2015 Photo Review

Ireland v West Indies at the 2015 Cricket World Cup

John Mooney celebrates hitting the winning runs in the World Cup opener.

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Alex Cusack bowled an incredible final over to secure the win against Zimbabwe.

Irish fans celebrate at the World Cup.

The home summer got off to a wet start as England visited.

John Bracewell took over as Head Coach in May.

Andrew Balbirnie celebrates as Ireland beat the UAE in their InterContinental Cup opener.

George Dockrell with a catch to win the match at Malahide.

Ed Joyce broke the record for the highest individual score for Ireland with his first double hundred of the year.

Ireland faced Scotland in June as Bready hosted it

Tyrone Kane and David Rankin made their senior debuts, with Kane picking up two wickets in his first over.

The ICC World T20 Qualifiers were held in Ireland during July, with Gary Wilson showing some interesting techniques off.

Ireland did not have it all their own way, with shock defeats to PNG and Hong Kong in the group stages.

A comfortable win over Jersey in the final group game saw Ireland qualify automatically for India 2016.

The qualifiers were the last action for Alex Cusack in an Ireland shirt as he retired from international cricket.

Ireland Women then hosted World Champions Australia in three T20 Internationals in Dublin.

Ireland came close to victory in two of the games before Australia dominated the third.

As the Women left, the Men arrived, with Ireland hosting Australia

The match was shortened by rain, with Ireland taking it right to the wire via Duckworth Lewis.

Gary Wilson took charge for the first time as Ireland toured Zimbabwe for three ODI

Ireland won one and lost two ODI

Paul Stirling chases a ball in the second ICup match of the year in Namibia.

The game in Windhoek saw Ireland win by an innings for the second game in a row.

With victory coming before lunch on the final day.

Ed Joyce once again made a double hundred for Ireland, a second in the year.

Ireland Women headed to Thailand late in the year for their own World T20 Qualifiers.

The tournament was a huge success with Ireland topping their group with a 100% record.

Ireland then went on to beat Bangladesh in a final ball thriller to win the tournament outright.

The final news of the year was John Mooney, veteran of three World Cups, retiring from International cricket.