This might be the first men's Test between the two nations, but their cricketing trajectories have many surprising intersections
South Africa made it two handsome wins in a day against Ireland as they secured a 46-run success on the back of Migon du Preez's 69
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South Africa's bowling attack proved too good for Ireland in the first of their three T20s played in Solihull
Mark Lane, the former England women's head coach, will link up with Ireland women as part of their coaching staff leading into the Women's World T20 in Bangladesh in March.
Charlotte Edwards played herself into form ahead of England Women's ODI series with India Women by scoring an unbeaten 72 as her side comfortably beat Ireland Women at Loughborough.
Ireland Women begin their new season in a new division this weekend. They were promoted to Division three of the ECB County Championship last season.
Elena Tice is the second youngest cricketer ever to play in an official ODI or Twenty20 international, after making a debut for Ireland women against Netherlands two weeks ago
A round-up of the third match day of the Women's Quadrangular Series in Sri Lanka
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The Netherlands and Ireland Women's teams have departed on a two-week tour to Sri Lanka as part of their preparations in the build-up to the Women's World Cup Qualifier later this year
Cricket Ireland (CI) has confirmed the appointment of Stephen Moreton as coach of the national Women's squad
India swept to a convincing 107-run win over Ireland in the second one-dayer at Dublin yesterday with Karuna Jain and Mithali Raj, the captain, both scoring fifties
Ireland women announce their squad for the first one-dayer against Australia
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