|Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell orders the destruction of all bats and balls. This is now generally thought to be a reference to hurling though the origins of the reference are uncertain.
|Grand Challenge match played in Phoenix Park between Colonel Lennox of Coldstream Guards and Major Hobart's All Ireland team.
|Ballinsloe Club founded
|Formation of Phoenix Cricket Club
|Belfast Club formed - it was a leading Club for almost 30 years before folding
|Earliest reference to Dublin University Cricket Club though believed to be in existence since 1820
|Lisburn CC founded
|Downpatrick CC founded
|Waringstown CC founded
|Ireland play first International against the Gentlemen of England. Ireland won by 107 runs
|North Down CC founded
|Ireland play MCC for the first time and win by an innings and 10 runs
|North of Ireland CC formed. The Club became Belfast Harlequins and then Civil Service North of Ireland CC in 2004
|Sion Mills CC founded
|Cork County C.C. founded
|Northern Cricket Union of Ireland founded
|TH Hanna took a hat trick in his debut match against I Zingari, the first hat trick for Ireland.
|Ireland draw their first match with Surrey, first match against a County.
|First Irish tour of Canada and USA.
|Advent of Landlord and tenant wars and founding of GAA. began to retard growth of cricket in Ireland
|First International v Scotland. Ireland won by an innings and 26 runs
|Donemana CC founded
|Derry Union formed. Subsequently renamed as North West Cricket Union in 1907
|First Match between NCU and Derry Union which the NCU won
|First Interprovincial series won by Leinster
|Embryonic ICU began
|Bob Lambert capped for the first time. He went on to earn 52 caps in an Irish career that lasted 38 years
|First match against a Test playing Nation - South Africans. Lost by 9 wickets. Featured debut of one of the early Irish Greats TC Ross.
|Ireland matches awarded first class status for first time. Played 4 first class matches on a tour of England.
|Ireland beat South Africans by 93 runs at the Mardyke, Cork. First win against a Test Playing Nation
|Ireland play their first home match against a county - v Yorkshire at Woodbrook, Bray. Lost by an innings and 1 run
|Annual match against Scotland began
|Ireland play their 100th match - a draw with Scotland at Hamilton Crescent.
|Formation of Leinster Cricket Union.
|ICU as we know it today founded
|Ireland defeat Wales in their first match winning by an innings and 23 runs
|Annual match against MCC began
|George McVeagh capped for the first time. He went on to gain 21 caps but was also capped for Ireland at Hockey, Squash and Tennis. A true all rounder.
|Eddie Ingram capped for first time. Finished career with 48 caps scored 1628 runs and took 151 wickets. Also played for Middlesex between 1938 and 1949.
|Ireland play their first match v West Indies. Three day game which Ireland won by 60 runs
|Jimmy Boucher capped for first time. He went on to gain 60 caps and take 307 wickets. Later Hon. Secretary of ICU from 1954 to 1973.
|Formation of Leinster Women's Cricket Union and first official women's match in Ireland
|Ireland play their first match v Australia losing by 61 runs
|EDR Shearer scores first century for Ireland at Lord's
|Formation of Munster Cricket Union.
|Ireland play their 200th match - again a draw against Scotland, at Edinburgh
|Alec O'Riordan capped for first time at 18. Gained 72 caps in all and scored 2018 runs and took 206 wickets.
|Ossie Colhoun gained his first cap. He went on to gain 87 caps out of 88 matches in succession. Finished career with 190 wicketkeeping dismissals.
|Ireland dismiss West Indies for just 25 at Sion Mills and win by 9 wickets.
|Ivan Anderson hits the highest ever score of 198* against Canada in Toronto. In all scored 3,777 runs in his 86 matches.
|Derek Scott took over from Jimmy Boucher as Honorary Secretary of ICU - a post he held until 1997.
|Born in Nyasaland Simon Corlett gained first cap for Ireland and went on to earn 73 caps taking 233 wickets.
|Ireland play their 300th Match - a draw against Sri Lanka at Eglinton
|Ireland enters the Gillette Cup (Nat West Trophy from 1981)
|Formation of Irish Women's Cricket Union
|North of Ireland win the inaugural Irish Senior Cup beating Leinster by 14 runs
|Dermott Monteith retires as the leading wicket taker with 326 wickets in 76 matches over 20 years.
|Irish Women appeared in Women's World Cup for first time in Australia
|Ireland play their 400th match - a draw against Free Forresters at Lancing College.
|Ireland becomes a member of ICC
|The Triple Crown series began involving Scotland, Wales and England NCA
|Garfield Harrison (Northern Cricket Union) appointed as first Development Officer in Ireland. As an Irish player he gained 118 caps with 2765 runs and 140 wickets.
|Ireland competes in its first ever ICC Trophy finishing 7th in 20 countries
|Ireland enters the Benson & Hedges Cup
|First appointment of a National Coach - Mike Hendrick.
|Ireland become the inaugural winners of the European Championships
|Stephen Warke, first to reach 100 caps, retires with the highest run aggregate of 4275 runs in 114 matches.
|Ireland defeat Middlesex by 46 runs. First win against a County in a competitive match. WJ (Hansie) Cronje made his debut for Ireland in this match at Castle Avenue Dublin
|Ireland play in their first U19 World Cup in South Africa
|Brian O'Rourke appointed as the first Development Officer in Leinster
|Ireland play their 500th match - a loss by 3 wickets to Denmark at The Hague
|Ireland play, and win, first women's test match against Pakistan in College Park, Dublin
|Appointment of first Chief Executive for Irish Cricket, Peter Thompson
|Ireland play in the inaugural Intercontinental Cup
|Ireland win the Intercontinental cup defeating Kenya in the final by 6 wickets in Windhoek
|Ireland play their 600th match against Denmark at Bangor - a win by 73 runs. Kyle McCallan becomes the highest capped Ireland player 122 caps
|Ireland are beaten by Scotland in the final of the ICC Trophy which was staged in Ireland for the first time. Ireland qualified for the World Cup in the West Indies in 2007
|Ireland granted One Day International status and play first ODI against England at Stormont
|Ireland became winners of all titles at European level from Under 13 to Full. First ever country to do this
|Ireland beat Gloucester away in C&G; Trophy. First away competitive win over a county
|EJG Morgan first to score a double century for Ireland Ð 209* v UAE at Abu Dhabi. EJG Morgan and AC Botha added 360 for 3rd wicket. Record partnership for any wicket for Ireland.
Ireland participated in World Cup for the first time. Qualified for Super 8 Stage as a result of tie with Zimbabwe and win over Pakistan. In Super 8 stage went on to beat Bangladesh and as a result qualified for LG full ODI table. First competitive wins over Full Test countries.
Won 2nd successive Intercontinental Cup. Beat Canada by Innings and 115 runs at Leicester.
|Ireland played 32 matches, record for one year - played 29 matches in 2007. AR White (100), AC Botha (100) and WK McCallan - first to 200 - reached cap milestones.
Ireland won European Championship for 3rd time. Held in Dublin.
Ireland qualified for first time for the World Cup 20/20 through a qualifying tournament held in Stormont.
Ireland won Intercontinental Cup for 3rd successive time, beating Namibia by 9 wickets in Port Elizabeth.