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Scotland v Ireland, tri-nation series, Deventer

Balbirnie 74 sets up Ireland's first win of the tri-nation series

Jun 16, 2018: Ireland avoided a third-straight loss in the tournament after beating Scotland by 46 runs in Deventer

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Ireland v Scotland, World Cup Qualifier, Super Sixes, Harare

Ireland give themselves 'a lifeline of hope'

Mar 18, 2018: Batsman Andy Balbirnie, the Man of the Match, gave a lot of credit for the win to fast bowler Boyd Rankin

Liam Brickhill in Harare

Ireland v Scotland, World Cup qualifier, Super Sixes, Harare

Balbirnie's century keeps Ireland's World Cup hopes alive

Mar 18, 2018: Boyd Rankin snuffs out four wickets in tight chase to put an end to Scotland's unbeaten run in the tournament

The Report by Liam Brickhill in Harare

Ireland v Netherlands, World Cup Qualifiers, Harare

Balbirnie shakes off blow to head to beat Netherlands

Mar 4, 2018: The bowlers also contributed greatly to fashion a 97-run win for Ireland in their first game of the World Cup Qualifier

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Ireland v Scotland, Tri-nation Series 2018, Dubai

Rankin three-for, Balbirnie fifty brush Scotland away

Jan 16, 2018: Scotland opener Michael Jones made 87 on debut, but the rest of their batsmen crumbled to Boyd Rankin and co. in Dubai

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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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Bangladesh A v Ireland A, 4th unofficial ODI, Cox's Bazar

Bangladesh A clinch series in curtailed match

Oct 25, 2017: Andy Balbirnie's swift 83 was in vain as Bangladesh A chased down a target of 171 with four balls to spare in a match that was reduced to 20 overs a side

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Bangladesh A v Ireland A, 3rd unofficial ODI, Cox's Bazar

Hider three-for, Shanto make short work of Ireland A

Oct 24, 2017: Left-arm fast bowler Abu Hider starred with the ball, bagging a three-for, as the visitors were skittled out for only 103 runs

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Ireland v Netherlands, Intercontinental Cup 2015-17, Malahide

Balbirnie's double-ton, Rankin's five-for lift Ireland to top

Aug 18, 2017: Andy Balbirnie's maiden three-figure score in first-class cricket, and Boyd Rankin's five-wicket haul gave Ireland a 102-run first-innings lead, and the extra points, in their drawn Intercontinental Cup match

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Afghanistan v Ireland, 3rd ODI, Greater Noida

Stirling, Balbirnie keep series alive for Ireland

Mar 19, 2017: Paul Stirling's 99 - his third consecutive fifty - and an unbeaten 85 from Andy Balbirnie took Ireland to a six-wicket victory in a must-win third ODI

The report by Varun Shetty

UAE v Ireland, 2nd ODI, Dubai

Porterfield, Balbirnie fifties lead rout of UAE

Mar 4, 2017: Half-centuries from captain William Porterfield and Andy Balbirnie helped Ireland ace their chase of 203 and secure the two-match series against UAE in Dubai

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Desert T20 Challenge

Andy Balbirnie, Stuart Thompson ruled out of Desert T20

Jan 15, 2017: Ireland batsman Andy Balbirnie and allrounder Stuart Thompson have been ruled out of the Desert T20 Challenge in the UAE after sustaining injuries while training

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Ireland news

Middlesex release Ireland batsman Balbirnie

Jun 1, 2016: Andy Balbirnie, the Ireland batsman, has been released by his county Middlesex after he was ruled out of the 2016 season

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

Nuggety Mooney helps Ireland to second win

Jul 12, 2015: John Mooney followed up a late cameo with two wickets as Ireland held off USA for a 46-run win at Stormont

Peter Della Penna in Belfast

Ire v Zim, Group B, Hobart

Balbirnie shows glimpse of Ireland future

Mar 7, 2015: The two oldest men in the Ireland squad delivered when it mattered. The victory over Zimbabwe would not have happened without them. But the most encouraging thing was the maturity shown by one of their youngest men.

Brydon Coverdale in Hobart

Ireland v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra

Amla fastest to 20 ODI tons

Mar 3, 2015: Stats highlights from the Pool B game between Ireland and South Africa in Canberra.

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Afghanistan v Ireland, Dubai Triangular Series

Ireland survive wobble to win

Jan 10, 2015: Ed Joyce's 51 and a steady 52-run partnership between Andy Balbirnie and Alex Cusack helped Ireland survive a couple of batting wobbles to secure a three-wicket win against Afghanistan in their opening game of the Dubai triangular series

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Ireland news

Ireland leave out Sorensen, Poynter for UAE tour

Dec 11, 2014: Pace bowler Max Sorensen and wicketkeeper-batsman Andrew Poynter have missed out on Ireland's squad for the tour to UAE, which is a part of the side's final preparations for the 2015 World Cup

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Ireland v New Zealand A, Dubai

Balbirnie hundred sets up Ireland win

Nov 29, 2014: Andy Balbirnie's maiden List A hundred charged Ireland to a four-wicket win in Dubai and handed New Zealand A their first loss of the tour

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Ireland news

Ireland set for $1.5m boost

Dec 7, 2012: Ireland are set to benefit from a new ICC support programme, receiving a funding boost of $1.5 million through to 2015.

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