|Ireland v Australia One Day International 2012
Reports & Previews
Lee impresses as Aussies win hearts and minds ( ) ZZZZ1:25 pmZZZZ
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.
Brief flicker of what have been ( ) ZZZZ12:49 amZZZZ
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.
Weather blights big game in Belfast ( ) ZZZZ12:48 amZZZZ
Ireland’s biennial opportunity to play Australia in home conditions was blighted by the weather, with only 10.4 overs possible at Stormont.
Dockrell relishing Australian challenge ( ) ZZZZ12:48 amZZZZ
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.
Warner wary of Ireland ( ) ZZZZ8:47 amZZZZ
David Warner is wary of the Irish challenge but Gary Wilson is confident Ireland can upset the odds.
Stirling has world at his feet ( ) ZZZZ10:53 pmZZZZ
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.
Ireland aiming to slay Aussie giant ( ) ZZZZ12:54 amZZZZ
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.
Australia ready for tough clash with Ireland ( ) ZZZZ12:53 amZZZZ
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 ( ) ZZZZ12:53 amZZZZ
Ireland's John Mooney discusses the One Day International against Australia with George Hook and Dave McIntyre.
The Day I Met The Don ( ) ZZZZ12:26 amZZZZ
Dr Malcolm Brodie MBE is former Sports Editor of the Belfast Telegraph and Ireland's Saturday Night . He may be associated with soccer but his sporting passion is cricket. And one player in particular …
The Aussies Who Played For Ireland (1) ( ) ZZZZ12:09 amZZZZ
While only two Irishmen have played cricket for Australia, twice as many had reversed the roles as Australians who had represented Ireland up to the end of the 20th Century.
The Aussies who played for Ireland (2) ( ) ZZZZ5:30 pmZZZZ
Some of Irish cricket’s greatest moments have been sparked by men who came from Down Under. Ger Siggins traces the long history of cricketing links between the sides.
Walker and Linehan Meet Larwood ( ) ZZZZ12:22 amZZZZ
Cecil Walker and Alfie Linehan, both former Irish Cricket Union presidents, visited Sydney in 1991 and met a man who played a leading role in the most controversial episode in the history of Ashes cricket.
The Irish Who Played For Australia ( ) ZZZZ11:24 amZZZZ
Thomas Patrick Horan and Thomas Joseph Dart Kelly were the only Irishmen to play cricket for Australia and in one test they played in the same side.
Moments in Time: Beating the Australians ( ) ZZZZ5:34 pmZZZZ
Ireland has no experience of beating Australia, but one group of cricketing Scots proved capable of defeating the might of Australia.
Charles Lawrence ( ) ZZZZ12:08 amZZZZ
Charles Lawrence had a profound influence on the development of cricket in both Australia and Ireland. Edward Liddle looks at the man considered by many to be the father of Australian and Irish cricket.
Wizards of Oz - by a Kiwi! ( ) ZZZZ12:28 amZZZZ
Ireland's former New Zealand-born National Coach Ken Rutherford breaks the habit of a lifetime to extol the virtues of his neighbouring Antipodeans.
Ireland v Australia 1938 ( ) ZZZZ11:56 amZZZZ
The Australians were in Ireland for the first time since 1912, playing a one-day match in Belfast followed by a two-day match in Dublin.
Ireland v Australia 1961 ( ) ZZZZ10:35 amZZZZ
After a twenty three year gap the Australians returned to Ireland in 1961, captained by Richie Benaud, and played matches in both Belfast and Dublin.
Ireland v Australia 1968 ( ) ZZZZ11:47 amZZZZ
The 1968 Australian tourists played two one-day matches, at Clontarf and the Ormeau ground in Belfast.
Ireland v Australia 1977 ( ) ZZZZ11:08 amZZZZ
Jack Short and Dermott Monteith starred as Ireland put up a splendidly competitive performance in the two-day encounter at Rathmines.
Ireland v Australia 1985 ( ) ZZZZ5:15 pmZZZZ
Allan Border illuminated a damp and dismal day at Downpatrick with an innings of 91 before rain won the day.
Ireland v Australia 1993 ( ) ZZZZ11:48 amZZZZ
An Allan Border century was the highlight of an Australian exhibition at Clontarf.
Ireland v Australia 1997 ( ) ZZZZ3:30 pmZZZZ
Derek Scott's report on the first visit of a Test-playing nation to the North West since 1969 as Australia met Ireland at Eglinton.
Ireland v Australia 2001 ( ) ZZZZ10:34 amZZZZ
When this match was played Australia had just retained the Ashes by three matches to nil. Unfortunately rain allowed only 23.4 overs to be bowled.
Ireland v Australia 2007 ( ) ZZZZ12:41 amZZZZ
Ireland's first competitive meeting with Australia was in Barbados at the 2007 World Cup. It ended in a nine wicket defeat.
Ireland v Australia 2010 ( ) ZZZZ11:02 amZZZZ
For 11 overs of their innings in the ODI in Clontarf, Ireland dared to dream of victory over the world champions.