Ireland

  • India women draw 2-2 with Ireland, pocket hockey series 2-0 19-04-2014 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: The series already in their pocket, Indian eves round off their Ireland tour with a 2-2 draw against the home team in the third and final hockey Test in Dublin. India had earlier defeated Ireland 3-1 and 2-1 in the first two Tests of the tour, organised as...
  • Sri Lanka selectors ask players to clear availability for England 18-04-2014 08:56 PM

    Colombo: With the contract dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and the players yet to resolved, the selectors have asked players to come clear on their availability for the forthcoming tour of Ireland and England. Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said the players had been asked to inform about their availability for...
  • India hockey women beat Ireland 2-1, pocket series 18-04-2014 02:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team continued their impressive show and defeated Ireland 2-1 in a keenly-contested second Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series in Dublin. India had earlier defeated Ireland 3-1 in the first Test of the tour, orgainsed as part of the...
  • India women defeat Ireland 3-1 in first hockey Test 16-04-2014 04:12 PM

    New Delhi: Indian women's hockey team registered a come-from-behind victory by getting the better of Ireland 3-1 in their first Test match played at Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday. This tour is a preparations for the Champions Challenge 1, scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland from April 27 to May...
  • Netherlands stun Ireland, qualify for WT20 Super10 stage 21-03-2014 07:05 PM

    Sylhet: The Netherlands displayed a brutal exhibition of power hitting to pull off a stunning six-wicket win over Ireland and progressed to the Super 10 stage of the World Twenty20 Friday. Leading the charge was top-scorer and man of the match, Stephan Myburgh, who smashed 63 off a mere 23...
  • World Twenty20: Indian women beat Ireland in practice match 21-03-2014 05:38 PM

    Savar, Bangladesh: The Indian women's cricket team clinched a facile 26-run triumph over Ireland to sign off their warm-up engagements on a positive note ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 Championships here on Friday. Put into bat, the Indians made 148 for four before restricting Ireland to 122 for nine....
  • As it happened: Netherlands vs Ireland, World T20 21-03-2014 02:23 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Netherlands beat Ireland by six wickets to become the second team, after Bangladesh, to reach the Super 10 stage of World Twenty20. Required to chase Ireland's 190 in 14.2 overs, the Dutch reached the big target in 13.5 -...
  • World T20 Qualifiers: Ireland beat UAE by 21 runs in rain-marred tie 19-03-2014 10:52 PM

    Sylhet: Ireland bolstered their chances of making it to the Super-10 after a disciplined bowling effort helped them post a 21-run win over United Arab Emirates under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-affected Group B qualifying match of the ICC World T20, here on Wednesday. Ireland's second victory in as...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, World Twenty Qualifiers 19-03-2014 06:43 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Ireland opt to field against UAE. Playing XIs: Ireland: WTS Porterfield (capt), PR Stirling, EC Joyce, GC Wilson (wk), AD Poynter, KJ O'Brien, SR Thompson, MC Sorensen, AR Cusack, GH Dockrell, TJ Murtagh United Arab Emirates: Amjad Ali,...
  • Paul Stirling fifty helps Ireland seal three-wicket win over Zimbabwe 17-03-2014 07:31 PM

    Sylhet: Paul Stirling struck a blistering half-century to guide Ireland to a three-wicket win over Zimbabwe in a Qualifying Group B match of the ICC World T20 on Monday. Chasing a challenging 163 for five set by Zimbabwe, Stirling (60) and skipper William Porterfield (31) got Ireland off to a...
  • As it happened: World T20 Qualifiers, Ireland vs Zimbabwe 17-03-2014 02:10 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss: Ireland won the toss and have opted to bowl against Zimbabwe. Teams: Ireland: Porterfield, K O'Brien, Sorensen, Cusack, Stirling, Joyce, Wilson, Dockrell, Thompson, McBrine, Poynter Zimbabwe: Taylor, Masakadza, Sibanda, Chigumbura, Maruma, Raza, Utseya, Panyangara, Williams, Chatara, Kamungozi ...
  • 2nd T20: West Indies dash Irish hopes of history with 11-run win 22-02-2014 09:34 AM

    Kingston: Ireland's flirtation with cricketing history came to a disappointing end in Kingston's Sabina Park on Friday when they lost their second Twenty20 international with the West Indies. Victory, following a famous six-wicket win on the same ground earlier in the week, would have given the Irish a first series...
  • Historic win is confidence booster for World T20: Irish coach 21-02-2014 10:35 AM

    Kingston: Ireland's coach, Phil Simmons, has described the upset win over the West Indies as a much-needed confidence booster ahead of next month's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Ireland steamrolled the World T20 champions by six wickets in the first of two T20 Internationals at Sabina Park Tuesday. Simmons, the former...
  • Ireland stun World T20 champions West Indies 20-02-2014 08:59 AM

    Kingston: Ireland added to their list of giant-killing victories with a six-wicket win over World Twenty20 champions West Indies in the first T20 international at Jamaica's Sabina Park on Wednesday. It was at the Kingston venue where Ireland dramatically defeated Pakistan in a St Patrick's Day 50-over World Cup match...
  • Dwayne Smith targets home series against England 18-02-2014 07:50 PM

    Port of Spain: Hard hitting opening batsman Dwayne Smith says he plans to continue his prolific run in the Twenty20 series against Ireland in an effort to force his way into the West Indies limited over squad for the home series against England. Smith Monday outlined his goal after winning...
  • West Indies not taking Ireland lightly, says Darren Sammy 18-02-2014 07:42 PM

    Kingston: West Indies captain Darren Sammy says his side would not be taking Ireland lightly despite the underdog status of the visitors ahead of their three-match series at Sabina Park. The two teams are slated to face off in two Twenty20 Internationals, that starts Wednesday, and a one-off one-day international...
  • Chris Gayle included in West Indies squad to play Ireland 14-02-2014 03:21 PM

    St. John's, Antingua: Three of the West Indies' leading cricketers, Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels, have been recalled to the side for the ODI and Twenty20 matches against Ireland starting next week. Gayle returns to the West Indies set-up after missing the New Zealand tour due to a...
  • Cricket going to have 11th Test nation? 31-01-2014 07:28 AM

    The ICC Board has floated the idea of adding another Test nation to the existing ten during its two-day meeting in Dubai, ESPNCricinfo has reported. According to the report, the Associate nation winning ICC's Intercontinental Cup would play the lowest-ranked Test nation on a home-and-away basis. A win for the...
  • Stephen Ireland agrees on permanent move to Stoke City 14-01-2014 09:45 PM

    Stoke: Stephen Ireland has agreed on a permanent move to Stoke as the Premier League club also announced the arrival of striker John Guidetti on loan. The Ireland midfielder was on a season-long loan from Aston Villa but Stoke say that the deal has been made permanent. Ireland has scored...
  • Jihad Jane faces long prison term for terror plot in US 06-01-2014 07:51 PM

    Philadelphia: A woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" and helped suspected terrorists overseas faces decades in prison at her sentencing on Monday in Philadelphia. A federal judge must decide if 50-year-old Colleen LaRose of Pennsburg presented a real threat to the US or was easy prey for extremists seeking followers...
  • Tour of Ireland could affect Sri Lankan players' IPL stint 04-01-2014 12:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan cricketers' involvement in this year's Indian Premier League could be curtailed after the team confirmed a two-match ODI series against Ireland as a build-up to its tour of England in May. The matches, set for on May 6 and 8, would fall in the middle...
  • Ireland to host Sri Lanka in one-day series 04-01-2014 12:12 PM

    Sri Lanka will play in Ireland for the first time in 35 years after it was announced they would meet in a two-match one-day international series in May. Ireland will use the matches, to be played on May 6 and 8 at Clontarf in Dublin, as part of their preparations...
  • Pakistan to shut missions in Chile, Ireland 03-01-2014 07:32 PM

    Pakistan is shutting its missions in Chile and Ireland and will initiate a "rationalisation" of big missions to cut costs. The government is also making it compulsory for diplomats posted in non-English speaking countries to learn the local language. The steps were taken after Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif formed an...
  • Ireland hammer Afghanistan to win cricket's Intercontinental Cup 13-12-2013 08:41 PM

    Dubai: John Mooney's second five-wicket haul in the match saw Ireland post a comprehensive victory by 122 runs over Afghanistan to win the ICC Intercontinental Cup final on Friday. Defending champions Afghanistan, chasing 347 runs for victory, were 136 for 5 overnight but were dismissed for 224. Medium pacer Mooney...
  • India ranked 98th on list of best countries for business: Forbes 05-12-2013 06:07 PM

    India has been ranked 98th in the Forbes list of world's best countries for doing business that has cited poverty, corruption and discrimination against girls among the challenges facing the country. According to the list compiled by the US publication, among the BRIC economies, Brazil was placed higher at the...
  • Ireland win World Twenty20 qualifying tournament 30-11-2013 11:39 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Veteran Trent Johnston's superb all-round show in his last Twenty20 international helped Ireland beat Afghanistan by 68 runs in the final of the World Twenty20 qualifiers on Saturday. Opening batsman Paul Stirling scored 76 off 43 balls and the 39-year-old Johnston hit a rapid 62 off 32 with...
  • Ireland, Afghanistan qualify for World Twenty20 24-11-2013 08:22 PM

    Sharjah: Ireland and Afghanistan have won their groups to qualify for next year's World Twenty20 tournament. Ireland stayed unbeaten in Group A with 13 points after beating Hong Kong by 85 runs at Abu Dhabi in their last group match on Sunday. Afghanistan finished with a 34-run win over Kenya...