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Cricket

# cricket - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Simmons: ‘I can imagine playing a game in Sydney with the Irish support… jeez!’

Coach Phil Simmons says the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.will effectively be a home tournament for Ireland.

# cricket - Friday 18 July, 2014

‘Apart from my two kids being born, it was the greatest day of my life’

Trent Johnston remembers the day that Ireland turned the cricket world upside down in this week’s episode of The Slog Sweep.

# cricket - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Australia and England will sandwich The Ashes between ODIs against Ireland in 2015

“Next year is shaping up to be the most exciting in Irish cricketing history,” says Ireland coach Phil Simmons.

Craig Kieswetter nailed the ‘Cricket is a Tough Game’ Selfie

What, this? Just a broken nose and eye socket. No biggie.

# cricket - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Deutrom: I still believe that Ireland will be playing Test cricket by 2020

Warren Deutrom tells The Slog Sweep podcast that Ireland’s strategic ambition has paved the way for other aspiring Associates.

# cricket - Sunday 6 July, 2014

New Zealand cricketer makes a simply incredible catch against West Indies

Trent Boult has form in this department and Windies batsmen must hate the sight of him.

# cricket - Thursday 3 July, 2014

‘An absolute bonus’: how 3 Irish lads ended up at Australia’s Ashes party

Aussie bowling coach Craig McDermott speaks to this week’s episode of The Slog Sweep podcast.

# cricket - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Ireland’s Jeremy Bray on scoring a World Cup century and the week-long party that followed

The now-retired batsman recalls his One Day heroics in the Caribbean and the greatest St Patrick’s Day party of all time.

# cricket - Saturday 7 June, 2014

We don’t like cricket* but we love this brilliant two-man catch Howzat? This post contains videos

# cricket - Thursday 5 June, 2014

George Hook: ‘No more than Keane in Saipan, they have abandoned their country’

Hook blasts Eoin Morgan and Boyd Rankin for pursuing their Test cricket ambitions with England.

# cricket - Thursday 15 May, 2014

‘It’s the way cricket should be!’ – Kev O’Brien on Caribbean life and Chris Gayle’s house party

Ireland’s vice-captain spoke exclusively to The Slog Sweep, a new weekly Irish cricket podcast.

# cricket - Monday 12 May, 2014

Ireland to host one-day internationals with England and Australia

The matches have been pencilled in for 2015, Cricket Ireland announced today.

# cricket - Thursday 8 May, 2014

# cricket - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 79 runs at Clontarf

The two-match series concludes in Dublin on Thursday,

LIVE: Ireland v Sri Lanka, One Day International

The world’s best 50-over team are taking on Phil Simmons’ men in Clontarf.

Ireland’s Joyce hoping for another century as Sri Lanka come to town

Phil Simmons’ side face the World Twenty20 champions in Clontarf this morning.

# cricket - Monday 28 April, 2014

Cricket team bowled out for princely sum of 3

For non cricket fans out there, that is akin to Mike Tyson getting beaten by a Frank Bruno sneeze after 0.6 seconds of Round One.

# cricket - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Ireland hopeful of toppling world champions as squad is named for Sri Lanka games ODI

Ireland hopeful of toppling world champions as squad is named for Sri Lanka games

There are plenty of familiar faces in Phil Simmons’ squad.

# cricket - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Ireland move one step closer to Test cricket with new competition

The ICC Board met in Dubai to discuss the proposal.

# cricket - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Ireland women fall short on their World Cup debut against New Zealand

Next up for the Girls in Green – world champions Australia on Thursday.

Ireland’s women make their World T20 debut today — and they’ve got the blueprint for a few big shocks

Trent Johnston’s side are gunning for an upset when they face New Zealand in Sylhet this morning.

# cricket - Monday 17 March, 2014

‘We could have won a lot easier than that,’ admits relieved Irish cricket coach Phil Simmons

“It’s a great start, but there are three games in the group and we know how dangerous UAE can be,” he added.

Superb Ireland overcome Zimbabwe in Cricket World Cup opener after late drama

They ultimately won by just three wickets.

# cricket - Friday 21 February, 2014

Ireland get West Indies on the ropes, but let series win slip

The West Indies attack did just enough to keep Ireland at bay in Sabina Park tonight.

WATCH LIVE: West Indies v Ireland, T20 International T20 This post contains videos

WATCH LIVE: West Indies v Ireland, T20 International

Can Ireland follow up Wednesday’s win with another historic performance in Sabina Park? Watch it live here.

Ireland’s T20 showdown with the West Indies to be shown live tonight

Darren Sammy insists his side did not take the Irish challenge lightly, but is aware that they must improve.

# cricket - Thursday 20 February, 2014

‘It’s nice we weren’t celebrating as if we’d won the World Cup’ – Ed Joyce on Ireland’s West Indies win

The Irish team are happy with the win but, with two more games to come, they are focused on the task in hand.

# cricket - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Irish cricket stars earn historic win over world champion West Indies

It was a good night for Irish cricket in Jamaica.

# cricket - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Ireland cricketer John Mooney flies home with ‘stress-related illness’

Mooney withdraws from Ireland’s tour of the West Indies in order to resume treatment.

# cricket - Monday 27 January, 2014

Snapshot: Irish cricket continues to be the best thing since sliced bread

You’d be half-baked to think otherwise.

# cricket - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Ireland Women stun Pakistan in Twenty20 thriller

The amateurs got one over on the professionals today in Doha.

# cricket - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Cricket fan wins €60,000 with one-handed catch in the crowd

Talk about being in the right place at the right time.

# cricket - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Aussies complete Ashes whitewash over sorry England

The tourists suffered their sixth batting collapse of the series.

# cricket - Friday 3 January, 2014

Ireland’s cricketers to play Sri Lanka in Dublin ODI

Ireland’s cricketers to play Sri Lanka in Dublin

The two one-day internationals will take place in May.

# cricket - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

New Zealander bludgeons quickest ever one-day century in 36 balls Sheer Brutality This post contains videos

New Zealander bludgeons quickest ever one-day century in 36 balls

Corey Anderson took no pity on a hapless West Indies attack in the picturesque setting of Queenstown.

# cricket - Thursday 26 December, 2013

‘Our number one year’ – how Ireland’s cricketers won hearts, minds (and everything else) in 2013

A historic treble in 2013 showed just how far Irish cricket has come — and strengthened the country’s claims for Test recognition.

# cricket - Friday 20 December, 2013

Ireland’s cricketers to face West Indies in Jamaica in 2014

The games will provide a warm up for the 2014 T20 World Cup.

# cricket - Thursday 19 December, 2013

England cricketer Swann apologises for comparing Ashes defeat to ‘rape’

The spin bowler has described his comments as “crass and thoughtless”.

# cricket - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Trent Johnston lands role as Ireland Women’s cricket coach

The Australian-born cricketer was out of the international game for all of 48 hours after hanging up his floppy hat on Friday.

# cricket - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Ireland close in on victory over Afghanistan

The Irish need just five more wickets to regain the trophy.

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