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 Former Ireland bowler Boyd Rankin  celebrates dismissing James Franklin of New Zealand in the first over of his England debut at The  Oval. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Former Ireland opening bowler Boyd Rankin took a wicket with the fourth ball of a promising debut for England in last night’s five-run Twenty20 Intern(...)

John Mooney (right) celebrates after hitting the winning runs against England at the 2011 World Cup in Bangalore, India. Photograph:  Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

Cricket followers often bemoan the lack of television coverage of the Irish team outside of the major tournaments, but for one hour next Tuesday night(...)

Kevin O’Brien in action for Ireland against Pakistan in the one-day international at Clontarf during the week. Photograph: Inpho

It’s a mark of just how far Irish cricket has come in the past six years that Kevin O’Brien’s immediate emotion at hitting the boundary to tie (...)

Pakistan’s 7ft 1in opening bowler Mohammad Irfan walks out to train at Castle Avenue in Clontarf. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Although World Cup qualification remains at the forefront of summer ambitions for Ireland, a first victory ov(...)

George Dockrell has recovered from a finger injury and has been named in the Ireland squad to face Pakistan in two one-day internationals  next week. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

Spinner George Dockrell has been included in a strong Ireland squad for next week’s RSA One-Day International series against Pakistan in Dublin(...)

Ireland senior coach Phil Simmons (centre) with coaches and players of the three  sides taking part in the RSA Inter-Provincial Series. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland coach Phil Simmons has told players “don’t fear failure and don’t die wondering” ahead of the start of the revamped RSA Inter-Provincial Se(...)

Trent Johnston (third from left) is congratulated by his Ireland team-mates after taking a wicket in the World Cup qualifier against the UAE in Sharjah. Photograph: Barry Chambers/ICC/Inpho

Ireland continued their dominance of the World Cup qualifiers in Sharjah on Wednesday with a six-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates that (...)

Gary Wilson finished unbeaten on 72 as Ireland beat the UAE by five wickets in a World Cup qualifier in Sharjah. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Ireland moved within sight of a place in the 2015 World Cup today as they won the first of two qualifiers against the United Arab Emirates by f(...)

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