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Cricket and the oval ball (2)
The Irish international cricketers who played rugby for Ireland in the first half of the 20th century. Edward Liddle, March 2009
Ireland in Canada and USA 1973
Early in September 1973 the cream of Irish cricketing talent gathered to embark up on an adventure into the great unknown of North American cricket. John Elder & Chris Harte, June 1976
Cricket and the oval ball (1)
In the the first of three articles Edward Liddle looks at the earliest of the 22 Ireland cricketers who also played international rugby. Edward Liddle, March 2009
1979: Anderson delivers despite postal strike
Barry Chambers looks back to July 1979 when Sri Lanka made their first visit to Ireland. Barry Chambers, 2014
The Father of Irish Cricket?
As well as the person most deserving of the title 'Father of Australian Cricket', Charles Lawrence can also lay claim to being 'Father of Irish Cricket'. Phoenix CC, 2014
Clarissa Crawford Pilkington
Siobhan McBennett's funeral eulogy to the woman who, as player and administrator, led the development of Irish women's cricket for 60 years. Siobhan McBennett, February 2010
Ireland beat Pakistan fair and square
Robin Walsh was sitting in the Press Box and had no doubt. Ireland won brilliantly and above board and that remains his unshakeable view. Robin Walsh, September 2010
When the Third Reich took on Phoenix…and lost!
On a Saturday afternoon in May 1941 one of Irelandís leading cricket clubs was inadvertently dragged into the deadliest war the world has ever seen. Ger Siggins, May 2016
Sir Stanley Cochrane and the Irish dream
The Irishman who bid to host an England v Australia test in his back garden in the north Wicklow town of Bray. Ger Siggins, August 2012
WG Grace and Irish Cricket: Part 2
More recollections of WG Grace and his connections with Irish cricket. Edward Liddle, 2015
Irish cricket and the sequined star
Name the three men who played in both of Ireland's first two competitive wins over English counties. Ger Siggins, July 2012
County of Origin
As Ireland anticipate their inaugural Test match Odran Flynn analyses the origins of the 635 players who have obtained a total of 10,021 full international caps. Odran Flynn, November 2017
WG Grace and Irish Cricket: Part 1
The first part of a review of the matches played by WG Grace in Ireland - north and south. Edward Liddle, 2015
When they were kings - West Indies 1984
A star studded West Indies side came to Dublin to play Ireland in a two-day game, taking a break from their all-conquering tour of England. Barry Chambers, January 2011
The first photo of an Ireland game?
Undertaking in archives can occasionally lead to exciting and interesting finds. One such was the finding of what is likely to be the earliest photograph involving an Irish team. Colm Murphy, 1995
2013 - a Perfect Ten in T20
2013 was a perfect year for Ireland in the wham, bam, thank-you mam, fast-food form of cricket, with 10 out of 10 on the field. CricketEurope, 2013
Irish Cricket's Soccer Stars
The select band of Irish cricketers who have also played international soccer for Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland. Ger Siggins, 2002
Those Munster Men in their Flying Machines
John Jermyn captained Munster in 1948 when it was decided to revive the Munster v Ulster fixture - a contribution from Cork County making it possible to charter two aircraft from Darby Kennedy in Leixlip. It turned out to be quite an adventure. John B Jermyn, 1974 Cork County centenary brochure
The 1928 West Indians at College Park
Ireland's great win against the West Indies in 1969 was certainly not the first by an Irish XI over a touring Windies combination and it is perhaps somewhat sad that the exploits of the XI under James Ganly in June 1928 remain known only to the historian of the game. Colm Murphy, 2003
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