Ireland Cricket Team

ICC makes U-turn, to revisit plan for extra global event in next eight-year cycle

Those reliant on ICC revenue want it, while ones that earn more from bilateral series don't
July 13, 2024

Cricket Ireland awarded

CI chief welcomes 'much-needed funding injection' ahead of 'uncertain 2021' season
July 15, 2024

New Zealand, Ireland could fill ECB void in 2021 if World Test Championship is cancelled

Contingency plans underway as England seek alternative opponents to fulfil fixtures
July 15, 2024

Ireland hand full-time contracts to Curtis Campher, Josh Little, David Delany

Boyd Rankin, Tyrone Kane and Stuart Thompson miss out on contracts list for 2021
July 12, 2024

Legal battle looms as players seek commercial rights protections from ICC

FICA has written to ICC seeking recompense for players' commercial exploitation with ICC partners
July 11, 2024

Cricket for some, not for all - where does the women's game stand?

As top-level women's cricket resumes this week, what's the state of the game among the major nations after six months of Covid-19 hiatus?
July 14, 2024

Cricket Ireland cancels interprovincial T20 over links to Northamptonshire Covid case

Northants' Blast signing Paul Stirling had contact with Northern Knights players after returning to Belfast
July 12, 2024

ECB chairman Colin Graves says ICC can 'recut the pot'

Adds a fresh finance model needed to keep all countries 'sustantainable'
July 15, 2024

Andy Balbirnie joins Glamorgan for T20 Vitality Blast

Ireland captain available for all group matches, plus knockout stages
July 12, 2024

Leicestershire sign Gareth Delany for T20 Blast after losing services of Janneman Malan

South Africa opener Malan ruled out of county stint by travel restrictions
July 04, 2024
ICC News

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma retain top two spots in ICC ODI rankings; Babar Azam at No. 3

Among the bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah held on to the No. 2 spot, marginally behind Trent Boult
July 06, 2024
England v Ireland, 3rd ODI, Southampton

Stirling and Balbirnie underline importance as Ireland benefit from positive approach

Aggression against spin and a calculated approach to the chase set up a famous Ireland win
July 15, 2024

TV umpires to call front-foot no-balls in ODI Super League

The ICC had used the technology to monitor overstepping during the Women's T20 World Cup earlier this year
July 15, 2024

England v Ireland to kick off World Cup Super League on July 30

Top seven sides apart from hosts India will qualify for the 2023 ODI World Cup
July 05, 2024
Men's Future Tours Programme

Explainer: Men's ODI World Cup Super League

With a handful of days left for the ODI World Cup Super League, here's all you need to know about it
July 11, 2024

Phil Salt assault sets up comfortable England Lions win over Ireland

Opener thrashes 100 to put himself in frame for ODI debut
July 15, 2024

2020 T20 World Cup prospects fade, as alternatives sought

A board official says hosting it this October would be 'too big a risk'
July 15, 2024

Cricketing heads meet to plot way out of crisis

Thursday's ICC meeting starts contingency planning process
July 15, 2024

Future of Sion Mills in doubt after arson attack

Equipment was destroyed in the blaze and graffiti written onto buildings at the ground where Ireland famously bowled out West Indies for 25
July 13, 2024

Paul Stirling to leave Middlesex after committing to Ireland

Irish players will no longer count as locals in county cricket next summer, forcing Stirling to decide between his Middlesex contract and his international career
July 15, 2024

England confirm Pakistan, West Indies Tests for 2020, 12 white-ball internationals

Home summer to start with West Indies Tests in June, with Ireland and Australia white-ball tours and The Hundred window all confirmed
July 15, 2024

FICA recommends protection for players over lost contracts

Their survey of 400 current men's and women's players conducted in 2018-19 suggests 34% of them have experienced late payment or non-payment of wages
July 12, 2024

Boyd Rankin to become first Irish overseas player in county cricket

Seamer signs for Derbyshire for the rest of the Blast, becoming the first Irishman to play as a non-local player
July 12, 2024

England achieve once-a-century comeback as Ireland are rolled for 38

No side has won a Test after being bowled out for as little as 85 in the first innings since 1907
July 15, 2024

Joe Root critical of 'substandard' Lord's pitch after avoiding embarrassment against Ireland

England captain says it wasn't hard for World Cup players to lift themselves for Test
July 15, 2024

Trevor Bayliss questions England 'ruthlessness' against lesser opponents

Coach insists that getting up for the Ashes won't be a problem despite lackadaisical performance at Lord's
July 15, 2024
England v Ireland, one-off Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad wreck Ireland dream in a session

England all out with a lead 181 despite nightwatchman Jack Leach playing the unlikely role of batting hero
July 15, 2024
England v Ireland, one-off Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Ireland battle back after Jack Leach falls short of nightwatchman hundred

Nightwatchman opener Jack Leach unbeaten on 60 at lunch as Jason Roy also records maiden Test fifty
July 15, 2024

'Walking off at lunchtime was as good a feeling in my career' - Tim Murtagh on dizzying Lord's homecoming

A day to remember for Ireland's senior seamer, who never envisaged a Test career despite spending more than a decade at Lord's
July 15, 2024

Collapse could be just the 'jolt' to focus England minds ahead of the Ashes - Thorpe

Batting coach admits World Cup has taken physical and mental toll on players but makes no excuses
July 15, 2024
England v Ireland, One-off Test, Lord's, 1st day

England's worst collapse at home

They were dismissed in 23.4 overs, making it their fifth-shortest completed innings overall in Tests
July 15, 2024

'I never thought it'd be the away honours board' - Tim Murtagh lives the Lord's dream

After more than a decade of service at Middlesex, Ireland's senior seamer has secured an improbable slice of history
July 15, 2024

'Now England really are in a pickle!' - How Ireland pooped the World Cup party

England were routed on the first morning of Ireland's maiden Test at Lord's. Here's how ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball commentary saw it
July 15, 2024
England v Ireland, one-off Test, Lord's, 1st day

World Cup champions England pulled back down to earth by Ireland, thanks to Tim Murtagh

Joe Root chose to have first use of the surface at Lord's, with Jason Roy set to face the new ball
July 15, 2024

Spectre of burn-out looms as Joe Root climbs back on the schedule treadmill

Warnings from 2013 team abound as World Cup winners get ready to get their heads down again
July 15, 2024

Ireland arrive on the grandest stage ... just as the scenery is being changed

A proud occasion for the visitors will inevitably be overshadowed by what has gone before, and what is still to come
July 15, 2024
England v Ireland, Lord's

From World Cup magic to four-day Tests - England v Ireland explained

The euphoria has barely died down but already it's time to move on as England host Ireland for a one-off Test at Lord's
July 15, 2024
Euro T20 Slam 2019

Eoin Morgan to represent Dublin franchise in inaugural Euro T20 Slam

Rashid Khan, Dale Steyn and Babar Azam were among prominent players who were drafted into the six teams that will make up the tournament
July 13, 2024
Ireland v Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I, Bready

Ervine, Williams help Zimbabwe level T20I series

Together, the pair added 111, a Zimbabwean record for any wicket in T20Is, in just 10 overs to end a disappointing tour on a high
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I, Bready

Paul Stirling hits whirlwind 83* off 36, hands Ireland 1-0 advantage

Craig Ervine and Sean Williams helped Zimbabwe post 132 in the 13-over game, but Ireland won with 2.1 overs to spare
July 14, 2024
Ireland cricket

Shane Getkate's calm fortitude in the face of adversity

The 27-year-old Ireland allrounder overcame a heart condition and injuries on his way to earning debuts in the ODI and T20I formats this year
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI, Stormont

McCollum and Murtagh seal Ireland's 3-0 sweep

The hosts secured their very first ODI series clean sweep over a fellow Full Member in Stormont
July 08, 2024
Ireland v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Belfast

Tim Murtagh's maiden five-for wraps up series win for Ireland

Fifties from Williams and Burl kept Zimbabwe in the hunt in a chase of 243, but Murtagh picked up wickets at key moments to bowl his side to a narrow victory
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Bready

Andy Balbirnie hundred lifts Ireland to victory and 1-0 series lead

Mark Adair claims four-wicket haul and adds crucial runs as Craig Ervine's ton for Zimbabwe goes in vain
July 14, 2024
Euro T20 Slam 2019

Steyn joins Euro T20 Slam as marquee player

The league jointly hosted by Ireland, Netherlands and Scotland has already attracted several prominent cricketers from across the world
July 12, 2024
Zimbabwe news

Zimbabwe turmoil continues as women's tour of Ireland cancelled

Logistical and financial issues have been cited as reasons, although the parallel men's tour of Ireland will go ahead as planned
July 15, 2024
Ireland news

Dockrell left out of Ireland ODI squad, uncapped Delany in T20I squad

Greg Thompson, who made his international debut for Ireland in 2008 and last represented the side in 2017, has been recalled into the T20I squad
July 15, 2024
Ireland news

Ed Joyce appointed Ireland women interim coach

The former batsman takes over Aaron Hamilton, who was in charge of the side for more than four years
July 12, 2024
Ireland v West Indies, 3rd women's T20I, Dublin

Hayley Matthews' 107* off 62 completes whitewash

The opener struck her maiden T20I century to help West Indies clinch the series 3-0
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Afghanistan, 2nd ODI, Belfast

Shahzad ton as Afghanistan tune up for World Cup with series-levelling victory

Captain Gulbadin Naib said that Mohammad Nabi was nursing a lower back problem and was rested, with Noor Ali Zadran getting a game
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Belfast

Adair, Murtagh trip up World Cup-bound Afghanistan

Ireland have brought in Tim Murtagh and Andy McBrine in place of Barry McCarthy and the injured Josh Little
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Belfast

William Porterfield hopes bowlers can step up against Afghanistan

The Ireland captain, who found much-needed form with 94 against Bangladesh on Wednesday, also wants to prove that innings wasn't a 'one-off'
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Bangladesh, Tri-series 2019, Malahide

Abu Jayed, Liton Das, Tamim Iqbal keep Ireland winless

Bangladesh made a host of changes; among them was a new batting partner for Tamim Iqbal
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Bangladesh, Dublin

Dead rubber a chance for Bangladesh to test bench strength

For Ireland, finishing the tri-series with a win over Bangladesh should soften the blow of elimination and inject some much-needed confidence going forward
July 15, 2024
Ireland v West Indies, Match 4, Ireland tri-series

Ambris 148 trumps Balbirnie 135 in record West Indies chase

West Indies still without John Campbell, bring in Fabian Allen for Shane Dowrich
July 15, 2024
Ireland v West Indies, Dublin

Ireland look to lift themselves from the bottom

West Indies, like Ireland, have issues to solve in their bowling attack although conditions might suit the hosts more
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Malahide

Rain washes out Ireland-Bangladesh match in Dublin

Persistent showers forced the game to be called off before the toss could take place
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Bangladesh, Ireland tri-nation Series 2019, Malahide

Ireland aim for first points, and better batting show

Bangladesh are wary of the threat Ireland pose but will bank on the confidence of a thumping win over West Indies
July 15, 2024
Ireland v West Indies, tri-series, Dublin

Shai Hope 170, John Campbell 179, West Indies rewrite ODI world record

Barry McCarthy replaces Boyd Rankin from the Ireland line-up that took on England in a one-off ODI on Friday
July 15, 2024
Ireland v West Indies, tri-series, Dublin

Can Ireland put a second-string West Indies under pressure?

With the IPL still on, only eight of the visitors' World Cup 15 are part of their tri-series squad
July 15, 2024
Ireland v England, only ODI, Dublin

Ireland captain suggests Foakes' stumping of Balbirnie should have been called dead ball

William Porterfield claims games could end up lasting "15 hours" if all keepers started following Ben Foakes' lead
July 15, 2024
Ireland v England, only ODI, Dublin

'Can I break into the ODI team? Probably not' - Ben Foakes realistic after dream debut

Stand-in keeper showed skills that England has sometimes lacked, but knows his chances will be limited
July 15, 2024
Ireland v England, only ODI, Dublin

Jofra Archer gives glimpse of his talents, but rivals raise their game in selection showdown

Fast bowler shows a hint of the talents that have brought him to England recognition, but he'll need more in the coming days
July 16, 2024
Ireland v England, only ODI, Dublin

Josh Little rattles England before fellow debutant Ben Foakes comes to the rescue

Soggy outfield pushes play back by two hours, reduces overs to 45 per side
July 15, 2024
Ireland v England, one-off T20, Malahide

Jofra Archer primed for England debut as Ireland seek major scalp

England look to put a ropey week behind them as they launch their international summer at a chilly Malahide
July 15, 2024
Ireland news

Gary Wilson returns, Josh Little called up for Ireland

Squad named for one-off ODI against England, and tri-series against West Indies and Bangladesh
July 12, 2024

Ireland break Netherlands jinx with Stuart Poynter last-ball six

Dramatic victory sees Ireland snap Netherlands' head-to-head winning streak
July 13, 2024
Tri-series in Ireland, 2019

Ireland to host West Indies and Bangladesh for tri-series in May

The tournament will be an opportunity for West Indies and Bangladesh to fine tune their preparations ahead of the World Cup
July 10, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, Only Test, Dehradun, 4th day

'A historic day for Afghanistan' - Asghar Afghan

Captain praises Rashid Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai and Waqar Salamkheil for setting up the victory by bowling Ireland out for 172 in the first innings
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, Only Test, Dehradun, 4th day

Rahmat Shah, Ihsanullah see Afghanistan through to historic maiden Test win

Rahmat Shah made his second fifty of the match and put on a century stand for the second wicket with Ihsanullah, who was there at the end with an unbeaten 65, as Afghanistan registered their first Test win
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, 3rd Day, Only Test, Dehradun

Rashid Khan rises above pain to stall Ireland's resurgence

A finger injury was dulling his impact, and a stubborn Ireland were overcoming their first-innings disadvantage, but Afghanistan's talisman couldn't be kept down for too long
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Afghanistan, only Test, Dehdarun, 3rd day

Afghanistan chase historic Test win after Rashid Khan five-for

The pair's unbroken 91-run stand after a dubious lbw call off Paul Stirling helps Ireland close in on Afghanistan's lead
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, Only Test, 2nd day, Dehradun

Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan and Hashmatullah Shahidi put Afghanistan in dominant position

The game turned into a battle of patience early in the day, with both teams extremely conservative in the opening hour before Afghanistan opened up
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, only Test, Dehdarun, 1st day

'Dig deep' - Ireland must take the lead from No. 11 hero Tim Murtagh

There might never be a World Cup appearance for the veteran Irish paceman, but he's having the time of his life as a Test cricketer
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, only Test, Dehdarun, 1st day

Afghanistan on top after Ireland fold for 172

As expected, Afghanistan were spin heavy with the good news that Rashid Khan was fit and ready to play
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, Only Test, Dehradun

Afghanistan, Ireland and their many clashes in whites

It will be the first time the two sides meet each other in Test cricket, but it's far from the first occasion that they will be in a red-ball clash
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, Only Test, Dehradun

Afghanistan v Ireland - the Cricday reader

A selection of some of our best articles on the two newest Test nations, who are set to play each other in their teams' second Tests
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, Only Test, Dehradun

Ireland, Afghanistan get a shot at glory as they meet in whites

Barring the possibility of a draw, one of these teams will become the joint-quickest to their first Test win besides Australia back in 1877
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, Only Test, Dehradun

A deferred dream, a win on the line for Afghanistan, Ireland

In the second Test for both sides, only one will win and for some, it could be the sole Test triumph of their career
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, 5th ODI, Dehradun

Stirling, Balbirnie lead Ireland to series-levelling win

The feature of their 81-run stand that brought Ireland within sniffing distance of their target was the manner in which they negotiated Afghanistan's spinners on a pitch offering them considerable assistance
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, 4th ODI, Dehradun

Afghanistan turn the tables with come-from-behind win

Afghanistan made four changes to the XI that lost in the third ODI, while Ireland stuck to the same team
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, 3rd ODI, Dehradun

Andy Balbirnie's 145* helps Ireland level the series

Dawlat Zadran also returned for the hosts, while Samiullah Shinwari replaced Gulbadin Naib
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, 2nd ODI, Dehradun

Second ODI washed out after Ireland show fight

James Cameron-Dow was handed a debut for Ireland, while Afghanistan had two debutants in Sayed Shirzad and Ikram Ali Khil
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, 1st ODI, Dehradun

Mujeeb Ur Rahman the star as Afghanistan go 1-0 up

Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan said his side was looking at the five-match series as preparation ahead of the World Cup
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, 3rd T20I, Dehradun

Rashid hat-trick, Nabi 81, Afghanistan win 3-0

Ireland fought hard with Kevin O'Brien's rapid half-century but once he fell in the 16th over, their challenge as done
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, 2nd T20I, Dehradun

Hazratullah Zazai's 162* leads Afghanistan's record-shattering display

The opener made the second-highest T20I score, and propelled his team to the biggest total in all T20s
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, 2nd T20I, Dehradun

Hazratullah Zazai 162*, Afghanistan 278 - a record-breaking T20I

Here's a look at the records that tumbled during the second T20I between Afghanistan and Ireland in Dehradun
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, 1st T20I, Dehradun

Mohammad Nabi the star as Afghanistan go 1-0 up

Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan said he was expecting some dew in the latter half and was therefore happy to be bowling first
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland 2018-19

Balbirnie hopes win over Netherlands can spur Ireland to challenge Afghanistan

Ireland are on a seven-match losing streak against Afghanistan in T20Is going into the three-match series in Dehradun
July 15, 2024
Netherlands v Ireland, Quadrangular T20I Series 2019, Al Amarat

Ireland break Netherlands jinx with Stuart Poynter last-ball six

A dramatic victory saw Ireland snap Netherlands' head-to-head winning streak
July 13, 2024
Ireland v Scotland, T20 Quadrangular

Kyle Coetzer and George Munsey trump Ireland record in Scotland's six-wicket win

Scotland steal a march on rivals after Mark Watt ends burgeoning stand in Al Amerat
July 13, 2024
Oman T20I Quadrangular

Stirling 71, Simi's triple-strike rally Ireland past Oman

Oman's missed chances cost them dear, as Ireland closed the match out to break a win-less sequence of five T20Is
July 15, 2024
Ireland in India 2019

Ireland-Afghanistan tour dates adjusted to avoid clash with IPL

The tour, comprising a three T20Is, five ODIs and one Test, was earlier set to conclude on March 23, but will now end on March 19, with the first ever Test between the two sides
July 15, 2024
Ireland v New Zealand, Group A, Women's World T20, Providence

Sophie Devine pummels Ireland with 21-ball fifty

New Zealand restricted Ireland to 79 and chased down the target in under eight overs to as Group B came to a close
July 15, 2024
India v Ireland, Women's World T20, Providence

India choke Ireland for first semi-final entry since 2010

Raj makes battling half-century before spinners take over; Pakistan, New Zealand knocked out
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v Ireland, Women's World T20 2018

Javeria Khan's 74* keeps Pakistan alive

Sandhu's record spell helps Pakistan bowlers apply the squeeze after Javeria's enterprising half-century in a must-win game
July 15, 2024
Australia v Ireland, Group B, Women's World T20 2018, Guyana

Healy's 21-ball half-century blows Ireland away

Australia wicketkeeper smashes the fastest World T20 fifty to give Australia's net-run-rate a massive fillip after their second win
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Afghanistan, 3rd ODI, Belfast

Bowlers, Ihsanullah lead Afghanistan to series win

The hosts are unchanged, while Afghanistan have dropped Hazratullah Zazai for Ihsanullah, the right-handed top-order batsman, playing his 12th ODI
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Afghanistan, 2nd ODI, Belfast

Tim Murtagh, Andy Balbirnie sparkle as Ireland draw level

Afghanistan lead the three-ODI series 1-0 after they sent Ireland packing for 198 in the first match
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Belfast

Mujeeb Ur Rahman leads the way as Afghanistan snuff out Ireland again

After being crushed by Afghanistan's bowling might in the preceding T20I series, which they lost 2-0, Ireland captain William Porterfield decided that having a clear target in sight would be the way to go
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Afghanistan, 3rd T20I, Bready

Series finale abandoned due to wet outfield

Heavy overnight rain and a wet outfield forced the abandonment of the game in Bready, without a ball being bowled
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Afghanistan, 2nd T20I, Bready

Afghanistan bundle out Ireland for 79 to seal series

The experienced Boyd Rankin, having recovered from a back niggle, is back for Ireland
July 16, 2024
Ireland v Afghanistan, 1st T20I, Bready

Bowlers build on Zazai blitz to make it 1-0 Afghanistan

Ireland wore a fresh look in the first T20I against Afghanistan, having included the 18-year-old Joshua Little and the 24-year old fast bowler Tyrone Kane in their XI
July 15, 2024
Women's World T20 Qualifier, Semi-finals

Bangladesh, Ireland secure Women's World T20 berths

Bangladesh will aim to build on their Asia Cup success as they square off against Ireland in Saturday's final
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Bangladesh, 3rd T20I, Dublin

Isobel Joyce clinches final-ball thriller to deny Bangladesh clean sweep

Ireland broke their sixteen-game rut in limited-overs cricket, spanning nearly two years, with a six-wicket win over Bangladesh in their last match ahead of the Women's World T20 Qualifier
July 13, 2024
Ireland v India, 2nd T20I, Dublin

Rahul, Raina set up India's biggest T20I win

India made four changes to the side that beat Ireland on Wednesday. Siddarth Kaul was handed an India debut
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Bangladesh, 2nd women's T20I, Malahide

Alam, Shamima wrap up T20I series for Bangladesh women

The seamer took 2 for 15 while the opener made a career-best 51 to guide the nervy visitors to a T20I series win in Malahide
July 14, 2024
Ireland v India, 2nd T20I, Malahide

India focus on experiments with Ireland series on the line

Virat Kohli wants to try different players in different roles as India's tour of the United Kingdom gathers steam
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Bangladesh, 1st Women's T20I, Dublin

Jahanara's historic five-for seals thrilling Bangladesh win

Bangladesh made hard work of a chase of 135 - they needed every last ball of their 20 overs - but Nigar Sultana (46) and Fahima Khatun (26*) got the job done
July 14, 2024
Ireland v India, 1st T20I, Malahide

Rohit, Dhawan set it up for wristspinners in huge win

India made the radical decision to drop Dinesh Karthik, the hero from their last T20I game in Sri Lanka
July 12, 2024
Ireland v India, 1st T20I, Malahide

Middle order the focus in India's Irish reunion

Eleven years after they last hosted India, Ireland have an opportunity to impress as Full Members
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Scotland, 4th match, Netherlands Tri-nation series, Deventer

Stirling stars with 81 but Ireland tie against Scotland

It was only the 10th time in T20I cricket that a game ended in a deadlock
July 14, 2024
Scotland v Ireland, tri-nation series, Deventer

Balbirnie 74 sets up Ireland's first win of the tri-nation series

Ireland avoided a third-straight loss in the tournament after beating Scotland by 46 runs in Deventer
July 12, 2024
Netherlands v Ireland, T20 tri-series, Rotterdam

Netherlands chase down 159 for second straight win

A day after clinching a four-run win against Ireland, Netherlands went on to chase 159 with an over to spare against the same opponents in the second match of the tri-series in Rotterdam
July 15, 2024
Ireland v New Zealand, 3rd women's ODI, Dublin

Kerr 232*, Kasperek 113, New Zealand 440 in another massive win

Seventeen-year-old Kerr racked up the highest score in women's ODIs to send Ireland women hurtling to a 305-run loss
July 13, 2024
Ireland v New Zealand, 2nd women's ODI, Dublin

Devine's 59-ball century sets up crushing win

For the second time in three days, New Zealand women sunk Ireland under a barrage of runs, piling on 418, powered by a 59-ball century from Sophie Devine in the second ODI in Dublin
July 13, 2024
Ireland v New Zealand, 1st women's ODI, Dublin

Cara Murray's 2 for 119: the most expensive figures in all ODIs

Stats highlights from New Zealand women's record-breaking day in Dublin
July 13, 2024
Ireland v New Zealand, 1st women's ODI, Dublin

New Zealand make the highest ODI total of all time

New Zealand women amassed 490 for 4 - the highest total in all ODI cricket - to smash records and Ireland women at YMCA Cricket Club in Dublin
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

Ireland's maiden Test: An occasion that even made the trains stop at Malahide

A community club hosted a community sport, as Ireland rose above the emotion of their overdue arrival at cricket's highest level
July 13, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Dublin, 4th day

Sarfraz Ahmed hails 'important' win after Pakistan pass fourth-innings test

Pakistan's captain admitted he had been worried about chasing when considering whether to enforce the follow on against Ireland
July 14, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Dublin, 5th day

Imam-ul-Haq guides Pakistan home after Ireland scare

Follow Ireland's maiden Test with our new rolling report, featuring updates from the ground, stats and graphics, end-of-session reports, and more
July 14, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

The inevitable, indispensable Kevin O'Brien century

Kevin O'Brien isn't the best player Ireland has ever had, he's just the one who keeps producing their most important innings
July 14, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

Kevin O'Brien joins a rare club

Kevin O'Brien became the fourth batsman to hit a hundred in his team's first Test match
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

'Bangalore century still No.1' says Kevin O'Brien after another slice of Ireland history

Despite the emotion of becoming Ireland's maiden Test centurion, batsman believes his finest hour has already happened
July 13, 2024

Kevin O'Brien, history maker

Reactions after Kevin O'Brien's landmark Test hundred on Ireland's debut
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Dublin, 4th day

Kevin O'Brien's maiden Test hundred allows Ireland to dream

Follow Ireland's maiden Test with our new rolling report, featuring updates from the ground, stats and graphics, end-of-session reports, and more
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, Only Test, Malahide

Mohammad Amir, a mighty fast bowler who's mislaid his purpose

He is still undoubtedly the leader of Pakistan's attack, but Amir is not the bowler he used to be.
July 14, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, Only Test, Malahide

Kimber: After the dream, the reality for Ireland

Ed Joyce, William Porterfield and Niall O'Brien have waited most of their professional career for a chance at Test cricket: their first innings were done insight eight overs
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

'Chronic' knee problem revives worries about Mohammad Amir's workload

Azhar Mahmood, bowling coach, warns that fast bowler's workload must be managed across all three formats of the game
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Dublin, 2nd day

Ed Joyce shows resolves after Ireland follow on

Follow Ireland's maiden Test with our new rolling report, featuring updates from the ground, stats and graphics, end-of-session reports, and more
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

Asad Shafiq steps out of the shadows as Pakistan's new senior pro

He's been a specialist No.6 for much of his career, but Shafiq's half-century at No.4 was a glimpse of post-MisYou stability
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

Pakistan's rookies Faheem Ashraf and Shadab Khan reveal the limits of Ireland's discipline

Ireland's hugely experienced debutants played a canny game, but the limits of their abilities had been revealed by the close
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Dublin, 2nd day

Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan revive Pakistan after Ireland's early joy

Follow Ireland's maiden Test with our new rolling report, featuring updates from the ground, stats and graphics, end-of-session reports, and more
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

What's a washout in the grander scheme of Ireland's cricket history?

Ireland endured a disappointing first day of Test status, but they've endured greater hardships than this in the past
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Dublin

Live Report: Ireland v Pakistan

The full archive of our rolling report on Ireland's debut Test against Pakistan at Malahide
July 14, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Dublin

Ireland's Test bow delayed by persistent rain

July 15, 2024
Ireland's first Test match

The brief and untold history of Ireland-Pakistan

This might be the first men's Test between the two nations, but their cricketing trajectories have many surprising intersections
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

Ireland's golden generation reach the promised land of a maiden Test match

ESPNcricinfo previews Ireland's historic inaugural Test match against Pakistan at Malahide
July 14, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

Ireland prepare to be judged like never before

But you get the feeling for most of the players, and the coaching staff, they just want the game to start
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, Only Test, Malahide

A lot of people have devoted their lives to make this happen - Porterfield

The Ireland captain chose the eve of their maiden Test match to reflect on the efforts of everyone who had worked towards this moment
July 12, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, World Cup Qualifiers, Harare

'The Associates don't know what's going to happen to them' - Porterfield

Ireland's captain says his Full Member team are the lucky ones, as he sympathises with the Associates who missed out on the World Cup
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, World Cup Qualifiers, Harare

'This victory is for the people of Afghanistan' - Stanikzai

Ireland's captain says his Full Member team are the lucky ones, as he sympathises with the Associates who missed out on the World Cup
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, World Cup Qualifiers, Harare

Afghanistan pull off the great escape to make World Cup

Afghanistan lost their group games to Scotland, Zimbabwe and Hong Kong and entered the Super Six with no points, but victories over West Indies, UAE and Ireland - as well as helpful results in other games - meant that Friday's win took them to the 2019 Wo
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Scotland, World Cup Qualifier, Super Sixes, Harare

Ireland give themselves 'a lifeline of hope'

Batsman Andy Balbirnie, the Man of the Match, gave a lot of credit for the win to fast bowler Boyd Rankin
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Scotland, World Cup qualifier, Super Sixes, Harare

Balbirnie's century keeps Ireland's World Cup hopes alive

Boyd Rankin snuffs out four wickets in tight chase to put an end to Scotland's unbeaten run in the tournament
July 15, 2024
World Cup Qualifier 2018

The painfully small margins in Associate cricket

Nepal has gained ODI status for the first time winning absolute nail-biters, but the teams that lost by such small margins also deserve a shot at more funding and better recognition
July 15, 2024
Zimbabwe v Ireland, World Cup qualifier, Super Sixes, Harare

Sikandar Raza and spinners subdue Ireland

The batsman overcame a slow pitch and disciplined attack to haul the hosts from 139 for 7 to 211 for 9
July 15, 2024
Ireland v United Arab Emirates, ICC World Cup Qualifiers, Harare

Stirling-Porterfield record stand razes UAE

Kevin O'Brien, Body Rankin and Simi Singh also made significant contributions to Ireland's massive 226-run DLS win
July 15, 2024
Ireland v West Indies, World Cup Qualifiers, Harare

Rovman Powell ton leads West Indies into Super Six

From 83 for 5, West Indies recovered to set Ireland a target of 258, and proceeded to win by 52 runs with Kemar Roach picking up four vital wickets
July 15, 2024
Eoin Morgan's 200th ODI

Schooling coaches, family BBQs and debut anger: how it began for Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan will play his 200th ODI when England face New Zealand in Christchurch. His first came for Ireland in 2006, but even then his future path was clear
July 09, 2024
Ireland v PNG, World Cup Qualifiers, Harare

Ireland get past PNG despite Ura brilliance

Tony Ura, the Papua New Guinea opener, hit 151 off 142 balls. The rest of his team managed 74 among them
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Netherlands, World Cup Qualifiers, Harare

Balbirnie shakes off blow to head to beat Netherlands

Andy Balbirinie and the bowlers fashioned a 97-run win for Ireland in their first game of the World Cup Qualifiers
July 15, 2024
Ireland v West Indies, U19 World Cup, Lincoln

Young's late blast steers WI to four-wicket win

Young, aided by significant contributions from Bhaskar Yadram, Emmanuel Stewert and Kirstan Kallicharan, helped West Indies beat Ireland by four wickets in Lincoln
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, Under-19 World Cup, Group D, Whangarei

Ireland clinch thrilling consolatory win against Afghanistan

Ireland clinched their first win of the tournament but in their last attempt, when they beat Afghanistan by only four runs in Whangarei
July 16, 2024
Ireland v Scotland, tri-series, Dubai

Ireland pile up their highest total in fourth straight win

Scotland made a fist of the 332 chase, with Michael Jones, Calum MacLeod, and Michael Leask making fifties, but they ultimately fell short by 24 runs
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Scotland, Tri-nation Series 2018, Dubai

Rankin three-for, Balbirnie fifty brush Scotland away

Scotland opener Michael Jones made 87 on debut, but the rest of their batsmen crumbled to Boyd Rankin and co. in Dubai
July 12, 2024
Ireland v Pakistan, Under-19 World Cup, Group C, Whangarei

Shaheen Shah Afridi razes Ireland U-19 with six-for

Pakistan Under-19 needed less than 40 overs to beat Ireland Under-19
July 15, 2024
Ireland v Sri Lanka, Under-19 World Cup, Group D, Whangarei

Lakshan, Mendis steer Sri Lanka to seven-wicket win

Dhananjaya Lakshan's 120-ball 101 and captain Kamindu Mendis all-round show took Sri Lanka to a win over Ireland in their opening match
July 15, 2024
UAE v Ireland, tri-series, Dubai

Porterfield, Balbirnie centuries hand UAE second defeat in tri-series

A 201-run second-wicket stand, built around centuries from William Porterfield and Andy Balbirnie, followed by a four-wicket haul from Kevin O'Brien, set up Ireland's 67-run triumph over the hosts
July 15, 2024
UAE v Ireland, tri-series, Dubai

Joyce's hundred leads Ireland's comeback win

Ed Joyce passed 10000 List A runs during his innings and ensured his side chased down 223 from 91 for 5
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, 3rd ODI, Sharjah

Stirling, Dockrell spearhead 2-1 series win for Ireland

George Dockrell's first four-for in nearly three years was followed by a century from Paul Stirling, who struck 101 off 97 balls, to chase down 178 with 12 overs to spare
July 12, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, 2nd ODI, Sharjah, December 7, 2017

McCarthy's five-wicket haul helps Ireland level series

Earlier, Paul Stirling's 82 helped Ireland reach 271 after electing to bat
July 16, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, 1st ODI, Sharjah, December 5, 2017

Teenager Mujeeb Zadran spins out Ireland

The 16-year old debutant turned heads in Sharjah, routing Ireland for 100 in 31.4 overs with figures of 4 for 24
July 13, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, 1st ODI, Sharjah

Afghanistan, Ireland tune up for World Cup qualifiers

There is also a bit of history in this occasion since it will be Afghanistan and Ireland's first ODI series after gaining Full Membership
July 16, 2024
ICC Intercontinental Cup, 7th round

Afghanistan, Ireland prepare for Associate swansong

With the final round of matches in the Intercontinental Cup set to kick off on November 29, it will be the last time these two new Test teams will feature in Associate cricket's most important multi-day tournament
July 15, 2024
Ireland v West Indies, Only ODI, Belfast

A costly farce unbecoming of a Test nation

Cricket Ireland's failure to make adequate provisions for wet weather in Belfast was a dereliction of duty that cannot be repeated if they want the sport to grow
July 15, 2024
Ireland v West Indies, Only ODI, Belfast

West Indies look to embrace rare day of superiority

Ireland and West Indies have taken different paths since they last met, but they find each other in familiar situations as they gear up for their one-off ODI
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, ICC Intercontinental Cup, Greater Noida, 3rd day

Afghanistan smother Ireland on Nabi's record-setting day

Offspinning allrounder Mohammad Nabi took six wickets as Afghanistan soared to an innings victory inside three days at Greater Noida
July 12, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, ICC Intercontinental Cup, Greater Noida, 2nd day

Rashid rips through Ireland as Test cricket beckons for Afghanistan

Asghar Stanikzai's century and fifties from Mohammad Shahzad and Nasir Jamal helped Afghanistan into a dominant position against Ireland
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v Ireland, ICC Intercontinental Cup, Greater Noida, 1st day

Stanikzai leads way as Ireland feel the heat

Asghar Stanikzai's century and fifties from Mohammad Shahzad and Nasir Jamal helped Afghanistan into a dominant position against Ireland
July 06, 2024
County news

Wilson departs Surrey for Derbyshire

Gary Wilson, the Ireland wicketkeeper-batsman, has agreed to join Derbyshire on a three-year contract
July 06, 2024