World Cup 2015: Ireland
Irish World Cup dream over Irish World Cup dream over ( ) ZZZZ5:10 amZZZZ
IRELAND’S World Cup dream fell at the final fence, but they can feel proud of a performance that at times rattled the giants of the game.
Ireland have cause to celebrate despite defeat Ireland have cause to celebrate despite defeat ( ) ZZZZ5:04 amZZZZ
THE party went long into the night in Adelaide and while the Ireland team may not have been celebrating a place in the quarter-finals, they had every right to toast a successful tournament.
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Ireland captain William Porterfield has once more attacked the International Cricket Council's decision to cut the number of teams at the next World Cup.
End of the road for O'Brien? End of the road for O'Brien? ( ) ZZZZ11:52 amZZZZ
It's all over for this team in this World Cup and, in all likelihood, it’s all over for me in the World Cup competition itself.
Winning friends and influencing people Winning friends and influencing people ( ) ZZZZ11:47 amZZZZ
WHATEVER the result of Ireland’s last game in Pool B, this Cricket World Cup campaign has been arguably their most successful yet.
Porterfield confident ahead of Pakistan clash Porterfield confident ahead of Pakistan clash ( ) ZZZZ12:31 amZZZZ
William Porterfield was in ebullient mood ahead of Ireland clash with Pakistan.
Stakes high for Ireland Stakes high for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ12:27 amZZZZ
IRELAND step out onto the Adelaide Oval for yet another of those biggest-in-our-cricket-history matches.
O'Briens to the fore O'Briens to the fore ( ) ZZZZ12:20 amZZZZ
If Ireland manage to beat Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval and qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals, it's a fair bet that one of the O'Brien brothers will be in contention for the man-of-the-match award.
Ireland bow out of World Cup despite Porterfield hundred Ireland bow out of World Cup despite Porterfield hundred ( ) ZZZZ1:30 pmZZZZ
Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup quarter- finals came unstuck in Adelaide on Sunday as Phil Simmons’ charges fell to a 7-wicket defeat against Pakistan.
Ireland deserve better Ireland deserve better ( ) ZZZZ12:34 amZZZZ
At some stage over the next few weeks ICC is going to break its silence over the furore about the 2019 ten team World Cup.
McBrine confident ahead of Pakistan clash McBrine confident ahead of Pakistan clash ( ) ZZZZ12:19 amZZZZ
Spin bowler Andy McBrine insists Ireland will go into Sunday’s game with Pakistan full of confidence despite coming in off the back of a heavy loss to India.
Super Sunday showdown for Ireland Super Sunday showdown for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ12:15 amZZZZ
And so to Adelaide for Ireland’s final Pool B game against Pakistan, our own Super Sunday if you like as two of the remaining quarter-final berths will be decided between Ireland, Pakistan and the West Indies.
All to play for as Ireland face Pakistan All to play for as Ireland face Pakistan ( ) ZZZZ12:12 amZZZZ
Ireland's cricketers trained at the Adelaide Oval on Friday in preparation for Sunday's crucial winner-takes-all game against Pakistan - their final Pool B encounter of the 2015 World Cup.
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Roy Torrens doesn't expect Sunday to be his last game in charge of the Ireland squad - he's planning to retire on the high of a World Cup quarter-final.
Ireland upbeat ahead of Pakistan clash Ireland upbeat ahead of Pakistan clash ( ) ZZZZ12:43 amZZZZ
There's four teams battling for the final three places. The fact that we're one of those four going into the final stages is the reason why the mood is still good.
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Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor has offered his apologies to John Mooney after the Ireland all-rounder was the subject of an "unacceptable article".
Ireland fate still in own hands Ireland fate still in own hands ( ) ZZZZ12:36 amZZZZ
IRELAND’S cricketers World Cup hopes are still on the rails despite an eight-wicket mauling by India.
Ireland fury over Mooney attack Ireland fury over Mooney attack ( ) ZZZZ12:35 amZZZZ
IRELAND’S cricketers were reported to be “angry” at a vicious personal attack on player John Mooney at the Cricket World Cup.
India too strong for Ireland India too strong for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ12:08 amZZZZ
India took apart a diligent but limited Ireland attack to sweep to an untroubled eight-wicket victory and confirm they will top Pool B.
Preview: Ireland vs Pakistan Preview: Ireland vs Pakistan ( ) ZZZZ3:50 pmZZZZ
Stats, facts, and summaries ahead of Sunday's crunch match
Time for ICC to do the right thing Time for ICC to do the right thing ( ) ZZZZ11:59 pmZZZZ
PERHAPS it needs Bob Geldof to storm into the ICC offices in Dubai, slam his fist on the table and demand: "Give us your ******* Test status!"
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William Porterfield post match press conference after India beat Ireland by 8 wickets.
Ireland out-gunned by India Ireland out-gunned by India ( ) ZZZZ9:27 amZZZZ
Ireland suffered their second defeat from five games when they came up well short against the current world champions, India.
Ireland face daunting Indian challenge Ireland face daunting Indian challenge ( ) ZZZZ9:05 pmZZZZ
Ireland are one point away from a certain place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup but no-one is expecting them to gain it in Hamilton when they take on the world champions, India.
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ANDY BALBIRNIE has announced his arrival as an international batsman with two half-centuries in the past week.
Preview: Ireland vs India Preview: Ireland vs India ( ) ZZZZ10:59 pmZZZZ
Victory over India would secure qualification for the quarter-finals; here's the background.
Ireland should carry government health warning Ireland should carry government health warning ( ) ZZZZ9:17 pmZZZZ
After cutting it fine against the UAE, our coach Phil Simmons said he was getting too old for those sort of games. But us being us, we managed to make this win even more nerve-wracking.
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Brainless bowling, sloppy fielding, a controversial catch and panic-stricken batting abounded as the margins between Ireland and Zimbabwe narrowed. But Alex Cusack is blessed with the coolest brain and nerve in Irish cricket and he had the ball in his hand.
Joyce, Balbirnie and Cusack star Joyce, Balbirnie and Cusack star ( ) ZZZZ1:13 pmZZZZ
Ed Joyce hit 112 as Ireland beat Zimbabwe by five runs after Alex Cusack grabbed two final-over wickets to bowl out Zimbabwe for 326 in their World Cup Group B clash in Hobart.
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Ireland coach Phil Simmons admitted to a few nerves as his side scraped home against Zimbabwe but praised his players' 'hearts of steel' in securing their crucial World Cup Group B win.
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Ed Joyce has given a birthday gift to her mother by scoring a century and also winning the Man of the Match award in the World Cup match against Zimbabwe on Saturday.
Ireland edge out Zimbabwe in thriller Ireland edge out Zimbabwe in thriller ( ) ZZZZ1:18 pmZZZZ
Ireland recorded a nail-biting win over Zimbabwe at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Saturday and in the process gave themselves a wonderful chance of qualifying for the quarter finals of this year’s World Cup.
Ireland wary of Zimbabwe threat Ireland wary of Zimbabwe threat ( ) ZZZZ9:07 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling has warned his Ireland team-mates that Zimbabwe will still be a major threat despite the loss of their influential captain Elton Chigumbura.
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Ireland coach Phil Simmons yesterday gave the simplest of explanations as to why Craig Young has not bowled a ball in the World Cup so far - other bowlers have been bowling better.
Chasing down a dream Chasing down a dream ( ) ZZZZ6:43 pmZZZZ
WITH a World Cup coming down with batting records, Ireland’s bowling attack isn’t the only one to come under huge pressure.
Simmons hoping for home advantage against Zimbabwe Simmons hoping for home advantage against Zimbabwe ( ) ZZZZ6:40 pmZZZZ
PHIL SIMMONS is counting on 'home advantage' for Ireland's crucial World Cup match against Zimbabwe in Hobart after conducting a first training session at the Bellerive Oval in cold and blustery conditions.
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It is regularly said that Ireland’s next match is the most important in its history. Sometimes it is but most often it is anything but. However Saturday’s match against Zimbabwe falls firmly into the former category.
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It's never easy to sit down in a dressing room and find positives when you've been beaten by 200 runs but we know we came up against one of the best sides in the world
Scalp Hunter McBrine Bags a Fine South African Brace Scalp Hunter McBrine Bags a Fine South African Brace ( ) ZZZZ3:51 amZZZZ
Andrew McBrine is hoping Ireland bounce back strong after today's defeat to a very strong South African outfit.
Balbirnie battles bravely Balbirnie battles bravely ( ) ZZZZ3:43 amZZZZ
Andrew Balbirnie was happy with his innings against one of the World Cup favourites South Africa.
Preview: Ireland vs Zimbabwe Preview: Ireland vs Zimbabwe ( ) ZZZZ12:03 amZZZZ
A look ahead to the vitally important group match against Zimbabwe.
Chigumbura huge doubt for Irish clash Chigumbura huge doubt for Irish clash ( ) ZZZZ7:06 amZZZZ
Zimbabwe have suffered a huge blow ahead of Saturday's Cricket World Cup clash against Ireland, with captain Elton Chigumbura apparently ruled out due to injury.
Ireland crushed by South Africa Ireland crushed by South Africa ( ) ZZZZ7:04 amZZZZ
Ireland have suffered a big defeat at the hands of South Africa, who battled past the 400-run mark for the second successive match and put one foot in the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals.
Lack of Irish firepower comes home to roost Lack of Irish firepower comes home to roost ( ) ZZZZ5:58 amZZZZ
Irish bowling found wanting as South Africa pile on the runs in heavy loss.
Porterfield looking for Ireland to remain strong Porterfield looking for Ireland to remain strong ( ) ZZZZ5:50 amZZZZ
William Porterfield answers the media after a heavy defeat by South Africa.
O'Brien set to break Irish caps record O'Brien set to break Irish caps record ( ) ZZZZ12:16 amZZZZ
One of the men who will be expected to step up is Kevin O’Brien, for so long the baby of the Irish side but who will make his 232nd appearance, a new Irish record.
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ANDY BALBIRNIE knows that, but for one stroke of good luck, he could be sitting at home in Dublin watching the World Cup on TV instead of preparing to meet the might of South Africa in Canberra.
De Villiers looms large for Ireland De Villiers looms large for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ12:13 amZZZZ
WILLIAM Porterfield has no recollection of the catch he took to dismiss AB de Villiers in Guyana eight years ago. But he will be desperately hoping for a repeat when the sides meet.
Ireland face daunting challenge against South Africa Ireland face daunting challenge against South Africa ( ) ZZZZ2:47 amZZZZ
Having won matches against the West Indies and the UAE in the space of 15 days, the games will now come thick and fast for Ireland.
South Africa too strong for Ireland South Africa too strong for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ1:06 pmZZZZ
IRELAND succumbed to their first defeat at this year's World Cup when they lost to a strong South African side at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.
Preview: Ireland vs South Africa Preview: Ireland vs South Africa ( ) ZZZZ11:47 amZZZZ
All the salient stats ahead of Ireland's third group match
Simmons happy with Ireland preparations Simmons happy with Ireland preparations ( ) ZZZZ11:08 pmZZZZ
Irish Coach Phil Simmons is happy with the way preparations have gone for Ireland's huge World Cup encounter with South Africa.
Mooney upbeat ahead of South African test Mooney upbeat ahead of South African test ( ) ZZZZ11:04 pmZZZZ
As they prepare for their toughest encounter yet in World Cup 2015, Ireland's John Mooney says Ireland need to concentrate on getting their plans right and not worry too much about the opposition.
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Irish Captain William Porterfield is looking forward to catching up with his Mentor and Ireland's former Coach Adi Birrell when Ireland square up to the mighty South Africans.
Ireland move up world rankings Ireland move up world rankings ( ) ZZZZ2:10 pmZZZZ
A fantastic start to the World Cup has seen Ireland move above Afghanistan in the ICC rankings ahead of Tuesday's high-profile encounter against South Africa in Canberra.
Birrell not underestimating Ireland Birrell not underestimating Ireland ( ) ZZZZ11:26 pmZZZZ
It was Birrell, now Assistant Coach of South Africa, who took Ireland to the promised land when, three years after taking over as National Coach, he led them to the final of the 2005 ICC Trophy and qualification for the World Cup finals two years later.
Irish seamers must rise to the occasion Irish seamers must rise to the occasion ( ) ZZZZ11:23 pmZZZZ
THE Irish players were out to dinner in Canberra on Friday evening when the texts and tweets started to come in. Someone checked an online scorecard and blinked. 'AB de Villiers, not out 94, 49 balls'.
De Villiers blitz puts Ireland on full alert De Villiers blitz puts Ireland on full alert ( ) ZZZZ11:20 pmZZZZ
If Ireland needed an incentive to focus on the one area that has been mis-firing for them so far, it was provided by AB de Villiers smashing an astonishing 162 not out from 66 balls against the West Indies in Sydney.
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JOHN MOONEY has designed an attachment to his batting helmet, protecting the neck at the back and side of the head, that could save lives in the aftermath of the Philip Hughes tragedy.
Home comforts help Cusack Home comforts help Cusack ( ) ZZZZ4:41 amZZZZ
ALEX CUSACK has been central to many of Ireland's recent triumphs but few would have given him as much pleasure as watching from the other end as George Dockrell hit the winning runs on Wednesday night, just a few minutes' drive from where he grew up in Brisbane.
Simmons seeks improvement Simmons seeks improvement ( ) ZZZZ4:37 amZZZZ
The Ireland squad were given the day off in Canberra after a second straight win at the World Cup but National Coach Phil Simmons admits there is plenty of work ahead for the bowlers.
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But it’s not just this year’s competition on Joyce’s mind. He is furious at the International Cricket Council, the governing body of the sport, with its decision to make qualification for the next competition so much trickier.
Chance to challenge ICC as Ireland chase quarter final berth Chance to challenge ICC as Ireland chase quarter final berth ( ) ZZZZ11:14 pmZZZZ
Players, backroom team and supporters will have had time to take stock after Ireland’s brilliant start to WC2015 and no doubt there will be plenty of food for thought ahead of Tuesday’s huge test against South Africa.
Dockrell delivers as Ireland scrape narrow win Dockrell delivers as Ireland scrape narrow win ( ) ZZZZ10:58 pmZZZZ
GEORGE Dockrell was Ireland’s unlikely hero with the bat as they made it two wins out of two to consolidate third place in Group B at the World Cup and keep them on course for place in the quarter-finals.
Ireland get out of jail Ireland get out of jail ( ) ZZZZ10:56 pmZZZZ
Niall O’Brien says Ireland got out of jail against the UAE as they made it two wins from two at the Cricket World Cup.
Ireland survive UAE scare Ireland survive UAE scare ( ) ZZZZ10:49 pmZZZZ
THE bottom line of two World Cup points was achieved, but Ireland nearly messed it up in a thriller against UAE.
Porterfield happy to get over the line Porterfield happy to get over the line ( ) ZZZZ9:24 amZZZZ
Skipper William Porterfield reflects on a narrow two wicket win over the UAE.
We need to talk about Kevin We need to talk about Kevin ( ) ZZZZ8:52 amZZZZ
We need to talk about Kevin - again. Well, not just my brother Kevin obviously, but hitting 50 off 25 balls changed the momentum of the game and, along with Gary Wilson, they turned an awkward situation into a win.
O'Brien blitz rescues Ireland O'Brien blitz rescues Ireland ( ) ZZZZ8:48 amZZZZ
Kevin O'Brien revived memories of THAT innings four years ago as his broad bat again rescued Ireland from a tricky situation with a barrage of fours and sixes to set up a nerve-tingling two-wicket World Cup victory over the United Arab Emirates at the Gabba.
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Ireland's Coach Phil Simmons was a relieved man following a thrilling two wicket victory of a gallant UAE team in Brisbane.
Swashbuckling O'Brien steadies the ship Swashbuckling O'Brien steadies the ship ( ) ZZZZ2:11 amZZZZ
Ireland's Master Blaster, Kevin O'Brien rediscovered his mojo today when it was most needed.
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As he so often does with the ball, Dockrell delivered with the bat this time, helping to steer his side home to a 2 wicket victory with 4 balls to spare.
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Ireland coach Phil Simmons was interviewed for the job of West Indies coach in January, the Irish Daily Star can reveal.
Lull hasn't affected Irish focus Lull hasn't affected Irish focus ( ) ZZZZ12:12 amZZZZ
The long wait is almost over and Ireland, finally, get the chance to make it two wins out of two when they face the United Arab Emirates at the Gabba in Brisbane.
Brewing up a storm ahead of UAE clash Brewing up a storm ahead of UAE clash ( ) ZZZZ12:07 amZZZZ
At home, there's nothing strange about being stuck indoors in February because of high winds and torrential rain, but it's not the sort of thing you expect to be dealing with during the Australian summer.
Dockrell aiming for Gabba glee Dockrell aiming for Gabba glee ( ) ZZZZ12:03 amZZZZ
George Dockrell has never lost to the United Arab Emirates - and neither have any of his team-mates - but Ireland are well aware that familiarity and complacency could be the biggest dangers.
Ireland edge out UAE in tense finish Ireland edge out UAE in tense finish ( ) ZZZZ1:36 pmZZZZ
Ireland made it two wins from two games at the start of their Group B campaign with a thrilling victory over the United Arab Emirates at the Gabba on Wednesday.
No complacency from Simmons No complacency from Simmons ( ) ZZZZ11:23 pmZZZZ
No Irish Complacency As Simmons Puts Ireland Through Tough Preparation for UAE Encounter.
Porterfield wary of UAE threat Porterfield wary of UAE threat ( ) ZZZZ11:20 pmZZZZ
Porterfield Says Ireland Expecting and Preparing for a Very Tough World Cup Encounter from UAE at the Gabba.
Cusack relishing homecoming Cusack relishing homecoming ( ) ZZZZ9:41 pmZZZZ
Cusack’s Clonmel-born father will be at the Gabba on Wednesday and hopes his son can force his way back into the starting XI.
Dockrell hails Irish spirit Dockrell hails Irish spirit ( ) ZZZZ9:37 pmZZZZ
George Dockrell believes that the attitude of the current squad is the best he has ever seen and the Dubliner is confident that Ireland will account for the UAE in Wednesday’s Cricket World Cup clash at the Gabba.
Tendulkar backs expanded World Cup Tendulkar backs expanded World Cup ( ) ZZZZ9:35 pmZZZZ
The pressure continues to mount on cricket's governing body following the ICC's decision to reduce the next World Cup to 10 teams - and none other than Sachin Tendulkar has added his massive influence to the argument.
Ireland looking to go top Ireland looking to go top ( ) ZZZZ9:31 pmZZZZ
Ireland could go top of World Cup Pool B with a big win against the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday – but the ‘Boys in Green’ are perhaps a little further from qualifying for the quarter-finals after the weekend matches.
Wilson puts Ireland first Wilson puts Ireland first ( ) ZZZZ1:57 amZZZZ
Gary Wilson gave up the chance to retain the captaincy of Surrey because he did not want to miss an Ireland match.
Everton Weekes not shocked by Irish triumph Everton Weekes not shocked by Irish triumph ( ) ZZZZ1:43 amZZZZ
From the man in the street to elder statesman Sir Everton Weekes there is widespread recognition that Ireland is a formidable opponent these days and competes on the same level.
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NIALL O’Brien is Ireland’s most experienced tourist and he has a simple goal at this World Cup. He wants to be the leading run-scorer for a third successive tournament.
Ireland continue to shame fat cats Ireland continue to shame fat cats ( ) ZZZZ1:32 amZZZZ
Perhaps one day they’ll erect a monument to the Irish cricketers who kept taking on and beating the best teams in the world.
The reluctant hero The reluctant hero ( ) ZZZZ12:36 amZZZZ
Ireland opening batsman Paul Stirling is not one of those. He is a cricketing Paul Scholes, wary of press attention, uncomfortable with the formality of the interview process, and cautious with his words.
Ireland dreaming of further glory Ireland dreaming of further glory ( ) ZZZZ12:33 amZZZZ
THE Irish team are still dreaming of greater things after their win against West Indies.
Abject England puts pressure on ICC over World Cup reduction Abject England puts pressure on ICC over World Cup reduction ( ) ZZZZ12:29 amZZZZ
The chortling could be heard from Brisbane to Balrothery -another World Cup group game between two 'full members' of the ICC and another hopeless mismatch.
Ireland step it up for next challenge Ireland step it up for next challenge ( ) ZZZZ12:26 amZZZZ
The Ireland squad were forced indoors as they resumed training ahead of their second World Cup Group B game against UAE next Wednesday.
Preview: Ireland vs UAE Preview: Ireland vs UAE ( ) ZZZZ11:34 amZZZZ
Facts, form, and statistics as Ireland prepare to play the UAE
Bullish Balbirnie relishing World Cup experience Bullish Balbirnie relishing World Cup experience ( ) ZZZZ1:59 amZZZZ
Ireland young gun Andrew Balbirnie said he revelled in the team's remarkable win over the West Indies, but insists they must now focus on the task ahead against the UAE next Wednesday.
Ireland braced for storm Ireland braced for storm ( ) ZZZZ1:49 amZZZZ
Ireland are refusing to have their World Cup plans blown off course either by inclement weather or by reports linking Phil Simmons with a return home to coach the West Indies.
Mott impressed with Irish depth Mott impressed with Irish depth ( ) ZZZZ1:33 amZZZZ
Experienced Irish Batting Coach Matthew Mott Impressed With Batting Depth as Ireland Head to Brisbane for UAE Clash.
ICC bias angers McCallan ICC bias angers McCallan ( ) ZZZZ1:30 amZZZZ
Kyle McCallan, the former Ireland international and record cap holder, is the latest to go on the attack against the International Cricket Council's treatment of Ireland.
It's a small world It's a small world ( ) ZZZZ12:38 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland President Joe Doherty will undoubtedly have enjoyed the first leg of his World Cup journey following Ireland's win over the West Indies.
Saved by the bell Saved by the bell ( ) ZZZZ12:35 amZZZZ
Phil and Lendl Simmons' family rivalry was not the only one at the Ireland versus West Indies game at the Saxton Oval in Nelson earlier this week
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Brisbane was bracing itself for the arrival of Cyclone Marcia, just hours before the Ireland cricket squad arrive in the city.
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Graeme McCarter has travelled to Australia to provide stand-by support for the Ireland team currently participating in the World Cup.
McCallan slams ICC McCallan slams ICC ( ) ZZZZ12:24 amZZZZ
Kyle McCallan slams ICC and says Eoin Morgan can't play with freedom for England.
Simmons on West Indies radar? Simmons on West Indies radar? ( ) ZZZZ11:35 pmZZZZ
THE next time Ireland face West Indies, National Coach Phil Simmons could be in charge of the opposition.
Niall O'Brien tour diary 1 Niall O'Brien tour diary 1 ( ) ZZZZ11:32 pmZZZZ
It’s a fantastic achievement to chase 300 runs in any game and to do it three times at the World Cup is absolutely brilliant for the boys to be involved with.
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What a day, another great win for Ireland in a World Cup but this one was slightly different. It was our best win by far. I’m talking about how we dominated the game for 75 of the 95 overs that were bowled.
That's my boy! That's my boy! ( ) ZZZZ1:38 amZZZZ
Brian Stirling saw his son Paul Stirling being out to Khan the first ball in the 2011 World Cup in India.
Ireland deliver yet again Ireland deliver yet again ( ) ZZZZ10:54 pmZZZZ
After he hit the winning runs against England in Bangalore, Johnny Mooney hurled his bat high in the air and screamed as his teammates charged on to celebrate.
Not a shock any more Not a shock any more ( ) ZZZZ10:52 pmZZZZ
It wasn't a shock. It really wasn't. When John Mooney hit the winning runs the earth failed to move as it had seemed to four years ago in Bangalore when a similar boundary beat England.
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Ireland's love affair with the World Cup is alive and well. It took the class of 2015 just one match to promote themselves to one of the favourites for a quarter final place alongside the elite of the game.
Ireland announce themselves on world stage yet again Ireland announce themselves on world stage yet again ( ) ZZZZ9:39 amZZZZ
As the winning boundary from John Mooney’s bat crossed the rope the camera cut to a shot of the Ireland dressing room area. Unlike the scenes of unbridled joy in Bangalore in 2011this time there were merely congratulatory smiles, pats on the pack and the occasional hug.
Confident Ireland too strong for West Indies Confident Ireland too strong for West Indies ( ) ZZZZ9:33 amZZZZ
Following Ireland's stunning victory over two times World Cup winners the West Indies, Newstalk's latest recruit Pat Kenny talks to one of Ireland's newest recruits Andrew Balbirnie.
Ireland in good cheer Ireland in good cheer ( ) ZZZZ9:32 amZZZZ
Morning Ireland's Gavin Jennings talks to RTE Sport's John Kenny who was in Nelson, New Zealand for Ireland's excellent World Cup victory over the West Indies.
Ireland positivity delights Simmons Ireland positivity delights Simmons ( ) ZZZZ7:03 pmZZZZ
Ireland's Coach Phil Simmons says Ireland excited him with the brand of positive cricket they played.
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One down, five to go for Porterfield as Ireland beat West Indies.
Clean hitting O'Brien takes Ireland home Clean hitting O'Brien takes Ireland home ( ) ZZZZ6:52 pmZZZZ
Niall O'Brien delighted with Irish win but looking ahead to rest of competition.
Sensational win for Ireland over West Indies Sensational win for Ireland over West Indies ( ) ZZZZ8:27 amZZZZ
Ireland chase West Indies' 304 to win by 4 wickets with 25 balls to spare.
Ireland in good place Ireland in good place ( ) ZZZZ9:16 pmZZZZ
Captain William Porterfield says both he and the Ireland squad are in a ‘good place’ going into their World Cup opener here against West Indies
Let battle commence Let battle commence ( ) ZZZZ9:14 pmZZZZ
Ireland and West Indies too are pitted together tonight in a game that is already crucial for both sides, and with added spice for Ireland coach Phil Simmons.
From Yeovil to Real Madrid in 48 hrs From Yeovil to Real Madrid in 48 hrs ( ) ZZZZ9:11 pmZZZZ
It's a short distance from a slap on the back and a kick up the backside
Ireland ready to take on the world Ireland ready to take on the world ( ) ZZZZ9:41 pmZZZZ
When Ireland take the field against the West Indies in their first match, they will be cheered on by more than the handful of green-onsied or leprechaun-costumed travelling fans in the 6,000 crowd at Nelson.
Crucial opener for Ireland Crucial opener for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ7:26 pmZZZZ
Ireland kick off their World Cup tomorrow night in Nelson, a game that will be crucial to their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals.
Family affair for Mooney Family affair for Mooney ( ) ZZZZ7:25 pmZZZZ
This is John Mooney’s third World Cup. In 2007 he soloed the ball in tribute to his pals back in Man O’War GAA club. In 2011 he smashed the winning runs against England.
Ireland look to shake world again Ireland look to shake world again ( ) ZZZZ7:22 pmZZZZ
EIGHT years after Ireland made their mark on the world stage with victory over Pakistan at the World Cup,
William Porterfield leads the class of 2015 into the opening match of their seventh global event.
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With the first match in World Cup 2015 looming large Ireland's Gary Wilson is looking forward to Ireland peaking at the right time.
Sorensen relishing comeback opportunity Sorensen relishing comeback opportunity ( ) ZZZZ7:29 pmZZZZ
Sorensen took his omission well, and worked hard when brought to Dubai for pre-World Cup training as a net bowler. It was there in the desert that he learned of his reprieve because of Tim Murtagh's injury.
Motivated Mooney gets Ireland back on track Motivated Mooney gets Ireland back on track ( ) ZZZZ7:23 pmZZZZ
Fingal warrior John Mooney produces great display as Ireland win in Sydney.
Confident Balbirnie continues to soar Confident Balbirnie continues to soar ( ) ZZZZ7:19 pmZZZZ
One of Ireland's rising talents Andrew Balbirnie showed today why he's so highly thought of by those who know a thing or two about this great game of cricket.
McBrine continues to impress McBrine continues to impress ( ) ZZZZ7:15 pmZZZZ
Andrew McBrine has made an impressive start to the tour.
Balbirnie stars as Ireland beat Bangladesh Balbirnie stars as Ireland beat Bangladesh ( ) ZZZZ9:48 amZZZZ
Ireland put Tuesday's disappointing defeat to Scotland well and truly behind them in Sydney when William Porterfield's men recorded an impressive four wicket win over Bangladesh at Blacktown.
Preview: Ireland v West Indies Preview: Ireland v West Indies ( ) ZZZZ6:05 pmZZZZ
Stats, facts, and form ahead of this Sunday's match against the West Indies
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IT’S hard to underplay the significance of Ireland’s opening fixture in the ICC Cricket World Cup next Sunday night.
Ireland thrashed by Scotland Ireland thrashed by Scotland ( ) ZZZZ2:36 pmZZZZ
IRELAND suffered a serious setback to their World Cup plans when they went down by 179 runs to Scotland in Sydney.
Ireland lose heavily to Scotland Ireland lose heavily to Scotland ( ) ZZZZ12:35 amZZZZ
Ireland’s official World Cup warm-up programme got off to the worst possible start in Blacktown as William Porterfield’s men were on the wrong end of a comprehensive defeat by old adversaries Scotland.
Ireland slump to heavy loss Ireland slump to heavy loss ( ) ZZZZ8:50 pmZZZZ
No excuses from Porterfield as Ireland fall to embarrassing 179 run defeat to Scotland in World Cup warm-up match.
Porterfield bemoans lack of cricketing opportunities Porterfield bemoans lack of cricketing opportunities ( ) ZZZZ6:29 amZZZZ
THE next eight days will be crucial for Irish cricket - on and off the field.
Brett Lee works with Irish bowlers Brett Lee works with Irish bowlers ( ) ZZZZ1:18 amZZZZ
Brett Lee has joined up with the Irish squad this week for some sessions with the Bowling Unit. Vastly experienced in the Antipodean conditions, Lee should be a fountain of knowledge for the Irish attack.
Young eager to learn from Lee Young eager to learn from Lee ( ) ZZZZ1:13 amZZZZ
Ireland opening bowler Craig Young on the opportunity to work with Brett Lee and the chance to bowl against Chris Gayle.
The World Second XI The World Second XI ( ) ZZZZ5:21 pmZZZZ
On the eve of the last ICC World Cup to feature four Associate teams, the timing could hardly be better to launch a book about cricket’s Second XI, the countries destined to be forever on the outside with little prospect of joining the ICC’s elite.
President upbeat ahead of World Cup President upbeat ahead of World Cup ( ) ZZZZ4:02 pmZZZZ
Having served both the North West and the parent body with great distinction over the past couple of decades Joe Doherty is an ideal figurehead to represent Ireland during this tournament.
Ireland lose warm-up against Randwick Petersham Ireland lose warm-up against Randwick Petersham ( ) ZZZZ7:05 amZZZZ
Ireland slumped to a five wicket loss against Sydney based Randwick Petersham in their 50 over friendly at a sun drenched Coogee Oval.
No excuses from Porterfield in lacklustre display No excuses from Porterfield in lacklustre display ( ) ZZZZ1:08 pmZZZZ
William Porterfield's reaction to Ireland's defeat by Sydney grade side Randwick and Petersham.
Brett Lee to help Ireland Brett Lee to help Ireland ( ) ZZZZ3:55 pmZZZZ
BRETT LEE will aid Ireland's World Cup preparations after agreeing a short-term deal with Cricket Ireland to act as their bowling coach during the warm-up period in Sydney.
Brett Lee to help Ireland World Cup preparations Brett Lee to help Ireland World Cup preparations ( ) ZZZZ3:43 pmZZZZ
Brett Lee will aid Ireland's World Cup preparations after agreeing a short-term deal with Cricket Ireland to act as their bowling coach during the warm-up period in Sydney.
Gary Wilson World Cup Diary (2) Gary Wilson World Cup Diary (2) ( ) ZZZZ1:34 pmZZZZ
We are staying in a suburb to the South East of the city called Coogee. It’s fairly safe to say that there are worse places we could be. The cricket ground is literally a stone’s throw from both the hotel and the beach.
Ireland take on Randwick Petersham Ireland take on Randwick Petersham ( ) ZZZZ1:25 pmZZZZ
Ten days before Ireland play their first match at the World Cup finals, they get their first taste of action Down Under tomorrow when they face leading Sydney Grade side Randwick Petersham.
Ireland World Cup profile Ireland World Cup profile ( ) ZZZZ5:30 pmZZZZ
On the 16th of February Ireland’s third successive 50 over World Cup campaign will get under way against West Indies in the New Zealand South Island city of Nelson.
Ireland well placed for further glory Ireland well placed for further glory ( ) ZZZZ7:13 pmZZZZ
Coming off the field at the Kensington Oval having been annihilated by Australia in 2007, senior members of Ireland’s playing staff commented that the opposition were of “a level I’ve never experienced before.”
Ireland boosted by Junaid Khan withdrawal Ireland boosted by Junaid Khan withdrawal ( ) ZZZZ6:06 amZZZZ
Ireland have been given a further World Cup boost with the news that Pakistan left-arm quick bowler Junaid Khan has been ruled out of the competition because of a hamstring injury.
Craig ready to lead World Cup assault Craig ready to lead World Cup assault ( ) ZZZZ2:24 pmZZZZ
The decks have now been cleared and following a short, well earned break for the management and players last week, the Ireland cricket squad landed in Australia yesterday as World Cup work began in earnest.
Meet the Ireland World Cup squad Meet the Ireland World Cup squad ( ) ZZZZ10:23 amZZZZ
In his column for the News Letter, Ireland wicket-keeper Gary Wilson gives the run-down on the Irish World Cup players and backroom staff.
World Cup Briefs World Cup Briefs ( ) ZZZZ9:54 amZZZZ
West Indies call up Miller, rankings mountain for Ireland, and umpire appointments for Ireland's matches.
World Cup qualification boost for Ireland World Cup qualification boost for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ1:08 amZZZZ
Ireland's bid to make their mark on the ICC Cricket World Cup next month has been given a boost – by getting the chance to qualify for the next one.
Joyce upbeat on Ireland hopes Joyce upbeat on Ireland hopes ( ) ZZZZ8:09 amZZZZ
Batsman Ed Joyce is upbeat on Ireland’s chances of putting in a good showing at the upcoming Cricket World Cup and making it through the initial group stage and into the knockout rounds.
Ireland dressed for success Ireland dressed for success ( ) ZZZZ8:09 amZZZZ
It was the new playing strip which attracted most of the attention at the sponsorship announcement in Dublin.
Tourism Ireland to sponsor Ireland at World Cup Tourism Ireland to sponsor Ireland at World Cup ( ) ZZZZ12:09 amZZZZ
Tourism Ireland will be Ireland's team sponsor for the ICC World Cup which gets under way in Australia and New Zealand next month.
Phil Simmons looks forward to the World Cup Phil Simmons looks forward to the World Cup ( ) ZZZZ1:05 pmZZZZ
Ireland excited about the challenges of World Cup and the following tournaments.
World Cup heartbreak for Murtagh World Cup heartbreak for Murtagh ( ) ZZZZ5:47 pmZZZZ
IRELAND bowler Tim Murtagh’s World Cup dream ended yesterday when he was ruled out with a foot fracture.
Reprieve for Sorensen Reprieve for Sorensen ( ) ZZZZ5:44 pmZZZZ
MAX Sorensen, the most controversial omission from Ireland’s World Cup squad, will be involved in the Finals in Australia and New Zealand after all.
Johnston on World Cup memories Johnston on World Cup memories ( ) ZZZZ9:03 amZZZZ
Former Irish captain reflects on past World Cup glories with Ireland.
Sorensen replaces Murtagh in World Cup squad Sorensen replaces Murtagh in World Cup squad ( ) ZZZZ3:00 pmZZZZ
Stress fracture in his right foot rules Tim Murtagh out of World Cup. The Hills' Max Sorensen replaces him in the 15 man squad.
Murtagh ruled out with stress fracture Murtagh ruled out with stress fracture ( ) ZZZZ2:54 pmZZZZ
Event Technical Committee of ICC has approved Max Sorensen as a replacement player for Tim Murtagh in Ireland’s squad for the tournament, which starts on 14 February.
Ireland opt for tried and trusted Ireland opt for tried and trusted ( ) ZZZZ8:29 pmZZZZ
After an injury-free 25 days, Ireland have confirmed that the squad currently in Dubai preparing for four one-day internationals against Scotland and Afghanistan will be the 15 for the World Cup, starting next month.
Simmons springs no surprises Simmons springs no surprises ( ) ZZZZ6:44 pmZZZZ
The squad is the same as that touring Dubai for four ODIs against Afghanistan and Scotland next week.
Ireland World Cup squad confirmed Ireland World Cup squad confirmed ( ) ZZZZ1:01 pmZZZZ
There are no changes to the 15 players named last month for the training camp and tri-series in Dubai against Afghanistan and Scotland.