Meet the players
- Born On: 22 September 1978
- Club: Sussex
- Cap Number: 608
- Debut Match: Scotland in July 1997
- Batting Style: Left-handed
- Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium
- Career Best: 115* v UAE in 2005
Edmund Christopher Joyce
Ed is Ireland’s senior player having made his debut for Ireland against Scotland in July 1997 at West Bromwich, Birmingham in the Triple Crown series. Ed played his Irish cricket with Merrion and has since played County Cricket with Middlesex and Sussex.
As of the end of the ICC World Twenty20, Ed has played 87 matches for Ireland, scoring 2,665 runs. His outstanding performances were perhaps his contributions at the ICC Trophy in 2005 on home turf in Ireland, where he scored 399 runs. This led Ireland to their debut World Cup appearance in 2007. His score of 115 against UAE in that tournament was undoubtedly a key innings in enabling Ireland to qualify.
It was, of course, highly ironic that the man who had done so much to get Ireland there ended up playing against Ireland in the Caribbean. He did play in the 2007 World Cup but it was for England rather than Ireland as he had qualified to represent our neighbours across the water by then. He was the first Irish player in the modern era to represent England, which he did with distinction and has a century at the Sydney Cricket Ground against Australia to his name.
Joyce returned to represent Ireland in the next World Cup in 2011 having re-qualified to represent Ireland and, though technically not fully qualified under ICC regulations, the ICC exercised the discretion they had to enable him to do so.
Ed is not the only Joyce to represent Ireland. Indeed he is one of 5. Two brothers, Gus and Dom, and twin sisters Isobel and Cecelia, have also done so, and indeed at present Isobel is captain of the Ireland women’s team – without doubt a true Irish cricketing dynasty.
Ed Joyce's statistics coming soon
March 26th 2013
Full details of how clubs across Ireland can avail of special prices for the 2013 RSA Challenge
March 20th 2013
A sensational bowling spell from Trent Johnston coupled with a disciplined batting effort ensured Ireland won their second World Cup qualifying encounter against the United Arab Emirates in Sharjah.
March 17th 2013
Ireland were superb in the field in Sharjah and a gem of an innings from Gary Wilson with a little help from Kevin O'Brien and John Mooney steered Ireland home to send them 4 points clear at the top of the ICC World Cricket League Championship Table.
March 15th 2013
Cricket Ireland looks for the Irish public to get behind their nation's cricketers as they push for qualification to the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand
March 13th 2013
Ireland's cricketers recorded the highest total in their 158 year history to remain in total control on the second day of their InterContinental Cup clash against the UAE in Sharjah.
March 12th 2013
Highlights of Ireland's dominant first day in the ICC Intercontinental Cup in Sharjah versus the UAE.
March 12th 2013
A thoroughly professional first day batting display from Ireland has left them in control of their InterContinental Cup clash with the UAE in Sharjah.
March 8th 2013
After a winter of indoor training and facing bowling machines, Ireland need some time in the middle and they certainly got that today against Canada during the first day of a somewhat unorthodox two-day warm-up match
March 6th 2013
Ireland Assistant Coach and video analyst Peter Johnston reports from the first couple of days of Ireland's training camp in the UAE
February 15th 2013
Cricket Ireland have named an experienced squad of 14 ahead of their crucial tour of the UAE next month.
February 14th 2013
Max Sorensen and an exciting quartet of youngsters are the major beneficiaries of the 17 contracts announced by Cricket Ireland for the 2013 season, with a further five contracts to be offered in due course.
February 11th 2013
Toyota Ireland has announced that it has become the new Official Car Sponsor to Cricket Ireland.
January 3rd 2013
A look back on the year of Irish cricket in 2012. With footage and coverage from right across all areas of the sport here in Ireland.
November 16th 2012
Paul Stirling has been named as Ireland's RSA International Men's Player of the Year at the inaugural RSA Cricket Ireland Awards. The 22 year old Middlesex all-rounder beat off the challenge of fellow Ireland stars George Dockrell and Ed Joyce to lift the top prize in front of 300 players, officials and guests at the Round Room at the Mansion House.
October 18th 2012
Sussex County Cricket Club have confirmed their captaincy roles for next season, with Ed Joyce appointed as Club Captain, alongside Chris Nash as his vice-captain.
October 16th 2012
The short-lists for two of the feature awards at next month's Inaugural RSA Cricket Ireland Awards have been announced. The International Men's and Women's Player of the Year short-lists both feature three stars from Ireland's cricketing year.
September 21st 2012
Video Highlights of Ireland's seven wicket loss to Australia in the opening match of Group B of the ICC World Twenty 20 on Wednesday in Colombo. Ireland must now re-group ahead of their crucial match against the West Indies on Monday at 3pm Irish time.
September 20th 2012
Ed Joyce goes through the days events yesterday in Colombo and gives us his thoughts on the disappointing loss to Australia in Ireland's first game of the 2012 ICC World Twenty 20.
September 13th 2012
Ireland continued their positive build-up for ICC World Twenty 20 this week by beating Zimbabwe by a comfortable 54 runs and retaining their unbeaten record in their warm up matches.
September 10th 2012
Ireland continued ideal preparations for the ICC World Twenty20 in Colombo today as they made it two wins in two days following a comprehensive win over Sri Lanka 'A' today at the Sinhalese Sports Ground.
August 30th 2012
The short-list for the LG ICC Awards has been finalised and sees Irish players dominating the short-list with four of the five nominees for the ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year.
August 13th 2012
Irish players have dominated the shortlist for the Annual ICC Awards with six of the ten players nominated for the associate and affiliate player of the year coming from Ireland
August 3rd 2012
Highlights of Ed Joyce's Majestic Hundred for Sussex in the County Championships from yesterday. Newly appointed Sussex County Cricket Club captain Ed Joyce played an innings that Ivo Tennant described on Cricinfo as '..a delightful century, the 28th of his first-class career and an innings in magnitude as well as elegance beyond the compass of all other batsmen in this contest.'
July 19th 2012
Highlights from yesterday's 1st RSA Twenty20 International Series match against Bangladesh