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Paul Stirling made a century on the second day against Essex (Ray Lawrence)
Paul Stirling made a century on the second day against Essex (Ray Lawrence) ©CE
Stirling century puts Ireland on top ZZZZ12:09 amZZZZ
A hard-fought century to Paul Stirling, a sparkling 97 from Lorcan Tucker and an entertaining 67 from Andy McBrine saw Ireland fightback from a precarious 65-5 to end Day 2 leading Essex by 17 runs.
Mayes and Dockrell give Irish selectors a nudge ZZZZ8:51 pmZZZZ
GEORGE DOCKRELL and Tom Mayes gave the Ireland selectors a nudge ahead of next week’s Test match at Lord’s with solid performances on the first day of a warm-up game against Essex at Chelmsford.
Ireland made to battle against Essex ZZZZ1:08 pmZZZZ
It was a tough day at the office for the Ireland team but not all of the visiting players as they began their match preparation for next week’s Lord’s Test at Chelmsford.
Nathan Hauritz back in Australia ZZZZ8:53 amZZZZ
Ireland has confirmed it has granted Nathan Hauritz, National Spin Bowling Coach, compassionate leave for personal family reasons.
Four Ireland players in Essex team for warm-up game ZZZZ8:19 amZZZZ
With Essex having a lot of county cricket and a number of injuries, it has also been agreed that the four players not selected in the Ireland team will play for Essex.
Stirling to play against Essex ZZZZ12:01 amZZZZ
Ireland has confirmed Paul Stirling will join the Ireland squad on Saturday and play Days Two and Three of the match against Essex that precedes the Test Match against England Men that starts next Thursday.
Ireland at full strength for qualifiers ZZZZ12:00 amZZZZ
Ireland have named a full strength squad for the final World Cup qualifying tournament that begins in Zimbabwe next month with dual international Peter ‘PJ’ Moor included in the 15 to provide both experience and local knowledge.
No room for error as Ireland face qualifiers challenge ZZZZ9:42 amZZZZ
Gary Wilson admits Ireland will have to play their best cricket throughout the World Cup qualifying tournament next month if they are to join eight automatic qualifiers for the finals in India in October.
Ireland face Oman opener in WCQ ZZZZ9:38 amZZZZ
Ireland will open their World Cup qualifying campaign against Oman in Bulawayo on Monday June 19.
Doheny and Hand dropped for World Cup Qualifiers ZZZZ8:08 amZZZZ
Stephen Doheny and Fionn Hand have been left out of the Ireland squad that will play in the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe next month. Barry McCarthy, PJ Moor and Ben White are named in the 15.
Foster replaces injured Olphert in Test squad ZZZZ7:41 amZZZZ
Matthew Foster has been called up to the Ireland Test squad after Conor Olphert was forced to withdraw.
Tough draw for Ireland in World Cup Qualifier ZZZZ5:56 amZZZZ
Ireland have been handed a tough draw in the 50 overs World Cup Qualifiers that take place in Zimbabwe next month.
England name strong squad for Ireland Test ZZZZ9:53 amZZZZ
ENGLAND have picked a full-strength squad, captained by Ben Stokes, for next month’s Test match against Ireland at Lord’s and will use the four-day game to fine tune for the Ashes series which starts on June 16.
No sympathy as Ireland beaten again from winning position ZZZZ9:32 amZZZZ
Bangladesh showed Ireland how to defend a potential winning total as another late order collapse saw Andrew Balbirnie’s side end their World Cup Super League campaign with another heartbreaking defeat, this time by five runs.
Familiar tale of woe for Ireland ZZZZ9:21 pmZZZZ
It was a familiar tale in the World Cup Super League at Chelmsford yesterday as Ireland threw away a seemingly impregnable position to lose a last-over thriller to Bangladesh by five runs, and with it the series 2-0.
Tector denied again ZZZZ3:58 amZZZZ
Harry Tector played the innings of his young life at Chelmsford but it wasn’t enough to stop Bangladesh squeezing to a three-wicket victory over Ireland in the second of three World Cup Super League clashes.
Ireland beaten in thriller ZZZZ3:55 amZZZZ
Even a brilliant century by Harry Tector and Ireland’s 10th highest ODI total was not enough for victory in the second World Cup Super League game in Chelmsford.
Ireland Mission Impossible ends in failure ZZZZ9:35 amZZZZ
Ireland's Mission Impossible to automatically qualify for the World Cup finals was officially terminated yesterday by the rain in Chelmsford.
Rain ends Ireland hopes ZZZZ1:35 amZZZZ
IRELAND will head to Zimbabwe next month for a last chance at qualifying for this autumn’s World Cup after seeing their faint hopes of finishing eighth in the Super League washed away in Chelmsford last night.
Ireland seem resigned to qualifier fate ZZZZ2:13 amZZZZ
Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie appeared resigned to go the World Cup qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe next month at his final press conference ahead of the World Cup Super League game against Bangladesh in Chelmsford (10.45am).
Can Ireland pull off mission impossible? ZZZZ1:37 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie will take on a mission impossible-style task this week as Ireland look to not only beat Bangladesh three times in Chelmsford but also beat the weather and massively improve their run-rate to qualify for the World Cup in the autumn.
No Little in Ireland Test squad ZZZZ5:25 amZZZZ
Josh Little has been left out of the Ireland Test squad that will play England at Lord's next month.
Young and Olphert named in Test squad ZZZZ1:33 amZZZZ
Craig Young and Conor Olphert have been named in the Ireland squad for the Test Match against England at Lord’s next month.
Young on comeback trail ZZZZ9:33 amZZZZ
Craig Young starts his comeback from injury at Fenners today when he is expected to line out in the Ireland Wolves side in the warm-up game for Bangladesh ahead of next week’s World Cup Super League series against Ireland.
Battling Ireland beaten by Sri Lanka ZZZZ2:03 amZZZZ
Ireland held out for almost two sessions on the final day of the first Test series but they could not prevent a second successive innings defeat by Sri Lanka in Galle.
Tector heroics in vain ZZZZ1:51 amZZZZ
Harry Tector bravely saw off a bumper barrage in Galle but his gallant effort to save the second Test for Ireland ended in failure as Sri Lanka won by an innings and 10 runs to take the series 2-0.
Wilson backs Ireland to salvage draw ZZZZ9:27 pmZZZZ
Ireland will likely have to bat for the vast majority of the final day to save the second Test in Galle but acting head coach Gary Wilson has faith that they can do it.
Ireland face last day challenge ZZZZ9:20 pmZZZZ
Ireland are faced with a daunting rearguard action to salvage a draw on the final day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle after another record-breaking batting display by the hosts.
Ireland bemoan failing to take their chances ZZZZ11:15 pmZZZZ
Sri Lanka finished the day on 357 for one, just 135 runs behind Ireland’s first innings total and if the teams get a full day’s play on Thursday, Ireland could face a difficult last day trying to avoid defeat.
Inconsistency costs Ireland ZZZZ11:07 pmZZZZ
Curtis Campher took the only wicket to fall on day three of the second Test in Galle yesterday  as Sri Lanka closed ominously on Ireland’s record total.
Stirling joins an elite club ZZZZ2:24 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling joined the elite company of players who have scored centuries in all three international formats when he reached three figures on the second day of the Galle Test against Sri Lanka.
Stirling and Campher post centuries in Galle run fest ZZZZ2:08 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling and Curtis Campher scored centuries yesterday in Galle as bat again dominated ball on the second day of the contest.
Ireland dominate Day One ZZZZ12:18 amZZZZ
Ireland are getting the hang of this Test match lark. It is only their sixth contest but this was one of those rare occasions when they can say they won the day.
Ireland batters in charge ZZZZ12:06 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie fell five short of a deserved century in Galle yesterday as Ireland’s batsmen dominated the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka and restored their reputations after last week’s heavy defeat.
Wilson looking for vast improvement ZZZZ1:18 amZZZZ
Gary Wilson “wants and expects” Ireland to put up a better performance in the second Test against Sri Lanka that starts today in Galle, and believes that playing more matches over the longer distance is vital to the development of the squad.
Humphreys in line for Test debut ZZZZ5:51 amZZZZ
Ireland spin bowling coach Nathan Hauritz has given a big indication that Matthew Humphreys could make his Test match debut against Sri Lanka in the second game of the series.
Wolves set for Bangladesh clash at Fenner's ZZZZ3:27 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves will play Bangladesh at Fenner's next month.
Young guns for Bangladesh ZZZZ5:46 amZZZZ
Craig Young has been named in the Ireland squad for next month’s World Cup Super League games against Bangladesh, along with Josh Little who will return from the Indian Premier League for the three-match series in Chelmsford.
Little and Young return for Bangladesh clashes ZZZZ9:08 amZZZZ
Josh Little and Craig Young have been named in the Ireland squad that will take on Bangladesh in three World Cup Super League matches next month.
Testing times for Ireland after Sri Lankan lesson ZZZZ1:39 amZZZZ
Ireland took the Galle Test match into the final session of day three but, in truth, they were only delaying the inevitable.
Balbirnie seeks new way ZZZZ1:33 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie wants Ireland to develop their own way of playing Test cricket after seeing his side outclassed by Sri Lanka and thrashed by an innings and 280 runs inside three days in Galle.
Ireland in trouble yet again ZZZZ9:28 pmZZZZ
There was a familiar sight at the Galle Cricket Stadium on Monday night with Lorcan Tucker batting in the middle with Andy McBrine.
Ireland look to Tucker after tough second day ZZZZ9:19 pmZZZZ
Lorcan Tucker may have to summon the spirit of Dhaka if Ireland are to avoid a humbling three-day defeat by Sri Lanka after the home team continued their total domination of the first Test match between the sides.
Ireland feel the heat in Galle ZZZZ1:11 amZZZZ
Welcome to the fierce hot world of Test match cricket.In temperatures of 32 degrees which felt like 38 because of the humidity in Galle, Ireland spent the first day of their fifth Test match in the field and by the close Sri Lanka had piled up 386 for four.
Ireland toil in heat ZZZZ8:54 pmZZZZ
George Dockrell sparked a mini-revival by Ireland in the final hour of a steamy first day of the opening Test in Sri Lanka yesterday but the home side went to stumps firmly in control on 386-4.
Adair looking for Ireland to take next step ZZZZ10:07 pmZZZZ
Mark Adair wants Ireland to take a step forward in the next two weeks and progress from being competitive in Test match cricket to beating Sri Lanka in Galle and winning over the longest distance for the first time.
Wilson at the helm with Malan at home ZZZZ10:03 pmZZZZ
Wilson steps into the leading role for the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka which gets under way in Galle on Sunday – with Heinrich Malan taking a break back home.
Wilson keen to extend 100% coaching record ZZZZ10:02 pmZZZZ
GARY Wilson has a 100 per cent record as acting Ireland Head Coach, but if that record is still intact at the end of next week, Ireland will have won their first Test match.
White keen for further taste of Test cricket ZZZZ6:35 amZZZZ
Dublin-born spinner Ben White is looking forward to hopefully creating a few more special days for Irish cricket during the two Test matches against Sri Lanka over the coming fortnight.
Balbirnie wants Ireland on red alert for Tests ZZZZ7:03 amZZZZ
It may be too late for this season, but Andrew Balbirnie has called for a first-class structure to be set up in Ireland from next year.
Start time change for Bangladesh ODI ZZZZ4:13 amZZZZ
The second one-day international between Ireland and Bangladesh in May – part of the World Cup Super League series – will now start at 10.45am.
No fairytale ending for Ireland ZZZZ8:47 pmZZZZ
There was no fairytale ending for Ireland after their superb comeback on day three in Dhaka as Bangladesh completed a seven wickets win 45 minutes after lunch.
Balbirnie rues lack of runs ZZZZ8:00 pmZZZZ
ANDY BALBIRNIE pinpointed where Ireland’s return to Test cricket had gone wrong in Dhaka after Bangladesh completed a comfortable seven-wicket victory yesterday - and it wasn’t his side’s disastrous second-innings collapse.
Ireland dare to dream ZZZZ11:38 pmZZZZ
From the depths of despair at 13 for four in their second innings, the Ireland players are now dreaming of a maiden Test victory after enjoying their best day in Test cricket so far.
Tucker leads fightback ZZZZ11:28 pmZZZZ
Lorcan Tucker struck a wonderful century in Dhaka yesterday as a spirited fightback with the bat on the third day of the one-off Test match gave Ireland the merest glimmer of a chance of beating Bangladesh.
McBrine hard work goes to waste ZZZZ10:43 pmZZZZ
Andy McBrine recorded the best bowling figures in Ireland’s brief Test match history in Dhaka but his hard work was undone in a disastrous last session on the second day which left Bangladesh scenting victory.
Joy of six for McBrine but tough day for Ireland ZZZZ3:15 amZZZZ
Ireland's trial by spin will continue on day three of the Dhaka Test but it will be a huge challenge just to avoid an innings defeat.
Ian Callender's Day 1 report from Dhaka ZZZZ8:54 amZZZZ
Harry Tector admitted it was “pretty cool” to be the first Ireland player to make a half-century in his first innings in a men’s Test match.
Late fightback gives Ireland hope ZZZZ10:44 pmZZZZ
The best compliment to the Ireland players after their first day of Test match cricket in almost four years is that it certainly didn’t look like it.
Ireland let it slip ZZZZ10:40 pmZZZZ
HARRY TECTOR marked his Test match debut with a well constructed half-century yesterday but Ireland will know they let a strong position slip on the first day of their one-off clash with Bangladesh in Dhaka.
Stirling boost for Ireland ZZZZ2:13 amZZZZ
PAUL STIRLING gave his Ireland colleagues a morale boost ahead of the start of today’s Test match against Bangladesh in Dhaka by declaring his availability for the second half of the tour to Sri Lanka later this month.
Balbirnie buzzing ahead of Bangladesh Test ZZZZ10:47 pmZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie is “buzzing” to get back in his Test match whites for the first time in nearly four years this week in Dhaka where he will lead out Ireland in a one-off five-day game against Bangladesh.
Taskin Ahmed ruled out of Test ZZZZ5:12 amZZZZ
Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed will miss the Test against Ireland starting tomorrow in Dhaka due to a side strain. 
Ireland back in the big time ZZZZ2:10 amZZZZ
FOR the first time in almost four years Ireland step out on to a cricket field wearing whites as they prepare for the first Test against Bangladesh.
Testing times for Ireland ZZZZ10:40 pmZZZZ
The great sportswriter Martin Johnson once summed up a disastrous pre-Ashes performance in one sentence. “There are only three things wrong with this England team,” he wrote, “They can't bat, can't bowl, and can't field.”
Good morning Vietnam ZZZZ10:37 pmZZZZ
WHEN Ireland take the field on Tuesday morning in Dhaka for only their fourth ever Test match it will be their first time in whites for 1,348 days.
Early wickets answer Stirling's prayers. ZZZZ12:00 amZZZZ
In their final white-ball game of the tour, acting captain Paul Stirling’s prayer was answered. Ireland took early wickets.
Stirling victory charge. ZZZZ3:24 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling signed off his winter’s work with a barnstorming 77 from 41 balls in Chattogram yesterday (FRI) to lead Ireland to a consolation seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the final T20 international of a three-match series.
Ireland Wolves to play Bangladesh in England ZZZZ11:29 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves will provide warm-up opposition for Bangladesh ahead of their three World Cup Super League clashes with Ireland in Essex.
Ireland lose series ZZZZ11:02 pmZZZZ
Curtis Campher added a smidgeon of respectability to Ireland’s latest defeat in Chattogram yesterday with a battling half-century but a 77-run victory and with it a 2-0 lead in the three-match series was the least Bangladesh deserved.
Familiar story says Stirling as Ireland struggle ZZZZ5:46 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling admitted that the rain interruption and reduced overs target helped Ireland get closer than they would have if the first T20 international against Bangladesh in Chattogram had gone the full distance.
Ireland Lose Opener. ZZZZ12:25 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling praised his Ireland attack for battling back after a horror start to the first of three T20 internationals in Chattogram yesterday, but Bangladesh still ran out comfortable winners by 22 runs (DLS) in a rain-effected clash.
Ireland flattered by 22 run margin in T20 defeat. ZZZZ8:11 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling admitted that the rain interruption and reduced overs target helped Ireland get closer than they would have if the first T20 international against Bangladesh in Chattogram had gone the full distance.
Ireland try change of captain for T20 clashes with Bangladesh ZZZZ1:21 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling will captain Ireland in this week’s T20 series against Bangladesh, which gets under way in Chattogram on Monday morning, after it was announced that Andrew Balbirnie is to be ‘rested’.
Stirling in charge for T20s ZZZZ1:19 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling will captain Ireland in the first of three T20 internationals against Bangladesh in Chattogram today as skipper Andy Balbirnie recharges his batteries ahead of a busy schedule of Test matches and World Cup qualifiers.
Mayes ready to answer Ireland's call ZZZZ1:15 amZZZZ
Ireland could introduce their second NCU debutant in this week’s T20 internationals against Bangladesh in Chattogram and Tom Mayes is ready if called upon.
Stirling to captain Ireland in T20I series ZZZZ7:54 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling will take the captain's armband from Andrew Balbirnie for the upcoming T20I series against Bangladesh this week.
Ireland Humbled ZZZZ12:54 amZZZZ
Ireland can start checking out the visa requirements to visit Zimbabwe in June because after a humbling 10-wicket defeat by Bangladesh in Sylhet last night there appears to be no chance of Andy Balbirnie’s side avoiding the World Cup qualifiers
Balbirnie admits batting group failures ZZZZ10:46 amZZZZ
Andrew Balbirnie admitted the batting group has not been good enough as Ireland crashed to their first ever 10 wickets defeat in a one-day international, against Bangladesh in Sylhet.
No excuses for Ireland ZZZZ2:21 amZZZZ
Curtis Campher admits that Ireland will have no excuses for not performing on the remainder of their tour in Bangladesh which continues today with the third and final one-day international in Sylhet.
Odds against Ireland ZZZZ2:18 amZZZZ
IF Andy Balbirnie can lead his side to victory in the third one-day international in Sylhet today he will not only claim a share of the series at 1-1 but also become the first Ireland captain to taste success in Bangladesh.
Rain saves Ireland ZZZZ2:41 amZZZZ
Heavy rain led to the abandonment of the second one-day international in Sylhet last night and probably saved Ireland from a second heavy defeat by Bangladesh after the home side posted a whopping 349-6 from 50 overs.
Ireland live to fight another day ZZZZ2:39 amZZZZ
It was another hard day in the field for Ireland but they live to fight another day after the second one-day international against Bangladesh in Sylhet was abandoned as a no result.
Hume backing Ireland to bounce back ZZZZ2:33 amZZZZ
Graham Hume insists Ireland can bounce back from their opening game batting collapse to give themselves a chance of winning the one-day series  against Bangladesh in Sylhet.
Humphreys in line for debut ZZZZ2:27 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie and his fellow batters have an early chance to avenge Saturday’s crushing 183-run defeat in Sylhet today when Ireland face Bangladesh in the second of a three-match one-day international series.
Ireland were 'Bang average' in defeat, admits Balbirnie   ZZZZ9:19 amZZZZ
Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie admitted they will “have to bat much better” if they are to rescue the one-day international series against Bangladesh in Sylhet after slumping to a 183 runs defeat in yesterday’s first game.
Hauritz at home ZZZZ4:35 pmZZZZ
Ireland have opted to leave spin bowling coach Nathan Hauritz in Dublin for the first portion of their Asian tour.
Ireland given reality check by Bangladesh ZZZZ3:41 pmZZZZ
At least Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for this year's World Cup will rely on English conditions because if they had to beat Bangladesh in their own back yard, they would be virtually nil.
The Phoney War ZZZZ6:23 amZZZZ
The Phoney War starts in Sylhet today when Ireland take on hosts Bangladesh in the first of three one-day internationals that precede a far more important series between the sides that has been confirmed for Chelmsford in early May.
India series finally confirmed ZZZZ3:10 amZZZZ
It's a happy St Patrick's Day for Ireland as a three-match T20I series against India is finally announced.
Ireland opt for tried and tested in Bangladesh opener ZZZZ1:50 pmZZZZ
Heinrich Malan will resist the temptation to give ODI debuts to the uncapped quartet in his squad ahead of the tour opener on Saturday.
Winning start for Ireland in Bangladesh ZZZZ6:29 amZZZZ
Ireland enjoyed the almost perfect warm-up match ahead of their first one-day international in Sylhet on Saturday with a 77 runs (DLS) victory over a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI.
Ireland beat Bangladesh XI in warm-up game ZZZZ4:26 amZZZZ
Curtis Campher and Paul Stirling scored half centuries as Ireland beat a BCB XI by 77 runs (DLS) in a warm-up game ahead of their ODI series.
Historic Test series for Ireland ZZZZ6:25 amZZZZ
A CLASH with the Indian Premier League has ensured Ireland of their first Test series in Sri Lanka next month.
Bonus Test for Ireland in Sri Lanka ZZZZ11:38 amZZZZ
Ireland now look set to play two Tests in Sri Lanka in a revised schedule next month.
Malan set to miss Sri Lanka section of tour ZZZZ2:55 amZZZZ
Heinrich Malan is set to miss the Sri Lanka section of Ireland's Asia tour which has just begun.
Humphreys looking to hit the highs ZZZZ2:32 amZZZZ
There was no one more surprised than Matthew Humphreys when he got the phone call from Ireland chairman of selectors Andrew White to tell him he would be spending the next seven weeks in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
End of the line for Delany? ZZZZ3:05 amZZZZ
David Delany's international career could well be over despite a fast-bowling crisis having appeared to hand the Clontarf paceman a lifeline.
McCarthy injury blow for Ireland ZZZZ1:47 amZZZZ
Ireland have been dealt another blow ahead of their tour of Bangladesh with Barry McCarthy ruled out with a knee injury.
Little and Olphert ruled out of Bangladesh tour ZZZZ12:24 amZZZZ
Josh Little and Conor Olphert have been ruled out of the tour to Bangladesh which gets under way next week.
Little scoops top accolade ZZZZ8:07 amZZZZ
Josh Little has plenty to look forward to 2023 but he has been honoured for his performances in 2022 when he was named Ireland Men’s International  Player of the Year.
Dockrell and McCarthy big winners in contract deals ZZZZ8:11 amZZZZ
George Dockrell and Barry McCarthy are the big winners in the new Cricket Ireland contracts with both given two-year deals as Ireland prepare for their busiest ever period of action.
Ireland contracts confirmed ZZZZ2:54 pmZZZZ
Ireland have announced their player contracts ahead of their tours of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Little and Tector to battle it out for International Men's award ZZZZ9:24 pmZZZZ
Josh Little and Harry Tector are set to battle it out for the Ireland Men's International Player of the Year on Friday night.
Stirling signs for Birmingham Bears ZZZZ9:05 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling will play once again for the Birmingham Bears aka Warwickshire in the T20 Blast this summer.
Wolves schedule culled ZZZZ2:26 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves will have NO fixtures for the 2023 home season.
Little ruled out of Pakistan Super League ZZZZ1:36 amZZZZ
Josh Little won't play any part in the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League.
Stirling to miss Tests ZZZZ10:44 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling will not be playing in Ireland’s next two Test matches as the Ireland selectors have identified the World Cup Super League games against Bangladesh in May as the priority in the upcoming months.
Stirling left out of Ireland Test squads ZZZZ11:31 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling has been left out of Ireland’s squad for the Test matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Indian summer for Ireland ZZZZ1:31 amZZZZ
India will travel to Ireland to play three T20 Internationals in a further boost for the sport.
South Africa penalty opens door for Ireland ZZZZ11:58 amZZZZ
South Africa have been deducted one point for their slow over rate in the third ODI against England, meaning a clean sweep for Ireland against Bangladesh in May could mean automatic World Cup qualification.
Stadium boost for Ireland? ZZZZ12:33 amZZZZ
There could be good news on the horizon for Irish cricket after the Sunday Times reported that the proposed new stadium at Abbotstown has moved a step forward.
Zimbabwe tour averages ZZZZ8:40 amZZZZ
A closely fought tour saw honours even in the one-day series, while the hosts edged the T20 matches by a 2-1 margin.
Ireland Test exile set to end ZZZZ1:19 amZZZZ
Ireland will play a Test match for the first time in nearly four years when the men’s team takes on Bangladesh in Dhaka in early April at the end of a month-long multi-format tour.
Spoils shared as rain ruins ODI decider ZZZZ1:17 amZZZZ
Only 13 overs were possible in the final one-day international between Zimbabwe and Ireland as rain had the final say in Harare.
Campher tips the odds ZZZZ10:53 pmZZZZ
Curtis Campher has not had the biggest impact on Ireland’s tour of Zimbabwe so far, but the flick of the all-rounder’s fingertips on Saturday has set up today’s one-day international series decider at the Harare Sports Club.
Bangladesh and Ireland confirm Test match ZZZZ5:41 amZZZZ
Ireland will play its first Test match in nearly four years when they tour Bangladesh in March and April.
Little on the money ZZZZ10:48 pmZZZZ
Zimbabwe got a taste of just why the Gujarat Titans paid $500,000 for two months of the services of Josh Little. Ireland’s star bowler returned a career best 4-38 as he drove his team to a 46-run victory in the second game of the ODI series in Harare.
Irish centuries in vain ZZZZ12:29 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie and Harry Tector scored top quality centuries but then watched their fine work go to waste as Zimbabwe scrambled to a thrilling last-ball victory in the first of three ODIs.
Joy and pain for Balbirnie in Ireland defeat ZZZZ12:20 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie experienced joy and pain on his 200th game for Ireland, able to celebrate his eighth one-day international century but having to leave the field with suspected concussion 21 runs later.
Commins replaces Balbirnie in Ireland squad ZZZZ10:25 amZZZZ
Murray Commins has been called into the Ireland ODI squad to replace Andrew Balbirnie, who retired hurt during their loss in Wednesday's match in Harare.
Ireland lose last ball thriller ZZZZ9:22 amZZZZ
Ireland lost a last ball thriller in Harare, despite dominating the contest for long periods of the game.
Double boost for Malan ZZZZ5:37 amZZZZ
While Ireland lost a pulsating decider to Zimbabwe in Harare on Sunday the three-match series may take on a greater significance in time - it may be seen as the week two more T20 pieces fell into place for coach Heinrich Malan.
Ireland back at full strength for ODI series ZZZZ2:47 pmZZZZ
Ireland’s three globetrotters are all available and will take their place in the first of the three one-day internationals against Zimbabwe in Harare on Wednesday (7.15am GMT start).
Harry heroics not enough as Ireland beaten in Harare ZZZZ12:54 amZZZZ
Harry Tector produced his finest all-round performance for Ireland in Harare yesterday but it wasn’t enough to get the Boys in Green over the line as Zimbabwe won a third-match thriller by four wickets to take the T20 series 2-1.
Ireland lose series decider against Zimbabwe ZZZZ12:52 amZZZZ
Amid deafening scenes from an ecstatic near capacity crowd at the Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe’s Luke Jongwe hit the final ball of the 19th over to the boundary to clinch the T20 Series against Ireland.
Match winner Adair proves worth ZZZZ12:51 amZZZZ
Ross Adair hopes he has proven to his new Ireland team-mates that they can have faith in him after his match-winning knock levelled the T20 series against Zimbabwe in Harare.
Doheny looks to bounce back ZZZZ1:02 amZZZZ
Stephen Doheny admits that Ireland were off the pace but expects the Boys in Green to bounce back in today’s second T20i against Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe win tour opener ZZZZ1:36 amZZZZ
Harry Tector claimed a wicket with his sixth ball in T20 internationals and followed up with another as Ireland fought hard to defend a meagre total of 114 all out at the Harare Sports Club before losing to Zimbabwe by five wickets.
Rusty Ireland lose tour opener against Zimbabwe ZZZZ8:08 amZZZZ
A rusty batting display saw Ireland beaten by five wickets against Zimbabwe in the opening match of their T20I series in Harare.
Doheny and Adair set for step up ZZZZ3:20 amZZZZ
Ross Adair will make his Ireland debut in the same side as younger brother Mark in Harare today as one of two new caps in the first of three T20 internationals against Zimbabwe.
Adair and Doheny set for debuts ZZZZ9:50 amZZZZ
Ross Adair and Stephen Doheny are set to make their international debuts, while Tyrone Kane returns to the fold for the first time since 2019 when Ireland face Zimbabwe in the opening game of the three-match T20I series.
Adair urged to go big in Zimbabwe ZZZZ1:53 amZZZZ
If Ross Adair makes his debut for Ireland this week, he will be encouraged to play his natural game.
Balbirnie and Campher to play in BPL ZZZZ8:35 amZZZZ
Ireland have given permission for Andrew Balbirnie and Curtis Campher to play in the Bangladesh Premier League.
Kane relishing Ireland return ZZZZ2:09 pmZZZZ
Phoenix all-rounder Tyrone Kane is relishing the opportunity to be back wearing the green jersey after an absence of over three years.
Ireland's adaptation to franchise cricket ZZZZ4:49 amZZZZ
Coming off one of their busiest ever home summers and what could be deemed a successful T20 World Cup campaign, it’s fair to say the Ireland Men's team are in a healthier place with their T20 cricket than 12 months prior.
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