India given real scare by Ireland ( ) ZZZZ12:39 amZZZZ
Ireland came within one hit of producing the greatest shock in T20 international history against India in Dublin.
Young has high praise for Tector ( ) ZZZZ4:48 amZZZZ
Craig Young has hailed Harry Tector as “one of the best batsmen I have ever played with” after watching his third and highest T20 international half-century for Ireland, against the might of India on Sunday.
Harry's Game ( ) ZZZZ11:30 amZZZZ
Harry Tector produced the innings of the night - his highest T20 international score - but anything Ireland could do, India could do better as they powered to a seven wickets win in the first T20 international at Malahide.
Lots of high class cricket on view at Malahide ( ) ZZZZ8:16 amZZZZ
Odran Flynn gives his thoughts on Ireland's T20 defeat at the hands of India yesterday.
Tector comes of age as Ireland lose to India ( ) ZZZZ3:53 amZZZZ
Ireland will need another Harry Tector masterclass and a lot more if they are to level the series in Tuesday's match.
Ireland set for India challenge ( ) ZZZZ10:08 amZZZZ
A little flavour of the IPL can be sampled this afternoon in Malahide, where India take on Ireland in the first of two T20 internationals.
Malan in at the deep end ( ) ZZZZ9:39 amZZZZ
Odran Flynn returns with a look ahead - weather permitting - to Ireland's two T20I matches against Indian starting on Sunday at Malahide.
Olphert has big boots to fill ( ) ZZZZ11:32 amZZZZ
It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for Conor Olphert, the Bready fast bowler who has a chance of bowling to the India superstars at the weekend when Ireland return to action for a two-match T20 international series.
Hume gets Ireland opportunity ( ) ZZZZ5:11 amZZZZ
Graham Hume has been named in the Ireland squad for next month’s World Cup Super League series against New Zealand, the No.1-ranked one-day international side.
Hume named in Ireland squad ( ) ZZZZ8:37 amZZZZ
Graham Hume has been called into the Ireland squad for the first time for the three-match ODI series against New Zealand next month in Malahide.
Doheny and Olphert called into Ireland squad ( ) ZZZZ12:27 amZZZZ
Merrion batsman Stephen Doheny and Bready pace bowler Conor Olphert have been called into the Ireland squad for the two T20I clashes with Malahide later this month.
Moor called into Irish set-up ( ) ZZZZ6:11 amZZZZ
Zimbabwean PJ Moor has been named in an Ireland squad that will play in Bristol next week.
Self imposed Test match exile to end next year ( ) ZZZZ5:37 amZZZZ
Ireland are in line to end their Test match drought with the possibility of two games next year, including a second Test against England.
Georgeson u-turn blow for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ12:25 amZZZZ
Luke Georgeson has undergone a change of heart and decided not to represent Ireland in the international arena.
Georgeson change of heart on Ireland career ( ) ZZZZ3:33 amZZZZ
Luke Georgeson fielded for Northern Knights yesterday in their final warm-up ahead of next week’s inter-provincial Cup game, but it was his last involvement with the NCU side.
Balbirnie happy with T20 diet ( ) ZZZZ5:28 amZZZZ
Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie has described this summer’s international fixture list as the “perfect preparation” for the T20 World Cup.
The 1000 day exile ( ) ZZZZ1:50 amZZZZ
It's a milestone for Irish cricket, but certainly not in a good way as their self-imposed Test exile reaches 1000 days, and shows little sign of ending anytime soon.
Keeping the Wolves from the door ( ) ZZZZ6:44 amZZZZ
Gareth Delany is hoping to take his excellent form on the recent Wolves tour into the 2022 international season which starts for Ireland Men at the end of June.
Georgeson says farewell to New Zealand ( ) ZZZZ7:41 amZZZZ
Luke Georgeson has been awarded a full-time contract with Ireland after giving up the chance to play for his home country, New Zealand.
Georgeson throws in his lot with Ireland ( ) ZZZZ8:56 amZZZZ
CSNI all-rounder Luke Georgeson has thrown in his lot with Ireland and has accepted an offer of a full-time central contract.
Wolves come up short in chase ( ) ZZZZ10:50 amZZZZ
Handicapped by the retirement of opening batsman Murray Commins, Ireland Wolves fell seven runs short in the first of five one-day matches against Namibia in Windhoek yesterday.
Ireland to play 15 games in 53 days ( ) ZZZZ6:21 amZZZZ
Stormont will host Ireland’s five-match T20 series against Afghanistan in August, the climax to an international summer when Andrew Balbirnie’s side will play 15 games in 53 days.
Afghanistan dates confirmed ( ) ZZZZ4:26 amZZZZ
Ireland and Afghanistan will play a five match T20I series in Belfast later this summer.
Malan seeking seamless transition ( ) ZZZZ5:59 amZZZZ
Heinrich Malan expects to use his 12 years of coaching at first class level to slip seamlessly into the role of Ireland Head Coach, his first experience of the top job in a Full Member country.
Ireland XI to play in 2022 European Cricket Championships ( ) ZZZZ4:35 amZZZZ
An Ireland Development XI will feature in the 2022 European Cricket Championship in Spain this coming September.
IPL opportunity for Little ( ) ZZZZ1:56 amZZZZ
Irish international Josh Little has been given a superb development opportunity to bowl to Chennai Super Kings ahead of the start of the Indian Premier League.
Full-time Ireland roles for Wilson and Eagleson ( ) ZZZZ3:54 amZZZZ
Gary Wilson and Ryan Eagleson have been confirmed as Ireland’s new full-time batting and bowling coaches respectively.
O'Brien birthday blues ( ) ZZZZ3:46 amZZZZ
THE unceremonious dumping of Kevin O’Brien took a new turn yesterday when the record cap holder discovered on his 38th birthday that he is not among the 19 Ireland players who have been centrally-contracted.
Ireland confirm player contracts ( ) ZZZZ3:21 amZZZZ
Ireland have named the 19 players being awarded full-time contracts, 12 of which have been granted some security with two-year deals.
Eagleson and Wilson join coaching staff ( ) ZZZZ2:17 amZZZZ
Ireland have confirmed the full-time appointments of Gary Wilson and Ryan Eagleson to their coaching staff.
Ireland facing four months of inactivity ( ) ZZZZ2:36 amZZZZ
Ireland's Men will have a four-month wait before they return to international action but then face a 15-match schedule inside two months.
Ireland Men’s fixtures a ‘Curates Egg’ ( ) ZZZZ7:57 amZZZZ
Ireland's fixture list for 2022 is a mixture of good and bad news, matches confirmed, but also matches postponed for another year, and two ‘Home’ games to be played ‘Away’.
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail ( ) ZZZZ1:46 amZZZZ
Poor long-term preparation and a lack of adequate facilities were cited as the overriding factors for Ireland’s failure to qualify automatically for this year’s T20 World Cup.
Birrell blasts 'missed opportunities' ( ) ZZZZ6:37 amZZZZ
Nothing to see here then so, move along. The Ireland men’s team’s last ditch qualification for the T20 World Cup took the heat off Cricket Ireland this week, but not for long.
Balbirnie looking on the 'Bright Side' ( ) ZZZZ10:35 amZZZZ
Although Ireland lost the T20 World Cup qualifying final, Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie insists there were plenty of positives as the squad looks ahead to their seventh successive T20 global event in October.
Stirling claims a hat-trick in Ireland Awards ( ) ZZZZ4:34 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling has been voted by his peers as the Men’s International Cricketer of the Year for the third year in row.
Ireland off to Hobart ( ) ZZZZ10:13 pmZZZZ
Ireland will face West Indies and Scotland in the first round of the T20 World Cup in Australia, plus the winner of the second qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe in July, after they lost their qualifying final to UAE in Oman.
T20 WCQ averages ( ) ZZZZ2:22 amZZZZ
Who did what for Ireland during the T20 World Cup Qualifiers and the visit to Oman as a whole? John Boomer has crunched the numbers.
West Indies challenge awaits Ireland ( ) ZZZZ2:03 amZZZZ
IRELAND will travel to Tasmania in October to play the West Indies, Scotland and the winner of the second qualifier in the first round of the 2022 T20 World Cup, after losing to the United Arab Emirates today in Muscat.
Ripley signs off with 'primary objective' achieved ( ) ZZZZ7:29 amZZZZ
Ripley 'positive for the squad moving forward' after T20 qualification, with confirmation of India 'visit' due next week.
Waseem century leads UAE to victory over Ireland ( ) ZZZZ5:32 amZZZZ
A brilliant century from Muhammad Waseem guided UAE to a seven wickets win against Ireland in the final of the T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Muscat.
Ireland off to Australia for World Cup ( ) ZZZZ5:19 amZZZZ
Andy McBrine said before the game that Ireland were peaking at the right time and they proved it with the best performance at the T20 World Cup qualifiers yesterday, to book their flights to Australia in October.
Mission accomplished as Ireland beat Oman ( ) ZZZZ1:40 amZZZZ
Gareth Delany smashed three sixes off successive balls and top scored with a swashbuckling 47 as Ireland qualified for the T20 World Cup by beating Oman by 56 runs in Muscat in a do-or-die semi-final clash.
Cards fall Ireland's way ( ) ZZZZ9:11 amZZZZ
It could hardly have worked out much better for Ireland in their bid to reach the T20 World Cup next October.
Bowlers ensure clinical Ireland victory over Germany ( ) ZZZZ2:25 amZZZZ
Ireland not only sealed one of the four semi-final spots with a 7-wicket win over Germany in their must-win final Group stage fixture but also topped Group A of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier ‘A’.
Ireland taking nothing for granted after Bahrain win ( ) ZZZZ10:54 amZZZZ
Ireland moved within two wins of the T20 World Cup in Australia next October but this hard-fought victory over Bahrain only underlined that Andrew Balbirnie’s side will need their A-game to complete the job this week.
McBrine grasping opportunity ( ) ZZZZ6:45 amZZZZ
If, even six months ago, Andy McBrine had been told he would take his 100th wicket for Ireland in a T20 international, it would have been a surprise, even to him.
Former Ireland international player Podge Hughes has died ( ) ZZZZ12:53 amZZZZ
At this sad time we remember Podge Hughes' cricketing career and republish Edward Liddle's biography of Podge originally written in 2009.
UAE continue to have hex over Ireland ( ) ZZZZ11:01 amZZZZ
United Arab Emirates continue to have the hex over Ireland as the Full Member’s death bowling and middle-order batting were brutally exposed again.
Relieved Ireland beat Bahrain ( ) ZZZZ8:11 pmZZZZ
A superb partnership between Gareth Delany and George Dockrell, coupled with an excellent bowling display by Craig Young kept Ireland's T20 World Cup qualification hopes alive with a 21-run win over Bahrain.
Groundhog day for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ12:58 amZZZZ
Ireland are drinking in last chance saloon after an opening day loss to UAE in the T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Muscat.
Ireland Wolves name squad for Namibian tour ( ) ZZZZ7:05 amZZZZ
Neil Rock will captain Ireland Wolves for their eight-match tour against Namibia A next month.
Ireland Wolves set for Namibia ( ) ZZZZ3:36 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves are set for an eight-match tour of Namibia next month.
Balbirnie convinced Ireland can deliver ( ) ZZZZ6:22 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie is convinced he has the squad to take Ireland to the World Cup finals in Australia this October.
Bowlers save Ireland's blushes ( ) ZZZZ11:19 amZZZZ
Ireland's bowlers came to the rescue yesterday to avoid another embarrassing defeat in the quadrangular tournament in Oman.
Gritty McBrine marks landmark with win over Nepal ( ) ZZZZ1:44 amZZZZ
ANDY McBRINE marked his 100th international appearance with a gritty all-round display to inspire Ireland to a 16-run victory over Nepal in their last warm-up match before the T20 World Cup qualifier starts in Oman.
Familiar failings as Ireland beaten by UAE ( ) ZZZZ12:56 amZZZZ
Ireland suffered familiar failings in losing by 13 runs to the United Arab Emirates.
Ireland gain morale boosting win against Nepal ( ) ZZZZ6:15 amZZZZ
Ireland's bowlers produced a superb display to save the batters' blushes as they finished the Quadrangular Series with a 16-runs win in Muscat.
UAE continue winnings ways against Ireland ( ) ZZZZ6:10 amZZZZ
Ireland will face UAE in the first match of the T20 World Cup qualifiers on Friday having now lost to the Emirates in three of their last four meetings.
Big shoes to fill for Delany ( ) ZZZZ12:36 amZZZZ
Gareth Delany is relishing the opportunity to cement his place in the Ireland T20 team after a frustrating 2021.
Ireland hammer hapless Oman ( ) ZZZZ9:21 pmZZZZ
Ireland thumped Oman by nine wickets thanks to fifties from Andy Balbirnie and Paul Stirling, plus three wickets apiece for Simi Singh and Mark Adair.
Ireland opener against UAE postponed ( ) ZZZZ1:54 amZZZZ
Ireland's scheduled opening T20I of their quadrangular series against UAE has been postponed.
Balbirnie backing Stirling for IPL stint ( ) ZZZZ9:00 amZZZZ
Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie has backed Paul Stirling to become the first Ireland player to be bought for the prestigious Indian Premier League and says “it would be fully deserved”.
Fresh start for Ireland as T20 WCQ looms ( ) ZZZZ2:41 amZZZZ
ANDY BALBIRNIE is aiming to put last year’s disappointments behind him and “start afresh” as he leads Ireland against the UAE in the first of three warm-up games in Muscat leading in to the T20 World Cup qualifier.
Ripley ponders his T20 options ( ) ZZZZ10:14 amZZZZ
Ireland interim head coach David Ripley has been impressed by the work ethic of the squad and insists there is now good competition for places as the players build-up to the T20 World Cup qualifying tournament.
Stirling off to a flier in Pakistan Super League ( ) ZZZZ9:58 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling hit the third fastest 50 in the history of the Pakistan Super League as Islamabad United, set 169 for victory, won their opening match by nine wickets with more than four overs to spare.
Tector and O'Brien on the move ( ) ZZZZ2:51 amZZZZ
Harry Tector and Kevin O'Brien will be on the move in this season's interprovincial series, with Greg Ford also switching.
Forgotten man Delany stars in South Africa ( ) ZZZZ2:02 amZZZZ
Irish international David Delany turned in a five-star performance in South Africa at the weekend.
Ireland to play quadrangular tournament ( ) ZZZZ3:22 amZZZZ
Ireland will warm up for next month's T20 World Cup qualifiers with a quadrangular tournament against UAE, Nepal and hosts Oman.
Tector and McBrine rewarded with T20 selection ( ) ZZZZ5:45 amZZZZ
Andy McBrine and Harry Tector have been rewarded for their performances in the one-day internationals against West Indies with a place in the T20 squad for next month’s World Cup qualifying tournament in Oman.
O'Brien lets bat do talking after Ireland axe ( ) ZZZZ5:17 amZZZZ
Kevin O’Brien let his bat do the talking last night after being controversially omitted from a 14-strong Ireland squad, plus two reserves, named yesterday to compete in next month’s T20 World Cup qualifiers in Oman.
O'Brien left out of T20 WCQ squad ( ) ZZZZ7:05 amZZZZ
It looks as if Ireland have called time on the international career of Kevin O'Brien as he been left out of the 14-man squad for next month's T20 World Cup qualifiers.
Top 10 McBrine awaiting T20 World Cup qualifier berth ( ) ZZZZ5:35 amZZZZ
McBrine will find out today if he is in the squad for the T20 World Cup qualifiers in Oman next month. A squad of 14 plus two travelling reserves has been chosen.
McCready replaces Neill on Irish umpires panel ( ) ZZZZ2:55 amZZZZ
Jareth McCready has been chosen to replace Alan Neill on the Ireland international umpiring panel.
McBrine into ICC top ten rankings ( ) ZZZZ12:35 amZZZZ
Donemana's Andy McBrine has moved into the top ten in the ICC's bowling world rankings (ODI) following his sensational efforts as Ireland beat the West Indies in their recent 3-match series.
Stirling and Singh named in ODI Team of the Year ( ) ZZZZ2:32 amZZZZ
Ireland's Paul Stirling and Simi Singh have been named in the ICC ODI Team of the Year.
McBrine gives selectors welcome headache ( ) ZZZZ3:01 amZZZZ
Andy McBrine would have accepted his man-of-the-series award in the same no-fuss manner the all-rounder goes about his cricket after playing a pivotal role in Ireland’s historic 2-1 defeat of the West Indies.
Sabina Park win sees history made ( ) ZZZZ9:45 amZZZZ
Ireland claimed another famous victory at Sabina Park last night with a dramatic two wickets win over West Indies giving them their first one-day international series success overseas.
McBrine stars as Ireland clinch series win ( ) ZZZZ1:45 amZZZZ
Andy McBrine produced another Man of the Match display as Ireland survived a late scare to claim a series win against the West Indies.
Ireland strengthened by the absence ( ) ZZZZ8:00 amZZZZ
No captain or head coach at the ground and the stand-in skipper a late arrival in Jamaica after spending 10 days in isolation. No problem for Ireland as they added West Indies to their memorable World Cup Super League wins over England and South Africa.
Heir to the throne ( ) ZZZZ12:24 amZZZZ
Ed Joyce, Eoin Morgan, Paul Stirling… it now looks increasingly likely that Harry Tector will become the next great Irish batter after he steered the Boys in Green to a series equalling victory over the West Indies.
O'Brien set for Legends tournament ( ) ZZZZ12:22 amZZZZ
KEVIN O’BRIEN will line up alongside Kevin Petersen, Jonty Rhodes and Brett Lee for the World Giants next week after signing to play four T20 matches in the new Legends League Cricket tournament in Oman.
Harry's Game as Ireland beat West Indies ( ) ZZZZ12:12 amZZZZ
Ireland had a fully deserved win over West Indies in the second ODI yesterday, coming out on top by five wickets with twenty-one balls to spare under DLS.
Ireland level series with emphatic win ( ) ZZZZ1:33 amZZZZ
IRELAND picked up 10 more World Cup Super League points in Jamaica last night when they defeated West Indies in their second one-day international by five wickets after a 90-minute rain interruption.
Stirling taking positive approach ( ) ZZZZ2:43 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling will lead Ireland in a one-day international for the first time today and has promised a positive approach as the Boys in Green look to level their World Cup Super League series against the West Indies.
ODIs rescheduled for Thursday and Sunday ( ) ZZZZ10:03 amZZZZ
The second ODI will now take place on Thursday, with the third and final game played on Sunday. The one-off T20I has been cancelled.
Ireland learn T20 WCQ opponents and format ( ) ZZZZ11:52 pmZZZZ
Ireland will face the UAE, Germany and the Philippines in Group B of the T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Muscat next month.
More covid woes for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ11:45 pmZZZZ
The second ODI between Ireland and West Indies has been postponed after three more positive cases in the Ireland squad.
Ireland pay the price in points and cash ( ) ZZZZ2:52 amZZZZ
Ireland have been fined 40 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against the West Indies in the first ODI in Kingston on Saturday.
Too little too late for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ2:12 amZZZZ
A late late rally by George Dockrell and Mark Adair could not prevent Ireland losing their first World Cup Super League match to West Indies by 24 runs on a day when little when right for the tourists at Sabina Park.
Tector rues West Indies loss ( ) ZZZZ11:24 amZZZZ
Ireland batsman Harry Tector was in a reflective mood after his side threw away a great chance of taking a series lead against West Indies.
Ireland miss golden opportunity in West Indies opener ( ) ZZZZ10:44 amZZZZ
Although they came up twenty-four short of their 270-run target, at least Ireland were not just competitive ,but probably should have won the first of their three match ODI series against the West Indies in Sabina Park.
Porterfield praise for ICC nominees ( ) ZZZZ3:09 amZZZZ
Former Ireland captain William Porterfield has said the inclusion of three Ireland players in the ODI Team of the Year is “fully deserved”.
Singh and White miss West Indies opener ( ) ZZZZ1:22 pmZZZZ
Simi Singh and Ben White are awaiting results of PCR tests after testing positive last night for COVID infection via a routine antigen test. Both players have been isolated and are out of today’s first ODI against West Indies.
Dockrell efforts in vain as Jamaica triumph ( ) ZZZZ6:39 amZZZZ
George Dockrell posted his highest score in an Ireland shirt but it was in a losing cause as the team finally returned to action with a game against the Jamaica Scorpions in Sabina Park.
Malan facing Testing time with Ireland ( ) ZZZZ6:33 amZZZZ
Malan, who is head coach of Auckland has been given a three-year contract, starting in March, when he will lead the squad on a four-week tour of Zimbabwe, which is scheduled to include Ireland’s fourth Test match.
Ireland beaten despite Dockrell and Little heroics ( ) ZZZZ1:39 amZZZZ
George Dockrell top scored with 82 and Josh Little captured three wickets as Ireland lost their warm-up match against Jamaica by five wickets at Sabina Park.
Ireland opt for ambition over experience ( ) ZZZZ3:22 amZZZZ
In a bold shift from recent policy, Cricket Ireland have appointed Heinrich Malan as men’s head coach, handing the little-known 40-year-old a three-year contract, starting in March.
Forgotten Porterfield determined to take second chance ( ) ZZZZ1:36 amZZZZ
HE may have captained his country 253 times and played at international level every year since his debut in 2006, but William Porterfield could be considered the forgotten man of Irish cricket.
Ireland appoint Heinrich Malan ( ) ZZZZ2:22 amZZZZ
Ireland have appointed Henrich Malan on a three-year deal, replacing his South African compatriot Graham Ford.
Ripley keeping options open ( ) ZZZZ3:48 amZZZZ
Ireland Coach David Ripley is considering his options as to Paul Stirling's replacement in the opening slot for the first ODI against the West Indies on Saturday.
Ireland averages for 2021 ( ) ZZZZ3:46 amZZZZ
Who were the standout performers for Ireland Men in 2021, in what was in truth, a disappointing season for Andy Balbirnie's side, despite the odd excellent display?