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Ireland's Kim Garth accepts two-year contract with Cricket Victoria

Cricket Ireland today confirmed that it has submitted a No Objection Certificate to allow Ireland Women’s vice-captain Kim Garth to accept a two-year professional contract with Cricket Victoria
24 June 2020

New training protocols released as cricket return draws closer

Cricket Ireland has today welcomed the recent Irish Government announcement on the accelerated return of sport, outlined the pathway for Return-to-Play, and released the first update to its COVID-19 Safe Return to Training Protocols that expand training ratios at club cricket and elite level.
23 June 2020

Louise McCarthy rejoins Ireland Women's Performance Squad

Cricket Ireland today confirmed that Louise McCarthy has been added to the Ireland Women’s senior performance squad after an absence of three years.
19 June 2020

Ireland name Paul Stirling as Men's Vice Captain

Cricket Ireland today announced Paul Stirling as vice-captain of the Ireland Men’s cricket team.
19 June 2020

Cricket clubs gearing up for safe return to training across Ireland

Following the release of the Cricket Ireland Safe Return to Training Protocols on Monday, many of the 118 cricket clubs across Ireland have started the process of preparing for the safe return to training.
12 June 2020

Balbirnie itching to get going again as Ireland Men’s squad complete first week back in training

Ireland Men’s captain Andrew Balbirnie and his squad have now completed their first week ahead of training ahead of what might be an important set of international fixtures in late July, while many cricket clubs across Ireland are gearing up for a return to training.
12 June 2020

Delany and Joyce delighted to be back in training ahead of a possible World Cup Qualifier

Ireland Women’s captain Laura Delany and Head Coach Ed Joyce stepped back into the familiar surrounds of the Cricket Ireland High Performance Centre in Dublin this week, keen to blow off the cricketing cobwebs that had built up since lockdown began in March.
11 June 2020

Ireland's elite cricketers begin their return to training today under tight protocols

More than 30 of Ireland’s elite cricketers return to training this week at three dedicated hubs across Ireland, with the senior men’s and women’s squads undertaking modified training sessions in accordance with Cricket Ireland’s COVID-19 Safe Return to Training Protocols.
8 June 2020

Cricket Ireland releases Safe Return to Training protocols for club cricket in Ireland

Cricket Ireland has released its COVID-19 Safe Return to Training Protocols for club cricket in Ireland and launched a series of online COVID-19 Safety Education courses to train nominated club representatives on implementing the protocols on the ground.
8 June 2020

Cricket World Rewind: #OnThisDay - Suzie Bates leads New Zealand to biggest ODI total of all time

June 8, 2018 - The pitch was flat, the outfield was lightning quick and the sun was shining. New Zealand had been in great form..
8 June 2020

Cricket Ireland receives in-principle approval to Return-to-Training for club cricket across Ireland

Cricket Ireland has received provisional approval for club cricket to move towards a restart of activity in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
4 June 2020

Shauna Kavanagh on being born into cricket, the number 85 and playing Zimbabwe

As the Ireland Women’s cricket team await news of any changes to the World Cup Qualifier schedule, the players have been busy working on their technical knowledge and fitness via numerous video-conferencing sessions, as well as keeping themselves active in supporting their local clubs from a distance.
2 June 2020

England's World Cup hero Anya Shrubsole delivers bowling masterclass to Ireland Women

While the world turns towards the gradual easing of restrictions from the COVID-19 lockdown, Ireland Women’s cricket team continues to take the opportunity for online learning while they await the chance to return to physical training – this time by participating in a bowling masterclass with England vice-captain and World Cup hero Anya Shrubsole.
28 May 2020

Who would have predicted that: Paul Stirling's sensational effort for Ireland against Afghanistan

The rivalry between Ireland and Afghanistan has turned out to be quite a fierce one.
22 May 2020

Tim Murtagh on tactical sunglasses, eventful first balls and conquering nerves

Only ten men in over 140 years of Test cricket previously had the honour of bowling the first ball for their country in its debut Test match.
15 May 2020

Malahide was an unusually emotional and nervous Test debut

A Test match debut is a major and often nerve-wracking life experience for any cricketer. Nerves don’t discriminate though as even Ed Joyce – a player with 150 international caps and more than 250 First-class appearances under his belt at the time – admits that overcoming the Pakistan bowlers wasn’t his only battle at the Malahide Test.
13 May 2020

O’Brien brothers reflect on the two-year anniversary of the start of the Malahide Test match

Two years ago today Irish sporting history was made with the bowling the first ball in Test cricket for the Ireland Men’s team.
12 May 2020

Ed Joyce talks about Ireland preparation for tournaments

Ed Joyce, Head Coach of the Ireland Women’s cricket team, today expressed his understanding about the International Cricket Council’s decision to postpone the Women’s World Cup Qualifier, but hopes that enough lead-in time will be available with new dates to allow for his side to prepare for this important tournament.
12 May 2020

Who would have predicted that: Stephan Myburgh's 17-ball half-century that pummelled Netherlands to World Twenty20 Super 10s

Netherlands hit a shocking 19 sixes as they smashed 193 off just 13.5 overs to pip Ireland and Zimbabwe on net run rate to the Super 10 stage in the 2014 World Twenty20
7 May 2020

Cricket Ireland's High Performance Centre wins Award

Cricket Ireland is pleased to announce that the Cricket Ireland High Performance Centre has won a merit award in the Sportsground category as part of the Association of Landscape Contractors in Ireland Awards.
20 April 2020