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  • 2nd T20: West Indies dash Irish hopes of history with 11run win February 22, 2014

    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 sixwicket win on the same ground earlier in the week, would have given the Irish a first series win...
  • Historic win is confidence booster for World T20: Irish coach February 21, 2014

    Kingston: Ireland's coach, Phil Simmons, has described the upset win over the West Indies as a muchneeded 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 West...
  • Ireland stun World T20 champions West Indies February 20, 2014

    Kingston: Ireland added to their list of giantkilling victories with a sixwicket 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 50over World Cup match back...
  • Dwayne Smith targets home series against England February 18, 2014

    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 the...
  • West Indies not taking Ireland lightly, says Darren Sammy February 18, 2014

    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 threematch series at Sabina Park. The two teams are slated to face off in two Twenty20 Internationals, that starts Wednesday, and a oneoff oneday international from...
  • Chris Gayle included in West Indies squad to play Ireland February 14, 2014

    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 setup after missing the New Zealand tour due to a hamstring...
  • Cricket going to have 11th Test nation? January 31, 2014

    The ICC Board has floated the idea of adding another Test nation to the existing ten during its twoday meeting in Dubai, ESPNCricinfo has reported. According to the report, the Associate nation winning ICC's Intercontinental Cup would play the lowestranked Test nation on a homeandaway basis. A win for the Associate...
  • Stephen Ireland agrees on permanent move to Stoke City January 14, 2014

    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 seasonlong loan from Aston Villa but Stoke say that the deal has been made permanent. Ireland has scored three goals...
  • Jihad Jane faces long prison term for terror plot in US January 6, 2014

    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 50yearold Colleen LaRose of Pennsburg presented a real threat to the US or was easy prey for extremists seeking followers with...
  • Tour of Ireland could affect Sri Lankan players' IPL stint January 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan cricketers' involvement in this year's Indian Premier League could be curtailed after the team confirmed a twomatch ODI series against Ireland as a buildup to its tour of England in May. The matches, set for on May 6 and 8, would fall in the middle of...
  • Ireland to host Sri Lanka in oneday series January 4, 2014

    Sri Lanka will play in Ireland for the first time in 35 years after it was announced they would meet in a twomatch oneday 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 for...
  • Pakistan to shut missions in Chile, Ireland January 3, 2014

    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 nonEnglish speaking countries to learn the local language. The steps were taken after Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif formed an interministerial committee...
  • Ireland hammer Afghanistan to win cricket's Intercontinental Cup December 13, 2013

    Dubai: John Mooney's second fivewicket 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 took 5...
  • India ranked 98th on list of best countries for business: Forbes December 5, 2013

    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 80th...
  • Ireland win World Twenty20 qualifying tournament November 30, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Veteran Trent Johnston's superb allround 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 39yearold Johnston hit a rapid 62 off 32 with five...
  • Ireland, Afghanistan qualify for World Twenty20 November 24, 2013

    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 34run win over Kenya at Sharjah...
  • Ireland, Afghanistan vie for World Twenty20 places October 25, 2013

    Defending champions Ireland and highflying Afghanistan are among 16 countries vying for six places at the 2014 World Twenty20 with qualification to be held in the United Arab Emirates next month, cricket's governing body announced Thursday. Bangladesh will host the fifth edition of the World Twenty20 from March 16 to April...
  • Germany call up Heiko Westermann for World Cup qualifiers October 7, 2013

    Berlin: Germany coach Joachim Loew called up Hamburger SV defender Heiko Westermann to replace the injured Sven Bender for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Ireland and Sweden. Borussia Dortmund midfielder Bender dropped out after suffering a muscle strain in his groin and lower back area during his side's 20 loss to...
  • Giovanni Trapattoni sacked as Ireland coach September 11, 2013

    Dublin: The Football Association of Ireland has terminated coach Giovanni Trapattoni's contract after the Italian veteran struggled to keep the team in contention for next year's World Cup. The federation and Trapattoni say they have mutually decided to end the contract a year early. Trapattoni had been due to stay through...
  • Morgan, Bopara take England to a comfortable victory September 3, 2013

    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. After...
  • Boyd Rankin becomes eighth multi-nation ODI player September 3, 2013

    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 September 3, 2013

    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 Wright, James...
  • One-off ODI: Ireland scent blood against depleted England September 2, 2013

    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 their...
  • England name five new faces for Ireland, Australia ODIs August 27, 2013

    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...
  • Ireland performs first legal abortion after Savita case August 23, 2013

    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 and...
  • McIlroy hopes for a late start to his season August 22, 2013

    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, Phil...
  • End of the road: cricket's surprise retirements August 18, 2013

    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 August 9, 2013

    Rochester, New York: Like his new haircut, Rory McIlroy's oneunder 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. But the...
  • Newlook McIlroy aims for change in form at Oak Hill August 8, 2013

    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 deal...