If John Bracewell, the new head coach, wasn't fully aware of the size of the task that lies ahead, then successive defeats to Scotland will have highlighted the challenge he faces.
There was frustration for all involved as Ireland's second Twenty20 international against Scotland was washed out without a ball being bowled on Friday
International cricket returned to the North West of Ireland for the first time in eleven years on Thursday but the hosts were unable to deliver the result, or performance, the locals had waited for so long to see
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