Ireland International Cricket 2020
Ireland to play Sri Lanka in Test Ireland to play Sri Lanka in Test ( ) ZZZZ5:33 amZZZZ
Ireland's long wait to play their next Test match is set to end next December.
Sri Lanka to host Ireland in Test? Sri Lanka to host Ireland in Test? ( ) ZZZZ6:43 amZZZZ
Sri Lanka media are reporting that Ireland will be playing a Test match in the country next year.
Friends Reunited Friends Reunited ( ) ZZZZ6:08 amZZZZ
IT SAYS much for the dreadful times we are living through that 16 Ireland players have had to go to Abu Dhabi to meet up for the first time in almost five months.
Busy summer ahead for Ireland Men Busy summer ahead for Ireland Men ( ) ZZZZ8:09 amZZZZ
Ireland hope to host South Africa, Pakistan and Zimbabwe on home soil in 2021.
UAE confirm Ireland fixture dates UAE confirm Ireland fixture dates ( ) ZZZZ9:19 amZZZZ
The UAE have confirmed the dates for their four one-day internationals against Ireland in Abu Dhabi next month.
Ireland to return to action in UAE Ireland to return to action in UAE ( ) ZZZZ3:57 amZZZZ
Five months after their last match, Ireland have announced a return to action in January with a month long tour to Abu Dhabi, which will conclude with three World Cup Super League games against Afghanistan.
No Porterfield or Wilson for UAE tour No Porterfield or Wilson for UAE tour ( ) ZZZZ7:35 amZZZZ
William Porterfield and Gary Wilson aren't in the 16-man Ireland squad which will play back-to-back series against UAE and Afghanistan next month.
The death of Raymond Hunter The death of Raymond Hunter ( ) ZZZZ11:42 amZZZZ
Raymond was Ireland's last cricket and rugby international. Edward Liddle reflects on his career in both sports.
Stirling off to Sri Lanka Stirling off to Sri Lanka ( ) ZZZZ8:46 amZZZZ
THE inaugural Lanka (T20) Premier League gets under way on Thursday and with uncertainty over Ireland’s playing schedule in the next few weeks, Paul Stirling has been given clearance by Cricket Ireland to take part in the tournament.
Afghanistan confirm Ireland matches in Abu Dhabi Afghanistan confirm Ireland matches in Abu Dhabi ( ) ZZZZ3:13 amZZZZ
Afghanistan has confirmed they will be playing Ireland in a three-match ODI series in January.
Barnes joins Ireland Barnes joins Ireland ( ) ZZZZ5:50 amZZZZ
IRELAND will have an Assistant Head Coach when they finally return to action after Stuart Barnes was yesterday confirmed as the successor to Rob Cassell.
Ireland appoint Stuart Barnes Ireland appoint Stuart Barnes ( ) ZZZZ7:16 amZZZZ
Stuart Barnes has been appointed Ireland Assistant Head Coach and National Bowling Lead.
Ireland tour to UAE in doubt Ireland tour to UAE in doubt ( ) ZZZZ6:59 amZZZZ
THREE weeks before the Ireland squad are due to leave for the UAE, their series with Scotland and the hosts remains unconfirmed.
Change of pace for Ireland Change of pace for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ4:05 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland’s succession planning will continue apace next year with the names of the 18 full-time contracts awarded for next year - and the emphasis is on pace bowling.
Ireland announce contracts for 2021 Ireland announce contracts for 2021 ( ) ZZZZ6:48 amZZZZ
Boyd Rankin, Tyrone Kane and Stuart Thompson miss out, while George Dockrell and Shane Getkate only get retainers. Peter Chase, David Delany, Josh Little and Curtis Campher awarded full-time deals.
Ireland set for UAE tournament Ireland set for UAE tournament ( ) ZZZZ6:27 amZZZZ
IRELAND are on course to resume international action in December in Abu Dhabi, Covid-19 restrictions permitting.
Bangladesh refuse Ireland invitation Bangladesh refuse Ireland invitation ( ) ZZZZ6:41 amZZZZ
Bangladesh have refused Cricket Ireland's invitation to play a T20 tournament in the UAE.
Porterfield excited by Warwickshire coaching role Porterfield excited by Warwickshire coaching role ( ) ZZZZ3:12 amZZZZ
William Porterfield has revealed his excitement at the coaching opportunity that has arisen with the County’s T20 side, and will fit the coaching duties around his playing commitments with the North West Warriors.
Balbirnie T20 move to Glamorgan confirmed Balbirnie T20 move to Glamorgan confirmed ( ) ZZZZ4:44 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland and Glamorgan have confirmed that Andrew Balbirnie will join the Welsh county for the T20 Blast.
Plenty of Irish interest in T20 Blast Plenty of Irish interest in T20 Blast ( ) ZZZZ4:43 amZZZZ
IRELAND fans will have plenty of interest in this year’s T20 Blast in England with at least two more internationals joining Paul Stirling in the four-week tournament, which starts tomorrow week.
Delany joins Leicestershire Delany joins Leicestershire ( ) ZZZZ2:09 amZZZZ
Gareth Delany will join Leicestershire Foxes for the T20 Blast, including the knockout stages should the Foxes progress, after Cricket Ireland approved the move by submitting a No Objection Certificate.
Ford upbeat with Irish progress Ford upbeat with Irish progress ( ) ZZZZ8:21 amZZZZ
IT all comes back to progress. That’s the buzz word of Ireland head coach Graham Ford and beating the world champions in their own backyard can be only seen as positive going forward with a young squad.
Porterfield keen to fight for starting slot Porterfield keen to fight for starting slot ( ) ZZZZ10:26 amZZZZ
William Porterfield is not ready to give up his Ireland place yet but he admits that Harry Tector had to play in the opening World Cup Super League series against England.
Spice Boys come of age Spice Boys come of age ( ) ZZZZ10:17 pmZZZZ
The contrast could hardly have been greater with the eleven that thumped England in the Rose Bowl, Southampton, on Tuesday – only Kevin O’Brien and Craig Young had passed that roundy birthday and more than half the side was under 24.
Irish youth policy vindicated Irish youth policy vindicated ( ) ZZZZ12:53 amZZZZ
The seven-wicket win against England was a total vindication of the youth policy advocated by Graham Ford and Andrew Balbirnie. Odran Flynn reviews the series.
Holdsworth upbeat after Ireland's win in Southampton Holdsworth upbeat after Ireland's win in Southampton ( ) ZZZZ8:12 amZZZZ
"We won't know the huge significance of this win for another 2.5 years, but I can tell you it's massive".
Harry's Game Harry's Game ( ) ZZZZ3:06 amZZZZ
PAUL STIRLING and skipper Andy Balbirnie rightly received the plaudits for their magnificent centuries that spurred Ireland to a seven-wicket victory over England on Tuesday evening but Harry Tector’s winning cameo may be seen as equally important in the long term.
It's Déjà vu nine years on It's Déjà vu nine years on ( ) ZZZZ10:11 amZZZZ
Nine years after defeating England at the 2011 World Cup, by an incredible coincidence they were set the same total they scored in Bangalore to win the third one-day international against England under the Ageas Bowl foodlights.
Stirling at his best makes England suffer Stirling at his best makes England suffer ( ) ZZZZ8:12 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling played his finest innings for Ireland at the Ageas Bowl last night, striking a magnificent 142 from 128 balls to power the Boys in Green towards a stunning seven-wicket victory over England and their first points in the World Cup Super League.
Value of Stirling soars Value of Stirling soars ( ) ZZZZ1:24 pmZZZZ
THE tributes for Paul Stirling from his peers continued yesterday after his man-of-the-match performance helped Ireland claim an historic first win in a one-day international away to a Full Member, outside of World Cups.
Stirling and Balbirnie star as Ireland beat England Stirling and Balbirnie star as Ireland beat England ( ) ZZZZ2:42 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie shared a record-breaking partnership as Ireland chased down to beat England in the third one-day international at the Aegas Bowl.
Adair returns for final ODI Adair returns for final ODI ( ) ZZZZ2:11 amZZZZ
Mark Adair has been named in the Ireland squad for the final ODI against England.
Stirling targets good starts with bat and ball Stirling targets good starts with bat and ball ( ) ZZZZ6:33 amZZZZ
Ireland vice-captain Paul Stirling insists that if Ireland get a good start in both innings they can claim their first World Cup Super League victory, against England today in the final match of the series.
Little receives ICC reprimand Little receives ICC reprimand ( ) ZZZZ12:27 amZZZZ
Ireland fast bowler Josh Little has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second ODI against England in Southampton on Saturday.
Battling Ireland beaten by England Battling Ireland beaten by England ( ) ZZZZ3:25 amZZZZ
Ireland battled bravely but were ultimately beaten by four wickets as England took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match ODI series.
Balbirnie to stay loyal to youngsters Balbirnie to stay loyal to youngsters ( ) ZZZZ1:21 pmZZZZ
IRELAND captain Andrew Balbirnie confirmed he will stick with his young guns for the third one-day international against England on Tuesday, despite losing the series in the Ageas Bowl.
Campher delight at Ireland elevation Campher delight at Ireland elevation ( ) ZZZZ4:29 amZZZZ
CURTIS Campher admitted his elevation to the Ireland side has “taken me by storm” as he tried to describe his feelings after arguably the most impressive Ireland debut since Ed Joyce 22 years ago.
Balbirnie praises Campher debut Balbirnie praises Campher debut ( ) ZZZZ10:45 amZZZZ
ANDREW Balbirnie, the Ireland captain, described Curtis Campher’s ODI debut as the most impressive he has seen for Ireland.
Positive signs for Ireland despite loss Positive signs for Ireland despite loss ( ) ZZZZ10:42 amZZZZ
WHEN Ireland were 28-5 half an hour into the first day-night international against England, it looked as if the second half of the day would not be needed.
Double injury blow for Ireland Double injury blow for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ8:09 amZZZZ
Barry McCarthy and Boyd Rankin have been ruled out of the Ireland squad for the second ODI against England with their places taken by Peter Chase and George Dockrell.
Happy Campher Happy Campher ( ) ZZZZ6:16 amZZZZ
CURTIS CAMPHER made an impressive start to his international career with a battling half-century at the Ageas Bowl and followed up with a wicket but it wasn’t a winning ODI debut as England swept Ireland aside by six wickets in Southampton.
Ireland beaten after horror start Ireland beaten after horror start ( ) ZZZZ12:08 amZZZZ
Curtis Campher ensured Ireland gained respectability as he rescued his side after a horror start which saw them slump to 28 for 5.
Ian Callender previews game 1 of series Ian Callender previews game 1 of series ( ) ZZZZ6:08 amZZZZ
Ian Callender previews the first game of the three match series versus world Champions England.
Can Ireland challenge England? Can Ireland challenge England? ( ) ZZZZ7:55 amZZZZ
Who could have imagined that when Kevin O’Brien smashed Rashid Khan back over his head for six from the final ball of the Super Over against Afghanistan last March, Ireland would not play another international until the end of July?
Rankin calling for bowling improvement Rankin calling for bowling improvement ( ) ZZZZ4:35 amZZZZ
The experienced strike bowler knows that unless there is big improvement from Sunday's warm-up game, it promises to be another difficult day when the teams meet in the first of three ODIs in the Southampton venue.
Campher in line for Irish debut Campher in line for Irish debut ( ) ZZZZ4:32 amZZZZ
Curtis Campher is in line to make his Ireland debut in the first one-day international against world champions England at the Ageas Bowl tomorrow (2pm).
Adair out, Campher in as Ireland name squad Adair out, Campher in as Ireland name squad ( ) ZZZZ2:38 amZZZZ
Curtis Campher and Harry Tector could both be in line for ODI debuts after being named in the 14-man squad for the three match ODI series against England which gets under way on Thursday.
Opportunity knocks for Ireland Opportunity knocks for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ1:18 amZZZZ
There are few things that have survived the virus stronger, but Ireland’s first one-day international series against England is one of them. What was originally a three-match afterthought in the scrag end of September now becomes centre-stage in high summer.
Ireland given brutal hammering by England Lions Ireland given brutal hammering by England Lions ( ) ZZZZ6:51 amZZZZ
IT WAS only a warm-up game but, ominously for Ireland, it was only the England Lions who hammered them into submission. Next up, it is the world champions.
England name squad for Ireland series England name squad for Ireland series ( ) ZZZZ5:57 amZZZZ
England have named a strong 14-man squad for their ODI series against Ireland which starts on Thursday.
Ireland mauled by Lions Ireland mauled by Lions ( ) ZZZZ1:22 amZZZZ
Ireland suffered a comprehensive loss as England Lions chased down 296 inside 35 overs at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Adair major doubt for ODI series Adair major doubt for ODI series ( ) ZZZZ4:27 amZZZZ
MARK Adair remains a major doubt for next week’s one-day internationals against England after missing the intra-squad game in Southampton.
Ireland sweat on Adair Ireland sweat on Adair ( ) ZZZZ4:27 amZZZZ
ANDY BALBIRNIE will have a better idea of his potential line-up and tactics for the first one-day international next week after a final warm-up match against the England Lions at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Injury concerns for Ireland ahead of England clashes Injury concerns for Ireland ahead of England clashes ( ) ZZZZ4:03 amZZZZ
Ireland have injury worries over influential pair Paul Stirling and Mark Adair ahead of their three-match ODI series against England next week.
Runs aplenty at the Ageas Bowl Runs aplenty at the Ageas Bowl ( ) ZZZZ10:33 amZZZZ
An unbeaten century under the Ageas Bowl lights by Kevin O’Brien was the highlight of Ireland’s practice game which featured four other 50s in a high-scoring thriller.
O'Brien scores hundred in warm-up O'Brien scores hundred in warm-up ( ) ZZZZ2:47 amZZZZ
Kevin O'Brien scored an unbeaten 126 in Ireland's intra-squad warm-up match in Southampton.
All systems go as Ireland return to action All systems go as Ireland return to action ( ) ZZZZ12:56 amZZZZ
THE Ireland players return to action today — but in the most unusual of circumstances. They will play an intra-squad game in the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, their home for the last four days and the next two weeks.
Could Garth be the answer to Ireland's leg-spinning search? Could Garth be the answer to Ireland's leg-spinning search? ( ) ZZZZ2:59 amZZZZ
Ireland's long search for a wicket-taking leg-spinner could be over with the emergence of Pembroke teenager JJ Garth.
Ireland ready for England challenge Ireland ready for England challenge ( ) ZZZZ11:58 pmZZZZ
It’s been interesting to see Phil Simmons and his well-drilled West Indies side battling England in the Test series this week. Since he parted ways with Cricket Ireland to take up his first opportunity to coach his native region in 2015 it has been a strange voyage for the team he left behind.
Thompson added to Ireland squad Thompson added to Ireland squad ( ) ZZZZ4:34 amZZZZ
Stuart Thompson has been added to the Ireland squad travelling to England for the three-match ODI series.
Campher call-up Campher call-up ( ) ZZZZ10:58 amZZZZ
CURTIS CAMPHER is the surprise inclusion in a 21-man Ireland training squad that will fly to Southampton next week for an intensive practice camp ahead of a three-match ODI series with England that starts on July 30.
Ireland take 21 players to England Ireland take 21 players to England ( ) ZZZZ10:55 amZZZZ
IRELAND will take 21 players to England for their 18-day stay which culminates in three one-day internationals against the world champions at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Morgan to lead England in ODI series Morgan to lead England in ODI series ( ) ZZZZ11:15 pmZZZZ
ENGLAND have named a 24-man training group from which the teams for the one-day international series against Ireland at the end of the month will be selected.
Campher and Garth named in Ireland squad Campher and Garth named in Ireland squad ( ) ZZZZ3:13 amZZZZ
Curtis Campher and JJ Garth are the two uncapped players named in a 21-man Ireland training squad ahead of the three-match ODI series against England later this month.
Barnes to join Ireland coaching staff Barnes to join Ireland coaching staff ( ) ZZZZ7:11 amZZZZ
Somerset's Stuart Barnes will join the Ireland squad for the three match ODI series against England later this month.
No Irish Senior or National Cups in 2020 No Irish Senior or National Cups in 2020 ( ) ZZZZ8:33 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland have confirmed that neither the Irish Senior or National Cup competitions will be held in 2020.
Ireland to play two warm-up games ahead of England series Ireland to play two warm-up games ahead of England series ( ) ZZZZ6:21 amZZZZ
IRELAND will have two warm-up games ahead of their three-match one-day international series against world champions England, which has been confirmed by the ECB.
Balbirnie gives thumbs up for Irish clashes with England Balbirnie gives thumbs up for Irish clashes with England ( ) ZZZZ6:48 amZZZZ
Ireland's three-match series against England later this month has been confirmed by the ECB.
Thompson keen to make up for lost time Thompson keen to make up for lost time ( ) ZZZZ3:25 amZZZZ
IT had been two years since Stuart Thompson had played a one-day international for Ireland, but in May last year he was set for his comeback in the glamour match of the season, against England at Malahide. But he is still waiting to play his 20th ODI.
Ireland hopeful of Interprovincial season Ireland hopeful of Interprovincial season ( ) ZZZZ7:31 amZZZZ
There's more good news that it looks possible that some of the interprovincial season can be salvaged this year.
The best is yet to come The best is yet to come ( ) ZZZZ7:05 amZZZZ
PAUL Stirling believes his best years are ahead of him and that’s great news for Ireland and an ominous warning for the top teams in the world.
Adair fit and raring to go Adair fit and raring to go ( ) ZZZZ5:44 amZZZZ
MARK Adair will be fit and raring to go when Ireland return to action, hopefully at the end of next month in the one-day international series against England.
Stirling happy to be sounding board to Balbirnie Stirling happy to be sounding board to Balbirnie ( ) ZZZZ4:50 amZZZZ
PAUL Stirling is happy to be a “sounding board” to Ireland skipper Andrew Balbirnie after being named as official vice-captain.
Stirling takes vice-captaincy role Stirling takes vice-captaincy role ( ) ZZZZ2:11 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling has been appointed vice-captain of Ireland, becoming second in command to Andrew Balbirnie.
Balbirnie itching for Irish return Balbirnie itching for Irish return ( ) ZZZZ7:11 amZZZZ
Ireland captain Andy Balbirnie is itching to get back to competitive action after completing the first week of training at the HPC in Dublin.
ICC defer T20 World Cup decision again ICC defer T20 World Cup decision again ( ) ZZZZ10:00 amZZZZ
THE ICC is still hoping that this year’s T20 World Cup can go ahead but yesterday’s board meeting could not confirm when.
Ireland players resume training ahead of England clashes Ireland players resume training ahead of England clashes ( ) ZZZZ12:14 amZZZZ
Ireland's cricketers got back onto the field yesterday as they emerge out of lockdown, starting their preparation for three ODI's at the end of July in England.
Ireland begin training Ireland begin training ( ) ZZZZ6:44 amZZZZ
It is now 91 days since the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus a pandemic, the day after Ireland completed their three-match Twenty20 series against Afghanistan in India.
Irish return hopes given major boost Irish return hopes given major boost ( ) ZZZZ11:09 amZZZZ
IRELAND’S hopes of a return to action received a huge boost with the England and Wales Cricket Board confirming that their three-match Test series against West Indies will take place next month.
Southampton switch on the cards for Ireland Southampton switch on the cards for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ12:20 amZZZZ
IRELAND’S three one-day internationals against England this summer are set to be moved from Manchester to Southampton and played over a six-day period from July 30-August 4.
Ireland pencilled in for England ODIs at Old Trafford Ireland pencilled in for England ODIs at Old Trafford ( ) ZZZZ3:54 amZZZZ
Ireland's scheduled three one-day internationals have been included in a provisional England fixture list for this summer.
T20 World Cup postponement real possibility T20 World Cup postponement real possibility ( ) ZZZZ12:24 amZZZZ
Reports in the Australian media over the weekend are pointing towards a postponement of the T20 World Cup.
No home fixtures for Ireland this season No home fixtures for Ireland this season ( ) ZZZZ7:16 amZZZZ
A Three-Match series against England would appear to be Ireland’s only hope of international cricket this season after Cricket Ireland formally announced yesterday that the home series against New Zealand and Pakistan have been postponed.
New Zealand and Pakistan series postponed New Zealand and Pakistan series postponed ( ) ZZZZ7:51 amZZZZ
The expected announcement of the postponement of the New Zealand and Pakistan series has been made following a Cricket Ireland Board meeting. Discussions continue regarding the Men's ODIs versus England with the possibility that they may move from their original dates of September.
Balbirnie doubt over T20 World Cup Balbirnie doubt over T20 World Cup ( ) ZZZZ2:04 amZZZZ
Andrew Balbirnie has doubts whether the T20 World Cup will go ahead as planned.
Mark Adair reflects on his first year in international cricket Mark Adair reflects on his first year in international cricket ( ) ZZZZ7:39 amZZZZ
Sunday marked exactly one year since he made his Ireland debut in an ODI against England at Malahide – the day he became a well-known name and one that will carry the Men in Green forward for the next decade.
Date change on the cards for England clashes Date change on the cards for England clashes ( ) ZZZZ8:27 amZZZZ
CRICKET Ireland have been asked if they would bring forward their three one-day internationals against England from September to the end of July and beginning of August.
T20 World Cup to be played behind closed doors? T20 World Cup to be played behind closed doors? ( ) ZZZZ1:37 pmZZZZ
THE chief health officer of the state of Victoria has warned that the T20 World Cup could be played behind closed doors.
Cuts for staff as Ireland play waiting game Cuts for staff as Ireland play waiting game ( ) ZZZZ4:09 amZZZZ
CRICKET Ireland are playing the waiting game but chief executive Warren Deutrom has given the biggest hint yet that he does not expect any of their home internationals this summer to go ahead as scheduled.
Balbirnie: The reluctant number 3 Balbirnie: The reluctant number 3 ( ) ZZZZ3:31 amZZZZ
Andrew Balbirnie admits he was reluctant at first to bat at number 3, the slot he has made his own for Ireland in a new podcast interview out today.
White positive despite Irish lockdown White positive despite Irish lockdown ( ) ZZZZ4:58 amZZZZ
AS a schoolteacher, Instonians captain and chairman of the Ireland selectors, Andrew White should be preparing for the busiest time of his year but, like everyone else, he is lockdown at home with only a not so attentive class of two to teach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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SHANE Getkate is back in the Ireland squad for next month’s three-match T20 series against Afghanistan in Greater Noida.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Paul Stirling has signed for the Northants Steelbacks for part of the 2020 Blast.
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CRICKET Ireland have defended the decision to dispense with the services of their popular assistant coach and Lead Fast Bowling coach Rob Cassell.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Ireland's scheduled Test against Zimbabwe in April looks to be in serious doubt as the financial headwinds of both countries continue to bite.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Unfortunately the main Ireland support party have returned home.
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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.
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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.
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West Indies coach Phil Simmons singled out Andy McBrine and Gareth Delany for special mention.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Afghanistan have confirmed they will play Ireland in a three-match T20I series in India this March.
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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!”
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IT was a last over which captain Andrew Balbirnie will relive over and over again, just wondering how Ireland came up short.
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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.
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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.
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The Donemana man is only the second Ireland player to reach the landmark, behind Kevin O’Brien who was playing his 360th international.
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Ireland lost the first ODI against West Indies by five wickets after only managing to score 180 at Kensington Oval in Barbados.
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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.
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Cricket Ireland have confirmed the 19 players who were awarded central contracts for the 2020 season.
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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.
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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).
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Ireland batsman James Shannon has confirmed his retirement from cricket at the age of 29.
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Ireland battled bravely but were ultimately beaten by three wickets against the West Indies Board XI in their final warm-up match in Barbados.
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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.