Cautious optimism for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ9:29 pmZZZZ
Odran Flynn previews Ireland's chances in the upcoming T20 World Cup campaign which gets under way next week.
Perfect timing as Ireland beat Bangladesh ( ) ZZZZ7:55 amZZZZ
In the final game ahead of their T20 World Cup opener on Monday, Ireland beat Bangladesh by 33 runs and Gareth Delany, with impeccable timing, is back in form.
Delany delivers as Ireland beat Bangladesh ( ) ZZZZ3:34 amZZZZ
Ireland delivered a real morale boosting win ahead of their T20 World Cup opener next week with a convincing 33-run win over fellow Full Members Bangladesh.
Ireland back to winning ways ( ) ZZZZ8:47 pmZZZZ
Ireland returned to winning ways in Abu Dhabi and the even better news was that Andrew Balbirnie is back among the runs, six days out from the T20 World Cup.
Ireland crush PNG in T20 warm-up ( ) ZZZZ11:03 amZZZZ
Ireland gained a morale boosting eight-wicket win over PNG in the first of their two official T20 World Cup warm-up games.
Ireland have a mountain to climb. ( ) ZZZZ9:13 amZZZZ
Even a suspected broken toe for captain Andrew Balbirnie was overshadowed by another horrible T20 performance by Ireland as UAE completed a deserved series win with a seven wickets victory at the ICC Academy in Dubai yesterday.
No break for Balbirnie ( ) ZZZZ2:23 amZZZZ
Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie's toe injury isn't as bad as feared, suffering bruising rather than a fracture to his toes.
Ireland still seeking that winning combination. ( ) ZZZZ7:56 amZZZZ
Andy McBrine has made the final 15 for Ireland’s T20 World Cup squad despite playing only one T20 international in the last four years.
Ireland quartet to play in Abu Dhabi T10 ( ) ZZZZ5:42 amZZZZ
A record number of Irish players will be turning out in the Abu Dhabi T10 League later next month.
Ireland thumped by UAE ( ) ZZZZ2:44 amZZZZ
Ireland were brought down to earth with a resounding bump as they were beaten by 54 runs against the UAE in Dubai.
Ireland too strong for UAE ( ) ZZZZ6:40 amZZZZ
Ireland proved too strong for UAE as they eased to a seven wicket win in the opening game of their three-match T20I series in Dubai.
Tector unfazed by Scotland loss ( ) ZZZZ12:06 amZZZZ
Harry Tector isn't too concerned by the warm-up loss to Scotland, which he felt was a case of the Irish dusting off the cobwebs.
Ireland bowlers mauled by Scotland ( ) ZZZZ11:53 amZZZZ
IRELAND got an early taste of what they will be up against at the T20 World Cup this month when they lost their warm-up practice game against Scotland by five wickets.
Munsey mayhem downs Ireland ( ) ZZZZ4:59 amZZZZ
George Munsey bludgeoned his way to 67 from just 25 balls as Scotland beat Ireland by five wickets in their T20 warm-up game in Dubai.
Heat on for Ireland against Scotland ( ) ZZZZ3:37 amZZZZ
IRELAND will use most of their 18-man squad in tomorrow’s practice game against Scotland (6am BST) as they get used to the extreme heat of Dubai.
O'Brien relishing 9th World Cup ( ) ZZZZ10:51 amZZZZ
Kevin O’Brien has admitted his decision to retire from the one-day international arena impacted his form in the T20 internationals, but feels he has come out the other side and is looking forward to his ninth World Cup finals.
Ireland strengthen coaching staff ( ) ZZZZ6:10 amZZZZ
Gary Wilson and William Porterfield have been added to the coaching support staff for the T20 World Cup.
Ireland confirm three-match T20I series with UAE ( ) ZZZZ10:49 amZZZZ
UAE have confirmed that they will take on Ireland in a three-match T20I series in Dubai next month.
Arrivederci Jamie Grassi! ( ) ZZZZ3:28 amZZZZ
Former Ireland Under 19 international Jamie Grassi has been named in the Italian squad for next month's European T20 World Cup Qualifier.
Ireland to play UAE in 3 match T20 series ( ) ZZZZ7:18 amZZZZ
The dates of ireland’s T20 series against UAE next month have been announced by Freesports TV.
Ireland beat Zimbabwe on frustrating day ( ) ZZZZ8:17 pmZZZZ
IRELAND got there in the end. More than eight hours but only 56 overs after the scheduled start, they levelled the three-match World Cup Super League series with a seven wickets (DLS) victory over Zimbabwe.
Little and McBrine level series ( ) ZZZZ2:12 amZZZZ
JOSH LITTLE spearheaded a superb all-round bowling performance in Belfast as Ireland dismissed Zimbabwe for 131 and romped to a seven-wicket DLS victory to square the World Cup Super League series at 1-1.
Ireland under pressure as relegation spectre looms large ( ) ZZZZ11:24 pmZZZZ
Ireland dropped another five points in their increasingly faint hopes of automatic qualification for the next World Cup but this time it was no fault of their own.
Rain dents Ireland hopes ( ) ZZZZ9:18 pmZZZZ
Ireland's hopes of levelling their World Cup Super League series against Zimbabwe were ended by a torrential downpour at Stormont after the hosts had posted an impressive 282 for 8.
Ireland name T20 World Cup squad ( ) ZZZZ11:36 amZZZZ
Ireland have named a squad of 18 for next month's T20 World Cup in the UAE.
Day to forget for sloppy Ireland ( ) ZZZZ10:42 amZZZZ
A day for Ireland to forget as Zimbabwe won their second World Cup Super League game with a comfortable 38 runs success in the first of their three-match series at Stormont.
Familiar tale of woe as Ireland lose opening ODI ( ) ZZZZ2:23 amZZZZ
William Porterfield and Harry Tector hit half-centuries in a losing cause in Belfast as Zimbabwe squeezed to a 38-run victory in the grounds of Stormont Castle to claim 10 precious World Cup qualifying points.
Zimbabwe count their blessing(s) ( ) ZZZZ1:27 pmZZZZ
A composed, disciplined and ultimately clinical performance by Zimbabwe almost certainly extinguished Ireland’s lingering hopes of automatic qualification for the 2023 edition of the 50 over World Cup.
Road to India resumes ( ) ZZZZ6:43 amZZZZ
THE road to India 2023 resumes this morning at Stormont with the first of three World Cup Super League games between Ireland and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe edge out Ireland Wolves ( ) ZZZZ9:52 pmZZZZ
Zimbabwe won their third tight contest of the tour beating Ireland Wolves in a low scoring game at Belmont.
Campher blow for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ9:00 pmZZZZ
Curtis Campher has been ruled out of this week's World Cup Super League games against Zimbabwe and faces a race against time to be fit for next month's T20 World Cup.
Batting issues resurface for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ1:32 amZZZZ
IT was not the way Ireland wanted to end their T20 international series against Zimbabwe but “issues from the first match crept in” again and Andrew Balbirnie’s side had to be satisfied with a 3-2 victory.
Batting frailties surface again for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ12:56 amZZZZ
ALL Ireland’s good work in the last three T20 internationals was undone yesterday as they ended their five-match series against Zimbabwe as they started it, with a narrow defeat.
Ireland beaten in final T20 ( ) ZZZZ6:36 pmZZZZ
Ireland's batting let them down in the final T20I as they failed to chase a modest 124 against Zimbabwe at Bready.
Zimbabwe perfect tonic for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ6:01 pmZZZZ
ZIMBABWE are proving the perfect tonic for an Ireland team which was, undoubtedly, down in confidence after comprehensively losing a three-match T20 international series to South Africa, just six weeks ago.
Adair sparkles as Ireland win again ( ) ZZZZ12:19 amZZZZ
IRELAND confirmed their series victory over Zimbabwe with a game to spare as the bowlers again backed up an impressive batting effort to claim an emphatic 64 runs victory, comfortably their biggest against a Full Member.
Ireland overwhelm Zimbabwe to win series ( ) ZZZZ5:11 amZZZZ
While we didn’t get a repeat of the spectacular performance of Paul Stirling’s innings on Wednesday, Ireland ended up with an even more emphatic victory yesterday as they overwhelmed Zimbabwe in Bready.
O'Brien to the fore as Ireland clinch series ( ) ZZZZ3:27 amZZZZ
Kevin O’Brien continued his return to form with a hard-hitting 47 as Ireland eased to a 64-run victory over Zimbabwe at Bready in Co Tyrone to take a winning 3-1 lead in the best-of-five T20 international series.
'Putting on the Agony, Putting on the Style' ( ) ZZZZ9:22 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling turned on the style, piling agony on Zimbabwe, as international cricket returned to the North West for the first time in two years.
Stirling scorches Zimbabwe ( ) ZZZZ3:25 amZZZZ
PAUL STIRLING scorched to his first T20 international century at Bready, carrying his bat for a magnificent 115 not out from 75 balls as Ireland beat ZImbabwe by 40 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.
Stirling sizzles as Ireland beat Zimbabwe ( ) ZZZZ12:35 amZZZZ
A scintillating maiden T20I century by Paul Stirling propelled Ireland to a comprehensive 40 run win in the third match of the series against Zimbabwe.
Bready set for Ireland v Zimbabwe showdown ( ) ZZZZ10:16 amZZZZ
All roads lead to Magheramason this week as Ireland and Zimbabwe play out the remaining three matches of their International T20 series with valuable ranking points up for grabs for both teams.
O'Brien finds form as Ireland level series ( ) ZZZZ12:40 amZZZZ
A welcome return to form for Kevin O'Brien helped Ireland beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets to level their five-match series at 1-1.
O'Brien stars as Ireland level series ( ) ZZZZ10:56 amZZZZ
EVEN with 12 runs needed from the last two overs with seven wickets in hand there was a still a nervousness, at least outside the boundary at Castle Avenue, as Ireland chased down Zimbabwe’s 152 for five.
Woes on and off the field for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ3:44 pmZZZZ
IRELAND face Zimbabwe in the second of the five-match T20 series at Clontarf today but unless you have a ticket for the match, you may not be able to watch it.
Ireland batting fails against inexperienced Zimbabwe ( ) ZZZZ10:49 amZZZZ
While losing to South Africa 3-0 in the T20I series last month was disappointing but not unexpected, today’s defeat by three runs to a largely inexperienced Zimbabwe side falls firmly into the embarrassing category.
Ireland T20 slump continues ( ) ZZZZ1:06 pmZZZZ
EVEN the hint of a return to form for Kevin O’Brien could not halt Ireland’s losing sequence in T20 internationals as Zimbabwe defended an under-par 117 to win the first of the five-match series in Clontarf by three runs.
Stirling reaches 300 caps ( ) ZZZZ4:29 amZZZZ
PAUL Stirling reaches another landmark today when Ireland begin a five-match T20 international series against Zimbabwe in Clontarf.
Debut on cards for McClintock? ( ) ZZZZ2:55 amZZZZ
It could be a very proud moment for Donemana’s William McClintock who is in the Ireland squad for their five-match T20I series against Zimbabwe which gets underway on Friday in Dublin.
Barnes to quit Ireland role ( ) ZZZZ9:19 amZZZZ
Ireland bowling coach Stuart Barnes will leave the role next month following the end of the ODI series against Zimbabwe.
No Plan B for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ2:23 amZZZZ
IF any player was hoping to break into the Ireland squad ahead of the T20 World Cup, to be held in October, they will have been disappointed last week.
A fight of two baby elephants ( ) ZZZZ1:16 amZZZZ
ZIMBABWE and Ireland have many similarities and the major one is that they both lack a large pool of high-quality players, or players of the highest calibre.
Brave Stirling lights up Lord's ( ) ZZZZ10:08 amZZZZ
HE may have been a late call-up to The Hundred but Paul Stirling ended it not only with a winner’s medal but also the Match Hero award after Southern Braves won the inaugural competition with a 32 runs victory over Birmingham Phoenix.
Ireland keep the faith ( ) ZZZZ12:41 amZZZZ
DESPITE a comprehensive 3-0 defeat by South Africa in last month’s T20 series, the Ireland selectors have named an unchanged squad, plus one, for the five matches against Zimbabwe, starting next Friday.
Ireland name squads for Zimbabwe series ( ) ZZZZ11:02 amZZZZ
Ireland have named their squads for the forthcoming T20 and ODI series against Zimbabwe which get under way next Friday in Clontarf.
Ireland in qualifier group of death ( ) ZZZZ8:44 amZZZZ
IRELAND may know their fate at the T20 World Cup after just two games, following the release yesterday of the schedule for the four-week tournament.
Balbirnie excited by T20 World Cup fixtures ( ) ZZZZ11:58 amZZZZ
Ireland captain Andy Balbirnie is looking forward to leading his team at the T20 World Cup as the ICC confirmed the fixtures for the delayed tournament.
Ireland u-turn on Dockrell contract ( ) ZZZZ11:07 amZZZZ
Ireland have a change of heart and award George Dockrell a full-time contract as a reward for his improved batting displays in 2021.
New schedule for Zimbabwe fixtures announced ( ) ZZZZ9:32 amZZZZ
New dates for the postponed Zimbabwe series have been announced which sees a return of International cricket to Clontarf.
Stirling joins Southern Brave ( ) ZZZZ8:15 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling has joined Southern Brave for the remainder of The Hundred competition.
Mike Hendrick and Ireland ( ) ZZZZ5:44 amZZZZ
Robin Walsh spoke with Mike Hendrick back in 2006 as he returned to the Ireland fold to help Adi Birrell and the team ahead of a busy season against County opposition and to prepare for the 2007 World Cup.
RIP Hendo ( ) ZZZZ3:04 amZZZZ
Mike Hendrick, the former England Test bowler and Ireland’s first full-time coach, died yesterday after a long illness. He was 72.
Death of Mike Hendrick ( ) ZZZZ7:14 amZZZZ
Tributes have poured in across the cricketing world following the death of Mike Hendrick at the age of 72.
Ireland to keep faith with O' Brien ( ) ZZZZ2:07 pmZZZZ
KEVIN O’Brien will remain in Ireland’s plans ahead of the T20 World Cup despite his horror series with the bat against South Africa last week.
Déjà Vu all over again as Ireland whitewashed ( ) ZZZZ1:55 pmZZZZ
IT WAS déjà vu for Ireland at Stormont yesterday as South Africa completed a 3-0 T20 series whitewash — each match a repeat of the one before.
South African stroll in the Stormont sunshine ( ) ZZZZ12:54 amZZZZ
Ireland were outplayed in all aspects of the third T20I by South Africa who won by 49 runs and to take the series 3-0.
Subdued Balbirnie looking big response ( ) ZZZZ10:23 amZZZZ
Those are big margins in T20 cricket and the only reason it wasn’t even bigger last Monday was because of a 44-run partnership for the last wicket.
Miller time as Groundhog Day for Ireland in SA loss ( ) ZZZZ12:47 amZZZZ
Ireland slumped to a comprehensive defeat by South Africa in Belfast by 42 runs. As they did on Monday, they had their opportunities but just could not take them.
No good Fortuin for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ10:57 amZZZZ
A CHANGE of venue but no improvement in Ireland’s fortunes as South Africa’s spinners, including a man called Fortuin, again proved too good for the home batsmen in the second T20 international at Stormont.
Jack Carson joins exclusive club ( ) ZZZZ8:04 pmZZZZ
FORMER Ireland Under 15s spinner Jack Carson this week took some illustrious wickets while playing for an English Counties XI against the Indians at Durham.
T20 action returns to Stormont ( ) ZZZZ6:14 amZZZZ
International cricket returns to Stormont for the first time since July 2019 when Ireland completed a clean sweep of ODI wins over Zimbabwe, but it’s a change of format and much stronger opposition which faces Andy Balbirnie’s side today.
Ireland well beaten in T20 opener by South Africa ( ) ZZZZ12:40 amZZZZ
That headline figure disguises the reality of the scale of the defeat as an unbeaten last wicket stand of 44 by Barry McCarthy and Josh Little saved Ireland from the ignominy of one of their lowest scores in this format.
South Africa far too strong for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ8:52 amZZZZ
It’s been a long wait for Ireland’s return to T20 international action and for large parts of yesterday’s game against South Africa it was as if they hadn’t played the shortest format for 16 months.
Little Big Man ( ) ZZZZ12:24 amZZZZ
It was no coincidence that Josh Little was at the heart of a good week for Ireland at Malahide. A share of the series points was not expected, but Andrew Balbirnie’s side certainly deserved what they earned.
T20 World Cup reshuffle does Irish no favours ( ) ZZZZ12:21 amZZZZ
ON the eve of Ireland’s first T20 action of the year and just 93 days before the start of the T20 World Cup in India, the ICC have rearranged the groups for the tournament postponed from last year.
South Africa reassert control over Ireland ( ) ZZZZ2:50 pmZZZZ
A SERIES win for Ireland against a top eight side is still as far away as ever as South Africa asserted their superiority in the final match of the World Cup Super League to complete a 70 runs victory at sunny Malahide.
Singh century but South Africa gain revenge ( ) ZZZZ11:54 pmZZZZ
SIMI SINGH struck a defiant 100 not out in vain at Malahide as South Africa extracted revenge for Tuesday’s shock loss with a crushing 70-run victory over Ireland to tie their World Cup qualifying series 1-1.
Late change to Ireland T20 World Cup group ( ) ZZZZ9:30 amZZZZ
Ireland's task to qualify for the T20 World Cup proper just became more difficult as ICC in their infinite wisdom have decided to change the groups from those that were scheduled for the original tournament.
And then there were four ( ) ZZZZ12:28 amZZZZ
Before this week, Ireland had never beaten Australia, India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka or South Africa but Tuesday’s famous victory ticked another country off their bedpost and set them up for a first series win against a Top Eight side.
Ireland's Top 5 ODI wins ( ) ZZZZ9:12 amZZZZ
Where does Tuesday’s stunning 43-run victory over South Africa rate in the pantheon of Ireland wins? Certainly in the all-time Top 10, and much higher in the list of one-day international triumphs.
Classy Balbirnie leads Ireland to stunning win ( ) ZZZZ11:55 amZZZZ
Ireland romped to a stunning victory by 43 runs over South Africa and gained a precious 10 points in their quest to, if not qualify automatically, at least ease the pressure of a potential relegation battle.
Ireland answers the Call ( ) ZZZZ8:38 amZZZZ
Ireland's Call rang out from the home dressing room for the first time in two years yesterday as they celebrated one of their most famous victories.
Balbirnie leads from the front ( ) ZZZZ4:36 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie led from the front with a superb century as Ireland buried a 15-year jinx at Malahide with a 43-run victory over South Africa to take a 1-0 lead with one play in their World Cup Super League series.
Porterfield rolls back the years ( ) ZZZZ8:59 amZZZZ
WILLIAM Porterfield showed Ireland what they have been missing for the last two years as he returned to form in the first World Cup Super League game against South Africa but rain was the spoilsport.
Van Der Dussen relishing Irish return ( ) ZZZZ12:04 amZZZZ
The South African arrived at CIYMS in 2014 as their overseas professional and spent two years at Belmont, scoring 1,865 runs at an average of 81 and hit a high score of 190*.
Stirling backing Porterfield to come good ( ) ZZZZ11:56 pmZZZZ
PAUL Stirling has backed his long-time opening partner William Porterfield to continue his inter-provincial form when Ireland face South Africa in the first of three World Cup Super League game in Malahide.
Porterfield and Balbirnie impress before abandonment ( ) ZZZZ10:33 amZZZZ
In the end the rain which had come and gone throughout the day forced the abandonment of the first ODI between Ireland and South Africa in Malahide with the Ireland innings ending on 195-4
Rock tests positive for Covid ( ) ZZZZ4:39 pmZZZZ
Neil Rock has tested positive for COVID-19, with Stephen Doheny called up as a replacement.
Kennedy and McClintock called into Ireland squads ( ) ZZZZ2:12 amZZZZ
GRAHAM Kennedy and William McClintock have been named in the Ireland squads for the first time for this month’s white-ball series against South Africa.
Brigade centenary match called off ( ) ZZZZ11:06 pmZZZZ
The unique cricket match to celebrate the centenary of Brigade’s ground in Londonderry and pay tribute to the club’s former chairman Roy Torrens has been called off.
New faces in Ireland squad for South Africa series ( ) ZZZZ7:54 amZZZZ
Graham Kennedy is named in the ODI squad for the first time, while Curtis Campher returns after injury, while in the T20 squad there's a call-up for Donemana's William McClintock.
Brigade name five internationals for centenary match ( ) ZZZZ11:02 amZZZZ
Brigade have named five internationals in the North West team to play a special Ireland lineup in the unique match to mark the centenary of their Beechgrove ground and pay tribute to their late chairman Roy Torrens.
Ireland at the crossroads again ( ) ZZZZ1:02 amZZZZ
Ireland’s World Cup qualifying campaign has been derailed by five defeats to Afghanistan and Netherlands. There is now a widespread fear that the current crop of youngsters and ageing veterans are on the slide.
Kevin O'Brien retires from ODI cricket ( ) ZZZZ7:50 amZZZZ
Kevin O'Brien has retired from ODI cricket after 15 years and 153 caps in the 50-overs game. He will continue to play T20 cricket and Tests, should Ireland ever decide to play that format again.
Centuries galore at Beechgrove ( ) ZZZZ5:18 amZZZZ
An Ireland XI comprising players who have won at least 100 caps will be taking on a Brigade XI at Beechgrove on Sunday July 4th to celebrate the centenary of Beechgrove and remember the late Roy Torrens.
More questions than answers after Dutch debacle ( ) ZZZZ3:44 amZZZZ
The dispiriting defeat to Netherlands in the World Cup Super League series has raised far more questions than it produced answers.
Familiar failings for inconsistent Ireland ( ) ZZZZ11:29 amZZZZ
ANDREW Balbirnie offered no excuses for Ireland’s 2-1 World Cup series Super League defeat by Netherlands and admitted the team are not playing with any consistency.
Ireland suffer crushing loss to Netherlands ( ) ZZZZ10:51 amZZZZ
Ireland suffered a crushing defeat to the Netherlands today in the final match of the World Super Cricket League ODI series in Utrecht.
Ireland qualifcation hopes in tatters after shocking performance ( ) ZZZZ8:38 amZZZZ
IRELAND’S hopes of causing a upset and claiming an automatic qualifying spot for the 2023 World Cup are in tatters after they themselves were victims of a second shock defeat in three games against Netherlands.
No excuses from Balbirnie after dismal display ( ) ZZZZ8:28 amZZZZ
Andrew Balbirnie was offering no excuses as he surveyed the wreckage of a World Cup qualifying campaign that is all but over for Ireland after a four-wicket defeat gave the Netherlands a 2-1 series victory.
Balbirnie hapy with spearhead Young ( ) ZZZZ1:53 amZZZZ
ANDREW Balbirnie is happy that Ireland will be ready to complete a World Cup Super League series victory against Netherlands in Utrecht today and has backed Craig Young to continue his current form.
Solid Stirling vital to fragile Ireland ( ) ZZZZ2:33 pmZZZZ
Stirling not only leads the way for Ireland but is the leading run scorer in one-day internationals in 2021.
Little and Young fire Ireland to victory ( ) ZZZZ6:31 amZZZZ
Josh Little and Craig Young spearheaded a superb Ireland riposte in Utrecht as the Netherlands were bowled out for 157 and beaten by eight wickets to level the three-match World Cup Super League series.
Old firm set up Ireland victory ( ) ZZZZ6:13 amZZZZ
Ireland picked up their second win in the World Cup Super League, and once again it was the new old firm of vice-captain Stirling and skipper Balbirnie who made their modest victory target of 158 such a formality.
Clinical Ireland avenge Dutch defeat ( ) ZZZZ10:32 amZZZZ
A clinical display with both bat and ball saw Ireland extract some measure of revenge for Wednesday’s dismal defeat to the Netherlands.
Delany to undergo knee surgery ( ) ZZZZ7:19 amZZZZ
Gareth Delany will undergo surgery following a medical assessment on his injured knee.
Ireland humbled by Dutch ( ) ZZZZ11:02 amZZZZ
Tomorrow is the 10-month anniversary of Ireland beating world champions England. After yesterday’s defeat by Netherlands in Utrecht, those celebrations look further away than ever.
Little highs and lows as Ireland lose ( ) ZZZZ1:47 pmZZZZ
JOSH LITTLE experienced the highs and the lows of World Cup cricket in Utrecht as Ireland agonisingly lost the first of three Super League qualifiers to the Netherlands by the narrowest of margins.
Last ball drama as Dutch beat Ireland ( ) ZZZZ12:00 amZZZZ
Netherlands beat Ireland in a dramatic last ball finish to get their World Cup Super League campaign off to the perfect start in Utrecht.
Dockrell right in order for Balbirnie ( ) ZZZZ3:43 amZZZZ
WHEN George Dockrell made his ODI debut against West Indies in 2010, he batted at No 11. But in the first of three World Cup Super League games against Netherlands he will bat at five.
Dutch and Irish get serious ( ) ZZZZ2:43 amZZZZ
Odran Flynn takes an in-depth look at the squads ahead of the three-match World Cup Super League matches against The Netherlands.
Mercury Rising for Ireland and Netherlands ( ) ZZZZ11:00 pmZZZZ
The trip to face Netherlands in Utrecht ratchets up the temperature for Graham Ford’s squad. Ireland could actually lie joint-second on the qualifying table with three wins, but anything less would prove disastrous.
Ford looking for perfect 100 ( ) ZZZZ10:57 pmZZZZ
Ireland head coach Graham Ford is more concerned about producing the perfect 100 overs than the results of this week’s World Cup Super League games against Netherlands in Utrecht.
White in line for Ireland debut ( ) ZZZZ10:53 amZZZZ
CIVIL Service North leg spinner Ben White is in line to make his Ireland debut against Netherlands next week after being called up to replace the injured Gareth Delany.
Delany ruled out of Dutch series with knee injury ( ) ZZZZ9:03 amZZZZ
Gareth Delany has been forced to withdraw from the Ireland squad for the World Cup Super League fixtures against Netherlands after sustaining a knee injury.
Inter-provincial form recognised by selectors ( ) ZZZZ7:38 amZZZZ
Inter-provincial form has been rewarded by the Ireland selectors who have recalled William Porterfield, George Dockrell and, after an absence of six years Graeme McCarter for next week’s games against The Netherlands.
Dockrell and McCarter back in Ireland squad ( ) ZZZZ12:37 amZZZZ
George Dockrell and Graeme McCarter have been named in the Ireland squad that will play The Netherlands in three World Cup Super League matches next week.
Odran Flynn considers Ireland's WCSL options ( ) ZZZZ3:44 pmZZZZ
Odran Flynn consider's Ireland's options for the squad to face the Netherlands in Utrecht next week.
Boyd Rankin retires from representative cricket ( ) ZZZZ2:16 amZZZZ
Boyd Rankin has decided to retire from representative cricket after 18 years with Ireland and the North West Warriors.
Stirling in the pink for Middlesex ( ) ZZZZ10:09 amZZZZ
PAUL Stirling will be back in the pink for Middlesex this season, after the county announced the return of one of their favourite players.
Middlesex sign Stirling for T20 Blast ( ) ZZZZ9:19 amZZZZ
Middlesex have signed Paul Stirling for the first part of their T20 Blast campaign, after Mitch Marsh was called up to the Australia squad.
Ankle surgery for Campher ( ) ZZZZ4:54 amZZZZ
Irish allrounder Curtis Campher is to undergo surgery on an injured ankle.
McCollum rated 50/50 for Dutch clashes ( ) ZZZZ9:47 pmZZZZ
JAMES McCollum has given himself a 50/50 chance of playing for Ireland Wolves against Netherlands ‘A’ in Oak Hill next week.
Ireland schedule extra matches against Zimbabwe ( ) ZZZZ5:11 amZZZZ
Ireland will play Zimbabwe in an additional two T20I's at Stormont this August.
Ireland T20Is against Pakistan cancelled ( ) ZZZZ7:36 amZZZZ
Ireland's T20 World Cup preparations suffered a blow with the news that their two rescheduled T20Is against Pakistan have been cancelled.
Ireland International Robert Matier has died ( ) ZZZZ12:37 amZZZZ
Bobby Matier played three matches for Ireland in 1963, two against the formidable West Indies and one against a strong Leicestershire county side. Edward Liddle reviews his cricketing career.
Test feast after famine? ( ) ZZZZ10:04 amZZZZ
AFTER the famine comes the feast because Ireland are being lined up to play a Test match in Australia the winter after next.
Australia Test in the pipeline? ( ) ZZZZ4:46 amZZZZ
News emerged over the weekend of a possible Test between Australia and Ireland during the 2022/2023 season Down Under.
New role for retiring Wilson ( ) ZZZZ5:16 amZZZZ
Gary Wilson has announced his retirement from professional cricket to take up a full-time role as Head Coach and Pathway Manager for North West Warriors.
Balbirnie signs for Glamorgan ( ) ZZZZ2:12 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie has signed for Glamorgan as their overseas professional on a short-term deal.
Ireland's long Test wait continues ( ) ZZZZ7:11 amZZZZ
The wait goes on for Ireland’s next Test match after it has been revealed the scheduled five-day game in Sri Lanka, rearranged for December, has been postponed for a second time.
Stirling soars in Pakistan Super League ( ) ZZZZ10:09 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling was at his belligerent best as Islamabad United chased down 156 to beat Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League.
Bangalore 10 years on ( ) ZZZZ12:34 amZZZZ
CAN it really be 10 years since Kevin O’Brien scored the fastest century in World Cup history? A whole decade?
Stirling double success at awards ( ) ZZZZ7:48 amZZZZ
PAUL Stirling was last night named the International Player of the Decade at the annual Cricket Ireland Awards, held virtually because of the pandemic.
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 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 ( ) ZZZZ2:25 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling has joined Islamabad United to replace Colin Munro.
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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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? ( ) 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.
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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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.
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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 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.
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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) ZZZZ7:49 amZZZZ
Emirates Cricket Board and Cricket Ireland have agreed to suspend Thursday's ODI.
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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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? ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) ZZZZ2:46 amZZZZ
2021 could be a career defining season for Pembroke and Ireland keeper Lorcan Tucker.
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.