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# Cricket

All time
# stirling job
'We have no right to win every game but that's what everyone expects us to do'
Ireland’s quest for another trophy continues today when they face Netherlands.
# the blarney army
Ireland have qualified for next year's World Twenty20 in the most dramatic fashion
That’s now seven World Cups in 10 years for Ireland.
# Oh balls!
Poor Alastair Cook got a cricket ball into his special area during the Ashes today
Hans Moleman presents: Man getting hit by cricket ball.
# Closure
Two Irish cricketers have retired from T20 internationals
Tim Murtagh and Ed Joyce are calling it quits.
# Interview
'I want to evolve what you're doing here and take Ireland to the next level'
We sat down with new Ireland head coach John Bracewell this week to talk about his ambition to bring Test cricket to these shores.
# Meet the new boss
Johnny B Good! The Irish cricket team have appointed their new head coach
Former Black Caps coach John Bracewell replaces Phil Simmons.
# Interview
'Mindless vandals destroyed our pitch but they're not going to ruin our club'
Four years of hard work and €6,500 has gone up in smoke but Cabinteely Cricket Club are desperately shifting through the wreckage for salvation.
# Backing Green
Zimbabwe captain refuses to blame Mooney for controversial dismissal
‘You’ve take his word for it,’ said Brendan Taylor after Ireland’s Cricket World Cup win.
# Below The Belt
Pissing Cian Healy off, Charlton's unique recruitment policy and more of your best comments
Our readers produced the goods again over the past seven days.
# wednesday
We'll Leave It There So: Ireland win again, Fabio's jail sentence and all today's sport
Here’s all the sport Wednesday had to offer.
# shoot for the moon
This new* Ireland supporter has the best sign of the Cricket World Cup
*And by ‘new’ we mean since the cinematic release of PS I Love You in December 2007.
# Neighbours
Best of enemies: The best Ireland-England battles through the years
Ahead of Sunday’s showdown in Dublin, we look at more tussles with the English.
# Great expectations
Windies win will 'mean nothing' if the Irish cricketers lose tomorrow night*
*Or the early hours of Wednesday morning to be exact.
# Quiz
We don’t like cricket, we love it but how much do you know about the sport?
Do you know your LBW from your googlies?
# Below The Belt
An invasion of France, fine dining at Bohs and more in our Comments of the Week
Also featuring romantic walks with swans in Glendalough.
# That's just not cricket
West Indies star fined after dropping a very audible C bomb during Ireland defeat
Darren Sammy and Ireland’s John Mooney have been fined by the ICC.
# what a belter
Martin McGuinness was live-tweeting the cricket last night. He thinks it's a great game altogether
The North’s Deputy First Minister surprised many with a radio appearance this morning to talk exclusively about the sport, and Ireland’s overnight win.
# i love it
'I don't have sympathy for my opponents. It's not in me' - Phil Simmons
Nelson win was as good an Irish performance as coach Phil Simmons has ever seen.
# Howzat?
'I don't see it as an upset' - Ireland captain Porterfield demands respect after win over West Indies
The Irish skipper took aim at the game’s two-tier system.
# Cricket
Up to €8,000 worth of damage caused after Cabinteely cricket pitch set on fire
The club may now have to abandon their season if the pitch can’t be repaired.
# Cash
England's Dublin-born cricketer subject to blackmail plot over messages
A “five-figure sum” was demanded to prevent details being revealed about a relationship Morgan had with an Australian woman.
# Lucky Escape
Seagull gets killed by cricket ball, resurrects and receives standing ovation
Miracles do happen.
# underfire
Australian batsman denies racially taunting Indian opponent after telling him to 'speak English'
It’s not the first time David Warner has been embroiled in controversy.
# Upset
Ireland hit stumbling block as they lose to Afghanistan for first time in five years
Phil Simmons’ side need to beat Scotland on Monday to win the Dubai Tri-series.
# Carnage
Records tumble as Ireland's World Cup opponents warm-up with T20 run-fest
There was carnage as David Miller hit a six over a four-tiered stand and onto a golf course.
# CWC15
Ireland start as they mean to go on but room for improvement as World Cup groundwork begins
Phil Simmons’ side are in Dubai for an ODI tri-series.
# CWC15
History boys? Here's the Ireland squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup
There are just 39 days until the tournament gets underway.
# High hopes
After hitting a plateau in their headlong progress, 2015 is a seminal year for Ireland
There is plenty to look forward to over the next twelve months, including the World Cup.
# Mental Health
John Mooney's heroic innings the day after revealing his battle with depression - My 2014 sporting moment
The ovation he received was spine-tingling.
# Cricket
Ireland's World Cup squad takes shape as Ed Joyce returns for final warm-up series
Phil Simmons’ side will play Scotland and Afghanistan in the New Year as part of their preparation.
# RIP Phil Hughes
Michael Clarke's century was a perfect tribute to friend and team-mate Phillip Hughes
Captain overcomes injury to post Test century against India.
# RIP
'Rest in peace my little brother' - Aussie captain's emotional funeral tribute to Phillip Hughes
Michael Clarke delivered a moving eulogy at the service today in Hughes’ home town.
# Mental Health
John Mooney: 'I will do everything to make sure this illness doesn’t take me away from my future'
The Irish cricketer was diagnosed with depression almost three years ago.
# 63 not out
Touching scorecard change means Phillip Hughes will forever be 63 not out
Hughes died on Thursday after being struck on the back of the head by a ball.
# putoutyourbats
It's hard not to get emotional watching Aussie skipper Michael Clarke pay tribute to Phillip Hughes
Fair dues to Clarke. This wasn’t easy.
# 63notout
The touching #putoutyourbats Phillip Hughes tribute has gone viral
Cricket fans around the world are paying tribute online.
# RIP
No words seem right - Phillip Joel Hughes, Cap 408, will forever remain 63 not out
A tragic accident has left cricket in a communal state of numbness and disbelief, writes Ryan Bailey.
# RIP
Australia's Daily Telegraph has retired tomorrow's back page in memory of Phil Hughes
Irish cricket “stunned and saddened” by Hughes’ tragic death.
# RIP
Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies in hospital after being struck on the head by a ball
The 25-year-old never regained consciousness after being struck on the head by a ball two days ago.
# Best wishes
Australian cricketer Phil Hughes in critical condition after freak head injury
The 25-year-old crashed to the ground unconscious after the heavy blow to the head while playing for South Australia.