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Stirling favourite for International Award Stirling favourite for International Award ZZZZ12:48 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling looks favourite for the Ireland International Player of the Year award at Friday's event.
Ireland Player of the Decade Awards Ireland Player of the Decade Awards ZZZZ4:11 amZZZZ
Ireland will choose their Player of the Decade at their awards ceremony next Friday, with shortlists of five being drawn up for both the men and women.
Stirling set to make history in Pakistan Stirling set to make history in Pakistan ZZZZ8:32 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling this weekend becomes the first Irish cricketer to play an elite-level game in Pakistan for almost 100 years.
Pretorius added to Wolves squad Pretorius added to Wolves squad ZZZZ12:39 amZZZZ
Ruhan Pretorius has replaced George Dockrell in the Ireland Wolves squad for its tour to Bangladesh.
Dockrell withdraws from Wolves tour Dockrell withdraws from Wolves tour ZZZZ3:06 amZZZZ
George Dockrell has withdrawn from the Ireland Wolves tour which is due to fly to Bangladesh tomorrow.
Delany undergoes surgery Delany undergoes surgery ZZZZ2:46 amZZZZ
David Delany has undergone surgery on his knee after suffering a tear of his lateral meniscus.
Ireland confirm home fixtures Ireland confirm home fixtures ZZZZ7:31 amZZZZ
Ireland have confirmed 12 home fixtures against South Africa and Zimbabwe, with the hope that they will also play two T20Is against Pakistan in England.
Stirling to play in Pakistan Super League Stirling to play in Pakistan Super League ZZZZ2:25 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling has joined Islamabad United to replace Colin Munro.
Cricket Zimbabwe 'clarify' cancellation cause. Cricket Zimbabwe 'clarify' cancellation cause. ZZZZ7:43 amZZZZ
Zimbabwe Cricket have confirmed that it was “scheduling challenges” rather than Covid-19 which forced them to cancel Ireland’s tour in April for a second time.
Ireland tour of Zimbabwe off Ireland tour of Zimbabwe off ZZZZ6:46 amZZZZ
Zimbabwe have advised Ireland that their planned tour in April cannot proceed at present due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in the country.
Death of Eddie Moore Death of Eddie Moore ZZZZ11:18 pmZZZZ
Sad news as we learn of the death over the weekend of former Irish international Eddie Moore. In tribute we reproduce Edward Liddle's biography of the left-armer.
McBrine hopeful of Ireland future McBrine hopeful of Ireland future ZZZZ7:23 amZZZZ
While Ireland’s recent tour of the UAE was bitterly disappointing, Andy McBrine produced some of his best displays in a green shirt, including a five wicket haul in the first match against Afghanistan.
Stirling shortlisted for Player of the Month Award Stirling shortlisted for Player of the Month Award ZZZZ12:57 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling is one of three players shortlisted in the men's category for the inaugural ICC Player of the Month.
Where did it all go wrong for Ireland? Where did it all go wrong for Ireland? ZZZZ7:00 amZZZZ
The tour as a whole was a big disappointment. Apart from failing to gain any World Super League points, the performance of several of the players is a cause for concern.
O'Brien takes coaching role with Delhi Bulls O'Brien takes coaching role with Delhi Bulls ZZZZ5:47 amZZZZ
Ireland international Kevin O'Brien has one eye perhaps on the future as he has accepted a coaching role in the UAE T10 League.
Afghanistan 3 Stirling 0 Afghanistan 3 Stirling 0 ZZZZ12:53 amZZZZ
PAUL STIRLING joined an elite band of 10 batsmen who have scored four ODI centuries in six matches or fewer, but it again wasn’t enough to get Ireland over the line.
Ireland end with a whimper Ireland end with a whimper ZZZZ6:58 amZZZZ
Ireland’s three match World Super League series against Afghanistan ended with a whimper, severely damaging their chances of automatic qualification for the 2023 World Cup.
Stirling breaks into ICC top 20 Stirling breaks into ICC top 20 ZZZZ3:06 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling's 420 runs against UAE and Afghanistan have seen him reach the top 20 of the ICC rankings.
Rashid trumps Stirling in whitewash Rashid trumps Stirling in whitewash ZZZZ2:11 amZZZZ
A DIFFERENT day but the same story. Paul Stirling hit another superb century for Ireland, but it was not enough to prevent a Rashid Khan-inspired Afghanistan from completing a 3-0 clean sweep.
Familar failings as Afghanistan whitewash Ireland Familar failings as Afghanistan whitewash Ireland ZZZZ8:11 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling scored his fourth ODI hundred in six matches but it was all in vain yet again as Rashid Khan's all-round display led Afghanistan to victory by 36 runs.
Ian Callender on Roy Torrens Ian Callender on Roy Torrens ZZZZ6:07 amZZZZ
ANYONE who met Roy Torrens invariably had a friend for life. That was certainly my lucky fate, when I said hello to the new Ireland cricket selector at Eglinton in 1992.
Ireland bowlers no answer to Afghanistan Ireland bowlers no answer to Afghanistan ZZZZ7:05 amZZZZ
PAUL Stirling did it for Roy Torrens but the Ireland bowlers had no answer to a chanceless third wicket stand of 184 as Afghanistan claimed victory in the second World Cup Super League match.
Stirling ton in vain on emotional day Stirling ton in vain on emotional day ZZZZ4:35 amZZZZ
PAUL STIRLING paid a special tribute to ‘Uncle Roy’ with a top quality century but Ireland again came up second best, losing to Afghanistan by seven wickets.
Big Roy Big Roy ZZZZ11:42 amZZZZ
Roy Torrens did not lose many battles in his 72 years. However, as his great friend Robin Walsh said yesterday shortly after Roy had sadly passed away from Covid 19, “even the big man couldn’t fight this bloody thing”.
Ireland beaten despite Stirling century Ireland beaten despite Stirling century ZZZZ11:17 amZZZZ
Ireland were comprehensively beaten by Afghanistan in the second World Super League ODI. There is no point in attempting to put a positive spin on a seven-wicket defeat with almost five overs to spare.
Ireland keen to win for Roy Ireland keen to win for Roy ZZZZ5:52 amZZZZ
Losing a tight first game to Afghanistan was a setback, but the news from home yesterday was devastating. Roy Torrens, their former manager, and friend to all, lost his last battle to Covid-19, aged 72.
Tributes pour in for Roy Torrens Tributes pour in for Roy Torrens ZZZZ5:38 amZZZZ
TRIBUTES flooded in yesterday following the death of Ireland cricket legend Roy Torrens. He was 72.
Ireland look to atone for Afghanistan errors Ireland look to atone for Afghanistan errors ZZZZ8:58 pmZZZZ
The Ireland players were given the day off yesterday ahead of the remaining two games in the World Cup Super League series against Afghanistan in the space of three days.
McBrine hoping to kick on McBrine hoping to kick on ZZZZ5:36 amZZZZ
The Donemana off spinner admitted that losing the first World Cup Super League game against Afghanistan on Thursday dampened his excitement but he was glad to get the monkey off his back.
Death of Roy Torrens Death of Roy Torrens ZZZZ4:49 amZZZZ
Former Ireland player, manager, selector, and President Roy Torrens has sadly died at the age of 72. In tribute we post an article written by his good friend Robin Walsh in June last year.
Missed chances cost Ireland dearly Missed chances cost Ireland dearly ZZZZ4:32 amZZZZ
ANDY McBrine and Lorcan Tucker both produced career best performances but Ireland could not recover from two dropped catches and a missed run-out to hand Afghanistan their first 10 points.
McBrine stars but Ireland beaten McBrine stars but Ireland beaten ZZZZ3:22 amZZZZ
ANDY McBRINE became the second Ireland spinner to claim a five-fer this week in Abu Dhabi, and Lorcan Tucker followed up with a quality 83, but those career-best efforts weren't enough.
Afghanistan outgun Ireland to claim first points Afghanistan outgun Ireland to claim first points ZZZZ8:54 amZZZZ
Ireland came up just 17 runs short of victory in the first of three crucial World Super League ODIs against Afghanistan.
Stirling holds key for Ireland Stirling holds key for Ireland ZZZZ1:51 amZZZZ
PAUL Stirling could hold the key to an Ireland success in their World Cup Super League games against Afghanistan over the next six days.
Balbirnie confident ahead of Afghanistan clashes Balbirnie confident ahead of Afghanistan clashes ZZZZ8:21 amZZZZ
ANDREW Balbirnie has told his Ireland side to go and express themselves in the upcoming three-match World Cup Super League series against Afghanistan, which gets under way in Abu Dhabi.
Balbrinie happy to eat humble pie after Singh heroics Balbrinie happy to eat humble pie after Singh heroics ZZZZ4:49 amZZZZ
“I don't know who didn’t pick Simi Singh in the first game”, was Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie’s first response at the post-match press conference in Abu Dhabi.
Singh stars as Ireland beat UAE Singh stars as Ireland beat UAE ZZZZ3:55 amZZZZ
SIMI SINGH gave the MOM adjudicator the easiest of jobs by following up his first ODI half-century with a career-best 5-10 as Ireland trounced the UAE by 112 runs.
Singh when you're winning Singh when you're winning ZZZZ9:09 amZZZZ
Odran Flynn on Ireland's win against UAE and a look ahead to the three World Cup Super League clashes against Afghanistan.
Fifth time lucky as Ireland face UAE on Monday Fifth time lucky as Ireland face UAE on Monday ZZZZ7:33 amZZZZ
It's a case of fifth time lucky for Ireland and the UAE with their second ODI getting the green light to be played at last on Monday.
Stirling targets series win against Afghanistan Stirling targets series win against Afghanistan ZZZZ7:23 amZZZZ
IRELAND vice-captain Paul Stirling is targeting a 2-1 victory against Afghanistan in the World Cup Super League series against Afghanistan which begins in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Ireland lose to Afghanistan Ireland lose to Afghanistan ZZZZ7:20 amZZZZ
THE Ireland squad finally returned to match action in Abu Dhabi yesterday at the end of a frustrating week, but lost to an Afghanistan XI by 23 runs.
Afghanistan beat Ireland in warm-up Afghanistan beat Ireland in warm-up ZZZZ9:06 amZZZZ
With their series against UAE in tatters, Ireland opted to play Afghanistan in an unofficial warm-up match ahead of their World Cup Qualifiers on Thursday.
And then there was one And then there was one ZZZZ6:20 amZZZZ
Ireland's scheduled Saturday ODI against UAE is called off, but hopes remain that the teams will be able to play on Monday.
Big Red raring to go Big Red raring to go ZZZZ9:22 amZZZZ
Craig Young is hoping to get the chance to rectify a rusty bowling display in Ireland's six wicket loss against UAE last week.
Continuing quarantine scuppers ODI Continuing quarantine scuppers ODI ZZZZ7:49 amZZZZ
Emirates Cricket Board and Cricket Ireland have agreed to suspend Thursday's ODI.
CI mull over UAE suggestions to save series CI mull over UAE suggestions to save series ZZZZ6:49 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland officials met remotely with the team management in Abu Dhabi last night to determine if the one-day international series against UAE can be completed.
Series in doubt as cases mount Series in doubt as cases mount ZZZZ7:19 amZZZZ
Ireland's one-day international series against UAE is in the balance after the hosts reported another player having tested positive with Covid-19.
Another one bites the dust Another one bites the dust ZZZZ10:37 amZZZZ
Second ODI is called off as UAE players ordered into extended quarantine
Ireland in tense wait as UAE tour hangs in the balance Ireland in tense wait as UAE tour hangs in the balance ZZZZ7:22 amZZZZ
THE Ireland management were anxiously awaiting the latest Covid-19 test results this morning before confirming that the rescheduled second one-day international against UAE could go ahead on Tuesday.
Campher looking for Ireland to bounce back Campher looking for Ireland to bounce back ZZZZ4:59 amZZZZ
Curtis Campher is looking for a positive response from Ireland as they look to level the series against UAE in the second one-day international.
Getkate and Olphert join Ireland squad Getkate and Olphert join Ireland squad ZZZZ4:21 amZZZZ
Shane Getkate and North West Warriors Conor Olphert have flown out to join the Ireland squad ahead of Tuesday's second ODI.
Second ODI postponed after Covid outbreak Second ODI postponed after Covid outbreak ZZZZ9:17 amZZZZ
The Emirates Cricket Board has advised Cricket Ireland that a further UAE player has tested positive for COVID-19. Subsequently, the two cricket bodies have agreed to postpone Sunday's ODI.
Stirling shines but UAE beat rusty Ireland Stirling shines but UAE beat rusty Ireland ZZZZ5:16 amZZZZ
Only two teams had chased 270 to win an ODI in the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi but Ireland are never as comfortable defending a total as they are chasing one and UAE took full advantage of a rusty bowling attack.
Stirling Ireland's best ever batsman Stirling Ireland's best ever batsman ZZZZ4:59 amZZZZ
ANDY BALBIRNIE made a huge call in Abu Dhabi by naming Paul Stirling as the best batsman Ireland have ever had after the opener scored his 10th one-day international century against the UAE.
UAE claim the honours against rusty Ireland UAE claim the honours against rusty Ireland ZZZZ9:14 amZZZZ
A rusty Ireland creaked in the first ODI earlier today as UAE recorded their first win over Ireland at their seventh attempt.
McBrine looking to thrive on extra responsibility McBrine looking to thrive on extra responsibility ZZZZ4:15 amZZZZ
McBrine, as the No 1 slow bowler on the tour, will be expected to play a major role in the spin-friendly conditions.
Delany debut hopes dashed Delany debut hopes dashed ZZZZ6:36 amZZZZ
DAVID Delany’s hopes of making his one-day international debut against UAE over the next week have been dashed by yet another injury.
Balbirnie happy with Afghanistan delay Balbirnie happy with Afghanistan delay ZZZZ6:33 amZZZZ
IRELAND’S three-match World Cup Super League series against Afghanistan will now begin on Thursday January 21, three days later than originally scheduled, but will still be played in Abu Dhabi.
Supermac looking to fire in UAE Supermac looking to fire in UAE ZZZZ4:29 amZZZZ
Barry McCarthy is looking to hit the ground running after injury saw him miss all but five balls of the 2020 summer season.
Ireland v UAE: Series Preview Ireland v UAE: Series Preview ZZZZ11:03 pmZZZZ
Odran Flynn takes a look ahead to Ireland's four-match ODI series with UAE which gets under way on Friday morning.
Injured Delany to return to Ireland Injured Delany to return to Ireland ZZZZ9:45 amZZZZ
David Delany has been ruled out of the upcoming series against UAE and Afghanistan following a knee injury in training on Monday.
Afghanistan confirm Ireland series date changes Afghanistan confirm Ireland series date changes ZZZZ5:31 amZZZZ
The Afghanistan Cricket Board have confirmed date changes for their upcoming World Cup Super League series against Ireland.
Will Afghanistan series be delayed? Will Afghanistan series be delayed? ZZZZ4:13 amZZZZ
The Afghanistan Cricket Board has tweeted that their World Cup Super League series against Ireland may be pushed back a few days.
Delany aiming to deliver Delany aiming to deliver ZZZZ3:17 amZZZZ
Gareth Delany is relishing the prospect of pitting his wits against hosts UAE and Afghanistan in the ODI series which get under way on Friday.
Huge season ahead for Tucker Huge season ahead for Tucker ZZZZ2:46 amZZZZ
2021 could be a career defining season for Pembroke and Ireland keeper Lorcan Tucker.
Balbirnie upbeat ahead of Afghanistan clashes Balbirnie upbeat ahead of Afghanistan clashes ZZZZ4:11 amZZZZ
Irish skipper Andrew Balbirnie is in upbeat mood ahead of a crucial month for his team.