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Ireland News Archive 2008
Clontarf to host Ireland v Australia ODI
The Clontarf ground in Dublin will stage an ODI between Ireland and Australia in June 2010.
Paddy Waldron dies aged 91
Edward Liddle looks back on the career of Paddy Waldron.
Grasshoppers Player Profiles: Neil Watson
With the tour to India approaching fast, our series continues with Neil Watson being featured.
Top NW Clubs Dispense With Professionals
Two of North-West cricket's leading clubs will go into the 2009 campaign without the aid of an overseas professional.
Morgan confirms WCQ availability
Ireland's World Cup qualification hopes are boosted by the return of Middlesex star Eoin Morgan.
Ireland name preliminary WCQ squad
No surprises as Ireland name preliminary squad of 18 for World Cup Qualifiers in South Africa.
Eoghan Delany in India (4)
As the trip draws to a close, it's a struggle to maintain energy levels.
Eoghan Delany In India (3)
The players overcome illness to show great improvements.
Cricket Ireland confirms England date
Stormont will host the 3rd ODI between Ireland and England on 27 August 2009.
NICA fast bowling & batting masterclasses
Future batsmen and bowlers attend masterclasses at Queen's.
2009 Ulster Shield and Plate draws
The draws have been made in Belfast for the 2009 Ulster Shield and Plate competitions.
2009 ClubTurf Ulster Cup Draw
Holders Limavady have been given a tough home draw against Instonians, who have won the cup on two previous occasions, in 2007 and 1999.
Eoghan Delany in India (2)
Lost luggage gets the trip off to a bad start, but things soon improve.
Eoghan Delany in India (1)
In the first of a series of articles, Eoghan Delany reports on his preparations ahead of a 10 day training camp in India.
A festive look at Irish cricket
With the festive season gathering pace and another year drawing to a close CricketEurope has decided to forego shopping to take a topical look at the cricket scene and add a few items to Santa’s list.
CricketEurope Ireland Weekly Quiz
Your chance to win a copy of the 2008 Irish Cricket Annual.
NICA Fast Bowling & Batting to Spin Masterclass
Boyd Rankin, Peter Gillespie and Phil Eaglestone pass on their experience at coaching sessions at Bready.
Cross Border Cricket Blitz
The NICA in partnership with Laureus Sport for Good Project held a cross border schools cricket blitz in the newly opened Bready CC Centre of Excellence.
Ireland Women to play in County Championship
Women's county cricket expands further in 2009 with the inclusion of Ireland into the new-look LV County Championship.
Leinster welcomes new coaches
The Leinster Cricket Union are currently running courses for new coaches to enter the coaching ladder at various levels.
Breaking Boundaries to screen on RTE
The behind-the-scenes documentary of Ireland’s epic journey through last year’s Cricket World Cup will air on 29 December on RTE 2.
Faughan Valley Cup and Derry Midweek Draws
Derry Mid-Week K.O.Cup Draws for 2009.
Leinster announce Under 15 training squad
An Under 15 training squad has been selected for winter coaching sessions currently being held at North County Cricket Club.
2009 NICA Academy participants
Players nominated for three underage squads.
Charlie McCrum Profile
The former Irish all-rounder is profiled ahead of the Ulster Grasshoppers Tour.
2009 Northern Bank Senior Cup Draw
Strabane face Brigade in the pick of the first round clashes.
Richard Bullick interview with John Elder
Pushing the boundaries in cricket's cause - Richard Bullick talks to cricket stalwart John Elder
Dockrell in Somerset visit
16 year old Leinster spinner George Dockrell attends coaching sessions at Somerset.
CricketEurope's Ireland club rankings for 2008
Check out the latest ratings of all clubs and compare with their positions in 2007.
Eglinton sign West Indian Simon Jackson
23 year old Jamaican opening batsman is the new overseas player at Eglinton.
Neil Russell Profile
Opening batsman Neil Russell comes under the spotlight in the fourth of our series.
Mark Nixon Profile
The third in our series profiles Bangor all-rounder Mark Nixon.
Ballymena AGM
James Kennedy will be at the helm as Ballymena make their return to Section One in 2009.
Robert Kennedy Profile
The second in our look at the touring Ulster Grasshoppers - Robert Kennedy of Ballymena.
Alan Waite Profile
Ahead of the Grasshoppers tour of India, we take an in depth look at the touring squad, starting with the vastly experienced Alan Waite.
Bowled over by cricket
Emmet Riordan of The Irish Times talks to cricketer and rugby player Andrew Balbirnie.
CWI Awards
The Cricket Writers of Ireland held their inaugural Awards Dinner at Stormont in Belfast.
Botha, Stirling and McBrine collect awards
The Cricket Writers of Ireland host their inaugural awards dinner in Belfast.
Limavady Awards Night
THE mercurial ‘Dekker’ Curry stole the show as Limavady Cricket Club celebrated yet another successful season.
North West Cricket Awards 2008
A run down of the 2008 awards winners.
North Down and CSN dominate NCU Team of the Year awards
NORTH Down and Civil Service North dominated the News Letter's NCU Team of the Year for 2008, which was unveiled in Belfast yesterday.
Leinster announce Under 13 training squad
A training squad has been selected for winter coaching sessions currently being held at North County Cricket Club.
TCH Down Democrat Challenge Cup draw
The draw for the 1st & 2nd rounds of the 2009 TCH Down Democrat Challenge Cup has taken place.
Courtney Walsh boosts Ireland
Courtney Walsh endorses Ireland for Test cricket status.
NCU Section 2 averages
Ballymena players David Kennedy and Michael Glass top the season's batting and bowling averages.
2009 Irish Senior Cup
The draw for the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup has thrown up some mouth watering clashes.
Ireland take a firm grip on Intercontinental Cup
Ireland will need just 67 runs on the fourth morning to retain the Intercontinental Cup, with nine wickets in hand.
Wickets tumble in final session
7 wickets fall for just 38 runs as the balance of power swings back to Namibia.
T20 ticket allocation announced
Cricket Ireland today outlined their plans for the distribution of their allocation of tickets for the ICC World Twenty20 Cup.
Door not closed on Test status for Ireland
A senior ICC official spells out some of the steps Ireland must take to join the elite of the cricketing world.
O'Brien inspires Ireland to victory
A hard hitting 83 from Kevin O'Brien helps Ireland to morale boosting 86 run win over Kenya.
Zimbabwe put Ireland in a spin
Bad day at the office for Ireland as they lose by a whopping 156 runs to Zimbabwe.
Baldwin and Howell to umpire ICup final
Ian Howell and Paul Baldwin will be in charge for the InterContinental Cup final between Ireland and Namibia.
It's a record breaker
It's been an incredible few weeks for the record breaking Irish team.
Ireland beat Kenya to reach final
Ireland qualify for the final of the Intercontinental Cup. Report and Final scorecard
Tikolo and Waters lead fightback
Ireland needs eight wickets on the final day of its crucial ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Kenya at Nairobi Gymkhana in order to make it through to its third final in succession.
A team that's never beaten
Ireland recover from a first innings total of 69 to record a remarkable victory in Windhoek.
Confident Namibia in control
Ireland's Intercontinental Cup crown was hanging by a thread in Windhoek after 81 overs of mayhem in which 25 wickets fell.
Johnston takes a brave leap of faith
World Cup captain jumps on board for one last spin on the merry-go-round of Irish cricket.
Porterfield signs contract extension
Ireland captain William Porterfield rewarded with 2 year contract extension.
Simmons happy with squad composition
Phil Simmons on Ireland's prospects in Africa.
Ireland announce 15 man squad for African tour
William Porterfield leads a strong Ireland squad as they attempt to reach the InterContinental Cup final.
RSA sign 3 year deal with Cricket Ireland
Cricket Ireland have announced a new 3 year sponsorship deal with RSA.
Europe's top groundsmen honoured at Lord’s
Philip McCormick wins top honour at Lord's.
North County win Irish Senior Cup
A great fightback by North County sees them defeat Donemana to win their 5th Irish Cup in 7 years.
William Porterfield feature
The News Letter's Richard Bullick talks to Ireland captain William Porterfield.
Ireland to tour Jamaica
Cricket Ireland and the Jamaica Cricket Association are to sign an agreement involving an annual reciprocal tour programme.
Bangladesh likely venue for World Cup Qualifiers
The qualifying tournament is likely to be switched from the UAE to Bangladesh.
Problems at Stormont
The Cricket Ireland Board is to discuss the two abandonments in the recent series against Kenya.
Birrell involved again in Ireland
Former coach is to assist in producing talent identification and development plans
Centre stage with best view in the house
Johnny Watterson talks to Ireland wicketkeeper Niall O'Brien, who is now looked on as a senior member of the Northamptonshire team.
Another wet ODI at Stormont
The second ODI between Ireland and Kenya had to be abandoned after just eight overs.
Double ton for McCallan
Kyle McCallan will win his 200th cap in the second ODI against Kenya in Belfast.
Botha lethal as Ireland defeat Kenya
Ireland beat Kenya by 33 runs in the first game of the Carnegie Cup.
Interview with Kyle McCallan
A special feature interview with Kyle McCallan on reaching the 200 caps milestone.
Rankin returns for Ireland
Boyd Rankin is named in the Ireland squad to play Kenya.
4 run victory for CSN over Waringstown in the Cup Final
Thrilling win for Civil Service North in the TCH Down Democrat Final at The Meadow.
Scotland squad is named
Scotland's squad to play England features six players with experience of the English county scene.
Wright back on course for England
Craig Wright makes a successful comeback performance as the weather ruins the ODI between Scotland and Kenya.
Ireland name European A squad
Ryan Haire will lead an Irish squad of 13 in the European A Championships in The Netherlands.
Interview with Alan Lewis
Ger Siggins talks with Irish cricket and rugby refereeing legend Alan Lewis.
It's a wash out
Kyle McCallan talks about Ireland's abandoned game with Canada.
It's raining again!
Torrential downpour means only 125 minutes are possible on day 3 of Ireland versus Canada.
Ireland in the ascendancy
Ireland take control of ICup clash with Canada as White, O'Brien and McCallan play major roles.
Ireland intent on upsetting World Twenty20 order
Ireland captain is happy to take on any opponents in England in 2009.
It’s back to first-class business for Ireland
Holders face a key game as they maintain their push for an Intercontinental Cup final place
Irish Government shuns cricket
Only 0.013% of the Irish Government's Sports Capital Programme goes to cricket projects.
Ireland scrape through in shortened thriller
The WT20 Qualifier delivered some extraordinary suspense as Ireland edged past Bermuda into the semi-finals.
South Africa scrape home against Ireland
South Africa Women won their Twenty20 match against Ireland by the narrow margin of 8 runs.
Ireland Women lose to South Africa
Ireland's women crash to a 10 wicket defeat at the hands of South Africa.
Cricket Ireland partner with Leeds Met Carnegie
Leeds Met Carnegie will be their event partner for the remainder of the season.
Haire to captain Ireland A
Reagan West and Nigel Jones are selected for Ireland's A match against MCC.
Porterfield looking forward to WT20
William Porterfield is hopeful of Irish qualification in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.
Ireland name InterContinental Cup squad
Kyle McCallan to captain a side containing Trent Johnston for the InterContinental Cup clash with Canada next month.
Morgan drops out of ODIs
Ireland coach Phil Simmons begins planning for life without the Middlesex batsman.
O'Brien relishing WT20 challenge
Niall O'Brien is confident that Ireland will do well in World Twenty20 Cup Qualifier.
Morgan destined for Irish wilderness?
His latest decision to put county before country could hurry his exit from the Ireland squad.
Balbirnie to captain Under 19's
Defending champions Ireland name a strong squad for the tournament in Scotland.
Kwik Cricket finals at Grace Road
Waringstown Primary School represented NI at the finals.
Ireland complete Twenty20 preparation
Ireland completed their ICC Twenty20 Qualifier preparation with a win over a team of professionals.
Eagleson delighted with title
Ryan Eagleson on Ireland's 9 wicket destruction of Scotland in the Under 17 European Championships.
Ireland name European Championship squads
Ireland have named two separate squads for the forthcoming European Championships in Dublin.
Ireland hit by White withdrawal
Andrew White is replaced in InterContinental Cup squad by James Hall.
Irish Senior Cup review
Merrion and Donemana reach semi finals, while Leinster are denied by the rain.
Ireland name ICup squad
Alex Cusack and Kevin O'Brien return from injury to face Netherlands in InterContinental Cup next week.
Ireland outplayed at Aberdeen
Ireland's inadequacies and inexperience were again exposed with cruel efficiency by Scotland.
Ireland name Twenty20 Squad
Ireland back to full strength for Twenty20 World Cup Qualifiers.
New Zealand batters Ireland
New Zealand set a world record as they defeat Ireland by 290 runs in Aberdeen.
New Zealand inflicts indignity on Ireland
Ireland face Scotland attempting to erase the memory of the worst defeat in one-day international history.
Ireland defeat Bangladesh A
Ireland beat Bangladesh A by 5 wickets in turgid affair.
Ireland v Bangladesh A: post match reaction
Kyle McCallan and Phil Simmons give their thoughts on Ireland's 82 run win over Bangladesh A.
Ireland crush Bangladesh A
A fine all round performance sees Ireland defeat Bangladesh A by 82 runs in their Twenty20 clash.
Dougherty replaces Morgan in ODI squad
Chris Dougherty of Bready has been drafted into the Ireland squad for the ODI's with New Zealand and Scotland.
John Wright passes away
Former Irish Cricket Union President and Secretary John Wright died today following a short illness.
Porterfield opts for Gloucestershire
Ireland captain William Porterfield will miss all of Ireland's forthcoming games, as he chooses to play with Gloucestershire.
Ireland XI v Lashings World XI Scorecards
Two match series at Oak Hill drawn.
MCC unbeaten in their four match tour of the North
MCC win two close matches and rain rules out finishes in the other two.
Ireland hit by O'Brien injury
Kevin O'Brien tears hamstring and faces 3-4 weeks lay off.
Ireland to seek EPL franchise?
Ireland may seek a franchise in the proposed new English Premier League (EPL) Twenty20 competition.
Bangladesh 'A' tour squad named
Bangladesh name 'A' squad for tour of Ireland.
Andrew points the way to Ireland
Andrew Poynter may be about to make it a two-way flow of cricketers between Ireland and Middlesex.
Midsummer Day's dream a real picture
Emmet Riordan on a passionate cricket aficionado who has realised a long-time fantasy in Wicklow, Ireland.
Holders North County progress
A review of the second round matches in the Irish Senior Cup.
MCC week in Northern Ireland
The MCC will play four matches in four days against youth teams.
Ireland Under 19's named
Cricket ireland have named a squad of twelve to play the MCC at Carrickfergus on June 20th.
Ireland A side to meet Bangladesh
Ireland have named a strong A team for the three-day game against Bangladesh A in Dublin.
Bangladesh 'A' to tour Ireland
Four fixtures confirmed, included T20 game at Eglinton on Friday June 27.
CricketEurope Junior inter pro
NCU win by 12 runs at Moylena.
Ireland name squad to play Lashings
Trent Johnston and Jeremy Bray back in the fold for two T20 games with Lashings.
Sporting Passions - Trent Johnston
Former Ireland captain Trent Johnston talks about his love for sports other than cricket.
Collapse leaves Ireland well beaten
Ireland lost their final Friends Provident Trophy match of the season by 99 runs to Nottinghamshire.
Ireland so close at Trent Bridge
Ireland came agonisingly close to a second FP Trophy win of the season as they went down to Notts by a single run.
Ireland hit by Porterfield withdrawal
20 year old Chris Dougherty will replace William Porterfield in the squad.
Ireland women seek coach
Cricket Ireland are seeking a new head coach to replace Miriam Grealey who stepped down earlier this year.
TCH Down Democrat Challenge Cup Round Up
Holders North Down through to the next round.
McAllister called into Ireland squad
Fintan McAllister drafted into Ireland squad for Friends Provident Trophy.
Ireland to meet Australia at Malahide?
Australia could play Ireland in 2010 in front of 10,000 people at Malahide if an ambitious planning proposal comes to fruition.
Matt Dwyer to coach Ireland Under 19s
Matt Dwyer takes over from Brian O'Rourke for the 2008 season.
A case of déjà vu for Ireland
Ireland throws away a wonderful opportunity of recording a second successive win against a county.
Irish Senior Cup Draw
Some mouth watering clashes in round two of the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup.
Ireland v Warwickshire:post match reaction
Phil Simmons, William Porterfield and David Williams on Ireland's win over Warwickshire.
Leicestershire name FP Trophy squad
Paul Nixon leads a strong Leicestershire side to Belfast.
Ireland stun Warwickshire
William Porterfield leads Ireland to a famous 4 wicket win over Warwickshire.
TCH Down Democrat second round preview
Premier League teams join the action - well 7 of them.
Kyle McCallan helps launch Northern Ireland Asda Kwik Cricket Competition
Cricket stars of the future.
Warwickshire name strong FP Trophy squad
Darren Maddy leads Warwickshire in their clash with Ireland at Stormont on Friday.
Roy Torrens: poacher turned gamekeeper
A look back at the career of the the former Irish fast bowler and team manager.
Bangor shock Donemana in Ulster Cup
Yasas Tillakaratne stars as Bangor dump Donemana out of the Ulster Cup.
Ireland name unchanged FP Trophy squad
No changes in the Irish squad for the games with Warwickshire and Leicestershire.
Ireland and Scotland to play Australia
World champions Australia will play Scotland in 2009 and Ireland in 2010.
Centuries aplenty in the Irish Senior Cup
Seven players score centuries in the opening round of the competition.
Johnston relishing Limavady clash
Railway Union skipper Trent Johnston is looking forward to the clash with Limavady in the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup.
Irish youngsters are impressive
It could not have gone much better for the new kids on the block in Ireland’s Friends Provident Trophy game in Northampton.
Knox calls it a day
Another key member of Ireland's World Cup squad has departed from the international scene.
TCH Down Democrat Challenge Cup 1st Round
James Kennedy wins the Man of the Match award but Ballymena lose at Downpatrick.
Late comeback by Ireland
But the damage had been done earlier when Leicestershire took 3 quick wickets.
Stirling stars in heavy defeat
Paul Stirling impresses with 70, but Niall O'Brien and Stephen Peters share stand of 179 as Ireland lose by 8 wickets.
Inexperienced Ireland faces a challenging weekend
Preview of Ireland's Friends Provident Trophy matches away to Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
McCarthy steers Ireland to 5th place
Barry McCarthy emerged the hero as Ireland beat ICC Americas by 2 wickets in the CLICO Under 15 tournament.
TCH Down Democrat Challenge Cup 1st round preview
David Kennedy, now with Ballymena, returns to The Meadow after his MOM performance in the 2007 final.
Simmons relishes return to Grace Road
Grace Road has happy memories for Ireland coach Phil Simmons
Simmo on Ramps
Phil Simmons admits Ravi Rampaul wasn't anywhere near his first choice as Ireland's overseas player.
Botha out of Ireland side
André Botha may well miss all of Ireland's remaining Friends Provident Trophy matches.
Gwen Morgan on La Manga trip
Gwen Morgan on her exciting time at La Manga with ICC Europe Women's Academy.
Rampaul to be Irish overseas signing
West Indies paceman Ravi Rampaul will be in the Ireland squad for the weekend’s Friends Provident Trophy double header.
Big challenge for Porterfield
New captain has a difficult role as weakened Ireland begins its Friends Provident Trophy campaign.
Another injury for Boyd Rankin
Ireland World Cup hero may be out for the season with a shoulder injury.
Ireland announces new team sponsor
RSA (formerly Royal Sun Alliance) are the new official sponsor of Irish cricket.
Notts name squad for Ireland game
Ireland will face a very strong Nottinghamshire side at Clontarf in the FPT opener.
Win for Ireland Under 15's in Trinidad
Shane Getkate stars with bat and ball as Ireland Under 15's defeat South East Trinidad Under 17's.
More youthful look for Ireland
James Hall is rewarded for being Ireland’s best batsman at the recent Under 19 World Cup in Malaysia.
Porterfield confirmed as Irish captain
William Porterfield is the new captain but there is no overseas player in Ireland's team for their opening Friends Provident Trophy match.
Pakistan canters to CLICO win over Ireland
Pakistan defeated Ireland by 8 wickets in their first round CLICO Under 15 Cup match in Barbados.
Ireland announce 2008 ticket prices
Cricket Ireland announce their new revamped ticket pricing structure for 2008 fixtures.
Langford-Smith retirement rocks Ireland
Leaves only five of the World Cup squad available for this season's Friends Provident Trophy games.
Langford-Smith announces retirement
Ireland opening bowler Dave Langford-Smith retires from international cricket
Ireland loses ground in ODI rankings
Bangladesh consolidates its position in the LG ICC ODI Championship after its series victory.
Johnston calls time on ODIs
"My body’s telling me it’s time for rest. I don't think I'm up to the strains of one-day cricket anymore."
Post match reaction: 3rd ODI
Post match reaction after Bangladesh completed a 3-0 series win over Ireland.
Bangladesh completes series whitewash
Tamim Iqbal scores 129 as Bangladesh beat Ireland by 79 runs.
Johnston announces break from international cricket
Irish skipper Trent Johnston announces that he will take no part in this season's Friends Provident Trophy.
Bangladesh clinches series
Farhad Reza takes 5 wickets as Ireland are dismissed for 162 chasing a target of 247.
Johnston upbeat despite loss
The post match reaction after Ireland lost by 84 runs in the second ODI against Bangladesh.
Ireland slumps to 8 wickets defeat
130 run stand between Shahriar Nafees and Mohammad Ashraful consigns Ireland to an 8 wickets defeat.
Bangladesh v Ireland: post-match reaction
Trent Johnston, Mohammad Ashraful and Jamie Siddons give their thoughts on Bangladesh's victory over Ireland.
Bangladesh v Ireland preview
Trent Johnston is backing leg spinner Greg Thompson for this week’s three-match one-day international series against Bangladesh.
Exclusion still rankles with Molins
Leinster bound Jason Molins on his continued exclusion from the Ireland set-up.
Bangladesh announce squad for Ireland series
The Bangladesh squad for the 3 match Ispahani Tea ODI series against Ireland has been announced.
Simmons forced into Plan B
Ireland's pyrrhic victory against an Abu Dhabi XI forces Irish coach Phil Simmons to change his selection strategy.
Ireland beat Essex by 6 wickets
73 from Reinhardt Strydom helps Ireland to a 6 wicket win over Essex.
Morgan stars in Irish win in Abu Dhabi
But the new boys did themselves no favours as an Ireland XI defeated an Abu Dhabi XI by 25 runs.
Young guns given their chance
The four players who sat out the Inter-Continental Cup clash against UAE, play their first game of the tour against an Abu Dhabi XI.
Morgan sets up Ireland XI win
An unbeaten 196 from Eoin Morgan leads Ireland to a 25 run win over an Abu Dhabi XI.
Ireland v Abu Dhabi XI preview
As his team prepare for the day-night fixture in Abu Dhabi, the Ireland coach announces a tougher fitness regime and an alcohol ban.
Johnston causes concern
Trent Johnston is a major injury worry for the rest of Ireland’s tour of UAE and Bangladesh with an elbow strain.
CricketEurope Ulster to cease publication
CricketEurope will cease publishing its Ulster section within the next week.
Ireland win despite Saqib heroics
Ireland go second in the table with a 9 wicket win, despite a valiant 195 from Saqib Ali.
Thinus Fourie joins Railway Union
Ireland all-rounder Thinus Fourie has confirmed he is leaving Merrion to join Railway Union.
Ireland hit by injury crisis
Ireland captain Trent Johnston is just one of a number of injury concerns for Ireland ahead of their visit to Bangladesh.
Captains' reactions to Ireland win
William Porterfield and Saqib Ali on the Intercontinental Cup game between Ireland and UAE.
Simmons relieved to get win
Irish coach Phil Simmons happy to collect the 20 points for the win.
McCallan happy with all round performance
Kyle McCallan reflects on another good day for the Irish.
Ireland close in on victory
174 from Niall O' Brien, and a fine all-round performance from Kyle McCallan, puts Ireland on the brink of victory.
O'Brien pleased with another century
Niall O'Brien expresses delight on scoring his fourth hundred for Ireland.
Phil Simmons' thoughts on day two
Ireland coach Phil Simmons expresses staisfaction at how the game against the UAE has progressed so far.
Record partnership puts Ireland in command
A stand of 163 between Niall O'Brien and Trent Johnston has put Ireland well on top against UAE.
ICU becomes Cricket Ireland
First meeting of new ICU board changes its trading name and appoints Cricket and Finance chairmen.
Johnston praises Irish effort
Ireland captain Trent Johnston is justifiably proud after Ireland's display on the first day of the Intercontinental Cup match.
Simmons pleased with performance
Ireland coach Phil Simmons is pleased with the way the game has progressed on Day 1.
Ireland in the ascendancy
A good bowling performance sees Ireland take control on the opening day of the Intercontinental Cup match against UAE in Abu Dhabi.
UAE v Ireland preview
Ireland’s longest year of international cricket gets under way in Abu Dhabi tomorrow with a crucial Intercontinental Cup match.
End of tournament report
What lessons can be learned from Ireland's Under 19 World Cup campaign in Malaysia?
Britton targets senior place
Andrew Britton on his international aspirations following his impressive showing at the World Cup.
O'Rourke calls for reinstatement of Interprovincials
Ireland coach advocates the return of interprovincial cricket to the domestic programme.
Delight at famous Irish win
ICC Europe Development Manager Richard Holdsworth delighted at yet another historic day for Irish cricket.
Ireland finish with win
Andrew Britton stars with the ball as Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets.
O'Rourke upbeat after win
Ireland coach Brian O'Rourke expresses delight at his side's first win of the competition.
Thompson becomes joint leading wicket taker
Ireland captain Greg Thompson enters the Under 19 World Cup record books with a total of 27 wickets.
Thompson bowls Ireland to comfortable win
Ireland skipper Greg Thompson takes 5 wickets - James Hall and Paul Stirling share century stand as Ireland defeat Bermuda by 69 runs.
Dougherty found guilty of breaching ICC Code of Conduct
Ireland Under 19 opening batsman is given a reprimand for a Level 1 offence.
Ireland announce Under 15 squad
Ireland have named their squad for the Under 15 International tournament in the West Indies.
Rankin at the crossroads
Ireland opening bowler Boyd Rankin on his injuries and the help he is receiving from Allan Donald at Warwickshire.
Poynter and McDonnell return for Bermuda game
Stuart Poynter and Graham McDonnell are back in the Ireland side to face Bermuda.
Where has it all gone wrong?
Just why has Ireland been so disappointing in the Under 19 World Cup? Coach Brian O'Rourke airs his thoughts to CricketEurope.
West Indies beat Ireland by 7 wickets
"An improved performance", but Ireland still loses heavily to the West Indies.
Irish take third in South Africa
Ireland defeated The Netherlands in the third place playoff at the Women's World Cup qualifiers.
Getkate and Lawson set to play
Ireland make two changes for the crucial clash with West Indies tomorrow.
Boyd Rankin to miss tour
Boyd Rankin won't tour UAE and Bangladesh with Ireland - Dave Langford-Smith agrees to return.
Irish fail in World Cup bid
South Africa go through to the Women's World Cup after a comprehensive victory over Ireland in the qualifying tournament semi-finals.
Joyce stars again as Ireland gain semi-final spot
Ireland defeat Zimbabwe to join The Netherlands in the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup qualifying tournament.
Irish misery continues with loss to Bermuda
A poor display in the field, followed by a late batting collapse, sees Ireland's Under 19s lose by 20 runs to Bermuda.
Bangladesh totally outplay Ireland
Another comprehensive defeat for Ireland as they are consigned to the Plate competition after losing to Bangladesh by 8 wickets.
Ireland Women trounce Scotland by 9 wickets
Ireland got their ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier campaign back on track with a convincing 9-wicket win over Scotland.
Brilliant Pakistan shock Ireland
A brilliant team performance from Pakistan gave them an opening day 57-run victory at the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier over a strongly fancied Ireland side.
England too strong for Ireland
A ruthless all-round display sees England beat Ireland by 10 wickets in opening game of Under 19 World Cup.
Porterfield is next in line
William Porterfield’s record-breaking 2007 has been rewarded with the vice-captaincy of the Ireland squad.
Ireland are underdogs in Under 19 World Cup group
England and Bangladesh expected to progress from Group D, but who would write off Ireland?
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