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IRELAND Death of Noel Mahony ( )
Former Irish player, coach, and President, Noel Mahony has passed away.
IRELAND PlayerLines 32: Kyle McCallan ( )
Ireland's most-capped player with 145 international appearances since 1996.
IRELAND Ireland name squad for WCL ( )
No surprises as Ireland name their 15 for the World Cricket League in Kenya.
IRELAND Larne teenager joins Winter Training Squad ( )
15 year old teenager Joanne Mc Kinley has been added to the Ireland Women's Winter training squad.
IRELAND Ireland swap bats for clubs ( )
The Ireland cricket team are hosting a golf day at Royal Belfast on December 8.
IRELAND Botha action cleared ( )
Former Malahide and Ireland player Johan Botha has his action cleared by the ICC
IRELAND Joyce to make Test debut? ( )
A wrist injury to Ian Bell could mean a dream Test debut for Ed Joyce.
IRELAND Joycean Odyssey ( )
A last minute call up to England's Ashes squad sees a journey completed for the Bray cricketer.
IRELAND Simmons the choice for Ireland ( )
Former Zimbabwean coach Phil Simmons is the unanimous choice to replace Adrian Birrell
IRELAND Irish Senior Cup draw 2007 ( )
The draw has been made for the 2007 Irish Senior Cup.
IRELAND Ed Joyce called into Ashes squad ( )
28 year old Ed Joyce replaces Marcus Trescothick in the England squad for the forthcoming Ashes series.
IRELAND Ireland ECB One Day Trophy fixtures ( )
Ireland take on Gloucestershire in ECB Trophy opener.
IRELAND Birrell attends Coach of the Year Launch ( )
Adrian Birrell was guest of honour at the launch of the NI Coach of the Year.
IRELAND Ben Ackland joins Northants ( )
Ben Ackland of Merrion has joined the Northants Academy.
IRELAND Jamaican tourist chiefs visit Ireland ( )
Audio interviews with Courtney Walsh and others visiting Ireland to promote the Cricket World Cup.
IRELAND Irish Women's winter squad ( )
The Ireland women's selectors have announced their squad for winter training.
IRELAND Sussex caught Short ( )
A look back to 1977 and Irelandís only three day victory over County opposition.
IRELAND Courtney Walsh to visit Ireland ( )
Former West Indian great Courtney Walsh will be in Belfast and Dublin to promote Jamaica.
IRELAND Ireland to play South Africa ( )
The ICC have confirmed that Ireland will play South Africa instead of Pakistan.
IRELAND Mixed fortunes for Irish players ( )
Full time contracts for Boyd Rankin and Gary Wilson, but both Niall O'Brien and Andrew White are released.
IRELAND The new Irish Chief Executive ( )
Ian Callender interviews Warren Deutrom.
IRELAND Ireland appoints Chief Executive ( )
The ICU chooses ICC Cricket Events Manager Warren Deutrom as its new Chief Executive.
IRELAND Fitzgerald to take up ICC post ( )
James Fitzgerald of the Irish Times is joining the ICC Communications team.
CEIRELAND Rough Justice for Molins? ( )
Richard Bullick of the News Letter argues that Jason Molins should be going to the West Indies.
CEIRELAND How to survive those winter blues ( )
James Fitzgerald of the Irish Times gives advice on how to survive a winter without cricket.
IRELAND O'Brien banned for InterContinental game ( )
Niall O'Brien is banned for 1 InterContinental Cup match. Trent Johnston is warned about his future conduct.
CEIRELAND Railway triumph in Irish Cup Final ( )
Two reports of how Railway Union pipped Rush by 1 wicket in the Irish Senior Cup final.
CEIRELAND O'Brien at the double for Railway ( )
Kent's Niall O'Brien will play for Railway Union in the Irish Cup final against Rush. Ian Callender previews the match.
CEIRELAND Ireland nominate their HPP Four ( )
Ireland have named their four players to take part in the ICC High Performance winter training camp in Pretoria.
CEIRELAND Hendrick to help coach Ireland ( )
Former Irish coach Mike Hendrick will assist the Irish bowlers in their preparation for the World Cup.
CEIRELAND Birrell sticks to his principles ( )
Ian Callender on an Irish World Cup squad that is a reward for players' consistency over the last two seasons.
CEIRELAND Ireland name World Cup squad ( )
Former captain Jason Molins has not been included in Ireland's squad for the World Cup.
CEIRELAND Ireland start search for new coach ( )
The ICU have begun advertising for their new national coach.
CEIRELAND O'Brien may still bemoan outburst ( )
Ireland's Niall O'Brien may not have heard the last of his outburst at the Aberdeen groundsman.
CEIRELAND Irish season ends in frustration ( )
Ireland's season ended with the last two days of their Inter-Continental Cup clash with Scotland abandoned without a ball bowled.
IRE Ireland A defeat Scotland A by 4 wickets ( )
79 from skipper Jason Molins helps Ireland to a 4 wicket win.
CEIRELAND Ireland A defeat Scotland A by 4 wickets ( )
A fine 79 from skipper Jason Molins helps Ireland to a 4 wicket win in the three day match.
CEIRELAND The Cricket Family Joyce ( )
James Fitzgerald talks to Isobel and Cecelia Joyce on growing up in a cricket-mad family and the future of Irish women's cricket.
CEIRELAND Ireland win easily at Lord's ( )
It proved to be men against boys in Ireland's game against MCC - and the boys won by 97 runs.
CE Ireland v MCC match commentary ( )
MCC will be providing live audio commentary of the match between MCC and Ireland.
CE Derbyshire refuse to release Irish bowler ( )
Derbyshire refuse to release Boyd Rankin for the decisive Inter-Continental Cup clash against Scotland as they want him for a 2nd XI game.
IRE Adrian Birrell reflects on a job well done ( )
Irish coach Adrian Birrell reflects on the past few weeks of Irish success, and takes a look forward to fixtures against the MCC and Scotland.
CE Ireland clinch European Championship ( )
Ireland clinched the European title in Ayr despite their game against The Netherlands being abandoned after 19 overs of the second innings.
CE Ireland move closer to European title ( )
Ian Callender on Ireland's rapid seven wickets victory over Italy in Glasgow.
CE Ireland defeat Scotland in European ODI ( )
But Irish coach believes his side are not playing to their full potential. Ian Callender reports.
CE Ireland start European campaign with win over Danes ( )
Ian Callender on how Ireland's bowlers cashed in on helpful conditions to ensure a winning start to the European Championships.
CE Century for Merrion ( )
James Fitzgerald of The Irish Times takes a look at the latest Irish club to raise its bat for a well-made hundred.
CE Ireland's Under 19 rout the Danes ( )
Ian Callender on how Ireland's Under 19s completed a comprehensive 231 runs victory over Denmark in Belfast.
CE Ireland Under 19s in pole position against Denmark ( )
Ian Callender reports on the first day of the European Under 19 Championship match in Belfast.
IRE Three Leinster clubs reach Irish Cup semi-finals ( )
Wins for Railway Union, Rush, and Phoenix. North County and Strabane will have to replay after their game fell victim to the weather.
CE Ireland win their first Under 23 title ( )
Ireland are European Under 23 champions for the first time. Ian Callender reports on their success in Dublin.
CE Carroll makes case in run feast ( )
Ian Callender on Ireland's 194 runs victory over Denmark in the European Under 23 tournament.
CE Busy weeks ahead for Irish Women ( )
Indians living in Dublin are keen to support their team in the forthcoming internationals against Ireland.
IRE Phoenix defeat Eglinton by 6 wickets ( )
87 from Mitchell helps Phoenix beat Eglinton in the Irish Cup.
CE Twenty20 makes a noise in Dublin ( )
Saturday's Twenty20 finals day in Dublin will attract good crowds for a feast of family fun.
CE More opportunities than ever ( )
As the European tournaments approach, James Fitzgerald looks at the Irish youth scene.
CE Ireland name Under 23 Euro squad ( )
Ireland have named their strongest available line-up for this monthís Under 23 European Championships in Dublin.
IRE Ireland A lose to MCC by 1 wicket ( )
MCC's tailenders grab a dramatic victory at Malahide.
CE McCoubrey drops out of A team ( )
Ian Callender looks at the prospects of the Ireland A team players who will meet MCC next week.
CE Defeat gives hope to new players ( )
Ireland's seventh defeat in eight C&G; Trophy games opens the door to players who thought their chance of a World Cup place had gone.
CE Irish end C&G; campaign on flat note ( )
Ireland's C & G Trophy campaign came to a disappointing finale with a seventh defeat in eight completed games.
CE ICU must take a punt on players ( )
James Fitzgerald considers whether Ireland's 2006 season has been a success so far.
IRE Irish Senior Cup Reports ( )
A round up of all the 16 games in the opening round of the Irish Senior Cup.
CE Donít die wondering ( )
Ian Callender speaks with Adrian Birrell about Ireland's team and individual performances against England.
CE Sussex win comfortably at Clontarf ( )
Sussex moved closer to the C&G; Trophy final with a seven wicket victory over Ireland.
CE England came, saw and duly conquered ( )
Ireland, though, can hold their heads high and look back on their biggest day with much pride and a lot of satisfaction.
IRE Ireland v England - press reaction ( )
How the British and Irish press reacted to Ireland's One Day International debut.
IRE Ireland beaten but not disgraced ( )
England win the game, but Ireland take the plaudits.
CE A day like no other ( )
No matter that Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen took no part, or that England won the game against Ireland Ė this was an event that transcended the result.
CE No thanks to the ECB ( )
James Fitzgerald says the England and Wales Cricket Board have done nothing to make the match between Ireland and England the success it undoubtedly will be.
IRE Ireland slump to 7 wicket defeat ( )
Sussex defeated Ireland by 7 wickets in their C&G; Trophy meeting at Clontarf.
CE Joyce call-up affects Ireland ( )
Ed Joyce's call-up to the England one-day squad has had a major impact on the Ireland team.
CE Were they worth the money? ( )
James Fitzgerald has his say on Ireland's overseas players - signing Afridi was a good move by the ICU but Saqlain was a different matter.
IRE Taverners start up in Republic ( )
The Lord's Taverners have now established a Republic of Ireland region.
IRE Ireland v England live on BBC ( )
Ireland's historic game against England is to be shown live on BBC 2 Northern Ireland.
CE What has gone wrong? ( )
Ian Callender looks at Ireland's recent heavy C&G; defeats and the disappointing contributions of the two Pakistani players, Shahid Afridi and Saqlain Mushtaq.
IRE Heavy defeat at hands of Kent ( )
Ireland lost a rain-shortened C&G; Trophy match at Tunbridge Wells by 83 runs.
IRE Brothers top score for both sides ( )
Ed and Dom Joyce top-scored for Middlesex and Ireland, respectively, in their sides' C&G; Trophy encounter at Lord's. James Fitzgerald reports on a memorable family occasion.
IRE Joyce masterclass shatters Ireland ( )
Ed Joyce scores 95 as Middlesex romp to a 9 wicket win at Lord's.
CE Time for the Irish Cricket Union to reform ( )
James Fitzgerald argues that the structure of the ICU must change if it is is going to build effectively on the success of the national team.
IRE Birrell tactics achieve result ( )
Ireland stumbled over the winning line against Namibia to join Scotland at the top of the Intercontinental Cup group table.
IRE Rain halts Ireland ( )
Ian Callender reports on the third day of the low-scoring Intercontinental Cup match between Ireland and Namibia.
IRE Ireland make good progress ( )
Ian Callender reports on the second day of the Intercontinental Cup match against Namibia at Clontarf.
IRE Ireland look set for victory ( )
Namibia lead by 31 runs with 3 wickets remaining.
CE Namibia face do-or-die clash with Ireland ( )
Dublin hosts Irelandís opening Intercontinental Cup match as defending champions.
IRE Rain the winner in Belfast ( )
Surrey had reached 100 for 2 when rain won the day.
IRE Ireland well beaten by Essex ( )
Ian Callender reports from Chelmsford on a eight wickets C&G; Trophy victory for the home side.
IRE Ireland A finish with another defeat ( )
Ireland A lost their final game of the EurAsia Series by 31 runs to the UAE.
IRE India give Irish batting masterclass ( )
India A beat Ireland A by 8 wickets in the latest Eurasia Cup match.
IRE Ireland fall just short at Cardiff ( )
Ian Callender on how Ireland lost by 15 runs in their C&G; Trophy game against Glamorgan.
IRE Ireland on the march! ( )
Ian Callender on Ireland's first competitive victory on English first-class county soil.
IRE Gillespie reaches his century ( )
Five years ago his international career appeared over - on May 1 he plays his 100th match for Ireland. Ian Callender interviews Peter Gillespie, the quiet man of Irish cricket.
IRE Ireland shock Gloucestershire ( )
Barry Chambers reports on how Ireland beat Gloucestershire by 47 runs.
IRE Ireland still on C&G; course ( )
Coach Adrian Birrell still believes it is realistic for Ireland to win four C&G; Trophy games. Ian Callender reports.
IRE Sri Lanka A win by 87 runs ( )
A better perfomance by Ireland A but they still lose by 87 runs.
IRE C&G; Champions too good for Ireland ( )
Talk of catching an under-strength Hampshire on the hop was indeed just talk. James Fitzgerald reports.
IRE Ireland A lose to UAE in Eurasia Cup ( )
Ireland XI lose by eight wickets in their opening match in Abu Dhabi.
IRE Abu Dhabi Epilogue ( )
Barry Chambers completes his blog from from the Eurasia Cup with a look back at the final game against UAE as well as the whole Abu Dhabi experience.
IRE Eurasia Cup preview ( )
Ian Callender on Ireland A's prospects in Abu Dhabi.
IRE Problems in Jamaica ( )
Contractors are put on notice as severe delays in the reconstruction of Sabina Park endanger the likelihood of the venue being ready for the World Cup.
IRE Ireland name squads for C&G; and EurAsia Series ( )
Ireland have named their squads for the C&G; Trophy and the EurAsia Series in Abu Dhabi
IRE Derbyshire v Ireland ( )
Report and scorecard from the match which was abandoned with Ireland 94-5.
IRE Loughborough UCCE v Ireland abandoned ( )
Ireland were in a strong position against Loughborough UCCE when heavy rain arrived - full report and scorecard.
IRE Irish Cricket 1950-2000 (6) ( )
Mike Halliday concludes his History of Irish Cricket 1950-2000 with a look at the social aspects of Irish cricket and a few parting anecdotes.
IRE ICU to advertise for new Chief Executive ( )
The Irish Cricket Union are to advertise for a new Chief Executive
IRE Birrell to step down following the World Cup ( )
Irish coach Adrian Birrell has informed the ICU of his decision to end his contract following the World Cup next year.
IRE Irish Cricket 1950-2000 (5) ( )
In the penultimate part of his series, Mike Halliday looks at the leading Irish grounds, as well as university, schools' and interprovincial cricket in Ireland.
IRE Double delight for Rankin ( )
Boyd Rankin had double cause for celebration today, being called up for Ireland and also agreeing to join Derbyshire.
IRE Irish captain in new sports venture ( )
Ireland captain Trent Johnston has joined forces with Lion Sports.
IRE Molins returns to Irish squad ( )
Jason Molins has been named in the 13 man Irish squad for their pre season tour of the Midlands.
IRE Irish Cricket 1950-2000 (4) ( )
The fourth part of Mike Halliday's series looks at provincial cricket in Ireland and relates some tales of the wonderul characters he played with and against beyond his home city of Dublin.
IRE Greg Thompson wins Junior Sports Award ( )
Greg Thompson has won an Irish Examiner Junior Sports Award.
IRE Afridi boost for Ireland ( )
24 hours after the disappointment of losing Razzaq, the ICU have confirmed that his replacement will be none other than Shahid Afridi.
IRE Anger at Irish AGM ( )
Peter Thompson's final months in office dominated proceedings at a tension-filled ICU AGM in Dundalk. Ian Callender reports.
IRE Interview with Adrian Birrell ( )
Irish coach Adrian Birrell talks about his cricketing career, coaching in South Africa and Ireland, the season ahead and what the future may hold.
IRE ICU Executive discusses CEO's departure ( )
The ICU Executive Committee attempts to find out the real story behind the resignation of Peter Thompson.
IRE EuraAsia Cup date put back ( )
The EurAsia series in Abu Dhabi has been postponed to late April but Ireland may still send an A team.
IRE More modest plans this time ( )
Ian Callender on the unveiling of the ICU four-year Strategic Plan which has rather more modest aims than its predecessor.
IRE ICU launches Strategic Plan ( )
The Irish Cricket Union has launched its Strategic Plan for the period 2006-2009.
IRE A tribute to Raman Lamba ( )
It is eight years since Indian Raman Lamba, who played as a professional for many seasons in Irish cricket and also represented Ireland, was tragically killed in a cricketing accident in Bangladesh.
IRE Sri Lanka Diary 5 ( )
Barry Chambers rounds up the events of his final week at the Under 19 World Cup in Sri Lanka.
IRE Morgan fourth in MoM ratings ( )
Irish captain Eoin Morgan finished fourth behind India's Pujara in the Under 19 World Cup Man of the Match ratings.
IRE Ireland end on a high ( )
Ireland ended the Under 19 Cricket World Cup with a second successive win, this time against Uganda.
IRE ICU Chief Executive resigns ( )
James Fitzgerald of the Irish Times on the imminent departure of ICU Chief Executive Peter Thompson.
IRE Ireland win at last ( )
Barry Chambers reports from Colombo on Ireland's 6 wicket win against Namibia
IRE Sri Lanka Diary 4 ( )
Barry Chambers on another Irish defeat, but one with many many positives.
IRE Heat and Southee too much for Ireland ( )
James Fitzgerald witnessed New Zealander Tim Southee's display of hitting dash Ireland's hopes in the Under 19 World Cup Plate Championship quarter-final.
IRE Sri Lanka Diary 3 ( )
Barry Chambers takes a look back at the past week in Sri Lanka.
IRE Ireland go flat in defeat by Nepal ( )
Ireland were unable to repeat their level of performance against England in going down by 60 runs to Nepal.
IRE England scrape home against Ireland ( )
Ireland fail by just four runs to match an England total of 214 in Colombo.
IRE Irish Cricket 1950-2000 (3) ( )
The third part of Mike Halliday's History of Irish Cricket looks at some famous matches and memorable tours.
IRE A tribute to Trevor Henry ( )
Ian Callender pays tribute to Trevor Henry, Ireland's most distinguished and accomplished umpire.
IRE ICC President pays tribute to Trevor Henry ( )
ICC President Ehsan Mani pays tribute to Trevor Henry.
IRE Ireland to play in EurAsia Cricket Series ( )
Ireland have accepted an invitiation to play in Abu Dhabi in a 5 team tournament next month.
IRE Ireland collapsed spectacularly ( )
James Fitzgerald reflects on Ireland's defeat by Zimbabwe in their opening Under 19 World Cup match.
CE Sri Lanka Diary 2 ( )
Barry Chambers with all the latest news from the U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka.
IRE Ireland brought down to earth by Uganda ( )
Ireland's Under 19s were defeated by 41 runs in their final warm up game against Uganda
IRE Grealey appointed Ireland women's coach ( )
Miriam Grealey is the new Irish women's senior coach.
IRE Ireland warm up with victory over Scots ( )
Ireland got off to a winning start in their warm up game against fellow European qualifiers Scotland in Sri Lanka.
IRE Sri Lanka Diary 1 ( )
The first three days with the Irish Under 19 team in Sri Lanka.
IRE Ireland Under 19 World Cup squad ( )
Profiles and photos of the Ireland squad that will be taking part in next month's ICC Under 19 World Cup in Sri Lanka.
IRE Cooke retires from International duty ( )
Irish umpire Eric Cooke has retired from representative cricket.
IRE Ireland aim high at Under 19 World Cup ( )
Ireland are aiming high at next month's ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka according to their coach Brian O'Rourke.
IRE Irish Cricket 1950-2000 (2) ( )
Part 2 of Mike Halliday's look at recent Irish cricket history, first published in 2001, looks at some well-known Irish players of the period.
IRE New stars bowl club over ( )
How a Dublin cricket institution was saved from extinction by immigrants from Britain's former empire.
IRE Ireland's Lost Generation ( )
Three Under 19 World Cups later, Ger Siggins is sure none of Ireland's 1998 Cup squad will ever play for their country again.
IRE Intercontinental Cup change for Irish ( )
Ireland will have a change of opponent for their opening defence of the Intercontinental Cup in May.
IRE Irish Cricket 1950-2000 (1) ( )
We delve into the Irish archives for the first instalment of a six part history of Irish Cricket by former Irish captain and off-spinner Mike Halliday.
CE Holiday Quiz 2005 ( )
Win a copy of the 2006 Wisden Almanack in our online quiz that will test your knowledge of European and World cricket!
IRE Irish Cricket's Soccer Stars ( )
Ger Siggins on the select band of Irish cricketers who have also played international soccer for Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.
IRE The Professional Era? ( )
Our second article from the Irish Archives is one written by Mike Halliday in the aftermath of Ireland's failure at the 2001 ICC Trophy. Four years on, it makes interesting reading.
IRE 1969 and 25 all out ( )
Our first delve into the Irish Archives looks at that day in 1969 when Ireland bowled the West Indies out for just 25!
IRE Book Review: Green Days, Cricket in Ireland 1792-2005 ( )
Ian Callender reviews Ger Siggin's newly-published history of Irish domestic and international cricket.
IRE Birrell's proudest moment ( )
Ian Callender speaks with Irish coach Adrian Birrell about "my proudest moment in cricket", the winning of the Intercontinental Cup.
IRE Balance of power switches to Europe ( )
Ireland's defeat of Kenya and Scotland's ICC Trophy success have seen the balance of power in non-Test cricket move from Africa to Europe.
IRE New Irish cricket book ( )
Gerard Siggins has just published a new book Green Days: Cricket In Ireland 1792-2005 on the history of Irish cricket from its origins right up to the 2005 ICC Trophy. Read all about it and try to win a free copy!
IRE Peter the Great: Ireland's unsung hero ( )
Richard Bullick talks to Irish international Peter Gillespie ahead of the Intercontinental Cup finals.
IRE A Man On A Mission ( )
New Irish captain Trent Johnston may not have been born in Ireland but there is no doubting his determination to succeed in his role.
IRE Geraint Jones comes to Dublin ( )
England wicket keeper Geraint Jones talks with James Fitzgerald.
IRE England to play in Ireland? ( )
James Fitzgerald of the Irish Times asks whether the Ashes winners will grace Ireland's shores next June?
IRE Positive Ashes outcome For Ireland? ( )
Will England's victory in the summer's Ashes series produce a positive outcome for Irish cricket?
IRE Ireland and Middlesex star batsman ( )
Ireland and Middlesex star batsman Ed Joyce has had a wonderful 2005 season. Here Joyce comes under the spotlight of Irish Times cricket correspondent James Fitzgerald.