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Graham Ford believes there are grounds for optimism for Ireland after a busy month of ODI cricket.
Ireland have grounds for optimism Ireland have grounds for optimism ZZZZ8:05 pmZZZZ
When you consider the names that were unavailable or didnít make the 15 involved in the first six games of the season there is plenty of confidence in the camp that Ireland are once again on an upward curve.
Delany leads new look Ireland against West Indies Delany leads new look Ireland against West Indies ZZZZ4:09 amZZZZ
Ireland captain Laura Delany leads a young side in transition as Irish women's cricket enters a new dawn in more ways than one when they face West Indies in three one-day internationals.
Stirling shines but Afghanistan level series Stirling shines but Afghanistan level series ZZZZ10:06 pmZZZZ
PAUL STIRLING continued a prolific scoring spree with his eleventh half-century in 17 ODI innings against Afghanistan but with little support it wasnít enough to stop Ireland stumbling to a 126-run defeat.
Lifeless Ireland handed a lesson Lifeless Ireland handed a lesson ZZZZ7:30 amZZZZ
Afghanistan head to the World Cup with a confidence boosting 126 run win over Ireland under their belts as Porterfield says: "We got out-disciplined in all three aspects of the game."
Ireland - a rollercoaster ride Ireland - a rollercoaster ride ZZZZ7:20 amZZZZ
All you can say about this Ireland team at the moment is that they are consistently inconsistent as just two days after skittling Afghanistan inside 37 overs, the visitors became only the second team to score 300 at Stormont.
Afridi named icon player for EuroT20 slam Afridi named icon player for EuroT20 slam ZZZZ9:54 amZZZZ
Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi has joined the Euro T20 Slam as an icon player while South African T-20 teamís vice-captain JP Duminy and his country mate Imran Tahir will be among the six marquee players.
MCC Ireland announce strong squad MCC Ireland announce strong squad ZZZZ9:25 amZZZZ
MCC Ireland Region have announced a strong squad for their famous MCC Southern Ireland Schools week next week. Internationals Lorcan Tucker and Albert van der Merwe are joined by a host of Wolves and Leinster Lightning stars for a week of cricket in Munster and Leinster.
Ireland in unknown territory as they seek series win Ireland in unknown territory as they seek series win ZZZZ9:41 amZZZZ
For the first time in six bilateral ODI series between the teams, Ireland have won the first match and it will be fascinating to see not just how Ireland follow-up but how Afghanistan, in their last competitive match before the World Cup finals, respond.
Waldron added to ICC umpiring panel Waldron added to ICC umpiring panel ZZZZ4:29 amZZZZ
Mary Waldron has been appointed to the ICC's Development Panel of Umpires - one of only eight women around the world to be appointed.
Step in the right direction Step in the right direction ZZZZ7:16 pmZZZZ
The press conference at the Institute of Sport was full of delighted players and coaches all saying how great it was that Irish women cricketers would avail of professional contracts for the first time. The sums involved are relatively modest, covering two and three days a week, but Mary Waldron saw the bigger picture.
Ireland Women's squad for West Indies clashes Ireland Women's squad for West Indies clashes ZZZZ4:33 amZZZZ
Ireland name a 13-player squad for the Womenís T20s against West Indies in late May.
Six women awarded contracts Six women awarded contracts ZZZZ3:33 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has unveiled the recipients of their first part-time professional contracts for women cricketers.
McCollum and Singh press senior claims McCollum and Singh press senior claims ZZZZ6:40 pmZZZZ
James McCollum's hundred plus a superb all-round display from Simi Singh gave Irish supporters some cheer as they helped the Wolves beat Bangladesh by 88 runs at The Hills.
McLoughlin-Gavin stars as Bolts beat Ireland U19s McLoughlin-Gavin stars as Bolts beat Ireland U19s ZZZZ1:33 amZZZZ
Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin anchored the Leinster Lightning Bolts innings with a composed and accomplished 85 in a 23-run victory for the provincial side.
Ireland U19s name squad for Bolts encounter Ireland U19s name squad for Bolts encounter ZZZZ8:35 amZZZZ
Ireland U19s have named their squad for the first match of a season which hopefully will culminate in them qualifying for the U19 Cricket World Cup.
Bolts name squad for Ireland U19 clash Bolts name squad for Ireland U19 clash ZZZZ7:22 amZZZZ
Tom Stanton will skipper the Lightning Bolts in their match against Ireland U19's at Trinity - one of four Merrion players in the side.
Ireland step up security ahead of international clashes Ireland step up security ahead of international clashes ZZZZ8:52 pmZZZZ
Cricket Ireland has engaged a security company that specialises in counter-terrorism measures for their upcoming matches against England, West Indies and Bangladesh in Dublin.
IPL glamour to sweep into Irish cricket IPL glamour to sweep into Irish cricket ZZZZ8:47 pmZZZZ
The glamorous world of Bollywood stars and IPL legends will find a temporary home in Europeís Celtic fringes this autumn, when the first Euro T20 Bash takes place in Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Dublin.
O'Reilly takes break from international cricket O'Reilly takes break from international cricket ZZZZ1:40 amZZZZ
Ireland Women's hopes have been dealt a blow after they announced that Lucy O'Reilly was taking a break from the international stage.
Scotland test for Ireland Wolves Scotland test for Ireland Wolves ZZZZ10:43 pmZZZZ
While Bangladesh A are not coming to Irish shores, traditional foes Scotland have been lined up for a six-match series against Ireland Wolves.
Barnes and Tector star as England beaten Barnes and Tector star as England beaten ZZZZ2:52 amZZZZ
Jarred Barnes' second five-wicket haul of the tour, plus an unbeaten 82 from Jack Tector ensured another win for Pete Johnston's Academy side.
Ireland U19s line up fixtures Ireland U19s line up fixtures ZZZZ11:51 pmZZZZ
Ireland Under 19s are busy putting together a programme of fixtures ahead of their World Cup Qualifying tournament in The Netherlands in July.
Doheny and Rock star in Academy wins Doheny and Rock star in Academy wins ZZZZ10:25 pmZZZZ
The Rush duo of Stephen Doheny and Neil Rock played starring roles as Ireland Academy recorded back-to-back wins against Gloucestershire Seconds and Bath in T20 contests.
Barnes and Tector star in convincing Irish win Barnes and Tector star in convincing Irish win ZZZZ12:52 amZZZZ
Jarred Barnes five-wicket haul combined with Jack Tector's undefeated 94 helped Ireland Academy to an eight-wicket win against Bath in their tour opener.
Ireland U19 World Cup Qualifying fixtures confirmed Ireland U19 World Cup Qualifying fixtures confirmed ZZZZ11:19 pmZZZZ
Defending champion Ireland's European World Cup Qualifying fixtures have been confirmed.
Worldwide
Denmark Dublin bound Denmark Dublin bound ZZZZ2:52 amZZZZ
Denmark will warm up for next month's European T20 tournament in Guernsey by playing five matches against Leinster Lightning Bolts at Trinity College Park.
Cricket returns to Aberdeen Cricket returns to Aberdeen ZZZZ10:04 amZZZZ
Scotlandís fixtures in ICC Menís Cricket World Cup League 2 have been announced for and they include Scotland hosting PNG and Oman in Aberdeen
World League 2 fixtures World League 2 fixtures ZZZZ4:22 amZZZZ
Dates for the first eight series of the new World Cup League 2, beginning in August 2019.
Scotland announce squad for Afghan clashes Scotland announce squad for Afghan clashes ZZZZ12:40 amZZZZ
A 14-strong squad has been selected for Scotlandís two-match One-Day International series against Afghanistan to be played at The Grange, Edinburgh.
Women's regional qualifiers get under way Women's regional qualifiers get under way ZZZZ6:42 amZZZZ
Six teams competing in EAP Qualifier and nine teams taking part in Africa Qualifier as Road to Australia 2020 and New Zealand 2021 continues. The top side in each tournament will secure a place in both ICC Womenís T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 and ICC Womenís Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2020.
Namibia and PNG secure ODI status Namibia and PNG secure ODI status ZZZZ8:51 amZZZZ
Namibia and Papua New Guinea join the ODI club after a remarkable day in Windhoek.
Irish Domestic
Irish Senior Cup Preview Irish Senior Cup Preview ZZZZ8:53 amZZZZ
Ian Callender previews Saturday's first round ties in the Irish Senior Cup.
Tector ton leads Lightning to convincing win Tector ton leads Lightning to convincing win ZZZZ8:43 pmZZZZ
Jack Tector scored a century as he and Andy Balbirnie shared a match winning 182 run partnership to lead Leinster Lightning to a 78-run win over the NW Warriors at Bready.
Lightning dominate weakened Warriors Lightning dominate weakened Warriors ZZZZ8:31 amZZZZ
Ireland hopeful Jack Tector hits a century for Leinster Lightning as the holders make it two wins out of two in the inter-provincial Cup against an under-strength North West Warriors.
NW sides look to end poor run in Irish cups NW sides look to end poor run in Irish cups ZZZZ8:23 pmZZZZ
It's been meagre pickings for the NW in these competitions in recent times and you have to go back to 2004 for the last winners, Limavady, and ten years since Donemana became the last team to make the final.
Lewis and Garth to the fore in wins for YMCA and Pembroke Lewis and Garth to the fore in wins for YMCA and Pembroke ZZZZ3:32 amZZZZ
Irish internationals Robyn Lewis and Kim Garth were in scintillating form helping YMCA and Pembroke to wins in the Women's League against Malahide and Merrion.
Fixtures boost for Emerging Knights Fixtures boost for Emerging Knights ZZZZ8:27 pmZZZZ
The NCU has confirmed an extensive series of fixtures for the MTB Emerging Knights, throughout June and July.
The best Barr none as Strabane gain vital win The best Barr none as Strabane gain vital win ZZZZ8:17 pmZZZZ
Strabane recorded their first win in this season's Premier Division when edging out Glendermott by a single run in a real thriller at the Rectory.
Burndennett and Bready start Women's League with wins Burndennett and Bready start Women's League with wins ZZZZ2:02 amZZZZ
Burndennett and Bready set the tone in North West Women's League with comprehensive victories in the opening games of the 2019 season.
Dragons start Super 3's with two wins Dragons start Super 3's with two wins ZZZZ11:09 pmZZZZ
The 2019 Women's Super 3 Series got under way at North Kildare with the Dragons claiming two victories and the Typhoons one.
Gamble the hero as YMCA beat North County in thriller Gamble the hero as YMCA beat North County in thriller ZZZZ9:22 pmZZZZ
Bobby Gamble was the hero for YMCA hitting two sixes in the last over to beat North County and all but seal their Premiership slot later this summer.
Leinster preview Leinster preview ZZZZ4:01 amZZZZ
It's a virtual shoot-out for a place in this seasonís Leinster Premier League at Balrothery today when North County meet YMCA.
Three out of three for Cork Harlequins Three out of three for Cork Harlequins ZZZZ12:21 amZZZZ
Though high scoring, the tempo of this match was relaxed rather frenetic. The key was to remain disciplined and patient. That Cork Harlequins won is testimony to the unflappable temperament of their younger players and to their ability to build partnerships.
Munster sides ready to do battle again Munster sides ready to do battle again ZZZZ3:46 amZZZZ
With the league now into the fourth weekend, itís the perfect opportunity for the sides to get their season running properly.
Uddin scores 150th double hundred in Irish cricket Uddin scores 150th double hundred in Irish cricket ZZZZ9:22 pmZZZZ
Josh Uddin, late of Halverstown, Railway Union, North Kildare, Terenure and Clondalkin, had a spectacular introduction to Munster cricket last weekend, scoring 215 for Co Kerry 2nds against Limerick 2nds at Adare. According to the most comprehensive records, his innings was the 150th double century yet recorded in Irish cricket.
Shields hopes for a return of the good times Shields hopes for a return of the good times ZZZZ10:45 pmZZZZ
It's all change at Comber this year with a new 50-over captain and no fewer than four signings, and North Down have hit the ground running as they target a return to the top half of the league table.
Templepatrick planning season of celebrations Templepatrick planning season of celebrations ZZZZ11:05 amZZZZ
Templepatrick Cricket Club will be hoping for a successful 2019 season as the club celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Lazars joins Muckamore Lazars joins Muckamore ZZZZ8:58 pmZZZZ
All-rounder Steve Lazars has joined Muckamore after spending the 2018 season at Ardmore.
Super 3 fixtures released Super 3 fixtures released ZZZZ11:28 pmZZZZ
The Super 3 schedule for the summer has been revealed, and in an attempt to spread the women's cricket gospel, the teams will be heading north for the second time in the competition, to Holywood.
Super 3 squads named Super 3 squads named ZZZZ3:48 amZZZZ
The squads have been confirmed for the 2019 Super 3 season, with a number of new faces in the camps.
Holders Donemana face Instonians in Ulster Plate Holders Donemana face Instonians in Ulster Plate ZZZZ9:47 pmZZZZ
Three times winners and holders Donemana have been handed a home draw against Instonians in the 2019 Ulster Plate competition.
Jersey
The six captains for this year's Fairway Group Super League
3rd year for Fairway Group Super League 3rd year for Fairway Group Super League ZZZZ4:20 amZZZZ
The Fairway Group Super League starts on 12 May with the maximum 90 players signing up within just a week.
Under 19 World Cup Qualifier Under 19 World Cup Qualifier ZZZZ4:31 amZZZZ
The Under 19 World Cup Europe Qualifier 2019 will be hosted in Netherlands between 26 July and 1 August.
T20 World Cup Europe Final T20 World Cup Europe Final ZZZZ4:19 amZZZZ
Jersey will play against five other teams in Guernsey between 15th and 20th June.
T20 Inter Insular Trophy T20 Inter Insular Trophy ZZZZ4:07 amZZZZ
InfrasoftTech announce continued support for T20 Inter Insular Trophy to be held on 31 May and 1 June.
Three Jersey cricketers in Hampshire squad Three Jersey cricketers in Hampshire squad ZZZZ11:05 pmZZZZ
Will Perchard, Stan Norman & Charley Webster have joined the Hampshire Under 14 squad for 2019.
Jersey launches Girls Cricket Academy Jersey launches Girls Cricket Academy ZZZZ1:32 amZZZZ
This month sees the launch of a new Girls Cricket Academy programme and the return of the Spring Term Cricket Courses, sponsored by Rathbones.
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Ireland lost to Afghanistan by 126 runs
Afghanistan 305-7 (50.0 overs)
Ireland 179 all out (41.2 overs)
 
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Ireland lost to Afghanistan by 126 runs
Afghanistan 305-7 (50.0 overs)
Ireland 179 all out (41.2 overs)
 
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