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Preview: Can Ireland claim back-to-back victories?

Preview: Can Ireland claim back-to-back victories?

March 7th 2019 | International

Having lost the first four encounters against Afghanistan on this tour - and seeing the fifth match washed out, Ireland was in need of an inspirational moment or performance...and that promptly came in the shape of Andy Balbirnie. His 145* from 136 balls inspired a memorable Irish victory, levelling the ODI series at 1-1. Now, can Ireland continue the momentum?

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Interview: Dockrell - “The game’s developed, there’s a need to work hard on all aspects of the game”

Interview: Dockrell - “The game’s developed, there’s a need to work hard on all aspects of the game”

March 7th 2019 | International, Other

DEHRADUN – A day after scoring his second half-century in One-Day Internationals and playing an important role in Ireland’s successful run chase against Afghanistan, George Dockrell was back at the team hotel in the Indian city of Dehradun reflecting on the series, his recent batting performances and the need to continually work on all aspects of his game.

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New European T20 League announced starting August 2019

New European T20 League announced starting August 2019

March 6th 2019 | International, Other

DUBLIN, EDINBURGH, NIEUWEGEIN – A new European T20 cricket league has been sanctioned by Cricket Ireland to be held from 30 August to 22 September 2019, following an agreement between the boards of Cricket Ireland, Cricket Netherlands and Cricket Scotland.

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Brilliant Balbirnie batters Afghans as Ireland draws level in series

Brilliant Balbirnie batters Afghans as Ireland draws level in series

March 5th 2019 | International

DEHRADUN - A sensational, record-breaking hundred from Andy Balbirnie helped Ireland chase down 257 in the third ODI against Afghanistan, levelling the series 1-1 with two games left to play.

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Nathan Smith bids Irish cricket farewell

Nathan Smith bids Irish cricket farewell

March 5th 2019 | International, Other

DUBLIN – Cricket Ireland today has confirmed that 23-year old paceman Nathan Smith has decided to call time on his Irish cricket career to pursue opportunities in his native Australia.

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Ireland looking to keep series hopes alive after washout

Ireland looking to keep series hopes alive after washout

March 4th 2019 | International

For Ireland’s team, the showers which ruined the second ODI against Afghanistan were more frustrating than most - it came with the two sides locked in perhaps their most keenly contested bout to date on this tour.

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Interview: Tim Murtagh on the ODI series and being up for the fight

Interview: Tim Murtagh on the ODI series and being up for the fight

March 4th 2019 | International

DEHRADUN – Tim Murtagh feels his sides performance in the first One-Day International was “fairly meek”, and felt the fight shown by the Ireland team in the second match was an important marker in the series.

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Ireland’s bowlers hit back before rain ruins second ODI v Afghanistan

Ireland’s bowlers hit back before rain ruins second ODI v Afghanistan

March 2nd 2019 | International

DEHRADUN - Ireland’s bowlers reined Afghanistan back in after a strong start, before persistent showers ruined what was setting up to be an intriguing contest in the second ODI at Dehradun.

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Ireland looks to square series in Dehradun

Ireland looks to square series in Dehradun

March 1st 2019 | International

DEHRADUN – Despite a spirited performance with the ball in Thursday’s opening One-Day International, Ireland know that more runs are required on the board if they are to register their first win over Afghanistan on this tour when the two sides meet on Saturday.

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Mujeeb leads Afghanistan to victory despite Stirling heroics

Mujeeb leads Afghanistan to victory despite Stirling heroics

February 28th 2019 | International

A disciplined display of bowling from Mujeeb Ur Rahman helped Afghanistan to a five-wicket win over Ireland in the first ODI of the five-match series.

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