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O'Brien's fairytale debut makes ICC rankings history

May 16, 2018: Australia's Charles Bannerman, in the very first Test match in 1877, is the only batsman to score more rankings points in his country's debut Test

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Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

Ireland's maiden Test: An occasion that even made the trains stop at Malahide

May 15, 2018: A community club hosted a community sport, as Ireland rose above the emotion of their overdue arrival at cricket's highest level

Jarrod Kimber at Malahide

Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

The inevitable, indispensable Kevin O'Brien century

May 14, 2018: Kevin O'Brien isn't the best player Ireland has ever had, he's just the one who keeps producing their most important innings

Jarrod Kimber at Malahide

Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

'Bangalore century still No.1' says Kevin O'Brien after another slice of Ireland history

May 14, 2018: Despite the emotion of becoming Ireland's maiden Test centurion, batsman believes his finest hour has already happened

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Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Malahide

Kevin O'Brien joins a rare club

May 14, 2018: Kevin O'Brien became the fourth batsman to hit a hundred in his team's first Test match

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Kevin O'Brien, history maker

May 14, 2018: Reactions after Kevin O'Brien's landmark Test hundred on Ireland's debut

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Ireland v Pakistan, only Test, Dublin, 4th day

Kevin O'Brien's maiden Test hundred allows Ireland to dream

May 14, 2018: A magnificent rearguard hundred from Kevin O'Brien gave Ireland a lead of 139 in their maiden Test and the prospect of giving Pakistan an awkward run chase

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Ireland v Pakistan, Only Test, Malahide

Kimber: After the dream, the reality for Ireland

May 13, 2018: Ed Joyce, William Porterfield and Niall O'Brien have waited most of their professional career for a chance at Test cricket: their first innings were done inside eight overs

Jarrod Kimber at Malahide

Associate bowling nominees

Can you read Rashid?

Jan 22, 2018: Most batsmen will answer no

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UAE v Ireland, tri-series, Dubai

Porterfield, Balbirnie centuries hand UAE second defeat in tri-series

Jan 13, 2018: A 201-run second-wicket stand, built around centuries from William Porterfield and Andy Balbirnie, followed by a four-wicket haul from Kevin O'Brien, set up Ireland's 67-run triumph over the hosts

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Afghanistan v Ireland, 4th ODI, Greater Noida

Kevin O'Brien 72* helps Ireland draw level

Mar 22, 2017: Kevin O'Brien fought through a hamstring injury and launched a fine counter-attack to give Ireland a come-from-behind win that helped them level the series

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UAE v Ireland, Desert T20 Challenge, Dubai

Ireland demolish hosts and march into semis

Jan 18, 2017: UAE found themselves overmatched in the 24-run loss, after Ireland stormed to 160 and then left the home side reeling at 21 for 5 in the fourth over

The Report by Peter Della Penna in Dubai

Ireland v Afghanistan, 3rd ODI, Belfast

Joyce, Kevin O'Brien level series for Ireland

Jul 14, 2016: Ed Joyce's fourth ODI century and Kevin O'Brien's all-round brilliance combined to give Ireland a six-wicket win over Afghanistan in the third ODI in Belfast

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UAE v Ireland, 1st T20I, Abu Dhabi

Kevin O'Brien helps Ireland defend 134

Feb 14, 2016: Ireland's bowlers rallied around a three-wicket haul from Kevin O'Brien, as the team successfully defended a meager total of 134 against UAE, in Abu Dhabi

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PNG v Ireland, Intercontinental Cup, Townsville

O'Brien brothers carry Ireland past PNG

Feb 3, 2016: Ireland maintained their flawless run in the current edition of the Intercontinental Cup, once again claiming the maximum 20 points with a 146-run win over Papua New Guinea

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Zimbabwe A v Ireland, Harare, 4th day

Kevin O'Brien, Mooney guide Ireland to draw

Oct 20, 2015: Half-centuries from Kevin O'Brien and John Mooney ensured that Ireland held on for a draw against Zimbabwe A in Harare

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Ireland news

Kevin O'Brien returns for Zimbabwe, Namibia tour

Sep 16, 2015: Allrounder Kevin O'Brien, who had missed the ODI against Australia last month due to a hamstring injury, has recovered and has been included in the Ireland squad for their upcoming tour of Namibia and Zimbabwe

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County news

Umar Akmal, Kevin O'Brien re-sign for Leicestershire

Sep 16, 2015: Leicestershire have continued the processing of strengthening for the 2016 season by confirming the returns of Umar Akmal and Kevin O'Brien

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Ireland v Nepal, World T20 Qualifier, Group A, Belfast

Nepal no match for Ireland seamers

Jul 13, 2015: Ireland's seamers bundled out Nepal for 53 - their lowest T20 score and romped home to a eight-wicket win with 72 balls to spare in their World T20 Qualifier Group A clash in Belfast

The Report by Peter Della Penna in Belfast

Ireland news

Kevin O'Brien to lead in Scotland T20Is

Jun 1, 2015: Kevin O'Brien will lead Ireland in their three-match T20I series against Scotland. Allrounder Tyrone Kane and wicketkeeper Stuart Poynter have also been picked

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