Ireland

  • Morgan, Bopara take England to a comfortable victory 03-09-2013 11:15 PM

    Dublin: Ravi Bopara and Eion Morgan both hit centuries Tuesday to steer a young and inexperienced England team to a six-wicket victory against Ireland in a one-day international. England finished with 274-4 having been set a target of 269 by the Irish, with captain William Porterfield scoring 112 for Ireland....
  • Boyd Rankin becomes eighth multi-nation ODI player 03-09-2013 03:17 PM

    Dublin: When he donned the England jersey on Tuesday in front of his home fans in Dublin, former Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin became the eighth player in the history of ODI cricket to represent two countries. Having earlier made his Twenty20 international debut for England in June, Rankin was...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs England, One-off ODI 03-09-2013 02:40 PM

    CLICK HERE for Live updates from the only ODI between England and Ireland being played at Dublin. TOSS: England captain Eoin Morgan has put Ireland in to bat. TEAM NEWS: Michael Carberry, Boyd Rankin and Gary Ballance are making their ODI debuts for England. Playing XIs: England: Michael Carberry, Luke...
  • One-off ODI: Ireland scent blood against depleted England 02-09-2013 04:34 PM

    Ireland hope to take advantage of a weakened England side when the teams meet on Tuesday in a one-off one-day international match at Malahide. With only four survivors from England's last 50-over contest, the Champions Trophy final against India in June, Ireland will scent another upset and a repeat of...
  • England name five new faces for Ireland, Australia ODIs 27-08-2013 04:20 PM

    London: After their 3-0 victory in the Ashes, England have rested five senior players - Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, James Anderson, Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad - from the one-day international series against Ireland and Australia. In Cook's absence, Eoin Morgan will lead the team in the one-off ODI against...
  • Ireland performs first legal abortion after Savita case 23-08-2013 07:10 PM

    London:Ireland's first life-saving pregnancy termination has been carried out under a new law following last year's tragic death of an Indian woman who died after being refused an abortion at an Irish hospital. The country's first legal termination was carried out on a woman who had an unviable 18-week pregnancy...
  • McIlroy hopes for a late start to his season 22-08-2013 04:18 PM

    New Jersey: Rory McIlroy knew the rules going into last year's FedEx Cup playoffs, which didn't make it any easier to digest. He won the Deutsche Bank Championship after a duel with Louis Oosthuizen. The next week at Crooked Stick, he blew away a powerful leaderboard that featured Tiger Woods,...
  • End of the road: cricket's surprise retirements 18-08-2013 07:47 PM

    Following the shock retirement of Zimbabwe's Kyle Jarvis on Sunday, Cricketnext takes a look at other instances of international players calling it quits unexpectedly. At the age of 24, Jarvis surprised many by announcing his retirement form international cricket with immediate effect to pursue a career in county cricket and...
  • McIlroy opens PGA title defence with an impressive first round 09-08-2013 08:44 AM

    Rochester, New York: Like his new haircut, Rory McIlroy's one-under 69 in the opening round of the PGA Championship earned the Northern Irishman mixed reviews on Thursday. McIlroy got his title defence off to a brilliant start with three birdies in his first four holes to charge up the leaderboard....
  • Newlook McIlroy aims for change in form at Oak Hill 08-08-2013 08:36 AM

    New York: Rory McIlroy will launch his title defence at this week's PGA Championship with a change in hairstyle and fervent hopes for a change in his golfing form. The Northern Irishman has struggled since switching his club brand at the start of the season to Nike in a lucrative...
  • O'Brien relishes his return to the Caribbean 19-07-2013 02:14 PM

    Bridgetown, Barbados: Ireland's Kevin O'Brien who launched his international career in the Caribbean says he is relishing a return to the region where it all started for him. The 29-year-old allrounder, who burst on to the international scene in the Caribbean at the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, says the...
  • Top three teams from Dublin to qualify for ICC World Twenty20 16-07-2013 03:09 PM

    Dubai: The ICC on Tuesday announced a revised schedule for the Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier in Dublin this year which will now see top three teams from the event advancing to next year's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh instead of one. Following an ICC Board decision during the ICC annual conference...
  • Former Ireland skipper Trent Johnston to retire 15-07-2013 11:16 PM

    London: Former Ireland captain Trent Johnston announced on Monday that he plans to retire from international cricket in December. Australia-born Johnston has played 186 times for Ireland, appearing in both the 2007 and 2011 World Cups, but the pace bowler admits the strain of competing at the highest level is...
  • Ireland: New law allows abortion if mother's life is in danger 12-07-2013 11:54 PM

    New Delhi: Abortion is now legal in Ireland on condition that it will save the life of the mother. The Irish Parliament passed the pro-abortion Bill after 48 hours of negotiations, all sparked by the Savita Halappanavar case. The law came eight months late for 31 year old Savita Halappanavar...
  • Even as Ireland votes to legalise abortion, Savita's father says justice not done to them 12-07-2013 03:58 PM

    The Ireland government has voted 127 to 31 to legalise abortion for life-saving cases. This comes after a day's heated debate following the death of 31-year-old Indian dentist Savita Hallapanavar, after being denied a life-saving abortion. But Savita's father AS Yalgi said he wants justice. The guilty should be punished,...
  • Ireland votes to legalise abortion in life-saving cases 12-07-2013 03:57 PM

    Eight months after 31-year-old Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar died from pregnancy complications, the Ireland government has legalised abortions in life-saving cases. This is a first for the Catholic country. ...
  • ICC congratulates Ireland on 2015 WC qualification 10-07-2013 04:56 PM

    Dubai: The ICC on Wednesday congratulated Ireland for becoming the first associate team to qualify for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, saying they played "extremely well" and hoped the side will repeat their giant-killing performances of the 2007 and 2011 edition. Ireland became the first Affiliate side to qualify for...
  • Ireland tie with Netherlands, earn 2015 World Cup spot 10-07-2013 12:05 AM

    Amsterdam: Ireland became the first team to qualify for the 2015 Cricket World Cup on Tuesday after a thrilling tie with the Netherlands in Amsterdam. Ed Joyce top-scored for Ireland with an unbeaten 96 in a competitive total of 268 for 5. But South African-born Michael Rippon, playing only his...
  • Ireland, Netherlands lock horns to ensure berth in ICC WC 2015 06-07-2013 05:25 PM

    Dubai: Ireland and the Netherlands will lock horns in a double header of the ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) to ensure their qualification for the 50-over World Cup in 2015. Ireland, who had topped on table with 17 points, will look forward to winning their matches against the 'Orange...
  • Ireland call up 13-year-old for Women's World T20 qualifiers 02-07-2013 12:43 PM

    Dublin: Lucy O'Reilly is in line to become the second youngest cricketer to play a women's international match after being called into Ireland's squad on Monday for their World Twenty20 qualifiers later this month. The 13-year-old is an all-rounder with the Women's 1st XI of Dublin's YMCA club and the...
  • Ashes ambition behind Boyd Rankin's nationality switch 27-06-2013 09:08 AM

    London: Former Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin says the chance to play Test cricket lay behind his decision to switch nationalities and play for England. Rankin, who made 52 one-day international appearances for Ireland, changed allegiance last year and, having established himself with county side Warwickshire, the 6ft 8in fast...
  • Pat Cummins set for Irish return 18-06-2013 09:50 PM

    Belfast: Rising Australia fast bowling hope Pat Cummins is to make an unusual return to action from injury by playing for the Northern Ireland Cricket Academy in Belfast on Wednesday. The 20-year-old will play against Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) before switching side two days later to play against Ireland Under-19s,...
  • Fawad Ahmed wicketless in opening Australia A stint 17-06-2013 08:24 AM

    Belfast: Australia leg-spin hope and possible Ashes call-up Fawad Ahmed went wicketless in his first representative bowling stint for his adopted country on Sunday. The former Pakistani asylum-seeker, who did not bat in Australia's A first innings 312 for 9 declared against Ireland in Belfast, returned figures of none for...
  • Ireland: Hospital staff failed to adequately assess Savita Halappanavar, says report 13-06-2013 11:46 PM

    Staff at an Irish hospital failed to adequately assess and monitor Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died after suffering a miscarriage, a key report on her death said on Thursday and warned that such incidents could happen again in the absence of clarity on abortion law. A clinical inquiry into...
  • Fighting Ireland hold India to a 4-4 draw in Rotterdam 13-06-2013 08:52 PM

    Rotterdam: Rupinderpal Singh scored two goals as India survived a scare before eking out a 4-4 draw against lower-ranked Ireland in a hard-fought Pool B match in the men's competition of the FIH World League Round 3, here on Thursday. Rupinderpal (40th, 66th minute) converted two penalty corners in the...
  • As it happened: India vs Ireland, FIH Hockey World League 13-06-2013 06:26 PM

    A spiriting Ireland outfit held India to a 4-4 draw in the opening match of the FIH Hockey World League Round 3, which also doubles up as the World Cup qualifier, at Rotterdam on Thursday. Rupinderpal Singh (40th and 65th) scored two goals for India off penalty corners, with Shivendra...
  • Irish court rules Sikhs can't wear turban on duty 31-05-2013 05:39 PM

    London: A Sikh man in Ireland has lost his appeal in a court to be allowed to wear the turban while on duty in a volunteer group for that country's police force. High court Judge Kevin Feeney in Ireland Thursday dismissed the appeal by Ravinder Singh Oberoi to be allowed...
  • England held 1-1 by Ireland in peaceful match 30-05-2013 09:14 AM

    London: At least this time England and Ireland managed to complete their match. A scrappy, but peaceful, 1-1 draw on Wednesday left both teams at Wembley Stadium breathing a huge sigh of relief. This was the first time the rivals had faced each other on a football pitch since hooliganism...