Ireland News 2018
Afghan series is a Cricket Ireland secret Afghan series is a Cricket Ireland secret ( ) ZZZZ5:24 amZZZZ
You probably wouldn't know it but next Monday sees the first of three T20 full Internationals between Ireland and Afghanistan at Bready.
Familiar woes for Ireland in T20 loss to Bangladesh Familiar woes for Ireland in T20 loss to Bangladesh ( ) ZZZZ10:17 pmZZZZ
It was an all too familiar story as Ireland Wolves lost the opening game of the T20 series to Bangladesh A at Clontarf.
Ireland open new HPC in Dublin Ireland open new HPC in Dublin ( ) ZZZZ8:35 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has officially opened Phase One of a world-class high performance training centre at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus in west Dublin.
Missed opportunity for Wolves Missed opportunity for Wolves ( ) ZZZZ6:14 amZZZZ
Indeed of the team that were crushed by India in their last outing, eight are in the Wolves squad and the three who are missing, Paul Stirling, Boyd Rankin and Gary Wilson, are not available due to county commitments.
Familiar foes in Irish Cup final Familiar foes in Irish Cup final ( ) ZZZZ1:13 pmZZZZ
WARINGSTOWN will play Merrion in the final of the Irish Cup for the third time in four years after the two best teams came through their semi-finals in contrasting styles.
Rush and Limerick through to National Cup final Rush and Limerick through to National Cup final ( ) ZZZZ2:17 pmZZZZ
Rush and Limerick will contest the National Cup final at Stormont on Sunday September 2nd after semi-final wins over Ballyspallen and County Galway.
Waringstown and Merrion to meet in Irish Cup final Waringstown and Merrion to meet in Irish Cup final ( ) ZZZZ1:29 pmZZZZ
Half centuries from Kyle McCallan and Shaheen Khan saw Waringstown coast past Strabane, while John Anderson's brilliant unbeaten 99 got Merrion over the line with a two-wicket win at Clontarf.
Balbirnie and Chase star as Wolves level series Balbirnie and Chase star as Wolves level series ( ) ZZZZ10:00 pmZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie's brilliant unbeaten 160 coupled with a five-wicket haul for Peter Chase helped Ireland Wolves beat Bangladesh A by eight wickets at Clontarf to square the five-match series.
Battle of Ulster for Irish Cup final place Battle of Ulster for Irish Cup final place ( ) ZZZZ11:33 amZZZZ
IT’S the battle of Ulster on Sunday for a place in the Irish Cup final when Strabane host holders Waringstown, who are aiming to become the first team to play in four successive deciders.
NCU clinch U13 series with second win against Leinster NCU clinch U13 series with second win against Leinster ( ) ZZZZ3:50 pmZZZZ
The NCU clinched their Under 13 interpro series after beating Leinster by 63 runs at Ringcommons on Friday.
Tector and McGuire lead Ireland to victory Tector and McGuire lead Ireland to victory ( ) ZZZZ1:46 amZZZZ
Half centuries from Tim Tector and Nathan McGuire led Ireland U15s to a series clinching win against Scotland at Oak Hill.
One size fits all One size fits all ( ) ZZZZ1:26 amZZZZ
One of the greatest attractions of cricket is that size, shape and even fitness need not deter one from playing the game.
Ellerby and Topping star as NCU beat LCU Ellerby and Topping star as NCU beat LCU ( ) ZZZZ4:38 amZZZZ
Half centuries from Sam Topping and Rory Ellerby helped NCU U13s beat Leinster in their interpro match at Stormont.
Favourites kept apart in All Ireland T20 draw Favourites kept apart in All Ireland T20 draw ( ) ZZZZ3:51 amZZZZ
Favourites Clontarf and Waringstown have been kept apart in the All-Ireland T20 semi-final draw.
Balbirnie hundred in vain as Bangladesh A win Balbirnie hundred in vain as Bangladesh A win ( ) ZZZZ3:40 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie’s century wasn’t enough to guide the Wolves to victory against Bangladesh A in a high-scoring encounter at The Hills.
Ireland refuse to rest on laurels Ireland refuse to rest on laurels ( ) ZZZZ2:24 amZZZZ
CRICKET Ireland are refusing to rest on their laurels after what has already been described as a “successful” first season as a Full Member of the ICC.
Record stand as Bangladesh A beat Wolves Record stand as Bangladesh A beat Wolves ( ) ZZZZ1:27 pmZZZZ
A RECORD second wicket stand and a towering 182 from Bangladesh A captain Monimul Haque was too much for the Ireland Wolves, who lost the fourth one-day game to trail 2-1 in the series with one to play.
Tector and Forbes star as Ireland level series Tector and Forbes star as Ireland level series ( ) ZZZZ12:15 amZZZZ
Half centuries from Tim Tector and Jamie Forbes helped Ireland Under 15 boys level the series as they beat Scotland by 70 runs at Oak Hill.
Wolves T20 squad slap in the face for youth and the interpros Wolves T20 squad slap in the face for youth and the interpros ( ) ZZZZ5:38 amZZZZ
Odran Flynn on why Ireland are languishing at the bottom of the T20 rankings, and why the Wolves T20 squad is a missed opportunity to give youth a chance.
Ireland select Porterfield and O'Brien for Wolves matches Ireland select Porterfield and O'Brien for Wolves matches ( ) ZZZZ4:54 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves have selected experienced internationals Kevin O'Brien and William Porterfield for next week's three T20 games against Bangladesh A.
Can Ireland Women match the hockey heroics? Can Ireland Women match the hockey heroics? ( ) ZZZZ12:55 amZZZZ
I must confess that having watched them play New Zealand, I feared for the chances of the Ireland Women's team in their quest to qualify for the World T20 Cup.
Time for a rethink on Malahide? Time for a rethink on Malahide? ( ) ZZZZ12:46 amZZZZ
While I understand that Cricket Ireland believes that there are compelling reasons to move to Abbottstown it will deprive Ireland of an iconic venue.
Ireland beaten by Scotland in U15 Celtic Cup opener Ireland beaten by Scotland in U15 Celtic Cup opener ( ) ZZZZ3:27 pmZZZZ
Ireland's U15 boys team lost their Celtic Cup opener at Oak Hill, going down by 36 runs against Scotland.
Double success for Ireland Women A against Scotland Double success for Ireland Women A against Scotland ( ) ZZZZ2:56 pmZZZZ
Ireland Women's A team eased to two comfortable wins against Scotland's Under 21 side in a T20 double header at Uddingston.
Wolves bounce back to level series Wolves bounce back to level series ( ) ZZZZ10:12 pmZZZZ
Half centuries from Stuart Thompson and Andy McBrine, plus fine bowling displays from Tyrone Kane, Barry McCarthy and McBrine helped Ireland Wolves level the series with Bangladesh A at Oak Hill.
Ireland Wolves well beaten by Bangladesh Ireland Wolves well beaten by Bangladesh ( ) ZZZZ12:12 amZZZZ
Despite a valiant tail-end flourish led by Ireland Wolves’ Tyrone Kane, Bangladesh A finished comfortable winners in the second 50-over match at Oak Hill.
Doheny hundred leads Academy to easy win over Future Stars Doheny hundred leads Academy to easy win over Future Stars ( ) ZZZZ12:53 amZZZZ
Stephen Doheny scored 115 as the Cricket Ireland Academy beat Future Stars comfortably by 106 runs at Seapark.
Una Raymond-Hoey to lead Ireland A against Scotland Una Raymond-Hoey to lead Ireland A against Scotland ( ) ZZZZ1:55 amZZZZ
Una Raymond-Hoey will captain a strong 13-player squad to play four T20 matches against Scotland Under-19s at Uddingston next week.
Rain ruins Wolves' first match against Bangladesh A Rain ruins Wolves' first match against Bangladesh A ( ) ZZZZ1:36 pmZZZZ
Rain washed out Ireland Wolves first one-day game against Bangladesh A after five overs to frustrate Head Coach Graham Ford, with the next ODI series less than three weeks away.
Ireland accept Hong Kong Sixes invitation Ireland accept Hong Kong Sixes invitation ( ) ZZZZ3:49 amZZZZ
Ireland has accepted an invitation to send a team to the 2018 Hong Kong Sixes competition to be held at the Kowloon Cricket Club from 26 to 28 October 2018.
And then there was one And then there was one ( ) ZZZZ2:28 pmZZZZ
It was a frustrating day both north and south as the Ireland Wolves match against Bangladesh A and the Academy game against the Australian Future Stars fell foul of the inclement weather.
Ireland Academy ready for Aussie battle Ireland Academy ready for Aussie battle ( ) ZZZZ1:29 amZZZZ
BELMONT hosts its first four-day game this week, an attractive looking match between a Cricket Ireland Academy XI and the Future Stars, an Australian Academy team based in Melbourne.
Irish Senior Cup Draw sees the holders travel to Strabane Irish Senior Cup Draw sees the holders travel to Strabane ( ) ZZZZ8:41 amZZZZ
Half an hour before they took the field in the Challenge Cup final yesterday, holders Waringstown were drawn away to Strabane in the semi-final of the Irish Senior Cup.
T20 games shared between Ireland U17s and Worcestershire T20 games shared between Ireland U17s and Worcestershire ( ) ZZZZ2:45 amZZZZ
Ireland's Under 17 cricketers ended their tour of Worcestershire with two T20 matches, and on an evenly balanced tour, it was perhaps no surprise that the spoils were shared.
Academy side named for Aussie clash Academy side named for Aussie clash ( ) ZZZZ1:13 amZZZZ
Jack Tector has recovered from his broken finger and will captain the Irish Academy side against a touring Australian development side in a four-day game at Belmont.
Stiles hundred leads Ireland U17s to victory against Worcestershire Stiles hundred leads Ireland U17s to victory against Worcestershire ( ) ZZZZ11:01 pmZZZZ
Alex Stiles' brilliant unbeaten 137 led Ireland Under 17s to a six-wicket win over Worcestershire in the latest match of their ongoing series in England.
Intriguing clashes in Irish and National Cup draws Intriguing clashes in Irish and National Cup draws ( ) ZZZZ3:25 amZZZZ
Strabane entertain Waringstown, while Clontarf host Merrion in the Irish Senior Cup. In the National Cup Ballyspallen take on Rush, while Co. Galway face Limerick.
Forbes five wicket haul as Ireland U15s beat Jersey Forbes five wicket haul as Ireland U15s beat Jersey ( ) ZZZZ9:42 amZZZZ
Jamie Forbes five wickets helped Ireland Under 15s to an emphatic 8-wicket win over Jersey in the final match of their series at Woodvale.
Tector ton leads Ireland U15s to win over Jersey Tector ton leads Ireland U15s to win over Jersey ( ) ZZZZ11:12 amZZZZ
Ireland Under 15 captain Tim Tector hit an unbeaten century to lead his team to a seven-wicket win over Jersey at Woodvale.
Successful tour for Ireland U19 Women Successful tour for Ireland U19 Women ( ) ZZZZ10:40 pmZZZZ
THE Ireland U19 women completed a successful Malvern festival with three victories out of four.
Balbirnie to lead Wolves against Bangladesh Balbirnie to lead Wolves against Bangladesh ( ) ZZZZ2:17 amZZZZ
Andrew Balbirnie will skipper Ireland Wolves in their eight-match series against Bangladesh A.
Honours even as Ireland U17s play Worcester Honours even as Ireland U17s play Worcester ( ) ZZZZ12:02 amZZZZ
Charles Clist hits 151 for Worcester, but Marcus Poskitt leads Ireland fightback on fantastic first day at Stourbridge.
NW and NCU name squads for women's interpro clash NW and NCU name squads for women's interpro clash ( ) ZZZZ1:28 pmZZZZ
The NW and NCU have named their squads for Saturday's interpro clash at Bready. The original game was rained off last week.
Gunning and Tucker star as Bolts strike out Knights Gunning and Tucker star as Bolts strike out Knights ( ) ZZZZ1:03 amZZZZ
An unbeaten century by Oliver Gunning and four wickets for Fiachra Tucker were the highlights as Lightning Bolts recorded an emphatic 133-run win over the Emerging Knights at Phoenix Park.
Bolts edge out Emerging Knights in thriller Bolts edge out Emerging Knights in thriller ( ) ZZZZ12:31 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning Bolts beat NCU Emerging Knights by three runs in a pulsating battle at North County.
Big guns make Irish Cup semi-finals Big guns make Irish Cup semi-finals ( ) ZZZZ11:31 pmZZZZ
Waringstown, Merrion, Clontarf and surprise package Strabane have reached the semi-finals of the Irish Senior Cup.
Waringstown ease into semi-finals Waringstown ease into semi-finals ( ) ZZZZ9:16 amZZZZ
WARINGSTOWN, the Irish Senior Cup holders, eased into another semi-final with a crushing 133 runs victory over Pembroke in Dublin.
Ballyspallen and Limerick reach National Cup semi finals Ballyspallen and Limerick reach National Cup semi finals ( ) ZZZZ4:40 amZZZZ
Ballyspallen and Limerick beat St Johnston and Knockharley in their replayed quarter-finals and will join Rush and County Galway in the last four.
ECB keep their promise to Ireland ECB keep their promise to Ireland ( ) ZZZZ11:03 pmZZZZ
THE England and Wales Cricket Board have kept their verbal promise and Ireland’s third Test match will be at Lord’s next July.
T20 finalists taking shape T20 finalists taking shape ( ) ZZZZ3:05 pmZZZZ
The Sunday Independent All-Ireland Twenty20 finals in Bready next month is taking shape, and you’ll get good odds on it having the same line-up as last year’s inaugural festival.
Leinster Bolts squads named Leinster Bolts squads named ( ) ZZZZ11:18 pmZZZZ
Leinster Bolts have named their squads for the matches against the Emerging Knights.
Emerging Knights in Dublin Emerging Knights in Dublin ( ) ZZZZ6:14 amZZZZ
The NCU has announced an Emerging Knights squad to play two, 50 over fixtures against Leinster Lightning Bolts, at North County and Phoenix Cricket Clubs, respectively.
Take two for Irish Senior Cup Take two for Irish Senior Cup ( ) ZZZZ5:25 amZZZZ
IT is take two on Sunday for the three Ulster teams involved in the Irish Senior Cup quarter-finals, the only difference they have had to give up home advantage, following last weekend’s wash-outs.
Warriors deserved champions Warriors deserved champions ( ) ZZZZ8:30 amZZZZ
NORTH West Warriors are the three-day inter-provincial champions, clinching the title in style 45 minutes after lunch on the final day of their game against Northern Knights at Bready.
Test at Lord's dream come true for Porterfield Test at Lord's dream come true for Porterfield ( ) ZZZZ8:19 amZZZZ
WILLIAM Porterfield has described the announcement of next year’s Test match between Ireland and England at Lord’s as a dream come true.
Irish set for four day Lord's Test Irish set for four day Lord's Test ( ) ZZZZ4:35 amZZZZ
Holdsworth suggests the ECB were initially reluctant to sanction a four-day Test match in the wake of sustained criticism over “The Hundred”, their proposed 100-ball-a-side, eight-team domestic tournament, which is due to begin in July 2020.
Irish second-class citizens Irish second-class citizens ( ) ZZZZ4:29 amZZZZ
IRELAND celebrated the announcement of an historic first Test match at Lord’s next season despite clearly being treated as second-class citizens by England who have deigned to play the game over four days in London.
Warriors on brink of title Warriors on brink of title ( ) ZZZZ7:41 amZZZZ
North West Warriors need just eight wickets to claim the coveted Inter-Provincial Championship for the first time after bouncing back to top form at Bready.
Confirmation of Lord’s Test for Ireland in 2019 Confirmation of Lord’s Test for Ireland in 2019 ( ) ZZZZ6:23 amZZZZ
Historic first four-day Test match between Ireland and England to be played at Lord’s from 24-27 July 2019.
Test match to be preceded by a one-day international in Ireland on 3 May 2019.
Test match to be preceded by a one-day international in Ireland on 3 May 2019.
Ulster Cup scrapped Ulster Cup scrapped ( ) ZZZZ1:40 amZZZZ
The plug has been pulled on this year’s Ulster Cup because there is no sponsor and fixture pressure.
James McCollum stars with a maiden five-wicket haul in senior cricket. James McCollum stars with a maiden five-wicket haul in senior cricket. ( ) ZZZZ6:34 amZZZZ
James McCollum was the Northern Knights’ unlikely bowling star on the first day of the inter-provincial match against North West Warriors.
Ireland crush Norfolk Ireland crush Norfolk ( ) ZZZZ2:05 amZZZZ
Ireland U19 girls began the Malvern Festival with an emphatic 229-run over Norfolk.
Ireland Under-17s squad named for English and Scottish fixtures Ireland Under-17s squad named for English and Scottish fixtures ( ) ZZZZ6:40 amZZZZ
Neil Rock will captain the Under-17s squad to play four fixtures at Malvern College, Worcestershire..
Warriors loss leaves Lightning favourites Warriors loss leaves Lightning favourites ( ) ZZZZ3:31 pmZZZZ
NORTH West Warriors must beat Leinster Lightning with a bonus point in the final match of the Inter-provincial Cup in September to claim the trophy after crashing to another defeat at Eglinton.
Adair sparks Knights into life Adair sparks Knights into life ( ) ZZZZ12:59 amZZZZ
Mark Adair’s new ball burst set up a first victory in this season’s interpro Cup as the Northern Knights edged out the NW Warriors in a low scoring battle at Eglinton.
Late change for Warriors as Dougherty withdraws Late change for Warriors as Dougherty withdraws ( ) ZZZZ1:41 amZZZZ
The NW Warriors have been forced into a late change ahead of their 50-over clash with the Northern Knights at Eglinton.
Elevation on the cards for several Wolves? Elevation on the cards for several Wolves? ( ) ZZZZ10:28 pmZZZZ
SEVERAL Ireland Wolves players have “stuck their hands up” for promotion to the senior squad after last week’s three-match series against Scotland A.
Rush and Galway progress in National Cup Rush and Galway progress in National Cup ( ) ZZZZ10:08 pmZZZZ
No play was possible in any of the four scheduled Irish Senior Cup ties, but two games did survive in the National Cup.
New faces for Knights ahead of Warriors contests New faces for Knights ahead of Warriors contests ( ) ZZZZ6:29 amZZZZ
Matthew McCord and Aaron Wright are included for the first time after impressing in the Emerging Knights programme.
CSNI face tough task against Clontarf CSNI face tough task against Clontarf ( ) ZZZZ3:08 pmZZZZ
CIVIL Service North defend a proud record when they take on Clontarf in the quarter-finals of the Irish Senior Cup; they are unbeaten in 50-over Cup games this season.
Merrion seeking 6th final in nine years Merrion seeking 6th final in nine years ( ) ZZZZ3:05 pmZZZZ
MERRION resume their quest for a sixth Irish Cup final in nine years tomorrow when they host Leinster in the only quarter-final between teams in the same union.
Little change for Warriors ahead of Knights clashes Little change for Warriors ahead of Knights clashes ( ) ZZZZ1:40 pmZZZZ
The NW Warriors have named their squads for next week's cup and championship matches against the Northern Knights.
McCallan back as Waringstown face crucial weekend McCallan back as Waringstown face crucial weekend ( ) ZZZZ10:25 pmZZZZ
The Villagers host CIYMS in a Twenty20 Cup semi-final on Friday night, before a league fixture against Armagh on Saturday and an Irish Senior Cup quarter-final against Pembroke on Sunday.
Delany and Tucker power Wolves to victory Delany and Tucker power Wolves to victory ( ) ZZZZ3:42 amZZZZ
Gareth Delany and Lorcan Tucker's blistering opening partnership powered Ireland Wolves to an emphatic 72-run win over their Scottish counterparts in the series decider at Dundee.
White four wicket haul as Ireland bounce back White four wicket haul as Ireland bounce back ( ) ZZZZ3:06 amZZZZ
Sarah White took four wickets as Ireland Under 15 girls beat Leinster Under 17's in a thrilling contest at park Avenue.
Porterfield calls for more interpro cricket Porterfield calls for more interpro cricket ( ) ZZZZ12:35 amZZZZ
If Ireland are to be competitive on the world stage the best players here must play more cricket, insists Porterfield.
McBrine and Garth star as Wolves level series McBrine and Garth star as Wolves level series ( ) ZZZZ1:09 amZZZZ
Andrew McBrine's century and three crucial wickets for JJ Garth saw Ireland Wolves beat Scotland A by 54 runs to level their series in Dundee.
McCollum century in vain as Wolves lose McCollum century in vain as Wolves lose ( ) ZZZZ3:57 amZZZZ
James McCollum scored a magnificent 170 but it wasn't enough to prevent Ireland Wolves losing the first match of their Scotland tour.
Irish Schools beat Ireland U17 Irish Schools beat Ireland U17 ( ) ZZZZ2:01 amZZZZ
Irish Schools beat an Ireland Under 17 select at Campbell College in a hard-fought encounter.
Young Wolves face stern Scottish test Young Wolves face stern Scottish test ( ) ZZZZ4:30 amZZZZ
A YOUNG and inexperienced Ireland Wolves side get the chance to show they are ready to move up a level against a strong Scotland A squad this week.
Ireland U15 squad to play Jersey named Ireland U15 squad to play Jersey named ( ) ZZZZ3:57 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has named the Under-15s Boys squad to play two fixtures against Jersey in late July, following on from the squad’s successful recent tour to England during which they won three of four matches.
Ireland Women Under-19s squad named for English tour Ireland Women Under-19s squad named for English tour ( ) ZZZZ1:37 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has named the Under-19 Women’s squad to play four fixtures at Malvern College, Worcestershire next week.
Ulster Schools squad named for Scottish tour Ulster Schools squad named for Scottish tour ( ) ZZZZ12:33 amZZZZ
The Ulster Schools selectors have named a squad of 15 for their tour of Scotland next week.
Munster stun Leinster Lightning Munster stun Leinster Lightning ( ) ZZZZ11:01 pmZZZZ
Munster Reds completed the T20 series with a stunning two-run win over Leinster Lightning.
Shillington soars as Ireland impress again Shillington soars as Ireland impress again ( ) ZZZZ5:58 amZZZZ
IRELAND are well on their way to the Women’s World Twenty20 in West Indies this year after completing the formality of a second victory in the qualifying tournament in the Netherlands yesterday.
9 things we learned from the T20 festival 9 things we learned from the T20 festival ( ) ZZZZ4:48 amZZZZ
Ger Siggins reviews the T20 festival and analyses the positives and negatives from the three action packed days at Sydney Parade.
Festival formula works on weekend to remember Festival formula works on weekend to remember ( ) ZZZZ1:13 pmZZZZ
George Dockrell received the Twenty20 inter-provincial Trophy from his father, Derek, the Cricket Leinster president, but the real winner was the idea of a Festival of cricket over a three-day weekend.
Lightning crowned T20 champions Lightning crowned T20 champions ( ) ZZZZ12:42 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning claimed their 5th T20 crown in six seasons with an emphatic 41-run win over the NW Warriors, while Northern Knights beat Munster Reds by 39 runs to move into second.
Lightning win T20 trophy yet again Lightning win T20 trophy yet again ( ) ZZZZ11:40 amZZZZ
LEINSTER Lightning won the Twenty20 inter-provincial Trophy for a fourth successive year with a bonus point victory over North West Warriors at Sydney Parade.
NCU clinch U17 interpro title NCU clinch U17 interpro title ( ) ZZZZ2:12 pmZZZZ
The NCU clinched the Under 17 interpro title after a 43 run win over Leinster, pipping the Southern XI on NRR.
Lightning on cusp of title Lightning on cusp of title ( ) ZZZZ1:19 pmZZZZ
A five wicket haul by Tyrone Kane and a T20 record interpro stand of 132 between Andrew Balbirnie and Simi Singh has taken Leinster Lighting to the verge of yet another title.
Young guns out Knights as Warriors go top Young guns out Knights as Warriors go top ( ) ZZZZ11:18 pmZZZZ
Craig Young’s five wicket haul led the NW Warriors to a maximum points win over the Northern Knights at Comber to leapfrog Leinster Lightning at the summit of the Championship table.
Benton to skipper Munster in T20 blitz Benton to skipper Munster in T20 blitz ( ) ZZZZ5:13 amZZZZ
The Munster Reds - sponsored by All Rounder Cricket - have named their 13 man squad for this weekend's inaugural Interprovincial T20 Festival taking place at Pembroke CC.
Calculators at the ready on U17 final day Calculators at the ready on U17 final day ( ) ZZZZ4:07 pmZZZZ
It promises to be an enthralling final day at the Under 17 interprovincial series with three teams going into action with a genuine chance of clinching the trophy.
Knights hit by injury troubles ahead of T20 blitz Knights hit by injury troubles ahead of T20 blitz ( ) ZZZZ3:38 pmZZZZ
The Northern Knights' preparations for the T20 interpro weekend have been hampered by a trio of injury problems.
Three out of three for Ireland U15's Three out of three for Ireland U15's ( ) ZZZZ3:12 amZZZZ
Ireland Under 15's have beaten Middlesex twice and Berkshire once on their tour of England.
Coleraine trio named In Warriors T20 squad Coleraine trio named In Warriors T20 squad ( ) ZZZZ11:27 pmZZZZ
The North West Warriors will head to Pembroke in buoyant mood ahead of the T20 festival at Sydney Parade which will take place over the coming weekend.
Harry Tector to captain Wolves in Scotland Harry Tector to captain Wolves in Scotland ( ) ZZZZ7:25 amZZZZ
Harry Tector has been named as captain of the Ireland Wolves squad that will play matches against Scotland A on July 10/11/12.
Fixtures have also been announced for the Ireland Academy in August against the Scotland Academy and 'Future Stars'.
Fixtures have also been announced for the Ireland Academy in August against the Scotland Academy and 'Future Stars'.
Leinster name squad for T20 festival weekend Leinster name squad for T20 festival weekend ( ) ZZZZ4:20 amZZZZ
Leinster have named twelve for the weekend T20 festival at Pembroke CC.
Warriors in pole position to end Lightning reign Warriors in pole position to end Lightning reign ( ) ZZZZ3:03 pmZZZZ
NORTH WEST Warriors are in pole position to end Leinster Lightning’s reign as inter-provincial champions after completing a 10 wickets victory at Comber.
Warriors take control Warriors take control ( ) ZZZZ1:27 amZZZZ
NORTH West Warriors took control of their inter-provincial game at Comber with three half centuries and three more batsmen getting into the 40s as Northern Knights suffered in the field on a sweltering hot day.
Southern XI top table at halfway stage Southern XI top table at halfway stage ( ) ZZZZ11:11 pmZZZZ
The Southern XI top the U17 interpro table at the halfway stage of the series after another win, this time against the NW. Leinster second after low scoring victory against hosts NCU.
Warriors in complete control Warriors in complete control ( ) ZZZZ10:43 pmZZZZ
A last wicket stand of 101 and counting has put the NW Warriors in complete control going into the last day of their Championship clash with the Northern Knights at Comber.
Sean Terry calls time on career Sean Terry calls time on career ( ) ZZZZ7:28 amZZZZ
Sean Terry, the Southampton-born and Australian-raised top order batsman who made his debut for Ireland in 2016, has decided to call time on his international and domestic cricket career with immediate effect.
McCollum century rescues Knights McCollum century rescues Knights ( ) ZZZZ10:09 pmZZZZ
James McCollum scored 116 as the Northern Knights recovered from 13 for 4 and 107 for 7 to post 250 against the NW Warriors at Comber.
Wins for Southern XI and Leinster Wins for Southern XI and Leinster ( ) ZZZZ9:31 pmZZZZ
Diarmuid Carey took six wickets as the Southern XI beat NCU by 50 runs, while a fine all-round display by Mitchell Thompson saw defending champions Leinster defeat the NW by four wickets in the U17 interpros.
Indian mauling ruins Ireland party Indian mauling ruins Ireland party ( ) ZZZZ3:53 pmZZZZ
Imagine you organise an inch-perfect party – great venue, perfect weather, nothing spared on catering and everyone you invite turns up, including the boss and all his mates. And then it all goes horribly wrong – the kids start acting up, one of the uncles throws up in a flower pot and Auntie Mabel falls asleep in the apple pie.
Dockrell dazzles yet again Dockrell dazzles yet again ( ) ZZZZ3:21 pmZZZZ
George Dockrell’s phenomenal form with the bat continued at Stormont as he led his Leinster Lightning side to a three wickets victory over Northern Knights. But the much-deserved maiden century still eludes him.
Lewis and Delany star as Ireland win thriller Lewis and Delany star as Ireland win thriller ( ) ZZZZ2:36 pmZZZZ
A well-measured run chase by Ireland, led by star all-rounder Gaby Lewis and captain Laura Delany, saw Ireland Women’s team defeat Bangladesh by six wickets at Sydney Parade.
Holders knocked out of Ulster Plate Holders knocked out of Ulster Plate ( ) ZZZZ12:44 amZZZZ
Holders CIYMS crashed out of the Ulster Plate as they were beaten by Ardmore. Donemana defeat Waringstown, while Bready edge out North Down. Muckamore fly the flag for NCU with big win over Fox Lodge.
O'Brien stars on Canadian T20 debut O'Brien stars on Canadian T20 debut ( ) ZZZZ10:35 pmZZZZ
Kevin O'Brien thumped five sixes in a rapid 49 on his debut for Edmonton Royals in the Canadian T20 league but it wasn't enough to prevent them being beaten by West Indies B.
Dockrell leads Lightning to victory Dockrell leads Lightning to victory ( ) ZZZZ10:15 pmZZZZ
An unbeaten 94 from Leinster Lightning captain George Dockrell helped his team to a hard fought three wicket win against the Northern Knights at Stormont.
Teenage rampage Teenage rampage ( ) ZZZZ10:06 pmZZZZ
Gaby Lewis went on a teenage rampage at Sydney Parade, blazing a half-century from 31 balls as Ireland pulled off a record chase to beat Bangladesh by six wickets off the last delivery of a fiercely fought T20 series.
Chopra call up for Warriors Chopra call up for Warriors ( ) ZZZZ12:55 amZZZZ
Coleraine all-rounder Rishi Chopra has been selected in the NW Warriors squad for next week's Championship clash with Northern Knights at Comber.
Ireland capitulate without any fight Ireland capitulate without any fight ( ) ZZZZ12:26 amZZZZ
IRELAND captain Gary Wilson had asked for an improvement from Wednesday’s 76 runs defeat to India in the second match of the Twenty20 series in Malahide but the only team that improved were the classy visitors.
Shannon resumes Knights captaincy Shannon resumes Knights captaincy ( ) ZZZZ12:22 amZZZZ
James Shannon resumes the captaincy of Northern Knights on Sunday when they take on Leinster Lightning in the latest inter-provincial Cup match at Stormont
Under 17 interpro squads confirmed Under 17 interpro squads confirmed ( ) ZZZZ11:46 pmZZZZ
The interprovincial Under 17 tournament takes place this week in the NCU region with Leinster favourites to take the title in spite of a shock loss to the Southern XI.
Gulf in class cruelly exposed Gulf in class cruelly exposed ( ) ZZZZ11:13 pmZZZZ
The gulf between the new boys at the top table of world cricket and the most powerful T20 side on the planet was cruelly exposed at Malahide as India scorched to a 143-run victory over Ireland and a 2-0 series victory.
Two out of Two for Bangladesh Two out of Two for Bangladesh ( ) ZZZZ10:28 amZZZZ
Bangladesh clinches series against Ireland in another tense final over win.
Ireland lose thriller to Bangladesh Ireland lose thriller to Bangladesh ( ) ZZZZ12:29 amZZZZ
A brilliant diving outfield catch and an equally brilliant run out in the last three overs weren’t quite enough for Ireland, as Bangladesh Women won a tense last-ball victory at YMCA.
Ulster teams get kind draw Ulster teams get kind draw ( ) ZZZZ12:25 amZZZZ
It was another kind draw for Ulster teams in the Irish Cup when all three sides in the last eight were given home advantage in the quarter-finals.
Little and Terry missing for Lightning Little and Terry missing for Lightning ( ) ZZZZ10:01 amZZZZ
Irish internationals Josh Little and Sean Terry will be absent from the Lightning squad for Sunday's 50 over clash with the Northern Knights at Stormont.
India came, saw and conquered India came, saw and conquered ( ) ZZZZ9:14 amZZZZ
As expected, India came, saw and conquered on their first visit to Ireland for 11 years but James Shannon and Peter Chase ensured the third best T20 side in the world did not have it all their own way at a sun-kissed Malahide.
India canter to victory India canter to victory ( ) ZZZZ9:01 amZZZZ
India cantered to a 76-run victory over Ireland in Wednesday's Twenty20 international at Malahide Cricket Club.
Leinster clinch U15 interpro title yet again Leinster clinch U15 interpro title yet again ( ) ZZZZ2:21 pmZZZZ
Two emphatic wins in the T20 format ensured Leinster clinched the U15 title with a day to spare, beating the Southern XI and NCU at Rush.
Chase and Shannon impress in Irish loss Chase and Shannon impress in Irish loss ( ) ZZZZ1:27 pmZZZZ
Peter Chase took four wickets on his way to his best T20 international figures but it was in a losing cause as Ireland went down to a powerful Indian line-up by 76 runs.
Irish Senior and National Cup draws Irish Senior and National Cup draws ( ) ZZZZ11:31 amZZZZ
Waringstown have been handed a home draw against Pembroke in the quarter-final of the Irish Senior Cup.
Hunter hundred gives Ulster remarkable comeback win Hunter hundred gives Ulster remarkable comeback win ( ) ZZZZ10:12 pmZZZZ
James Hunter scored an unbeaten century and half century as Ulster Schools completed a remarkable comeback victory against Southern Schools in one of the most dramatic contests in the rich fixture history between the teams.
Knights hampered by injury and availability problems Knights hampered by injury and availability problems ( ) ZZZZ9:00 pmZZZZ
The Northern Knights have been hit by an number of availability and injury concerns ahead of their matches across all three formats in the coming days.
Reynolds gains promotion Reynolds gains promotion ( ) ZZZZ5:06 amZZZZ
Reynolds joins Mark Hawthorne, Alan Neill and Roland Black as Cricket Ireland’s four representatives. All four umpires will be in action this week in the India T20I series at Malahide.
Ireland ready for Bangladesh challenge Ireland ready for Bangladesh challenge ( ) ZZZZ4:46 amZZZZ
Ireland Women’s Head Coach and Captain have declared lessons have been learned from the White Ferns series and the squad is fighting fit and ready to take on the next challenge of Bangladesh.
Leinster and Southern XI Under 15s win on opening day Leinster and Southern XI Under 15s win on opening day ( ) ZZZZ12:25 amZZZZ
Leinster began a week of U15 interprovincial action with a resounding 108-run win over the NCU at North County, while the Southern XI were comfortable six wicket victors over the NW at The Hills.
Ireland plan to tackle India head on Ireland plan to tackle India head on ( ) ZZZZ11:56 amZZZZ
GARY Wilson has promised that Ireland will go toe-to-toe with India in the first of two Twenty20 internationals in Malahide
Vincent century puts Southern Schools in charge Vincent century puts Southern Schools in charge ( ) ZZZZ10:11 pmZZZZ
A brilliant century from Andrew Vincent has put Southern Schools in charge against Ulster Schools in their two-day game at Osborne Park.
Magnificent seven for Forkin Magnificent seven for Forkin ( ) ZZZZ10:07 pmZZZZ
Peter Forkin took 7 for 28 to lead the Southern XI to an emphatic seven wicket win over the NCU. Leinster piled on the runs against the NW in a thumping 170-run victory to head the table.
O'Brien to play in Nepal T20 tournament O'Brien to play in Nepal T20 tournament ( ) ZZZZ8:26 amZZZZ
Kevin O'Brien has been signed by Kathmandu Kings to play in the TVS Everest Premier League T20 competition in Nepal.
Switch to four-day games on the cards? Switch to four-day games on the cards? ( ) ZZZZ12:59 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland are considering making the Championship four-day matches next season.
Ireland name U15 squad for Middlesex tour Ireland name U15 squad for Middlesex tour ( ) ZZZZ12:34 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has named the Under-15 Boys Squad to play four fixtures at Merchant Taylors' School Ground, Middlesex in July.
Wilson whips Sussex Wilson whips Sussex ( ) ZZZZ3:10 pmZZZZ
A lightning, unbeaten 55 by skipper Gary Wilson, from just 20 balls which included four consecutive sixes off Will Beer, hurried the Ireland XI to victory with no fewer than five and a half overs to spare.
Thompson relishing India challenge Thompson relishing India challenge ( ) ZZZZ1:49 amZZZZ
The last time Ireland played India was at the World Cup finals in 2015 when Stuart Thompson took the only two wickets as the defending World Champions eased to victory in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Wilson stars as Ireland beat Sussex Wilson stars as Ireland beat Sussex ( ) ZZZZ1:14 amZZZZ
Gary Wilson smashed an 18-ball half century as Ireland beat Sussex by six wickets in the Ed Joyce testimonial match at Arundel.
Ireland upbeat ahead of Indian challenge Ireland upbeat ahead of Indian challenge ( ) ZZZZ3:08 amZZZZ
Like Malahide, it is built on the estate of a Norman castle, but with respect to the picturesque Dublin village, Arundel is in a different league.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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We’ve won games at big events in 50-over cricket especially and also come through many qualifying tournaments at associate level.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Kim Garth and Isobel Joyce were in the thick of the weekend action in the Women's Big Bash League.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.