Meet the players
- Born On: 2 August 1981
- Club: Middlesex
- Cap Number: 682
- Debut Match: June 2012 v Australia
- Batting Style: Left-handed
- Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium
- Career Best: 7 for 82 for Middlesex in the County Championships
A conversation with Middlesex and Ireland batsman Ed Joyce in 2011 led Murtagh to seriously consider qualifying for Ireland as his grandfather was born in Dublin. He applied for Irish citizenship in October that year, which was granted in January 2012.
Ireland’s first engagement after Murtagh qualified was the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier held in the UAE in March; Murtagh was named as a reserve but ended up travelling out to join up with the squad following the injuries to John Mooney and Alex Cusack.
Tim Murtagh then made his debut for Ireland against Australia in the rain-affected RSA Challenge in Belfast in June 2012. He unfortunately didn’t get to take the field with either bat or ball in his debut match. He has accumulated three more caps since then and more recently has been selected to travel to United Arab Emirates for Ireland’s crucial Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League against UAE.
Tim Murtagh'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 21st 2013
Tim Murtagh produced his best spell in Irish colours to help his country finish their tour of the United Arab Emirates on a high, with a six wicket win over their hosts in a Twenty20 fixture.
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 17th 2013
Phil Simmons isn't under-estimating the size of the task that awaits his Ireland team in Sharjah this week as they prepare to face the United Arab Emirates in two crucial World Cup qualifying games.
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.
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.
September 21st 2012
Tim Murtagh writes the latest edition of the 'World T20 Tour Diaries'. He tells us all about his journey into Irish cricket and his experience in Sri Lanka on tour with the Boys in Green so far.
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 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.