriors at Bready this week.
Irish Cup number one priority for Thompson Irish Cup number one priority for Thompson ( ) ZZZZ8:42 pmZZZZ
Greg Thompson, the Waringstown captain, admits that the Irish Cup is the pinnacle of club cricket and the holders are desperate to reach a fourth successive final.
Joy of Six as McDonnell puts Leinster in a spin Joy of Six as McDonnell puts Leinster in a spin ( ) ZZZZ1:24 amZZZZ
Cillian McDonnell was the six-wicket hero as the Southern XI stunned Leinster in their U17 interpro clash at The Mardyke.
van der Merwe inspired Netherlands inflict consecutive defeats on Ireland van der Merwe inspired Netherlands inflict consecutive defeats on Ireland ( ) ZZZZ4:20 amZZZZ
Five in a row for the Netherlands as Ireland lose again in Rotterdam.
Ireland lose again to Netherlands in Rotterdam Ireland lose again to Netherlands in Rotterdam ( ) ZZZZ1:01 pmZZZZ
Ireland went down to their sixth successive Twenty20 defeat and a fifth in a row to the Netherlands.
No quick fix for Irish T20 woes No quick fix for Irish T20 woes ( ) ZZZZ7:24 amZZZZ
THERE will be no quick fix to Ireland’s woes in Twenty20 cricket despite losing the first match of the Tri-Series in Holland by just four runs.
Kerr breaks world record as New Zealand win again Kerr breaks world record as New Zealand win again ( ) ZZZZ6:12 pmZZZZ
Amelia Kerr, the 17-year old from Wellington, re-wrote the record books and dominated the Ireland Women’s bowling attack in a third consecutive win for the White Ferns.
NCU unveil U17 interpro squad NCU unveil U17 interpro squad ( ) ZZZZ5:55 pmZZZZ
The NCU has announced a squad of thirteen players for the upcoming Under 17 Inter-Provincial Series to be held within the NCU, from the 2nd to 6th July.
Railway Union face Ballyspallen in intriguing clash Railway Union face Ballyspallen in intriguing clash ( ) ZZZZ5:41 pmZZZZ
Ahead of the Second Round this weekend we turn our attention to Ballyspallen versus Railway Union in Bridge Park.
Singh heroics in vain as Netherlands win Singh heroics in vain as Netherlands win ( ) ZZZZ9:02 pmZZZZ
Simi Singh’s heroics weren’t enough to prevent The Netherlands from securing another win over Ireland in their T20I clash in Rotterdam.
Holders through in Ulster Plate Holders through in Ulster Plate ( ) ZZZZ12:14 amZZZZ
Holders CIYMS are through to the quarter-finals of the Ulster Plate after a convincing 8-wicket win at Bonds Glen.
Ulster Plate draw made Ulster Plate draw made ( ) ZZZZ4:45 amZZZZ
The draw has been made for the quarter-finals of the Ulster Plate with some intriguing ties down for decision.
T20 tri-series stepping stone to World Cup T20 tri-series stepping stone to World Cup ( ) ZZZZ4:28 amZZZZ
The squad will play four T20I matches as part a Tri-Series tournament being held in the Netherlands between Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands.
Wilson makes instant impression for Knights Wilson makes instant impression for Knights ( ) ZZZZ11:33 pmZZZZ
New Ireland T20 captain Gary Wilson made an instant impression on his white-ball debut for Northern Knights in Cork.
Humphreys stars as NCU beat NW in U15 interpro Humphreys stars as NCU beat NW in U15 interpro ( ) ZZZZ9:12 pmZZZZ
Matthew Humphreys played a starring role as the NCU Under 15’s got the better of their NW counterparts in the opening match of the interpro series at Wallace Park.
New Zealand crush Ireland again New Zealand crush Ireland again ( ) ZZZZ7:42 pmZZZZ
New Zealand score over 400 yet again as they beat Ireland by a whopping 306 runs at The Hills.
Warriors spurn golden opportunity Warriors spurn golden opportunity ( ) ZZZZ10:27 pmZZZZ
The NW Warriors spurned a golden opportunity to beat defending champions Leinster Lightning in their T20 interpro clash, while Gary Wilson hits 80 as the Knights beat Munster.
Slaughter of the innocents Slaughter of the innocents ( ) ZZZZ9:24 pmZZZZ
New Zealand Women smash records as they massacre Ireland Women in the first ODI at YMCA.
Gary Wilson selected for the Northern Knights Gary Wilson selected for the Northern Knights ( ) ZZZZ11:00 amZZZZ
Knights missing seven players for their T20 against Munster Reds at the Mardyke.
Ten internationals named in Lightning squad Ten internationals named in Lightning squad ( ) ZZZZ2:25 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning have named a strong squad for their T20 contest with NW Warriors.
McClintock replaces Scanlon for Lightning battle McClintock replaces Scanlon for Lightning battle ( ) ZZZZ1:00 amZZZZ
Donemana all-rounder William McClintock has been called into the Warriors squad for Friday's T20 clash with Leinster Lightning at Bready.
Porterfield steps down as Ireland T20 skipper Porterfield steps down as Ireland T20 skipper ( ) ZZZZ7:47 pmZZZZ
GARY Wilson is the new Ireland T20 captain after William Porterfield stepped down ahead of next week’s Tri-Series in the Netherlands.
Dominant New Zealand crush Ireland Dominant New Zealand crush Ireland ( ) ZZZZ7:32 pmZZZZ
New Zealand beat Ireland by ten wickets in the opening match of their series in Dublin, despite a spirited display with the bat by the Girls in Green.
Wilson replaces Porterfield as T20 captain Wilson replaces Porterfield as T20 captain ( ) ZZZZ4:29 amZZZZ
There are returns to the fold for George Dockrell, Peter Chase and the Durham pairing of Barry McCarthy and Stuart Poynter.
Ford keen to increase talent pool Ford keen to increase talent pool ( ) ZZZZ3:52 amZZZZ
Graham Ford, the Ireland head coach, says that he hopes to increase Irish cricket’s talent pool by “luring” young athletes away from rugby, football and Gaelic games.
Munster Reds name squad for Knights clash Munster Reds name squad for Knights clash ( ) ZZZZ3:42 amZZZZ
Cork County duo Abubakar Saddique and Morne Bauer replace Robert Forrest and Diarmuid Carey who are both unavailable.
Only way is up for Ireland T20 side Only way is up for Ireland T20 side ( ) ZZZZ1:22 amZZZZ
EXACTLY a month after the heady excitement of the inaugural Test match, the Ireland squad will be in T20 mode when they take on Netherlands and Scotland in a Tri-Series in Holland next week. And the only way is up.
A world record seventh wicket partnership in List A matches A world record seventh wicket partnership in List A matches ( ) ZZZZ10:45 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning ease to an emphatic 53 runs victory over Northern Knights.
Dockrell and Singh put Knights to the sword Dockrell and Singh put Knights to the sword ( ) ZZZZ1:19 amZZZZ
SIMI SINGH and George Dockrell shared a world record unbeaten seventh-wicket partnership of 215 as Leinster recovered from early woes to beat the Northern Knights by 53 runs.
Records tumble as Lightning slay Knights Records tumble as Lightning slay Knights ( ) ZZZZ8:55 pmZZZZ
A world record seventh wicket stand of 215 for List-A cricket between Simi Singh and George Dockrell was the highlight of Lightning’s remarkable 53-run win against Northern Knights at Milverton.
Knights make three changes Knights make three changes ( ) ZZZZ7:29 amZZZZ
Mark Adair has been recalled to the Northern Knights squad for the Inter-provincial Cup game against Leinster Lightning at The Hills.
Warke century leads NCU to victory in U17 interpro Warke century leads NCU to victory in U17 interpro ( ) ZZZZ7:59 pmZZZZ
Harry Warke’s brilliant century led the NCU Under 17’s to victory in the opening fixture of the interpro series as they beat the NW by 85 runs at The Bleachgreen, Ardmore.
Adair back for Knights clash with Lightning Adair back for Knights clash with Lightning ( ) ZZZZ5:08 amZZZZ
Mark Adair returns to the Northern Knights squad for their 50-over clash with Leinster Lightning at The Hills.
Ireland set for Lord's Test? Ireland set for Lord's Test? ( ) ZZZZ1:18 amZZZZ
Ireland and England in discussions over Test Match at Lord's in 2019.
NW name Under 15 squad NW name Under 15 squad ( ) ZZZZ11:58 pmZZZZ
There are four players from Eglinton included in the North West Under 15 squad that will be playing in the interprovincial tournament this month.
Anderson century leads Lightning to victory Anderson century leads Lightning to victory ( ) ZZZZ11:31 pmZZZZ
JOHN ANDERSON’S brilliant unbeaten 123 led Leinster Lightning to a five-wicket win after a sporting declaration by Northern Knights saw the Dubliners successfully chase 268 to clinch victory with two overs to spare.
Tomlinson and Kavanagh star in Dragons win Tomlinson and Kavanagh star in Dragons win ( ) ZZZZ9:48 pmZZZZ
Kerrie Tomlinson and Shauna Kavanagh were both among the runs as The Dragons beat The Scorchers by 45 runs in their match at Merrion.
NCU unveil youth squads NCU unveil youth squads ( ) ZZZZ7:47 pmZZZZ
The NCU has announced their Under 15 and Under 17 squads and details of the Summer Programme for 2018.
O'Brien returns for Lightning clash with Knights O'Brien returns for Lightning clash with Knights ( ) ZZZZ7:23 pmZZZZ
Irish international Kevin O'Brien and Leinster all-rounder Joe Carroll have been named in the Leinster Lightning squad that will take on the Northern Knights at The Hills.
Lightning time their chase to perfection Lightning time their chase to perfection ( ) ZZZZ5:19 amZZZZ
Normal order was restored as Leinster Lightning hit the top of the Inter-provincial table with a superbly timed chase to beat Northern Knights by five wickets at a sun-kissed Comber.
Excellent second day for Northern Knights Excellent second day for Northern Knights ( ) ZZZZ12:45 amZZZZ
An unbroken second wicket partnership of 76 between Chris Dougherty and James McCollum gave the Northern Knights a 71 run lead going into the final day.
Knights fightback puts Lightning on back foot Knights fightback puts Lightning on back foot ( ) ZZZZ8:28 pmZZZZ
Three wickets apiece from Harry Tector and James Cameron-Dow, coupled with an unbroken stand of 76 between James McCollum and Chris Dougherty gave the Northern Knights possibly their best day in the six-year Championship history against Leinster Lightning.
Waldron and Metcalfe star at Wormsley Waldron and Metcalfe star at Wormsley ( ) ZZZZ3:31 amZZZZ
Irish internationals Mary Waldron and Ciara Metcalfe played starring roles helping their Sir JP Getty XI to victory over a Fair Play XI at Wormsley.
Advantage Lightning in interpro clash Advantage Lightning in interpro clash ( ) ZZZZ6:05 amZZZZ
When the players went in for lunch with the Northern Knights, having won the toss, 60-4, it looked to be a familiar story of Leinster Lightning dominance in the first class fixture between the teams.
McCollum and Getkate ensure honours even McCollum and Getkate ensure honours even ( ) ZZZZ7:55 pmZZZZ
Half centuries from James McCollum and Shane Getkate led a Northern Knights fight-back on the first day of their Championship clash against Leinster Lightning at Comber.
Delany half century lifts Typhoons Delany half century lifts Typhoons ( ) ZZZZ6:41 amZZZZ
Laura Delany top scored with 61 to lead the Typhoons to victory against the Scorchers in their 50-over game at Rathmines.
Warriors cruise to victory in 1-day match Warriors cruise to victory in 1-day match ( ) ZZZZ11:14 amZZZZ
Tough 3-day match at Comber ahead for the Northern Knights against Leinster Lightning as they seek their first win in any format.
Warriors cruise home against Knights Warriors cruise home against Knights ( ) ZZZZ10:45 amZZZZ
A 158-run opening stand between William Porterfield and David Rankin was the highlight of North West Warriors 8-wicket Interprovincial Cup win over the Northern Knights.
Leinster launch U15 defence with convincing win Leinster launch U15 defence with convincing win ( ) ZZZZ9:57 amZZZZ
Leinster launched their title defence with an emphatic seven-wicket win against the Southern XI at Terenure.
Squads named for busy interpro week Squads named for busy interpro week ( ) ZZZZ6:19 amZZZZ
It's the start of a busy four days for the Northern Knights as they take on NW Warriors in a 50-over game, followed by a three-day Championship clash at Comber against Leinster Lightning.
Joyce hundred lights up Super 3 thriller Joyce hundred lights up Super 3 thriller ( ) ZZZZ6:01 amZZZZ
Cecelia Joyce hit a brilliant century to lead the Dragons to a 24-run win against the Scorchers in a high scoring thriller at Oak Hill.
Lightning claim second bonus point win Lightning claim second bonus point win ( ) ZZZZ11:06 pmZZZZ
Leinster Lightning consolidated their position at the top of the T20 inter-provincial table with a second bonus point victory, this time by 38 runs over a disappointing Northern Knights side.
End of a legend as Joyce retires End of a legend as Joyce retires ( ) ZZZZ1:06 pmZZZZ
Back in the late 1980s a few of us who had been in college together used meet up every Sunday night. The weekends would be autopsied – the gigs we’d enjoyed, the matches we’d played or watched.
End of an era as Joyce retires End of an era as Joyce retires ( ) ZZZZ12:59 amZZZZ
That push to leg at Malahide, the optimistic call and those 39-year-old legs just unable to beat the direct hit proved to be the end and means the first Test match for Ireland’s greatest batsman will also be his last.
Joyce confirms retirement Joyce confirms retirement ( ) ZZZZ4:47 amZZZZ
Ed Joyce has announced his retirement from playing all forms of international and domestic cricket. He will take up a new role overseeing leadership development and as a batting coach in the Irish performance system.
Wins for Lightning and Warriors Wins for Lightning and Warriors ( ) ZZZZ2:22 pmZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie struck a rapid 79 to lead Leinster Lightning to a 38-run win over Northern Knights in a high scoring match at Shaw’s Bridge.
Tributes pour in for Joyce Tributes pour in for Joyce ( ) ZZZZ1:53 pmZZZZ
TRIBUTES poured in for Ed Joyce, Ireland’s greatest batsman, who has announced his retirement from all cricket, just eight days after completing his dream of becoming a Test match player.
Stormont in line for Test match Stormont in line for Test match ( ) ZZZZ12:51 amZZZZ
STORMONT could host a Test match as early as next year with the Belfast venue set to become “second choice” to Malahide for the big matches over the next four years.
National Cup draw National Cup draw ( ) ZZZZ9:43 amZZZZ
Two times winners Rush have been handed a home draw against a strong Lisburn side in the game of the round.
Huge ties in last 16 of Irish Senior Cup Huge ties in last 16 of Irish Senior Cup ( ) ZZZZ9:13 amZZZZ
Holders Waringstown have been handed a home draw against Dublin kingpins YMCA in the draw for the last 16 of the Irish Senior Cup.
ICC T20 honours for O'Reilly and Lewis ICC T20 honours for O'Reilly and Lewis ( ) ZZZZ8:14 amZZZZ
Gaby Lewis and Lucy O'Reilly have been named in the ICC Women's Global Development Squad which will play the ECB Kia Super League teams in mid July.
Leinster Lightning name IP20 squad Leinster Lightning name IP20 squad ( ) ZZZZ6:31 amZZZZ
The Leinster Lightning have announced their squad for Friday nights clash with the Knights at Shaw's Bridge.
Getkate to skipper Knights Getkate to skipper Knights ( ) ZZZZ2:08 pmZZZZ
Shane Getkate will skipper the Northern Knights in their T20 interpro clash against Leinster Lightning at Shaw's Bridge.
Three changes to Munster squad Three changes to Munster squad ( ) ZZZZ11:11 pmZZZZ
There are three changes from the squad that were defeated by Leinster Lightning last Friday, with Ruadhán Jones and Jack Carty stepping out, while Nicolaas Pretorius and David Delany return to the fold from last year.
Macbeth replaces Lazars in Warriors squad Macbeth replaces Lazars in Warriors squad ( ) ZZZZ2:04 pmZZZZ
Brigade opening bowler Ryan MacBeth has been recalled to the Warriors squad for Friday's interpro clash against Munster Reds at Eglinton.
Ireland select squads for busy summer Ireland select squads for busy summer ( ) ZZZZ1:41 pmZZZZ
Ireland has announced the final squads for the women’s international cricket matches this summer, as well as the final 14 players who will head to the Women’s World T20 Qualifier tournament in the Netherlands.
Kane keeps cool to seal Merrion win Kane keeps cool to seal Merrion win ( ) ZZZZ7:38 amZZZZ
Tyrone Kane was the star for Merrion as they won the match of the day in the first round of the Irish Cup in a thrilling finale.
National Cup round-up National Cup round-up ( ) ZZZZ3:46 pmZZZZ
Two times winners Rush are safely through to the last sixteen of the National Cup after an impressive bowling display saw them dismiss Cliftonville Academy for just 97.
Day of high drama in Super 3's Day of high drama in Super 3's ( ) ZZZZ2:03 pmZZZZ
It was a day of high drama in the Super 3 series with last over finishes in the two games that managed to beat the weather at a cold and blustery Oak Hill.
Honours even as Bolts and Knights share spoils Honours even as Bolts and Knights share spoils ( ) ZZZZ10:35 pmZZZZ
It was a case of honours even as the Emerging Knights and Lightning Bolts played a two-match T20 series at Laurelvale.
No Test bonanza for Ireland No Test bonanza for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ9:48 pmZZZZ
It was an extraordinary match, one that showed why the five-day format is venerated by lovers of the game above the overs versions.
Just what the Doc ordered Just what the Doc ordered ( ) ZZZZ9:40 pmZZZZ
Chris Dougherty turned CIYMS’s Irish Cup tie into a solo performance to knock out five-time winners North County.
Eye on future for T20 squad Eye on future for T20 squad ( ) ZZZZ9:33 pmZZZZ
Head coach Graham Ford was at Stormont on Friday night as the countdown to the next Ireland squad announcement got under way.
Merrion win thriller at Donemana Merrion win thriller at Donemana ( ) ZZZZ7:20 amZZZZ
There will be eight Leinster sides in the last 16 of the Irish Cup after a pulsating day's play across Ireland.
Seven NCU sides in last 16 of Irish Cup Seven NCU sides in last 16 of Irish Cup ( ) ZZZZ6:12 amZZZZ
It was an excellent day for NCU teams in the Irish Senior Cup with five of the six teams in action joining holders Waringstown and Instonians in the last 16 of Ireland's premier cup competition.
Shillington smashes Scorchers Shillington smashes Scorchers ( ) ZZZZ11:18 pmZZZZ
Clare Shillington thumps unbeaten 68 as Typhoons beat Scorchers by ten wickets.
Delany stars as Lightning crush Munster Delany stars as Lightning crush Munster ( ) ZZZZ1:21 pmZZZZ
Gareth Delany hits superb 77, while Lightning skipper George Dockrell took three wickets in comfortable 80-run win.
Bready trio star as Warriors beat Knights Bready trio star as Warriors beat Knights ( ) ZZZZ1:13 pmZZZZ
The Bready triumvirate of David Rankin, Craig Young and David Scanlon combined to lead the NW Warriors to a 25-run win over the Northern Knights at a sun-drenched Stormont in their T20 opener.
Sorensen returns to interpro action Sorensen returns to interpro action ( ) ZZZZ8:19 amZZZZ
EIGHT of Ireland’s Test match squad return to provincial duty tomorrow night when the Twenty20 Trophy begins in Belfast and Dublin.
Route 66 for O'Brien Route 66 for O'Brien ( ) ZZZZ8:14 amZZZZ
KEVIN O’Brien has broken into the Test match batting rankings at No 66 in the world after his second innings century in Ireland’s debut against Pakistan.
McBrine hopes to get over Test disappointment McBrine hopes to get over Test disappointment ( ) ZZZZ5:43 amZZZZ
Andy McBrine hopes to get over the disappointment of missing out on the first Test match with two victories in 24 hours for North West Warriors and Donemana.
Test hero O'Brien star draw for Lightning Test hero O'Brien star draw for Lightning ( ) ZZZZ7:53 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning have unveiled their squad as they start their defence of their Inter-Provincial T20 crown against Munster Reds on Friday at Sydney Parade.
No fairytale ending for Ireland No fairytale ending for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ7:36 amZZZZ
THERE was no miracle in Malahide as Ireland’s dream of becoming only the second team to win their first Test match was ended 10 minutes before tea.
Ireland pass the Test Ireland pass the Test ( ) ZZZZ2:45 pmZZZZ
It was a privilege to be at this beautiful ground to witness an event that a few years ago I would never have dreamt was possible.
Munster hit by availability problems Munster hit by availability problems ( ) ZZZZ2:29 amZZZZ
Injury and exam commitments means it's a much changed Munster squad that takes on four-times T20 winners Leinster Lightning.
Porterfield named in Warriors squad Porterfield named in Warriors squad ( ) ZZZZ2:22 amZZZZ
William Porterfield has been named in a 12-man Warriors squad for their T20 interpro clash with Northern Knights in Belfast on Friday.
No Miracle of Malahide No Miracle of Malahide ( ) ZZZZ1:51 amZZZZ
The Miracle of Malahide did not materialise on the final day of Ireland's first Test match but the new boys gave Pakistan a mighty scare and pushed the visitors all the way before succumbing to a respectable five-wicket defeat shortly before tea.
O'Brien the hero as Ireland dare to dream O'Brien the hero as Ireland dare to dream ( ) ZZZZ7:32 amZZZZ
IT was just after 6.15pm that Kevin O’Brien pushed a ball from Mohammad Amir through the covers for runs that made him a national hero, for the second time in his career.
O'Brien takes centre stage O'Brien takes centre stage ( ) ZZZZ7:11 amZZZZ
Niall O'Brien was the hero when Ireland beat Pakistan at the 2007 World Cup, scoring a calm and assured 72 amid all the madness as Trent Johnston's team of part-timers shocked the world of cricket at Sabina Park, Kingston.
Munster Reds v Lightning T20 moved to Pembroke Munster Reds v Lightning T20 moved to Pembroke ( ) ZZZZ5:52 amZZZZ
Conditions at the Mardyke have made it necessary to move this week's game to Dublin.
O'Brien century has Ireland in dreamland O'Brien century has Ireland in dreamland ( ) ZZZZ1:35 amZZZZ
Kevin O'Brien wrote himself into the record books again at Malahide by scoring Ireland's first Test century, an epic knock that allowed the new boys to dream of a comeback victory over Pakistan that would match any of the storylines in the game's rich history.
Ireland show great character Ireland show great character ( ) ZZZZ3:45 pmZZZZ
But as anyone who has ever suffered a hangover knows, though the morning may be bad, and the afternoon even worse, by evening time, you can often feel back to your best and ready for any challenge.
Aideen Rice part of history Aideen Rice part of history ( ) ZZZZ1:07 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland is not just making history on the field this week, it is also breaking new ground in the committee box.
Ireland fightback after Pakistan reality check Ireland fightback after Pakistan reality check ( ) ZZZZ1:00 amZZZZ
Ed Joyce gave shell-shocked Ireland a glimmer of hope in Malahide by adding an unbeaten 64 with fellow opener William Porterfield after the Test match new boys were shot out for 130 and asked to follow on 180 runs behind.
Resilient Ireland have hope after Pakistan blitz Resilient Ireland have hope after Pakistan blitz ( ) ZZZZ11:35 amZZZZ
Day 3 of Ireland's first ever Test is one that few will forget after William Porterfield's side were forced to follow-on after a dominant bowling display from Pakistan.
Proud day for Irish cricket Proud day for Irish cricket ( ) ZZZZ11:32 amZZZZ
The new cap ceremony is always a proud moment as a young man or woman is welcomed into the elite circle. Yesterday in Malahide it was a bit different, as there were eleven players lined up to collect their two caps – one for wearing on the field and a golden, betassled one for the mantelpiece.
Pakistan fightback leaves Ireland in trouble Pakistan fightback leaves Ireland in trouble ( ) ZZZZ11:30 amZZZZ
The cliché has it that football is a game of two halves, but Test cricket is a game of four quarters, with each innings obeying different laws of dynamics.
Ireland pass Pakistan Test Ireland pass Pakistan Test ( ) ZZZZ2:14 amZZZZ
Pakistan were 159-6, the sun was shining, the 5,000-strong crowd at Malahide Cricket Club were cheering every delivery, and Ireland's first full day of Test cricket was promising to be one of the great days of Irish sport.
Ireland take financial hit Ireland take financial hit ( ) ZZZZ7:54 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland is set to lose around £65,000 after their first day of Test cricket was abandoned without a ball bowled.
Ireland ready for Test debut Ireland ready for Test debut ( ) ZZZZ1:45 amZZZZ
It is a pinch-me moment for everyone connected with Irish cricket as Ireland becomes the 11th Test nation, the first to play a debut Test since 2000.
Test ahead for McBrine Test ahead for McBrine ( ) ZZZZ11:30 pmZZZZ
The five-day contest will be the most viewed sporting event ever to take place in Ireland, and for North West born Boyd Rankin, William Porterfield, Stuart Thompson, Craig Young and Andy McBrine, it will be one of the most memorable weeks of their lives.
From three lions to three shamrocks From three lions to three shamrocks ( ) ZZZZ2:57 amZZZZ
When the teams line up for the anthems ahead of Ireland's inaugural Test match against Pakistan at Malahide Cricket Club, two cricketers will look down at the three shamrocks on their shirt with particular pride.
Heroes aplenty on road to Tests Heroes aplenty on road to Tests ( ) ZZZZ12:06 amZZZZ
It's been some journey. When the teams line up on Friday morning at Malahide for Ireland's first Test match - yes, Test match - those of us lucky enough to have enjoyed the ride will have a quiet smile as we recall the bumps in the road as well as the triumphs along the way.
Stirling fit and raring to go Stirling fit and raring to go ( ) ZZZZ11:46 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling dispelled any doubts about his fitness and is excited about playing his part in Ireland’s inaugural Test, against Pakistan, at Malahide.
Ford in two minds ahead of Pakistan Test Ford in two minds ahead of Pakistan Test ( ) ZZZZ9:57 amZZZZ
Ireland coach Graham Ford has admitted he is caught between using his experienced players in this week's inaugural Test match and planning for the future.
Guerrilla warfare on the airwaves Guerrilla warfare on the airwaves ( ) ZZZZ9:53 amZZZZ
It is notorious for its irreverence and anti-establishment stance, not to mention a fair smattering of F-bombs. Henry Blofeld it most definitely is not.
As Test cricket dawns, it's the end of an era (2) As Test cricket dawns, it's the end of an era (2) ( ) ZZZZ12:38 amZZZZ
The second part of Odran Flynn's review looks at Ireland's progress from 2005 to 2017.
Sorensen snapped up by Munster Reds Sorensen snapped up by Munster Reds ( ) ZZZZ1:55 amZZZZ
Former Irish international Max Sorensen has been drafted into the Munster Reds squad for the 2018 T20 interpro series.
Young replaces Smith in Test squad Young replaces Smith in Test squad ( ) ZZZZ1:51 pmZZZZ
Nathan Smith has been withdrawn from the Test Match squad, and Ireland have called up Craig Young as cover ahead of Friday’s Test Match.
Smith delighted at Ireland call-up Smith delighted at Ireland call-up ( ) ZZZZ12:17 amZZZZ
NATHAN Smith sat out Instonians’ opening T20 Cup match as he begins the countdown to what could be a memorable Ireland debut on Friday – in the first men’s Test match against Pakistan at Malahide.
Dragons make it 3 out of 3 Dragons make it 3 out of 3 ( ) ZZZZ12:11 amZZZZ
The Super 3 series continued on Sunday with three games at Sydney Parade and it's the Dragons who gained the bragging rights as they top the table.
Ford explains McCarthy omission Ford explains McCarthy omission ( ) ZZZZ3:43 amZZZZ
Ireland Head Coach Graham Ford explains the reasons Durham seamer Barry McCarthy missed out on a place in the Test squad.
Rankin relishing second chance Rankin relishing second chance ( ) ZZZZ2:49 amZZZZ
AS the Ireland squad look forward to their first Test match on Friday, one player can’t wait to play his second and, this time, he hopes to take in the magnitude of the occasion.
Stirling injury doubt ahead of Pakistan clash Stirling injury doubt ahead of Pakistan clash ( ) ZZZZ2:12 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling is an injury doubt before this week’s Test match after being rested for Middlesex’s ongoing County Championship match against Sussex.
Lewis gets Dragons off to winning start Lewis gets Dragons off to winning start ( ) ZZZZ7:38 amZZZZ
Gaby Lewis starred to lead the Dragons to a winning start in the Super 3 series at Merrion
New era for Irish cricket New era for Irish cricket ( ) ZZZZ1:32 pmZZZZ
THE new era in Irish cricket has started earlier than expected with three surprises and a new cap in the expanded squad of 14 named for next week’s historic first Test match against Pakistan.
Niall O'Brien upbeat despite Warriors draw Niall O'Brien upbeat despite Warriors draw ( ) ZZZZ12:59 amZZZZ
Niall O'Brien was upbeat despite the NW Warriors being unable to seal what would have been a historic first Championship win against Leinster Lightning in Dublin.
Lightning preserve unbeaten record Lightning preserve unbeaten record ( ) ZZZZ8:47 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning preserved their now six-year unbeaten record in the inter-provincial championship but it needed two internationals to thwart a resurgent North West Warriors.
Shock selections in Ireland squad Shock selections in Ireland squad ( ) ZZZZ5:16 amZZZZ
Ireland's selectors have pulled a few surprises out of the hat for their maiden Test against Pakistan next week. Tyrone Kane and Nathan Smith preferred instead of Barry McCarthy, Craig Young and Peter Chase.
O'Brien denies Warriors famous victory O'Brien denies Warriors famous victory ( ) ZZZZ12:20 amZZZZ
Kevin O'Brien's stubborn half century denied the NW Warriors their first championship victory over Leinster Lightning as the defending champions escaped with a draw on the final day at Pembroke.
You can't have your cake and eat it You can't have your cake and eat it ( ) ZZZZ10:24 pmZZZZ
Angus Fraser, the Middlesex director of cricket, has backed plans to classify Ireland internationals as overseas players in English domestic cricket from 2019.
Super 3 Series starts Friday Super 3 Series starts Friday ( ) ZZZZ9:39 amZZZZ
The opening clash – a T20 between the Dragons and Typhoons at Merrion Cricket Club - will be followed by the defending champions the Scorchers playing a T20 double-header on Sunday at Pembroke
Wonderful Warriors stay in control Wonderful Warriors stay in control ( ) ZZZZ9:33 amZZZZ
North West Warriors enjoyed another wonderful second day at Pembroke against Leinster Lightning, but it will still need a herculean effort to claim their first three-day victory over the inter-provincial champions.
As Test cricket dawns, it's the end of an era (1) As Test cricket dawns, it's the end of an era (1) ( ) ZZZZ6:44 amZZZZ
With Test cricket on the immediate horizon, it's the end of an era for many of the golden generation. First of a two-part analysis by Odran Fynn.
Balbirnie halts Warriors victory charge Balbirnie halts Warriors victory charge ( ) ZZZZ12:23 amZZZZ
The NW Warriors maintained total control of their Championship clash with Leinster Lightning despite a defiant unbeaten hundred from Andrew Balbirnie on his home ground.
Thompson makes case for Test call Thompson makes case for Test call ( ) ZZZZ6:00 amZZZZ
Stuart Thompson put his name in the frame for a Test match call-up with a century for North West Warriors against a full-strength Leinster Lightning attack on the first day of the inter-provincial season at Pembroke.
Thompson and O'Brien score centuries as Warriors dominate Thompson and O'Brien score centuries as Warriors dominate ( ) ZZZZ12:07 amZZZZ
Stuart Thompson and Niall O'Brien hit unbeaten centuries as they shared a record-breaking partnership of 265 on a day dominated by the NW Warriors against defending champions Leinster Lightning.
Test places still up for grabs Test places still up for grabs ( ) ZZZZ5:01 amZZZZ
Graham Ford insists there are still places available in next week’s Test match squad when Lightning and Warriors square up at Pembroke over the next three days in the opening first class match of the season.
Fixture bonanza looms for Ireland Fixture bonanza looms for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ8:36 amZZZZ
Ireland will have 60-65 home internationals, including 15 Test matches, over the next six years, the Cricket Ireland Annual meeting was told.
Lightning look to strike again Lightning look to strike again ( ) ZZZZ5:03 amZZZZ
Lightning, who have secured 13 of the 15 trophies available to them since the Interpros started, will look to add three more this year under the leadership of Albert van der Merwe and captain, George Dockrell.
Rice makes history Rice makes history ( ) ZZZZ1:41 pmZZZZ
History was made at the Cricket Ireland annual meeting today when Aideen Rice became the first female President of Cricket Ireland.
Smith and McCollum impress in latest Test trial Smith and McCollum impress in latest Test trial ( ) ZZZZ11:33 pmZZZZ
The Northern Knights duo of Nathan Smith and James McCollum were the players to shine on a bitterly cold day at Sydney Parade.
Smith to the four in Test trial Smith to the four in Test trial ( ) ZZZZ11:28 amZZZZ
The Instonians opening bowler forced his way into Ireland consideration with five wickets for the Wolves last year and he took four wickets in the second Test trial game in Dublin.
New Zealand name squad for Irish series New Zealand name squad for Irish series ( ) ZZZZ12:42 amZZZZ
The White Ferns have unveiled their squad for next month's tour of Ireland and England.
Rankin and Porterfield included in Warriors squad Rankin and Porterfield included in Warriors squad ( ) ZZZZ3:21 amZZZZ
The North-West warriors have been handed a major boost with the inclusion of both Boyd Rankin and Ireland captain William Porterfield for their clash with defending champions Leinster Lightning.
Day Two washed out at Merrion Day Two washed out at Merrion ( ) ZZZZ12:21 amZZZZ
GRAHAM Ford’s hopes of having eight days’ cricket for players and selectors before the squad for the first Test is chosen were dashed on day two when the second day of the trial game was abandoned without a ball bowled.
Lightning announce squad for Warriors clash Lightning announce squad for Warriors clash ( ) ZZZZ8:03 amZZZZ
Lightning announce strong squad for interpro three-day game against Warriors.
Pembroke to host interpro 3-dayer Pembroke to host interpro 3-dayer ( ) ZZZZ3:30 amZZZZ
The venue for the first match of the Inter-Provincial Championships next week has been moved from Oak Hill to Pembroke.
Balbirnie passes the Test Balbirnie passes the Test ( ) ZZZZ11:20 amZZZZ
Andrew Balbirnie scored a hundred in the Test trial, with Tyrone Kane the best of the bowlers taking five of the 13 wickets to fall on a manufactured day.
Who does best for Ireland in red-ball cricket? Who does best for Ireland in red-ball cricket? ( ) ZZZZ2:14 amZZZZ
However, there have been six first-class red-ball contests between Ireland and the ‘A’ sides of the test-playing nations, plus Jamaica, in the last eight years which are worth considering.
Umpiring team unveiled for Malahide Umpiring team unveiled for Malahide ( ) ZZZZ9:32 amZZZZ
The umpiring team for next month's Test match at Malahide has been confirmed.
Malahide in top condition ahead of Test Malahide in top condition ahead of Test ( ) ZZZZ10:18 amZZZZ
Despite the recent poor weather, groundsman Philip Frost says "it's shaping up very nicely" for the five-day game against Pakistan which starts on May 11th.
26 players named for Test trial 26 players named for Test trial ( ) ZZZZ5:18 amZZZZ
Ireland have announced the Intra-Squad teams that will play two 2-day warm-up games in late April.
Death of Wilson Scott Death of Wilson Scott ( ) ZZZZ5:05 amZZZZ
Following the death of Wilson Scott on Wednesday, as a tribute we reproduce his biography by Edward Liddle.
David Kennedy David Kennedy ( ) ZZZZ12:09 amZZZZ
On his 45th birthday we take a look at the career of one-cap wonder David Kennedy.
Carson takes five wickets for Sussex Carson takes five wickets for Sussex ( ) ZZZZ9:40 pmZZZZ
18 year-old Waringstown teenager Jack Carson has taken a five-wicket haul for Sussex in their second XI match against their Essex counterparts.
When Northern Ireland beat Bangladesh When Northern Ireland beat Bangladesh ( ) ZZZZ11:35 pmZZZZ
A hugely talented team with a great blend of youth and experience. We let South Africa get off the hook and despite being the lowest ranked team made the others take notice, including a famous win against Bangladesh who would be made a Test nation shortly afterwards.
Knights snap up Tector and Rock Knights snap up Tector and Rock ( ) ZZZZ1:04 amZZZZ
Ireland's top two batsmen at the Under-19 World Cup will be playing for Northern Knights this season.
Pakistan name experimental squad Pakistan name experimental squad ( ) ZZZZ9:34 pmZZZZ
Pakistan have named a much changed experimental squad for their forthcoming Test tour of Ireland and England.
Who cuts the mustard against the big boys? Who cuts the mustard against the big boys? ( ) ZZZZ7:45 amZZZZ
With Ireland’s accession into men’s Test cricket, there has been lots of speculation and comment on who may or not be able to make the ‘step up’ to the toughest form of the game.
Milestone for Murtagh Milestone for Murtagh ( ) ZZZZ9:08 pmZZZZ
Tim Murtagh passed the milestone of 700 first-class wickets during Middlesex's County Championship clash with Northants at the weekend.
Noel Cantwell ashes to be scattered at Mardyke Noel Cantwell ashes to be scattered at Mardyke ( ) ZZZZ8:48 pmZZZZ
The ashes of Noel Cantwell, one of Cork and Ireland's greatest sportsmen, are to be scattered on the cricket pitch at the famous Mardyke ground.
Kane keen for second chance Kane keen for second chance ( ) ZZZZ7:25 pmZZZZ
Tyrone Kane is staying loyal to Merrion and Leinster Lightning despite another bitter blow as he was excluded from the 2018 Cricket Ireland contracts list for both the senior squad and interpros.
End of the Golden Generation End of the Golden Generation ( ) ZZZZ7:36 pmZZZZ
Ireland’s recent failure to qualify for the 2019 World Cup is undoubtedly a sad way for a number of the ‘Golden Generation’ of experienced Irish players to finish their tournament experience for the national team.
Extra matches arranged after latest Wolves cancellation Extra matches arranged after latest Wolves cancellation ( ) ZZZZ4:57 amZZZZ
Ireland have arranged two extra two-day games after Ireland Wolves scheduled tour of England this weekend was postponed.
Wolves game cancelled against Knights Wolves game cancelled against Knights ( ) ZZZZ12:10 amZZZZ
Budget constraints and player availability problems have led to the cancellation of the scheduled Northern Knights clash against Ireland Wolves.
Cancellation of Wolves game branded absolute disgrace Cancellation of Wolves game branded absolute disgrace ( ) ZZZZ10:52 pmZZZZ
The decision to scrap the scheduled three-day game between a Northern Knights XI and an Ireland Wolves XI has drawn considerable ire with one ex-international branding the move 'an absolute disgrace'.
Time against Ireland after Taunton horror show Time against Ireland after Taunton horror show ( ) ZZZZ12:06 amZZZZ
If there was any doubt about the size of Ireland’s task in their inaugural Test match next month, it was exposed for all to see at Taunton over the weekend - and time is suddenly against them.
Rain saves Ireland as final day washed out Rain saves Ireland as final day washed out ( ) ZZZZ10:13 pmZZZZ
The fourth and final day at Taunton was washed out to enable Ireland to salvage a draw against Somerset in a game when little went right for the Irish.
Little to cheer in Ireland performance Little to cheer in Ireland performance ( ) ZZZZ10:35 amZZZZ
Ian Callender's report on the third and what proved to be the final day of Ireland's match with Somerset.
Davey and Trescothick pile on the agony Davey and Trescothick pile on the agony ( ) ZZZZ8:44 pmZZZZ
Ireland's troubles continued on Sunday as they were left totally outclassed by Somerset on a day to forget.
Ireland struggles continue at Somerset Ireland struggles continue at Somerset ( ) ZZZZ8:50 pmZZZZ
Rain meant just 30 overs were possible on the second day of Ireland's four-day friendly against Somerset at Taunton.
Tector impresses in Taunton Tector impresses in Taunton ( ) ZZZZ7:27 amZZZZ
Ireland’s first Test match may come too early for Jack Tector but the 21-year-old opening batsman will almost certainly become a mainstay of the newest Full Member nation.
Tector shades Shannon in Test battle Tector shades Shannon in Test battle ( ) ZZZZ3:34 amZZZZ
A top order batting slot could open up for the May 11 showpiece and coach Graham Ford turned it into a head-to-head contest between rookie Jack Tector and previously-tried and discarded James Shannon.
Arthur E. Newton, Somerset CCC and Cahir CC, Co. Tipperary. Arthur E. Newton, Somerset CCC and Cahir CC, Co. Tipperary. ( ) ZZZZ10:24 pmZZZZ
In the late summer of 1893, cricket in Tipperary got a shot in the arm with the appearance of Arthur Edward Newton on the Cahir CC selection.
Ireland suffer chastening first day at Taunton Ireland suffer chastening first day at Taunton ( ) ZZZZ9:00 pmZZZZ
Ireland suffered a chastening day in the field as Somerset racked up 342 for 5 after being put in by stand-in skipper Gary Wilson on a green pitch at Taunton.
Tough day in the field for Ireland Tough day in the field for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ6:38 amZZZZ
Ian Callender reports on Day 1 of Ireland's match versus Somerset in Taunton.
Young raring to go as Ireland face Somerset Young raring to go as Ireland face Somerset ( ) ZZZZ6:29 pmZZZZ
Ireland return to red-ball cricket on Friday when they take on Somerset in a four-day clash at Taunton.
Wilson looking for competitive edge against Somerset Wilson looking for competitive edge against Somerset ( ) ZZZZ5:00 amZZZZ
Gary Wilson wants to keep a competitive edge to Ireland’s four-day game against Somerset, despite the game, which starts this morning at Taunton, not being given first-class status.
Super 3 squads and fixtures Super 3 squads and fixtures ( ) ZZZZ5:10 amZZZZ
The squads and fixtures for the 2018 Super 3’s Series have been revealed, ahead of an exciting season for women’s cricket in Ireland – with team captains giving an assessment of the tournament ahead.
Ireland to play Scotland and Netherlands in T20 tri series Ireland to play Scotland and Netherlands in T20 tri series ( ) ZZZZ2:09 amZZZZ
Ireland, Scotland and The Netherlands will play a T20 tri-series in June.
Porterfield faces anxious wait on knee injury Porterfield faces anxious wait on knee injury ( ) ZZZZ11:55 pmZZZZ
He will see a specialist in the next week to determine the extent of the problem and, with the first Test match just six weeks away, must hope it is nothing serious.
Young replaces Murtagh in Ireland squad Young replaces Murtagh in Ireland squad ( ) ZZZZ3:19 amZZZZ
Craig Young has been called up to the Ireland squad to replace Tim Murtagh for next week's match against Somerset.
Wilson to skipper Ireland in Porterfield absence Wilson to skipper Ireland in Porterfield absence ( ) ZZZZ9:35 amZZZZ
Gary Wilson will skipper Ireland in their four-day clash with Somerset which starts next Friday at the County Ground in Taunton.
Botha appointed CEO of Malawi Botha appointed CEO of Malawi ( ) ZZZZ8:22 amZZZZ
Former Irish international Andre Botha has been appointed the CEO of Malawi Cricket.
Johnston released by NSW Johnston released by NSW ( ) ZZZZ10:46 pmZZZZ
Former Irish international Trent Johnston has been released by New South Wales after three years in charge.
Richardson offers hope for 2023 World Cup Richardson offers hope for 2023 World Cup ( ) ZZZZ10:27 pmZZZZ
ICC chief executive Dave Richardson has pleaded for next year's 10-team World Cup to "be given a chance" but said that although committed to the same format in 2023, that it can be "looked at".
Women squads for busy summer Women squads for busy summer ( ) ZZZZ2:24 amZZZZ
Ireland have revealed their squads for a busy summer which as well as series against New Zealand and Bangladesh includes the T20 World Cup Qualifers in The Netherlands.
Metcalfe confirms Northants switch Metcalfe confirms Northants switch ( ) ZZZZ2:01 amZZZZ
Irish international leg-spinner Ciara Metcalfe has joined Northants for the 2018 season.
After ball-tampering. Whose spirit? Which rules? After ball-tampering. Whose spirit? Which rules? ( ) ZZZZ7:12 amZZZZ
The crystalline outrage that followed footage of members of the Australian Cricket team conspiring to tamper with the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town conceals the moral complexity of the situation.
Ireland averages from the WCQ Ireland averages from the WCQ ( ) ZZZZ9:38 pmZZZZ
Ireland's hopes for a World Cup slot ultimately ended in failure as they lost to Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and West Indies to finish fifth.
Ireland failed to fire Ireland failed to fire ( ) ZZZZ7:56 amZZZZ
For the first time since 2001, Ireland failed to punch above their weight at a global event and as a result, missed out on a ninth successive World Cup.
Tector to lead Ireland Wolves Tector to lead Ireland Wolves ( ) ZZZZ1:26 amZZZZ
Jack Tector will skipper Ireland Wolves on a short tour to play Bath and Gloucestershire Seconds.
O'Hara honoured by MCC O'Hara honoured by MCC ( ) ZZZZ8:47 pmZZZZ
Former Irish umpire Paddy O'Hara has been made a full member of the MCC.
Change needed for Ireland Change needed for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ8:40 pmZZZZ
Ireland's hopes of a fourth successive Cricket World Cup came to a halt on Friday when the Afghans found just a little bit more steel, craft and nerve in a battle worthy of the millions at stake.
Porterfield blasts ICC Porterfield blasts ICC ( ) ZZZZ8:36 pmZZZZ
WILLIAM Porterfield insists that Ireland would have again made the headlines if they had qualified for next year’s World Cup finals in England.
Determined Afghanistan oust Ireland Determined Afghanistan oust Ireland ( ) ZZZZ8:26 amZZZZ
THE Ireland squad head home with a first Test match to look forward to, but they will not be playing in next year’s World Cup in England.
Ireland heartbreak Ireland heartbreak ( ) ZZZZ10:03 pmZZZZ
ASGHAR STANIKZAI provided a stitch in time for Afghanistan while breaking Ireland hearts as the Boys in Green were beaten by five wickets and missed their chance to gatecrash next year’s World Cup.
Ireland handed World Cup lifeline Ireland handed World Cup lifeline ( ) ZZZZ12:00 amZZZZ
Ireland have been handed an unlikely World Cup lifeline after 10/1 outsiders UAE stunned hosts Zimbabwe in a rain affected encounter in Harare.
Irish fate in hands of UAE and weather Irish fate in hands of UAE and weather ( ) ZZZZ4:32 amZZZZ
IRELAND will learn their World Cup fate in the next 48 hours after Scotland saw their bid to reach next year’s finals cruelly ended by an umpiring decision and torrential rain as they lost to the West Indies by 5 runs.
Balbirnie silences the doubters Balbirnie silences the doubters ( ) ZZZZ12:43 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie silenced his doubters with a composed century as Ireland kept alive their faint hopes of reaching next year's World Cup with a comfortable 25-run victory over Scotland in the Super Sixes.
Ireland keep faint hopes alive Ireland keep faint hopes alive ( ) ZZZZ1:14 amZZZZ
It was not the complete performance but Ireland's hopes of reaching next year's World Cup finals are alive and hopeful - for another couple of days at least.
Balbirnie delivers to keep Ireland alive Balbirnie delivers to keep Ireland alive ( ) ZZZZ9:39 amZZZZ
Andrew Balbirnie stroked a career-best century and also became the seventh Ireland batsman to complete 1,000 ODI runs as the 2009 champions defeated traditional rivals and reigning champions Scotland by 25 runs.
World Cup fate out of Irish control World Cup fate out of Irish control ( ) ZZZZ1:16 amZZZZ
ITS now out of Ireland’s hands, but to retain those last lingering hopes of the 2019 World Cup they must first beat Scotland in Harare.
Ireland on the brink after Zimbabwe horror show Ireland on the brink after Zimbabwe horror show ( ) ZZZZ5:45 amZZZZ
Ireland will be playing for little more than pride against Scotland tomorrow after seeing their hopes of a fourth successive appearance in the World Cup all but dashed by a crushing 107-run defeat by Zimbabwe yesterday at the Harare Sports Club.
Seven players awarded interpro contracts Seven players awarded interpro contracts ( ) ZZZZ6:01 amZZZZ
Five come from the Leinster region, two from the NCU, while the North West based players failed to get any.
Zimbabwe loom large for Ireland Zimbabwe loom large for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ1:57 amZZZZ
Ireland's pathway to next year's World Cup finals in England should be a little clearer after the first Super Sixes matches but amid all the various permutations one thing is clear: the Boys in Green must beat Zimbabwe tomorrow at the Harare Sports Club.
Ford looking to drive Ireland forward Ford looking to drive Ireland forward ( ) ZZZZ1:12 pmZZZZ
GRAHAM Ford may have lost his unbeaten record as Ireland coach but insists his side are in a good place going into the two most crucial games Ireland have played in a decade.
One down, three to go One down, three to go ( ) ZZZZ12:49 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling smashed a century and Boyd Rankin ripped out four wickets in 10 balls as Ireland crushed the UAE by 226 runs and charged into the Super Sixes with two points and a much improved run-rate.
Ireland beat UAE to advance to Super Sixes Ireland beat UAE to advance to Super Sixes ( ) ZZZZ7:46 amZZZZ
IRELAND’S progress to the Super Six stage was even easier than expected as UAE again proved canon-fodder for William Porterfield’s side whose 226 runs (DLS) victory was their biggest in a one-day international.
Small margins cost Ireland dearly Small margins cost Ireland dearly ( ) ZZZZ9:49 amZZZZ
BASEBALL is defined as a game of ‘small failures’; its trans-Atlantic cousin can also be like that. It was certainly the case for Ireland in Harare.
Unlucky 13 for Ireland Unlucky 13 for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ8:57 amZZZZ
It proved to be unlucky 13 for Ireland as their 12-match winning run was ended by West Indies who progressed to the Super Six stage of the World Cup qualifying tournament with a 52 runs victory at the Harare Sports Club.
Missed chances leave Ireland in last chance saloon Missed chances leave Ireland in last chance saloon ( ) ZZZZ7:55 amZZZZ
Ireland face a must-win game against the UAE in Harare to keep alive their World Cup hopes after a 52-run loss to the West Indies on Saturday.
Ireland beaten by West Indies Ireland beaten by West Indies ( ) ZZZZ8:39 amZZZZ
Ireland battled hard, and looked the better side early on, but ultimately fell short of the target against the West Indies losing by 52 runs in Harare.
Familiar foe awaits Ireland Familiar foe awaits Ireland ( ) ZZZZ11:04 amZZZZ
Ireland’s World Cup qualification hopes could well be determined over the next 72 hours as they face crucial encounters against tournament favourites West Indies and one of the surprise packages UAE.
McBrine hoping for West Indies opportunity McBrine hoping for West Indies opportunity ( ) ZZZZ4:59 amZZZZ
The North West Warriors captain recorded his most economical 10-over spell at the 2015 World Cup in Nelson and is desperate for the chance to bowl to Chris Gayle et al in Ireland’s next game on Saturday.
Porterfield ton saves the day Porterfield ton saves the day ( ) ZZZZ8:16 amZZZZ
An 11th one-day international century from William Porterfield eased Ireland to victory in Harare, despite a remarkable ton of his own by the Papua New Guinea opening batsman Tony Ura.
PNG push Ireland all the way PNG push Ireland all the way ( ) ZZZZ7:46 amZZZZ
It was a lot closer than expected - or envisaged after an hour's play - but Ireland secured two more valuable points and moved into top place in Group A after a second win at the World Cup qualifying tournament.
Porterfield leads Ireland to victory Porterfield leads Ireland to victory ( ) ZZZZ11:59 pmZZZZ
William Porterfield struck his eighteenth international century as Ireland completed a second victory in Group A of the World Cup qualifiers, beating Papua New Guinea by four wickets with five balls to spare.
11 wins in a row for rampant Irish 11 wins in a row for rampant Irish ( ) ZZZZ8:33 amZZZZ
AN 11TH straight win from 11 players at the top of their game gave Ireland the perfect start in their quest to reach a fourth successive World Cup finals.
Balbirnie helps Ireland get off to flier Balbirnie helps Ireland get off to flier ( ) ZZZZ2:48 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie stroked a half-century of high quality in Harare to help beat the Netherlands by 93 runs (D/L method) and get Ireland off to the best possible start in Group A of the World Cup qualifiers.
Perfect start for Ireland Perfect start for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ10:37 amZZZZ
A near flawless team effort saw Ireland begin the World Cup Qualifier tournament with a commanding victory over the Netherlands in a rain-affected match by 93 runs (DLS) in Harare.
Ireland chasing the dream Ireland chasing the dream ( ) ZZZZ2:42 amZZZZ
With the 2019 finals to be staged in England, qualification could give Cricket Ireland its best chance to fulfil its aim of growing the game – but failure could set it back years.
Balbirnie determined ahead of crucial qualifiers Balbirnie determined ahead of crucial qualifiers ( ) ZZZZ11:57 pmZZZZ
Andrew Balbirnie is determined to give "two fingers" to cricket's global authorities by helping Ireland qualify for next year's World Cup at the expense of one of the game's established powers.
Joyce focused on huge challenge ahead Joyce focused on huge challenge ahead ( ) ZZZZ7:49 amZZZZ
We’ve won games at big events in 50-over cricket especially and also come through many qualifying tournaments at associate level.
Ireland keep winning run going Ireland keep winning run going ( ) ZZZZ11:51 pmZZZZ
IRELAND go into the World Cup qualifying tournament on a winning run of 10 games but they will hope there are no finishes as close as in the final warm-up in Bulawayo, if only to keep the heart-rate steady.
Shannon prepared to play the waiting game Shannon prepared to play the waiting game ( ) ZZZZ10:54 pmZZZZ
It can’t be fun travelling with a squad knowing you are the “spare batsman” but James Shannon is in for the long haul at the start of an exciting new era for Irish cricket.
Rankin lifts Ireland ahead of Dutch test Rankin lifts Ireland ahead of Dutch test ( ) ZZZZ11:23 pmZZZZ
Boyd Rankin took five wickets in Bulawayo and then came to Ireland's rescue with the bat as the Boys in Green squeezed to a two-wicket victory over Scotland off the last ball of their final warm-up match
Dockrell delight as Ireland seal late win Dockrell delight as Ireland seal late win ( ) ZZZZ9:49 amZZZZ
George Dockrell gives his reaction as he sealed a last gasp win for Ireland, striking the final delivery to the boundary to clinch the two wicket win against Scotland.
Malahide about turn makes sense Malahide about turn makes sense ( ) ZZZZ5:21 amZZZZ
Irish cricket's governing body previously supported a €6m redevelopment of the members-owned Malahide Cricket Club, which would have included a new pavilion with television and media facilities, and 1,500 permanent seats.
Weather puts dampener on Ireland's preparations Weather puts dampener on Ireland's preparations ( ) ZZZZ10:51 pmZZZZ
There was more than a hint of irony that, after Ireland's game against Zimbabwe had been abandoned without a ball bowled, the groundstaff were watering the square under the afternoon sun.
Deutrom explains Malahide rejection Deutrom explains Malahide rejection ( ) ZZZZ7:32 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland CEO Warren Deutrom has outlined the reasons why Malahide has been rejected in favour of Abbotstown as the venue for a new National Stadium.
Ireland plan for new stadium at Abbotstown Ireland plan for new stadium at Abbotstown ( ) ZZZZ6:52 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland are performing a u-turn and now are planning to build a new stadium at Abbotstown as opposed to Malahide.
Stirling plans to keep foot on the gas Stirling plans to keep foot on the gas ( ) ZZZZ10:53 amZZZZ
It may not be the most important match in the greater scheme of things, but Paul Stirling is hoping that Ireland can continue their winning momentum in warm-up games.
Super Stirling soars as Ireland win Super Stirling soars as Ireland win ( ) ZZZZ8:32 amZZZZ
PAUL STIRLING scored 156 for the second consecutive match to lead Ireland to a nail-biting three runs win (DLS) against Hong Kong in a rain-affected contest in Pretoria.
Raman Lamba remembered Raman Lamba remembered ( ) ZZZZ11:50 pmZZZZ
On this day twenty years ago in February 1998, the tragic news filtered through that Raman Lamba had been killed after being struck on the head while fielding close in during a league game in Bangladesh.
Rain halts Ireland's winning run Rain halts Ireland's winning run ( ) ZZZZ12:11 amZZZZ
Rain ended their game against Scotland which was abandoned just nine balls short of a result.
Thompson surprise inclusion as Irish injury niggles mount Thompson surprise inclusion as Irish injury niggles mount ( ) ZZZZ12:48 amZZZZ
Ireland’s warm-up clash with Scotland fell victim to the weather in Pretoria but the big news was the surprise naming of all-rounder Stuart Thompson on the team sheet.
Rockin Rankin got rhythm Rockin Rankin got rhythm ( ) ZZZZ12:17 amZZZZ
Boyd Rankin has got his mojo back and that spells good news for Ireland's World Cup Qualifier chances.
Wilson fluent as Ireland win Wilson fluent as Ireland win ( ) ZZZZ7:48 amZZZZ
Andrew Balbirnie fell just three short of his century and, even more impressively, Gary Wilson ran out of runs, rather than time, dismissed for 89 with just four needed for victory.
Ireland to play Sussex in Ed Joyce testimonial match Ireland to play Sussex in Ed Joyce testimonial match ( ) ZZZZ11:59 pmZZZZ
Ireland will play Sussex in a T20 contest at Arundel Castle on Sunday June 24th.
Confident Ireland win again Confident Ireland win again ( ) ZZZZ11:44 amZZZZ
A four-wicket haul for Boyd Rankin coupled with half centuries by Andy Balbirnie and Gary Wilson ensured Ireland continued their winning run under new coach Graham Ford.
Lewis calls for franchise cricket Lewis calls for franchise cricket ( ) ZZZZ11:44 pmZZZZ
The former Irish captain and more recently chairman of selectors, feels that the interprovincial structure must undergo a shakeup to benefit Irish cricket to its full capacity.
Joyce five wicket haul for Tasmania Joyce five wicket haul for Tasmania ( ) ZZZZ11:19 pmZZZZ
Isobel Joyce took five wickets for Tasmania Roar at the weekend but it wasn't enough to prevent her side sliding to defeat.
Stirling service for Ireland Stirling service for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ11:34 amZZZZ
JUST 17 days out from Ireland’s first match at the World Cup qualifying tournament, Paul Stirling posted his second highest score for the Irish as they enjoyed a convincing victory against a Northern/Easterns franchise.
Busy summer lined up for Ireland Women Busy summer lined up for Ireland Women ( ) ZZZZ11:55 pmZZZZ
Plans for both New Zealand and Bangladesh to tour here, as well as the crucial T20 World Cup Qualifiers.
Stirling fires Ireland to thumping win Stirling fires Ireland to thumping win ( ) ZZZZ10:41 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling thumped 156 to get Ireland off to a winning start on the first match of their South African tour.
Lord's Test for Ireland in 2021? Lord's Test for Ireland in 2021? ( ) ZZZZ10:39 amZZZZ
IRELAND could be in line to play England in a Test match at Lord’s in 2021.
Afghanistan pencilled in for Irish tour Afghanistan pencilled in for Irish tour ( ) ZZZZ11:52 pmZZZZ
Afghanistan are being lined up for a six match Irish tour later this summer.
Hamilton upbeat despite Zimbabwe washouts Hamilton upbeat despite Zimbabwe washouts ( ) ZZZZ5:02 pmZZZZ
With the cancellation of the final T20, the Ireland Women’s team has completed its rain-affected tour of Zimbabwe.
ECB set to announce home Test versus Ireland ECB set to announce home Test versus Ireland ( ) ZZZZ1:18 pmZZZZ
Ireland’s first Test match in England is set to be announced by the ECB on Wednesday, when they reveal the venues for every home Test from 2020-24.
Williamson leading Apex tour to UK Williamson leading Apex tour to UK ( ) ZZZZ2:07 amZZZZ
Apex Cricket Academy is embarking on its annual Winter training trip this coming weekend as 17 players aged from 13 to 18 will be immersed in cricket as they spend three days in Cardiff over the mid- term.
Ireland to receive $40 million Ireland to receive $40 million ( ) ZZZZ10:06 amZZZZ
The new model will see Ireland and Afghanistan each receiving a percentage of the projected surplus, amounting under current projections to approximately $40m each.
Knights well positioned to end Lightning stanglehold Knights well positioned to end Lightning stanglehold ( ) ZZZZ3:19 amZZZZ
2018 could well be the year that Leinster Lightning’s stranglehold on the interprovincial scene is finally broken.
Zimbabwe edge out Ireland in tense finale Zimbabwe edge out Ireland in tense finale ( ) ZZZZ8:59 amZZZZ
Ireland Women’s bowling attack fell just short of pulling off a remarkable comeback victory, with Zimbabwe Women winning the first T20 of the five-match series with just four balls to spare.
Young back with a bang Young back with a bang ( ) ZZZZ8:02 amZZZZ
Craig Young has made a flying start to his spell in South Africa taking four wickets on debut for Old Grey CC in Port Elizabeth.
Wolves to face Knights Wolves to face Knights ( ) ZZZZ6:02 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves will take on the Northern Knights in Belfast at the start of May.
Tector in the runs in Australia Tector in the runs in Australia ( ) ZZZZ4:28 amZZZZ
Former Ireland U19 skipper Jack Tector enjoyed a productive weekend in Sydney playing for Randwick Petersham.
Garth hoping Big Bash success inspires others Garth hoping Big Bash success inspires others ( ) ZZZZ8:59 amZZZZ
Kim Garth, captain of the Ireland women’s cricket team, hopes her success at the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia will persuade Twenty20 franchises to take on Irish players.
Garth ruled out of Zimbabwe series with stress fracture Garth ruled out of Zimbabwe series with stress fracture ( ) ZZZZ3:05 amZZZZ
Kim Garth has been ruled out of the Zimbabwe series with a stress fracture of her back.
Trevor Henry remembered Trevor Henry remembered ( ) ZZZZ1:39 amZZZZ
On the 12th anniversary of the death of Irish international umpire Trevor Henry, we reproduce an interview he did with the site back in 2005.
Time for interpro rethink? Time for interpro rethink? ( ) ZZZZ7:52 amZZZZ
Has the Interprovincial competition in its present form run its course?
Unions fury as U13 interpro tournament scrapped Unions fury as U13 interpro tournament scrapped ( ) ZZZZ4:00 amZZZZ
There has been widespread anger at Cricket Ireland's decision to scrap the Under 13 interpro tournament in a bizarre move by the governing body.
Lightning aim for another treble Lightning aim for another treble ( ) ZZZZ2:09 amZZZZ
New Lightning skipper George Dockrell is aiming for another treble as Lightning show an appetite for destruction over their interprovincial rivals.
Garth claims second Big Bash medal Garth claims second Big Bash medal ( ) ZZZZ1:03 amZZZZ
Kim Garth was on the winning side as Sydney Sixers defended their Big Bash title with an emphatic win over Perth Scorchers in Adelaide.
Joyce and Delaney star as Ireland level series Joyce and Delaney star as Ireland level series ( ) ZZZZ9:00 amZZZZ
Isobel Joyce hits career best score, while Rachel Delaney follows up half century with three wickets as Ireland Women bounce back to beat Zimbabwe by 12 runs in Harare.
Garth targets second Big Bash medal Garth targets second Big Bash medal ( ) ZZZZ2:50 amZZZZ
Kim Garth is targeting a second Women's Big Bash medal as the Sydney Sixers prepare to take on Perth Scorchers on Sunday.
Kavanagh heroics in vain as Ireland Women beaten by Zimbabwe Kavanagh heroics in vain as Ireland Women beaten by Zimbabwe ( ) ZZZZ9:33 amZZZZ
Late innings batting heroics by experienced Ireland all-rounder Shauna Kavanagh wasn’t enough to stave off defeat to Zimbabwe in the first of three 50-over matches.
Thompson South Africa bound Thompson South Africa bound ( ) ZZZZ12:44 amZZZZ
Irish all-rounder Stuart Thompson is spending two months in South Africa.
Stirling misses out on IPL contract Stirling misses out on IPL contract ( ) ZZZZ7:06 amZZZZ
The wait for an Ireland player to take part in the lucrative Indian Premier League goes on after Paul Stirling became the latest player to be left in the cold in this year's auction.
Joyce relishing Test chance Joyce relishing Test chance ( ) ZZZZ5:29 amZZZZ
As the Artic wind penetrated the January air, and Malahide Castle and Gardens was littered with woollen-dressed walkers, the idea of Test match cricket and a bright new dawn could not have felt any further away.
Galway beat Ulster in high scoring final Galway beat Ulster in high scoring final ( ) ZZZZ11:57 amZZZZ
NUI Galway successfully defended their Indoor University crown with a 12-run win over hosts Ulster University in a high scoring final in the superb facility at Jordanstown.
Ireland to play four games in South Africa Ireland to play four games in South Africa ( ) ZZZZ7:32 amZZZZ
Ireland have confirmed four matches in South Africa as part of their preparation for the World Cup Qualifying competition.
University Indoor Championships University Indoor Championships ( ) ZZZZ9:48 amZZZZ
The Irish Universities Indoor Intervarsity competition takes place this weekend at Jordanstown from Friday January 26th to Sunday 28th.
Shannon earns WCQ call-up Shannon earns WCQ call-up ( ) ZZZZ6:24 amZZZZ
James Shannon has been recalled to the Ireland squad for the World Cup Qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe.
Jersey Under 15's to tour Ireland Jersey Under 15's to tour Ireland ( ) ZZZZ4:06 amZZZZ
Jersey Under 15's will travel to Belfast for a three-match tour in July.
Ireland Women to tour Zimbabwe Ireland Women to tour Zimbabwe ( ) ZZZZ3:04 amZZZZ
Ireland Women have named a squad of 13 for an eight match tour of Zimbabwe next month. They will play three 50 over matches, followed by five T20 contests, all in Harare.
Garth and Joyce to the fore in WBBL Garth and Joyce to the fore in WBBL ( ) ZZZZ1:22 amZZZZ
Kim Garth and Isobel Joyce were in the thick of the weekend action in the Women's Big Bash League.
O'Brien delight at joining the 300 club O'Brien delight at joining the 300 club ( ) ZZZZ12:46 amZZZZ
Kevin O'Brien celebrated his 300th appearance for Ireland with a win over Celtic rivals Scotland that clinched the Desert Tri-Series.
Ford looking to fine-tune Ireland Ford looking to fine-tune Ireland ( ) ZZZZ10:45 amZZZZ
New Ireland head coach Graham Ford believes his side have “good momentum” going into the “cut-throat” World Cup Qualifier.
Ireland win on red letter day Ireland win on red letter day ( ) ZZZZ10:27 amZZZZ
On the day Kevin O’Brien played his 300th international and Paul Stirling scored his 3,000th one-day international run, Ireland posted their joint highest ODI total in Dubai, which proved just enough to complete a clean sweep of the Tri-Series.
Bangladesh to tour Ireland for A team series Bangladesh to tour Ireland for A team series ( ) ZZZZ5:56 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves will play Bangladesh A in an eight match series in August, when they will play five 50-over games, followed by three T20 contests.
Mooney hooks up with former coach Simmons Mooney hooks up with former coach Simmons ( ) ZZZZ10:18 amZZZZ
John Mooney has joined Afghanistan as fielding coach ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.
Ireland beat Scotland to clinch tri-series Ireland beat Scotland to clinch tri-series ( ) ZZZZ5:58 amZZZZ
Ireland clinched the Desert Tri-Series with a 24-run win over Scotland in a high scoring encounter in Dubai.
Nothing can prepare you for that! Nothing can prepare you for that! ( ) ZZZZ4:27 amZZZZ
Every batsman's nightmare - whether they admit it or not.
Ireland too strong for Scotland Ireland too strong for Scotland ( ) ZZZZ7:31 amZZZZ
IRELAND confirmed their superiority over Scotland with an emphatic six wickets victory in the third match of the Tri-Series in Dubai.
New coaching regime helping Ireland New coaching regime helping Ireland ( ) ZZZZ5:49 amZZZZ
The die was cast for the World Cup Qualifying squad once an inspired Paul Stirling led Ireland to victory against Afghanistan last month in Sharjah.
Balbirnie blast powers Ireland to win Balbirnie blast powers Ireland to win ( ) ZZZZ5:20 amZZZZ
ANDREW BALBIRNIE'S rapid half century propelled Ireland to a convincing six-wicket win over rivals Scotland with more than 15 overs to spare in their first ODI in Dubai.
Larkin makes double hundred Larkin makes double hundred ( ) ZZZZ1:05 amZZZZ
Former Irish international Nick Larkin was once again amongst the runs at the weekend as he scored an impressive 246 from 276 deliveres while skippering Sydney University against Mosman.
Joyce leads Hobart Hurricanes to victory Joyce leads Hobart Hurricanes to victory ( ) ZZZZ11:29 pmZZZZ
Irish international Isobel Joyce was very much to the fore as Hobart Hurricanes won their first match of this season's WBBL, bouncing back from a heavy defeat to beat Melbourne Renegades.
Singh and Stirling put names forward for IPL Singh and Stirling put names forward for IPL ( ) ZZZZ9:06 amZZZZ
Simi Singh and Paul Stirling have put their names forward for inclusion in the 2018 IPL auction.
Porterfield and Balbirnie lead Ireland to win Porterfield and Balbirnie lead Ireland to win ( ) ZZZZ6:24 amZZZZ
Centuries from William Porterfield and Andrew Balbirnie steered Ireland to a 67-run win over hosts UAE in the second ODI of their tri-series in Dubai.
Ireland to play Somerset Ireland to play Somerset ( ) ZZZZ5:05 amZZZZ
Ireland have confirmed a four-day match against Somerset from April 6-9 in Taunton.
Joyce the saviour as Ireland wobble Joyce the saviour as Ireland wobble ( ) ZZZZ8:20 amZZZZ
It is only 33 days since Ireland beat Afghanistan in the UAE to win the three-match series, but the interval proved too long for the batsmen to retain their form when they return to the middle in Dubai
Cool head Joyce leads Ireland to victory Cool head Joyce leads Ireland to victory ( ) ZZZZ7:28 amZZZZ
Ed Joyce kept a cool head to record an unbeaten century and steer Ireland to a four-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates in Dubai as the Boys in Green ensured new coach Graham Ford got off to a winning start.
Joyce century leads Ireland to win over UAE Joyce century leads Ireland to win over UAE ( ) ZZZZ6:39 amZZZZ
ED JOYCE scored an unbeaten century to get new Ireland coach Graham Ford’s reign off to a successful start with a four-wicket win over the UAE in Dubai.
Ireland confirm India matches Ireland confirm India matches ( ) ZZZZ2:35 amZZZZ
Ireland will play India in two T20 internationals in Dublin in June. Both games will be held at Malahide, with the first encounter scheduled for Wednesday June 27 and the second match two days later on Friday June 29.
Ireland name U13 squad Ireland name U13 squad ( ) ZZZZ4:34 amZZZZ
Eleven players from the Leinster Cricket Union, alongside six each from the Northern Cricket Union and the North West Cricket Union, make up the selection under new coach Callum Atkinson.
Death of Davy Holmes Death of Davy Holmes ( ) ZZZZ8:47 amZZZZ
Tributes have poured in across the Irish cricketing spectrum following the death of popular cricket correspondent Davy Holmes.
Stormont to host Irish and National Cup finals Stormont to host Irish and National Cup finals ( ) ZZZZ6:13 amZZZZ
Stormont will play host to both the finals of the Irish and National Cups in early September.
Ireland U17s to play Worcestershire Ireland U17s to play Worcestershire ( ) ZZZZ5:59 amZZZZ
Ireland Under 17's have lined up tours to both Worcestershire and Scotland this summer.