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Ah yes.

The comforting thwack of sliothar leather upon ash willow.

It must be Summer.

Siobhán Meehan writes:

I’m getting in touch on behalf of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Ireland, who today launch the Royal London ODI  [One Day International] Cricket Series between England and Ireland.

With the two teams playing at The Brightside Ground, Bristol, on May 5 and Lord’s Cricket Ground on the May 7, the series will mark a historical date in the cricket calendar as England and Ireland play their first ever ODI match on English soil.

To launch the series, Dara Ó Briain (above) provides a unique interpretation from the last meeting between England and Ireland back in 2013.

*gouges ball with thumbnail*

Tickets to watch England v Ireland at The Brightside Ground, Bristol May 5) and Lord’s Cricket Ground (7th May 2017) are available to purchase at here and here.



Andy writes:

When trying to buy a cricket helmet for my son this morning I found that Brexit may result in more expensive import costs to Irish buyers…but really?


This afternoon.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and a customised Irish cricket top in the taoiseach’s office at government buildings.

Pics: Deep Sojitra



From left: Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, Labour Party Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan,  Enda Kenny, Narendra Modi and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan at Government Buildings

(Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie)


This just gin.

Gilbey’s Bar tent  (above) at the Ireland Vs England one day cricket  international in Malahide Cricket Club.

England have yet to bat but Ireland were 56 for four in 18 overs (not very good) before tay rain stopped play.

The game could resume at 5.37pm, said a man in a white coat.


Earlier: Howyazat

Pics via Tim


Malahide Cricket Club this morning, top, and President Michael D Higgins greeting England’s cricket captain James Taylor

Ireland is playing England in a one-off One Day International (ODI) in Malahide today.

And it’s JUST started.

Follow RTÉ’s live commentary here

Pic: Simon Mann and Sky Sports Cricket



This morning.

Hamilton, New Zealand.

Rogan-joshing, Famine-taunting fans of India at the World Cup Cricket match against Ireland.

*flings blight-ridden spud into stew*

Live blog here

Via Cricket World Cup

Thanks Mark Geary


India win by eight wickets.

Roll on Sunday

Ireland v U.A.E Live Blog (Guardian)




Further to yesterday’s cricket kit item.

What Ireland will be wearing at the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand starting on Saturday.

Too lime?

Or not lime enough?

Cricket Ireland kit (O’Neills)

Previously: Are We Hot?

The Fastest Growing Sport In ireland

Thanks Bob

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Ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup, hosted by Australia and New Zealand, starting in three days…

Mark Geary writes:

I saw these Cricket tops on sale, in the local Rebel Sport shop, here in Melbourne, today. Yes, we have joined the big boys of cricket!

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Mark writes:

Dublin’s Merrion Cricket Club [Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Co Dublin] unveiled its state of the art modern club house at the weekend. Player participation in Irish Cricket has grown by almost 100 percent in the last ten years, making it the fastest growing sport in Ireland,. After four years of fundraising up to a million Euro, the bright, modern, flood protected new clubhouse is now open for business.”


*puts on ‘Cricket box’ briefs*

From top: (l-r) Sean Stanton, Richard Bisgood and J.J. Walsh: as pic 1; Richard Bisgood; Sean Hussey; Elena Tice and Brett Thompson.

Merrion Cricket Club

(Mark Stedman/Photocall ireland)