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Ireland v UAE, World T20, Group B, Sylhet

Win takes Ireland closer to main draw

Mar 19, 2014: Ireland moved closer to qualifying for the main draw of the World T20, beating United Arab Emirates by 21 runs (D/L method)

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

'A shame if none of the current team played Tests'

Feb 7, 2014: Niall and Kevin O'Brien talk about their formative years in Dublin and reflect on their contribution to the giant strides Ireland have made in recent years

Interview by Jo Harman

ICC awards 2013

Michael Clarke gets top ICC honours

Dec 13, 2013: Michael Clarke has been named Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year, two of the most prestigious awards annually announced by the ICC

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ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Group A

Ireland through, Italy still in hunt despite loss

Nov 24, 2013: A round-up of Group A matches played in the World Twenty20 qualifiers on November 24

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Part two

What more are Ireland supposed to do?

Sep 14, 2013: They have shown the ambition, drive and talent needed to earn Test status. But does the ICC have the vision to make it happen?

Jarrod Kimber

T&T v Guyana, CPL 2013, Port-of-Spain

O'Brien, bowlers set up T&T's first win

Aug 10, 2013: Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel defended their total of 159, beating Guyana Amazon Warriors by a mere three runs for their first in the Caribbean Premier League

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Middlesex v Surrey, FLt20, South Group, Lord's

Lord's sell-out watch Middlesex crash

Jul 25, 2013: For the first time in their Twenty20 history, Middlesex failed to reach three figures as they crashed to an 86-run defeat against local rivals Surrey

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Lord's

Netherlands v Ireland, WCL Championship, Amstelveen

Ireland secure World Cup qualification after tie

Jul 9, 2013: Ireland secured qualification for the 2015 World Cup even though Netherlands snatched a last-ball tie

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Netherlands v Ireland, WCL Championship, Amstelveen

O'Briens power Ireland to big win

Jul 7, 2013: The O'Brien brothers, Niall and Kevin, made telling contributions with bat and ball respectively to guide Ireland to a comprehensive 88-run win in Amstelveen

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Australia A in England, Ireland and Scotland

Kevin O'Brien to lead Ireland against Australia A

Jun 10, 2013: Ireland have named 19-year-old left-arm spinner Scott Campbell in their squad for the first-class match against the touring Australia A side

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Ireland yearn for Test recognition

Jun 3, 2013: The top Associate team have big ambitions of playing five-day cricket, but without a clear pathway to the next level, their players are growing frustrated

Ger Siggins

Ireland v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Dublin

'Feels like a loss' - Kevin O'Brien

May 24, 2013: Despite securing a last-ball tie against Pakistan in the first ODI against Pakistan in Dublin, Ireland batsman Kevin O'Brien admitted that having come so close to victory, the tie felt "like a loss"

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Ireland v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Dublin

Kevin O'Brien secures Ireland dramatic tie

May 23, 2013: His fans have come to expect thunderous innings and Kevin O'Brien didn't let them down, with his 84 off 47 balls seizing a tie for Ireland against Pakistan

The Report by Ger Siggins

Pakistan's tour of England, 2012-13

Great chance to show what Ireland can do - O'Brien

May 21, 2013: Kevin O'Brien, the Ireland allrounder, has said the upcoming ODIs against Pakistan are a welcome chance for his team to match skills with a Full Member side

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Duronto Rajshahi v Rangpur Riders, BPL 2012-13

Shamsur keeps Rangpur in semi-final race

Feb 11, 2013: Rangpur Riders returned to semi-final contention, riding on Shamsur Rahman's sixth half-century in this season of the BPL

The Report by Mohammad Isam

Australia v Ireland, World T20 2012, Group B, Colombo

Johnston shelves the chicken

Sep 19, 2012:

David Hopps in Colombo

Bangladesh v Ireland, World T20 warm-up, Colombo

Ireland prevail despite Shakib brilliance

Sep 17, 2012: Ireland fought back to win by five runs after Shakib Al Hasan's blistering half-century

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Ireland news

Ireland to host Bangladesh T20 series

Jul 7, 2012: Ireland will host a Test nation for the first time in an international Twenty20 when Bangladesh arrive for a three-match series. The matches on July 18, 20, starting at 5pm, and 21, at 4pm, will all be played at Stormont in Belfast.

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County news

Somerset sign Kevin O'Brien for Twenty20s

Jun 10, 2012: Ireland allrounder Kevin O'Brien has been signed by Somerset for five of the forthcoming FLt20 matches

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Ireland v Netherlands, ICC World T20 Qualifier, preliminary final

Ireland edge one step closer to final

Mar 23, 2012: Ireland continued their powerful run in this tournament, cruising past Netherlands with 20 deliveries to spare in the preliminary final

The Report by Gerard Siggins in Dubai
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