Ireland News Archive 2012
Poynter keen to push for Ireland selection Poynter keen to push for Ireland selection ( )
The wicket-keeper batsman has been working hard hoping to earn further Irish recognition in 2013.
Ireland players hoping for BPL bonanza Ireland players hoping for BPL bonanza ( )
Four of Ireland’s cricket stars could be in line for a lucrative pay day tomorrow.
Charles Hamilton biography Charles Hamilton biography ( )
By 1904, promoted to captain, Charles was stationed in Cork, where he played for Cork County as an opening bat in that year and in the following season, in major matches against Na Shuler and Dublin University.
Hills have mountain to climb Hills have mountain to climb ( )
The holders were yesterday drawn against NCU big guns Instonians in the first round on 11 May.
Stirling signs 3 year deal with Middlesex Stirling signs 3 year deal with Middlesex ( )
Paul Stirling signs deal to keep him at Middlesex until 2015.
Irish Senior and National Cup draws made Irish Senior and National Cup draws made ( )
Holders The Hills face Instonians, while last year's beaten finalists Merrion face tough challenge away against Coleraine. Muckamore face Balbriggan in repeat of this year's National Cup final.
Matt Dwyer feature Matt Dwyer feature ( )
Matt Dwyer, one of three cricketing brothers, was a very good slow left arm bowler often seen as the best of his kind in Ireland, after the enforced retirement of Dermot Monteith.
Dockrell aiming to bring Barmy Army to book Dockrell aiming to bring Barmy Army to book ( )
The Somerset and Ireland star (20) is studying science at Trinity College — and that means he must pack his books into his kit-bag every time he flies around the world to compete in top tournaments.
Cricket Ireland finalise TAPP agreement Cricket Ireland finalise TAPP agreement ( )
Ireland became the first Member of the ICC to finalise a TAPP agreement, guaranteeing a significant increase in the performance support that will be provided through to 2015.
Ian Gourley dies Ian Gourley dies ( )
Irish cricket is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Ian Gourley on 7 December following a lengthy battle with illness.
Bangladesh likely to tour Ireland in August Bangladesh likely to tour Ireland in August ( )
Tigers set to play three match Twenty20 series against Ireland.
Simmons targeting England scalp Simmons targeting England scalp ( )
Phil Simmons is confident Ireland's cricketers can record another famous victory over their closest neighbours when they do battle with England.
Ireland aiming to get 11,500 for England game Ireland aiming to get 11,500 for England game ( )
It may be nine months away, but Cricket Ireland have launched their campaign to get 11,500 spectators into the new international venue at Malahide for the one-day international against England.
No Irish farewell for Ponting No Irish farewell for Ponting ( )
Irish cricket fans will not see Ricky Ponting after all next summer, following the former Australia captain’s decision to retire from Test cricket.
Spotlight on John Mooney Spotlight on John Mooney ( )
John Mooney - variously Jon Boy or Mooners to team-mates - is the sort of cricketer every right thinking captain or selector would want to have in his side.
Draws made for Ulster Cups Draws made for Ulster Cups ( )
The draws have been made for the first rounds of the Ulster Cup, Shield and Plate competitions.
Spotlight on William Porterfield Spotlight on William Porterfield ( )
William Porterfield is a high quality, top of the order left hand batsman who has proved his worth in all types of the game.
Ireland to play Pakistan Ireland to play Pakistan ( )
Cricket Ireland have agreed to play two one-day internationals with Pakistan in May 2013.
Bready keen to host Aussie game Bready keen to host Aussie game ( )
Bready Cricket Club have indicated their desire to host the four-day clash with Australia in June.
Ireland to play UAE in March Ireland to play UAE in March ( )
The ICC has announced the dates for the fifth round fixtures of the World Cricket League (WCL) Championship and the Intercontinental Cup.
Coffey stars on the golf course Coffey stars on the golf course ( )
Former international cricketer Nicola Coffey caused quite a stir when she took the coveted Golfer of the Year title in Woodbrook.
Ponting set to skipper Australia against Ireland Ponting set to skipper Australia against Ireland ( )
Ricky Ponting is set to take charge of an Australian A side to play both Ireland and Scotland ahead of the 2013 Ashes.
Ireland confirm first class game against Australia A Ireland confirm first class game against Australia A ( )
Ireland will play Australia A in a four-day game as part of their visitors' preparations for next summer's Ashes series.
Jason Molins biography Jason Molins biography ( )
As an opening bat, he was capable of devastating stroke play, which enabled him to destroy the best attacks.
Ireland's finest take centre stage Ireland's finest take centre stage ( )
Paul Stirling and Clare Shillington took the International Player of the Year accolades at the inaugural Cricket Ireland Awards.
Stirling picks up top prize at Cricket Ireland Awards Stirling picks up top prize at Cricket Ireland Awards ( )
The 22 year old Middlesex all-rounder beats off the challenge of George Dockrell and Ed Joyce to lift the top prize.
Phil Simmons reflects on cricketing year Phil Simmons reflects on cricketing year ( )
The 49 year old former West Indies international – he played 143 ODI’s and 26 Tests – reflects on the 2012 season both internationally and domestically ahead of the RSA Cricket Ireland Awards later this week.
Craig McDermott opens bowling school Craig McDermott opens bowling school ( )
Craig McDermott opens travelling fast-bowling school targeting next wave of young speedsters.
Ireland and Dutch Women turn down Abu Dhabi invite Ireland and Dutch Women turn down Abu Dhabi invite ( )
Ireland and The Netherlands have both declined an invitation to play in the Under 19 ARCH Trophy in Abu Dhabi in February 2013.
Spotlight on Ryan Eagleson Spotlight on Ryan Eagleson ( )
An injury, just as he approached the height of his powers, robbed him of a probable career in county cricket and Ireland of a potentially great all rounder.
Dockrell wins Somerset young player of the year Dockrell wins Somerset young player of the year ( )
Yet another award for George Dockrell - his third major accolade of 2012 following on from ICC and CWI awards.
McCord concentrating on Cantebury ambitions McCord concentrating on Cantebury ambitions ( )
Ben McCord would gladly give up the chance of playing for Ireland in exchange for playing more cricket for Canterbury.
Cricket in the air that he breathed Cricket in the air that he breathed ( )
As Cricket Ireland launches a range of awards, including one named in honour of former Sunday Independent editor Aengus Fanning, his son Dion Fanning recalls a childhood filled with the sport, and later trips to Lord's.
Trevor West obituary Trevor West obituary ( )
There was much to remember for a man whose passions covered sport, education, literature, history and politics.
Ireland club of the year nominees announced Ireland club of the year nominees announced ( )
Cricket Ireland have announced the four clubs short-listed for the Tildenet Club of the Year Award, which is one of eight categories in the RSA Cricket Ireland Awards night.
Spotlight on Peter Gillespie Spotlight on Peter Gillespie ( )
Peter Gillespie comes from one of the North West's best known cricket families. His father, Paddy and three elder brothers, all have their names deeply embedded in the history of the Strabane Club.
Everton and London Irish role for O'Brien Everton and London Irish role for O'Brien ( )
While the Irish cricketers head into a rare quiet winter, it doesn’t mean there will be a shortage of sport for new Leicestershire recruit Niall O’Brien.
Cricket Ireland announce short-lists for Club Cricketer and Coach of the Year Awards Cricket Ireland announce short-lists for Club Cricketer and Coach of the Year Awards ( )
Cricket Ireland have revealed the four short-listed candidates for the O' Neills Club Player of the Year Award, plus the three chosen coaches.
Jeremy Bray Jeremy Bray ( )
Jeremy Bray is probably one of the best batsmen ever to have represented Ireland. Few would be selectors of fantasy Best Ever Ireland XIs would leave him out of their final pick of opening batsmen.
Niall O'Brien signs 3 year deal with Leicestershire Niall O'Brien signs 3 year deal with Leicestershire ( )
Leicestershire CCC has announced the signing of international batsman and wicket-keeper Niall O’Brien.
Spotlight on Derek Heasley Spotlight on Derek Heasley ( )
Derek Heasley was a batting all rounder of high quality. In the upper middle order - or sometimes opening - in club cricket and, usually, at No 6 for Ireland, he has always been an immensely valuable player.
Double delight for Donemana in CricketEurope Awards Double delight for Donemana in CricketEurope Awards ( )
Junior McBrine and Donemana win respective categories while Paul Stirling is named International Cricketer of the Year.
Joyce confirmed as Sussex captain for 2013 Joyce confirmed as Sussex captain for 2013 ( )
Ed Joyce will continue as captain for the 2013 season following a successful stand-in period for Michael Yardy.
Shannon, Sorensen and Thompson short-listed Shannon, Sorensen and Thompson short-listed ( )
James Shannon, Stuart Thompson and Max Sorensen have been revealed as the short-listed nominees for the 'Aengus Fanning International Emerging Player of the Year Award.
Boyd Rankin Boyd Rankin ( )
As he calls time on his Ireland career in pursuit of a Test career with England, Edward Liddle profiles Boyd Rankin.
Dockrell aiming for hat-trick of awards Dockrell aiming for hat-trick of awards ( )
George Dockrell, Ed Joyce and Paul Stirling will once again battle it out for a major award after being named on the short-list for the Ireland International Player of the Year.
Irish Cricket's Big Bike Ride raises £30k Irish Cricket's Big Bike Ride raises £30k ( )
It may have been the toughest thing Gary Wilson and William Porterfield have ever done but every one of their 380-mile charity bike ride from Cork to Belfast paid handsome dividends.
Ireland boosted by March date for UAE clashes Ireland boosted by March date for UAE clashes ( )
Ireland to face UAE in March in crucial 2015 World Cup qualifying matches.
Cricket Writers of Ireland announce award winners Cricket Writers of Ireland announce award winners ( )
George Dockrell collected his second notable award of the 2012 season at the fifth annual Cricket Writers of Ireland Annual Dinner in Malahide CC.
Dockrell wins top accolade Dockrell wins top accolade ( )
George Dockrell is the Ireland international player of the year. The slow left bowler, who was named the ICC’s top Associate player last month, added the Cricket Writers of Ireland award at their annual dinner.
Joyce and Johnston delight at rankings inclusion Joyce and Johnston delight at rankings inclusion ( )
Isobel Joyce and Trent Johnston delight at being included in the ICC rankings.
Wilson and Porterfield get on their bikes for charity Wilson and Porterfield get on their bikes for charity ( )
Irish team mates Gary Wilson and William Porterfield are getting on their bikes for an ambitious project to cycle the length of Ireland - 380 miles in just five days!
Eakin, Tector and Kane shortlisted for award Eakin, Tector and Kane shortlisted for award ( )
Peter Eakin, Tyrone Kane and Jack Tector are the three players short-listed in the International Junior Player of the Year category for the inaugural Cricket Ireland Awards.
Grant for Cricket Factory approved Grant for Cricket Factory approved ( )
The new equipment will include items as diverse as a mobile Olympic Handball arena, scrum machines, a ‘cricket factory’ where you can try out cricket for fun, and martial arts arenas.
Cork County clinch the Munster Senior Cup in convincing fashion Cork County clinch the Munster Senior Cup in convincing fashion ( )
Cork County completed a Munster Senior and Junior Cup double as they finished the 2012 season in impressive fashion by convincingly defeating Galway Cricket Club in the Munster show-piece final at the Mardyke.
Irish facing tough innings on and off the field Irish facing tough innings on and off the field ( )
AS Ireland's cricketers and administrators flew home after being washed out of the ICC World Twenty20, they knew they were heading into a new era, on and off the field. And it is an era with formidable challenges to be overcome.
Porterfield exasperated at lack of fixtures Porterfield exasperated at lack of fixtures ( )
William Porterfield and his team flew out of Colombo airport not so much disappointed at Ireland's early exit from the World T20 as exasperated that they now have no competitive fixtures until March.
Niall O'Brien reflects on T20 World Cup Niall O'Brien reflects on T20 World Cup ( )
Niall O'Brien looks back at the tournament, and what the future holds for the Irish team and indeed himself at Northants.
Ireland failed to punch their weight in the World T20 Ireland failed to punch their weight in the World T20 ( )
It was hardly one of the International Cricket Council’s better ideas to stage the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in the rainy season.
Ireland maintain T20 ranking Ireland maintain T20 ranking ( )
Some Irish players have gone up in the individual rankings while others have slipped back.
Harlequins defeat County to claim Munster title Harlequins defeat County to claim Munster title ( )
Cork Harlequins secured the Division 1 title in Munster last Sunday afternoon when they recorded a 73-run verdict over fierce rivals Cork County at Farmer's Cross.
Muckamore win inaugural RSA National Cup Muckamore win inaugural RSA National Cup ( )
3 wicket win for Muckamore over Balbriggan at The Hills.
Waringstown Under 11’s Win All Ireland Championship Waringstown Under 11’s Win All Ireland Championship ( )
Jack Carson hits an unbeaten century in Waringstown's 54 win over Clontarf.
Donemana create stunning all-Ireland record Donemana create stunning all-Ireland record ( )
We're well used to the production line of cricket talent that has existed at the Holm for a generation or more but Sunday past saw the final chapter in a success story that must surely have surpassed even the Tyrone club's expectation.
Joyce pays tribute to team mates after promotion secured Joyce pays tribute to team mates after promotion secured ( )
Ireland captain Isobel Joyce paid tribute to her team mates after the Ireland Women's squad completed a magnificent season by capturing promotion to the second division of the ECB County Championships.
McDermott appointment no quick fix McDermott appointment no quick fix ( )
The appointment of former Australia Test opening bowler Craig McDermott as Ireland’s specialist bowling coach is not just a quick fix for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka later this month.
Ireland Women defeat Netherlands to secure promotion Ireland Women defeat Netherlands to secure promotion ( )
Brilliant hundred from Clare Shillington secures promotion to Division Two for Ireland.
Ireland A entertain but still lose heavily Ireland A entertain but still lose heavily ( )
Ireland A got the margin of defeat below 300 runs and to their credit they provided wonderful entertainment on the last day of their three-day game against Sussex II in Blackstone.
Ireland A set mammoth task in Sussex Ireland A set mammoth task in Sussex ( )
Ireland A were set a notional victory target of 547 on the final day to win this three-day game against Sussex 2nd XI in Blackstone; just to bat out the remaining six hours and save the match is barely realistic.
Porterfield and Rankin win championship medals with Warwickshire Porterfield and Rankin win championship medals with Warwickshire ( )
The pair join an exclusive club, along with Mark Patterson and Dermott Monteith, of Irishmen who have won the accolade.
Johnston ready to reforge Rankin partnership Johnston ready to reforge Rankin partnership ( )
Trent Johnston is a combative cricketer, a no-nonsense warrior who would hate to stand beside a player who didn’t share his commitment to the cause.
McDermott nice surprise for Ireland McDermott nice surprise for Ireland ( )
The Irish cricketers got a nice surprise as they jetted off to Sri Lanka yesterday to prepare for the ICC World Twenty 20 which starts in two weeks.
YMCA claim Under 13 All-Ireland final win YMCA claim Under 13 All-Ireland final win ( )
In the All-Ireland under-13 final at Bready on Sunday the home team entertained a Dublin YMCA side currently under the guidance of former Downpatrick player Kamal Merchant.
Craig McDermott joins Irish coaching staff Craig McDermott joins Irish coaching staff ( )
Former Australian test bowler Craig McDermott has been appointed as specialist bowling coach and consultant to the Ireland squad. He will work with the players in the training camp prior to and throughout the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.
Hills claim historic first title Hills claim historic first title ( )
Skipper Naseer Shaukat wins MOM award as The Hills defeat Merrion by 8 wickets.
Ireland name A squad for Sussex clash Ireland name A squad for Sussex clash ( )
First appearances at this level for Donemana opening batsman Ryan Hunter and Merrion leg spinner Alex O'Brien.
O'Brien delight at highest first class score O'Brien delight at highest first class score ( )
Niall O'Brien scores a career best 182 for Northants against Glamorgan.
Ireland due for busy 2013 Ireland due for busy 2013 ( )
Ireland's cricketers could have a couple of plum ODIs on home turf next summer.
Carson leads Waringstown to final glory Carson leads Waringstown to final glory ( )
Brilliant unbeaten hundred from Jack Carson leads Waringstown to 54 run win against Clontarf in Under 11 All Ireland final.
Ireland dominate ICC award nominations Ireland dominate ICC award nominations ( )
Ireland's dominance at Associate level has been confirmed by the short-list for the LG ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year with four of the five nominees.
Muckamore face Balbriggan in National Cup final Muckamore face Balbriggan in National Cup final ( )
This Sunday sees the final of the inaugural RSA National Cup, when Balbriggan will make the short journey to The Hills to take on NCU cup specialists Muckamore in what is certain to be an enthralling contest.
Sir Stanley Cochrane and the Irish dream Sir Stanley Cochrane and the Irish dream ( )
One hundred years ago this month one of the most audacious sporting coups was attempted by an Irishman as he bid to host a crucial England v Australia cricket test – in his back garden in the north Wicklow town of Bray.
Who will win the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup? Who will win the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup? ( )
A host of leading Irish cricket writers, players and personalities give their take on this Saturday's Irish Cup final between Merrion and The Hills.
Pakistan Women crush Ireland Pakistan Women crush Ireland ( )
A brilliant all-round display from Sana Mir leads Pakistan to a comprehensive 8 wicket win against Ireland.
Irish players dominate Player of the Year short-list Irish players dominate Player of the Year short-list ( )
This year’s short-list sees four nominees coming from Ireland in the form of Kevin O’Brien, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce and Paul Stirling, while Dawlat Zadran of Afghanistan makes up the group.
Hills take on Merrion in Irish Cup final Hills take on Merrion in Irish Cup final ( )
Naseer Shaukat and John Anderson look ahead to Saturday's Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup final between Merrion and The Hills at Clontarf.
Ireland Women lose thriller against Bangladesh Ireland Women lose thriller against Bangladesh ( )
Ireland lose the first Twenty20 international against Bangladesh in a last over thriller.
Hundred up for Shillington Hundred up for Shillington ( )
Clare Shillington will make Irish cricket history today by becoming the first woman to win 100 international caps when Ireland take on Bangladesh at Clontarf.
Two into one doesn't go Two into one doesn't go ( )
Such has been the success of Irish cricket that a squad of 15 tends to select itself, but when one of the established order drops out then it’s a case of tip and tuck.
Ireland game against South Africa A cancelled Ireland game against South Africa A cancelled ( )
The first scheduled Twenty20 game between Ireland and South Africa A due to take place this afternoon at Oak Hill has been cancelled following torrential overnight rain.
Ireland T20 series against South Africa A cancelled Ireland T20 series against South Africa A cancelled ( )
Cricket Ireland has confirmed that the scheduled four game Twenty20 series against South Africa A has been cancelled.
Ireland women claim Division 3 title Ireland women claim Division 3 title ( )
Isobel Joyce top scores with 70 as Ireland defeat Gloucesteshire by 58 runs to clinch Division 3 title.
Garth heroics in vain as rain wins day Garth heroics in vain as rain wins day ( )
A four wicket haul for Kim Garth against Bangladesh before the game is abandoned.
T20 World Cup squads confirmed T20 World Cup squads confirmed ( )
All 12 men’s squads for the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 have now been confirmed with the very best players in the world getting ready for the big event, which gets underway in Sri Lanka next month.
Clontarf defeat Killyclooney in low scoring affair Clontarf defeat Killyclooney in low scoring affair ( )
Clontarf beat Killyclooney by five wickets to reach All-Ireland final where they will play Waringstown.
Pembroke defeat Waringstown to reach all Ireland final Pembroke defeat Waringstown to reach all Ireland final ( )
Pembroke defeat Waringstown by 58 runs to reach final of All Ireland Under 15 cup.
Shillington heroics in vain as Pakistan defeat Ireland Shillington heroics in vain as Pakistan defeat Ireland ( )
Clare Shillington's 66 in vain as Pakistan beat Ireland women by 42 runs in rain affected contest.
Ireland gear up for Twenty20 challenge Ireland gear up for Twenty20 challenge ( )
Ireland's cricketers will warm up for next month's ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka when they take on a strong South Africa A squad in four Twenty20 games at Oak Hill and Malahide.
Ireland counting down to T20 World Cup Ireland counting down to T20 World Cup ( )
THE countdown for Ireland’s World T20 campaign begins in earnest next week when the South Africa A side complete their month-long tour with four games. It promises to be another stern examination for a side which has been outclassed in the other two forms of the game.
Kevin O'Brien has been recalled by Somerset for Twenty20 finals day Kevin O'Brien has been recalled by Somerset for Twenty20 finals day ( )
Ireland lose their play off match against Sri Lanka in the U19 World Cup.
Learning curve is still steep for Ireland Learning curve is still steep for Ireland ( )
South Africa A clinched the three-game 50-over series with a match to spare, winning yesterday’s rain-interrupted clash at Stormont by six wickets.
Ireland women crush Bangladesh Ireland women crush Bangladesh ( )
Isobel Joyce and Louise McCarthy combine to beat Bangladesh by 61 runs.
O'Brien drafted into Somerset squad for T20 finals day O'Brien drafted into Somerset squad for T20 finals day ( )
Ireland stand-in captain Kevin O'Brien signed by Somerset for Friends Life T20 finals day at Cardiff.
Johnston's efforts are in vain Johnston's efforts are in vain ( )
Trent Johnston claimed three wickets and John Anderson produced another battling innings of 40 at Strabane, but it wasn't enough to prevent Ireland suffering a heavy loss to South Africa A.
Ireland outclassed by South Africa Ireland outclassed by South Africa ( )
Ireland's horrendous luck with the weather this summer followed them to Strabane, but at least it shortened the pain yesterday for a side which is being outclassed by the South Africa A team.
Joyce welcomes Rankin selection Joyce welcomes Rankin selection ( )
Ed Joyce is delighted that Ireland have selected Boyd Rankin in their squad for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September.
Ireland Under 17's crush Jersey Ireland Under 17's crush Jersey ( )
Ru Jones takes four wickets as Ireland Under 17's crush Jersey by ten wickets.
Ireland announce Twenty20 World Cup squad Ireland announce Twenty20 World Cup squad ( )
John Mooney misses the ICC World Twenty20 finals in Sri Lanka after suffering a serious finger injury which will rule him out of action for 3 months.
Mooney injury blow for Ireland Mooney injury blow for Ireland ( )
John Mooney is out of the World Twenty20, a devastating blow for the Ireland all rounder who also missed the last week of the qualifying tournament in Dubai because of injury.
Anderson falls just short of greatness Anderson falls just short of greatness ( )
John Anderson was a wicket away from becoming only the second Ireland opener to carry his bat in a first-class match yesterday before he was last man out in a total of 180 against South Africa A.
Ireland ring changes for one-dayers Ireland ring changes for one-dayers ( )
Peter Connell and Nigel Jones have been recalled to the Ireland squad for next week’s one-day games against South Africa A, the first of which is at Strabane on Sunday.
Connell returns to Ireland squad for South Africa A games Connell returns to Ireland squad for South Africa A games ( )
Peter Connell has been recalled to the Ireland senior squad for the three one-day games against South Africa A which get under way at Strabane on Sunday.
Anderson and O'Brien keep Ireland in the game Anderson and O'Brien keep Ireland in the game ( )
Three wickets in the last hour hauled Ireland back into their game against the South Africa A side in Coleraine but with two days remaining the tourists are still firmly in the driving seat.
Muckamore triumph in Ulster Plate decider Muckamore triumph in Ulster Plate decider ( )
Richard Keates and Simon Thompson star as Muckamore become the first NCU winnders of the Ulster Plate.
Ireland name Under 17 squad Ireland name Under 17 squad ( )
James McCollum skippers the side as they look to bounce back from Netherlands reverse.
Irish players dominate Associate Player of the Year Awards Irish players dominate Associate Player of the Year Awards ( )
Ireland boasts the most number of nominees once again, this time with six names on the list, while Netherlands, Afghanistan, UAE and Canada have one each.
Britton injury can't mar North victory over South Britton injury can't mar North victory over South ( )
ANDY Britton has been ruled out of Ireland’s four-day game against South Africa at Coleraine with a suspected stress fracture of his foot. No replacement has been called in and Ireland will select from 12, with Gary Wilson released by Surrey to play.
Shannon and Nelson inspire North to comfortable win Shannon and Nelson inspire North to comfortable win ( )
An unbroken fourth wicket stand of 131 between James Shannon and Lee Nelson leads North to seven wicket win against the South.
Venues confirmed for Irish Cup finals Venues confirmed for Irish Cup finals ( )
Clontarf and The Hilsl will host the finals at the start of September.
Ireland Under 17's defeat Scotland 3-1 Ireland Under 17's defeat Scotland 3-1 ( )
Clodagh Conway skippers Ireland Under 17 girls to a 3-1 series victory against Scotland.
Ireland name squads for S Africa A and Inter-Regional series Ireland name squads for S Africa A and Inter-Regional series ( )
Trent Johnston returns to the Ireland squad for their four day game against South Africa A which gets under way in Coleraine on Monday (11am), having missed the drawn game in Oak Hill which finished yesterday.
Ireland earn draw despite Parnell heroics Ireland earn draw despite Parnell heroics ( )
Ireland battled to emerge from the first game of South Africa A’s tour with honours even at Oakhill yesterday.
South Africa A hold the upper hand South Africa A hold the upper hand ( )
Unbeaten century by South Africa's Heino Kuhn sets Ireland a stiff task.
Ireland throw away chance of victory against Sri Lanka Ireland throw away chance of victory against Sri Lanka ( )
Ireland's Under 19 cricketers let chance of win against Sri Lanka slip from their grasp.
Rankin retires from Irish international cricket Rankin retires from Irish international cricket ( )
Boyd Rankin will retire from Irish international cricket at the end of December to concentrate on achieving his ambition of playing Test cricket for England.
Ireland star Boyd Rankin set to retire from playing international cricket Ireland star Boyd Rankin set to retire from playing international cricket ( )
Rankin quotes “It was a very difficult decision.”
Ireland crushed by Afghanistan in U19 warm up Ireland crushed by Afghanistan in U19 warm up ( )
Poor all-round display sees Ireland lose by 101 runs in Brisbane in the first official warm up game.
First day of Ireland against South Africa A abandoned First day of Ireland against South Africa A abandoned ( )
Heavy overnight rain leaves the outfield waterlogged and causes play to be abandoned for the day.
Ireland Women crush Hampshire Ireland Women crush Hampshire ( )
Ireland Women beat Hampshire by 8 wickets to stay top of County Championships.
Balbriggan and Muckamore reach National Cup final Balbriggan and Muckamore reach National Cup final ( )
Balbriggan beat Rush by 48 runs while Muckamore record comprehensive 177 run win against Civil Service Dublin.
Tector and Tucker star in Ireland win Tector and Tucker star in Ireland win ( )
Jack Tector scores 80 and Lorcan Tucker takes four wickets as Ireland win by 108 runs against Guernsey in European Under 15 Championships.
Brigade fightback stuns CSN Brigade fightback stuns CSN ( )
Mark Simpson lifted the Club Turf Ulster Cup at Eglinton on Sunday evening after a topsy-turvy contest went the North West side's way in a 43-run verdict over Civil Service NI.
Shoukat shines as The Hills crush Waringstown Shoukat shines as The Hills crush Waringstown ( )
The veteran seamer claims six wicket haul as holders Waringstown crash out of the Irish Senior Cup.
Merrion too strong for Donemana in Irish Cup semi-final Merrion too strong for Donemana in Irish Cup semi-final ( )
Dom Joyce with four wickets and Rory Allwright with 74 not out set up a convincing semi-final win for Merrion.
Death of legendary sportswriter Con Houlihan Death of legendary sportswriter Con Houlihan ( )
Cricket Ireland expresses its sadness on the death of Con Houlihan and its condolences to all his friends and family.
Netherlands defeat Ireland in T20 clash Netherlands defeat Ireland in T20 clash ( )
Two wins in two days as Dutch fight back to win Twenty20 contest.
Ireland Women name squad for Hampshire clash Ireland Women name squad for Hampshire clash ( )
Ireland women aim to stay top of the championship table with away tie at Hampshire.
Netherlands gain revenge against Ireland Netherlands gain revenge against Ireland ( )
A comfortable six wicket win for The Netherlands Under 17's squares the series at one apiece.
Ireland Under 19s lose again Ireland Under 19s lose again ( )
Their second warm-up match in Darwin ends in a narrow two wicket loss against Northern Territory.
Ireland Women gain promotion Ireland Women gain promotion ( )
Ireland women win four games in a row to gain promotion.
Rankin facing county dilemma Rankin facing county dilemma ( )
Ireland pace bowler Boyd Rankin is out of contract and his county want him to retire from international cricket.
Ireland U17's win opening encounter against Netherlands Ireland U17's win opening encounter against Netherlands ( )
Half centuries from Peter Eakin and James McCollum help Ireland beat The Netherlands by 43 runs in the opening game of their ICC Europe Challenge Series.
Shannon drafted into Ireland squad for South Africa A clash Shannon drafted into Ireland squad for South Africa A clash ( )
James Shannon has been drafted into the Ireland senior squad for the first game of their series against South Africa A.
Ireland Under 19's lose first warm up game Ireland Under 19's lose first warm up game ( )
Ten run loss against Northern Territory Under 19s in Darwin.
Double success for Ireland Women Double success for Ireland Women ( )
Two wins out of two for Ireland Women in the ECB T20 cup.
Ireland Under 17 girls squad named for Scotland clashes. Ireland Under 17 girls squad named for Scotland clashes. ( )
Clodagh Conway from Rush will captain the Ireland Under 17 girls against Scotland next week.
Rain ruins Ireland A clash with Durham Rain ruins Ireland A clash with Durham ( )
The Irish batsmen did not get the chance to prove they could bat out the final day for a draw against Durham II when rain allowed only 35 minutes play in Darlington.
Ireland A face uphill task to avoid innings defeat Ireland A face uphill task to avoid innings defeat ( )
Ireland A started the last day of their three-day game in Darlington against Durham II needing 163 to avoid an embarrassing innings defeat.
Ireland A face long haul after batting collapse Ireland A face long haul after batting collapse ( )
Ireland A faced a long hard day in the field today after failing to pick up a wicket in the final hour of their three-day game against Durham II in Darlington.
Dockrell in ebullient mood ahead of U19 World Cup Dockrell in ebullient mood ahead of U19 World Cup ( )
George Dockrell was in ebullient mood as the Ireland Under 19 squad flew out today from Dublin Airport ahead of the ICC Under 19 World Cup.
South Africa name A squads for Ireland tour South Africa name A squads for Ireland tour ( )
South Africa A name three squads for their tour of Ireland in August.
Cricket Ireland announce annual awards evening Cricket Ireland announce annual awards evening ( )
Eight awards up for grabs at the Cricket Ireland awards night in November.
Sorensen stars as South crush North Sorensen stars as South crush North ( )
Five wicket haul including a hat-trick ensures 98 run win for Southern side in Inter-Regional game.
Mooney to lead Ireland A against Durham Mooney to lead Ireland A against Durham ( )
North County all-rounder John Mooney will captain the Ireland A side which takes on Durham II's in a three day game which gets under way at Darlington tomorrow (11am).
South too strong for North in regional clash South too strong for North in regional clash ( )
With nine internationals to seven on show the South were always favourites to win the first inter-provincial of the season - and they did not disappoint.
Bangladesh win off the final ball Bangladesh win off the final ball ( )
Ireland’s last Twenty20 international before the World Cup in Sri Lanka was full of courage but, for the second day in a row they ended up with nothing.
Ireland fall just short in Belfast Ireland fall just short in Belfast ( )
Ireland fell to an agonising one run defeat at Stormont as Bangladesh clinched the three-match RSA series.
Ireland fall agonisingly short against Bangladesh Ireland fall agonisingly short against Bangladesh ( )
Ed Joyce led Ireland to within a whisker of levelling their RSA T20 international series with Bangladesh as the home side fell short by just one run in a thrilling finish in Belfast.
Heartbreak for Ireland as they lose by 1 run Heartbreak for Ireland as they lose by 1 run ( )
It was heartbreak for Ireland as they lost the second Twenty20 international against Bangladesh by the minimum margin, to go two down in the three-match series.
Simmons looking for Irish to show character Simmons looking for Irish to show character ( )
Cricket Ireland coach Phil Simmons is looking for his players to show character when they take on Bangladesh in the second game of their RSA Twenty20 Series at Stormont today.
Squads for Irish Inter-Regional match Squads for Irish Inter-Regional match ( )
The squads have been announced for the second game in the RSA Inter-Regional one-day series, on 22 July at Waringstown.
Bangladesh batter Ireland Bangladesh batter Ireland ( )
For the second game in succession against a Test nation, Ireland's cricketers were confronted by the gap between aspirations and actuality.
Rahman runs riot in Belfast Rahman runs riot in Belfast ( )
IRELAND were strangled by spin and soundly beaten by Bangladesh in Belfast last night, losing the first of a three-match RSA Series of T20 internationals by a massive 71 runs.
Ireland crushed by Bangladesh Ireland crushed by Bangladesh ( )
Ireland crashed to a humiliating 71 run defeat against Bangladesh at a blustery Stormont last night in the first of their three scheduled Twenty20 clashes.
Ireland name squad for Derbyshire clash Ireland name squad for Derbyshire clash ( )
Ireland hope to consolidate their position at the top of the table when they play Derbyshire on Sunday.
Pakistan name women squad for Ireland tour Pakistan name women squad for Ireland tour ( )
The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday announced the Pakistan women team for the upcoming tour of Ireland and England.
Spin is the challenge for Ireland Spin is the challenge for Ireland ( )
Ireland have less than 48 hours to try and work out how to play quality left arm spin after Bangladesh won the first Twenty 20 international by an emphatic 71 runs.
Sunny spell leaves Ireland mired in the gloom Sunny spell leaves Ireland mired in the gloom ( )
Ireland's 10 match unbeaten run in Twenty20 internationals came to a shuddering halt as they went down to a comprehensive 71-run defeat to Bangladesh.
Test status bid boosted by Rankin return Test status bid boosted by Rankin return ( )
Boyd Rankin returns to spearhead the Ireland attack against Bangladeshin the first of three RSA Twenty20 internationals that could send out another strong message to the ICC.
Rain saves Ireland Under 19 against England Rain saves Ireland Under 19 against England ( )
England were well placed to beat Ireland when rain washed out the first of two 50-over games between the under-19 sides at Grace Road.
O'Brien hoping for take-off against Bangladesh O'Brien hoping for take-off against Bangladesh ( )
Niall O’Brien could not even see the runway when he flew into Belfast and rain could again be the spoilsport this evening when Ireland host Bangladesh at Stormont.
Ireland Women go to top of the table Ireland Women go to top of the table ( )
Ireland Women moved to the top of the ECB Division 3 County Championship with a comprehensive 9 wicket win in a rain reduced contest against Hertfordshire.
Ireland's 800th Match Ireland's 800th Match ( )
Wednesday's Twenty20 international against Bangladesh is Ireland's 800th capped match. We look back on the highlights, milestones and leading statistics from the first 799 matches.
Bangladesh gain second comprehensive win Bangladesh gain second comprehensive win ( )
Bangladesh duly completed their second warm up victory beating the NCU Select XI by 48 runs in a rain affected encounter.
Bangladesh at the double Bangladesh at the double ( )
Bangladesh opened their Irish tour with two convincing wins at Comber and have set the standard for this week's three international matches.
Waringstown and Donemana triumph in Irish Cup Waringstown and Donemana triumph in Irish Cup ( )
Waringstown, the holders, and Donemana, both reached the semi finals of the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup and their perfect day was completed with two home draws.
Donemana, Waringstown and Hills through in Irish Cup Donemana, Waringstown and Hills through in Irish Cup ( )
Hunter, Addicott and Murphy all star as Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup semi-final line-up is decided.
Johnston quells retirement talk ahead of Bangladesh clashes Johnston quells retirement talk ahead of Bangladesh clashes ( )
Trent Johnston has quelled rumours that he will be retiring from international cricket after the World Twenty20 in September.
Eagleson hoping for happier times ahead Eagleson hoping for happier times ahead ( )
Last weekend was one of the most miserable Ireland’s Under19 World Cup head coach Ryan Eagleson can remember and it’s hardly surprising.
Bangladesh preparing hard for Irish clashes Bangladesh preparing hard for Irish clashes ( )
It won’t be for the want of preparation if Bangladesh don’t get their desired result over Ireland in the three T20 games scheduled for Stormont later in the week.
Bangladesh too strong for Ireland XI Bangladesh too strong for Ireland XI ( )
Mashrafe Mortaza and Mushifqur Rahim star as Bangladesh win warm up game against an Ireland XI by 7 wickets.
Rankin returns for Bangladesh series Rankin returns for Bangladesh series ( )
Boyd Rankin is a welcome addition to the Ireland squad which takes on Bangladesh next week at Stormont in the RSA Twenty20 Series.
Ireland consolidate lead in Intercontinental Cup Ireland consolidate lead in Intercontinental Cup ( )
Ireland claimed 13 points from the game, to extend their lead over Scotland in second place in the table.
Ireland forced to settle for draw against Afghanistan Ireland forced to settle for draw against Afghanistan ( )
Ireland stormed 21 points clear at the top of the Intercontinental Cup table after their battle with Afghanistan ended in a draw.
Thompson impresses on debut Thompson impresses on debut ( )
Ireland had to be satisfied with 13 points for a winning draw in their Intercontinental Cup match against Afghanistan but it was still 3 more than it looked as if they were going to get after rain washed out the first seven sessions.
Thompson sparkles on Ireland debut Thompson sparkles on Ireland debut ( )
Stuart Thompson took his first international wickets as Ireland came tantalisingly close to pulling off a remarkable victory over Afghanistan at Rathmines yesterday before settling for a draw in the rain-ruined InterContinental Cup clash.
Ireland name Under 15 squad for European Championships Ireland name Under 15 squad for European Championships ( )
Jack Tector captains the squad which will take part in the tournament in Guernsey from August 5-10.
Ireland enjoy perfect day against Afghanistan Ireland enjoy perfect day against Afghanistan ( )
Magnificent bowling display puts Ireland in the driving seat against Afghanistan
Ireland on top against Afghanistan Ireland on top against Afghanistan ( )
Having tried their hand at tennis and bowls in the washed-out first two days of the Intercontinental Cup game against Afghanistan, Ireland's cricketers showed that they are no slouches at their chosen game either.
Ireland Women name squad for county double header Ireland Women name squad for county double header ( )
Ireland will play Gloucestershire and Hertfordshire in the County Championships this weekend aiming to take the top slot.
Character aplenty in Wilson Character aplenty in Wilson ( )
26 year-old Gary Wilson has had a lot on his plate in the last 10 months and the fact that he’s in some of the best touch of his career is a credit to his strength of character.
Ireland seek more Full Member matches Ireland seek more Full Member matches ( )
While the Bangladesh team prepares to play three Twenty20s against Ireland next week, Cricket Ireland expresses its desire to play more matches against the full members.
Ireland and Afghanistan left frustrated by the weather Ireland and Afghanistan left frustrated by the weather ( )
THE first day of Ireland’s Intercontinental Cup game against Afghanistan at Rathmines was abandoned in mid-afternoon with no chance of play because of a sodden outfield.
Dockrell to skipper Ireland U19's in Australia Dockrell to skipper Ireland U19's in Australia ( )
George Dockrell will captain the Ireland squad in the ICC Under 19 World Cup in Australia from August 4-26.
No play possible in Ireland v Afghanistan clash No play possible in Ireland v Afghanistan clash ( )
Persistent drizzle and a wet outfield meant no play was possible on day one of Ireland v Afghanistan clash.
Thompson wants Ireland chance Thompson wants Ireland chance ( )
Brigade all-rounder Johnny Thompson admits he would dearly love another opportunity in Ireland colours.
Dates set for Ulster Cup competitions Dates set for Ulster Cup competitions ( )
Details of the dates and venues for the various Ulster competitions.
Irish cricket and the sequinned star Irish cricket and the sequinned star ( )
It's probably Irish cricket's greatest contribution to sports trivia questions - name the three men who played in both of Ireland's first two competitive wins over English counties.
Wilson added to Ireland squad Wilson added to Ireland squad ( )
Surrey wicket-keeper Gary Wilson is added to the Ireland squad for the Intercontinental Cup match against Afghanistan.
Merrion reach semi finals of Irish Senior Cup Merrion reach semi finals of Irish Senior Cup ( )
Civil Service North made a painful exit from the Bob Kerr Irish Cup when they failed to defend 252 in 45 overs, losing to Merrion by five wickets.
NW defeat LCU in U15 inter-pro thriller NW defeat LCU in U15 inter-pro thriller ( )
Last ball thriller sees NW capture trophy by 2 runs - NCU beat Munster in wooden spoon clash.
Draw made for semi-finals of Irish National Cup Draw made for semi-finals of Irish National Cup ( )
Rush and Civil Service Dublin won remote bowl-outs while on the field of play Muckamore beat Drummond by 3 wickets and Balbriggan were 108 run winners at Galway.
Ireland fight back to beat Afghanistan in low scoring encounter Ireland fight back to beat Afghanistan in low scoring encounter ( )
The result extends Ireland's lead at the top of the World Cup qualifiers to three points, and deals a potentially fatal blow to the chances of Afghanistan.
Cusack and Joyce star in crucial Irish win Cusack and Joyce star in crucial Irish win ( )
Alex Cusack was the local hero as Ireland pulled off a stunning 59-run victory over Afghanistan at Clontarf to move one step closer to the 2015 World Cup finals.
Leinster and North West face Stormont showdown Leinster and North West face Stormont showdown ( )
Leinster and the North West will face each other in a winner takes all showdown at Stormont after both recorded their second win in the Under 15 Interprovincials.
Ireland take giant leap towards Australia Ireland take giant leap towards Australia ( )
Ireland took another giant leap towards playing in their third successive Cricket World Cup with a 59 runs success over Afghanistan, the team accepted as their most difficult opponents.
Leinster and North West Under 15s off to winning starts Leinster and North West Under 15s off to winning starts ( )
Both teams started the Under 15 Interprovincials with comprehensive wins against Munster and the NCU respectively at Stormont.
Damien O'Meara talks to Alan Isaac Damien O'Meara talks to Alan Isaac ( )
New ICC President Alan Isaac chats with RTE Sport on Seven about Ireland's Test amibitions.
Simmons backs umpires' decision to abandon game Simmons backs umpires' decision to abandon game ( )
The bowling run up was unsuitable, even for club cricket. So I think it's a case that we couldn't put our players through that, and the right decision was made in the end.
Super 3's initiative proves great success Super 3's initiative proves great success ( )
Fantastic day's cricket sees Bulls emerge winners - Kim Garth named Player of the Tournament.
Ireland and Afghanistan left frustrated by the weather Ireland and Afghanistan left frustrated by the weather ( )
After five ground inspections it was rain which had the final say on Ireland’s World Cricket League game against Afghanistan in Clontarf yesterday, with play abandoned for the day at 3.30pm.
T20 World Cup arrives in Dublin T20 World Cup arrives in Dublin ( )
The newly appointed ICC President, Alan Isaac, today posed with the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 trophy alongside the captains of both Ireland and Afghanistan as it arrived in Dublin.
Red hot Stirling ready to boost Irish World Cup hopes Red hot Stirling ready to boost Irish World Cup hopes ( )
Paul Stirling will get the chance to show this country why he is being hailed as one of the hardest hitters in world cricket when Ireland take on Afghanistan at Clontarf today in the first of two 2015 World Cup qualifiers.
Ireland look to overcome Afghan obstacle Ireland look to overcome Afghan obstacle ( )
Ireland face the biggest obstacle on the road to the 2015 Cricket World Cup at Clontarf today and Thursday.
Ireland face Afghanistan in vital World Cup Qualifiers Ireland face Afghanistan in vital World Cup Qualifiers ( )
The top Associate sides face off in two crucial qualifying games for the 2015 World Cup.
Ireland take on Afghanistan in crunch ties Ireland take on Afghanistan in crunch ties ( )
After the glamour of Australia, comes the serious business of World Cup qualification, and two World Cup qualifiers against Afghanistan.
Leinster and NCU win on opening day of U13 interpro's Leinster and NCU win on opening day of U13 interpro's ( )
Leinster crush Munster by 204 runs while NCU edge low scoring thriller against NW on first day of U13 interprovincials.
England Under 19s to face Ireland in World Cup warm-up England Under 19s to face Ireland in World Cup warm-up ( )
The England Under 19s will play their Irish counterparts in a two game series at Grace Road, Leicester on 18 and 20 July.
Ireland announce Under 19 squad for Scotland clashes Ireland announce Under 19 squad for Scotland clashes ( )
Ireland name squad of 13 for Challenge Series clashes with Scotland.
ICC President to visit Ireland ICC President to visit Ireland ( )
Newly appointed ICC President Alan Isaac will be in Dublin next week to meet Cricket Ireland chiefs.
RSA Kwik Cricket Challenge RSA Kwik Cricket Challenge ( )
Despite the terrible weather on the 23rd June, the Kwik Cricket challenge was partially completed with the girl’s finals taking place on the all weather hockey pitches at Stormont.
McCarter signs contract extension with Gloucestershire McCarter signs contract extension with Gloucestershire ( )
19 year old former Killyclooney and Fox Lodge all-rounder signs deal with West Country club until 2014.
Squads for Irish women's Super 3s Squads for Irish women's Super 3s ( )
Dom Joyce, Willie Dwyer and Rob O'Connor will coach the Foxes, Bulls and Hawks in the Super 3 series at Rathmines on Sunday.
Stirling stars for Middlesex yet again Stirling stars for Middlesex yet again ( )
Third consecutive half century for Paul Stirling in Twenty20 cricket.
Trent Johnston looking to bow out at the top Trent Johnston looking to bow out at the top ( )
Trent Johnston knows his days in the green and blue of Ireland are numbered. In 106 days time it will all be over, the day of the ICC World Twenty20 final in Colombo – and he plans to be there in a playing capacity.
Rain affects Ulster v Leinster Schools game Rain affects Ulster v Leinster Schools game ( )
Ally Shields and Scott Campbell both score 40 but Kirk Shimmins takes four wickets as Ulster Schools score 224 for 9 against Leinster.
Cricket Ireland welcome funding boost from ICC Cricket Ireland welcome funding boost from ICC ( )
Cricket Ireland has welcomed the decision of the ICC Board to approve a $500,000 per annum grant from the Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme (TAPP).
Simmons still enjoying Ireland role Simmons still enjoying Ireland role ( )
A look at just what makes the current Ireland coach tick.
Lee impresses as Aussies win hearts and minds Lee impresses as Aussies win hearts and minds ( )
An all-night mopping-up operation by groundstaff allowed play to start just 45 minutes late, and gave the Aussie pacemen a chance to stretch their legs.
India too strong for Ireland India too strong for Ireland ( )
Century partnership between Poonam Raut and Mithali Raj helps India to nine wicket win against Ireland.
Edwards the difference as England beat Ireland Edwards the difference as England beat Ireland ( )
As Ireland's men were taking on Australia, the women were jousting with England in a T20I.
Wilson and Porterfield get on their bikes for charity Wilson and Porterfield get on their bikes for charity ( )
Ireland international Gary Wilson and his best friend William Porterfield have begun preparations for a gruelling bike ride around Ireland later this year.
Weather blights big game in Belfast Weather blights big game in Belfast ( )
Ireland’s biennial opportunity to play Australia in home conditions was blighted by the weather, with only 10.4 overs possible at Stormont.
Brief flicker of what have been Brief flicker of what have been ( )
Richard Bullick reports on how the rain had the last laugh at Stormont as Ireland’s intriguing tussle with Australia was snuffed out by the weather.
Cricket Ireland head off fans revolt Cricket Ireland head off fans revolt ( )
Cricket Ireland moved quickly to head off a revolt from supporters after Saturday’s RSA Challenge wash-out at Stormont.
Cricket Ireland offer free tickets Cricket Ireland offer free tickets ( )
Cricket Ireland has decided to offer ticket holders the opportunity to see the Irish team in action again over the next month on a day of their choice free of charge.
Dockrell relishing Australian challenge Dockrell relishing Australian challenge ( )
The last time the mighty Australians visited this island, George Dockrell was pitting his wits against a very different challenge from the one he could have been engaged in at Clontarf.
Weather to win the day in Belfast Weather to win the day in Belfast ( )
Ireland's cricketers will be casting their eyes to the skies when they awake this morning in Belfast.
Warner wary of Ireland Warner wary of Ireland ( )
David Warner is wary of the Irish challenge but Gary Wilson is confident Ireland can upset the odds.
Ireland name squads for Afghanistan clashes Ireland name squads for Afghanistan clashes ( )
Stuart Thompson included in squad for ODI's, while Kevin O'Brien skippers ICup side against Afghanistan.
Connell named in Ireland Development XI Connell named in Ireland Development XI ( )
Peter Connell starts his quest to return to the senior team in the Ireland Development side for their two day game against Afghanistan on June 28-29.
Stirling has world at his feet Stirling has world at his feet ( )
Paul Stirling has the world at his feet – and on Saturday he gets another chance to take on the world’s No 1 one-day team.
Tildenet become an official supplier to Cricket Ireland Tildenet become an official supplier to Cricket Ireland ( )
Tildenet – one of the most innovative netting companies in the world – has been appointed an official supplier to Cricket Ireland.
Stirling stars as Irish players to the fore in T20 Stirling stars as Irish players to the fore in T20 ( )
Paul Stirling hit 71 off 49 balls to help Middlesex to their first Friends Life Twenty20 win of the season, against Hampshire, while Kevin comes out on top in battle of the O'Briens.
Cork Charity Sixes Cork Charity Sixes ( )
This year is an especially exciting one with the Australians coming to play Ireland and the boys in green similarly meeting Mr. Tubridy again - cricket is really taking off on the great island of Ireland
Ireland aiming to slay Aussie giant Ireland aiming to slay Aussie giant ( )
Next Saturday, for the third time in nine days, an Ireland team will take on the world’s No 1 in its sport. The cricketers are typically optimistic that they can slay their giant.
Ireland women to face England and India Ireland women to face England and India ( )
Ireland’s women travel to Loughborough to face the big challenge of playing the reigning Women’s World Cup champions England as well as India.
Ireland and Scotland name provisional squads for U19 World Cup Ireland and Scotland name provisional squads for U19 World Cup ( )
George Dockrell and Paddy Sadler confirmed as captains of Under 19 sides ahead of World Cup in Australia.
Man in the middle - Mark Hawthorne Man in the middle - Mark Hawthorne ( )
The weekend after umpiring Ireland’s game against England in Dublin last year Mark Hawthorne had a somewhat less glamorous commitment. It was Saintfield II against Holywood II - and he enjoyed it as much.
Australia ready for tough clash with Ireland Australia ready for tough clash with Ireland ( )
There was a time in the 1960s when Australia played Ireland in Belfast and fielded two wicket-keepers - and both of them took a turn at bowling.
Mooney relishing Aussie challenge Mooney relishing Aussie challenge ( )
Ireland's John Mooney discusses the One Day International against Australia with George Hook and Dave McIntyre.
Nelson burst leads Ireland A to victory Nelson burst leads Ireland A to victory ( )
A burst of four wickets for 21 after lunch on the final day in Uddingston hurried Ireland A to victory in the three-day international against their Scottish counterparts.
Malahide redevelopment presents wonderful cricketing experience Malahide redevelopment presents wonderful cricketing experience ( )
I feel very fortunate to be a part of history in Malahide this summer as the new ground is finally ready for use after a decade of planning and sourcing funds to ensure it is worthy of hosting One Day Internationals.
All set for an exciting finish in Glasgow All set for an exciting finish in Glasgow ( )
The A international at Uddingston is set up for a thrilling final day with Ireland recovering from a first innings deficit of 95 to lead by 208 at the end of day two.
Sorensen stars but Scotland hold advantage Sorensen stars but Scotland hold advantage ( )
IF Max Sorensen hopes to keep his place in the Ireland team against Australia, he made the perfect start with three wickets in the A international against Scotland in Uddingston.
Ulster Grasshoppers come under the spotlight Ulster Grasshoppers come under the spotlight ( )
Who or what I hear you ask are the Grasshoppers? Questions I was asking myself. I can tell you that they have no clubhouse or ground; they do have a committee, a President and a Chairman.
Double success for Coleraine in May polls Double success for Coleraine in May polls ( )
Coleraine win team of the month while the Bannsiders' all-rounder Scott Campbell pips Paul Lawson of Pembroke to individual accolade.
Modest Jones the right man for the job Modest Jones the right man for the job ( )
Robin Walsh talks to Cricket Ireland's Development Officer in the NCU area.
Addicott goes to 'War' Addicott goes to 'War' ( )
Glen Addicott produced one of the greatest innings in Irish Senior Cup history to help Waringstown maintain their grip on the trophy following a breathtaking encounter with Brigade.
Ireland players in good form ahead of Scotland clash Ireland players in good form ahead of Scotland clash ( )
Ian Callender rounds up a busy weekend of cricket in cup and league plus news of Kevin O'Brien's move to Somerset.
Ireland name squad for Australia ODI Ireland name squad for Australia ODI ( )
Ireland have named a squad of 13 for the one day international against Australia at Stormont on 23 June.
Eastwood drafted in to Ireland A squad Eastwood drafted in to Ireland A squad ( )
Pembroke opening bowler Allan Eastwood is called in after Andy Britton pulls out due to work commitments.
Hussey misses Irish game Hussey misses Irish game ( )
Cricket Australia Executive General Manager of Team Performance Pat Howard today announced Mike Hussey will miss Australia’s coming tour of the British Isles.
O'Brien signs Somerset deal O'Brien signs Somerset deal ( )
T20 contract for Ireland's World Cup record holder as he joins Irish colleague George Dockrell at Somerset.
Waringstown stun Brigade as Addicott smashes hundred Waringstown stun Brigade as Addicott smashes hundred ( )
Glen Addicott scores brilliant unbeaten hundred as Waringstown chase 246 in 30 overs to beat Brigade.
Johnston included in Ireland A squad to face Scotland Johnston included in Ireland A squad to face Scotland ( )
Trent Johnston has been named in the Ireland A squad which takes on Scotland next week in a three day game at Uddingston.
The Hills against CIYMS falls victim to the weather The Hills against CIYMS falls victim to the weather ( )
Irish Cup tie between The Hills and CIYMS called off.
Johnston returns to representative action Johnston returns to representative action ( )
The former Ireland captain, now 38, has been easing his way back to full fitness after his injury and bowled for the first time this season for his new club, YMCA, late last month.
Connell forced to wait on CI return Connell forced to wait on CI return ( )
Peter Connell’s first appearance of the season for CIYMS has been delayed by at least 24 hours after The Hills yesterday called off their Bob Kerr Irish Cup second round game, due to take place tomorrow.
Mooney ends Sussex trial early Mooney ends Sussex trial early ( )
Irish international John Mooney has ended his trial with Sussex a week early and returned to Ireland.
Ireland face nervous wait as Aussies threaten strike action Ireland face nervous wait as Aussies threaten strike action ( )
Cricket Ireland continue to face a nervous wait before they can confirm that Australia’s visit to Stormont for the one-day international on Saturday fortnight will definitely go ahead.
Shillington stars as Ireland defeat Northants Shillington stars as Ireland defeat Northants ( )
Ireland's women continued their unbeaten run in the ECB County Championship when they recorded a comprehensive 9 wicket win against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.
Raviraj Patil equals Sobers, Shastri and Singh Raviraj Patil equals Sobers, Shastri and Singh ( )
There were many talking points after a superb weekend of cricket but none more so than at Sion Mills on Sunday when Dundrum's Raviraj Patil became the latest player to hit 6 sixes in an over in a competitive fixture.
Ireland confirm T20 series against Bangladesh Ireland confirm T20 series against Bangladesh ( )
Ireland will begin their preparation for the ICC World Twenty20 with a three game series against Bangladesh, who are embarking on a nine day tour of Ireland from July 13-22.
Ireland North v South Inter-regional match called off Ireland North v South Inter-regional match called off ( )
Adverse weather and water-logged pitch forces game to be abandoned.
Scanlon in the spotlight as ClubTurf Ulster Cup gets under way Scanlon in the spotlight as ClubTurf Ulster Cup gets under way ( )
Bready skipper Davy Scanlon casts his eye over the Ulster Cup ties and comes up with his predictions.
Britton keen to impress on representative stage Britton keen to impress on representative stage ( )
Andrew Britton admits he found his return to representative cricket ‘hard’ but is determined to take his game up another level as he goes into the busiest weekend of the season so far.
Malahide prepares to host England in 2013 Malahide prepares to host England in 2013 ( )
Major renovations complete 11,500 capacity venue.
Hunter hundred is highlight of Ireland U19 win Hunter hundred is highlight of Ireland U19 win ( )
Ryan Hunter scores 108 as Ireland Under 19 beat Ulster Grasshoppers by 45 runs in a high scoring encounter at waringstown.
Joyce steps down as Cricket Ireland President Joyce steps down as Cricket Ireland President ( )
Jimmy Joyce has stepped down from his role of Cricket Ireland President for personal reasons with immediate effect.
Record breaking run chase for Ireland A Record breaking run chase for Ireland A ( )
The A team produced the biggest ever run chase by an Ireland team to score 414 for five and beat Gloucestershire 2nd XI with more than five overs to spare.
Ireland A fight back against Gloucestershire Ireland A fight back against Gloucestershire ( )
Ireland A will have to bat the entire final day to prevent a second successive defeat against county 2nd XI opposition but at least the bowlers regained some respectability last night in Bath.
Balbirnie stars as Ireland A chase down 411 Balbirnie stars as Ireland A chase down 411 ( )
An unbeaten 148 from Andrew Balbirnie and 93 from Stuart Thompson helps Ireland A to a famous comeback win in Bath.
Professional structure brings its challenges Professional structure brings its challenges ( )
The idea of an Irish first class cricket structure is one that has been mooted throughout Cricket Ireland circles for a long time.
McCollum captains Ireland Under 17 squad McCollum captains Ireland Under 17 squad ( )
The Irish youth selectors have named a squad of 13 to play The Netherlands in the ICC European Under 17 Challenge series.
Ireland A don't get much Purchase out of Gloucestershire Ireland A don't get much Purchase out of Gloucestershire ( )
The Ireland A bowlers suffered in the Bath sunshine yesterday as an 18 year old non-contracted Gloucester batsman played an innings of breathtaking brutality and wonderful entertainment.
The influence of new media on cricket The influence of new media on cricket ( )
There have been even more startling developments off the field in how both players and anyone else with an interest in the game now assimilates their information.
Beleaguered Irish blitzed in Bath Beleaguered Irish blitzed in Bath ( )
Gloucestershire Second XI rack up mammoth 494 for 5 decared and have Ireland 27-3 in reply at end of day one.
Irish World Cup stars head for Cork Irish World Cup stars head for Cork ( )
Top class cricket returns to the Mardyke in Cork for the first time in a decade when The North takes on The South in the first of the new inter-regional series.
Jones century leads CSN to easy win over Phoenix Jones century leads CSN to easy win over Phoenix ( )
Irish international Nigel Jones scores 112 as CSN beat Phoenix by 166 runs in their re-arranged Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup game.
The joy of six for Dockrell The joy of six for Dockrell ( )
George Dockrell claimed his third six-wicket haul of the season to spin Somerset to a five-wicket win against Durham, taking them to the top of the table in the process.
Double jobbing McCallan committed to the cause Double jobbing McCallan committed to the cause ( )
Proof, if any was needed, that Kyle McCallan’s commitment to the game locally and nationally has not been diminished by his retirement from the international arena can be found in two new roles this season.
Porterfield leads Bears to brink of victory Porterfield leads Bears to brink of victory ( )
66 from Ireland captain William Porterfield puts Warwickshire in a strong position in their clash with Surrey at The Oval.
Bangladesh change European tour itinerary Bangladesh change European tour itinerary ( )
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has come up with new proposal to play five T20's instead of the earlier planned five ODIs, keeping in mind the Tigers' preparation for the ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka in September.
Ireland A lose out to Kent II Ireland A lose out to Kent II ( )
The last three Ireland A wickets added just 33 runs yesterday but Stuart Thompson remained unbeaten in the match, bringing his aggregate to 65 when he ran out of partners.
Ireland A on the brink of defeat Ireland A on the brink of defeat ( )
A marathon day of 119 overs under a hot sun in Maidstone ended with Kent 2nd XI as big favourites to complete victory today.
Wilson and Mooney go head to head Wilson and Mooney go head to head ( )
Ireland's Gary Wilson and John Mooney play major roles for their counties over the past few days as they went head to head in Southern England.
Irish selectors ring changes for Gloucestershire clash Irish selectors ring changes for Gloucestershire clash ( )
The Irish selectors have been forced to ring the changes for the Ireland A squad which will play Gloucestershire II's in a three day game at Bath starting on Monday.
Bad opening day for Ireland A Bad opening day for Ireland A ( )
Ireland A face a long struggle in Maidstone after losing their last eight wickets for just 58 runs on the opening day against Kent II.
Britton delight at Ireland recall Britton delight at Ireland recall ( )
Limavady pace-man delighted with the turn of events although the opportunity had come along much quicker than he had expected.
Niall O'Brien back in the fold Niall O'Brien back in the fold ( )
Ireland wicketkeeper Niall O’Brien has been offered a new contract by Cricket Ireland.
Ireland give Bangladesh ultimatum Ireland give Bangladesh ultimatum ( )
Cricket Ireland have given Bangladesh until the end of this week to confirm whether they are coming to tour the country in July.
Cork confident Mardyke ready for inter-regional fixture Cork confident Mardyke ready for inter-regional fixture ( )
Mardyke ready to host North v South clash on June 3rd.
Coughlan earns call-up to Ireland A Coughlan earns call-up to Ireland A ( )
North County all-rounder earns call up for game with Kent II's at Maidstone.
Ireland A forced into late changes Ireland A forced into late changes ( )
Ireland A have had to make two late change to their squad for this week’s game against Kent 2nd XI, starting in Maidstone tomorrow.
Adair stars as NCU Under 17's defeat Southern XI Adair stars as NCU Under 17's defeat Southern XI ( )
61 not out and 3 wickets helps NCU Under 17's to four wicket win against Southern XI.
Joyce scores another hundred for Sussex Joyce scores another hundred for Sussex ( )
Ed Joyce scored his 27th first class hundred yesterday, making an unbeaten 108 against Worcestershire at Hove.
Sorensen and McCarter ruled out of Ireland A clash Sorensen and McCarter ruled out of Ireland A clash ( )
Max Sorensen unable to secure visa in time, while Gloucestershire require Graeme McCarter for county clash with Northants.
Doubts surface about Mardyke Doubts surface about Mardyke ( )
The North v South clash venue in doubt after heavy rain in May.
Ireland call shocks O'Brien Ireland call shocks O'Brien ( )
Niall O'Brien admits that he was taken by surprise at his first national call-up since choosing the Bangladesh Premier League over Ireland.
Inter-regional squads announced Inter-regional squads announced ( )
Kevin O'Brien and Andrew White will captain the two teams for their first meeting of the season in Cork on 3 June.
Setanta to cover Ireland against Afghanistan ODI's? Setanta to cover Ireland against Afghanistan ODI's? ( )
Irish broadcaster Setanta in talks to cover Ireland versus Afghanistan World Cup qualifiers.
Irish to the fore at Richmond Irish to the fore at Richmond ( )
Half centuries for Paul Stirling and Gary Wilson, while Eoin Morgan chips in with 42.
Dockrell and McCarter miss Ireland Under 19 preparation match Dockrell and McCarter miss Ireland Under 19 preparation match ( )
Both required by their counties - Barry McCarthy of Pembroke deputises.
National Cup - a great initiative National Cup - a great initiative ( )
Comparing the structures of cricket in Ireland with that of my homeland, New Zealand, is like comparing the proverbial apples with oranges.
Cricket Ireland turn down IPL offer Cricket Ireland turn down IPL offer ( )
However, Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom has told the IPL side that a game could be arranged for 2013.
Nine and counting for Charlie McCrum Nine and counting for Charlie McCrum ( )
Ex Irish international Charlie McCrum on the latest challenge at his new club Millpark.
Ian Johnston in the spotlight Ian Johnston in the spotlight ( )
Alistair Bushe of The News Letter profiles former Irish international all-rounder Ian Johnston.
Stirling stars in Middlesex win Stirling stars in Middlesex win ( )
Paul Stirling claims four wickets as Middlesex romp to 8 wicket win against Netherlands.
Super Sunday for Irish in England Super Sunday for Irish in England ( )
Hundred for Ed Joyce, unbeaten 81 for William Porterfield and wickets for Graeme McCarter and George Dockrell.
Irish Cup holders Waringstown win a roller coaster tie Irish Cup holders Waringstown win a roller coaster tie ( )
A bizarre match at The Lawn as Strabane lose by 3 wickets
John Mooney Sussex bound John Mooney Sussex bound ( )
North County and Ireland international John Mooney goes on trial with Sussex.
Mouth watering clashes in Irish Senior Cup Mouth watering clashes in Irish Senior Cup ( )
Thrilling ties abound in second round draw of Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup.
Leinster sides dominate in Irish Senior Cup Leinster sides dominate in Irish Senior Cup ( )
Eight Leinster sides advance to the second round of the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup.
U17 Interprovincial abandoned U17 Interprovincial abandoned ( )
Southern XI had reached 11 for 0 chasing 165 at Bready when weather intervened.
An Anglo-Irish disagreement An Anglo-Irish disagreement ( )
Irish cricket has launched a major campaign to stem a future flow of its top stars playing for England. A 22-point questionnaire asks current and potential internationals what it would take to keep them from swapping the shamrock for the three lions.
National Cup draw National Cup draw ( )
The draw has been made for the second round of the RSA National Cup with some intriguing ties in store.
McCallan eyeing further glory McCallan eyeing further glory ( )
When Waringstown contemplated beginning the defence of the Bob Kerr Irish Cup, they surely would have preferred an easier tie than the one which awaits at The Lawn today.
Ulster clubs face daunting challenge in Irish Cups Ulster clubs face daunting challenge in Irish Cups ( )
THE busiest day of the cricket season will put Ulster clubs to the test against their peers in Leinster and Munster and, for the first time, the all-Ireland competition has been extended to second tier teams.
Simmons rings the changes Simmons rings the changes ( )
National coach Phil Simmons has rung the changes for Ireland A’s second game of the season – and their first against a county 2nd XI.
Dundrum to face Rush in bowl-out Dundrum to face Rush in bowl-out ( )
Waterlogged ground means sides will take part in a remote bowl-out.
Who will win the Irish Senior Cup? Who will win the Irish Senior Cup? ( )
It's Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup time again and just like last year we've asked the"experts" to see if they can predict who might lift the country's premier cup competition this coming September.
Who will win the National Cup? Who will win the National Cup? ( )
The most exciting innovation in Irish domestic cricket in 30 years - but who will win it?
Bangladesh Celtic tour gets green light Bangladesh Celtic tour gets green light ( )
Bangladesh set to tour Ireland and Scotland in July following secural of ICC funding.
McCarter's dream week continues McCarter's dream week continues ( )
Graeme McCarter makes highest ever debut score by an Irishman during Gloucestershire's County Championship game against Yorkshire.
Grasshoppers name squad to face Ireland Under 19's Grasshoppers name squad to face Ireland Under 19's ( )
Grasshoppers name strong squad for their clash with Ireland Under 19's at The Lawn on Friday June 1.
Australia name squads for UK and Ireland tour Australia name squads for UK and Ireland tour ( )
Michael Clarke captains the Aussies in Belfast, while Hussey brothers, Mitchell Johnson, David Warner and Brett Lee also feature.
Midleton relishing National Cup challenge Midleton relishing National Cup challenge ( )
Sunday May 13th sees a number of notable firsts for Midleton CC in the club’s fourteenth season in existence since playing their first competitive match in the MCU in the 1999 season.
Graeme McCarter awarded county cap by Gloucestershire Graeme McCarter awarded county cap by Gloucestershire ( )
Graeme McCarter is awarded his county cap before his County Championship debut against Yorkshire.
Rankin to miss Australia and Afghanistan games Rankin to miss Australia and Afghanistan games ( )
Boyd Rankin will not be involved in Ireland’s one-day international against Australia at Stormont next month and could miss Ireland’s entire summer of cricket.
Mardyke to host Senior Interprovincial fixture Mardyke to host Senior Interprovincial fixture ( )
Cork has been chosen as the host venue for the Irish North v South inter-regional game on 3 June.
Southern XI to face NW named Southern XI to face NW named ( )
The Southern Under 17 squad to play North West at Bready on 13 May has been named.
Tim Murtagh scoops Middlesex CCC’s Brooks Macdonald Player of the Month award Tim Murtagh scoops Middlesex CCC’s Brooks Macdonald Player of the Month award ( )
Middlesex announces Tim Murtagh as their Brooks Macdonald Player of the Month for April.
Joyce stars as Ireland open campaign with win Joyce stars as Ireland open campaign with win ( )
Unbeaten half century from Cecelia Joyce leads Ireland Women to five wicket win against Huntingdon & Cambridgeshire.
McCarter stars on Gloucestershire debut McCarter stars on Gloucestershire debut ( )
19 year old Irish international Graeme McCarter marked his senior debut with Gloucestershire by claiming 3 wickets to help his side defeat Middlesex by five wickets at Lord's.
Aussies will help Ireland to achieve goal Aussies will help Ireland to achieve goal ( )
Australian officials visit Stormont to finalise arrangements for June's one day international against Ireland.
Leinster U17 survive scare to inflict heavy defeat on Munster Leinster U17 survive scare to inflict heavy defeat on Munster ( )
Leinster Under 17's defeat Munster by 149 runs following clinical bowling display.
NW defeat NCU in Under 17 Interprovincial NW defeat NCU in Under 17 Interprovincial ( )
All round team performance helps NW defeat NCU Under 17's by 41 runs at Coleraine.
Bangladesh Women to tour Ireland Bangladesh Women to tour Ireland ( )
Boost for women's game in Ireland as Bangladesh Board confirm summer tour of Ireland.
Thompson in Somerset II debut Thompson in Somerset II debut ( )
Ireland Under 19 and Limavady player Stuart Thompson makes his debut for Somerset second XI.
Conor Hoey still playing at Dublin University Conor Hoey still playing at Dublin University ( )
Conor Hoey was a rarity in Irish cricket, a top class leg spinner; once described as "twice as good as Ian Salisbury."
Dockrell and Johnston to the fore in T20 stats Dockrell and Johnston to the fore in T20 stats ( )
Ireland's George Dockrell and Trent Johnston both feature highly in the ICC Twenty20 averages.
Double hundreds in Irish cricket Double hundreds in Irish cricket ( )
There have been at least 73 scores of 200 or more in Irish cricket - do you know of any more?
Pembroke and Phoenix progress in Irish Senior Cup Pembroke and Phoenix progress in Irish Senior Cup ( )
Convincing wins for Pembroke and Phoenix in preliminary round of Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup.
Kevin O'Brien on doing business in India Kevin O'Brien on doing business in India ( )
Ireland star Kevin O'Brien recommends India as a country for Irish companies to do business successfully.
Ireland name squad for County Championship games Ireland name squad for County Championship games ( )
Ireland Women begin their competitive season with a double header in Division 3 of the ECB County Championships this Bank Holiday weekend.
Colourful Curry back for 32nd season Colourful Curry back for 32nd season ( )
Decker Curry remains one of the most colourful, controversial and recognisable figures in Irish cricket. On Saturday he started his 32nd season as a player, determined to put behind him the incident which threatened to end his career on someone else's terms.
Bangladesh seek Ireland tour Bangladesh seek Ireland tour ( )
However, the planned tour could yet be scuppered by financial constraints, as Cricket Ireland need to raise between €120,000 and €150,000 in order to cover Bangladesh's costs.
Cricket Ireland announce Women's squad Cricket Ireland announce Women's squad ( )
Busy season ahead for Ireland in the ECB County championship.
Wides, switch hits, lbw and forum fairytales. Wides, switch hits, lbw and forum fairytales. ( )
Paddy O'Hara clarifies the recent confusion for all.
Ireland A washed out at Lord's Ireland A washed out at Lord's ( )
Ireland A were struggling at 13 for 3 when heavy rain caused game to be called off against the MCC at Lord's.
Ireland name provisional Under 19 World Cup squad Ireland name provisional Under 19 World Cup squad ( )
After months of hard work under the watchful eye of national coach Phil Simmons and U19 head coach Ryan Eagleson, among others, the squad has been whittled down to 19 youngsters.
Ireland fringe players get chance to shine ahead of Bangladesh clashes Ireland fringe players get chance to shine ahead of Bangladesh clashes ( )
The full-strength Ireland team may have picked itself for some time, but the next in line get an early chance this season to impress National Coach Phil Simmons when Ireland A face MCC at Lord’s today.
Deutrom defends international aspirations Deutrom defends international aspirations ( )
Irish CEO defends Ireland's gamble on its international future.
Fisher keen to make major impression for Ireland A Fisher keen to make major impression for Ireland A ( )
It's just five years since Tom Fisher walked up the lane to Railway Union, a short journey that brought him back to the game he loves. Ger Siggins talks with him ahead of Ireland A's clash with MCC.
Ireland ask for 15 ODIs per year Ireland ask for 15 ODIs per year ( )
Support requested for the establishment of cricket academies in the north and south.
Coaches' workshop a great success Coaches' workshop a great success ( )
Popularity of cricket continues to rise.
Charlie McElwee thrilled with Lords debut Charlie McElwee thrilled with Lords debut ( )
McElwee to take charge of Ireland A v MCC at the home of cricket.
Johnston confirms new coaching role Johnston confirms new coaching role ( )
Former Ireland captain Trent Johnston will make his first foray into coaching as the new head coach of YMCA.
Delany makes record breaking hundred Delany makes record breaking hundred ( )
23 year old Trinity College student Eoghan Delany scores earliest recorded century in Ireland.
Mixed results for Irish players as season gets under way Mixed results for Irish players as season gets under way ( )
Half centuries for Niall O'Brien, William Porterfield and Ben Ackland, but plenty of low scores as well in mixed start to the season.
Dockell stars as Somerset crush Middlesex Dockell stars as Somerset crush Middlesex ( )
19 year old Irish spinner George Dockrell takes another six wicket haul to help Somerset open their campaign with win against Middlesex.
Rankin hit by injury blow Rankin hit by injury blow ( )
Ireland paceman Boyd Rankin faces up to two months on sidelines with foot injury.
Trent Johnston leaves Railway Union Trent Johnston leaves Railway Union ( )
The 37 year old all-rounder has decided to pursue his future career path as a coach by moving clubs in what could be his last year playing for Ireland.
Irish cricket receives major boost from RSA Irish cricket receives major boost from RSA ( )
THE sport of cricket received a major boost yesterday with the announcement of an improved and expanded sponsorship programme with RSA Insurance.
Ireland extend sponsorship deal until 2015 Ireland extend sponsorship deal until 2015 ( )
Ireland’s continued success on the pitch has been rewarded with a new increased and expanded sponsorship deal with RSA Insurance that will run until 2015.
Rao calls time on glittering career Rao calls time on glittering career ( )
Former India and Ireland International Bobby Rao brings to an end a playing career spanning 47 years and which saw the all-rounder rise to the very top of his sport.
Trent Johnston breaks back into top 20 T20I rankings Trent Johnston breaks back into top 20 T20I rankings ( )
George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling and William Porterfield on the rise in the T20I rankings.
Joyful day at Dublin Airport as Ireland bring trophy home Joyful day at Dublin Airport as Ireland bring trophy home ( )
The Mooney Show's Brenda Donoghue joined supporters, family and friends to meet the victorious Irish Cricket Team when they brought home the World T20 Qualifying Trophy to a sunny and joyful Dublin Airport on Sunday.
Kevin O'Brien to visit Carlow Kevin O'Brien to visit Carlow ( )
Irish Cricketer Kevin O'brien is coming to Carlow to visit the Carlow Cricket Club on Saturday.
Simmons praise for world-class Stirling Simmons praise for world-class Stirling ( )
PAUL STIRLING was compared to the very biggest hitters in world cricket after firing Ireland to victory over Afghanistan in the World Twenty20 qualifiers final in Dubai
Stirling won't answer England's call Stirling won't answer England's call ( )
Ireland cricket’s newest star Paul Stirling has vowed to turn down any approach from England before the ICC World Twenty in September.
Ireland defeat Namibia to qualify for Sri Lanka Ireland defeat Namibia to qualify for Sri Lanka ( )
Ireland became the second side to qualify for the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 when it comprehensively beat Namibia by nine wickets.
Ireland clinch title with win over Afghanistan Ireland clinch title with win over Afghanistan ( )
Ireland beat Afghanistan by five wickets in the Final of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2012 to emerge champion at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium (DICS) on Saturday evening.
Simmons backing Stirling to make major impact Simmons backing Stirling to make major impact ( )
Ireland coach Phil Simmons expects Paul Stirling to make a massive impact for Ireland in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers which get under way today in Dubai.
Ring rusty Ireland hoping for further glory Ring rusty Ireland hoping for further glory ( )
IRELAND entered today’s World Twenty20 Qualifier having not played an international in the shortest format since the England washout in Guyana on May 4, 2010. No wonder they hanker for Test cricket.
Niall O'Brien enjoyed his Bangladesh experience Niall O'Brien enjoyed his Bangladesh experience ( )
O'Brien has insisted he has no regrets playing in Bangladesh.
Legendary Scott Huey dies Legendary Scott Huey dies ( )
Following the death of Scott Huey, we reproduce Edward Liddle's biography of one of the greatest Irish bowlers of all time.
Cricket manuscript fetches €1600 Cricket manuscript fetches €1600 ( )
A rare manuscript documenting Famine-era cricket in Ireland sold at Sheppard’s auction in Durrow, Co Laois, for €1,600.
Craig Young given scholarship by Sussex Craig Young given scholarship by Sussex ( )
Irishman Craig Young is among three young pace bowlers who have been awarded Academy Plus Scholarships by the English county club.
O'Brien recalls life changing innings O'Brien recalls life changing innings ( )
One year on from scoring the fastest hundred ever in the cricket World Cup, Ireland batsman Kevin O'Brien has yet to watch the innings in its entirety.
Famine era journal sparks interest in Irish cricket history Famine era journal sparks interest in Irish cricket history ( )
It was a special day for local schoolchildren in a Co Laois village who were introduced to cricket – 165 years after their ancestors were paid to play the quintessential English game by the local landlord during the Great Famine.
Aussie speedster comes onto Irish radar Aussie speedster comes onto Irish radar ( )
24 year old South Australian all-rounder Mick Delaney will play for Instonians this summer.
Morgan axed by England Morgan axed by England ( )
Eoin Morgan has been made the scapegoat for England's 3-0 whitewashing by Pakistan in the recent Test series in the UAE and dropped for the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
Famous Irish cricketers: Victor Craig Famous Irish cricketers: Victor Craig ( )
Vic Craig was an outstanding cricketer. As a wicket keeper, he was certainly the best to come out of the North West until the advent of Ossie Colhoun.
Ireland complete series clean sweep Ireland complete series clean sweep ( )
Ireland chose to do it the hard way in the third and final Twenty20 international against Kenya and, as their hosts choked, John Mooney came up trumps.
Mooney delivers whitewash Mooney delivers whitewash ( )
John Mooney kept his nerve in the final over to deliver Ireland a thrilling two-run win against Kenya in Mombasa yesterday and, with it, a 3-0 whitewash in the Twenty20 mini-series.
Ireland cruise to 8 wicket win over Kenya Ireland cruise to 8 wicket win over Kenya ( )
Paul Stirling with an unbeaten 65 – he was also the only bowler to take two wickets – eased Ireland to their victory target of 132 with eight wickets and 15 balls to spare.
Stirling lifts Ireland to series victory Stirling lifts Ireland to series victory ( )
Paul Stirling smashed an unbeaten 65 to lead Ireland to a Twenty20 victory over Kenya in Mombasa yesterday and an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Mooney guides Ireland to victory Mooney guides Ireland to victory ( )
A nerveless final over from John Mooney secured Ireland a two-run win over Kenya and a 3-0 success in the Twenty20 series.
MOM Dockrell spins Ireland to victory over Kenya MOM Dockrell spins Ireland to victory over Kenya ( )
Andrew White has to wait for his 200th cap.
Joyce stars as Ireland settle score with Kenya Joyce stars as Ireland settle score with Kenya ( )
ED JOYCE hit three sixes in a superb 88 as Ireland eased to a 117-run victory over Kenya yesterday in the second of a double-header of World Cup qualifying matches in Mombasa.
It's Niall's livelihood It's Niall's livelihood ( )
Kevin O'Brien insists he has never been tempted to put cash before his country — but he can understand why his brother did.
Ireland well beaten by Kenya Ireland well beaten by Kenya ( )
After scrapping to a 10 runs victory in the Intercontinental Cup game at the start of the week, William Porterfield’s side ended it with a humiliating seven wickets defeat in the World Cricket League championship.
Ireland outgunned by Kenya Ireland outgunned by Kenya ( )
Ireland lost the first of two ICC World Cricket League matches against Kenya by seven wickets after a match-winning innings by Tanmay Mishra in Mombasa.
Middlesex give Murtagh Irish blessing Middlesex give Murtagh Irish blessing ( )
Angus Fraser confirms Middlesex happy to allow Tim Murtagh to pursue Irish interational ambitions.
O'Brien still hopeful of IPL contract O'Brien still hopeful of IPL contract ( )
The Ireland all-rounder, currently in Mombasa preparing with the Ireland squad for the first one-day international against Kenya tomorrow, can still win a contract as a replacement player.
Murtagh left out by Ireland Murtagh left out by Ireland ( )
Tim Murtagh has been left out of the Ireland 14 for the World Twenty20 Qualifiers in the UAE next month.
Hero Albie Homeward Bound Hero Albie Homeward Bound ( )
Albert van der Merwe is preparing to head home, despite his man of the match performance in Ireland’s low-scoring 10 runs Intercontinental Cup victory over Kenya on Monday.
Porterfield delighted with Irish spirit Porterfield delighted with Irish spirit ( )
Ireland defied illness and the role of underdog going into the fourth innings to complete one of the more remarkable international matches with their winning Intercontinental Cup record intact.
Ireland fight back after horror show Ireland fight back after horror show ( )
Ireland are hoping that history repeats itself after a horror first morning in their Intercontinental Cup game in Mombasa.
Joyce puts positive spin on events for Ireland Joyce puts positive spin on events for Ireland ( )
Ed Joyce's experience and class, allied to some quality spin bowling from George Dockrell and Albert van der Merwe, helped Ireland gain parity on a topsy-turvy opening day.
Spinners dominate in Mombasa Spinners dominate in Mombasa ( )
Day of fluctuating fortunes ends evenly poised as an incredible 22 wickets fall in Mombasa.
Ireland aim to shoot down targets Ireland aim to shoot down targets ( )
Ahead of Ireland's travels to Kenya, South Africa and UAE, CricketEurope takes a statistical look at the squad, and examines what targets are likely to be in their sights.
Murtagh confirms Irish passport arrival Murtagh confirms Irish passport arrival ( )
The last obstacle to Middlesex star Tim Murtagh playing for Ireland was removed this week, the Irish Daily Star can reveal.
Ireland set for Kenyan challenge Ireland set for Kenyan challenge ( )
Just two weeks after Cricket Ireland set out their vision to become a Test nation by 2020, the team get their first chance to put the aim into practice.
Kenya squad announced for Ireland clashes Kenya squad announced for Ireland clashes ( )
Ireland takes on Kenya in four-day fixture in Mombasa from Sunday while first of the ODIs will be played next Saturday.
McCarter India bound McCarter India bound ( )
Graeme McCarter is India bound later this month with the ICC European Men's Academy.
Testing times for Getkate Testing times for Getkate ( )
Shane Getkate won't let heart scare ruin full-time cricket dream.
O'Brien brothers await fate in IPL auction O'Brien brothers await fate in IPL auction ( )
The O’Brien brothers will find out today if they have been selected for the cricket equivalent of El Dorado.
Laois locals paid to play cricket during the Great Famine Laois locals paid to play cricket during the Great Famine ( )
“TAKING THE Queen’s shilling” has acquired an unexpected new meaning with the revelation that men in the midlands played cricket for a landlord’s cash during the Great Famine.
Ireland welcomes Woolf report Ireland welcomes Woolf report ( )
Cricket Ireland has welcomed the findings of an independent report commissioned by the ICC into its own governance that recommends loosening the criteria for countries to gaining full member status.
Kevin O'Brien in frame for IPL deal Kevin O'Brien in frame for IPL deal ( )
Kevin O’Brien is hoping to return to the scene of his finest hour by earning an IPL contract in Saturday’s franchise auction.
Dial M for Murtagh Dial M for Murtagh ( )
That letter could prove priceless to Irish cricket if the man who received it, Tim Murtagh, joins the team in its quest for the Twenty20 World Cup.
First steps along the road First steps along the road ( )
Cricket Ireland takes the first steps on the road to competing on a level playing field with the best in the world on a regular basis.
Ireland set out their goal to play test cricket Ireland set out their goal to play test cricket ( )
Cricket Ireland Chief Executive Warren Deutrom makes the bold declaration that Ireland will be playing Test cricket by 2020.
Poynter hundred sends timely message to Irish selectors Poynter hundred sends timely message to Irish selectors ( )
Stuart Poynter continues his good form in Australia with match winning hundred against North Canberra.
Irish selectors to discuss O'Brien's inclusion Irish selectors to discuss O'Brien's inclusion ( )
The Cricket Ireland selectors are to discuss the inclusion of Niall O’Brien in the squad they submit to the ICC for the upcoming tour to Kenya.
Famous Irish Cricketers: Barry Archer Famous Irish Cricketers: Barry Archer ( )
Barry Archer - the epitome of the multi-dimensional cricketer.
Ireland tour to Kenya may be in doubt Ireland tour to Kenya may be in doubt ( )
Cricket Ireland are maintaining a watching brief over the ongoing security situation in Kenya ahead of Ireland’s tour to the country next month.
Former Irish cricketer and Munster rugby player Jim Kiernan has died following a short illness. Former Irish cricketer and Munster rugby player Jim Kiernan has died following a short illness. ( )
Jim Kiernan was a reliable batsman, who was probably the best opening batsman in the province for much of his career.
Rankin and Viljoen save Associate blushes Rankin and Viljoen save Associate blushes ( )
A 9th wicket stand of 96 between Christi Viljoen (98) and Boyd Rankin (43) help Associate XI to 281 against England.