Ireland International Cricket 2020
Ford upbeat about Irish future Ford upbeat about Irish future ( ) ZZZZ2:01 amZZZZ
The only problem, although he didn’t know it when he boarded the flight from Dublin, was that not only had he a broken vertebra and three fractured ribs, he had also damaged his lung.
The 25 runners and riders for T20 WC squad The 25 runners and riders for T20 WC squad ( ) ZZZZ7:52 amZZZZ
A look at just who might be in the selectors thoughts if the T20 World Cup gets the green light later this year.
Ireland postpone series against Bangladesh Ireland postpone series against Bangladesh ( ) ZZZZ3:53 amZZZZ
Ireland's planned seven-match series against Bangladesh in May has been postponed.
Waiting game for Irish cricket Waiting game for Irish cricket ( ) ZZZZ7:00 amZZZZ
As with the rest of the sporting world, an uncertain summer lies ahead for the cricket fraternity throughout Ireland.
Delany continues to soar Delany continues to soar ( ) ZZZZ5:13 amZZZZ
It's been quite an introduction to international cricket for Leinster all-rounder Gareth Delany, who last week was named at number five in the ICC rankings, just nine months after his debut.
Ireland tour of Zimbabwe to be called off Ireland tour of Zimbabwe to be called off ( ) ZZZZ11:52 pmZZZZ
IRELAND’S tour of Zimbabwe next month is set to be one of the last casualties of the Coronavirus outbreak when an announcement is made on Monday.
Ireland and Zimbabwe confirm postponement Ireland and Zimbabwe confirm postponement ( ) ZZZZ6:41 amZZZZ
CRICKET Ireland and Zimbabwe Cricket have agreed to postpone next month’s six-match series in Bulawayo.
Jones becomes international selector Jones becomes international selector ( ) ZZZZ3:06 amZZZZ
Nigel Jones has been appointed an international selector, replacing Albert van der Merwe on the panel.
Ireland’s greatest ever T20 win? Ireland’s greatest ever T20 win? ( ) ZZZZ12:46 amZZZZ
Ian Callender reflects on Ireland's Super Over win against Afghanistan.
John Cochrane remembered John Cochrane remembered ( ) ZZZZ10:15 pmZZZZ
Former Irish international John Cochrane has died at the age of 91. There can't be many cricketers who made their debuts at the age of 41 while already a grandfather, but he was quite a remarkable all-rounder.
Lucky 13 for Ireland Lucky 13 for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ9:54 pmZZZZ
KEVIN O’BRIEN ended a seven-year winless run against Afghanistan in dramatic style with a six from the last ball of a Super Over as Ireland squeezed to victory in the third and final T20 international in Greater Noida, India.
Post match reaction after Ireland beat Afghanistan Post match reaction after Ireland beat Afghanistan ( ) ZZZZ7:46 amZZZZ
Super Over heroes Craig Young, Kevin O'Brien and Harry Tector reflect on a nail-biting win over Afghanistan as they clinched a consolation win in the T20 Tri-Series.
Last gasp O'Brien wins the day Last gasp O'Brien wins the day ( ) ZZZZ7:14 amZZZZ
FOR the first time in seven years, Ireland's Call was sung in the dressing room after a T20 international against Afghanistan after Kevin O'Brien had hit the last ball of the Super Over for six.
O'Brien the hero as Ireland end hoodoo O'Brien the hero as Ireland end hoodoo ( ) ZZZZ9:15 pmZZZZ
Kevin O'Brien's last gasp six sealed Ireland's first win in a T20I against Afghanistan for seven years in a Super Over thriller in Greater Noida.
Ireland to face Bangladesh in England Ireland to face Bangladesh in England ( ) ZZZZ9:10 pmZZZZ
THE venues have been confirmed for Ireland’s four-game Twenty20 series against Bangladesh in May and three of them will host night matches.
Ireland v Bangladesh T20 venues announced Ireland v Bangladesh T20 venues announced ( ) ZZZZ8:19 amZZZZ
Ireland will be 'playing away' in the T20 series with Bangladesh with games scheduled for The Oval, Chelmsford, Bristol and Edgbaston.
Ireland lose again to Afghanistan Ireland lose again to Afghanistan ( ) ZZZZ5:25 pmZZZZ
IN the end it came down to the last overs but while Afghanistan clubbed 26, including four sixes, Ireland could scramble only four singles and Ireland are still waiting for their first win against their closest rivals in India.
Balbirnie rues lost opportunity Balbirnie rues lost opportunity ( ) ZZZZ10:26 pmZZZZ
ANDY BALBIRNIE was left wondering what might have been as Ireland gained the upper hand over Afghanistan in Greater Noida, India, before letting it slip and losing a 12th straight T20 international by 21 runs, and with it the best-of-three series.
It's the same old song It's the same old song ( ) ZZZZ9:42 pmZZZZ
It's not unusual by Tom Jones was being belted out over the stadium tannoy as Afghanistan beat Ireland by 21 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in their three match T20I series in Greater Noida.
Stirling can't stave off defeat Stirling can't stave off defeat ( ) ZZZZ7:31 pmZZZZ
PAUL STIRLING scored his seventh T20 half-century in 12 months but Ireland could not mark their 1,000th game with a win in Greater Noida, India, as Afghanistan continued to dominate in the short format with an 11-run D/L victory in the first of a three-match series.
Landmark match ends in defeat Landmark match ends in defeat ( ) ZZZZ6:24 amZZZZ
A landmark match but no landmark result for Ireland as they lost their 1,000th game and their 11th consecutive T20 international against Afghanistan since the debut of Rashid Khan.
Afghanistan extend winning run Afghanistan extend winning run ( ) ZZZZ6:07 pmZZZZ
Afghanistan's stranglehold over Ireland in T20 cricket continues as they won their 11th game in a row against the Boys In Green.
Can Ireland end Afghan losing streak? Can Ireland end Afghan losing streak? ( ) ZZZZ9:10 pmZZZZ
IT is 46 days since Ireland lost by nine wickets to West Indies in a Twenty20 international in St Kitts, “a long time ago in terms of cricket”, according to Andrew Balbirnie.
Ireland tour given green light Ireland tour given green light ( ) ZZZZ6:55 pmZZZZ
THE green light has been given – for now – for Ireland to play three Twenty20 internationals and three one-day internationals in Zimbabwe at the start of next month.
Can Ireland beat Afghanistan? Can Ireland beat Afghanistan? ( ) ZZZZ4:11 amZZZZ
IRELAND will play their 1,000th match in Greater Noida today and look to end a run of T20 defeats by Afghanistan that seems to stretch back almost as far, having not beaten their closest rivals in the shortest format since Trent Johnston retired in 2013.
Balbirnie excited by Afghan challenge Balbirnie excited by Afghan challenge ( ) ZZZZ12:34 amZZZZ
Andrew Balbirnie sees the upcoming series against Afghanistan as a critical piece in the squad’s preparation for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
No Test for Ireland in Zimbabwe No Test for Ireland in Zimbabwe ( ) ZZZZ9:22 pmZZZZ
Ireland will be playing Zimbabwe in six matches next month, but as widely expected there will be no Test match on the agenda.
Chest infection rules out Wilson Chest infection rules out Wilson ( ) ZZZZ6:44 amZZZZ
Wilson, Ireland’s third most capped player, has not recovered from the chest infection which kept him out of the Ireland Wolves one-day games on their South African tour last week and has returned home to Belfast.
My favourite match (30): Ireland v England 2011 My favourite match (30): Ireland v England 2011 ( ) ZZZZ8:23 amZZZZ
It's that amazing run chase in 2011, when a record-breaking century from Kevin O'Brien saw Ireland beat England in Bangalore. No surprise it's the Railway Union man's favourite match.
Doheny called into Ireland squad Doheny called into Ireland squad ( ) ZZZZ2:32 amZZZZ
21-year old uncapped wicket-keeper/batsman Stephen Doheny has flown out to India as a replacement for Gary Wilson in the Ireland squad.
My favourite match (29): Ireland v West Indies 1969 My favourite match (29): Ireland v West Indies 1969 ( ) ZZZZ8:09 pmZZZZ
It's back to Sion Mills 1969 and an incredible performance which saw the West Indies skittled for just 25 which is the favourite match of Ivan Anderson.
Ireland get ready to face nemesis Ireland get ready to face nemesis ( ) ZZZZ8:55 pmZZZZ
IRELAND’S nemesis in Twenty20 cricket, Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, is certain to be front and centre when the latest series between the teams gets under way in Greater Noida on Friday.
My favourite match (28): Ireland v Pakistan 2007 My favourite match (28): Ireland v Pakistan 2007 ( ) ZZZZ9:18 pmZZZZ
A never to be forgotten St Patrick's Day win over Pakistan in the 2007 World Cup in Jamaica is the favourite game of Man of the Match that day Niall O'Brien.
My favourite match (27): England v Ireland 2019 My favourite match (27): England v Ireland 2019 ( ) ZZZZ9:24 pmZZZZ
The word historic tends to get bandied around too often when describing cricket games, but this one truly justified that tag as Ireland travelled to Lord's to take on England in a Test match.
My favourite match (26): Ireland v UAE 2015 My favourite match (26): Ireland v UAE 2015 ( ) ZZZZ11:34 pmZZZZ
It's another victory at a World Cup event, but this time it's one where Ireland were favourites against a fellow Associate, as they edged out UAE by two wickets.
My favourite match (25): Ireland v Zimbabwe 2019 My favourite match (25): Ireland v Zimbabwe 2019 ( ) ZZZZ8:39 pmZZZZ
A nine wicket win at a packed Bready in 2019 is the favourite match of NW cricket media officer Lawrence Moore.
Bangladesh T20 series dates confirmed Bangladesh T20 series dates confirmed ( ) ZZZZ8:32 pmZZZZ
IRELAND are set to play four Twenty20 internationals against Bangladesh in May – in England.
Ford to miss Afghan series Ford to miss Afghan series ( ) ZZZZ7:54 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland today confirmed that Ireland Men’s Head Coach Graham Ford will miss the upcoming T20 International series to recover from injury, with Assistant Coach Rob Cassell announced as acting Head Coach for the series.
My favourite match (24): Ireland v Pakistan 2018 My favourite match (24): Ireland v Pakistan 2018 ( ) ZZZZ10:23 pmZZZZ
A week to remember at Malahide in 2018 as Ireland played Pakistan in their first Test match. Ireland lost by five wickets but the historic encounter is the favourite match of Ian Callender.
Wolves wrap up a 4-1 series win Wolves wrap up a 4-1 series win ( ) ZZZZ11:00 pmZZZZ
Four half centuries from four different players was the perfect finale for Ireland Wolves yesterday as they completed a 4-1 series victory against Namibia in Pretoria.
My favourite match (23): Middlesex v Ireland 1980 My favourite match (23): Middlesex v Ireland 1980 ( ) ZZZZ10:30 pmZZZZ
It's back to 1980 and Ireland's first competitive match in the Gillette Cup against a star-studded Middlesex side that contained nine Test players which is the favourite match for Ian Johnston.
Impressive Wolves clinch series victory Impressive Wolves clinch series victory ( ) ZZZZ9:47 pmZZZZ
Ireland Wolves clinched the T20 series with impressive back-to-back chases against Namibia to earn a four-one win in Pretoria.
Doheny and Mulder lead Ireland Wolves to victory Doheny and Mulder lead Ireland Wolves to victory ( ) ZZZZ2:52 amZZZZ
Stephen Doheny scored another half century, while Jacob Mulder took three wickets as Ireland Wolves beat Namibia by 49 runs to take a 2-1 lead in their ongoing series against Namibia.
Kane keen to reboot career Kane keen to reboot career ( ) ZZZZ10:14 pmZZZZ
Tyrone Kane is hoping the ongoing Wolves tour against Namibia will be the perfect vehicle to reboot his stalled Irish career which has seen him earn ten senior caps in five years.
Doheny looking to impress Doheny looking to impress ( ) ZZZZ10:03 pmZZZZ
Rush opener Stephen Doheny is looking to make the next step up on the international ladder as Ireland Wolves series against Namibia gets under way.
Getkate back for Ireland Getkate back for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ5:36 amZZZZ
SHANE Getkate is back in the Ireland squad for next month’s three-match T20 series against Afghanistan in Greater Noida.
Ireland name squad for Afghan series Ireland name squad for Afghan series ( ) ZZZZ11:01 amZZZZ
The squad of 14 which has been named to take on Afghanistan in three T20s next month shows one change with Shane Getkate replacing Mark Adair.
Where do Ireland get their cricketers? Where do Ireland get their cricketers? ( ) ZZZZ9:47 pmZZZZ
The selection in Ireland squads this week of Mike Frost and Curtis Campher has led to much debate among the cricketing fraternity as to the wisdom of including players who have yet to set foot on Irish soil.
Stirling will give it a Blast Stirling will give it a Blast ( ) ZZZZ4:17 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling will be back in county cricket next season, after all, after being snapped up by Northamptonshire to play in the Vitality T20 Blast.
Stirling joins Northants for T20 Blast Stirling joins Northants for T20 Blast ( ) ZZZZ9:53 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling has signed for the Northants Steelbacks for part of the 2020 Blast.
Ireland defend Cassell decision Ireland defend Cassell decision ( ) ZZZZ8:10 pmZZZZ
CRICKET Ireland have defended the decision to dispense with the services of their popular assistant coach and Lead Fast Bowling coach Rob Cassell.
Good man gone Good man gone ( ) ZZZZ3:29 amZZZZ
Rob Cassell holds a pretty unique position in Irish cricket - he was universally admired and never the subject of criticism. So why is he leaving?
Cricket over but the news keeps coming Cricket over but the news keeps coming ( ) ZZZZ8:19 amZZZZ
In the space of 24 hours, Ireland have been dealt a double blow with the news that Assistant Coach and Lead Fast Bowling Coach Rob Cassell is leaving his post and the likely cancellation of yet another Test match.
Could Ireland play a Test against Pakistan? Could Ireland play a Test against Pakistan? ( ) ZZZZ11:04 pmZZZZ
The news that the scheduled Test between Ireland and Zimbabwe will not take place in April represents another hammer blow for the players looking to perform at the highest level.
Stirling picks up prestigious award Stirling picks up prestigious award ( ) ZZZZ9:30 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling has been named the Irish Independent Sportstar of the Week for his match winning 95 in the recent T20 against the West Indies in Grenada.
Ireland Test against Zimbabwe in serious doubt Ireland Test against Zimbabwe in serious doubt ( ) ZZZZ4:10 amZZZZ
Ireland's scheduled Test against Zimbabwe in April looks to be in serious doubt as the financial headwinds of both countries continue to bite.
Ireland averages from the West Indies tour Ireland averages from the West Indies tour ( ) ZZZZ9:03 pmZZZZ
A look at how the Irish players performed during the recent six match tour of the Caribbean, where they shared the spoils in the T20 series, but were whitewashed in the ODI's.
Afghanistan next in line for Ireland Afghanistan next in line for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ7:33 pmZZZZ
IRELAND’S next action is a T20 series in March against Afghanistan in India, where they have lost all six games in the shortest format, so a nine wickets hammering was not the way they wanted to end their Caribbean tour.
Ireland outgunned by West Indies Ireland outgunned by West Indies ( ) ZZZZ5:58 amZZZZ
Ireland's Caribbean tour ended on a low note as they slumped to a nine wicket loss to the hosts in St Kitts as the T20 series finished level.
Life and times of Phil Simmons Life and times of Phil Simmons ( ) ZZZZ5:02 amZZZZ
WEST Indies head coach Phil Simmons was disappointed but not surprised by Ireland’s victory in the first Twenty20 international in Grenada on Wednesday evening. He has been there before, many times.
Rain ruins second T20 in St Kitts Rain ruins second T20 in St Kitts ( ) ZZZZ4:27 amZZZZ
The second T20 international in St Kitts was washed out, meaning Ireland are ensured at least a share of the series spoils with one game remaining.
On top of the world On top of the world ( ) ZZZZ12:27 amZZZZ
A world record powerplay score by Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien set up a stunning victory for Ireland over the world T20 champions in the first game of the series in Grenada.
Can Ireland get back to back wins for the first time in T20I series? Can Ireland get back to back wins for the first time in T20I series? ( ) ZZZZ4:15 pmZZZZ
Unfortunately the main Ireland support party have returned home.
Balbirnie praises battling Ireland Balbirnie praises battling Ireland ( ) ZZZZ11:37 pmZZZZ
Irish skipper Andy Balbirnie has praised the resilience of his side after they bounced back from an ODI series whitewash to win the first T20I in Grenada.
Stirling stars as Ireland beat West Indies Stirling stars as Ireland beat West Indies ( ) ZZZZ11:13 pmZZZZ
PAUL STIRLING brought his own heat to the spice island of Grenada with a blistering 95 from 47 balls and it was just enough to give Ireland a nailbiting four-run victory over the West Indies and a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Praise for Andy McBrine from West Indies coach Phil Simmons Praise for Andy McBrine from West Indies coach Phil Simmons ( ) ZZZZ6:25 amZZZZ
West Indies coach Phil Simmons singled out Andy McBrine and Gareth Delany for special mention.
Ford looks for progress Ford looks for progress ( ) ZZZZ1:08 pmZZZZ
While Ireland can talk about the injustice of the run-out decision which denied them victory in the second one-day international, the record books will show a 3-0 series win for West Indies after decisive margins in the other two games.
Ireland Wolves tour boost Ireland Wolves tour boost ( ) ZZZZ6:48 amZZZZ
There is a boost for players looking to break into the senior Ireland ranks with the news that Ireland Wolves are lining up a major series against Namibia.
West Indies complete clean sweep West Indies complete clean sweep ( ) ZZZZ1:33 amZZZZ
ANDY BALBIRNIE led from the front with a classy 71 for Ireland in Grenada but there was to be no repeat of the drama of Thursday night as the West Indies eased to a five-wicket victory and a 3-0 clean sweep of the one-day international series.
Afghanistan confirm T20I series Afghanistan confirm T20I series ( ) ZZZZ4:30 amZZZZ
Afghanistan have confirmed they will play Ireland in a three-match T20I series in India this March.
Porterfield keen to continue Porterfield keen to continue ( ) ZZZZ1:12 amZZZZ
WHEN William Porterfield is asked what his memories of playing in Grenada are, he replies: “I don’t remember much about the ground because we weren’t there long enough!”
Balbirnie philosophical after near miss Balbirnie philosophical after near miss ( ) ZZZZ6:48 amZZZZ
IT was a last over which captain Andrew Balbirnie will relive over and over again, just wondering how Ireland came up short.
Heartbreak for Ireland in crazy finish Heartbreak for Ireland in crazy finish ( ) ZZZZ9:30 amZZZZ
In one of the longest and most dramatic final overs in any ODI, Ireland had two chances to take the final wicket but squandered both and last man Sheldon Cottrell hit the fifth ball over the extra cover boundary to spark wild celebrations from the home fans and players.
Ireland fall agonisingly short Ireland fall agonisingly short ( ) ZZZZ5:14 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie was within millimetres of recording his first victory as Ireland skipper only to see it twice slip away as the West Indies won a thrilling second odi by one wicket with a ball to spare in Barbados.
Porterfield reaches 300 cap milestone Porterfield reaches 300 cap milestone ( ) ZZZZ5:46 amZZZZ
The Donemana man is only the second Ireland player to reach the landmark, behind Kevin O’Brien who was playing his 360th international.
Ireland batting fails to fire Ireland batting fails to fire ( ) ZZZZ11:21 pmZZZZ
Ireland lost the first ODI against West Indies by five wickets after only managing to score 180 at Kensington Oval in Barbados.
Ireland well beaten in tour opener Ireland well beaten in tour opener ( ) ZZZZ4:39 amZZZZ
IRELAND’S batting failed to fire in Barbados to allow West Indies to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match one-day international series with a comfortable five wickets victory.
Ireland confirm contracted players for 2020 Ireland confirm contracted players for 2020 ( ) ZZZZ4:08 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland have confirmed the 19 players who were awarded central contracts for the 2020 season.
Can Ireland upset West Indies? Can Ireland upset West Indies? ( ) ZZZZ7:54 amZZZZ
IRELAND’S two warm-up matches in the Caribbean have gone much as expected with four solid batting displays and the bowlers coming out second best.
Singh in line for Ireland recall? Singh in line for Ireland recall? ( ) ZZZZ1:08 amZZZZ
SIMI Singh could have forced his way back into the Ireland squad for the first one-day international against West Indies in Barbarbos (5.30pm GMT).
James Shannon confirms retirement James Shannon confirms retirement ( ) ZZZZ4:35 amZZZZ
Ireland batsman James Shannon has confirmed his retirement from cricket at the age of 29.
Ireland beaten by CWI Board XI Ireland beaten by CWI Board XI ( ) ZZZZ10:04 amZZZZ
Ireland battled bravely but were ultimately beaten by three wickets against the West Indies Board XI in their final warm-up match in Barbados.
Ireland survive late scare to beat Wanderers Ireland survive late scare to beat Wanderers ( ) ZZZZ9:14 amZZZZ
Ireland began their West Indies campaign with a 45-run win over club side Wanderers at St. Catherines, surviving a late onslaught by Roshon Primus.