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# Cricket

All time
# precaution
Cricket Ireland temporarily suspend elite men's training after positive test for Covid-19
The player has used only one training hub but has close contacts who have trained at other locations.
# Ouch
England cricket star has surgery to remove glass from finger after smashing fish tank
Jofra Archer was trying to clean the tank when the accident happened.
# Cricket
Andrew Balbirnie released by Ireland to join Glamorgan on short-term deal
Ireland captain will replace Marnus Labuschagne for the first six weeks of the county season.
# response
'People are telling you to go die in a hole' - Ex-England international on personal online abuse
Alex Hartley was targeted in the wake of her tweet during England’s two-day Test defeat to India last week.
# Unhappy
England rugby team respond to Ian Botham's 'unhappy' comments
The cricket legend has said he will be backing Wales when the two countries meet.
# clean sweep
Sublime Rashid helps Afghanistan secure 3-0 whitewash over Ireland
Ireland suffered a 36-run loss in the third one-day international in Abu Dhabi today.
# Cricket
Gurbaz century leads Afghanistan to victory over Ireland
The 19-year-old took Afghanistan to an imposing 287 for nine from their 50 overs.
Ireland crush UAE to square series, with Singh on song
A remarkable all-round display from the Leinster all-rounder helped Ireland beat the UAE by 112 runs in Abu Dhabi.
# Cricket
Stirling stars with unbeaten century but Ireland suffer first-ever ODI defeat to UAE
Ireland lost out by six wickets in Abu Dhabi today.
# problems
Cricket great Andrew Flintoff mulls over seeking help for ongoing bulimia battle
The 42-year-old former all-rounder first revealed he was suffering from the eating disorder in 2014.
# couldn't write it
Ireland legend Kevin O'Brien smashes 8 sixes - and his own car window - in Lightning win
O’Brien faces a chilly drive home after his starring role in Leinster Lightning’s victory over the North West Warriors.
Ireland captain brands famous victory over England as 'one we’ll remember forever'
Andrew Balbirnie and some of his team-mates are set for two weeks of quarantine after yesterday’s heroics at Ageas Bowl.
# Cricket
Ireland complete famous win over world champions England in third ODI
Kevin O’Brien hit the final ball in a superb seven-wicket victory for Ireland.
# Third Time's a Charm
'We want to beat England any time we play them' - Ireland eager to restore pride
England hold an unassailable 2-0 advantage ahead of today’s final one-day international.
# Cricket
Campher impresses on debut but Ireland suffer emphatic defeat against England
England ran out winners by six wickets in the sides’ first one-day international.
# looking ahead
Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie: England are dangerous animal even without World Cup stars
The Irish side meet Eoin Morgan’s men in the first of three one-day internationals on Thursday at Southampton.
# Coronavirus
Ex-Ireland coach Simmons gets West Indies backing after facing sack calls for attending funeral
Simmons, who was Ireland boss for eight years from 2007, has twice tested negative for the coronavirus.
# one-day soon
Ireland and Bangladesh postpone limited-over matches
Four of the fixtures were due to be played in England.
# Winning
Ireland end 7-year wait to beat Afghanistan
Kevin O’Brien hit a last-ball six as his side clinched a consolation super-over victory.
# Paywall
TV figures or TV money - the Six Nations has a massive decision to make
There are many strands to the huge decision facing the championship and its six unions.
# Painful
Ireland head coach Ford to head home from tour of South Africa due to injury
An x-ray in South Africa confirmed that Ford had fractured vertebrae and three ribs in a slip at his home on the eve of his flight.
Stokes sorry for explicit outburst at fan following repeated abuse and Ed Sheeran reference
The 2019 BBC Sports Personality of the Year unleashed a sweary tirade at an antagonising fan.
# Rout
Ireland 'outclassed' as West Indies cruise to win to level T20 Series
Graham Ford’s side ‘will take positive’ despite being denied a famous series victory.
# Ireland Cricket
Ireland face Sunday decider as second West Indies T20 washed out
Kieran Pollard held Ireland to just 147-9 before rain stopped play.
# Cricket
Stirling powers Ireland to historic victory against world champions West Indies
Ireland stunned the Windies by four runs in the T20 opener.
# The Evin Lewis Method
Ireland suffer five-wicket defeat as West Indies complete clean sweep
The two sides now play a three-game T20 series starting at the same Grenada venue on Wednesday.
# too good
West Indies ease to victory over Ireland
Opening batsman Evin Lewis fell agonisingly short of a century.
# Changes
Cricket Ireland drop Bangladesh Test match to play T20 due to 'financial constraints'
The T20 series against Afghanistan has also been cancelled.
# Number One
Ben Stokes wins the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award
Stokes finished ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Dina Asher-Smith in the public vote.
# Zero Tolerance
New Zealand Cricket to apologise to Archer after England bowler suffers racist abuse
An investigation has been opened by New Zealand Cricket after Jofra Archer was racially abused by a spectator at Bay Oval.
# 20 over and out
Ireland fall to Netherlands at semi-final stage of T20 World Cup qualifier
Graham Ford’s side sealed qualification for next year’s World Cup at the weekend, but fell at this tournament’s penultimate hurdle.
# (almost) over and done with
Ireland on the brink of T20 World Cup qualification
Graham Ford’s side put themselves in position with yesterday’s win over Nigeria.
# up against it
Ireland's bid for T20 World Cup qualification suffers shock setback at the hands of Canada
They will need to win their remaining two group games and hope for favourable results elsewhere in order to achieve automatic qualification.
# Disappointment
UAE end miserable week by downing Ireland at World T20 qualifier
The hosts of the tournament had also opened their campaign with a loss to Oman on Friday in Abu Dhabi.
# Back once again
Ex-Ireland coach Simmons appointed by West Indies three years after controversial dismissal
The 56-year-old returns for a second spell, having led the Windies to the 2016 T20 World Cup before being sacked five months later.
# At The Helm
Ed Joyce appointed permanent head coach of Ireland women on two-year deal
The former Irish batsman took up the position in an interim capacity in June.
# Anger
England star Stokes calls The Sun's reporting of family tragedy 'immoral' and 'heartless'
The newspaper today published front-page details of a tragedy that happened before Stokes was born.
# All Square
Australia retain the Ashes as England rally to tie the series
Victory for the home side at the Oval means the Ashes ends in a draw for the first time since 1972.
# Cricket
Australia record 185-run victory over England to retain the Ashes
Pat Cummins took 4-43 in 24 overs as Australia close in on a first Test series win in England since 2001.
# On the brink
England will need another final-day miracle to save the Ashes tomorrow
Australia need just eight wickets to retain the Ashes.