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PWTNRLPts NRR
Sri Lanka3300063.75
Namibia320014-0.52
Ireland310022-0.85
Netherlands300030-2.46
Scorecard Ireland (0) lost to Namibia (2) by 8 wickets, 22 October.
Scorecard Sri Lanka (2) beat Ireland (0) by 70 runs, 20 October.
Scorecard Netherlands (0) lost to Ireland (2) by 7 wickets, 18 October.
  • Sri Lanka beat Namibia by 7 wickets, 18 October, Abu Dhabi
  • Namibia beat Netherlands by 6 wickets, 20 October, Abu Dhabi
  • Sri Lanka beat Netherlands by 8 wickets, 22 October, Sharjah
Cricket World Cup Super League
Scorecard Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets (DLS), 13 September.
Scorecard Ireland v Zimbabwe - no result, 10 September.
Scorecard Ireland lost to Zimbabwe by 38 runs, 8 September.
Scorecard Ireland lost to South Africa by 70 runs, 16 July.
Scorecard Ireland beat South Africa by 43 runs, 13 July.
Scorecard Ireland v South Africa - no result, 11 July.
Scorecard Netherlands beat Ireland by 4 wickets, 7 June.
Scorecard Netherlands lost to Ireland by 8 wickets, 4 June.
Scorecard Netherlands beat Ireland by 1 run, 2 June.
Scorecard Afghanistan beat Ireland by 36 runs, 26 January.
Scorecard Ireland lost to Afghanistan by 7 wickets, 24 January.
Scorecard Afghanistan beat Ireland by 16 runs, 21 January.
One Day Internationals
Scorecard UAE lost to Ireland by 112 runs, 18 January.
Scorecard UAE beat Ireland by 6 wickets, 8 January.
T20 Internationals
Scorecard USA lost to Ireland by 9 runs, 23 December.
Scorecard USA beat Ireland by 26 runs, 22 December.
Scorecard UAE beat Ireland by 7 wickets, 10 October.
Scorecard UAE beat Ireland by 54 runs, 8 October.
Scorecard UAE lost to Ireland by 7 wickets, 7 October.
Scorecard Ireland lost to Zimbabwe by 5 runs, 4 September.
Scorecard Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 64 runs, 2 September.
Scorecard Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 40 runs, 1 September.
Scorecard Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets, 29 August.
Scorecard Ireland lost to Zimbabwe by 3 runs, 27 August.
Scorecard Ireland lost to South Africa by 49 runs, 24 July.
Scorecard Ireland lost to South Africa by 42 runs, 22 July.
Scorecard Ireland lost to South Africa by 33 runs, 19 July.
Ireland XI Matches
Scorecard World T20 warm up: Ireland XI beat Bangladesh by 33 runs, 14 October.
Scorecard World T20 warm up: Ireland XI beat Papua New Guinea by 8 wickets, 12 October.
Scorecard Warm up match: Ireland XI lost to Scotland by 5 wickets, 5 October.
Scorecard Afghanistan beat Ireland XI by 23 runs, 16 January.
Ireland Wolves
Scorecard Ireland Wolves lost to Zimbabwe XI by 5 runs, 6 September.
Scorecard Ireland Wolves beat Netherlands A by 5 wickets, 13 May.
Scorecard Ireland Wolves lost to Netherlands A by 5 wickets, 12 May.
Scorecard Ireland Wolves beat Netherlands A by 94 runs, 11 May.
Scorecard Bangladesh Emerging XI beat Ireland Wolves by 30 runs, 16 March.
Scorecard Bangladesh Emerging XI beat Ireland Wolves by 5 runs, 14 March.
Scorecard Bangladesh Emerging XI beat Ireland Wolves by 8 wickets, 12 March.
Scorecard Bangladesh Emerging XI beat Ireland Wolves by 6 wickets, 9 March.
Scorecard Bangladesh Emerging XI beat Ireland Wolves by 4 wickets, 7 March.
Scorecard Bangladesh Emerging XI v Ireland Wolves - no result, 5 March.
Scorecard Bangladesh Emerging XI beat Ireland Wolves by an innings and 23 runs, 26 February.
Reports & Articles: Ireland
Stirling ruled out of West Indies opener ZZZZ4:36 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling will miss Ireland’s first World Cup Super League match against West Indies next Saturday after testing positive for Covid in the United States.
COVID catches Ireland out ZZZZ9:38 amZZZZ
Ireland's run of negative tests comes to an abrupt end as Paul Stirling, George Dockrell and Shane Getkate return positive PCR tests prior to their scheduled travel to Jamaica.
Stirling up for ICC award ZZZZ2:39 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling has been nominated for the ICC ODI Men's Player of the Year.
Ireland's ODI Series called off ZZZZ11:35 amZZZZ
A joint press release from USA Cricket and Cricket Ireland has announced the cancellation of the rest of the scheduled games of the ill-fated series.
Tuesday's ODI delayed by 24 hours ZZZZ10:03 pmZZZZ
Tuesday's ODI has been pushed back by one day to Wednesday 29 December, due to a small number of new positive COVID cases within the playing and support staff groups.
Alarm rather than jingle bells for insipid Ireland ZZZZ3:50 pmZZZZ
There’s no end in sight to the troubles of the Irish men’s cricket team.
Tucker and Campher the positives for Ireland ZZZZ2:42 pmZZZZ
IRELAND’S first one-day international against the United States, scheduled for this afternoon, has been cancelled followed a positive Covid case in the umpiring team.
First ODI between Ireland and USA cancelled ZZZZ9:44 pmZZZZ
The first One Day International in the USA v Ireland series scheduled for Boxing Day has unfortunately been cancelled due to a positive COVID case in the umpiring team of Match Officials.
Ireland reeling after opening loss to USA ZZZZ9:34 pmZZZZ
The Ireland squad are still reeling from the embarrassing 26 runs defeat in Wednesday’s opening game of the tour.
Ireland licking their wounds ZZZZ9:30 pmZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie was left licking his wounds on Wednesday night after one of the most embarrassing defeats in Irish cricket history - a 26-run hammering by an understrength USA in the first T20 international.
USA defeat embarrassing Ireland ZZZZ7:54 amZZZZ
Ireland’s pain in T20 internationals continues – and it doesn’t get much worse than this as an under-strength USA side won last night’s opening game in Fort Lauderdale by 26 runs.
'Brutal' Ireland beaten by USA ZZZZ2:10 amZZZZ
Ireland outplayed and humiliated by the USA who deservedly won the first T20I of the series by 26 runs in Florida.
Balbirnie on the offensive as Ireland prepare for USA challenge ZZZZ5:17 amZZZZ
The Pembroke man has hit out at the poor facilities in Ireland, the lack of fixtures for the A team (Wolves), and the fact that they haven’t played a Test match in almost three years.
Ireland set for USA battle ZZZZ4:31 amZZZZ
IRELAND kick off a nine-match tour of the USA and West Indies this evening with the first of two T20Is in Florida, marking not only the hosts’ first home series against a Test-playing country but also the Boys in Green’s first visit for 48 years.
Famous Irish internationals: John Harris ZZZZ2:25 amZZZZ
A look back at the career of John Harris, who played cricket and football for Ireland.
Friends Reunited in USA ZZZZ1:53 amZZZZ
Old adversaries Jagadeesh Arunkumar and Ryan Eagleson were reunited after almost 15 years ahead of the USA home series against Ireland which gets under way on Wednesday.
Ripley looking to power Ireland to World Cup ZZZZ3:37 amZZZZ
DAVID Ripley may be only in situ for three months but he hoping to help Ireland power their way to the next T20 World Cup in Australia.
Rewind to 1973 when Ireland last toured USA ZZZZ2:53 amZZZZ
As the Ireland team prepare to spend their Christmas in the sunnier climes of Florida for two T20Is and three ODIs against the US national team, we look back to the last time Ireland toured the country, way back in 1973 with a team led by Alec O’Riordan and featuring CricketEurope’s own John Elder.
Ireland warm-up game cancelled ZZZZ2:39 amZZZZ
Ireland's scheduled T20 warm-up game against a USA Invitational XI on Monday has been cancelled due to a number of USA players testing positive during pre-series testing.
Murray Commins boost for Ireland ZZZZ2:13 amZZZZ
There's an early present for Ireland with the news that South African born batsman Murray Commins becomes eligible for selection from next month.
‘Covid complications’ for Ireland. ZZZZ11:07 amZZZZ
The Ireland squad began training in Fort Lauderdale yesterday ahead of the five-match white-ball series against United States, but only 13 members of the extended 18-man playing party were involved.
Covid hits Ireland preparations ZZZZ9:20 pmZZZZ
A depleted Irish party has arrived in Florida as Covid forces a change to travel plans for some of the squad and the recall of Josh Little from his duties in the Lanka Premier League.
A home Test on the cards for Ireland ZZZZ9:00 pmZZZZ
A home Test is on the cards for Ireland as Afghanistan announce their Future Tours schedule.
New horizons and challenges for Ripley ZZZZ8:01 pmZZZZ
David Ripley has never been to Florida or Oman and was last in Jamaica 36 years ago, but he is a big fan of Paul Stirling.
Ford philosphical as Ireland tenure ends ZZZZ2:04 amZZZZ
Graham Ford's reign as Ireland Head Coach officially ended this week, with David Ripley taking the reins. We spoke with him to get his thoughts on his tenure and what the future holds for him and Irish cricket.
Little impresses in Sri Lanka ZZZZ1:35 amZZZZ
Ireland seamer Josh Little has made a good start to his stint in the Sri Lankan T20 competition.
USA name squads for Ireland series ZZZZ4:02 amZZZZ
The USA have named their squads for their historic series against Ireland later this month.
Ireland learn T20 World Cup Qualifying opponents ZZZZ10:53 pmZZZZ
Ireland will be playing in the first T20 World Cup qualifying group in Oman this coming February.
Banana skins aplenty for Ireland ZZZZ1:36 amZZZZ
Ireland now know the opposition they must get past to reach next year’s T20 World Cup but not the exact route.
Ireland back on familiar hunting ground ZZZZ10:50 pmZZZZ
Ireland's next World Cup Super League games, against West Indies, will all be played in Sabina Park, Jamaica, scene of their breakthrough onto the World stage in 2007.
Delany delivers on opening day of US T20 ZZZZ3:28 amZZZZ
Gareth Delany top scored with 44 as his Samp Army side got off to a winning starts against the Titans in the US Open T20.
Jamaica confirmed as venue for West Indies series ZZZZ2:27 amZZZZ
Sabina Park will host the three ODI's and T20I between Ireland and the West Indies next month.
Stirling finishes leading run scorer in Abu Dhabi ZZZZ2:03 amZZZZ
PAUL Stirling finished his Abu Dhabi T10 league campaign as the all-time leading scorer in the tournament.
Stirling sizzles in Abu Dhabi T10 ZZZZ3:05 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling smashed 57 from just 20 balls to help Team Abu Dhabi reach the semi-finals of the T10 competition.
Harry's Game ZZZZ6:03 amZZZZ
Irish international Harry Tector will be playing for Florida Scorpions in the Us OpenT20 next week.
Smith takes batting role with Northants ZZZZ5:21 amZZZZ
Northants have appointed Ben Smith as the new batting coach for the club.
It's Ripley, believe it or not ZZZZ8:18 amZZZZ
Former Northants Coach David Ripley has been installed as interim Ireland Head Coach, with Gary Wilson acting as assistant, and Ryan Eagleson bowling coach.
O'Brien axed as Ireland name squads for tour ZZZZ2:30 amZZZZ
Ireland's most capped player Kevin O'Brien has been left out of the squad for their tours of the USA and West Indies which start next month.
Day to forget for Irish at Abu Dhabi T10 ZZZZ4:57 amZZZZ
Josh Little, Curtis Campher and Paul Stirling all endured a torrid time in Saturday's Abu Dhabi T10 tournament.
Stirling stars in T10 opener ZZZZ10:09 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling smashed 59 from 23 balls to help his Abu Dhabi side get off to a winning start in the T10 tournament in the UAE.
Ford first casualty of T20 World Cup debacle ZZZZ10:06 pmZZZZ
Head coach Graham Ford is the first casualty of Ireland’s poor performance at the T20 World Cup.
Wilson set for Head Coach role? ZZZZ2:36 amZZZZ
Gary Wilson could be named interim Head Coach of Cricket Ireland, replacing Graham Ford who stepped down earlier this week.
Disillusioned Ford departs, others should follow ZZZZ7:24 amZZZZ
While there will be much speculation about his successor, it is hard to see how anyone can be expected to bring meaningful success without root and branch changes in the way that Cricket Ireland operates. Real progress will only come about if there are changes in senior personnel as the organisation needs a complete reboot.
Johnston the strong character Ireland needs ZZZZ1:54 amZZZZ
Trent Johnston would be a bold choice to return to the country he represented for nine years.
Ford steps down from Ireland role ZZZZ4:53 amZZZZ
Head Coach Graham Ford will step down from his role and will leave Cricket Ireland in December.
Ireland confirmed as 2030 T20 World Cup co-host ZZZZ4:44 amZZZZ
As reported last week in the Irish Independent, Ireland have been confirmed along with England and Scotland as a co-host for the 2030 T20 World Cup.
Ireland bidding to co-host T20 World Cup ZZZZ8:22 pmZZZZ
England, Wales and Scotland are part of a joint-bid along with the Irish to host the 20-teams event in 2030.
USA tour confirmed for Ireland ZZZZ8:49 pmZZZZ
AN Ireland team will return to the United States for the first time in almost 50 years next month after it was confirmed the teams will meet in two T20 and three one-day internationals.
Will the review accomplish anything? ZZZZ7:03 amZZZZ
Adi Birrell and Portas Consulting will be carrying out the Cricket Ireland review. Will it achieve anything worthwhile? Odran Flynn's take on the latest announcement by the governing body.
Little set for Sri Lanka Premier League stint ZZZZ3:09 amZZZZ
Ireland left-armer Josh Little has been picked up in the draft of the Sri Lankan Premier League T20 competition.
Tough test for Ireland at U19 World Cup ZZZZ1:47 amZZZZ
Ireland's Under 19 cricketers have been drawn in a tough Group in their World Cup campaign. Ryan Eagleson's young charges face off against heavyweights India and South Africa.
Ireland set to tour USA ZZZZ1:51 amZZZZ
Ireland are set to play in the United States for the first time in almost 50 years next month.
Delany joins Northern Warriors ZZZZ5:09 amZZZZ
Irish international Gareth Delany has been signed by the Northern Warriors for the Abu Dhabi T10 League.
Adair ruled out for six weeks ZZZZ1:18 amZZZZ
Mark Adair has been ruled out of action for six weeks following an injury sustained during the T20 World Cup exit to Namibia, while Paul Stirling split webbing should heal in time for the Abu Dhabi T10 league.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? ZZZZ9:52 pmZZZZ
Who should carry out the review ordered by the Cricket Ireland Board?
Will review bring the needed changes? ZZZZ7:54 pmZZZZ
CI officials need to be shaken out of their comfort zones with younger faces brought in to add vigour to an organisation that too often appears to be flabby and coasting on the back of occasional stand out wins, like the recent victories over England and South Africa.
U19s win T20 thriller ZZZZ8:04 pmZZZZ
The Ireland Under 19/Academy camp in Spain ended with a thrilling one-run win in their T20 match at Desert Springs.
World Cup debacle prompts urgent review ZZZZ7:25 pmZZZZ
Five days after Ireland crashed out of the T20 World Cup, the board has ordered a review into “all elements pertaining to tournament preparation and performance” and “where appropriate take any remedial action”.
Board to conduct urgent review ZZZZ2:49 amZZZZ
Ireland's swift exit from the T20 World Cup has prompted the Board to seek urgent answers to the humiliation at the hands of Namibia.
Vincent and Hand score 50s in second game ZZZZ1:40 amZZZZ
Ireland Under 19s continued their preparations for next year's World Cup with their second intra squad game featuring the bulk of their squad and a sprinkling of Academy Players.
Ireland Academy defeat U19s ZZZZ10:36 amZZZZ
Ireland Academy proved too strong for Ireland Under 19s in their practice match at Desert Springs this week.
Sound of Silence ZZZZ8:26 pmZZZZ
Did the Namibia game really happen? If you're going to say anything, say nothing.
Where did it all go wrong for Ireland? ZZZZ12:37 amZZZZ
Ireland ignominiously crashed out of the T20 World Cup when they were outplayed by a Namibia side that not only qualified for the Super 12’s in this tournament but also automatically qualified for the next edition in 2022.
Major rethink needed as Ireland crash out ZZZZ11:28 amZZZZ
IRELAND finally got a taste of how Goliath must have felt. After years of smiting giants in World Cups it was their turn to be felled by David – a Namibian called Wiese in this instance.
Ireland put out of their misery ZZZZ5:23 pmZZZZ
MAYBE it was just as well that Ireland lost to Namibia and exited the T20 World Cup last week. It could have all got rather messy and embarrassing in the Super 12 stage.
Abject batting display as Ireland crash out of World Cup ZZZZ10:16 pmZZZZ
SO in the end, the wariness of the captain and coach going into their must-win game against Namibia was totally justified as Ireland’s world fell apart in Sharjah.
Balbirnie disappointed after Irish exit ZZZZ10:05 pmZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie did not hide his disappointment after Ireland blew another great start in their do-or-die clash with Namibia and crashed out of the T20 World Cup, beaten by eight wickets in a tense low-scoring battle in Sharjah.
Familiar failings as Ireland dumped out by Namibia ZZZZ7:51 pmZZZZ
It was an all too familiar script as Ireland lost a low scoring game against Namibia in their crucial T20 World Cup Group clash.
Namibia oust timid Ireland ZZZZ7:54 amZZZZ
Namibia made history by qualifying for the Super 12 stage in their very first appearance at the tournament after beating Ireland in a winner-takes-all Group A shootout.
Graham Ford post-match press conference ZZZZ12:44 amZZZZ
Ireland Head Coach Graham Ford gives his thoughts after Ireland were well beaten by 70 runs against Sri Lanka.
Ireland outclassed by Sri Lanka ZZZZ3:05 amZZZZ
IRELAND face a do-or-die shoot out with Namibia to reach the Super Six stage of the T20 World Cup after being outclassed and losing their second group qualifying match to Sri Lanka by 70 runs in Abu Dhabi.
Sri Lanka overpower Ireland ZZZZ1:02 pmZZZZ
Despite an overwhelming defeat today by 70 runs by Sri Lanka, Ireland still have their destiny in this World Cup Tournament in their own hands.
Ford knowledge key for Ireland against Sri Lanka ZZZZ6:40 amZZZZ
WHEN Ireland prepare for games they are heavily reliant on team analyst Scott Irvine to give them the low-down on their opponents but, for this evening’s second T20 World Cup clash against group favourites Sri Lanka, they have someone with an even higher authority in their own camp.
Sri Lanka surge into Super 12s ZZZZ1:10 pmZZZZ
Sri Lanka became the first team to progress from the First Round of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 into the Super 12s after an emphatic 70-run win against Ireland.
Campher writes himself into history books ZZZZ11:41 amZZZZ
Curtis Campher may be only 22 years of age but if he is still wearing the green shirt of Ireland in fifteen years time this is a day that he will never forget and almost certainly never repeat as a bowler.
Campher crushes Netherlands ZZZZ4:41 amZZZZ
CURTIS CAMPHER became the first bowler to take four wickets in as many balls at a T20 World Cup as Ireland made a dream start to their campaign in Abu Dhabi with a crushing seven-wicket victory over the Netherlands.
Classy Campher channels inner Malinga ZZZZ8:47 amZZZZ
Curtis Campher’s devastating four wickets in four balls helped Ireland to romp home to a seven-wicket victory in their opening T20 World Cup fixture against the Netherlands.
Ireland back on the big stage ZZZZ12:10 amZZZZ
IT’S been a long time coming, but Ireland’s cricket men step back onto the world stage for the first time since 2016 this week.
McBrine happy to take one for the team ZZZZ5:52 amZZZZ
Donemana’s Andy McBrine admits being ‘12th man’ has been a tough gig but he remains determined to play his part ahead of Ireland’s ICC T20 World Cup opener against the Netherlands in Abu Dhabi.
Delany form major boost for Ireland ZZZZ2:31 amZZZZ
GARETH Delany heads into the T20 World Cup in form – and that can be only good news for Ireland.
T20 World Cup set for lift-off ZZZZ6:06 amZZZZ
JUST two days after the IPL finished in Dubai, the T20 World Cup gets under way in neighbouring Oman tomorrow with the first of 42 games in 23 days which will bring the 16 teams down to a final four.
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.
Reports & Articles: Ireland Wolves
Never mind the quality, feel the depth Never mind the quality, feel the depth ZZZZ1:36 amZZZZ
IRELAND Wolves’ game with the Zimbabwe tourists was always going to be more about individual performances rather than the result but to get so close, must be seen as another missed opportunity.
McCarter in the frame for senior recall McCarter in the frame for senior recall ZZZZ6:45 amZZZZ
GRAEME McCarter put himself firmly in the frame for an Ireland recall in the World Cup Super League series against Netherlands next month with career best figures for the Wolves against the Dutch A side.
Joy of six for McCarter Joy of six for McCarter ZZZZ1:09 pmZZZZ
Graeme McCarter's six-wicket haul helped Ireland Wolves clinch the series decider against Netherlands A with a convincing five-wicket win at Oak Hill.
Kingma salvo levels series Kingma salvo levels series ZZZZ10:25 amZZZZ
Vivian Kingma and Paul van Meekeren's new-ball burst reduced Ireland Wolves to 10 for 5, and unlike Tuesday there was to be no comeback against a ruthless Dutch attack.
Getkate powers Wolves to win over Netherlands Getkate powers Wolves to win over Netherlands ZZZZ12:50 amZZZZ
Irelands Wolves beat Netherlands A by 94 runs in Oak Hill in the first international cricket match on the island since September 2019.
Getkate and Chase rescue Ireland Getkate and Chase rescue Ireland ZZZZ1:24 pmZZZZ
A record last wicket stand of 89 between Shane Getkate and Peter Chase was the difference between the teams as Ireland Wolves won the delayed first game in the three-match series against Netherlands A at Oak Hill.
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Ten full internationals are included in the 14-man squad which is captained by Harry Tector and it includes both Dockrell and Porterfield.
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IT may be another three weeks before Ireland can end their 127-day wait for a return to international arena, but the Ireland Wolves side have had to wait less than two months for their next action.
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WILLIAM Porterfield and George Dockrell are the stand-out names in the 14-man Ireland Wolves squad to face Netherlands ‘A’ in a three-match 50-over series in Oak Hill next week.
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The Ireland Wolves squad to face The Netherlands A in a three match series next week has been announced.
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Oak Hill will host all three matches between Ireland Wolves and Netherlands A which take place early in May.
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Ireland Wolves' three-match series against The Netherlands A is still on track to be played next month despite the challenges of Covid.
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A look at the statistics behind a tough, and at times chastening experience for Ireland Wolves in Bangladesh.
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THE tour finished as it had started with Ireland Wolves suffering a crushing defeat by the Bangladesh Emerging side – 30 runs is a big margin in a T20 match.
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Ireland Wolves came a distant second in the final game of what has been a chastening tour for the young hopefuls, as the Emerging Bangladesh side claimed a 31 run win in the only T20 of the tour.
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IRELAND Wolves missed the chance to gain a consolation victory in their 50-over series against a Bangladesh Emerging side, falling five runs short with nine wickets down.
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Joy for Bangladesh twice over as they win the series 4-0 and Mammudul Joy top scores with 123.
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Cricket Ireland and the Bangladesh Cricket Board have agreed to a change in the tour itinerary with the sides playing one T20 on Tuesday instead of the original planned two on Wednesday and Thursday.
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THE Ireland Wolves’ tour to Bangladesh was always going to be a learning experience, as much for head coach Graham Ford as the players, and after losing the one-day series with a game to spare, the squad have much to prove.
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A change of venue did nothing to change the Wolves fortunes as the Bangladesh Emerging XI romped home by eight wickets with eight overs to spare.
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IRELAND Wolves must win the final two games if they are to share the series against Bangladesh — and last night captain Harry Tector was hopeful that James McCollum would be available for at least one of the matches.
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Lorcan Tucker's hard-hit unbeaten 82 from just 53 balls took the Wolves to 260, but it proved nowhere near competitive as the hosts sealed a six wicket win to take a 2-0 series lead with two to play.
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It's certainly been a topsy turvy few days for Woodvale all-rounder Ruhan Pretorius, from the lows of isolation to the highs of top scoring with 90 for Ireland Wolves in Bangladesh.
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Bangladesh Emerging team’s batsman Shamim Hossain has urged his team mates not to take anything for granted against Ireland Wolves as he feels they can make a comeback any time in the series.
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Ireland Wolves lost by four wickets in a final over thriller against the Bangladesh Emerging XI in a contest that ebbed and flowed throughout.
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RUHAN Pretorius came out of 36 hours of isolation to hit 90 for Ireland Wolves,but it was not enough to prevent a four wickets defeat by a Bangladesh Emerging side in the second of five one-day games.
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The first 50-over game between Ireland Wolves and the Bangladesh Emerging XI was suspended after 30 overs when it emerged that an Irish player had tested positive for Covid-19.
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After a fortnight's acclimatisation and almost three days’ cricket under their belts, the Wolves know they must do better, starting with the first of five 50-over games.
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MARK Adair says patient and boring is good — and it certainly proved successful for the opening bowler in the first game of the Ireland Wolves tour of Bangladesh.
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NOT for the first time an Ireland team was undone by a slow left arm bowler. Yesterday it was the Ireland Wolves who were bamboozled by Tanvir Islam, playing only his 12th first class match.
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Ireland Wolves slumped to an innings defeat just before tea on the third day of their clash in Chattogram against the young Bangladesh Emerging XI.
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IRELAND Wolves were struggling to avoid the innings defeat after losing three wickets in three overs just before the close of day two, in their four-day game against a Bangladesh Emerging side in Chittagong.
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Ireland Wolves skipper Harry Tector accepts that they need to bat for a long period if they want to make a comeback against the hosts in the four-day game in Chattogram on a tough day for his side.
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IT was a tough first day for Ireland Wolves on their tour of Bangladesh yesterday, not helped by some ‘home’ umpiring.
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Tanvir’s maiden five-wicket haul in a first-class match put Bangladesh Emerging team in a commendable position against Ireland Wolves on the opening day of the lone four-day match in Chattogram on Friday.
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It was a day to forget for Ireland Wolves who face an uphill battle after being dismissed by the hosts for 151 on the opening day in Chattogram.
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Ahead of their eight-match tour of Bangladesh, more fixtures are in the pipeline for Ireland Wolves at home this summer.
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The Netherlands have announced that their A team will be visiting Ireland in May for three 50-over games.
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Graham Ford and Stuart Barnes biggest problem today will be to select a starting XI for the opening game of the Ireland Wolves tour against Bangladesh A.
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It's a very young Bangladesh side that will face Ireland Wolves in the tour opener in Chattogram on Friday, with nine of their World Cup Under 19s winners included.
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Ireland Wolves emerged from quarantine to start their preparations for the challenge of Bangladesh A which gets under way on Friday in Chattogram.
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Harry Tector is captain of the 16-man squad which includes 10 senior internationals, four more hoping to break in and two who will qualify by residency early next year.
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Ruhan Pretorius has replaced George Dockrell in the Ireland Wolves squad for its tour to Bangladesh.
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George Dockrell has withdrawn from the Ireland Wolves tour which is due to fly to Bangladesh tomorrow.
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Ben White is looking to learn from the Irish coaches as he jets off with Ireland Wolves this week on their month long tour of Bangladesh.
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The inclusion of Jeremy Lawlor in the Wolves squad that will tour Bangladesh raised a few eyebrows amongst Irish cricket fans.
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Graham Hume is excited by the challenge of facing Bangladesh in the upcoming Wolves tour later this month.
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Harry Tector will lead an Ireland Wolves squad, which includes nine other senior internationals, on their tour to Bangladesh next week.
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Ireland Wolves have named a 16-man squad for their eight match tour of Bangladesh which gets under way later this month.
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Which players will be in the Ireland Wolves squad that will tour Bangladesh this month? We examine the runners and riders.
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The Ireland Wolves squad which was to be announced this week won't now be unveiled until late next week.